Asheboro, NC - The Randolph Arts Guild will feature a free Lunch and Learn lecture by artist, Les Caison III in the Sara Smith Self Gallery (123 Sunset Ave. Asheboro, NC), Tuesday, May 26th from 12pm - 1pm.   The event is free and open to the public.  Attendees are welcome to bring a bag lunch for this casual dialogue.

Caison's body of work titled "Looking Up" has been on display at Randolph Arts Guild in downtown Asheboro during the month of May. This Lunch and Learn event concludes the exhibition and gives the public the opportunity to learn more about the artist and his work.

 Les Caison III is an award-winning artist from North Carolina.   A diverse upbringing and public education complete with critical accomplishments in music and visual art inform his creativity.  Les paints with oil and illustrates with pencil, often intertwining the two, creating scenes of life every-day.  His mixed media paintings tell stories.  They offer something for the viewer to think about for a while. 

His latest body of work which will be on display at the Randolph Arts Guild is titled “Looking Up”.  The 15 oil paintings explore how we use what we have to move forward.  The solo exhibition recently debuted at The Turchin Center for Visual Arts in Boone, NC during the winter of 2015.

 Les has exhibited throughout North Carolina including multiple museums and commercial galleries.  His has earned grants, won design competitions, painted murals, given lectures, and consumed many doughnuts.  His work is mentioned in numerous publications including the March 2010 issue of North Carolina-based “Our State” Magazine. Les is collected internationally and has over 80 exhibitions under his belt – over 20 of them solo.

 Les is from Greensboro, NC.  He graduated from Appalachian State University with a BFA in Studio Art.  He paints from his studio in Asheboro, NC.  Many will recognize his name because for the past four and half years Les has shared his creative energy with local community through his efforts serving as the Program Director at the Randolph Arts Guild.  

 The Randolph Arts Guild is open Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm and Saturday from 10am - 2pm.  For more information please call 336-629-0399.  More of Les' work may be seen via his website,