The Welborn Gallery:

Current Exhibit:

Black Square

Dissolving the Black Square: Georges le Chevallier’s Shibui Series

Shibui: (adjective) a Japanese word describing the subjective sensation produced by simple beauty; the subtle or unobtrusive; to appreciate an experience or aesthetic based on its own character and virtue

Through a melding of the Japanese notion of shibui—or the appreciation of the simplicity and character of elements and experiences, gastronomy, and Kazamir Malevich’s fabled Black Square, Georges le Chevallier’s Shibui series makes visual his desire to change human relations to technology. By making excess unnecessary and devoid of meaning, le Chevallier’s series showcases simplicity with an edge of wit and humor to make the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center’s Welborn Gallery walls vibrant with color and the shape of the square.

The exhibition is on display 3 March–29 April 2017 and the opening reception will be Friday, March 10 from 6–9 pm. Join the artist for an evening of culinary delights from the Third Branch Café’s shibui themed menu, live music, and local wine.

Upcoming Exhibit:


Filament: New Work from Tapestry Weavers South

From the upholstery in our cars to the fluffy towels that dry us fibers in our lives are overlooked and cast aside in quotidian American life. Through an examination of tapestry, the Yadkin Arts and Cultural Center’s Welborn Gallery proudly presents Filament: New Works from the Tapestry Weavers South, an exhibition re-examining our relationship to textiles. Taking fibers from our daily use to the gallery’s walls, viewers can explore Filament beginning May 1 until July 31 2017. Bound by the presence of fiber and thread, Filament ties together the imaginative with the tangible through tapestry. As the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center’s Second Annual Fiber Showcase, this exhibition highlights the newest and most vibrant visualizations in Southern tapestry.

American Tapestry Alliance member and professor Emerita of North Georgia College and State University Tommye McLure Scanlin will give a keynote address at the exhibition’s opening on Saturday 6 May 2017 at 4 pm in the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center’s classroom space. A reception will follow in the Gallery, marking the official opening of the Yadkin Arts and Cultural Center’s 2nd Annual Fiber Showcase


 Portfolio Submission Guidelines for Welborn Gallery Exhibitions

We are accepting portfolio submissions for exhibitions in the 2017-2018 exhibit years. Please contact jody@yadkinarts.org for more information.