Kerry Leon Sturdivant featured in The Apple Gallery

The Stokes County Arts Council welcomes Kerry Leon Sturdivant to The Apple Gallery, 500 Main Street, Danbury. His exhibit, featuring works in oil, will be on display throughout the month of February.

In 1989, while painting and drawing, Sturdivant felt an urgent need to express what he saw as issues important in life. Self-taught with much desire, progress was made but he discovered that the techniques of Commercial Art would increase his artistic ability. He then enrolled in Phillips Jr. College and was introduced to the techniques and insight of Mr. Lemuel Johnson.

“Mr. Johnson relayed these techniques to me, which was a fascinating adventure and learning process for me. I have never shown my work in galleries, but have sold privately. In the span of 31 years my paintings are currently displayed in churches, camps, and private homes,” said Sturdivant.

After graduating from Phillips Jr. College, Sturdivant became an Entrepreneur and started his own sign and graphics business under the name of Leon’s Custom Signs & Designs, located in Winston Salem.

A sample of clients include Bethania Mill and Village Shoppes, City of Winston-Salem, WSSU, Delta Arts Center, Nationwide Insurance, Smitty’s Apples, Stokesdale Church of God Family Outreach, and Woodchucks Custom Designs and Crafts.

An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, February 7th from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.  Meet the artist and enjoy light hors ‘devours and music by the Baileytown Christian Church Senior Choir and the Gospel Intruders.  The reception is free and open to the public.