SAC to host work by local artist Aaron Gibbons

The Stokes County Arts Council will host local artist Aaron Gibbons in the Apple Gallery July 27-August 23. An opening reception is planned for Friday, July 29 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Stokes County Arts Council, 500 N. Main Street, Danbury, N.C.
The public is invited to attend the opening reception and meet the artist.
Gibbons primarily works in wood, metal and found objects. His love for woodworking has grown tremendously in the last five years. He creates sculpture and functional art with a passion to bring out the natural beauty in an object or material.
He has a bachelor’s degree in art with a concentration in sculpture and a teaching license from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. He began his professional art training at Surry Community College and at the Sawtooth School of Visual Arts.
An area of woodworking that has quickly become one of his favorites is working with a live edge slab. By salvaging his own logs and having them custom milled he can acquire exactly what he wants out of a tree. Cutting boards are also a creative way Gibbons uses his cutoffs and scraps to make stunning and functional items for the kitchen.
Gibbons is a full time employee with Mount Airy City schools where he is an elementary art teacher. He also enjoys hiking, camping and traveling to new places.
For more information, contact the Stokes County Arts Council at (336) 593-8159 or visit www.stokesarts.org. The viewing of this exhibit and opening reception is free and open to the public. The Apple Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Maple slab bench
Maple slab bench
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