Grace Art Gallery

Current Exhibit: Roxana Sinex

Grace Gallery welcomes local painter, Roxana Sinex. A retired architect, Sinex was awarded second place in our annual juried show and has been painting for many years.

Artist Statement

Life Paths
Life is a path we travel, first led by our parents, then in school where we are faced with the influences of teachers and other children. When high school ends and beyond, we face some difficult intersections. Do we have a map of where we want to go from here? Do we have any idea where we want to be?

The paths we choose to travel form the direction of our lives. Do we walk through the forest or desert? Do we choose to scale rough craggy peaks far above the tree line to see stupendous views or do we choose wildflower covered meadows criss-crossed with gurgling streams?

What we experience along our chosen path depends in part on whether we enjoy pausing to focus on what lies along the way or whether we prefer to sail right by in a hurry to reach our destination. There is no wrong or right to our chosen pace, but understanding where we want to end up and who we want to be when we get there helps us to both enjoy the walk and be happy with where we end up.

"I cannot ignore the familiar poem:
“Two roads diverged in a wood,
And I took the road less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.
-Robert Frost

Contact information:
Artist: Roxana Sinex
Address: PO Box 31093, Greenville, SC 2960

Curious about the story behind the history of exhibitions?

The Gallery at Grace Centre uniquely features the work of artists in western North Carolina. The Gallery, which is owned and supported by Grace Mills River, is designed to help establish the work of new and emerging artists.

Displaying art through more than 1,000 square feet of beautifully lit wall space, Grace Mills River’s vision and desire is to build relationships with artists in the community by recognizing and encouraging the essential role art plays in our unique culture. We care deeply about the art and the artist.

For more than a decade, Grace Mills River has displayed the work of hundreds of local artists across a wide range of media. In addition to solo and group shows, we also exhibit an annual fine art juried show.

We try to make the artist’s experience as seamless and convenient as possible. Once a work (or exhibition) is selected, the artist is invited to an opening reception hosted by Grace Mills River and attended by many from our community. We also promote the events through our website, bulletins, and email updates. Because Grace Centre is also the home of Grace Mills River, the gallery generates a good deal of traffic -- as many as 600 people view an exhibition each week.

In this video, one of our early curators explains the mission behind the Grace Gallery. juried14 from Graceworks Media on Vimeo.

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Grace Mills River is delighted to welcome artists from the greater WNC community to show their work in the gallery. Artwork and artist statements in Grace Centre Gallery do not necessarily represent the values and beliefs of Grace Mills River.