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    Opening Reception Feathers A Singular Journey Photographs by Jon Kolkin

    December 13, 2017
    Betty Ray McCain Art Gallery



    Feathers...A Singular Journey Photographs by Jon Kolkin is curated by Lee Hansley.

    Please join us for a free opening reception for this exhibition on Wednesday, December 13th from 5:30-7:30pm with a gallery talk at 6:15pm.



    It is my impression that when an individual sees and touches a bird's feathers the physical and emotional response is unique to that sentent being. In Feathers...A Singular Journey I have attempted to artistically convey my personal way of connecting with these graceful and delicate objects.* During this 7-yearlong project it has been fascinating and surprising to witness the ever changing colors, hues and patterns created as beams of light play upon their surfaces. Results are often unpredictable. What my eye perceives while peering through the lens of a camera is sometimes dramatically altered as the image passes through glass, reflects off mirrors and is recorded by the camera.

    I view my experience photographing these feathers as a metaphor for a broader theme, i.e. the importance of recognizing and respecting that each of us interprets our surroundings and those we encounter in very personal ways, molded by previous experiences, personal circumstances, genetic makeup and other factors.

    *The feathers used in this exhibition were donated by a 20-year old, Green-Winged Macaw (Ara chloropterus) living in Florida named Baron.


    For more information on Jon and his work, please visit

    Purchase and contact information: or (919) 805-2013

    *30% of art sales will be donated to the North Carolina Symphony.


    Betty Ray McCain Art Gallery Hours:

    Monday- Friday 10am-5pm through the Box Office.

    The Gallery can also be accessed during select Performance hours.

    This is a FREE event

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