Garden of Nudes

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Garden of Nudes

Paintings by Julian Phelps

Sculptures by James (Jim) Fatata

Music by Certain Seas (9/21 2pm)

45th Annual Centerfest Arts Festival

September 20th - 22nd 2019

Phelps Phine Art Studio

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At the start of each day, I hand painted updates and new art to the front sign giving a fresh originality 

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In the "Exterior Garden," hand painted signs were posted in a path from the front of the building on East Chapel Hill Street leading down Foster Street to the back entry of my studio in the open alley. In the back entry are my gazebo tent, hand painted banners and bamboo scroll paintings.

The bamboo scroll paintings: enamel paint on burlap with two bamboo sticks on the top and bottom with rope strung through the top bamboo stick. They are hung on metal bars on a window, on a parking sign, on a telephone pole (11' in the air), and three on the lattice structure under the gazebo. Throughout the days the scrolls alternated locations.

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After the "Exterior Garden," one would enter inside the building toward the back to the "Gates" of the "Garden of Nudes" 

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After the "Gates," the guest would enter into the doorway into the "Garden of Nudes"

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The "Zen Garden" (as seen on the sign in

the right picture) lead behind the curtains

into "Walk in Depth" (ongoing black light 

installation). This is installation can be viewed on my website under the tab

"Black Light Installation"

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Certain Seas

Certain Seas are Katharine Whalen & Austin Riopel

https://certainseas.bandcamp.com/releases

They performed live in the open alley between Holland & Foster Street, Durham NC

Their merchandise include: "tape decks" of their music & Whalen's hand-sewn "Fascinators" 

Bamboo Scroll Paintings: The dyed burlap was stretched on wooden frame, applied with clear gesso, painted with enamel paint, removed from the wooden frame, two bamboo sticks are placed at the top and the bottom, grommeted to stay in place, then a rope is strung through the top (knots drilled out) bamboo stick, and is hung be the rope strung through the top 

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Vase on Red

Enamel / Burlap

Bamboo Scroll

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Shrub on Orange

Enamel / Burlap

Bamboo Scroll

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Pot on Grey

Enamel / Burlap

Bamboo Scroll

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Vase on Yellow

Enamel / Burlap

Bamboo Scroll

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Vase on Tan

Enamel / Burlap

Bamboo Scroll

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Pot on White

Enamel / Burlap

Bamboo Scroll

These painting are enamel paint on strechted canvas panels. 

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Mystical Bouquet I Revisited

Enamel / Canvas

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Singing Cactus

Enamel / Canvas

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Reaching Out

Enamel / Canvas

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Falling Stars

Enamel / Canvas

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Morning Fern

Enamel / Canvas

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Wild Succulents

Enamel / Canvas

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Twilight Arrangement

Enamel / Canvas