CVA Gallery at The Cary Theater


Cary Visual Art is honored to announce our new exhibition space on the second floor of The Cary Theater. 

The Cary Theater is located at 122 E. Chatham St., in downtown Cary. Join us for celebratory receptions for during the Cary Art Loop Final Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. Public hours for the CVA Gallery at The Cary Theater are Wednesday and Thursday, noon to 6 p.m.; Friday, noon to 8 p.m.; and by appointment. Contact us at 919-531-2821 or for more details.  



Solo exhibition featuring artwork by Rachel Breitinger

June 1 - 30, 2017

Reception: Friday June 30, 6-9pm

Gallery Hours: Wed 12-6, Thu 12-6, Fri 12-8


Join us for Final Friday, June 30, at the CVA Gallery @ The Cary News from 6-9pm. Meet Rachel, get to know her art, and enjoy some refreshments. We look forward to seeing you then!

Questions regarding the exhibition can be directed to Catherine Howard, Director of Cary Visual Art, at or 919-531-2821.



The day before a gallery opened, when an artist would varnish the work to go into a show the next day, art elites would be invited to view the show early, on the "varnishing day," or "Vernissage." As a young artist, this exhibition is an early view into the artist Rachel Breitinger will become. This is her Vernissage.


Her portfolio contains a wide variety of work. Her favorite subject is portraits, and her preferred medium is realistic colored pencil. She likes to experiment with blending opposing colors together to make a plain tone, as well as experimenting with the "correct" way to use colored pencil. Often involuntarily, she gravitates toward cool color schemes, specifically of blues and greens, but she is fascinated by primary triadic schemes. Underneath the overarching calm tone of her work, many well-thought out meanings and interpretations emerge that may not be immediately apparent.




The artist, Rachel Breitinger, is a recent graduate of Cary High School, heading off in the fall to East Carolina University as a Centennial Fellow in their Honor's College. She is going to major in Art Education and is considering double majoring in Art with a minor in Art History. With this, she hopes to become an elementary school visual art teacher. She was born in Pecos, New Mexico, moving to Northfield, Minnesota at age 2 and to Cary, North Carolina at age 12. The artist is eighteen years old and lives in Cary with her parents and younger sister.

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