Movie Reel

The movie reel is in place.  I wanted to post pictures of all the stages, people, and help that went in to completing this project.  It took a lot of hands and help from the public to create this public art.  I am truly grateful to everyone that helped pull this off:  Donna Belt, Julia Mastropaolo, Lidia Churakova, Lorry McCoy, Ia Ormond, Anna Langston, Joann Ingoglia, Jim Belt, Art Whitley, Sue Ann Glennon, Tutu School of Raleigh, Glenwood South Neighborhood Collective, Downtown Raleigh Alliance, United Arts Council, Visual Art Exchange, Office of Raleigh Arts, Raleigh Public Works, and the Raleigh Transportation and Planning Department, and the many other volunteers that I have failed to name.




Join us Wednesday, March 18th, at the next Hampton Inn Artist Installation featuring NCSU Artists Lidia Churakova, Amanda Snavely, Bethany Minervero, and Julianne Gonski.

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TextureScapes: Artists from NCSU College of Design

ART by BEST artists Amanda Snavely, Lidia Churakova, Bethany Minervero, and Julianne Gonski

Come celebrate spring on Glenwood South at the Hampton Inn & Suites on Wednesday, March 18th for our latest BEST artist installation and reception featuring "TextureScapes: Artists from NCSU College of Design".

Join us from 5:30p-7:30p for a lively evening of flavorful bites courtesy of Sullivan's Steakhouse, complimentary specialty drinks provided by The Wine Feed, and live music by Tom Blazejack & Friends. 

ART by Amanda Snavely, Lidia Churakova, Bethany Minervero, and Julianne Gonski
MUSIC by Tom Blazejack & Friends
FOOD provided by Sullivan's Steakhouse
DRINKS provided by The Wine Feed 




  • Where: Hampton Inn, 600 Glenwood South in Downtown Raleigh
  • Time:  Wednesday, March 18, from 5:30pm-7:30pm
  • What: BEST artist reception featuring NCSU Artists Amanda Snavely, Lidia Churakova, Beth Minervero, and Julianne Gonski; Tom Blazejack & Friends singing popular favorites with vocal harmonies; Complimentary eats by Sullivan's Steakhouse; Complimentary sips byThe Wine Feed
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What We Leave Behind

I recently heard the question, "What will archaeologist uncover from our generation?"  Grecian urns, Mayan carved bowls, Russian samovars...........No!  Sadly, we will leave behind Styrofoam take out containers, GladWare, and other atrocities.

With this thought circling my mind, I began my first outdoor sculpture for a local public art project. The sculptures will hang for a month from a tree in the Glenwood South District of Raleigh, NC. The largest challenge in the project is how to convert fiber art into an outdoor sculpture that can withstand the elements.  I will be creating three or more sculptures using various multimedia materials that are then hardened with a textile hardener, Paverpol.  In a future blog, I will discuss the materials and process in more detail as well as detail the complete public art project happening in Glenwood South.

Shattered, the first sculpture for this project, is based on the question of "What will we leave behind?"  Using cotton, felt, and silk I created my vision of an Urban Vessel.  I wanted to illustrate a shattered relic of our time using graffiti coloring as an alternative to the depressing thought of unearthed plastic ware.