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Fresh Air Exhbition

  • Dates: January 14, 2022 - February 16, 2022
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Venue: Charlotte Russell Contemporary Fine Art Gallery
  • Location: Midtown Raleigh
  • Address: 2012 A Fairview Rd., Raleigh, NC 27608
  • Times: Wed.-Sat., 11am-4pm
  • Admission: Free


Fresh Air features artwork by two female artists that are also athletes. The works on view are inspired by their experiences outdoors.

Artist Jessica Singerman uses color, shape and composition to create vibrant abstracted landscapes in acrylic. Singerman’s paintings on view are inspired by a question she posted on Facebook: “What outdoor spaces bring you peace and happiness?” Friends sent her photos of their special landscapes, and she used those images as a jumping off point to create small paintings, Tiny Landscapes. Using those paintings, she then created the larger pieces in Searching on the wind. Her works have been exhibited internationally.

Sydney Zester draws inspiration from her experience as an endurance athlete to create her unique textile works. Her intention is to replicate the senses of calmness and energy that she feels while being active with a nod to the coastal environment they are felt within. She expresses this balance of emotion through the use of contrasting muted and vibrant colors in playful and abstracted shapes. Zester began working with textiles over 15 years ago while apprenticing with her seamstress aunt. She is currently based in Wilmington, NC.