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"Captured Moments" Art Show by Agnes Preston-Brame
Friday, September 24, 2021, 10:00 AM to Saturday, October 16, 2021, 4:00 PM EDT
Category: Events

The Burgwin-Wright House welcomes Agnes Preston-Brame on September 24 for her show, “Captured Moments,” on exhibit until October 16 in the art gallery located in our visitor center.

Opening Reception on Friday, September 24 from 6-9pm. Masks are required inside the gallery.

Admission is free; gallery is open Monday-Saturday between 10am-4pm.

From the Artist

From the beginning my work has had a commitment to figurative themes. Even when I explore other subject matters, I find myself reverting to the human form and the intrigue of human connections. I work entirely from memory, depending on remembrances of my observations and feelings. I continually search for different ways to visually convey emotions, attitudes and circumstances.

When I start working, I usually have no preconceived idea of a specific image. I begin in the hope of discovery. I start by randomly putting colors and lines on the canvas, allowing my intuition to lead me until a certain image appears. Then, I synthesize my thoughts and memories to develop a cohesive pictorial story.

During the creative process a painting may go through several metamorphoses, but ultimately my intention is to depict the human spirit and to create emotional and intellectual impact on the viewer. To learn more about Agnes Preston-Brame, visit

About the Artist

Agnes Preston-Brame was born in Budapest, Hungary. She studied fine art in Budapest, Montreal, at Art Students’ League of New York, NY and earned a BFA (Summa Cum Laude) at NYU, New Paltz. Since, she has worked as a professional artist and designer, painting, designing textiles for the home furnishing industry and interior design. She also owned a freelance design studio for textiles and wallpaper (Agnes Preston, Inc.) in New York City; designing for companies like: Schumacher, Lee Jofa, Stroheim, Kravet, and Spectrum, among others.

After moving to Greensboro in the 80s, she spent a decade pursuing her painting career. She’s had several solo shows and participated in numerous group exhibits in local and regional galleries, as well as in other states, Canada and Hungary. Some of those venues were: Albany Institute of History and Art, NY; Greensboro Artist’s League, Ann Compton Gallery, Green Hill Center for NC Art, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Elliott Art Gallery at UNCG, Greensboro, NC; Durham Art Guild, Durham, NC; Knoxville Museum of Art, TN; Ann Leonard Gallery, Woodstock, NY; Gallery 200 Columbus, OH; University of Georgia, Atlanta; Budapest Galeria, Hungary.

In 1996 she established her interior design business Metamorphosis Design, LLC, which is still active. Concurrently, from 2000 until 2009 she was creative director of Golding Fabrics, High Point, NC. As a designer she has travelled extensively in the US, Asia and Europe. For the past few years she has reduced the number of her design projects to concentrate on her painting career, her art is now part of numerous private and corporate collections.