The rooms of the Victor R. Small House will soon be filled with the artistic works of Mica Joy Eanes.
A reception honoring Eanes will be held Thursday, from 6-8 p.m., following the Carriage House Studio grand opening.
Eanes, who grew up in Delway community of Sampson County, is a painter who primarily works in oil paint and gouache. According to Kara Donatelli, Sampson Arts Council director, she likes to incorporate the use of collage and technology into her technical process to build her concepts and draw out found patterns.
“It is her fascination with line and color that has developed her vivid, intricately detailed style that she wishes will stir up emotions of pure joy,” Donatelli said.
The artist attended school in the Union School district through the tenth grade and graduated from high school in 2004 from The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham. She lived in Wilmington from 2004 to 2016 and she currently resides and works in Warsaw.
Eanes graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a bachelor of arts degree in studio art in December 2016, and was featured in three group exhibitions in 2016 in Wilmington.
In November 2016 she was awarded a scholarship solo exhibition at the Ann Flack Boseman Gallery at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She was also featured in three group exhibitions in 2017, one at Going Local Artesian Gifts where she received the People Choice Award, one juried exhibition at the Onslow-Jacksonville Council for the Arts and one juried photography exhibition at the Sampson County Arts Council.
Eanes will be attending a one month residency at the Julia and David White Artist Colony in Costa Rica in April 2018.