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More Stars Than Heaven: Art by Eric Legge

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 12, 2024

The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough and Mike’s Art Truck are happy to present “More Stars Than Heaven: Art by Eric Legge” at the Alexander Dickson House, home of the Hillsborough Visitors Center. The exhibit is on view now through April 11, 2024.

Self-taught artist Eric Legge leads a peaceful life in the mountains of Georgia, contemplating the universe and surrounding himself with creatures and objects that he has found by “happy accident.” Putting discarded art supplies, dumpster finds, and the occasional beaver stick to good use, Legge creates paintings and assemblages that radiate positive energy.

Anticipating this new show in Hillsborough, NC, the artist was moved by the history of the exhibit’s venue. Near the end of the American Civil War, The Alexander Dickson House was used by Confederate forces, as they prepared for the largest surrender of the war at nearby Bennett Farm. The surrender put an end to the Civil War in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida. The house itself nearly surrendered to the development of a shopping center, but was salvaged and relocated in 1983. In his artwork Eric Legge follows the threads of thought and spirituality that shape our existence and describe our universe, whether we reside in a “Mars Hotel” or a farmhouse in Hillsborough, NC. His work is included in the permanent collection of Atlanta’s High Museum of Art.

Exhibition artwork is available for purchase directly through Mike’s Art Truck. For information email mikesarttruck@centurylink.net, or visit their website: www.mikesarttruck.com.

The Alexander Dickson House and Hillsborough Visitors Center is located at 150 E. King St., in downtown Hillsborough. Admission to the exhibit is free and open to the public during regular visitor hours. All parking in Hillsborough is free. For more information about Historic Hillsborough, including the Visitors Center, please visit http://www.visithillsboroughnc.com.

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Alexander Dickson House
150 E. King St.
Hillsborough, 27278
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