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COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - The public is invited to a reception on Jan. 17 from 5-7 p.m. to mark the opening of a unique art exhibit at Southeastern Community College. The show features two and three-dimensional fiber and mixed-media installations by Emily Soldin Howard of Raleigh.
Incorporated into the work are photographs, letters, journals and recipes from the artist’s family members.
“Food and recipes are important in my work because of their connection to the past, and the memories they evoke by reading, creating or recreating them,” said Howard. “Our past will catch up to us in one way or another, and it is interesting to explore the path it takes to slip into our life.”
“Emily's work is rich with textures and the feeling of memories. Her colors and materials come from her garden and kitchen, things that are comforting and common to all of us,” said SCC Art Instructor September Krueger.
Howard shows her work both regionally and nationally. She is an adjunct faculty member at Meredith College, her alma mater, where she teaches fiber and foundations courses. She has also taught at the Art Institute in Durham. In 2011, Howard was awarded a residency at Artspace in Raleigh to create a new body of work.
The exhibit is currently on display and can be viewed through February 15, Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. The Upstairs Gallery is funded by the SCC Foundation.
For more information about the exhibit and the SCC Art Program, call September Krueger at (910) 642-7141, ext. 379 or email email@example.com.