Katie Probst: Lotus Digital Photography with â€śLife and Landscape in the Lotusâ€ť
The summer months may be waning, but the artistic fervor in Downtown Wake Forest is thriving more than ever. On August 8th, The Cotton Company will hold a reception for local North Carolina photographer Katie Probst during Art After Hours. Â Katie Probst, known in the photography world asÂ Lotus Digital Photography, has lived in North Carolina since 2006. A SUNY Empire State College graduate and world traveler, Katie desires to capture life through an organic process. She describes her work through the image of the lotus flower:
“While life can place your roots in murky waters [like the lotus flower], if you allow yourself to rise above, you can open up to the beauty and energy of life.Â All of that can be captured forever through art.Â You just have to leave your eyes and your soul open and [the beauty and energy of life] will be right in front of you.”
For this monthâ€™s exhibit at The Cotton Company, Katie will be focusing on life and landscape photography. Beginning at 6pm on August 8th, come enjoy free wine samples and refreshments as we celebrate life through photographs and meet this monthâ€™s featured artist, Katie Probst.Â The artist reception is free and open to the public.Â Katie is offering a collection of prints that are for sale and she will also be displaying her own private collection for us to enjoy.
The Cotton CompanyÂ is a boutique marketplace shopping destination and art gallery in the heart of downtown Wake Forest, North Carolina. With over sixty individual businesses and artists, we strive to support small businesses and drive the entrepreneurial spirit of the vendors who reside inside.
Katie Probstâ€™s exhibit will hang in The Cotton Company Gallery from August 4-September 7.
July Features Sue McGlothlin Photography
North Carolina is booming with artistic talent. Growing in popularity for its small town experience is the town of Wake Forest. While Raleigh hosts artists on First Fridays, Durham hosts artists on Third Fridays, and Cary hosts forth Fridays, the Historic Downtown of Wake Forest holds their own community art walk, Art After Hours, every second Friday. What is usually a fairly quiet street in the evenings will be filled with the sounds of live music and the sights of painting and photography, like that of Sue McGlothlin Photography at The Cotton Company.
Sue McGlothlin is certainly not a new face to downtown Wake Forest. She has been a vendor inside The Cotton Company for almost one year, displaying some of her award-winning slow exposures and bringing joy to the customers each time she comes to work her booth. Originally from Alaska, Sue explored photography for the first time in high school while working in a dark room. Â Sue made her way to North Carolina in 2010 via California. When she moved to North Carolina, she began to â€śwear [her] old camera outâ€ť taking in the various wonders of her new home through a viewfinder. Â Her photography seeks to display both the history and beauty of North Carolina and surrounding areas.Â Her exhibit will be displayed in hand crafted frames, made by her loving husband.Â These featured pieces are ready to hang but she also offers a collection of matted prints and greeting cards.
Â Sue McGlothlinâ€™s exhibit will hang inside The Cotton Company Art Gallery July 7-August 2ndÂ in downtown Wake Forest. Â It will feature only photographs shot in North Carolina. The Cotton Company will host an artist reception during Art After Hours on July 11 from 6pm-9pm where guests can meet Sue and admire her collection. Â This reception is Free and Open to the Public.Â Refreshments will be served and to compliment Sueâ€™s North Carolina themed exhibit we will serve a taste of our favorite NC wines.
The Cotton Company is a boutique marketplace shopping destination and art gallery in the heart of downtown Wake Forest, North Carolina. With over sixty individual businesses and artists, we strive to support small businesses and drive the entrepreneurial spirit of the vendors who reside inside.
For more information call April Cannon (919) 570-0087.
Sue McGlothlin and her work can be found on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/suemcglothlinphotography/info
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Ladies, get ready for a Fun Filled Night at The Cotton Company, Friday June 21st.
Bring your friends and spend a Spa Themed Evening with us inside The Marketplace and The Art Gallery. Enjoy vendor product demos and special spa themed treats like mini massage and henna art. We’ll be trying out our new home made photo booth so get ready to strike a pose and let us share the fun on facebook.
Enjoy refreshments like special iced teas from Bean Therapy and free samples of our house wine. Check out the latest fashion and accessory trends for summer and get those perfect items to make your vacations fashionable and stress free.
Enjoy an Artist Reception in The Gallery from 6-9pm on Friday May 10th. Meet Featured Artist Jane Steelman and admire her Alcohol Ink on Tile Exhibit.
We will also host Live Music from 6-8:30 provided by The Music Academy South inside The Marketplace. And enjoy an extended art show from 6-9 upstairs in The Event Gallery. Additional works provided for exhibit by The Heritage High School AP Art Class upstairs in The Event Gallery.
Art After Hours is the Wake Forest Monthly Art Walk in the Historic Downtown Area. Â Enjoy mingling up and down South White Street with the local artist community and lovers of art community. Â Refreshments will be served inside our Art Gallery from 5:30-9pm.
To properly celebrate Mother’s Day in May we’re bringing back
The Mimosa Monday In-Store Event!
Enjoy shopping again by joining us for Mimosa’s on Mondays inside The Cotton Company Marketplace and Art Gallery. Â Each Monday in May, we’ll be serving up this delicious cocktail to our customers from 10am-2pm. Â Don’t miss this wonderful shopping experience and remember to bring your mom out here, buy her a sweet present and drink mimosa’s together… Â It doesn’t get better than that!
Don’t pass up Beach Week at The Cotton Company!
Between 10am-12pm on July 9th-14th enjoy mimosas, mint water, and little treats! Enjoy our beach atmosphere that will make you feel like you are on vacation.