If you are interested in applying for membership
in the Artistic Expressions Co-op and Gallery, please see our membership info page for more detail. The application process is juried and we accept only up to two artists in each category.
Artistic Expressions is pleased to present Ann Marie Amico
as Artist of the Month.
Join us for our Artist's Wine & Cheese Reception
Friday, Oct. 10 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Our artist of the month for October is Ann Marie Amico. A resident of downtown Fuquay-Varina, and involved with both the F-V Downtown Association and our Chamber of Commerce, she also finds time for gardening, traveling, hiking, reading, maintaining an expanding family while running her own branding design business.
But, clearly, her passion is art. You can recognize it in the colors, three-dimensionality and creativity she expresses in her abstract collage works which will be showcased in our front window and inside The Gallery this month. Comfortable with canvas and paint, as well as scissors and glue, for the past twenty years she has been exploring the concept of communicating ideas without language through abstract art. With great success!
Ann Marie grew up in the Northwest, then moved to western New York and attended Buffalo State College. Her first profession was special education teacher, working with learning and behavior disordered children. When her own children were born, she remained home to raise them until they entered elementary school, then returned to school herself for a degree in commercial art.
Ann Marie relocated to North Carolina in 1987 and began Amico Brand Design in 1994, serving a wide variety of local and regional business clients. Graphic design led to her fascination with abstract expressionism, color and the art of collage. She’s had shows in Raleigh at the Capitol City Club, the Woman’s Club and the County Commissioner’s Office. Besides exhibiting her work at The Gallery, Ann Marie teaches collage classes with her friend and fellow gallery artist Barbara Damiano. To see more of Ann Marie's work, visit www.AnnMarieAmico.com.
Please join us for Ann Marie’s Artist’s Reception Friday evening, October 10th, from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. Enjoy light refreshments and a chance to meet Ann Marie and many of the other members of our artists’ co-op. We'd be delighted to share our insights into how we created the images on display. Please bring a friend. We look forward to seeing you at The Gallery!
Find unique, original artwork at gift-giving prices!
Artistic Expressions Local Art Gallery & Co-Op is located on Raleigh
St. in beautiful downtown Fuquay-Varina. The art featured in the
gallery includes oil, acrylic and water color paintings, wooden
renderings, collage and mixed media, pottery, photography and photo restoration and wearable
and decorative glass art.
The various artists include realists, expressionists and impressionists. Some of the artists offer classes to the public and will take commissioned work.
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