Approaching a Decade at GreenHill

October 17th was my ninth work anniversary at GreenHill. This passing of time seemed like a blink of an eye. Where did the time go, and do I have still have energy, creativity, and vision to take me past my first decade as the executive director are questions I have been pondering. Should there be a mandatory tenure for executive directors? Research says average stay for an ED is about six years, so I have passed the average—what does that mean for me? In asking myself to reaffirm my commitment to GreenHill (something I believe everyone should do regardless of their position), I have looked back over my years, celebrated what I have accomplished, and looked forward to what will come ...

Winter Show Curator Pick #7
Approaching a Decade at GreenHill

After studying at the San Francisco Art Institute David Molesky traveled to Iceland and Norway to apprentice with painter Odd Nerdrum.  Molesky’s oil entitled Geysir, Norway evokes a mythical terrain with giant plumes of vapor rising above a plane where small figures approach the spectacle.   Molesky’s works are on view for the first time in Winter Show.  His representational paintings have been featured in many museum exhibitions including the Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland; Pasinger Fabrik, Germany; Casa Dell’Architettura, Italy; and Telemarksgaleriet, Norway and are in the permanent collection of the Long Beach Museum of Art UPCOMING WINTER ...

Winter Show Curator Pick #5
Approaching a Decade at GreenHill

Before Hurricane Florence inundated her hometown of New Bern, Donna Nyzio traveled to Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania to paint at the Kuerner Farm a national historic landmark deeply connected to the life and works of Andrew Wyeth. The four oil on panel paintings by Nyzio in Winter Show inspired by the place where Wyeth produced over one-third of his works is an homage and a meditation on the American Master.  In this view of the farm owned by Wyeth’s German neighbors' elements of the sparse landscape and farmhouse all are invested with significance – from the windows which appear inhabited to the front porch with its iconic flower pot which awaits the arrival of the artist at ...

Winter Show Curator Pick #4
Approaching a Decade at GreenHill

“John Geci prefers to think of glass as static motion. His simple yet distinctive vases illuminate the tension between dynamic and static, even bridging the gap between the two. Through “using primarily transparent colors and a few well-placed stripes,” Geci writes that his “pieces highlight the material’s transparency, fluidity, and potential for brilliant coloration.” Geci is a returning Winter Show artist and his works are available regularly in the shop.  Examples of his new Merleto vessels will be showcased in Winter Show. John Geci lives in Western North Carolina with his wife potter Courtney Martin near The Penland School of Crafts. He ...

Winter Show Curator Pick #3
Approaching a Decade at GreenHill

Before attending UNCG where he received his MFA, Juie Rattley III grew up in Columbus County watching his father restore classic cars. The long hours his dad spent working on his prized 1962 Chevy Impala are images Ratley has channeled into his latest series of paintings:  “Some of my fondest memories of the 1962 Chevy Impala was of my father working on it day and night, the completion of the project, and the weekend cruising.”  Rattley’s vivid palette and method of applying pure pigments directly to the ground celebrates the parallels between his painting process and his father’s passion for cars.  “My love for these classic vehicles continued ...