Ms. Meikle has worked with the artists listed below to promote and curate either pop-up or full solo exhibitions. The artists have shown at Unorthodox Studios in the NoDa location or the Nine Eighteen Nine Studio Gallery. Both Nine Eighteen Nine and Unorthodox Studios reside in the VAPA Center in uptown Charlotte, NC.
These featured artists were showcased with Ms. Meikle at the Nine Eighteen Nine Studio Gallery for a popup exhibition. These were held every 3rd Sunday of the month from March to September of 2022.
Photograph by Micheal Maxwell during the 'Soul Finger Project' exhibition at Nine Eighteen Nine Studio Gallery curated by Joanne Rodgers.
NINE EIGHTEEN NINE
Meet the Artists
Fine Artist Oil Painter
Bryan Wilson graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Studio Art with a Minor in Graphic Design from Morris Brown College. After graduating college, he became an in-house Graphic Designer for the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, GA. In 2012 Bryan decided to take his painting and picture-making ability to another level by pursuing his MFA in Drawing/Painting at the Academy of Art University where he graduated in 2015. He is now exhibiting throughout the US and abroad alongside other distinguished artists. He is currently showing work at Foster’s Frame and Art in Huntersville, NC, and Coffey & Thompson Gallery in Charlotte, NC in addition to representation by Portraits, Inc.
Bunny Luna (they/them) is a queer agender ecosexual witch whose work honors the interconnectedness of creativity, exploration, self-discovery, + healing. Their nude self-portraits + 35mm film double exposures have been shown in galleries across the country + published internationally. Bunny has facilitated creative healing community events since 2016 both in-person + online with the intention to elevate + support the community through honoring the sacred uniqueness of life + enabling experiences of love + open-hearted connection with people of diverse backgrounds.We Are Interconnected tells the visual story of our interdependence with nature. Double exposures blur the line between self + other, opening us up to the magic of the unknown while co-creating with the universe. Nudity shows us that there is strength in vulnerability, sharing who we are because we have nothing to hide. Removing layers of expectations and assumptions, we remember we are unique parts of a whole. We are each other. We Are Interconnected.
Multi Media Artist
Jacky Claiborne was born in Charlotte in 1963. After being diagnosed with autism as a child, Jacky was recommended for institutional care, but he spent most of his school years in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, flourishing in the system’s three “open” schools: Irwin Ave. Elementary, Piedmont Middle, and West Charlotte High, where he graduated in 1983. In high school, Jacky was known for his love of rock music and soccer and for creating “The Lingo,” which he teaches to most people he meets. The friendships he formed in his youth have remained strong throughout his life. Jacky has always been a creative dynamo – he has recorded several albums of original music with his band The Falling Pebbles and has written, illustrated, and hand-assembled several novels.
Two of Mrs. Patricia Boyer's (Tricia) great passions are family and art. The passion behind her paintings is knowing that she can make herself and others smile, no matter what each is going through in their lives. She has learned more about the fine art medium and other local artists during her journey.Tricia displays her art around Charlotte at venues including solo exhibitions at the Festival in the Park, Kings Drive Art Walk, Metropolitan Take Over, Fosters Frame and Gallery, Whitewater Diamond, and South End Gallery Crawl as well as Kay & Kays Event Suites, Sycamore Brewery, Coffey and Thompson Art Gallery for her solo exhibitions. She has won several awards for her artwork and has been featured on the ‘Let’s Talk Art With Brooke’ podcast on many occasions, ‘Chat and Spin Radio’ with Ian Johnson in the UK with over 2,000 listeners, and ‘Living the Dream' The 2.0 Grandma interview with Marsha McLean, which has set her among the top artists in the Charlotte area. She has participated in a ‘Voice of America' Arts & Culture Magazine interview with Salim where local artists discussed the art scene as it emerged during the pandemic. Individuals as well as corporate collections collect Tricia’s art.
I am a freelance photographer focused on portraiture and documentary/street photography. I am self-taught and have worked in Charlotte North Carolina for over 20 years. I also have a career as a social worker. Much of what I do in photography and social work go hand in hand. Being present and recognizing the humanity in others is what drives my work and passion. Throughout my photography journey, I have been fortunate to have exhibited in many shows and competitions.
These exhibitions showed every 2nd Saturday of the month from late 2018 to the beginning of 2019. Unorthodox Studios shut down in March 2020 and relocated to the VAPA Center in March 2022.
Meet the Artists
Multi Media Fine Artist
Rebecca Lipps is a multifaceted artist and educator who cultivates immersive experiences by combining sculpture and video. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Xavier University and her Master of Fine Arts from Winthrop University in 2019. She is currently on the board of Talking Walls Art Festival, a TAC founder, a CAL member, a YAMS member, a CLT Placemaking artist, and a volunteer of ArtPopCLT. Rebecca is also the proud creator of the Community Art Exchange in Charlotte. She currently teaches art in Fort Mill School District as well as freelancing her own painting classes. Ms. Lipps brings sculpture to life by projection mapping onto its surface. It is Rebecca’s goal to create art that pushes the boundaries of technology and sculpture.
Painter and Mulartist
Jason Parker is a street artist , muralist , conscious vandal from the American south. A carpenter by trade, eternally blue collar and true to the title of “tinkerer” he is well versed in building methods, printing, screen printing, and has dabbled in most forms of visual art and visual communication. His gallery shows are primarily composed with spray paint and variations of stencil methods. Although, forever exploring and restless, many works appear as ink illustrations, photography, and sculptures. Parker’s style and methods are heavily inspired by early hip-hop culture, punk rock, skateboarding and the DIY ethics of these cultures.
Mixed Media Fine Artist
Mixed media artist, Keith is known to work with everything from resin, sand, arylic, oil, charcoal pencil, paper, and found objects to create highly textured pieces rich in movement and depth. Raised on the Jersey Shore and spending much of his time playing in Manhattan his art reflects both the energy and sole of the two in an abstract way. Color sets a mood, texture reflect a memory.
Ken Knudtsen is a recently relocated NY writer and artist(Wolverine) and the creator of My Monkey's Name is Jennifer(SLG Publishing), and has also worked on animation for projects developed by Comedy Central, Robert Reich, and PBS. Feel free to discuss with him the awesomeness of Huey Lewis & the News, Fast Five, John Wick, and Aquaman at your earliest convenience.
Multi Media Artist
My Work Has Taken Many Forms Over The Years Including Figure Drawing, Painting, Clay, Sculpture, Stained Glass, Mixed Media, Collage And Assemblage, Most Recently Focusing On Recycled Materials.
Multi Media Artist
Julio Gonzalez is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist. His work stems from the exploration into his mixed heritage. Born of a Honduran mother and Mexican father while growing up in the South during the 80's, his experience is one of being from somewhere else. His practice relies on constantly asking "what if?" and embracing the random.