Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Details Are Locked - Show is a Go

Email invitations just went out for the November show today. Hope you got yours. Come on out on Thursday, November 5, 2009 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm at South End Home, located at 1710 Camden Road. Many thanks to Frederick and Ron for hosting the show. If you can't make it on Thursday, come on out for the South End Gallery Crawl on Friday.

An added bonus this month will be regular gallery hours. South End Home is open Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 am - 5:30 pm and Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Their number is 704-332-5220, but feel free to email me to meet you there to see all of the art.

A View of South End Home

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pantone 278 is Back!

It's Been Too Long

After a two-month hiatus, Pantone 278 is recharged and ready to go. The Gallery will occupy be a brand new location, so be on the lookout for invitations that are going out on Tuesday for the November 5 opening. Like always, there will be an opening on Thursday night, followed by the South End Gallery Crawl on Friday night.

This month's show will feature two great new artists -- Ashlynn Browning and Dan Allegrucci --and one old but goodie -- Ash Lathe. In addition, after the Thursday/Friday opening, the art will remain on display in the new location for your viewing (and purchasing) pleasure.

Side note: South End is really becoming an art destination. Joie Lassiter has opened a new gallery called New South ( and Duy Huynh & Sandy Sneadare are opening Lark and Key ( This should really bolster the South End Gallery Crawl. DuggDugg ( and Charlotte Artery (, two community art groups, will also have shows at a great space owned by Greg Pappanastos in South End in October and November.

Ashlynn Browning

Ashlynn is a Charlotte native, a graduate of Meredith College and an MFA recipient from UNC-Greensboro. As a mixed media artist, Ashlynn's work centers on the one-dimensional line and the ability of this simple figure to convey emotion. Ashlynn was recently selected to present her work in Larry Elder's Carolina's Got Art exhibit, is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant and has exhibited at New York’s CUE Foundation and Lincoln Center. Ashlynn lives in Raleigh and is excited about returning to Charlotte to exhibit her recent works.

Dan Allegrucci

Dan was born in Fayetteville and now lives in Charlotte. He received his BFA with a concentration in printmaking from UNC-Charlotte and continued his studies at Wichita State. Dan's current work focuses on the the ways people create and use stories in making sense of their lives. Dan is interested in how these stories morph freely to meet the changing needs of those they serve. The result is often a disjointed hodgepodge of past and present symbols, characters and connections that might be perfectly functional to an insider, but quite bewildering to the uninitiated. Imagery of explosions and vanquished fighters speak of struggle, loss and the narratives we turn to for help in meeting these challenges, both as individuals and larger groups.

Ash Lathe

What more can I say? Ash was the first artist to exhibit with Pantone 278. He's been a resident and affiliate of the McColl Center for Visual Art and is now actively engaged, along with Dan, in the Charlotte Artery. Ash will present three of his ice/rain works. Here is a video on how some of them were made ( For this project, Ash built wooden machines that held a silkscreen above paper and placed them in the McColl Center's yard. The the rain or melting ice saturated the silkscreen and moistened the watercolor. When the water built up on the dense silkscreen, paint fell onto the paper beneath. Where it dropped was just natural random order. These works are part of Ash's efforts to let the watercolor flow naturally, a technique displayed in Ash's Wall series displayed in the Gallery's inaugural show.

Hope to see you all on November 5! Marc