First Spring Art Show 2017

Zoe Allison’s work these days is including abstract energy patterns, from which she is teasing out some landscapes and animals.  Her work often includes sacred geometry and old symbols from past world cultures. Her art will be featured at 123 Art Studios May 5 – June 6. 123 Art Studios is the eye of an artistic storm, with an upcoming show you won’t want to miss.

The studio space is located at 123 Beech Forest Way in Pittsboro, NC, and is the location for an upcoming show of ten artists’ works, May 5th through June 6th, 2017.

The show opens with a reception on Friday, May 5, 2017, from 1 pm until 7 pm. This show will feature work from 10 (yes, ten!) area artists in a wondrously diverse array of media.  From ethereal landscapes to piquant mixed media commentary, earthen sculptures to 3-D neon, this impressive collection has a little bit of something for everyone.

Upcoming show at 123 Art Studios   and phone:  919-338-1519     May 5 – June 6, 2017

Come out May 5 for our opening reception, 1- 7 pm.

The show will run from May 5 – June 6, 2017.  During this time the studio will be open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays,  from  noon – 5pm. (contact us to arrange an alternate time)

Besides Zoe Allison Rockingbear, nine other artists are working now on their variety of artistic medium to culminate in an exciting art extravaganza.

  • Joseph Asterita is metal creations
  • RJ Dobs paints using encaustic wax and sculpts in stone, cutting, etching the stones.
  • Kathleen Jardine is an acclaimed fine art painter who has made her career in portraiture.
  • Cat Manolis provoke us to think about relevant topics
  • Colleen Black Semelka is a well-known raku artist.
  • Nate Shaeffer is intimately familiar with the bending of glass and infusing it with the colored light of neon.
  • Francis Shaeffer gravitates to the digital realm where he creates designs of infinite complexity and color, based on fractal mathematics and often creates landscapes.  He then uses a fine art printer to share the designs on archival paper.
  • Nathalie Worthington’s paintings express the landscape as a place of delight and mystery.

Exciting to mention is that the artists are using the studio space as they wish every Friday from now until the May show.  Anyone is invited to stop by on a Friday and witness the creative process and to watch finished pieces emerge! Please send a note or call if you’re planning to visit:    and phone:  919-338-1519

May 5 – June 6, 2017
123 Art Studios
123 Beech Forest Way, Pittsboro, NC


The barn was built in 2012 and has steadily evolved into a working space for artists with ample room to display their creations.  In 2015, five artists displayed their work for the annual Chatham Artists Guild Studio Tour.

123 Art Studios is nestled in the serene forests of Chatham County, in a newly renovated barn that is in itself an artistic collaboration.  We’re happy to share the newest renovation, a beautiful poplar-paneled room making use of poplar felled from the land around the barn.

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