Grand Opening Celebration

Updated: Oct 8

You are cordially invited to Artfolios Grand Opening Celebration

Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 1-4pm

At Current on 4th; 210 W Fourth Street; Winston-Salem, NC 27101

(Current is located to right of the Linville Team Partners building.)

Meet with our artists and shop various collections while enjoying violin and cello music performed by Susan C. Perkins and Lauren Shriver.


At 2pm there will be remarks by Carrie Leigh Dickey, Owner and Visionary of Artfolios, and a toast to Artfolios by Katie Hall, Chief Advancement Officer for the Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County.


Wine, cheese and fruit will be served.



Artists who will be participating include:


- Andrew Stenhouse, Emerging Artist

- Barbara Rizza Mellin, Founding Artist

- Carrie Leigh Dickey, Founding Artist

- Dean Roland Johnson, Founding Artist

- Emily Clare, Founding Artist

- Hannah Gaskins, Emerging Artist

- John Peaspanen, Artfolios Artist

- Kevin G Owen, Founding Artist

- Kimberly Varnadoe, Founding Artist

- Pat Spainhour, Founding Artist

- Sharon Hardin, Founding Artist

- Terri Dowell-Dennis, Founding Artist

- Terry Schupbach-Gordon, Founding Artist

- Trena McNabb, Founding Artist

- Will Willner, Founding Artist


The violin and cello duo:


Susan C. Perkins, violinist and violist, graduated from the University North Carolina School of the Arts where she studied with Elaine Richey, and earned her Master’s Degree in Violin Performance from Florida State University, where she also studied Baroque violin and viola. She is a violinist with the Winston Salem Symphony, and lives in Winston Salem where she maintains a private studio of violin students and performs regularly in the area. Susan also teaches the Alexander Technique, a way of coordinating the mind a body for the most efficient way of moving and breathing to musicians, actors, and people from all walks of life, both privately and at Salem College, Wake Forest University, and UNCSA.


Lauren Shriver graduated from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with a degree in Cello Performance in 2012. After graduating she relocated to the Triad where she continues to teach and perform as a freelance cellist. Lauren also has a Master's Degree in Counseling from UNCG and currently works as a counselor at Camel City Counseling in Winston-Salem.