‘Art On Lake’ exhibit to be held in Burlington
June 1, 2013 by James
A special two-weekend exhibit of art work by Antje Shiflett and aluminum and steel sculptures by Frank Holder will be held at Shiflett’s home in Burlington both this weekend and next.
No doubt flyer printing and poster printing are being put together by the two artists to make their ‘Art On Lake’ exhibit known to the public. There will be 45 paintings done by Shiflett and 34 sculptures done by Holder, all of which will be displayed inside Shiflett’s studio and in her backyard.
Holder was originally a dancer and choreographer who became a sculptor in 1995. As such, he feels that details, lines, and fluidity are important and he expresses these sentiments in his works. He goes to metal scrap yards, looking for pieces of metal that have movement or blemishes that he incorporate into his sculptures.
His artwork can be found at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, and at Wake Forest University with his ‘Saving Seed’ in downtown Burlington outside the Company Shops Market as a permanent collaboration between the Alamance Country Arts Council, the city and the burlington Downtown Corporation.
Shiflett first met Holder at an event at the Alamance County Arts Council and then invited him to her home to see if he wanted to exhibit his works with hers. Shiflett enjoys painting in abstract with bright, beautiful colors. She starts her work in the morning listening to music, not always knowing where the paintbrush will take her, but her works always seem to result in pieces with a unique vibrancy and texture.