Due to unforeseen circumstances and expected inclement weather, the Watchhouse concert originally scheduled for Saturday, October 1, has been rescheduled to Friday, October 28. Tickets for the original date can be used for the rescheduled date; just present your ticket at the new event. For additional assistance, or to request a refund, contact help@ncartmuseum.org during gallery hours, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Learn more on the event page.

Please note: West Building is now closed through October 7, 2022, to complete an exciting reinstallation of the People’s Collection. During this time enjoy free exhibitions on view in East Building, indoor and outdoor events and programming, and the 164-acre Museum Park. We’re excited to welcome visitors back to a new Museum experience starting October 8, 2022. Learn more about the opening weekend celebration.

Live from the Studio: Kelli Thompson

In this virtual demo, Kelli Thompson shows participants how to combine lines, shapes, and colors to create an abstract painting. We’ll use acrylic paints and dry brush technique to blend super smooth gradients and a ruler and tape to build a simple geometric composition with hard edges. We’ll practice color mixing and learn to work with tints to mimic light and depth within an abstract composition.

About the artist
Thompson was born in Monroe, Louisiana, in 1982. She received a BA in fine art from the University of New Orleans in 2006 and an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University in 2009. Her work has been featured in the
Boston Globe, Art Voices magazine, New American Paintings #86, and the New Yorker.

Image courtesy of Kelli Thompson


Nov 19, 2022


1:30 PM - 3:00 PM


Free with registration
For More Information:
(919) 715-5923
Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm
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