Hollingsworth Gallery Welcomes Artists for Over Fourteen Years
(Brevard, NC) The Hollingsworth Gallery will host the exhibit Double Take through April 30 and for the first gallery walk of the season on Friday, April 26. The exhibit features work by photographers and painters and tell stories of similarities – whether in subject, color, or material. Each work is paired with a work of a similar nature or place or may even showcase a “duplicate” within the frame. The exhibit also celebrates April 20 – National Look Alike Day.
The gallery is housed in the hallway space between Main Street Ltd. and Quotations Coffee Café in the Hollingsworth Building on Main Street. The building opened in October 2003 with a retail store and coffee shop. Soon after the gallery was launched to showcase primarily emerging local artists.
Ann Hollingsworth is the proprietor and gives credit for the idea of a gallery to her friend, Jinks Ramsey. “We were at an open house for the building when Jinx said that the hallway area would be a great space to display art. Jinx was an Executive Director of the Arts Council and I thought it was a great idea.” Hollingsworth proceeded to research and invest in an art hanging system to allow for a professional display of diverse art. She says, “there was a lot of wall re-painting until we figured out what worked best for adhering pricing and artist information.”
This month begins the 14th season of the gallery walks in downtown Brevard. Hollingsworth was on the founding committee and has hosted exhibits monthly since its inception. She is delighted that the gallery has supported so many artists; several who have had a first exhibit there and then gone on to additional success in the art field.
As for the gallery walks – she says, “it’s a wonderful event with businesses and the artists coming together as a way to promote our local community and tourism”.
The artists participating in Double Take are: Donna Allstaedt (painting), Rick Sandford (photography), Bruce Siulinski (photography), Mark V’Soske (photography), Amanda Blake Willett (painting), Joshua Leland Yurges (painting/sculpture).
The exhibit is organized by Joan VanOrman Focused Marketing, providing marketing support for photographers and creative businesses. For more information visit www.joanvanorman.com.
The Hollingsworth Gallery showcases local and emerging artists. The gallery is located at 147 E. Main St.