The Outer Banks Voice – College of the Albemarle art exhibit opens June 24 at Roanoke Island Festival Park

Albemarle College Art Exhibit opens June 24 at Roanoke Island Festival Park

By Story submitted on June 23, 2022

Roanoke Island Festival Park

Artwork Featured in the COA’s ‘Creatures of Comfort’ Art Exhibit

Roanoke Island Festival Park will host the College of the Albemarle’s (COA) art exhibit, “Creatures of Comfort,” in its traveling exhibit space this summer. This free exhibition is open to the public from Tuesday to Saturday from June 24 to September 24, 2022, in the Ticket Sales Gallery.

“Creatures of Comfort” is a representative body of artwork showcasing each student’s individual work as well as a collaborative group installation. The exhibit was created by students in the Associate of Fine Arts program under the direction of Professor Christina Weisner of the COA Dare Campus.

As part of COA’s portfolio and CV class, each student was tasked with displaying their most comfortable artwork, art beyond the course curriculum with freedom of medium, concept and allotted time. While the focus in these individual works is on the artist’s “comfort zone,” the collaborative group installation, by contrast, challenges this notion – forcing everyone out of their place of comfort. The challenge of its comfort, combined with its embrace, harmonizes in this exhibition.

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Roanoke Island Festival Park is part of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR), the state agency with a vision to be the leader in the use of the natural and cultural resources of the State to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future. from North Carolina. Led by Secretary D. Reid Wilson, NCDNCR’s mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries, and nature. in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state’s history, conserving the state’s natural heritage, encouraging recreational and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.

NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette’s Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the NC Zoo, the first symphony orchestra supported by the , State Library, State Archives, NC Arts Council, State Preservation Office and State Archaeology, and Division of Land and Water Stewardship.

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