Back Studios, Studio 2
Freddie is a multimedia artist living in Hillsborough, NC and is glad to call North Carolina home once again. Freddie was born in Charlotte, NC. Their passion for creating has followed them to Los Angeles and back and across careers in the arts and social work. Freddie finds inspiration in community and how we understand ourselves. Freddie received his BA in Art at Warren Wilson College in 2012. They have participated in group shows in Los Angeles and throughout North Carolina. Gender, identity, and the body have been common subjects and inspirations for Freddie’s work since undergraduate school, influenced by his lived experience. Freddie works as a painter, muralist, and mixed media artist and loves using color, shape, and varied repetition to reflect on identity.
Front Studios, Studio B
Visual Artist & Teacher
John Dempsey’s extended series of large-scale, contemporary landscape paintings, the American Chronicle Series, features imagery from a wide variety of rural and urban environments. The American Chronicle Series of paintings celebrates our recent history while helping us connect community to place within our shared landscape.
Dempsey maintained a painting studio, and taught studio art at Mott Community College, in Flint, Michigan, for well over 25 years, relocating to Hillsborough in 2019. John can be found on Instagram at: @johndempsey.landscapes
Back Studios, Studio 6
Fiber & Textile Artist
Helen has studied the history of textiles and pattern design for many years as well as pursuing creative work in fiber. Prior to moving to North Carolina she was Assistant Curator at the historic house museum Temple Newsam, Leeds, England. There she photographed, researched and compiled the catalogue of an important collection of historic furnishing textiles, resulting in Textiles at Temple Newsam: the Roger Warner Collection (Leeds Museums & Galleries, 2000).
At present she is exploring the possibilities of traditional patterns and techniques applied in non-traditional ways. She has always been inspired by the built environment and other forms of the decorative arts but now, living in the more rural environs of Hillsborough, NC, is increasingly stimulated by the shapes, colors and textures found in nature.
Front Studios, Studio D
Tyamica Mabry is the 2024 Eno Arts Mill BIPOC Artist in Residence.
Mabry is a self-taught visual artist in Mebane, North Carolina. She discovered her artistic talent only a few years ago, when she attempted to draw cartoon characters and found a hidden gift. Uncovering this ability during her adult years confirmed her belief, “Where there is passion, there is ability.”
Mabry combines her love for teaching and art as she leads painting instruction from elementary age to senior citizens. Her passion reaches far beyond the traditional canvas. She creates custom acrylic paintings and murals, as well as wearable art such as hand painted earrings, tote bags, and t-shirts.
Back Studios, Studio 10
Judy is a fiber and textile artist who creates sewn and collaged pieces from hand dyed, printed, handwoven, felted, and repurposed materials, as well as things found in nature. She is inspired by Asian influences and is drawn to the repetitive, meditative nature of saori weaving and shibori dyeing, as well as boro mending. Her use of poetry as prompt is inspired by the work of poets such as David Whyte and Mary Oliver. Poetry acts as fiber, weaving its inspiration and imagination throughout the work. Her influences are women who use bold color, botanical themes, repetitive stitch as pattern and use of repurposed materials-Mandy Patullo, Christine Maursberger, and her sister, J.E. Paterak. Her former career as an oncology nurse for twenty years has brought her to appreciate handwork as a means to healing and wholeness.
Back Studios, Studio 3
A native North Carolinian, Tiffney has immersed herself in photography, painting, and graphic design for the past 18 years. These mediums are expressions that she likens to “breathing.” Tiffney has traveled around the world and visited countless exhibits including the Holocaust Museum-Israel, Apartheid Museum-South Africa, Genocide Museum-Rwanda, Elmina Castle and Cape Coast Castle-Ghana, and Pelourinho Square, Brazil. She feels that expressions from these exhibits have conveyed the human experience in riveting and liberative ways. As she evolves as an artist, her hope is to find ways to create that raise consciousness about the importance of other cultures, the beauty of all people, and shared human value. Ultimately, her goal is to use her work to heal and inspire others.
Bio & work samples coming soon!
Back Studios, Studio 11
Textile Artist & Fashion Designer
IONA Clothing is designer Shaerie Mead’s vision for creating garments for all shapes and sizes, focusing on fit and sturdy construction. The IONA label is designed, sewn and hand-dyed in Hillsborough, NC using natural fibers and low impact processes. The studio also hand-dyes a variety of apparel and home goods in hues from subtle to saturated for a range of price points. Beautiful, functional, colorful!
Back Studios, Studio 8
Makala Aayana is a Caribbean-American, mixed-media artist from Atlanta, Georgia, now rooted in Durham, North Carolina. Her creative journey centers on promoting well-being and sustainability through art, fostering connections, exploring identities, and sparking conversations. Her work celebrates curiosity and contemplation, it is a reflection of how and what she sees around her. With the pieces in this show, she hopes that viewers are called to question and explore their life experiences and their stories, just as she has when creating each piece. Makala is also a host and curator for A Concept: You (ACY), a podcast and community that focuses on encouraging people to be the best version of themselves. Through ACY, Makala highlights holistic wellness, uniting generations through shared wisdom and experiences, and encouraging an understanding of who you are and how you want to show up in the world.
TJ Mundy & Shady Kimzey
Back Studios, Studio 4
Mixed Media Artists
About TJ: The art I make and how I make it is my way of sharing who I am with others through art. My name is TJ Mundy (they/them) I am Black-biracial, trans non-binary, and queer. I primarily work in abstract, mixed media, and digital art, but I’m also very passionate about youth arts mentoring, calling attention to important societal issues, and using my art to share my experiences of how it feels to exist in my body and mind. I want to give back to those that brought me to where I am, and that have always encouraged me to authentically be myself. I’m always creating something to find better ways to express myself, and I strive to give others that same outlet to be able to say and feel their personal thoughts and feelings.
About Shady: I am a queer, non-binary artist based in North Carolina. My work often depicts themes of intuition, symbolism, surrealism, society, and the natural world, while drawing inspiration from pop culture and the future. Through diverse mediums and vibrant colors, I create symbolic imagery that engages viewers and invites reflection. Art is my healing practice, contributing to my mental well-being. Through my classes, I guide new artists and beginners in creative methods including collage, drawing, painting, and writing. My aim is to foster artistic self-expression.
Back Studios, Studio 9
Visual Artist and Teacher
Kelly is inspired by the human figure, drawn to the beauty of the form and the emotion of the individual person who is the model. She enjoys working from life when the breathing and dynamic person is right in front of her. The interplay of the model’s movement and stillness is exciting and inspires what she captures on the canvas. She looks for complex compositions, mimicking the complexity of the figure. Using her eyes and own emotions, she sees the model and aims to capture their inner beauty and respond to their expressions, striving to show a quiet, yet expressive moment. It is those ephemeral moments that speak to her soul.
Back Studios, Studio 5
Audrey makes handcrafted boxes, decorative papers, and various book forms. She is particularly drawn to the box because its very structure lends itself to endless design and construction possibilities that include exploring different shapes and how these shapes can work together to create surprises in colors, patterns, and textures. She uses fabrics, handcrafted pastepapers and book cloth, threads, and various decorative elements in her boxes and books. She is drawn to creating cut-paper designs that cast shadows and patterns and frequently uses garden and flower themes in my work that are reminiscent of the floral motifs found in Indian and Middle Eastern architecture and furniture and in illuminated manuscripts. Audrey is involved as a teacher and member with Penland School of Crafts, John C. Campbell Folk School, Triangle Book Arts Group, and the Paper and Book Intensive at Ox-Bow School of Art and has taken classes and workshops with Monique Lallier, Kathy Steinsberger, Mary Uthuppuru, Andrea Dezso, Denise Carbone, Laura Wait, Celine Lombardi, and Shawn Sheehy.
Mary Ann Rozear
Front Studios, Studio E
Mary Ann is an award winning artist who recently moved to Durham from Hampstead, NC. Her subject matter is as varied as her choice of medium. Whether using watercolors, acrylics, or oils she strives to elicit an emotional response from the viewer with each painting. Mary Ann began painting in 2002 while living in Blowing Rock, NC, where she studied for six years with many master painters. She was most influenced by Mary Ann Beckwith, Gerald Brommer, and Skip Lawrence, whose philosophy was to encourage each student to paint in their own style. Mary Ann has developed her own unique approach to painting, believing that the enjoyment she gets during the process of painting translates to the finished piece. Over the years, Mary Ann has participated in numerous juried shows, including the WAA Annual Spring Show, Art in the Arboretum, and Landfall Shows in North Carolina. She received the WWA Walter Garner Memorial Award (2013) and the WWA Gail Henderson Memorial Award (2014). (bio adapted from ArtExposure profile)
Front Studios, Studio C
Coming this Spring to the Eno Arts Mill!
Through a grant funded project, the Eno Arts Mill will be welcoming a new studio this Spring. Studio Be intends to fill a critical gap in our community for historically underrepresented young people by providing a safe space and judgment-free zone where they can feel supported and respected for exactly who they are.
Back Studios, Studio 7
Abstract Expressionism Artist
Anatolii Tarasiuk is an abstract artist, composer and videographer born in Ukraine in 1978. When he was 11 years of age, he became a pantomime actor in a professional theater. He started to paint when he was 15 years old and is a self-taught artist. In the summer of 2022, his family (wife and 3 sons) relocated from Kiev, Ukraine to the USA. Today he lives and continues his art in Triangle area, North Carolina. Tarasiuk’s art style is abstract expressionism with lots of color. He likes to use a palette knife because it draws more on spontaneity and pushes him beyond all that is known. He never has a plan or image in mind for the work when he starts. He lets whatever comes out flow, without judgment, and keeps creating until it is the heart and not the mind that finally tells him that a piece is done. His biggest inspiration is the vision of his art giving feelings of joy and hope to each viewer.
Check out these other artists and arts-related business in the Eno Mill:
NC Mosaics: offering classes and custom mosaics
Frames by Edward Wright: handmade heirloom frames
Our artist studio are not open to the public other than for our monthly open studio and gallery receptions. Please drop by to meet our artists and see their work!