Progress Energy Art Gallery reaches for the moon and the stars in "Myth, Mystery and Religion," an exhibit of work by 11 area artists that opens today with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m.
Subjects include Seraphim, the highest rank of angel in Christianity; Mari, the Basque goddess who controls weather; and Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty.
Featured artists include painter-muralist Justin Giacobbi, spiritual artist Eva Berman, pastel artist Natalie Roberts, and painter-sculptor Samantha Churchill.
Ms. Berman was born in Germany and studied oil painting in New York. Ms. Roberts concentrates on mythological paintings of goddesses inspired by photographs she stages with her husband, Brian.
Ms. Churchill studied art in Italy and has shown paintings throughout the state.
Also exhibiting are Mimi Jozwiak, Elizabeth Cardina, Jorge Perez-Rubio, Alex Giraldez, Jeff Svajklenka, Lyndon Scheeren and Sergio Vittorio Flores.