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Orr Ambrose Brings her Micro-Universe to the Umstead Hotel and Spa

The Umstead Hotel and Spa is excited to welcome Orr Ambrose as our new featured artist in our Gallery. Ambrose, based in Charlotte, N.C., has been exhibiting her extraordinary interpretations of the patterns found in microscopic particles for 20 years throughout the southeast.

The exhibition, titled “Imagining the Micro-Universe,” reflects the influence of theories of physics and biology on Ms. Ambrose’s work. She uses circles, variations of circles, line and pattern to represent the substances of existence. In her words, “I build an environment much like a landscape and in much the same way that atoms build matter or solar systems build galaxies. In this way, my work plays on the parallels and consistencies found throughout the cosmos.” Ms. Ambrose feels that her paintings are most fully experienced by viewing them up close and then again from a distance.

A graduate of the well-respected University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art, Ms. Ambrose had her first solo exhibition at age 24. She was awarded a three-year residency at Odyssey Center in Asheville, N.C. Most recently, her work has been on view at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, N.C. and the Colburn Earth Science Museum in Ashville.

Join us September 23 for our artist welcome reception, and meet the artist herself. Reception begins at 6:00 pm, reservations can be made by calling 919-447-4065. Ms. Ambrose’s paintings will be available for purchase in the Umstead Gift Shop during the show.

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