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Color and Form

June 25 - July 21


Mixed metal jewelry by Nell Chandler, abstracted landscape paintings by Ellie Reinhold, hand-made functional pottery by Evelyn Ward. In the gallery June 25th through July 21st. Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, June 28th, 6-9pm. The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned by 21 local artists featuring painting, sculpture, photography, digital art, photomontage, glass arts, jewelry, handcrafted furniture, pottery, and mixed media. 121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough NC. Hours: Monday through Saturday 10-6, Sunday 12 – 4. For more information about the show visit

“When we throw around titles for our featured artists’ shows we try to suggest titles all three of us are familiar with and challenged by” says jeweler Nell Chandler. The title Color and Form got her thinking of how she regularly uses all sorts of mixed media to embellish her jewelry creations with color. “For weeks I have been forming rings around ring mandrels and forming cuffs around cuff mandrels and incorporating gemstones for my color: purple amethysts, pink tourmalines, green peridots, sky-blue topazes, yellow citrines, red garnets, and blue aquamarines to create a clean, polished look. I love the way a united title can send me in an inspiring new direction.”

“I would say that I’m staying within my recent purview of little structures” explains painter Ellie Reinhold, “but running with the title (Color and Form) in trying to shake it up a little bit with both a different approach to color and new venues for it. We’ll see if I manage it!”

“Color, form, function. Not necessarily in that order,” says potter Evelyn Ward. “Balancing the shape of a pot (or its form), how it will look on the surface and how it will be used are basically the job requirements of being a potter. The great thing is that this is an endless pursuit, an endless endeavor.”

Ensuring that the pots she makes perform their function while being a pleasure to use, is her primary focus. “Take a vase for example, I’ve found a wide base and somewhat narrow neck allows the stems of the flowers to fan out and therefore the blooms do, too, making flower arranging effortless. But then I also want the vase to be enjoyable on its own when not in use and that’s where that dance between color and form come into play.”

Color and Form will be on display at the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts from June 25th through July 24th, 2024 with an opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk on May 31st from 6-9pm. Music at the opening provided by The Jackson Street Band, Mike Gasperino, David Lobe and Larry Vellani.

About the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts:
The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned and operated by 21 local artists and represents these established artists exhibiting contemporary fine art and fine craft. The Gallery’s offerings include painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, photomontage, jewelry, glass, metals, encaustic, enamel, and wood. 121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278. Phone: (919) 732-5001. The gallery is open 10am-6pm Monday – Saturday, and 12pm-4pm on Sunday. More information can be found on the HGA website:


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121 N Churton St, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2533, United States
121 N Churton St
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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