First Friday Art Walk – Start at Cardinal Club!
First Friday is one of Raleigh's most popular evening escapes. Join other local art-lovers on the First Friday of every month for a fun-filled introduction to Raleigh's exciting art, music and dining scene.
The Sir Walter Room of the Cardinal Club is now a featured First Friday venue. Artwork from a juried North Carolina Artist will be displayed from 5:00 – 8:00 pm on the first Friday of each month and complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be provided, as will a cash bar for beer and wine.
Our Featured Artist will be: Constance Pappalardo
About the Artist:
Constance Pappalardo was born in Lima, Peru and moved to New York City at the age of eight. The art and culture of the city inspired her to pursue her art studies. Ms. Pappalardo studied painting at The Art Students League and The School of Visual Arts, in Manhattan.
In 1976 the artist began a long spiritual journey that took her on a long hiatus away from painting. She has since returned to painting with much success.
Pappalardo now lives in Cary, North Carolina. Her contemporary abstract watercolors have been featured in numerous galleries in Cary, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and other cities in North Carolina.
She is member of The Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh and of The Durham Art Guild in Durham.
Ms. Pappalardo is the recipient of various art awards. Her works are included in local corporate and private collections in the United States, Europe and Peru.
She is one of the founders of The Cary Art Loop and is presently an active member of the abstract painters group, The ChromaZones.
Ms. Pappalardo is very involved in many charity art auctions, donating art throughout the years to such charitable events.