POINT PLEASANT — The last show of the year is premiering at Gallery at 409 this Thursday with the annual Christmas event to follow in December to close out 2015.
A reception will be held to celebrate the final show of the season from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the gallery on Main Street. The featured artist is Regina Calton Burchett and the public is invited to stop in to see the show.
Burchett, who spent much of her life in Texas and now lives in North Carolina, creates art primarily in pastels. She graduated from Michigan State University, studying textiltes and art. Over the years, she has studied drawing, painting, calligraphy, stone sculpture, weaving, computer art and animation, and creating websites. She continued her art studies with many well-known pastel artists, including workshops with Will Klemm, Susan Carlin, Richard McKinney, Bob Rohm, Claudia Seymour, Liz Haywood-Sullivan, Fred Somers and Barbara Jaenicke.
“God’s creation inspires me every day,” Burchett said. “In my view, art should improve the life of the artist and the viewer by giving them beauty, humor, a moment of peace. I love to feel that I have achieved that whenever possible. And I’m grateful for the opportunity to try.”
Burchett teaches drawing and pastel classes at her studio and gives demos and workshops on painting skies. She was a finalist in the Artist Magazine’s 29th Annual Art Competition, and was recently the featured artist in the Informed Collector Daily Brief. From over 350 entries, she was accepted as one of 25 artists in the North Ridge Art Gala competition in Raleigh, N.C. this year and won second place. She was accepted into the “Carolina’s Got Art” exhibit at the Elder Gallery in Charlotte, N.C. this year.
Art associations include: Campagna Society of Artists, Crown Artists and the Piedmont Pastel Society. She accepts commissions and works from her studio at Clearwater Artist Studios in the city of Concord, N.C.
The Gallery at 409 just wrapped up a show featuring the work of Lola E. Barcus Richards and Marilyn Thompson.
Information for some of this article provided by Gallery at 409.
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