LOOM Coworking includes a substantial exhibit space for local artisans called GALLERY@LOOM. The gallery is free and open Mon-Fri 9am-4pm and during special community events. Contact us for a personal tour. Preview the Gallery space via our virtual tour!
Join us each quarter for the artist’s reception and open house to meet these talented individuals and find out how LOOM has gotten involved in the local arts community. Stay on top of these events on our Facebook events page!
May – Aug Exhibit:
For Spring-Summer 2019, The Gallery@LOOM highlights two artists who have been greatly influenced by their international travels and heritage.
Tina Alberni’s bilingual and bicultural upbringing weaves into the fabric of her art. She is of Cuban heritage, lived in Bogotá, Colombia and returned to the United States in her late teens. Alberni has been practicing as an artist, administrator and teacher in the visual arts field since the early 1990’s. Throughout Alberni’s work you will find a spectrum of medium and techniques where she fuses materials to join narratives, and uses geometry, color and symbolism to give order to her work
Jean Cauthen grew up in Naples, Italy, New Orleans and the Carolinas and currently works in the Charlotte area. During her time in Moscow, Jean Cauthen designed theater sets for a NC production of “Dark of the Moon.” She has recently been granted month-long residencies in Paris, Ireland and Italy where her paintings are in private collections. Her work is distinctive for its vivid but complex color relationships and joie de vivre. Beneath the color lies references to past artists, eras and movements, adding layers of meaning to her illuminated colors.
Jan – April Exhibit:
Terry Thirion produces her work in her studio in Charlotte or creates works on the edge of the Laurel River in Hot Springs, NC. She grew up in Belgium among farmlands and spent a lot of time at building worksites since her father was a master stone carver. Exposed to sculpting and gothic art from an early age and these influences are reflected in her shapes and forms.
“I attempt to convey our relatedness as human/spiritual beings to all living things. I want to transport the viewer into my worlds and hope to evoke an emotional response.”
Oct – Jan 2018 Exhibit:
Leonor Demori was born in Caracas, Venezuela and currently lives in Charlotte, NC. Before moving to Charlotte, she lived in Caracas and in Washington DC. She received her Bachelor in Fine Arts degree from Winthrop University, and also holds a BA in Business and a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA).
After several years of a successful career in international finance, Leonor decided to pursue another profession in the arts, converging her passion for both areas. In her studio she has defied a new process of photography-based dynamic painting, creating rich, geometrical compositions.
Exhibits in the Studio building include Kathryn Waller and FM High School AP Art.
June – Sept 2018 Exhibit:
Sharon Dowell is a painter with a focus on works on canvas, murals and large public art including three CATS Transit projects in Charlotte. She has held residencies worldwide and is involved in many local arts and charity organizations. Sharon believes in removing the intimidation factor from art that so many people in our society experience. Art in public spaces becomes embedded in one’s sub-conscious, a part of daily life that one embraces without contemplation. She feels it is important for her work to serve as a vehicle to give back and shape communities for the better.
Mar – June 2018 Exhibit:
This exhibit (in the Gallery as well as adjacent spaces) was the product of local practicing architects and designers Kevin Marion, Becca Bellamy and John Komisin. Their primary discipline, their bread and butter, lies in the applied arts, while their heart and inspiration lives in these pieces they have created On The Side.
The difference between applied art and fine art is purpose. Applied art is tailored for functionality, or in other words, the design meets a practical purpose; its used for something. While, on the other hand, fine art may solely be for aesthetic, visual purposes.
Our adjacent Studio building displayed architectural photography from local FMHS students.
Dec 2017 – Mar 2018 Exhibit:
Eric Demski‘s paintings feature divine, accidental and unexpected connections. They combine unrelated aspects leading to surprising analogies. By applying abstraction, he creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round, in circles.
Sept – Dec 2017 Exhibit:
In the spring of 2017, Baxter Mill Archive and Springs Creative announced the acquisition of the internationally known Ilene Danchig Studio, Documentary Textiles Archive which features more than 100,000 unique pieces which merged with existing Archive, a collection of more than 400,000 fabric swatches, antique documents and books and hand-painted artwork from around the world. Baxter Mill Archive is now one of richest and most diverse textile archives in history.
Our adjacent Studio building highlighted the photography show “Summer Sizzle” from Winthrop University CVPA students.
June – Aug 2017 Exhibit:
This exhibit celebrated the works of award winning international artist & muralist, Monique Luck.Soulful ﬁgures textured with emotion emerge, revealing colorful, lyrical stories moving ﬂuidly across canvas. Luck models the features of ﬁgures and natural forms using fragments of found paper. The Painted Rhyme Series is inspired by the poetry of Wilbur Proctor, Luck’s late Grandfather.
Also on display are works in the coworking lounge by Jessica Calloway and Melanie Schroepfer. In the Studios@LOOM, our new expanded facility, works were on view from multi-media local artist, Roxi Tolbert.
March – May 2017 Exhibit:
Juried works of 2007-2016 Winthrop University CVPA graduates
Artists included: Rebecca Jacobs, McHale Kuhlkin-Hornsby, Dylan Bannister. Jacob Olsen, Greyson Smith, Joanna Henry, Emily Furr, Alexis Lorraine Howard, Pam Winegard.
Dec 2016 – Feb 2017 Exhibit:
GALLERY@LOOM proudly launched our new location with a breathtaking exhibit of new abstract acrylic paintings from internationally shown artist, Marge Loudon Moody.
Since graduating from Art College in Scotland in 1972, Marge Loudon Moody has continued to develop her work in painting, drawing, collage and mixed-media. She describes her work broadly as being landscape-based. Her work varies in size from very small drawings and paintings to large works.
Marge has been a Professor of Fine Arts at Winthrop University since 1988, and completed a residency at McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, NC, and at OBRAS – Portugal in 2015. She has exhibited her work in Great Britain, Washington D.C., New York, winning a one-person juried show there in 2015 (FRONT Art Space in Tribeca), and in various galleries in the southeastern US. Her work is part of many private and corporate collections including the South Carolina State Art Collection, the Medical University of SC Collection, Williams and Fudge and the Winthrop University Collection.
Sept – Dec 2016 Exhibit
Our Fall 2016 exhibit was a juried K-12 York County Public School Art Teachers Exhibit shown as a thank you for all the work that they do.
As part of this exhibit, we compiled a video from local high school and college students describing why they love and have been effected by their art teachers.
(Piece by Brian Bojanowski)
View student video! More info here!
LOOM is excited to bring you ways, both physically and digitally, to experience the works of our great local and student artists. Visit here frequently for calls for entries for our rotating exhibits within our space and on our site.
Our first three exhibits (June/July 2016) were meant to highlight community and student artists. Exhibitions included:
- Abstract work from Isabel Brown, FMHS Senior, and Jessica Calloway, FMHS Art Teacher, as well as other student works.
- Juried work from the Winthrop Union of Student Artists.
- “Textures of Fort Mill” images from local professional and amateur photographers.