New Exhibits Opens Jan. 25 at The Art Gallery at Congdon Yards

The Art Gallery at Congdon Yards announces its newest exhibits – “A Place of Leaves and Earth” and the Annual High School Show. “A Place of Leaves and Earth” will be on display from January 25 – April 19.  A reception will be held Thursday, January 25 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The opening reception is free and open to the public.

“A Place of Leaves and Earth” showcases the work of award-winning artist Jessica Singerman. She earned her Bachelor of Arts with highest honors in 2002 from the College of William & Mary, and her Master of Fine Arts in 2004 from the University of Delaware while on a fellowship. Her award-winning paintings and drawings are exhibited and collected internationally. Singerman lives and works in Winston-Salem.

“Making my work and moving my body outside have always been the ways that I process things,” Singerman said. “The work in this exhibit is deeply personal, generated by the time I spend in nature alone and with family and friends. It is also born from the range of emotions I feel as I read the news and make my way through the world as a human. My grief and anger and fear over our changing environment and socio-political upheaval are filtered through the quiet meditative space I find when I’m moving through nature and is sublimated into the artwork.”

This exhibit is comprised of paintings, video, sound, sculpture, and installation made in the last five years, a culmination of ideas that have percolated over the last two decades. Singerman learned new techniques and ways to engage the senses.

“I hope you’ll experience this work through a poetic lens and allow yourself to be flooded with the sensations and memories this work evokes,” Singerman said.

“This exhibit will invite audiences to meditate on the myriad embodied responses, from the ecstatic to the profound, provoked by encounters with the beauty and power of the natural world,”

Emily Gerhold, Director of the Sechrest Gallery of Art and Assistant Professor of Art History at High Point University, stated.

The artwork can be purchased at the gallery. For more information about the artist, contact Singerman at 717-330-2071 or

TAG’s Annual High School Show features the work of students from 17 area schools. A variety of 2D and 3D art will be on display. An opening reception will be held Thursday, January 25 at 4:30 p.m. This exhibit will be displayed until Wednesday, March 27.

The schools participating are Ben L. Smith High School, Bishop McGuinness High School, Eastern Guilford High School, Grimsley High School, High Point Christian Academy, High Point Central High School, Northeast Guilford High School, Northwest Guilford High School, Penn Griffin School for the Arts, Ragsdale High School, Southern Guilford High School, Southeast Guilford High School, Southwest Guilford High School, Sylvia Mendez Newcomers School, Tri-City Christian Academy, Wesleyan Christian Academy and Westchester Country Day.

Meanwhile in the Garden
Meanwhile in the Garden by Jessica Singerman
Jessica Singerman
Jessica Singerman