theArtWorks™

theArtWorks™ houses  a 7K square foot gallery, artists studios, coffee shop, wifi, and more.  The gallery gives artists a place to work their work, the community an event venue.  Studios include workspace, individual galleries and shop.  Meeting and classrooms are also available. And of course, the coffee shop and wifi enhances space for conversations, meetings, and social interaction.

 

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4th Friday ART Gallery Night 6-9PM

FEATURING: Judy Pawinski, Painter,

Art Teacher, Bob Ross Certified www.facebook.com/JudysStudioattheArtWorks 

PERFORMING: Doug Utton,  Song writer, Guitarist www.reverbnation.com/dougutton

Fourth Friday Gallery Nights are free monthly events where downtown area galleries, studios and art spaces open their doors to the public in an after-hours celebration of art and culture. Taking place from 6:00-9:00 p.m. on the fourth Friday of each month, the self-guided tours have made the downtown area downtown Wilmington a popular destination for art lovers.

The ArtWorks™ is planned art village providing art studios, gallery space, and an event venue-- fostering a creative environment for artists, educational opportunities, and enhancement of the Wilmington community. Once part of the original Block Shirt factory, the ArtWorks™ on Willard Street, is central to the developing district between South Front Street and Third Street, now known as the Cape Fear Historic Byway;  Near Greenfield Lake.

Judy Pawinski trading in her nurse’s hat for a painter’s cap began five years ago--- She has been in the nursing profession for the past 47 years and now is semi-retired working average 20 hours a week specializing in the care of patients with kidney failure-     It was by chance that the artist that was hidden within Judy emerged---Judy has always enjoyed watching the Bob Ross TV productions, amazed that a picture could be painted  in 30 minutes and thought to herself “that looks like fun”  However working full-time, busy with her family and other hobbies, Judy really did not take any action—Then five years ago, viewing  another episode of Bob Ross, she did write down the 800 #-  but as fate would have it,  Brunswick Community College was having  non-credit art lessons--- Judy signed up and brought her pencil/paper to class,  to find that she was the only novice in the class--- She was clueless to art terminology, what kind of medium, what kind of brushes and the list got longer and how to start a basic painting--- It was decided by the instructor to use acrylic paints, the art supply list was given--- Judy returned the next week, full of excitement and the rest is history---  Judy took lessons from Ron Williams, attended the Bob Ross program in Florida and is a certified Bob Ross instructor—She attends different workshops that are offered in the community---Judy gives painting lessons. She is  a member of the Artist Association of Southport, located at the Franklin Gallery and member of the Brunswick Arts Council---Judy enjoys participating in the various juried art shows---       As an artist, Judys dreams were realized when she read in the paper about theArtWorks™ in Wilmington North Carolina.  This dream was to have her own studio, give lessons, and have the support with and from other artists-   Judy did not have any formal art education, but taking action with her passion, Judy's golden years are filled with bold colors, shapes and textures that she expresses on canvas--      

Judy Pawinski trading in her nurse’s hat for a painter’s cap began five years ago--- She has been in the nursing profession for the past 47 years and now is semi-retired working average 20 hours a week specializing in the care of patients with kidney failure-

    It was by chance that the artist that was hidden within Judy emerged---Judy has always enjoyed watching the Bob Ross TV productions, amazed that a picture could be painted  in 30 minutes and thought to herself “that looks like fun”  However working full-time, busy with her family and other hobbies, Judy really did not take any action—Then five years ago, viewing  another episode of Bob Ross, she did write down the 800 #-  but as fate would have it,  Brunswick Community College was having  non-credit art lessons--- Judy signed up and brought her pencil/paper to class,  to find that she was the only novice in the class--- She was clueless to art terminology, what kind of medium, what kind of brushes and the list got longer and how to start a basic painting--- It was decided by the instructor to use acrylic paints, the art supply list was given--- Judy returned the next week, full of excitement and the rest is history---  Judy took lessons from Ron Williams, attended the Bob Ross program in Florida and is a certified Bob Ross instructor—She attends different workshops that are offered in the community---Judy gives painting lessons. She is  a member of the Artist Association of Southport, located at the Franklin Gallery and member of the Brunswick Arts Council---Judy enjoys participating in the various juried art shows---

      As an artist, Judys dreams were realized when she read in the paper about theArtWorks™ in Wilmington North Carolina.  This dream was to have her own studio, give lessons, and have the support with and from other artists-   Judy did not have any formal art education, but taking action with her passion, Judy's golden years are filled with bold colors, shapes and textures that she expresses on canvas--

     


From the Green Mountains to Cape Fear, Doug has been sharing his original tunes and good vibes for the better part of two decades.  Born in Burlington, Vermont and raised in Essex Junction, Vermont, Doug enjoyed a fairly idyllic childhood with his parents and siblings; riding bikes, traipsing through the woods, and spending as much time on stage as he could possibly manage. He picked up the guitar and harmonica early in high school and began writing songs as soon as he could string three chords together. Bob Dylan was an early inspiration, and like Dylan, Doug’s songs feature strong lyrics and characterization. After completing his B.A. in English and Film/Video at Middlebury College, Doug joined his family in their exodus to the more temperate neighborhood of Wilmington, North Carolina. In Wilmington Doug has entertained the patrons of the elegant Airlie Gardens and the earthy Ice House Beer Garden (alas no more! RIP), and took first place in the Cape Fear Folk Festival Songwriter’s contest in 1996 and again in 2006. He has performed with Chesterfield Four; an electric roots blues combo, and Dead Man’s Shoes; an acoustic rock duo with slide guitar master Dangerous Dave Thompson. 2009 saw the formation of Jus Woke Up; an electric rock and blues four-piece band. In 2011 Doug is back on stage with guitar and harmonica, rockin' it solo once again.

From the Green Mountains to Cape Fear, Doug has been sharing his original tunes and good vibes for the better part of two decades. 

Born in Burlington, Vermont and raised in Essex Junction, Vermont, Doug enjoyed a fairly idyllic childhood with his parents and siblings; riding bikes, traipsing through the woods, and spending as much time on stage as he could possibly manage.

He picked up the guitar and harmonica early in high school and began writing songs as soon as he could string three chords together. Bob Dylan was an early inspiration, and like Dylan, Doug’s songs feature strong lyrics and characterization.

After completing his B.A. in English and Film/Video at Middlebury College, Doug joined his family in their exodus to the more temperate neighborhood of Wilmington, North Carolina.

In Wilmington Doug has entertained the patrons of the elegant Airlie Gardens and the earthy Ice House Beer Garden (alas no more! RIP), and took first place in the Cape Fear Folk Festival Songwriter’s contest in 1996 and again in 2006.

He has performed with Chesterfield Four; an electric roots blues combo, and Dead Man’s Shoes; an acoustic rock duo with slide guitar master Dangerous Dave Thompson. 2009 saw the formation of Jus Woke Up; an electric rock and blues four-piece band. In 2011 Doug is back on stage with guitar and harmonica, rockin' it solo once again.

Earlier Event: August 16
Artists' OPEN ART STUDIOS
Later Event: August 23
Artists' OPEN ART STUDIOS