October @ Delurk
Crabill + Hairston
Mixed Media and Paintings by our Featured Artists plus an expanded Art-o-Mat area and special selections from our collective members...
Born in Dallas, Texas, Stacy Crabill is an artist whose work conveys her fascination with clever design and packaging, the colors and lure of candy, as well as vintage photos of performers. A prominent feature of her work is text from her abundant collection of fortune cookie messages.
Crabill received a BFA in painting with honors, from the East Carolina University School of Art and Design, where she was highly influenced by Paul Hartley, Ray Elmore, Michael Ehlbeck, and Leland Wallin. She has continued to further her education at The Penland School of Crafts and The Carrboro Arts Center, including study in ceramics, photography and encaustic painting. She has exhibited throughout North Carolina, including FRANK gallery in Chapel Hill and the Greenhill Center for NC Art in Greensboro, with recent solo exhibitions at Designbox in Raleigh, The Semans Gallery at the Durham Arts Council, and the Durham Convention Center. She is a 2012-2013 recipient of the Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artist Grant. She lives and works in Hillsborough, NC.
John Hairston, Jr,
John Hairston, Jr
John Hairston Jr. has been an artist for as long as he can remember. A North Carolina native, he created art before he could read or write. Throughout his grade school years, he spent the majority of his time drawing superheroes and listening to any old soul or Hip Hop records he could get his hands on. Little did he know that his love for all things spandex-clad and funky would play such a major role in his development as an artist. Under the guidance of his high school mentors and college professors, he learned to tap into these components to create a style of artwork that seamlessly blends political satire, social commentary and obscure pop-culture references. Hairston graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration and began his career as a professional artist illustrating storyboards for a string of independent films and several television ads. He has done commissioned pieces for numerous art collectors and various non-profit organizations. Hairston's work is currently on display in various art galleries all over the East Coast and Charlotte, NC.