Home > Art > Local Artist Showcase February 22nd

There will be Celebration Art Show and Reception from 4:00-7:00 pm featuring artists Joe McDonough and Patricia Cooke following the ribbon cutting cermony celebrating the recent Cameron Gallery move and the grand opening of the Cameron Gallery boutique Marketplace. Refreshments will be served during the event.

One of the featured artists, Joe McDonough is a local Durham artist, author, musician and comedian. His creative genius uses reused materials that transform into interpretive, impactful artwork. Born and raised in Durham, North Carolina, a Rhode Island School of Design graduate, he also attended The North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, and he currently lives in Durham.  He will be showcasing his collection, “Past Lives” at the event

Xiucutil: The Origin of Beautiful Species, Joe McDonough (2012) – Durham, N.C.

Our second premier artist, Patricia Cooke, was raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. She uses an array of colour and texture to transform recovered waste materials into extravagant, vibrant sculptures. She earned her BFA from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC in 2011. Upon graduation, Cooke returned to Greensboro where she continued to grow her studio practice. In 2015, Cooke was awarded a Graduate Teaching Assistant Scholarship from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL, where she attended and graduated in 2018. Cooke currently lives in Miami, FL where she teaches at the University of Miami and works as an artist. Both Joe McDonough and Patricia Cooke bring artistic beauty to The Scrap Exchange’s reimagined Cameron Gallery space.

Artwork by Patricia Cooke

The Scrap Exchange and Cameron Art Gallery and Marketplace are excited to shine a light on brilliant local artisans who value the same environmental and community ethics with an event that is interactive and interpretive. Examples of pieces that will be featured at the show are shown below.