Somewhere In Time

The word “Time” evokes something different for each person. For the three artists in the current show at the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts, time carried them to very different places.

For painter Lolette Guthrie the title “Somewhere in Time” drew on her memories of time spent on Ocracoke Island. “Ocracoke is a small island that that sits between the Atlantic Ocean and Pamlico Sound in such a way that the sun rises over the Atlantic and sets over the Sound. While I had not planned to do so, I realized after I had finished a few paintings that I seemed to be concentrating on those specific times of day. I decided, therefore, to see how many ways I could paint them that captured the ephemeral nature of light at those precious times, and was not cliché,” Lolette says.

Due to the pandemic as well as several surgeries, glass artist Pringle Teetor had been out of the studio for almost two years. “Finally back in the studio in mid-November, my muscle memory was gone, and my body didn’t move the same. I felt lost, with no creativity and was very close to giving up, but instead I reflected on past work to motivate and rekindle my creative energy. My new work feels like finally coming home from a difficult journey. I love combining many colors to create a “painting” in glass. It’s difficult because colors never heat equally. I hadn’t used copper wire forms in 15 years. Blowing molten material into something so restrictive makes beautiful organic and abstract vessels. I love chemistry in glass that work together to create new colors. Glass is liquid, strong, delicate, unforgiving and mesmerizing. It is a dance of fire, fluidity, motion and color.”

Photographer Eric Saunders says that for outdoor photographers the most magical time is early morning or late afternoon – when the light is best, or a time of unusual weather, such as fog, storm, or ice and snow. “When I photograph images, I am inspired by unusual abstract patterns of light, color, and tone, which are found in nature and in human artifact, in times of unusual light.  I then try to visualize these patterns into artistic compositions, which follow certain rules so that the resulting image is accessible and compelling to the viewer.” Eric uses camera settings and computer software to “polish the picture” before printing it. “Digital art is my term for digital changes to an image which go beyond adjusting focus, contrast, density and color balance, and alter the image, to enhance the interest and effectiveness of the compositional structure.”

Somewhere in Time” will run from September 27th – October 23rd at the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts, with an opening reception on September 30th from 6-9pm.

The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned by 21 local artists, exhibiting contemporary fine art & craft. 121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278. More information, including current hours, can be found on the HGA website:


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