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The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR
Mixed Media Artwork by Diane House and Shannon Bourne
Opening Fourth Friday Reception: December 27, 6PM-9PM
Final Fourth Friday Reception: January 24, 6PM-9PM
Regular gallery viewing hours: Monday-Friday, 10AM - 4PM.
This show will close on Friday, February 7th.
Join us on December 27th for the Opening Reception - meet the artists, enjoy wine and light refreshments and view "Interconnections", featuring a range of stunning work from local artists Diane House and Shannon Bourne.
About the Artists:
Shannon Bourne: As a native of the North Carolina coast, Shannon Bourne’s personal and artistic history has been profoundly shaped by the delicate ecosystem found throughout the regions of the Cape Fear and Outer Banks. Beautifully complex and constantly changing, the diversity of life found in and along the waters edge have continued to intrigue her and serve as artistic inspiration.
Bourne primarily works with techniques that include etching, monotype, and relief. Through the diverse mediums of printmaking, as well as book art techniques, she is able to intricately study the relationships that exist between coastal inhabitants and the larger environments in which they live. Currently, Bourne is working as a graphic designer for the film and television industry. She received her Bachelor of Arts from UNCW and her Masters of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, California.
Diane Hause: A native of New York, Diane Hause, moved to Wilmington almost 40 years ago. She graduated from UNCW in 1978 with her B.F.A. in painting. She taught painting at Cape Fear Community College but left North Carolina in 1979 to travel. She went on to receive her M.F.A in painting from UC-Santa Barbara. Since graduate school, Hause has lived and taught in Baltimore, Tampa, and Atlanta. She returned to North Carolina in 2010. During her 15 years in Atlanta, Hause was the founder, owner, and operator of the prominent gallery 3TEN HAUSTUDIO. The gallery was a vital part of the rejuvenation of the Castleberry Hill district in Atlanta and the district's emergence as a nationally respected arts district.
Hause currently lives in Ivanhoe on the Black River in Bladen county. She operates 2TEN HAUSTUDIO. As an artist, Diane Hause enjoys using her space as a working studio but also as a space to host group exhibitions. Ms. Hause has hosted numerous exhibitions that have included many Wilmington artists along with artists from other regions. An upcoming exhibit, “NC Artist Self-Portraits” is scheduled for April 2014 and will include 30 NC artists. Artists will submit not only their self-portraits for display but will also be part of the global “Inside Out Project” (www.insideoutproject.com), which will present black and white photo enlargements on trees surrounding the gallery.
About the Gallery:
MC Erny was a devoted friend of WHQR from its earliest days. An accomplished actress and great party host, she was always generous with her time, financial support, and affection for the staff. She worked as a supervisor during many fundraisers and was a weekly presence at the front desk. MC was kind, gracious, elegant, witty and fun to be with. Our gallery space has been named in her honor.
The MC Erny Gallery is located in WHQR's studio in The Warwick Building at 254 N. Front Street, downtown Wilmington. Call WHQR at (910) 343-1640 for more information. The Gallery is open Monday - Friday from 10am - 4pm and during Fourth Friday Receptions.
[Artwork in slideshow, from left to right: "Quest for The Echo's Source" by Diane Hause, "Breakwater" by Shannon Bourne, “As the Crow Flies” by Diane Hause, "Actinaria" by Shannon Bourne, "The Same Sky, The Same Moon, Even Over Istanbul" by Diane Hause, "Pelagic" by Shannon Bourne]