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Holiday Studio Visit

Updated: Nov 16, 2023

Artfolios warmly invites the community to a Holiday Studio Visit with Barbara Lister-Sink and Melrose Tapscott Buchanan on Saturday, December 2 from 2:00-5:00pm. Their studio is located at 629 North Trade Street in the Arts District of Winston-Salem. Come enjoy conversations on art and do some holiday shopping.

Barbara Lister-Sink shared, “My work is a collaboration between Mother Nature and me. Gravity, laws of motion, commingling of water and pigment overnight yield surprising results. I love taking chances and never know what will appear.” She added, “I create because it gives me joy and pleasure. I merge with color and line and time stands still.”

Melrose Tapscott Buchanan explained: “It is my love of the creative process that keeps me creating! I am drawn to the spiritual possibilities in creating art. I feel a childlike joy and vitality when I create visual images. I fill sketchbooks with studies of nature, faces, nudes, collections of objects, images of dreams, and memories. In the studio I gradually contemplate what I want to say visually with these chosen images.”

The event is free and open to the public. Hors d’oeuvre will be served.

Barbara Lister-Sink, Founding Artist, is passionate about both music and art. An internationally distinguished pianist and teacher, and a native North Carolinian, she developed an interest in art and art history while majoring in music at Smith College. Throughout her early career, Barbara created pastel drawings of the landscapes, seascapes, and irises of her native state. She has now navigated to ink and full heartedly pushed her artwork to complete abstraction. Barbara’s mediums of choice allow her easy access to color and line—coincidentally her favorite aspects of musical performance.

Melrose Tapscott Buchanan, Founding Artist, is an artist and an educator. is an artist and an educator. She has taught drawing and painting classes and workshops at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Sawtooth School of Visual Art, and Salem Academy and College. For many years Melrose taught two-day and week-long watercolor workshops in the mountains and at the beaches of North Carolina and Virginia (Chincoteague Island was a favorite spot). Melrose chooses to be a careful observer of the world around her. Her passion for observing and sketching from life, dreams, and memories drives her work. Her art is about the complexity of perception: the art of seeing, believing, meditating, and then giving herself permission to play with the images from her sketchbooks.


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