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Save the date! Join us for the 2015 Through Women’s Eyes, By Women’s Hands Art Exhibition and Sale. Mark your calendar for March 6, 2015 at the Top of the Hill Great Room. This year’s show will feature 5″ x 7″ anonymous mini-masterpieces by new and seasoned women artists from North Carolina. We will have a live auction featuring Kristen Dill, Frank Penta, Carol Retsch-Bogart and Barbara Tyroler.

6:00 – 7:00Private Sponsors Reception will include music, appetizers, champagne, and first chance to buy art!
7:00 – 10:00 – Cocktail Reception features music and dancing,  dessert from fabulous women chefs, and raffle items.

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Questions about the art show? Contact Ilyasah N. Shabazz, Development and Marketing Coordinator.

Featured Live Auction Artists
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Kristen Dill
Kristen Dill uses oil and watercolor paint to capture the ephemeral quality of nature and to make it a shared visual experience. Focusing mostly on organic shapes, Dill layers vibrant color to intensify the viewer’s awareness. In the course of dealing with a chronic illness, Dill finds the creative process regenerative. Dill paints in response either to a visual stimulus, such as a unique color or shape, or to an emotion. The process of painting develops and crystallizes my own insights. After graduation, Dill lived in Maine for five years. Since then, she has lived and worked in Dallas, TX, Memphis, TN, and now Raleigh, NC. In the summer, home is Moose Pond in Bridgton, ME where an old screen porch serves as her studio.

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Frank Penta
Past president of the Woodturners Guild of North Carolina, Penta has been involved in woodworking throughout his life, since 1977 he has focused specifically on woodturning. His work integrates function and aesthetics with fine detailing and finishing to enhance the natural beauty of the wood. Penta’s one of-a-kind designs are exhibited in private collections and sold through museums and galleries. Penta’s professional experience in education is reflected in his teaching ability and the high quality of his woodturning classes, demonstrations and instructional materials. His work has been featured in American Woodturner magazine and he is co-author of the book Woodturning Tools, Techniques and Projects.

Retsch Bogart - Going in Different DirectionsGoing in Different Directions
Carol Retsch-Bogart
Carol Retsch-Bogart is a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has worked for 28 years in the Duke Counseling program for Faculty and Staff.  Until recently she also had a private therapy practice but closed it to devote more time to art.  She sees a surprising link between her work as a psychotherapist and as an artist.  Key to both is the appreciation of the many layers of life.  People’s lives are textured by their past, present, and future with all the complicated nuances of feelings, experiences, hopes and fears.  Carol loves to layer – utilizing beeswax, paints, collage, just about everything.  She loves to add and also to scrape away – revealing history and texture.  Carol has come to appreciate the “happy accidents” of torn paper, spilled paint, even burned edges.  As with her work with clients – the surprising elements become integrated into the whole.

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Barbara Tyroler
With an M.F.A. in digital art and M.Ed. in education, Barbara Tyroler uses photography in collaborative multi-media art projects that address social and cultural issues. She currently teaches an independent masters level photography class and offers workshops with Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies. She provides presentations and workshops on blending creativity, family, and career to schools, arts organizations, and businesses. In 2014, she received the Arts and Humanities award from the North Carolina Recreation and Park Association for a prestigious public arts commission, Rockin the Spectrum, a series of portraits of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder as they learn to navigate and trust the water. She creates unique portraits on commission. Her art may be purchased through the FRANK gallery in Chapel Hill or on her website.