Mitchell exhibits realist paintings at Wesleyan

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Opening April 4 at Wesleyan College’s Dunn Center Mims Gallery is an exhibit of Rocky Mount artist Dwight Mitchell’s realist paintings.

A 5 to 7 p.m. reception party with live music will be held for Mitchell Thursday, April 4. The exhibition will continue until May 12.

Mitchell is known for his carefully painted realist subjects from portraits, seashore, and landscape subjects. With a limited palette he is creates subtle scintillating color modulations of his observed subjects as well as a keen observer of light and shadow.

Mitchell is an art teacher at Sallie B. Howard School in Wilson. His painting studio is at Art Ventures/Barnes Corner Gallery also in Wilson where he exhibits and teaches. He has exhibited at the Wilson Arts Council and at Wesleyan’s Mims Gallery; his work is found in the permanent collections of Barton College, Prudue and Merick Corporations in Wilson and also at Merill Lynch. A Bachelor of Arts graduate from Barton College with a concentration in painting and graphic design, Mitchell’s career path as an artist and teacher has seen awards, winning First Place in Drawing at the Rocky Mount Art Center, and administrative roles such as President of Wilson Active Artists Association.

We are looking forward to Dwight Mitchell’s exhibit and are encouraging art collectors to visit this exhibition. Gallery hours are 9-5 Monday through Friday.