2011 Artists

2011 Artists: Kathy Brusnighan, Jean Smith, Karen Newman Fridy, Phyllis Sharpe, Tom Edgerton, Scott Harris, Carol Hamlin, Vicki Johnson, Carol Meetz-Moates, Connie Logan, Jeanne Twilley, Alice Bachman,Rose Wenkle, Beverly Smith Wilson, Amos Westmoreland, Ron Curlee

2015 Artists: Kathy Brusnighan, Jean Smith, Phyllis, Karen newman Fridy, Vicki Johnson, Carol Meetz-Moates, Amos Westmoreland, Amy Cruz, Karl Fletcher, Nicci Mellor, Grace Carol Bomer, Pattie Anne Hale, Karen Shelton, Jeremy Sams, Sally Lambrecht, Wayne Epperly, Chip Bristol, Lee O'Hare, Sheila Williams, Carrie Bennett, Kathy Ammon

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A New Experience!

Today started out with a downpour that caught me on my way to a new experience!  I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Karen Fridy and head over to WFDD radio station on the campus of Wake Forest University. We were interviewed by David Ford, who met us in the lobby of the studio with a smooth voice and kind eyes, which was totally appreciated since Karen and I were both soaked from the rain and running late.
David put us at ease and ushered us into the studio where we were placed in front of microphones that were much larger than I have ever recalled, which I am sure had something to do with this being my first time to sit in this place.  But, very quickly we were ready to start and very at ease.
The questions were easy, and most responses seems to flow, so Karen and I are looking forward to
hearing the final result of our debut on the radio!

 Ready to get us going! David was great at making the interview seem effortless!
We are sure that the exhibit and the Yadkin Cultural Center will both be represented well in this interview that David will edit and bring into focus.......I have to say that we left there with smiles on our faces and lots of ideas for more information that we could have shared........Thank you David for making the morning an amazing experience! I had so much fun and felt very confident that I had been given a new opportunity and it was a success! .... please support him by listening in and at the same time, get up to date on what is going on in the Triad!

Join 88.5 WFDD and host David Ford every weekday for interviews and insight into the Piedmont Triad's rich artistic community.

Triad Arts Up Close: Monday-Thursday at 8:50 a.m.
Triad Arts Weekend: Fridays at 1:30 p.m.

Our interview will be on May the 2nd! 

Saturday, April 7, 2012

New Show in Place

It may be small, but it is still powerful and beautiful....Ten pieces of the "How do you paint Courage" exhibit went into the Watlington Gallery at Baptist Hospital last week.  We are already getting calls asking about the exhibit.  I hope that many will be touched and ministered to over the next 3 months while these pieces are on display.

The rest of the exhibit is tucked away in my studio as we begin to add new pieces that will be displayed at the Yadkin Cultural Center for the months of May and June. I am very excited about seeing these new works and hope you will come out to see the unveiling of these works.  It is going to be such a wonderful addition to an already amazing show!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

April Magazine Article

This is the article that was written in the Winston Salem Monthly for April
Thank you for the coverage!

Painting Courage
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Local art show “Art with Purpose” spreads courage and inspiration.
By Kate Rauhauser-Smith

How do you paint courage or inspire it? That’s what local artist Kathy Brusnighan asked a group of artists last year. The result? A 60-piece art show that’s traveling from cancer centers to hospitals to community centers around the region.

Sixteen artists painted answers to that question, and Brusnighan helped organize the paintings into a series of exhibits. Works with titles such as “Stillness,” “Moving Forward,” “Warrior,” “Out of the Depths,” and “I Will Dream” have hung in the halls of Forsyth Cancer Center, Circa Gallery, and Randolph Hospital. This month, part of the exhibit moves to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Watlington Gallery, where it will remain through June. The rest will head to the Yadkin Cultural Center in May and June.

The traveling exhibit wraps up in August with a move to the Greensboro Center for Creative Leadership, where most of the art will be for sale for the first time. When the exhibit ends in November, it will have shown in five health venues and various other sites for 15 months.

“I have always wanted my art to be more than good, more than income, more than my vehicle to create a pretty picture to hang on the wall,” Brusnighan says. “To know that some of the artists who have participated have received new direction and purpose is rewarding.”

You can learn more about Art With a Purpose at www.artwpurpose.blogspot.com.