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Posted on: October 4, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Seymour Center to host the Art is History Collection by local artist, Gary Owens

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The Orange County Department on Aging is proud to present the vibrant and colorful art of Gary Owens, beginning Friday, Oct. 7.

The Art is History Collection by Gary William Owens is an outsider artist’s reflection of iconic religious, political and cultural figures who have shaped history and influenced the American experience over the last century. The roughly 100 works in the collection feature intergenerational and interdisciplinary subjects in a portraiture form the artist classifies as “caricatures.” The works often feature words and lettering that act as a window into the artist’s feelings about the hopes, promises and ideas associated with his subjects.

Born in Milledgeville, Ga., on March 6, 1943, Owens started painting and drawing in early childhood as a counterbalance to his “inattentiveness” in school. Some of his childhood work is still displayed at Mercer University in Macon, Ga. Owens attended Georgia Military College and graduated from Georgia Southern University. 

Please join us for Gary’s Opening Reception on Friday, Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. at the Robert and Pearl Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.  

His Colorful Caricatures Exhibit will be on display from Friday, Oct. 7 – Friday, Dec. 2.

For more information, please call 919.968.2070.

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