This experience includes a glowing Chihuly chandelier, and ethereal front desk and furnishings built using locally sourced planks of raw edged pecan. If you want inspiration, Mike and Cyndi Golonka will share ideas and how-to’s. As you see past the new look, you will enjoy the new works of many of the artists they have represented for years in company with new and exciting local and national talents. The emphasis on American artists who have successfully tapped into totally original concept, design and technique remains. They are still one of only 39 gallery owners representing 99 locations worldwide to represent the genius of Dr. Seuss himself with an exclusive in the Carolinas.They also have a regional exclusive with the famous aquatic painter and sculptor, Wyland who is known for over 100 Whaling Walls around the globe and even in Wilmington, NC! With over 100 artists in many media, the constant of an uplifting or humorous flavor is evident. This place will make you smile the entire time you are there.
Enjoy the works of Fabio Napoleoni and to see his new and heartwarming pieces featuring the love of family. Who knew he would be so warm and kind? They have featured paintings by nationally renowned Wilmington wildlife artist, Cecil Eakins, with astounding wildlife canvasses. The Gallery of Fine Art will happily continues their 20 year relationship with this modern master. Carol Willett is from the northern coast of North Carolina. Her hilarious, pun filled sculptures are made from reclaimed and reimagined materials in vivid colors sure to brighten your day. Shaw Lakey is a salty soul with an exceptional talent creating sculptures from polished driftwood using brass and copper enhancements and even megaladon teeth fragments beautifully imbedded to create soul piercing eyes. Many more truly original fine artists and crafters will surprise you as well.
The Gallery of Fine Art at Mayfaire is open Tuesday through Saturday between Belk and Fresh Market on Inspiration Drive. Come as you are as they welcome all people of all ages and love to share joyful works created by esteemed professional artists. They have not given up their love of teaching about art so there are no silly questions. There is never a charge for admission.