Chapel Hill painter’s work on display


The Upper Gallery at the Kirby Cultural Arts Complex in Roxboro is exhibiting Coastal Colors - art works by Karen Sosa for the month of April.

Sosa has been painting for more than 30 years. She studied art while in college, then went on to a successful career in book conservation. Since moving to North Carolina three years ago, she has re-dedicated herself to painting full-time. Karen grew up on Martha’s Vineyard, a small island off the coast of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, and worked on a vegetable farm for 10 years. She draws inspiration from the memories of walking under piers, tiptoeing through beach grass, feeling the wind on a cold beach, and smelling the earth as she plowed fields. She uses color as the central component in her art, weaving its emotional impact with her connection to the land. Karen lives in Chapel Hill with her husband, son and two dogs.

Coastal Colors will be on display throughout the month of April. The Upper Gallery of the Kirby Cultural Arts Complex is located at 213 N. Main St., Roxboro. The Person County Arts Council, Person County Recreation, Arts and Parks and Piedmont Community College sponsor the Kirby Gallery.

For more information, call 336-597-1709 or visit the website at Gallery hours are from 1 - 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturdays.


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