‘Intercession’ by Lisa Chace

Lisa Chace

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‘Full Sails’ by Charlotte McNutt

Charlotte McNutt

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Chace and McNutt’s works will be on display in a dual exhibition at the Clayton Center lobby, 111 E. Second St., Feb. 2- March 2 from 9 to 5 Monday-Friday.

CLICK HERE to see a video interview with Garner artist Charlotte McNutt and Benson artist Lisa Chace.

CLICK HERE to see Clayton Mayor Jody McLeod interview several residents about the Town’s Sculpture Trail on the inaugural “Spotlight on Clayton,” produced Nov. 24, 2014.

CLICK HERE to see video interviews with other artists who have exhibited at the Clayton Center since February 2012.

CLICK HERE if you are new to Clayton and want to learn about our town.

Photos from February reception

Artist Lisa Chace talks about her work with Amy Beshgetoorian, president of Clayton Visual Arts
Artist Charlotte McNutt with three of her paintings

NCSU visitor Laken Geiger (L) chats with Janie Prete (C) and Medrith Nuttle


February reception guests inspect paintings

UPDATE – Paint and pizza

Inclement weather – ice – has forced the postponement of this Feb. 17 session of Paint and Pizza. The event will be rescheduled at a later date.

Paint and pizza

Clayton artist Carolyn Howard will teach a session of Paint and Pizza Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the Clayton Center for Active Aging.

The session runs 4-6 p.m. and costs $28, which includes instruction, supplies, and food.

Pre-registration is required, and space is limited. Call 919-553-4350 to sign up.

The center is at 303 Dairy Road, Clayton.

Howard, a member of Clayton Visual Arts, is an award-winning artist and has been teaching for more than 50 years.


Photos from January reception

student artists with awards
Woman’s Club student art winners
Some of the first-place student winners in the annual Woman’s Club of Clayton Student and Clubwomen’s Art Competition are shown above. Bottom row, Sienna Hocutt, fabric, homeschooled; Olivia White, paper craft, Riverwood Middle; Morgan Moser, acrylic, Riverwood Middle; second row, Marcy Creech, color photography, homeschooled; Kelsey Hawkins, solo piano, homeschooled; Hannah Gray, pastel, Riverwood Middle; third row, Lauren Treible, acrylic, Corinth Holders High; Jessica Kronz, mixed media, Corinth Holders High; Montana Hocutt, fabric and drama, homeschooled.

art teachers received grants
Art teachers receive $75 gifts
Clayton-area art teachers received funds from Clayton Visual Arts’ Christmas in Clayton Art and Homes Tour to use for art supplies. Bottom row, Karin Chmelo, East Clayton Elementary; Emily Parks, West Clayton Elementary; Ashley Blevins, Riverwood Elementary; second row, Ashley Sparks, Archer Lodge Middle; Abby Boykin, Corinth Holders High; Charlene Bowling, Cleveland High; Sharon Durr-Anayiotos, River Dell Elementary; third row, Suzan Fontaine, Cooper Elementary; Mary Foust, Powhatan Elementary; Duane Brown, Corinth Holders High; Tracey Comerford, Clayton High; fourth row, Frank Kreacic, West Johnston High; Joel Fitzgerald, Clayton Middle.

2014-15 officers

seven new officers of Clayton Visual Arts standing on stairs
New Clayton Visual Arts officers for 2014-15 are (from left) Larry Strevig, past president; Tim Johnson, director; Barbara Nangle, secretary; Jim Hopkins, Don Stephenson, and Jo Lee Tucker, directors; and Amy Beshgetoorian, president; missing are Kathleen Nobles, vice president; and Frank Dziepak, treasurer
Amy Beshgetoorian of Clayton has been elected president of Clayton Visual Arts, Inc., for 2014-2015.

Jim Hopkins and Tim Johnson, also of Clayton, were tapped for the board of directors.

Returning officers are Kathleen Nobles, vice president; Barbara Nangle,secretary; Frank Dziepak,treasurer; Larry Strevig, past president; and board members Don Stephenson and Jo Lee Tucker. All are from Clayton except Tucker, who lives in Four Oaks.
Clayton Visual Arts is a nonprofit, 501-c-3 corporation dedicated to bringing art to Clayton. It is supported in part by the Town of Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation.