Stokes County Arts Council welcomes artists Timothy Porter and David Kirkland
to the Apple Gallery for a joint exhibition featuring works in acrylic,
watercolor, charcoal and ceramics. An
opening reception will be held in their honor on Friday, February 8, 2019, 5:30
p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Apple Gallery, Stokes County Arts Council, 500 N. Main
Street, Danbury, North Carolina. The
public is invited to enjoy refreshments, talk with the artists and view this
exhibit of beautiful paintings and ceramics.
Kirkland is a native of Stokes County and South Stokes High School graduate. He
studied graphic art and advertising at the Art Institute of Philadelphia and
enjoyed a career in graphic arts and advertising before deciding to change
course and start a career in education. He received a bachelor’s degree in
elementary education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro,
Master’s Degree in School Administration from the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill, Education Specialist Degree from Gardner Webb University and is
working toward a Doctorate at Gardner Webb University. He recently relocated to
Wilmington, NC where he is the Principal at Cape Fear Elementary School.
David continues to enjoy serving and lifting others in education, he still
finds some to take on free-lance art jobs and exercise his creativity in
painting. His love for art is broad and extends beyond literal meaning. Most of
the pieces on display are acrylic and watercolor mediums and contain texture
and vibrant colors symbolic of nature.
Stokes County native, Timothy Porter has been focusing on his art for more than
30 years. While being naturally artistically talented at an early age, Timothy
L. Porter officially honed his skills and completed his Bachelors of Fine Arts
degree at the prestigious Atlanta College of Art, which has since merged with
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).
he absorbed the acute attention to detail associated with
sculpture, ceramics, painting, photography and digital arts.
2015 he began working with watercolors. His work has been exhibited in
local and regional shows and galleries where he has won awards. He’s had
some one-day watercolor workshops at this home studio.
watercolors are uniquely realistic, while having a feeling of you’ve been there
as a child type feeling. He does this by using bright colors to catch the
viewer’s eye, from vivid foliage and floral, mountain scenes and farm
scenes. He creates rich earth toned abstracts with a blending effect with
his watercolors and the paper, he allows the watercolor paint and paper to
really do what they were meant to do. He is also a ceramic artist and he
alternates between ceramics and painting throughout the seasons.
For additional information about the exhibit, please contact the Stokes County Arts Council at (336) 593-8159.