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Paper is the common denominator between the two Hub artists exhibiting their “Works on Paper” at The Hub on Canal’s Mackay Gallery, June 3-26. One artist, Nancy Charles, is self-taught and uses a layering technique to create colored pencil sketches from her own photographs; the other, Betty Morris Parker, is formally trained and leans toward abstract expressionism through collage.

“I’m not trained in art; I’m trained in animals,” said Charles, during a “Talk Art” event last May that drew a dozen enthusiasts and fellow Hub artists. “That’s my true love and that’s where I come from.” Charles joked she was also not formally trained to be a zookeeper, but a falconer’s license afforded her a lifetime opportunity.

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Ribbon Cutting

January 15, 2016: The Hub’s Naming Celebration and Ribbon Cutting designating six studios and common areas in honor of major donors to the successful 2015 Capital Campaign.

Pictured from left to right: Sandra and Bob Lloyd naming The Lloyd Family Studio; the Sheehan family Alexa, Isla, and Timothy naming the Barbara and Kevin Sheehan teaching studios; Deborah and Robert Dean naming the Mezzanine meeting and seating area; Terry and Richard England naming the exhibition Gallery; and Anne and Dennis Higginbotham naming the Higginbotham Studio. Mayor Jim Hathaway and City Commissioners Kirk Jones, Judy Reiker, Jake Sachs and County Commissioner Deborah Denys joined other Hub supporters to celebrate the successful Capital Campaign.

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