The Orange County Arts Commission has chosen an oil on canvas by Hillsborough artist Jennifer E. Miller to be on permanent display at the Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh.
The Arts Commission received a request from Orange County Emergency Services for an artwork representing Orange County for permanent display in the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management’s new Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh. The Arts Commission sponsored a competition and issued a call to Orange County artists. Each county throughout the state has been asked to send a work of art for permanent display in this new state facility.
Jennifer’s painting entitled Passage, Eno River portrays a scene from the Eno River west of Hillsborough below Corporation Lake dam, toward the Hwy. 70 W. bridge. Frequently flooded, the islands, rocks and trees create changing paths for the river to follow. Surviving trees cling to the banks and show their history of struggle. She received a cash prize of $1,500 for this painting.
Jennifer attended UNC-CH, worked as a journalist in NC and as a criminal defense investigator in New Orleans, before returning to NC. Years later she assumed a full-time life as a visual artist. Her studio at Skylight Gallery and Hillsborough Artists Cooperative in downtown Hillsborough is located at 102 W. King Street (above Antonia’s Restaurant). Her studio is open by appointment.
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