On March 6th, join the Stokes County Arts Council for a gallery opening and reception for artists Anne-Gaillard Duddy and Bruce Burgess at the Apple Gallery, 500 Main St, in Danbury. The exhibit will feature Duddy’s work with porcelain clay and paintings by Burgess.
Duddy hails from Charleston, South Carolina, and her work continues to be influenced by the marine life and beaches she grew up surrounded by, where she found her passion for creating art from clay. “Being able to learn and pursue ceramics as a profession has been such a blessing of the Lord,” Anne said. Duddy graduated from Winthrop University in 2006 with a BFA in ceramics and later earned her MFA in ceramics from Radford University in 2012. When she is not working with clay, she enjoys baking, traveling, and spending time with her daughters.
Working in a different medium, Bruce Burgess brings a painting to life by capturing the feelings of an experience and sharing them with others. Bruce works with multiple mediums, but primarily with oil and acrylic paints, watercolor, charcoal, graphite and pen. Burgess was trained in illustration and communication art and design at Virginia Commonwealth University. His work “spans from fine art realism to visionary painting, large scale murals, and illustrative commissions.” Many of his current paintings and drawings are created “en plein air,” or rendered from life.
An opening reception and artist meet and greet with Duddy and Burgess will be held at the Apple Gallery, on March 6th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. The reception is free and open to the public. The exhibit will run from March 2nd until March 30th. For more information, visit www.stokesarts.org or call 336-593-8159.