For immediate release ‐ May 22, 2019
Contact: Jon Pishney, 919.707.8083. Images available upon request
(RALEIGH, N.C.) — The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery presents “Light on Life,” artwork by Subha Raghu. The show runs May 31 – July 28, with a Gallery reception Saturday, June 1, 2-4 p.m. All exhibited art is for sale.
“Nature in all its abundance is the primary source of inspiration behind my artwork,” Raghu says. “I enjoy the enriching process of interpreting a scene from nature and bringing out its splendor with a touch of color.” A self-taught artist, Raghu works primarily with acrylics, in addition to soft pastels, colored pencils and charcoal, and paints on varied surfaces like canvas, wood and glass.
Raghu hails from the south India city of Chennai but lives in Morrisville, N.C., where she also teaches Carnatic vocal music (south Indian classical music). “Being a fine artist makes me relate every work of art that I create to a song resonating its own melody, as much as being a musician makes me relate every tune I hum to a piece of art displaying its pleasing hues,” she adds. Her paintings have been featured in solo and group shows at several locations in North Carolina.
The Nature Art Gallery is located inside the Museum Store. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 4:45 p.m. Admission to the Gallery is free. All exhibited art is for sale. For more information about the Nature Art Gallery, call 919.707.9854.
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh (11 and 121 W. Jones St.) is an active research institution that engages visitors of every age and stage of learning in the wonders of science and the natural world. Hours: Monday–Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sunday, noon–5 p.m. General admission is free. For more information, visit naturalsciences.org.