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
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.
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, 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.