Ocean Isle Beach – On September 5, the Museum of Coastal Carolina’s Coastal Gallery will present the grand opening of a new art exhibit called “Timeless Moments” featuring the work of well-known local artist V. Ryan (“Bunny”) Lauzon. The exhibit includes some original artwork that will be available for sale. On September 6 from 12:00 to 1:00, a “Meet the Artist” reception will take place at the Museum.
Lauzon is a native of Menominee in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. As a military wife, she spent many years traveling all over the world with her late husband, Donald, and their children. Japan, Germany, and Korea are a few of the places they lived. During her travels, Lauzon painted and taught. She and Donald settled in this area in 1978. A woman of many talents, Lauzon restores fine art oil paintings, sells her original paintings and prints, and paints on commission.
Lauzon studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Columbus School of Art, and the University of Kansas. She also had two years of private portrait study with Jean Pilk. Lauzon describes her style of painting as “contemporary and realistic.” Her oils and prints reflect scenes that appear to be frozen in time – a simpler time when life appeared to be less complicated than it is now. Her work has an intimate feel to it. She especially enjoys painting subjects that she knows personally.
The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Admission is free for members. Non-member admission (including sales tax) is $9.50 for adults (13-61), $8.50 for seniors (62+), $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. Admission is free for active duty military and disabled veterans plus one guest; must include the military ID cardholder. For more information, call the museum at 910-579-1016 or visit museumplanetarium.org.