Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fearrington Artist, Leslie Palmer invites you to a reception at the Carolina Brewery

“Conversations in Color— Two Approaches” is the name of a new exhibit featuring artists, Kathleen Jardine and Leslie Palmer, both members of the Chatham Artist Guild. Their work, at the Carolina Brewery and Grill in Pittsboro, can be viewed Oct. 1st through Nov. 27th with a meet-the-artists reception on Sunday, Nov. 6th, from 4 to 6 p.m. The public is invited.

The title, inspired by Jardine’s observation that although she and Palmer use dissimilar approaches in their art, they are both expressing feelings through color. Palmer agreed, “Showing together for me is uplifting, seeing it work, that we are both having conversations with the viewer and asking them to relate to our work on an emotional level is thrilling.” They agree on another point, neither feel the need to explain what a painting means. “A painting’s power”, according to Jardine, “is in its mystery and strangeness.” Jardine’s radiant realistic paintings present a chaos of details offering many possibilities of meanings. Palmer’s non-objective paintings are independent of visual and intellectual references. Both however, share a spiritual intelligence and beauty.

( is a non-profit organization of regionally and nationally recognized visual artists. Each year, Guild members open their studios to the public through the Chatham Open Studio Tour. Visitors travel throughout lovely rural Chatham County to meet artists in their own workspaces, and share their ideas on art and the creative process. The 19th Annual Open Studio will be held the first two weekends of December 2011.
Carolina Brewery ( a locally-owned brewery and restaurant, has drawn international attention for its handcrafted beers. Carolina Brewery is equally dedicated to food and its expanding menu, which raises the bar on traditional bar fare. The Chatham Brewery and Grill is located on route 15/501 just north of Pittsboro.
Image: Splendid Escape by Leslie Palmer

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