Looking towards the Brightside

brightside-1We had a new venture appear in town recently. My good friends Mary Murkin and Amy Barney got together and opened up the Brightside Gallery here in Asheboro. Located in the historic Ross house on Worth Street, Mary completely renovated the place and now it’s a warm, and inviting place to get some art, gifts, lessons, supplies. you name it.

Both Frankie and I are showing some of our paintings there and I hope to get some of my Dixie Drive themed shirts in there when I get a chance. I’ll let you know when they become available there. In the meantime here are some shots from the Gallery:

I guess they were in the paper the day I stopped by!

I guess they were in the paper the day I stopped by!

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Logo designed by me and Amy.

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Frankie’s painting “Twins” is sitting above Laurie Abela’s soaps

You can spot a couple of mine in this shot. They're the ones that look out of place.

You can spot a couple of mine in this shot. They’re the ones that look out of place.

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Frankie’s Sun is in the corner.

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There’s an Upstairs!

My Buddy, Robert Crutchfield has some of his hand-knapped knives and jewelery there. Nice!

My Buddy, Robert Crutchfield has some of his hand-knapped knives and jewelry there. Nice!

I really like this quilt by Dr. Scott Murkin

I really like this quilt by Dr. Scott Murkin

..and I hadn't seen Debra Spinks' leaves yet. I like 'em!

..and I hadn’t seen Debra Spinks’ leaves yet. I like ’em!

This place was my first stop on Valentine’s Day . Frankie really likes Robert’s jewelry (made me look good, pal!). If you get a chance. visit the Brightside Gallery Facebook Page and give them a “Like”!

That’s all for now, back to shirts and cartoons!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rich Powell

I'm an artist/illustrator residing in a small, North Carolina town. I worked for a few years as a conceptual artist and art director in the computer game industry but set off on my own to freelance. I currently do humorous illustration and cartoons for publications such as MAD Magazine and Highlights for Children.

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2 Responses

  1. Sherry Jones says:

    So happy for Amy and Mary. The Brightside Gallery is a great place for an afternoon of fun. I am happy to be a part of such a nice Gallery with two very special ladies.

  2. Arturo Sinclair says:

    That looks awesome man! Lot’s of luck with this new venture, I am sure it will be the place to go for the coolest stuff. I wish you the best (hey, I can already see you like an old fart in that place haha! congratulations and big great hugs from all of us xoxoxo

    Lolo, Antonia and Arturo

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