Coachlight Cafe Hosts Art and Jazz Event
Keri Morris and the staff at Coachlight Caf and Wine Bar on Pennsylvania Avenue in Southern Pines will host an art and jazz event on Friday, Nov. 17, and Saturday, Nov. 18.
The artists displaying their work are Warren Lewis, photography; Sally Larson and Mo McKenzie of Fireshadow Pottery; Dana Preshous, paintings; and Marie Travisano, paintings.
"Horn of Plenty of Jazz" will begin on Friday, Nov. 17, 4 to 6 p.m., with an open cash bar, hors 'douvres, and a live jazz musician performing until 9 p.m.
About the Artists
Dana Preshous was born in Gilton Keynes, England, where she studied art and design. After finishing her courses, she traveled to Japan, stayed for several months and found most of her spiritual inspiration.
She returned to England, based herself in London, traveled back and forth to different parts of Europe. Arriving in the United States in 1999, she now calls North Carolina her home.
Preshous best describes her art as a spiritual connection to oneself and the universe portrayed in an intimate expression of self-awareness.
Sally Larsen and Mo McKenzie at Fireshadow Pottery in Eagle Springs, describe their pottery as "a blend of oriental and southwestern styles". Their showroom bursts with color from blood reds to summer greens and a signature glaze they call "Canyon Glow" -- toasty browns, burgundies and turquoise.
"My first memory of photography was when I was six," says Warren Lewis. "My uncle Don lived on the upper west side of Manhattan. Half of his apartment was his studio, filled with lights, tripods and shiny Hasselblads! I was hooked. For my birthday that year I got, from Willoughby Peerless, a camera/darkroom kit.
"In junior high school, I was a bit shy. At the same time, I wanted to be involved. With the help of my Dad's Pentex Spotmatic, I rediscovered photography. High school went to college and college went to life. Photography went to the wayside. Once again, a camera and I were destined to find each other. Marianne and I backpacked around the world, and I shot as we went.
"The birth of our son has rekindled my love of the art, and I think I'll stick with it this time."
Marie Travisano, a local artist, is known for her free-flowing style and an exciting sense of color. Her art may be seen at the Campbell House Galleries, Hollyhock Gallery and many private collections.
At Coachlight Caf, she will be showing many miniature and small paintings, in addition to Christmas note cards printed from original paintings. Each year, she creates a new one.
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