New in the Lucas Mansion Gallery: “Lasting Impressions” by Barbara Mellin

Photo Caption: “Safe Harbor” by Barbara Mellin.

During the months of June and July, the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Lucas Mansion Gallery will feature an exhibit by renowned Forsyth County artist, Barbara Mellin. In her new show, “Lasting Impressions,” Mellin showcases the many and varied forms of Printmaking, such as relief prints, intaglio and monotypes.

A Meet the Artist Reception will be held in the Lucas Mansion Gallery on June 16th from 12:00noon until 2:00pm. The exhibit and reception are free to visit and enjoy.

The Lucas Mansion Gallery is located at 316 Hiddenite Church Road in Alexander County and is open to the public Monday – Friday from 10am – 4:30pm and on Saturday from 10am – 3pm.

Barbara Mellin is an award-winning writer and artist (painter and printmaker) who relocated from the Boston area about a decade ago. She holds a degree in Art History from Harvard University and writes about art and world culture for local and national publications. She now lives with her husband in Winston Salem, where she has a home studio with a small etching press. Her work has been exhibited throughout the U. S.   Recently, her art was featured in one-woman exhibitions at Duke University in Durham, and at Studio 7 Gallery and Red Dog Gallery, both in Winston-Salem . She was also invited to exhibit in the Women Printmakers of Winston-Salem show at Salem College and Invitational 2018 at Delta Fine Arts Center. Her art is available at Greenhill Center for NC Artists in Greensboro and Artworks Gallery in Winston Salem.

She is a member of the Printmakers of North Carolina, Women Painters of the Southeast, Oil Painters of America, Associated Artists of Winston Salem, Muddy River Art Association, Sawtooth Printmakers of Winston Salem, Yadkin Cultural Arts Center, the AFAS/Art for Art’s Sake Group, Artworks Gallery, and the International Mezzotint Society.