Bill Thelen, who lives and works in Raleigh, never really meant to show his sketches as stand-alone works of art—at first. He has made drawings since he could pick up a pencil, but not until graduate school did he notice that other people responded to them as works of art. The result is that 29 of his works on paper, with such titles as 2 Purple Pretzels, Lord Cucumber and This Loneliness, are on view in the exhibition Area 919. Find out more about Thelen’s work in this video. Portrait of Bill Thelen by J Caldwell.
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