Canvas & Cork Event at Bella Donna

It makes me excited and happy to see the variety of events coming to Pittsboro, NC. I used to see pictures from friends or family living in larger towns doing things that looked neat but I would have to drive what seemed like too far to do them myself. Not anymore, Chatham County is growing and with growth comes more opportunities and hopefully you can see that through my blog!

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Canvas & Cork

For those of you on social media, or even those of you who aren’t but that see pictures of friends or family regularly, you have probably seen pictures of people you know in a group setting, with a glass of wine, and a canvas – either being painted on or the final product. People of all ages are attending these “Canvas & Cork” type events, my 25 year old daughter says pictures of her friends doing this pops up almost weekly on her Facebook newsfeed, and I have my peers posting similar photos as well! This is truly something that is popular for people of all ages, over 21 of course!

Bella Donna Italian Restaurant is hosting its own Canvas and Cork event that sounds like a great time! Enjoy pizza made by Bella Donna, 5 wine tasting with Mondo Imports, and painting with local artist Sally Sutton. One glass of your favorite wine and all of your painting supplies are included with your admission. Bottles of wine will be sold at discount also!

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Get To Know Sally Sutton

While looking into Sally Sutton to share a little information with you about her, I found this quote by her on the City Art Gallery website that could introduce you to her better than I ever could!

“I have grown up with Monet, Van Gogh, Cézanne, Bonnard, Gauguin, and Munch. As a child I would get out the large heavy book of paintings and spend hours going through it until I was living in visions of great works of art. I was especially attracted to Impressionism and wondered about effects of light and color. When I attempted my first oil painting of my cat Kiki at the age of nine, I used an impressionistic style, and with the help of my mother, who taught art, I succeeded in producing quite a good likeness. I also remember painting my sister and me running through green fields with a storm looming in the background, as if we were trying to get home before it rained. I learned at an early age to put my feelings and emotions in a painting to create an atmosphere of a particular time and place. Recently my work has been gravitating more towards Impressionism and bordering at times on Expressionism and abstraction. I am passionate about bold brushstrokes and thicker paint application. I enjoy the challenge of capturing light and experimenting with richer and brighter color combinations, contrasting them with deep shadows. Much of my inspiration comes from local landscapes in rural Chatham County where I live, and from my travels. Also, I recently completed a series of abstracts based on a water theme. My paintings express all that I am. I paint my feelings of excitement about a place, see mystery in the shadows or perhaps feel the warmth of a sunny day. I am compelled to paint a scene in the way that it affects me. Many of my paintings have an urgency about them in style while some are languid and relaxed. Just as my emotions change, so does the canvas.”

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Event Details

Date: Saturday, April 25th

Time: 12:30-3:30

Price: $48/per person

Location: 440 East Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312

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