The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

April 27, 2012

Former Tarboro resident to be featured at Greenville gallery

Editor and Publisher
John H. Walker

TARBORO — Chip Hemingway grew up in Tarboro.

It is, he says, the place where his father, Dr. George C. Hemingway, shared his love of the outdoors with him and where so many of his values were established.

“It was a great place to grow up,” he said, noting that his father and mother, Lynn, have only been gone for about two months after relocating to Wilmington.

Beginning next week, Hemingway will be one of the featured artists in City Art Gallery’s upcoming show, Under the Sun, in Greenville. The show runs from May 3 through June 2 and an artist’s reception will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday. In addition, Hemingway is being featured in the May edition of “Our State Magazine,” which is available now.

“I’m really excited about the show,” he said in a telephone interview from his architectural firm in Wilmington. “This will be the first show I’ve ever done where I will be doing a painting during the show.”

Hemingway said he has been drawing his entire life, but really got into it after he went to the North Carolina State School of Design.

“I learned color theory,” he said. “I learned how to mix things to get what I wanted.”

Hemingway said he had always wanted to paint, but until that class, it was a desire he was unable to fulfill.

“A lot of my paintings are North Carolina scenes,” he said. “I usually paint where I am … and I’m an avid surfer, so a lot of them are scenes from the beach.”

In his professional career, Chip Hemingway is better known as George C. Hemingway, III. He has designed a number of large and small projects over the years, including three expansions at the North Carolina Aquarium.

The Murray Bowman Hemingway website notes that, “Through the unique experience of creating buildings that also house living marine animals, he has developed a deeper appreciation and understanding of the natural world.”

City Art Gallery is located at 511 Red Banks Road, in the Lynndale Shoppes, in Greenville. Its hours of operation are 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10-4 on Saturday.