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Islander Kitty Mitchell’s new work on view tomorrow in Down Creek Gallery

This new painting by Kitty Mitchell will be among the new works on view starting Aug. 24 in Down Creek Gallery,

This new painting by Kitty Mitchell will be among the new works on view starting Aug. 24 in Down Creek Gallery,

Island artist Kitty Martin Mitchell will show her new works from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 24) in Down Creek Gallery’s continuing “Expose Yourself to Art” series of artists’ receptions open to all.

The Ocracoke School art teacher, Mitchell believes that teaching has allowed her to stay in touch with the creative playfulness of children, which inspires her work as she plays with paint and images.

 

Her paintings channel her subconscious, she said, and what comes out on canvas needs to be contemplated and mined—often for years–for what they may reveal.

“When I paint, I get into a zone,” she said. “I just react to the paint and then have to analyze (the piece) later.”

April Trueblood and Kim France will perform.

For a related story on Mitchell’s art, click here.