TAG Opens New Exhibits

TAG in the News
August 4, 2023

Creativity + Community

The Art Gallery at Congdon Yards announces its newest exhibits – “THREE” and “Artists Who Teach.” These exhibits will be on display from August 17 – October 20. A reception will be held Thursday, September 28 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

“THREE” features the artwork of three female artists from Greensboro – Agnes Preston-Brame, Adele Wayman and Sallie White. The three painters are friends and are delighted to be showing their artwork together. Each woman is well-versed in the tradition and history of painting and has dedicated years to developing and transforming their art to create significant and substantial bodies of work. 

Preston-Brame, born and raised in Budapest, Hungary, worked as a freelance textile and interior designer. In her artwork, she uses acrylic, oil, pen and ink, and charcoal. Brame paints people, creating mysterious groupings of abstracted figures, that without being specific, convey feeling and psychological intensity with color, pose and the way figures interact with each other.

“If my gestural technique, my colors, subject matter or an element of surprise draws such interest from the viewer that he/she will want to take second glances at the painting, I have achieved something,” Preston-Brame said.

Wayman grew up in Greensboro and was a Hege Professor of Art at Guilford College for 40 years. Wayman’s landscapes celebrate particular places, seasons and times of day, yet areas of painted light and color interaction interest her as much as representing trees or light or water.  

“More and more my images are about how to capture light in paint, to create pleasure in viewing the glow and sparkle, and to evoke the many metaphors and meanings light has for humans,” Wayman said.

White, a military brat grew up traveling the world and soaking up the colors and textures of some very exotic geography. She works primarily with water-based and organic materials. Each of White’s large paintings creates a world of its own, where form, gesture and mark-making collide, inviting and making space for the viewer’s own personal narrative.

“All of life’s mysteries find expression in my work…beauty, pain, joy and madness,” White said. “I aim to make space for the viewer’s own story to take over, sparked, but not informed, by my own. It seems to me that all paths intersect in some way, real or abstract. Our willingness to explore those places of connection is where we find truth.”

The second exhibit, “Artists Who Teach,” will feature the 2D and 3D artworks of area art teachers. Some of the items will be available for purchase.

The participants include:
Shannon Ashley, Kiser Middle School; Victoria Bailess, Westchester Country Day School; Jessamyn Bailey, High Point Central High School; Leigh Blanchard, Wheatmore Middle School; Dorinda Carver, Western Guilford Middle School; Jennifer Creef, Jamestown Middle School; Kim Davis, Bishop McGuiness Catholic High School; Page Gleeson, Southwest Guilford Middle School; Gayle Hice, The Piedmont School; Angela Holt, Sumner Elementary School; Tara Kecki, Union Hill Elementary School; Erin Lake, Pilot Elementary School; Tammy Larrick, Millis Road Elementary; Terri Millard, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School; Kathleen Parker, High Point Central School; Jennifer Pfeiffer, Ragsdale High School; and Aleshia Taylor, Montilieu Elementary School.

The reception is free and open to the public. TAG is open Monday – Friday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information visit their website at www.tagart.org.

The Art Gallery at Congdon Yards (TAG) provides visual art exhibits and educational experiences to enrich the entire community. TAG presents exhibitions yearly featuring solo and group shows. TAG also offers a variety art classes and summer camps.