The Stokes County Arts Council is pleased to announce the opening of the “Forsyth Tech Community College Fine Arts Faculty and Alumni Art Exhibition” in the Apple Gallery. A reception is scheduled for Friday, March 3, 2023 from 6:30pm-8:00pm at the Stokes County Arts Council 500 Main Street Danbury, NC.

This exhibit includes approximately 50 original works including sculpture, drawing, paintings, and more. Artists in the exhibit include Strazzinski, Lilli Castaldo, Matt Flowers, Juie Rattley, Epiphany Knedler, Celia Castaldo, Jason Lancaster, Jamy Gearhart, Nicole Uzzell, Cecilia Wright, Maria Robinson, and Melissa Smedley.

Dr. Cristy Lynn Brown, Professor & Instructional Coordinator of Fine Arts in the Transfer Excellence & Success Division at Forsyth Technical Community College was the coordinator of this collaboration and exhibit and worked closely with our Visual Arts Chair. Professor Jason Lancaster joined Dr. Brown in the gallery with his Visual Art Portfolio students to install the show. Professor Lancaster used this exhibit as a teaching model to give art students experience in planning for an exhibit and making connections within the art community.

“This collection of work highlights the breadth of interests and flexibility cultivated within Forsyth Tech’s AFA program,” shared Lancaster. “We love getting a chance to show the work done by our students, past and present, and being able to demonstrate some of the strengths of our faculty in the same space creates a very interesting dialogue through the work.” For more information on the Associate of Fine Arts program at Forsyth Technical Community College, visit

This exhibit will be on display February 16-March 31, 2023 the Apple Gallery. The Stokes County Arts Council is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm, Saturday, 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m. and Sunday 12:00pm-5:00pm. For additional information about the exhibit, please contact the Stokes County Arts Council at (336) 593-8159.