Jacob Herrmann  is a potter relocated from Wilmington, NC. His focus is on wheel-thrown pottery and using atmospheric firing techniques to enhance the surface of his pots. Jacob is a member of the Coastal Carolina Clay Guild and runs  Mitchell Street Pottery  with his partner Heather McLelland. His work can also be found at Emerge Gallery in Greenville, NC. 

Jacob Herrmann is a potter relocated from Wilmington, NC. His focus is on wheel-thrown pottery and using atmospheric firing techniques to enhance the surface of his pots. Jacob is a member of the Coastal Carolina Clay Guild and runs Mitchell Street Pottery with his partner Heather McLelland. His work can also be found at Emerge Gallery in Greenville, NC. 

  Seraphim Smith  is a  multi-media artist  who specializes in culinary inspired paintings, photography and infographics. He has displayed work professionally in North Carolina and South Carolina. Seraphim is interested in promoting inclusivity and encouraging a healthy and diverse community. He views his own life as his biggest art project. 

Seraphim Smith is a multi-media artist who specializes in culinary inspired paintings, photography and infographics. He has displayed work professionally in North Carolina and South Carolina. Seraphim is interested in promoting inclusivity and encouraging a healthy and diverse community. He views his own life as his biggest art project. 

  D. Choci Gray  was Born from the union of the original LA artists - Jim and Lucy Gray; D. Choci Gray was raised from humble origins in LaGrange, NC.  Her motto “Thy Art in Heaven” encompasses the wide range of her skills in an array of performing and visual arts.  From historic re-enactments at Civil War sites to high profile commercial art to the 2015 Kinston Fish Stew Queen- Choci has embellished her community and surroundings.  She currently lives and operates her studio in the Kinston Historic District.

D. Choci Gray was Born from the union of the original LA artists - Jim and Lucy Gray; D. Choci Gray was raised from humble origins in LaGrange, NC.  Her motto “Thy Art in Heaven” encompasses the wide range of her skills in an array of performing and visual arts.  From historic re-enactments at Civil War sites to high profile commercial art to the 2015 Kinston Fish Stew Queen- Choci has embellished her community and surroundings.  She currently lives and operates her studio in the Kinston Historic District.

 
  L. Brandon McCullar  was born in Tuscaloosa, AL. He studied art at Montevallo, the University of Alabama, Complutense University, Madrid, and the John Campbell Folk School for Black Smithing. He has traveled throughout Europe, Asia, and South America while studying and has shown in galleries in Atlanta ,Alabama, Paraguay, Madrid, and Paris. He's taught art at Stillman College and the University of Alabama and his work has been featured at the Telfair Museum in Savannah, GA. He now resides in Kinston, NC and co-owns  S  outhern Fried Meta  l  with his wife and fellow artist Heidi McCullar. He designs metal sculpture, custom metal furniture, gates, signs, lighting, and jewelry. He is currently making everything he only dreamed of making as a child in his grandfathers workshop.

L. Brandon McCullar was born in Tuscaloosa, AL. He studied art at Montevallo, the University of Alabama, Complutense University, Madrid, and the John Campbell Folk School for Black Smithing. He has traveled throughout Europe, Asia, and South America while studying and has shown in galleries in Atlanta ,Alabama, Paraguay, Madrid, and Paris. He's taught art at Stillman College and the University of Alabama and his work has been featured at the Telfair Museum in Savannah, GA. He now resides in Kinston, NC and co-owns Southern Fried Metal with his wife and fellow artist Heidi McCullar. He designs metal sculpture, custom metal furniture, gates, signs, lighting, and jewelry. He is currently making everything he only dreamed of making as a child in his grandfathers workshop.

  Hayden Tedder  is a  multi-media artist and painter  from Winston-Salem, NC. Her work focuses on human sexuality and public perception. Hayden uses her art as personal therapy and studied under artist Stephen Hopkins.

Hayden Tedder is a multi-media artist and painter from Winston-Salem, NC. Her work focuses on human sexuality and public perception. Hayden uses her art as personal therapy and studied under artist Stephen Hopkins.

  Evil Bobs  is a self taught artist from Wendell, NC. Bobs' early work was mainly focused on pen and ink illustration and is using the smART program to focus on his painting. Bobs' art touches on the surrealist imagery that you see in many popular contemporary art magazines such as Juxtapoz and Hi-Fructose. Bobs' work can be seen  here .

Evil Bobs is a self taught artist from Wendell, NC. Bobs' early work was mainly focused on pen and ink illustration and is using the smART program to focus on his painting. Bobs' art touches on the surrealist imagery that you see in many popular contemporary art magazines such as Juxtapoz and Hi-Fructose. Bobs' work can be seen here.

  Maximillian Mozingo's  work reflects his motto: Art is Life. Goldsboro artist Maximillian specializes in fine art, murals & custom clothing and paints in with a myriad of mediums: acrylics, oils, spray paint, and does mixed media pieces as well. Art means everything to and he truly believes that this is his purpose and mission in life. Check out Maximillian's art  HERE.

Maximillian Mozingo's work reflects his motto: Art is Life. Goldsboro artist Maximillian specializes in fine art, murals & custom clothing and paints in with a myriad of mediums: acrylics, oils, spray paint, and does mixed media pieces as well. Art means everything to and he truly believes that this is his purpose and mission in life. Check out Maximillian's art HERE.

  Madeline Gray  is a freelance documentary photographer. She went to art school but realized she wanted to tell other people's stories so she got her master's degree in photojournalism. Working at newspapers gave Maddy a strong understanding of the power of community journalism. She is driven to tell stories from under-served and under-represented communities and is happiest sitting in someone's kitchen taking pictures and listening as they share their unique beliefs and life experiences. See Madeline's work -  HERE

Madeline Gray is a freelance documentary photographer. She went to art school but realized she wanted to tell other people's stories so she got her master's degree in photojournalism. Working at newspapers gave Maddy a strong understanding of the power of community journalism. She is driven to tell stories from under-served and under-represented communities and is happiest sitting in someone's kitchen taking pictures and listening as they share their unique beliefs and life experiences. See Madeline's work - HERE

  Ally Mitchell  moved to Kinston from Richmond, VA in early 2017. She quickly fell in love with the city and her passion for art has grown immensely. Ally works with oil and acrylic paints, painting abstract art for everyone to decipher in their own unique way. Ally sees art as a way to portray her life and the beauty and chaos together.

Ally Mitchell moved to Kinston from Richmond, VA in early 2017. She quickly fell in love with the city and her passion for art has grown immensely. Ally works with oil and acrylic paints, painting abstract art for everyone to decipher in their own unique way. Ally sees art as a way to portray her life and the beauty and chaos together.

  Charles Philip Brooks  is widely known for his evocative Tonalist landscapes. His early work continues a contemporary contemplative romantic tradition, firmly rooted in the American Barbizon mode, as established by such artists as George Inness, Alexander Wyant, Bruce Crane, John Francis Murphy, Dwight William Tryon, and North Carolina’s Elliott Daingerfield. He studied in New England in the studio of highly respected Boston School authority Paul Ingbretson and with the renowned American Barbizon painter Dennis Sheehan.

Charles Philip Brooks is widely known for his evocative Tonalist landscapes. His early work continues a contemporary contemplative romantic tradition, firmly rooted in the American Barbizon mode, as established by such artists as George Inness, Alexander Wyant, Bruce Crane, John Francis Murphy, Dwight William Tryon, and North Carolina’s Elliott Daingerfield. He studied in New England in the studio of highly respected Boston School authority Paul Ingbretson and with the renowned American Barbizon painter Dennis Sheehan.

  Grace Joyner  is a ceramic artist and makes both functional and sculptural work. Her preference to hand build vs. throwing and usually makes work that invokes a narrative. This narrative usually allows the viewer to make some sort of association, and her goal as an artist is to make things that allow the viewer to be taken back to a memory. Having family members and friends who have struggled with memory loss from dementia or Alzheimer's disease and her own fear of memory loss motivates Grace's work, in hope to resurface happy and enjoyable memories for her and the viewer.

Grace Joyner is a ceramic artist and makes both functional and sculptural work. Her preference to hand build vs. throwing and usually makes work that invokes a narrative. This narrative usually allows the viewer to make some sort of association, and her goal as an artist is to make things that allow the viewer to be taken back to a memory. Having family members and friends who have struggled with memory loss from dementia or Alzheimer's disease and her own fear of memory loss motivates Grace's work, in hope to resurface happy and enjoyable memories for her and the viewer.

  Jamil Burton's  artwork paints a picture of he see's life, culture, and the world around him. Themes such as family, love, society, along with political and religious issues are prevalent subjects for Jamil. The work usually consists of paintings on canvases and wood. Although each piece is different and unique, the style and method remains consistent. The viewer is allowed to take a peek into his window and see what Jamil sees. 

Jamil Burton's artwork paints a picture of he see's life, culture, and the world around him. Themes such as family, love, society, along with political and religious issues are prevalent subjects for Jamil. The work usually consists of paintings on canvases and wood. Although each piece is different and unique, the style and method remains consistent. The viewer is allowed to take a peek into his window and see what Jamil sees. 

  Kim Garland  is a self-taught artist that began creating works on canvas ten years ago. Relocating from Burlington, VT, her background in social work and social justice plays into her art and her works usually serves as a commentary on US politics and who they relate to social justice issue.  Kim loves to reuse and repurpose found materials in order create ecologically conscious art that has a unique aesthetic.

Kim Garland is a self-taught artist that began creating works on canvas ten years ago. Relocating from Burlington, VT, her background in social work and social justice plays into her art and her works usually serves as a commentary on US politics and who they relate to social justice issue.  Kim loves to reuse and repurpose found materials in order create ecologically conscious art that has a unique aesthetic.

  Zachary Wills  plays a variety of brass instruments and was a member of the Marine Corps Field Band for twelve years. He's played thousands of concerts and played for Ambassadors, Heads of  State, and other dignitaries all over the world and is currently teach band at Woodington Middle School in Lenoir County. Zachary is working to create an El Sistema music program in Kinston geared towards helping low income children.

Zachary Wills plays a variety of brass instruments and was a member of the Marine Corps Field Band for twelve years. He's played thousands of concerts and played for Ambassadors, Heads of  State, and other dignitaries all over the world and is currently teach band at Woodington Middle School in Lenoir County. Zachary is working to create an El Sistema music program in Kinston geared towards helping low income children.