An opening reception for the art exhibit â€œHoliday in the Woodsâ€ will be held from 4 – 8 p.m. on Sunday at the Lincoln Cultural Center.
The Lincoln Arts Council is hosting the reception and exhibit, which will feature the work of Ginny Kolozvari and Don Olsen.
The art will hang in the Cochrane and Carolina Mills Galleries from Dec. 4 – 31. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The reception will encompass all those who are on the Starlight Christmas Tour and will feature the music of Barrie Howard and the students of Sharon Atkinson of Grace Studios.
The celebration will also be for the Lincoln Arts Councilâ€™s executive directorâ€™s 70th birthday and the Cultural Center Gift Shop will be open.
Ginny Kolozvari, a New Jersey native who was raised in Michigan, is a self-taught, natural artist. She has created Christmas cards for many years and loves to work in many mediums from wood to textiles to photography.
She was once known as the â€œdog ladyâ€ in Lincolnton for her pet grooming and animal sitting duties. She now lives with her husband in Brevard.
Last Thanksgiving she took up painting in a big way and many of her paintings show the beauty of the natural world around her.
Don Olsen is a retired engineer who has been â€œworking in the roundâ€ since his junior high school years. Since his retirement and move to North Carolina, Don has worked in native hardwoods.
He has developed and published a technique to produce thin-nicked hollow forms by hollowing from the bottom. The technique produces a smooth, unbroken curvature in the neck of the vessel.
He won first place in the recent Lincoln Arts Councilâ€™s County-wide Art Show. He and his wife live in Lincolnton.
The Lincoln Cultural Center is located at 403 East Main St. in Lincolnton. For more information call (704) 732-9044.
by Staff Reports