January 13th-25th

“The river that each of us sees in our minds’ eye is different. It may be a long, lazy ribbon of dark water, or a sparkling, clear torrent down a mountainside.”  36 artists interpret the meaning of rivers in this first show of the season.

Hillsborough Gallery of Arts presents original artwork from the book River, published by Paintbrush Forest.  Sales of the book help protect the Haw River.

The gallery will kick off its 2014 season by hosting a show entitled RIVER. Thirty-six artists from the Orange County Artists Guild (www.ocagnc.com) have come together under the direction of Shelly Hehenberger to create a book. Artwork for the book includes different mediums; oil and acrylic painting, photography, watercolor, drawing and mixed media. Hehenberger and Chapel Hill writer Garrison Somers wrote text that describes different concepts of a river. Each artist was given a line of the text to illustrate, and was requested to include that text in their illustration. All the images were then compiled into a hardback book, published in November. River includes work from seven members of the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts.

River is a sequel to the popular book Tree, published in 2010. Proceeds from the sale of both River and Tree go to the Haw River Assembly, a non-profit organization founded in 1982 to protect the Haw River and its tributaries, including Jordan Lake.

The original artwork for the book, River is for sale and will be on display at the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts. Copies of the book, priced at $25, will be available as well. The show will be up from January 13th through January 25th.

Opening Reception

Hillsborough Gallery of Arts

121 N Churton St

January 17th


OCAG River

River Show

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One thought on “River

  1. Fantastic book for kids and adults. The illustrations, by NC artists, are wonderfully refreshing, telling a tale of why a river, clean and flowing, is so important to us. All the illustrations are for sale.

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