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Cool and the Gang, painting by Jenny Buckner

Interview with Jenny Buckner

Fine Artist Interviewed by Dennis Ray Jenny Buckner is seldom without her camera as she travels around Western North Carolina, always on the lookout for a subject for a painting. Working from her photographs, Buckner applies her oil to canvas in a loose comfortable style suggestive of European impressionist painters. Buckner especially enjoys her animal …

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Field of Wildflowers, painting by Joyce Schlapkohl.

Interview with Joyce Schlapkohl

Fine Artist Interviewed by Dennis Ray Rapid River Magazine: What are your favorite subjects to paint and why? Joyce Schlapkohl: That’s always an interesting question. I like what excites me about any subject. Often it’s the lighting on the image or an emotion that gets stirred or just a beautiful sight that I want to …

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When you walk through the door, you’ll be greeted by friendly, committed staff.  Photo: Kelsey Jensen

Interview with Lori Dawson

owner of Mine & Yours Consignments Interviewed by Dennis Ray Rapid River Magazine: Tell us a little about Mine & Yours Consignments. Lori Dawson: If you’re looking for a warm friendly atmosphere to shop for gently used second hand treasures, this is your kind of place. We offer a large assortment of current fashions for …

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Explore Jonas Gerard’s new gallery at Riverview Station.

Interview with Fine Artist Jonas Gerard

Interviewed by Dennis Ray Rapid River Magazine: Jonas, what led you to open a second River Arts District gallery? Jonas Gerard: I’ve never been one to sit still. I’m always looking for a new creative challenge. Usually the challenge takes place on the canvas, but not always. Things get exciting when inspiration spills out into …

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