Norma Hendrix : Drawing with Presence
H-C Art League Honorary Lifetime Member Norma Hendrix will present a program on her unique process of combining mindfulness and a deep respect for nature into her work, at 5:00 P.M. Monday, July 26, at The Bascom.
Norma Hendrix, Honorary Lifetime Member of the Art League of Highlands-Cashiers, will be the guest speaker at the Art League’s July 26 meeting at The Bascom. A wine reception will be held at 4:30 P.M., followed by Norma’s presentation at 5:00 P.M.
Hendrix, an exhibiting artist for over 40 years, holds a BFA from Ohio University, an MA from Western Carolina University and an MFA from Northern Vermont University. She’s been an artist in residence at Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont; and Atelier Four Winds of Aureille, France.
She was a professor of Drawing, Life Drawing, Painting and Art History at Western Carolina University from 1999 to 2009. She founded and served as Executive Director of Cullowhee Arts, an internationally-recognized non-profit from 2011 – 2020, which hosted national and international artists who taught workshops at Western Carolina University and other venues in the U.S. and abroad.
Earlier, she was Education Director at The Bascom in Highlands and founded Studio 598, a teaching studio and exhibition space. Hendrix has been guest curator at Western Carolina University’s Fine Art Museum, Carolina Gallery in Highlands, and the Cullowhee Arts’ ArtSpace Gallery in Sylva.
She has exhibited in solo and group settings and has twice received a North Carolina Arts Council’s “Regional Arts Project Grant.” The most recent award funded a mono-print project at Jeff Hirst Studio in Chicago, Illinois, culminating in the suite of work: “Land, Water, Air,” exhibited at the Cullowhee Arts’ ArtSpace. Hendrix’s artwork is held in private and public collections in the US, France and England.
Hendrix has a deep connection with nature; thus much of her work is expressed in semi-abstract landscapes. She has recently chosen to make her art using environmentally friendly materials: graphite sticks and powders, inks, mineral pigments and hide glue, water soluble and natural materials. Her supports are rice paper mounted on wood panels.
She will present a slide lecture, “Drawing from Presence,” which includes her recent work, and on-site drawings and photography that inspire her studio practice.
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