The Work of Julie Armbruster, Tiffany Ownbey and Patty Bilbro

August 1 - August 31

The Work of Julie Armbruster, Tiffany Ownbey and Patty Bilbro August 1st-31st, 2010; Opening Reception Friday August 6th 5pm to 7pm Three mediums, three perspectives, three unique approaches to narrative expression. Come meet the many characters inhabiting the minds of painter Julie Armbruster, papier-mâché sculpture Tiffany Ownbey and ceramic artist Patty Bilbro. "Imaginary Friends" will be on display at Clingman Avenue Café, 242 Clingman Avenue, during the month of August with an opening reception planned on Friday, August 6 from 5 to 7pm. Each artist uses narrative imagery to evoke curiosity, self-reflection, imagination and emotion challenging the viewer to place themselves in the midst of the story whether dark, humorous or absurd. Julie Armbruster has a Masters in painting from New York University. Armbruster has participated in solo and group exhibitions in galleries throughout the east coast and abroad including The School of Architecture in Venice Italy, 80 Washington Square Gallery in New York, and Rebus Works in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is currently a River Arts District Artist with a studio in the Wedge Building. Tiffany Ownbey is a self-taught papier-mâché artist and holds a BFA in ceramics and printmaking from Western Carolina University. Ownbey travels the country with her art exhibiting in galleries and art fairs such as The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. She is a native to Western North Carolina and her work was recently shown in Yokohama, Japan. Patty Bilbro holds an Associate Degree in Clay from Haywood Community College Craft School as well as a BA in Psychology from the University of North Carolina, Asheville. Bilbro has exhibited throughout the southeast and east coast including The Society For Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, PA and The Greenhill Center for NC Art in Greensboro, NC. She is a River Arts District Artist whose work can be found locally at Curve Studios and Garden. Clingman Cafe

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