May 11th – May 11th, 2019
About Front Porch Art Walk:
Join us for a relaxed stroll around our historic Oakwood neighborhood. You will find porches full of upbeat art, pleasant company, restaurants and food trucks, and tantalizing conversation! This event will be the second Saturday of May, 10am – 5pm rain or shine.
This year Gallery C will be featuring two local artists; Lee Mims with her whimsical paintings and Richard Kane with sculptures made from woodturning.
“For me, whether I’m painting in the studio or outside painting en plein air, it’s all about creating a mood or a feeling and stirring big thoughts. I work exclusively in oils supported by canvas or linen and prefer to paint large pieces which are simple in concept, but intricate in design. My work is a melding of wildlife and contemporary art. I like the juxtaposition of the tightly rendered figure immersed in a sea of color and shapes suggestive of something timeless and vast. Hopefully I can bring the viewer to contemplate the boundlessness of nature, the beauty of each and every creature no matter how great or small, and give them the hope that beyond us there are worlds and worlds too numerous to count with wonders impossible to imagine.” -Lee Mims
Richard Kane is a retired physician who practiced urology for 35 years in Raleigh, North Carolina. After taking a course on woodturning at NC State University, he started using woodturning for his artistic expressions. Since then he has been developing new techniques and design ideas by working with nationally and internationally recognized master wood turners, including David Elsworth, Alan Lacer, Steven Hatcher, and Malcolm Tibbets. Richard’s turned pieces include bowls, hollow forms, vases, wave form designs, semi-precious stone inlay, and segmented techniques. His studio is in his home in Raleigh, NC.