August 2-31, 2013
Juie Rattley III & Morgan Mannino
Born in Lumberton, NC, and raised in a small community just outside of Whiteville, NC, Juie Rattley III received his Associate’s degree in Fine Arts in 2002 from Southeastern Community College. Upon completion of his first degree, Juie was encouraged to continue his art career by instructors David McCormick and Ron Cole. He attended the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in 2004. During his time at UNC-Pembroke, Juie had the chance to study with Tarleton Blackwell, one of the most recognized artists working in the South today. Juie quickly adopted Blackwell’s impressive oil painting methods and positive views on life as an artist and a person.
Juie was also encouraged artistically by Blackwell to apply for graduate school. Upon being accepted to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Juie was awarded the prestigious Adelaide Fortune Holderness Fellowship and the inaugural Maud Gatewood Painting Scholarship. Juie received his Masters in Fine Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2007. Juie currently holds an adjunct art position at Guilford College.
As a college professor, Juie still finds time to paint, sell, and exhibit his work in galleries across the East Coast. Recently, Juie has been given an opportunity to teach art in Guilford County Schools as part of an outreach program sponsored by the Green Hill Center for NC Art.
Morgan Mannino is a young artist working between New England and the Southeastern part of the United States. She is a Midwesterner by birth, a Southerner and North Carolinian at heart, but spends most of her time working and studying in Boston, MA. She is a 2014 BFA degree candidate from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Tufts University where she received a 3/4 merit-based scholarship. Her other accomplishments include receiving the Kenan grant to study at Penland School of Crafts in the summer of 2011, and most recently being admitted to École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France where she has been studying for 6 months.
Morgan is an old soul navigating the space between where we are situated today in culture and the cultural changes that have happened from the dawn of the 20th century onwards.
When she is not making art, she is pouring over something in the kitchen, licking her fingers from some foodstuffs, or reading and researching about the time she was never a part of but can still be found in pieces of our culture today.