Acrylic paintings on exhibit in August in Carrboro

Jul. 19, 2014 @ 08:55 AM

Janet Sammons, local acrylic artist, will have an exhibit next month at the Town of Carrboro’s Town Hall and also at the Century Center that celebrates the beauty of the natural world.  Fifty paintings will be on exhibit between the two venues in which the artist showcases her love of nature.  Painting subjects range from lovely landscapes and flowers to birds and animals to seascapes and still life.  The dates for the show are August 4 through 31, 2014.

Janet Sammons was born and raised in Salem Virginia, but received her B.A. in English literature at The University of North Carolina and has lived in Chatham County for 26 years.  Thanks to the support of a loving husband, Sammons chose to leave the stress of the corporate world in 2011 to pursue a long-neglected dream of becoming an artist, and learned how to paint using the bountiful resources online. 

The artist states that she had previously attempted watercolor painting by taking various local classes on and off for about ten years without much success, but when she tried acrylic paints in 2011, she quickly made great progress using this medium.

Part of the impetus to pursue her long-delayed dream of becoming an artist was due to an illness that resulted in a short bout of optic neuritis in the year 2000, in which Sammons lost her eyesight for 3 days.  The artist expresses her gratitude for the quick recovery in her own words as she states, “I thank God for his glorious creation all around us that endlessly inspires, and for the sight to experience the colors and dance of light and dark.”

Sammons is excited to have her first exhibit at the Town of Carrboro’s municipal and community venues.

A reception is scheduled at the Town Hall venue in conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk (the second Friday evening of each month, 6-­9 p.m.).   The Town Hall is at 301 W Main St, Carrboro.  The Carrboro Century Center is at 100 N. Greensboro St, Carrboro.  Except for the 2nd Friday ArtWalk, their hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 p.m.