Exhibit Features W.P. Artist Chase
The many talents of Whispering Pines artist Marion Cornet Chase will be on display at the Campbell House Galleries during the month of October.
The exhibit opens Friday, Oct. 6, with a reception to meet the artist from 6 to 8 p.m. The Country Club of Whispering Pines Art Class hosts the reception, which is free and open to the public.
The exhibit is on display through Oct. 30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays, and from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28 and 29.
The Campbell House Galleries are located at 482 East Connecticut Avenue, Southern Pines.
As a little girl, Chase designed, painted, and cut out paper clothing for her paper dolls. As a teen, she painted signs and pictures. And when she earned a bachelor's degree from Skidmore College and then a master's from University of Colorado, she was skilled at graphics and able to work proficiently in media such as oils, watercolor, acrylics, copper plate, stone, and clay.
Chase has studied with several nationally known sculptors and painters, and she has painted murals and taught sculpture and painting.
She also designed a number of sets for a well-known community theater in Chappaqua, N.Y.
Chase has a long career history in the arts that includes a number of solo and juried group shows; sales to many individuals and businesses; and gallery representations in Manhattan, West-chester County, Woodstock, and the Sandhills.
She was successful at selling stained-glass kaleidoscopes to gift shops throughout the country while simultaneously running her own gift shop and art gallery.
Chase and her husband retired to Whispering Pines where she promptly set up her own studio.
She has already had two successful shows at the Campbell House and one show at the Artist League of the Sandhills, where she has been a longstanding member.
Chase takes a break from golf in the winter to teach painting at the Country Club of Whispering Pines.
A prolific painter, she works with acrylics, watercolor, and oils. She tends to focus on realistic scenes from her travels in the United States and Europe, painting golf scenes and old barns with an occasional abstract thrown in to keep her loose and creative.
Chase's show at the Campbell House will reflect her production of garden and floral paintings over the last several years as well as her love for the architecture of old barns, many of which are disappearing from the countryside.
Chase has no philosophy of art to share but if you press her she says, "I prefer to let my paintings speak for themselves."
For more information about the October exhibit, contact the Arts Council of Moore County at 692-4356 or visit the Web site at www.artscouncil-moore.org.
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