Have you seen the works of these artists around Wilmington?
The Wilmington area is home to a dynamic arts community. Here are just a few of the artists making this a more interesting and beautiful place to live.
Pamela Toll, painter
As one of the four founders of Acme Art Studios in Wilmington, Pam Toll has been a longtime part of the local arts scene. And, for much of that time, she’s been an instructor in the arts at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. “I enjoy being around young people. It’s great energy,” she said. And much of her painting is narrative, but it’s up to the viewer to decide what the story is. Her work has appeared in collections around the world, from Italy to Turkey. She’s also one of the founders of the No Boundaries International Art Colony, which has a mission of cultural exchange.
Where you can find her: At Acme Art Inc., 711 N. Fifth Ave., which is open on Fourth Friday gallery nights. And she has a show, her Memoir Series, opening this month at the Wilma W. Daniels Gallery, 200 Hanover St. in downtown Wilmington.
Michael Van Hout, sculptor
Van Hout said he’s been creating most of his life. He now mostly works with just his hands, pliers and wire to create whimsical animal and figurative sculptures. His work covers both large and small subjects. One of his recent interests is galimotos, kinetic wire toys/sculptures with wheels, and he’s had shows devoted to them. A project that he’s particularly proud of is art for a historic shirt factory recently converted into the South Front Apartments at 1510 S. Third St. in Wilmington. It includes a wire sculpture in a pocket garden and a mural covering the entire wall of the entrance.
Where you can find him: At www.michaelvanhout.com, at Art in Bloom Gallery in downtown Wilmington.
Fritzi Huber, visual artist, handmade paper
Huber has recently been working on a series that explores those areas where water meets the land, places of transition where we find flotsam,…
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