Mind the Gap: Works by Grayson Bowen–in the Nicholson Gallery


























Grayson Bowen earned his MFA with a focus on painting and drawing from Western Carolina University.  He started to study fine art while earning his BFA at School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.  Grayson grew up in the suburbs of New York City and developed an interest in visual arts by frequenting museums and galleries throughout his youth.  While Grayson’s art is heavily inspired by the likes of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Karrel Appel, Robert Rauschenberg, and other expressionists; he also pays homage to urban street culture and jazz music.  Grayson intends his work to be a direct communication of emotion to the viewer, and finds this to be uniquely possible in painting as visual art goes beyond words.


Opening Reception: Friday, January 9th, 6-8pm in the Nicholson Gallery, in conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk. The exhibit will be on display January 5th-31st.



January’s Emerging Artist, Amanda Charest–in The ArtsCenter’s Corridor

EAS_Amanda Charest

“My work is a reflection of me; very eclectic with little theme.

I prefer watercolor with additional gouache & ink. I also enjoy working in acrylic.

The addition of gears and mathematics in some of my work is a fascination for me. The intricate character of a subject with absolutes combined with painting, which seldom has any definitive qualities whatsoever, is a very interesting marriage. Some things in nature, however, are beautiful the way they are and require no modifications, except those that occur from our own perceptions.

I hope you enjoy my collection as much as I have enjoyed sharing it with you.”


Opening Reception: Friday, January 9th, 6-8pm in the Nicholson Gallery, in conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk. The exhibit will be on display January 5th-31st.



If you are interested in exhibiting in the Nicholson Gallery at The ArtsCenter, click here for an application. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis for the Nicholson Gallery. Applications for the Emerging Artist Series will be accepted during select periods. The ArtsCenter will be accepting EAS applications again in the Spring 2015. For more information, contact the Gallery Coordinator Heather Gerni at hgerni@artscenterlive.org.



  • Annual ArtsCenter Exhibits:

    • Student Exhibit (March)
    • Community Photo Contest (May)
    • Instructor Exhibit (September)
    • Community Art Exhibit (December)



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