New collaborative works by local artists
Melissa Manley and Daniel Samppala
Melissa and Daniel met in middle school 35 years ago and have enjoyed a creative friendship since. This show marks their first collaborative venture together.
Melissa Manley holds a BA in Studio Art from University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and an MFA in Metal Design from East Carolina University. For the past nine years Melissa has taught workshops in collage, watercolor, book altering, using sausage casings in sculpture and textiles, as well as jewelry classes at art retreats such as Art Unraveled in Phoenix, Arizona and Bead & Button in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She currently teaches workshops at the Cameron Art Museum School and metalsmithing at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, NC.
Daniel Samppala is an artist that is primarily self-taught. He has worked in many mediums, including visual arts, theatre, film, graphic/web design and music.
The Finnish word "Sisu" is about taking action against the odds and displaying courage and resoluteness in the face of adversity. Deciding on a course of action and then sticking to that decision against repeated failures is Sisu.
An Art Gallery and "offspace"
621N4TH is an artist-run gallery, studio and office space located in the heart of downtown Wilmington's Brooklyn neighborhood. The gallery location provides established and emerging artists the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work in a professional manner.
Melissa Manley & Daniel Samppala
Janette K. Hopper
La Petit Atelie du Monde 2013
Michael Van Hout
Rice Branch Group 2014
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