Local artist exhibits at the Cameron Art Museum

"Kitchen Shadows" by Anita Funston
"Kitchen Shadows" by Anita Funston


Two of the lanterns made by local artist, Anita Funston were selected to be exhibited at the Cameron Art Museum through the holiday season.

Anita Funston lives in Henderson County. Her proposal to create two lanterns, made from recycled metal items, were selected to be shown in the Art of Illumination Artist-Made Lantern Juried Exhibition of the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC. Anita created two different lanterns with items she collected from various donation and recycling centers. Many of the items came from The Purple Ribbon, which is a thrift store for Mainstay, Inc. in Hendersonville, NC. “It is wonderful to create these lanterns that have been a delight for the visitors to the Cameron Art Museum. An added joy is buying my materials locally and supporting The Purple Ribbon that funds services to help victims of domestic violence. The exhibition originally was to close on December 6; it has been so well received that the exhibition has been extended until January 7, 2016.” The lanterns are Kitchen Shadows, that utilizes kitchen utensils and the other lantern is There’s A Light In My Heart, which is made from a cookie tin and incorporates jewelry.

For more information about the Art of Illumination Festival see the Cameron Art Museum website http://www.cameronartmuseum.org

About Anita Funston Artist:

Anita Funston creates one of a kind sculptures. She has won local and state awards. This year, her art has been shown in over 28 exhibitions including, in the fall, at the Tryon Fine Arts Center’s Sculpture 2015 (juried regional sculpture exhibition) in Tryon, NC.

Her website can be found at www.anitafunston.weebly.com.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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