Paintings like these by Barbara Adams, an Ocracoke artist, are on view in Down Creek Gallery.
Paintings like these by Barbara Adams, an Ocracoke artist, are on view in Down Creek Gallery. Barbara’s show will open July 29.

Down Creek Gallery will begin its tenth year of promoting local artists and their works in its “Expose Yourself  To Art” series with a season kick-off open house from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday (May 13).

Marissa Gross, who purchased the gallery last year, said this opening event will showcase the nonprofit Ocracoke Child Care Center and include art by local preschoolers. Donations for the center will be accepted.

Gross is featuring new artists and jewelers this year to complement her array of local and regional artists’ work in pottery, glass and home accents.

Painter Douglas Hoover of Archdale will be the first artist featured from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, along with island musician Rob King.

Specializing in oil paint, Hoover captures images of urban city scapes and coastal lifestyles of North Carolina.

His work can be viewed in other venues on the island, and he will join more than 35 artisans selling their work at the Ocrafolk Festival June 5 to 7.

All are welcome to attend these openings that include refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres.

The gallery is open daily at 10 a.m. For information, call 252-928-4400, or visit Click here to visit their website.



Down Creek events 2015

All openings and events at Down Creek are from 5 to 8 p.m. and include complimentary adult beverages and hors d’oeuvres.

May 13:  Open House “Kick Off to Summer.” Musical guest: Rob King

May 27: Doug Hoover (painter). Musical guest: Rob King

June 10: Robert Chestnut (print maker). Musical guest:  DJ Tyler Jackson

June 24: Jason Daniels (wood carvings, decoys). Musical guest: Aaron Lavigne

July 1:  Row Selman (plein air painter). Musical guest Aaron Lavigne

July 15: Roy Revels (sculpture and paintings). House Music

July 29: Barbara Adams (painter; mixed media): Musical guest: Desiree Christa Ricker

Aug. 12: Kitty Mitchell (painter). Musical guest: Rob King

Sept. 9: Sarah Searight (mixed media/painter) Musical guest: April Trueblood

Sept. 23: Mary Bassell (pastels). Musical Guest: Rob King

Oct. 7:  Crystal Canterbury (photography). Musical guest: Rob King

Nov. 25: Melinda Sutton (photographer). Musical guests:  RayGun Ruby

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