Last night I went to see the show at the RAG- in Asheboro.
I was not disappointed. It was so full of life and color.
Hat and Cori outdid themselves.
Their combined -individual art- played off each other, like a sunrise.
Lots of burst of color and life everywhere.
You should take the time to see this show.
And- like an idiot- I forgot the camera.
I'll get back with a picture.
The Randolph Arts Guild is proud to present an exhibition of the work of HAT (Harriet Ann Thompson) and Cori Cagle in the Sara Smith Self Gallery beginning September 1st and continuing through September 25th. Gallery hours are 10-5, Monday through Friday and 10-2 on Saturdays. “Color Unleashed” is what the Guild calls the show in that both HAT, a potter, and Cori, a painter, don’t hold back when it comes to brilliance of hue.
HAT is from Charlotte but is a frequent visitor to Asheboro and Seagrove. She is a graduate of the prestigious New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred, NY. She is well known to a broad segment of North Carolina and regional potters. Her cheerful, whimsical bowls, plates and platters brightly depicting frogs, lizards and other animals are collected by many people in our area. One special feature of her work is that the bottoms of the pieces are about as much fun as the tops.
Cori Cagle is the art teacher at Hopewell Elementary School in Trinity, NC. She gives of her knowledge to her students as if it is a cup of water. She, too, while possessing an entirely different sense of style, presents colorful, freely imaginative work. One of her recent influences is the work of Austrian architect and painter Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Cori is a lifelong resident of Randolph County.