Mecklenburg County Native, Cassie Ott, to be Featured Artist at the Prizery
Parsons-Bruce Art Association will feature the art work of Mecklenburg County native, Cassie Ott, in the Robert F. Cage Gallery at the Prizery during May and June.
Cassie attended Halifax County High School and is a 2013 graduate of the North Carolina State University Art and Design Program. She currently lives in Raleigh where she is a full-time professional painter, a teacher for the Wine and Design Corporation and director of the Art Buzz Kids program. During the summer of 2015, Cassie was artist-in-residence and manager of Gallery C East in Atlantic Beach, N. C. Her works include watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, and fabric design which represent her eclectic view of the world.
Ott says, “I've always been a very creative person. Growing up I spent most of my free time drawing and painting. I don't think that I ever had one doubt in my mind that I was meant to be an artist.” While she wasn't always sure where her passion would lead her, she was sure that art was a big part of her life. “In school I gained an understanding of design process and how to personally capitalize on what I loved,” she explained.
The public is cordially invited to attend the opening of Cassie Ott’s art exhibit with a reception scheduled for Sunday, May 15 at 3 pm in the Robert F. Cage Gallery at the Prizery in downtown South Boston. The exhibit will be on display for viewing and purchasing until mid June during the Prizery’s regular operating hours.
Parsons-Bruce Art Association Scholarship Applications Available
Parsons-Bruce Art Association announces that scholarship applications are now available in the Guidance Department at Halifax County High School and on line for the 2016 scholarship award.
The application is open to all Halifax County residents who are high school seniors attending Halifax County High School, or a private high schools in the surrounding area. Applicants must be planning a college major related to the arts in the fields of painting, photography, drama, music, dance or creative writing.
The application is also open to Halifax County residents currently attending college pursuing a degree in the arts or a related field as listed above.
The application deadline is May 1, 2016.
For more information visit the Guidance Department at Halifax County High School or click here to download the application in PDF format.