Artist Reception: February 2, 2023 / 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibit Open: Tuesdays 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. | Thursdays 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The Town of Ramseur is featuring an artist each month in the conference room of the Town Hall. There will be a reception for the artist at each opening. Darrell Williams is a former resident of Ramseur, who now resides in Asheboro. Though his interest in art goes back over fifty years, he only began exploring his artistic endeavors twenty-five years ago, with a figurative clay class in Greensboro. Five years later, Darrell spent a week in a pastel painting workshop. Even today, his oil and acrylics retain some skills he learned. One of the paintings in his exhibits is a pastel piece he painted about a year after his workshop. Retirement in 2004 gave Williams more time to work on his art and explore new directions. One of which was oil painting. When Darrell and his wife Linda moved to an active adult retirement community in Raleigh, he was delighted to find a pottery studio. Unlike his grandfather, William Murphy Williams, Darrell found he had no interest in wheel-work, and concentrated on hand building. This exhibit includes a full-size 3-D self portrait in clay. Also, during this period Williams attended figurative sculpture classes in Raleigh using live models…some even nude. After his last move to Asheboro, Darrell returned to hand building at Oakland Pottery. His latest exploration is Henry Bowers’ Clean Air outdoor painting class. Darrell began with acrylics and now is working with oils in this matter. The exhibit will include air and studio painting, improving skills, and maybe finding another figurative sculpture opportunity! Thank you to the Randolph Bulletin for this article.