Artists Reception Gaylene Briggs and Gail Leadenham - NC Blue Ridge

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Artists Reception Gaylene Briggs and Gail Leadenham

June 10, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Maples, OOAK Art Gallery, and Hang It Up Frame Shop in Micaville invite you to their first Art Show inside Maples Coffeehouse. Artists Gail Leadenham and Gaylene Briggs are exhibiting paintings through the end of June.
Gail Leadenham was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey on November 21, 1961. She was raised in Neptune, New Jersey until she joined the military in 1983. Now a mother of five and a disabled Veteran, she resides in Burnsville, North Carolina. While living in Arizona for a few years, Leadenham was inspired by the beauty of the southwest. On impulse, she bought some painting supplies and started painting in 2014. Her painting continues to change as she discovers new media, such as painting on barn wood.

Gaylene Briggs is essentially a self-taught painter, whose interest in art began in high school and has evolved since then. Her medium of choice is currently acrylics and sometimes water colors. Briggs prefers a more realistic approach to her artwork; she likes her paintings to reflect what she sees around her.
Briggs had her first real show in 2009 on an island in the Caribbean, and since then, her paintings have been shown in various galleries in the U.S. Virgin Islands as well as Western North Carolina.
Born in Washington, raised in California, Briggs has spent time in Montana, St. Thomas and North Carolina. She is presently spending time on the West Coast to be closer4 to her family.
Briggs has had the opportunity to travel a great deal throughout her life, and she enjoys capturing the images that she’s seen during the course of her journeys.

A reception will be held at Maples, Friday June 10, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. For more information, call Maples 675-1876, OOAK Art Gallery 675-0690 or Hang It Up Frame Shop 682-0088


June 10, 2016
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm


One of a Kind Art Gallery
573 Micaville Loop
Micaville, NC 28755 United States