Rich is president o Art Studio500, Morehead City, housed inthe town’s 100-year-old historiclandmark Tide Water Power andElectric building’s sound-viewlocation. He has melded his lie-longpassion or artistic expression andthe capabilities o digital design intohis newest venture: Art Studio 500.In 1980, Richard ounded Apex, North Carolina-based Art Farm Inc.,where he built a ull service graphicdesign studio and advertising agencyin a unique, rural 150-year-old armsetting. He currently provides creativesolutions to the challenging demandso the commercial advertising world.Richard has produced award-winningcommercial designs, dynamic graphics,photography (flm and digital),illustration, digital imagery, and webdesign or a host o notable clients.Most recently, his artistic talentshave expanded into digitally “painted”imagery, which led him into hisexplorations o archival qualityLimited Edition Gicleé printingtechniques on canvas. His interestsin people and outdoor activitieshave inspired his most recentlimited edition Gicleé printed digitalpaintings o coastal scenes, scenes o nature, landscapes, and commissionedcustom portraits.
Robin has been active in theCarteret Community Theater(CCT) or over ten years where shehas directed, produced, and stage-managed many plays, including therecent CCT production o “HomeFree.” Robin has been an activevolunteer in other organizations.She has helped in und raising orHabitat or Humanity, coordinatededucational activities or Kids Fest,and provided support activities orthe Domestic Violence Tea. Robinhas been married or 31 years to KenHamm and has two grown children,Elizabeth and Sarah, who currentlylive in the area.
Pam is a ormer public schoolprincipal and director o exceptionalchildren’s programs beore sheretired in December 2004. She thentaught writing part-time at CarteretCommunity College where sherenewed her love o clay by takinga course in pottery. She has beenthrowing pots at Bridges StreetPottery in Morehead City since 2005.Pam had her frst pottery showin October 2005 as part o the ourwoman group called Back CreekArtists and has had several groupand solo shows in the county since.She has been juried into the CarteretCounty Arts and Crats Coalition andCarolina Artists Studio Gallery. Sheearned an honorable mention or herpottery at the Morehead City 150thcelebration in 2007, an Excellencein Art award rom the ACCC at the2008 Art From the Heart and anhonorable mention at the juried BigRock Art Show in 2008. She showsher work at Handscapes Gallery inBeauort, Nicole’s Studio in Raleigh,Carolina Artists Studio and Gallery inMorehead City, and in her home.
Dora Irving Jones
Dora is the Retired and SeniorVolunteer Program Director at CoastalCommunity Action, Inc. in Newport.She has served as 2008 Cochair o Leadership Carteret and serves on itsSteering Committee as well as also onthe Newport Community EmergencyResponse Teams (CERT). Dora isa native o Jones County, currentlyresides in Newport, and is married toRoger Jones.
Robin has had a lietimeinvolvement with art, experimentingwith various mediums. Ater learningto quilt in 1998, Robin’s work becamecompletely consumed by abric andfbers and what could be accomplishedwith them.Her passion or painting andbeading has added new layers to herfber art. “It is a unique and excitingchallenge to fnd a way to mergethese mediums into something thatspeaks to people,” she says. “The goalis to manipulate the abric as muchas possible without losing the tactilequality that draws the viewer in andmakes them WANT to touch it.”
Meet the New ACCC Board Members
Sweetener for ACCC Memberships
After a long, hot summer, ACCC Membership Chair andBoard Member Carolyn Price (Beneath the Palms galleryowner) scooped up an idea to attract Council membershiprenewals as well as recruit newcomers: “Renew Your Membership, Recruit a Friend: A Sweet Treat to ShowOur Thanks.” The program encourages a Council member to take a friend to Baskin Robbins in Morehead City andbuy a single scoop ice cream cone or sundae that willyield a second one free. Baskin Robbins in Morehead City
is honoring the ACCC coupon in the fier, which is good
through Dec. 31, 2008.