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"Journey East" art show by Mary Welch Austin
Friday, February 25, 2022, 10:00 AM to Saturday, March 19, 2022, 4:00 PM EST
Category: Events

Local artist Mary Welch Austin will showcase a decade of coastal inspiration in a new art exhibit titled “Journey East” at the historic Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens this spring.

Austin’s work will be featured in the art gallery, located in the visitor center, February 25 through March 19. An opening reception is set for 6-9 p.m. Friday, February 25 during the Wilmington Arts Council’s Fourth Friday Gallery Nights in downtown Wilmington.

The Gallery is open Monday-Saturday 10AM-4PM, Admissions is free; Masks are required indoors.

About the Artist
A native of High Point, N.C., Austin is a self-described admirer of the “magic of light and texture and the compositional dance of positive and negative spaces in nature.” A decade after retiring from a textiles career and moving to Wilmington, she has created an artistic “gathering of coastal treasures” that represent her own journey east, where a single day can offer endless inspiration.

Of her show, Austin said, “My favorite weather on the East Coast is blustery: a day when the wind is blowing strongly enough that you catch your breath and hold on to the feel of the moment. A blustery day opens your spirit to ocean waves, arching palms and flowing rivers as you take in the glorious light and colors of our beautiful East Coast.”

For more information about Austin and her work, visit her website at