Works by three area artists on display at UNCP

By: Staff report

PEMBROKE — Three local visual art teachers and graduates of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke will be featuring their work in an exhibition titled “3 R Done.”

The exhibition runs through Dec. 15 at A.D. Gallery on the UNCP campus. It will feature the work of Ashley Berdeau, Kyle Harding and Scotty Thompson. The show is representative of the artists’ best and most recent work from their graduate college career.

The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Berdeau teaches art and journalism at St. Pauls High School. Her work uses acrylic paint and spray paint through a layering method. Using this systematic process to create the body of work shows her fascination with the layering process, while implementing color theory. She explores layering paint over patterned backgrounds with the inspiration of fabric and wallpaper.

Harding teaches art at Pine Forest High School in Cumberland County. Her paintings use acrylic paint on canvas to create sketches horses. Through her experimentation, she used different colors and textures in the backgrounds with the horse sketches on top. Harding worked with different color palettes and movements of the horse to see which created a certain feeling or mood in the overall piece.

Thompson teaches art at Lumberton High School and is an adjunct instructor at Robeson Community College. His work is a manipulation of found objects and multiple layers of pigment and recycled fabrics creating unique textures. He focuses on developing works that capture the presence of place by way of color theory and mark making on non-representational forms.

For more information on the gallery, the exhibition, or the artist, contact A.D. Gallery Director Joseph Begnaud at 910-521-6405 or email

Staff report