Kimberly Alvis To Present New Works at Carrboro Town Hall

"Ruins at Ephesus"
October 27, 2008 (CHAPEL HILL, NC) – Award-winning fine artist Kimberly Alvis of Chapel Hill, NC, and the Town of Carrboro will present an exhibition of the artist’s most recent work in the Carrboro Town Hall on West Main Street from November 3 through December. A reception for the artist will be held November 14 during the town’s Second Friday Artwalk.

Alvis is an accomplished artist represented in the Triangle area by Somerhill Gallery in Durham.

According to Somerhill director Joseph Rowand, Kimberly Alvis’ work exhibits “a style reminiscent of the 17th century Dutch and Spanish masters. We encounter with Kim’s work an artist who celebrates the past, deploying paint and light to exquisitely delineate her own compositions.” Rowand considers the artist’s work “her own fresh masterpieces.”

Alvis uses traveling to inspire her prolific body of representational paintings. She’s been to Europe many times on quests for subject matter. Most recently, she journeyed to Sedona, Arizona.

The predominately oil-on-linen pieces included in the Carrboro show retell elements of the landscape that captivated her in the various places where she has traveled.

“I take every opportunity I can to travel,” Alvis explained. “I do watercolor sketches on site, or photographs, then recreate them in oil back in my studio. It’s important for me to actually see what I’m painting myself originally – not just to rely on someone else’s images. Otherwise there is a big gap in the information I have to work with.”

Originally from Staten Island, New York, Kimberly Alvis has exhibited her work nationally at such venues as The Art Students League, The Salmagundi Club and the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, all in New York City, and the Huntsman Fine Arts Gallery in Aspen, Colorado.

Alvis’ representational art has received numerous awards, including Best In Show two years in a row from The Arts Students League Annual Student Exhibition in New York City.

For more information and to see more of the artist’s work, visit http://www.alvisart.com.

Carrboro Town Hall on West Main Street and the Century Center, a meeting an events center on North Greensboro Street, regularly host art exhibits featuring local and international artists through the efforts of the Carrboro Art Committee. Artists are invited to submit their work for review by the Arts Committee for display in public buildings for specified exhibits.

For more information on the Committee’s mission, go to http://www.townofcarrboro.org/Art/.

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