Annual Show of the ERUUF Art Galleries Committee

Exhibiting artists: Steve Criscenzo, Kacey Zucchino, Peter Aitken,  Mike Cincala, Pamela George and Mary Lacombe on exhibit through January 3.

Work includes painting, fine art quilts, landscape photography, architectural photography,  illustrations from a new children’s book and decorative pottery.

Gallery Art Show

Round and Beyond - Woodwork by Steve Criscenzo

On exhibit through Nov. 27

The ERUUF Gallery is proud to present “Round and Beyond”, an exhibition of artistic woodturning by Steve Criscenzo.  Steve is a Durham based artist focusing on woodturning and a returning artist to the ERUUF Gallery. This exhibit celebrates the evolution of Steve’s artistic vision by presenting work that pushes the boundaries of traditional woodturning. The show includes unique pieces that include burls, natural edge bowls, sculptural pieces, and pieces incorporating other material such as acrylic and resin stabilized wood. Steve will be in the Gallery on October 28 and November 4 to answer questions and discuss his work.

WATERMARKS - textile art by Dawn Hummer

On exhibit through October 18th

Dawn Hummer’s new exhibit, *Watermark*,  represents artful plays on the organic spirit and mystical voice of water and its influence over her lifetime.
The impetus for her work came from an early immersion in the natural world while growing up in remote coastal Florida.  Her observations and direct interactions with rivers and the Gulf of Mexico, her daily activities such as mending cast nets, scaling fish, weathering storms for days without power, and studying water plants under the microscope fostered a deep fascination and desire to be up close and personal with her surroundings -- which continues in her life today.
For this textile artist, free-form manipulation of soft sustainable fibers, hard shiny metals and materials found in nature is done both on and off the loom.  The work includes weaving as well as traditional methods of hand-work from other cultures, resulting in a contemporary interpretation of dimensional texture.

FOSSILS - lithographs by Delia Ware Keefe

On display through August 26

Delia is a painter, printmaker, and book artist.   “I study organic structures and create original images by drawing, painting, and printing their shapes, textures, and forms in varying orientations and colors.  Inspired by their beauty, I create art. This is my personal artistic expression. My fossil images are original hand-pulled prints, lithographs. The images are painted on lithographic plates, inked, and printed.  My handmade books are both printed and painted.”

BURSTING INTO BLOOM - paintings by Debra Wuliger

On display May 31-July 19

Debra Wuliger brings her new series of oil paintings, “Bursting Into Bloom” to ERUUF. After a long, cold winter in her studio working on black and white paintings and drawings, these abstract florals plus cat paintings burst forth joyfully to celebrate spring with vibrant color, shape and form. 

PEOPLE OF CUBA - photography by Peter Aitken

On display through May 27th, 2018

Peter has a long-standing interest in photography and has studied with Ansel Adams and others. He has had numerous solo exhibitions in the Triangle area and participated in many group shows. Rather than concentrate on the best known icons of Cuban imagery, the architecture and the old cars, Peter chose to concentrate on the friendly and fascinating Cuban people.


On display Feb 4- April 12, 2018

Jinxiu Alice Zhao’s Chinese brush paintings emphasize nature including flowers, trees, plants, and landscapes. Her award winning works have been exhibited in many venues in the USA and China including the China National Art Museum in Beijing and the Hubei Province Art Gallery. Alice teaches Chinese brush painting and calligraphy to both children and adults. Since 2004, the Duke Asian Pacific Study Institute has sponsored Alice to provide art classes and workshops for schools and educators throughout NC. 


The ERUUF Gallery Committee has been bringing you great art displays all year. Now it’s our turn to show our stuff! Committee members are displaying their work in the annual Holiday Show, on display through early January. We have paintings, wood turnings, photography, ink drawings, and quilts—stop by and take a look! There are some great holiday gifts here, and purchases may be taken immediately for timely giving. Refer to the binder for prices and information about the artists. A portion of each purchase price goes to ERUUF.

HIDDEN PATTERNS - woodturnings by Gene Presson

On display until November 21, 2017

Woodturner Gene Presson describes this exhibit: “One of the reasons I enjoy woodturning so much is the pleasure of finding the patterns that are hidden within every piece of wood. Patterns that are different in each and every piece that I mount on my lathe. Patterns that are different if I change the mounting point by as little as an eighth of an inch.” 

ANGELS OF REPOSE - paintings by Pamela George

On display until October 5, 2017

ERUUF artist Pamela George’s new exhibit of paintings explores endangered places of rest, restoration and repost.