Salon Moxie Hosts “Pick Flowers, Not Fights”

April 24, 2008 (RALEIGH, NC) — “Pick Flowers, Not Fights,” a collection of mixed-media works by emerging Raleigh artist Jennifer Machuca, will be on display in Salon Moxie from May 1 until June 30 as part of the North Raleigh hair salon’s on-going revolving art exhibits.

Machuca studied art at Louisburg College and East Carolina University. The inspiration for her bold, vibrant paintings comes from “street graffiti, bright colors, and flower patterns,” she says, and by studying the works of “numerous pop culture artists, such as Blu, Aaron Kraten, David Flores, and Miss Van.”

Recently, her work has been shown in Raleigh at Lilly’s Pizza on Glenwood Avenue, White Collar Crime on Davie Street, and the Colony Theater on Six Forks Road.

Salon Moxie is a new concept from Jack and Joelle Ray, owners of the more upscale Samuel Cole Salon on Newton Road, Raleigh, that fills the void between budget salons and the more expensive destinations, and gives its “rising star” stylists an environment in which to enhance their skills. The salon’s revolving art exhibits are “a way to connect our emerging artists at Moxie with other emerging artists in the area,” Joelle said. “We are excited to offer our support to the North Carolina arts community.”

Salon Moxie is located at 6191-122 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. For more information, including business hours, visit or call 919-850-0721.


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