Current Exhibit: Local Farms/Local Art
March 26 – June 3, 2013
Free, public reception: April 8th, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
This spring, Panzanella hosts our sixth Local Farms/Local Art Exhibit. Beginning in 2008, this annual juried exhibit was scheduled to coincide with the Piedmont Farm Tour, with the goal of exploring what North Carolina artists create when the inspiration is local farming. Farmers, farm families, crops, animals, landscapes, farm buildings and farm equipment are all possible subjects.
The current year-round art exhibit program in Panzanella was started in 2005. Its original goals were:
• to create a quality venue for local artists, many of whom do not have gallery representation.
• to delight Panzanella’s guests, and offer them a convenient and casual opportunity to become familiar with local artists and the range of their work.
• to expand Panzanella’s and Weaver Street Market’s local commitment to include visual arts.
Most of Panzanella’s display areas are large, and well-lit. The staff are enthusiastic about the artwork, making the restaurant a great setting for the public to encounter art, and a lighthearted place for artists to invite clients and friends.
(top right) Nerys Levy, “Bales, Hillsborough, NC,” mixed media watercolor
(middle left) Carroll Lassiter, “Clary Sage Edenton,” oil on panel
(bottom right) Lisa Goldstein, “Grazing,” acrylic on canvas