Works on Paper at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery Will Challenge Artists

Examples of Works on Paper that will be on display at Glenn Eure's Ghost Fleet Gallery this month.
Examples of Works on Paper that will be on display at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery this month.

Here’s something different to do on the Outer Banks this week. Or if not this week, there’s the rest of the month to check it out.

The 2019 Invitational Exhibition Works on Paper at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery in nags Head, offers a little seen glimpse into the creative process of artists. 

Sponsored by the Bryan Cultural Series, have been asked to created a permanent work on paper, a rarely used median for a finished work. It’s used regularly for sketch work or to develop an idea, but almost never as a finished painting for the public to see.

The concept of using paper to begin the artistic process is hundreds of years old. We know the Italian masters of the early Renaissance sketched their ideas extensively. Michelangelo’s concept drawings on paper for his Pieta and David have survived, as has his ideas on how to created the complex story he tells on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

But what the Bryan Cultural Series is asking of the Outer Banks artists is different—and we spoke to a couple of them and the feeling is universally, this is a challenge.

What the artist uses on the paper will be up to them. But whatever it is, watercolor, acrylic, collagraphy or some mixed media, the finished product will be on paper.

The opening reception is this Thursday at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery, 210 East Driftwood Street, Nags Head from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The show will run through October 26.

There is always something interesting happening on the Outer Banks and Joe Lamb, Jr. & Associates homes are in the perfect locations to live life on a sandbar.

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