Three Old Coots, Art at its Roots

Three Old Coots on First Friday in December

During the month of December, the Roundabout Art Collective on Oberlin Road, just

south of Cameron Village, will host “Three Old Coots. Art At Its Roots.”, featuring

paintings, pottery and drawings by Abie Harris,Bobby Kadis and Steve Wainwright, three

Triangle artists in their 80s.

“We think this is one of our more unique events. It should be great fun for people of all

ages,” Susan Woodson, one of the founding members of Roundabout, said in making the


Abie Harris

E. F. (Abie) Harris, formerly Director of Campus Planning at NC State who developed

the original plan for Centennial Campus, will be exhibiting samples of his work.

A founding member of the Roundabout Art Collective, Harris has been painting and

sketching throughout the US and Europe for over 40 years.

Bobby Kadis

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Robert (Bobby) Kadis founded Centrex

Properties, a real estate development and management company. He honed his pottery

skills at Penland School of Crafts in western North Carolina. Over the years, his work has

appeared at The Roundabout and several other venues.

Steve Wainwright

Steve Wainwright, formerly on the faculty at Duke University Department of Biology,

has exhibited work at various venues in The Triangle. His unique approach to sketches and

drawings will be featured in the Show.

Wainwright’s wife Charlotte, former Director of the Gregg Museum in Raleigh, will

deliver a talk on the work of elder statesmen and their role in the art world on November

30 at 7PM. The Show itself begins December 2.