The Outer Banks Voice – College of the Albemarle Art Exhibition opens June 24 at Roanoke Island Festival Park

College of the Albemarle Art Exhibition opens June 24 at Roanoke Island Festival Park

By Submitted Story on June 23, 2022

Roanoke Island Festival Park

Featured artwork from COA’s “Creatures of Comfort” Art Exhibition

Roanoke Island Festival Park will host the College of the Albemarle’s (COA) art exhibition, “Creatures of Comfort”, in its traveling exhibit space this summer. This free exhibit is open to the public Tuesday – Saturday from June 24 – September 24, 2022, in the Ticket Sales Gallery.

“Creatures of Comfort” is a representation of the body of artwork exhibiting each student’s individual work as well as a collaborative group installation. The exhibit was created by students in the Associate in Fine Arts Program under the direction of professor Christina Weisner at COA’s Dare campus.

As part of COA’s portfolio and resume class, each student was charged with displaying their most comfortable artwork, art beyond the course’s curriculum with freedom in medium, concept, and time allotted. While an emphasis with respect to these individual works is placed on the artist’s “comfort zone”, the collaborative group installation, as a contrast, challenges that notion – forcing one to step outside of their place of comfort. The defiance of one’s comfort, partnered with the embrace of it is harmonized in this exhibition.

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Roanoke Island Festival Park is a part of the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR), the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational, and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary D. Reid Wilson, NCDNCR’s mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state’s history, conserving the state’s natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.

NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette’s Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the NC Zoo, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the NC Arts Council, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archeology, along with the Division of Land and Water Stewardship.

For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit


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