SHEBORO, NC - Circa Gallery will present work from two different artists Lenton Slack and Jared Slack. The artist opening will take place Friday May 18th 2012 from 5:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m. The show will be held at Circa Gallery 150 Sunset Avenue, in downtown Asheboro.

Although they share the last name, the artists are not related however they do currently reside in Asheboro.
From early childhood Lenton Slack, an interest in the Arts and Creative work in the visual arts began to develop which intensified through grade school and high school. Graduated from Seagrove High School and a short time later, joined the US Navy for four years and continued his interest in art by seeing museums and special exhibits n the US and abroad. After returning from the Navy, applied at Richmond Professional Institute(which soon became Virginia Commonwealth University) and was accepted. This is where Lenton began his art education in interior design.

Teaching interior design for 30 years at Randolph Community College gave Lenton a chance to see creative people at work and continued to spur his need to be creative. Lenton has done many commission pieces and interior painting for people the throughout the region. He is now retired but does continue to host a home exhibit each year.

Jared's preferred medium is oil paint, he enjoys texture, color, and the variety of things that can be done with paint. While painting Jared tries to portray the subject, while allowing his painting process, and the qualities of the medium to show through. Jared is influenced by nature, and the power and beauty it has. "Being in nature is a spiritual, sublime experience" for Jared. He strives to express this spirituality in his paintings, both landscape, and abstraction. Color is his main tool to express what he sees.

Professional Experience
2009-present. Art Teacher. Sheffield Elementary, Lynchburg, Virginia.
2009-present. Art Teacher. Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg, Virginia.
2007-2009. Art Teacher. Bloomfield Middle School, Macon, Georgia.
2003-2004. Adjunct Professor. University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana. Color and Design, Beginning and Advanced Painting, Drawing II, Introduction to Visual Arts.
2002. Adjunct Professor. Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio. Drawing I.
2000-2002. Graduate Assistant. Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Instructor of Record. Visual Fundamentals, 2D Design, Drawing II. Teaching Assistant, Fall
2002. Visual Fundamentals. Worked in galleries, preparing and hanging exhibitions. Created illustrations for Museum exhibition guide.

Awards and Honors

Jared's excellence in painting has won him honors and awards. In 2010 Jared's work was awarded Honorable Mention at Mulberry Street Festival, Macon Georgia. Jared was awarded as Outstanding Painter in 2000, at Utah State University, Logan Utah. He also received the Marie Eccles Harrison Departmental Scholarship at Utah State University, Logan Utah.

The show will run from May 18, through June 12, 2012. The artist opening is free and the public is invited to attend. Circa Gallery is located at 150 Sunset Avenue Asheboro, NC. The artists will be on hand to discuss their works and style. For more information please call 336-736-8015 or email