“Traveling Light” A Collaborative Exhibit by Gale Smith & Alice Blake Powell
November 2 - 24, 2018
Friday, November 2, 6-8pm - Opening Reception
Friday, November 23, 6-9pm - Closing Reception & Fourth Friday
Gale Smith “Raspberry in Blueberry Swirl” Woven Copper, 20.5 ” x 29″
Join us for the new exhibit, “Traveling Light,” and a collaboration between artist, Gale Smith, and fashion designer, Alice Blake Powell. “Traveling Light” is an exhibition of both hard and soft materials, light, movement, color and structure. Fashion designer, Alice Blake Powell and artist, Gale Smith have collaborated to bring new “out of the box” ideas to this exhibit.
Gale Smith weaves RGB LED fiber optic fibers into several of her woven copper pieces that emit light into the design. Along with the fiber optics, she uses color to express the light and movement into her sculptural pieces. Alice Blake Powell has created a series of clothing pieces using recycled materials along with new materials. This up cycled fashion is easy to travel with and reflects light through illumination and creates a feeling of buoyancy. Gale will be donating a portion of proceeds from sales to The Arts Council of Wilmington and Alice will be donating to Dreams of Wilmington.
The opening reception will be held on Friday, November 2nd from 6-8pm. Visit with the artists and enjoy refreshments with live music. The exhibit will be shown in conjunction with the “Thirteenth Grade” Art Exhibit located in Gallery 2.
About Gale Smith
Gale Smith is an award winning artist, living and working in Wilmington, NC, with her works exhibited in galleries, private collections and corporate installations. Her newest interest is working with copper. As a plein air painter, she began using copper panels as her canvas and loved how the copper made her colors warm and vibrant. She experiments with different gauges of copper and mediums and discovered that inks and oils on copper made colors radiate vibrantly. Gale will be donating a portion of proceeds from sales to The Arts Council of Wilmington.
About Alice Blake Powell
Alice Blake Powell currently resides in Wilmington, NC where she has worked in the film industry for nearly 25 years. Her resume includes over 40 television and major motion picture film productions such as Dawson’s Creek, One Tree Hill, Good Behavior, The Secret Life of Bee’s, Secretariat and Iron Man 3 to name a few. When Alice is not working film, she promotes her business “By the Hands” producing charity fashion shows and designing for local artist. Alice will be donating a portion of proceeds from sales to Dreams of Wilmington.