Davis Goodman; photography and photoshop
Davis Goodman, a 1978 graduate of the UNCC School of Architecture, worked in the field of architecture for 30 years. Since 2005, Davis has pursued his passion of photography and has established a photography business, Forever and 3 Days. His love of photography started in his teens when he began taking photos of landscapes using a Kodak Instamatic camera. Davis’s work has been published in several photography magazines and in the North Carolina Our State magazine. Over the years, Davis has taught photography starting with classes for coworkers at his office. Davis enjoys helping others learn the basics of photography and using their camera to express their creativity. He has taught Adult photography at Gaston College and held several workshops in the community in addition to teaching classes at the Fine Arts Academy. In 2014, Davis won Judges Choice Award (Print Competition) Southern Arts Society. Thus far in 2015, Davis has been awarded the following: Best of Show and First Place in Gaston County Arts Guild's First Annual Photography Show; First Place, Mooresville Arts' 11th Annual Photography Show; First Place, Rutherford County Visual Arts Guild; First Place, Southern Arts Society's First Annual Gateway Trail Photography Competition.
Genie Greenwal; tapestry weaving
Genie Greenwal started her formal education in tapestry weaving began in the late 1980's with an introduction and off-loom weaving project as part of a weaving course at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC. She has studied design with Archie Brennan and Susan Maffei, very renowned artists and teachers in the tapestry community. Genie has been weaving tapestry for about 20 years and loves to encourage others to try their hand at it. She has had her work shown in shows and is a member of the American Tapestry Alliance and Tapestry Weavers South. Genie will be one of our guest clinicians teaching "Tapestry Weaving...Demystified." She titled the workshop for two reasons...in talking to people Genie noticed a general intrepidation for the idea that they could learn to do it too, and the amazement on some people's part of my "apparent" skills and creativity. During the two-part workshop, participants will learn three simple and widely used techniques to weave their own tapestries.