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WCQS Hosts Exhibit for Jackson County Artist Laura John

WCQS will host an opening reception for the paintings of Jackson County Artist, Laura John on June 3rd from 5 - 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. This is also the evening of the Downtown Asheville Arts District First Friday Art Walk. 

WCQS General Manager, David Feingold, is delighted to have the station participate in the vibrant art scene, "Western North Carolina is a rich cultural and artistic tapestry and we hope to showcase parts of that fabric with a rotation of exhibits of artists from throughout the region." 

Featured Artist, Laura John derives great joy by creating works of art that are whimsical and full of unexpected color. She likes to have a variety of colors on her brush, which sometimes produces a surprisingly interesting blend of color, "Most of my career was spent in portraiture, but the last few years I have changed direction… exploring abstracts and mountain landscapes.  I spend every day painting and playing the piano.  How could I ask for a better life?”

For a glimpse of Laura's art go to www.ljohnart.com

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each painting will be donated to WCQS. For any questions, contact WCQS Membership Associate, Jodi Pippin, at jpippin@wcqs.org or 210-4812.

Michelle Keenan is the Associate Director of Development at Blue Ridge Public Radio. She began volunteering for the station in 1996 and has been a full-time staff member since 1998.