Current Exhibit: Tina Duncan
Please welcome local painter, Tina Duncan. She has painted 17 waterfalls of Western North Carolina and they are all being featured in Grace Gallery.
After two decades of single parenting, I returned to college at Western Carolina University to finish my fine art degree. Graduating in 1988 with honors, I met and married another middle age student. After moving to Henderson County, we bought mountain woodland, designed and built our energy efficient home. Since retiring from the library, I’ve strived to improve my art with self challenges and painting workshops. These include Scientific Illustration with Smithsonian’s head illustrator, Oil painting with both Sarah Sneeden and Richard Nelson, and intensive study of Richard Schmid’s book “Alla Prima- Everything I Know About Painting.” The many awards I’ve won the past 10 years affirm my commitment to keep improving. Currently I am working on a series of NC waterfalls. I am free to paint what I love: clean water, my garden flowers, wildlife and North Carolina Mountains.
Curious about the story behind the history of exhibitions?
The Gallery at Grace Centre uniquely features the work of artists in western North Carolina. The Gallery, which is owned and supported by Grace Mills River, is designed to help establish the work of new and emerging artists.
Displaying art through more than 1,000 square feet of beautifully lit wall space, Grace Mills River’s vision and desire is to build relationships with artists in the community by recognizing and encouraging the essential role art plays in our unique culture. We care deeply about the art and the artist.
For more than a decade, Grace Mills River has displayed the work of hundreds of local artists across a wide range of media. In addition to solo and group shows, we also exhibit an annual fine art juried show.
We try to make the artist’s experience as seamless and convenient as possible. Once a work (or exhibition) is selected, the artist is invited to an opening reception hosted by Grace Mills River and attended by many from our community. We also promote the events through our website, bulletins, and email updates. Because Grace Centre is also the home of Grace Mills River, the gallery generates a good deal of traffic -- as many as 600 people view an exhibition each week.
Grace Mills River is delighted to welcome artists from the greater WNC community to show their work in the gallery. Artwork and artist statements in Grace Centre Gallery do not necessarily represent the values and beliefs of Grace Mills River.