May 26 Fri
Memories of Youth – An exhibition by Nevim Vandermeer Wingfield – Final Friday Reception6:00 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
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Added by Matt Rajkowski@ Turkish HouseA solo art exhibition by Nevim Vandermeer Wingfield
Opening Reception; Additional exhibit hours: May 27, 2017 1:00pm to 5:00 pm
I was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. I go back every few years, and when I come back I already miss my old country. But this (NC) is home here now.
I have been drawing ballerinas, fashion models, dancers, portraits, caricatures… ever since I remember. At school, or anywhere, I would draw pictures or caricatures of funny things happening, and pass it around. Sometimes teachers caught me, but they just laughed. I was too little and too cute to be punished.
When I was about 9 years old, my dream was to see the world. Years later my dream came true. I traveled to many countries and places in the world. Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, including an Amazon cruise, and almost every state in USA. I met many people, learned about their lives, made friends.
I received my Dental Degree (DDS) at UNC Chapel Hill, and opened my own office. The most rewarding part of being a dentist was doing aesthetic dentistry, changing looks from unattractive teeth and face to a beautiful, happy smile that brought confidence and success to my patients. I was called “having healing hands”. My son followed my steps. He is an M.D.
Best part of being retired is not getting up early to rush to the office. Now I can do anything, anytime I want. Sadly, my husband passed away in 2009. Our cat Melodi was my faithful companion until she died at the age of 20. I dance, swim, walk, read, paint, play bridge, play chess, solve puzzles, take care of my plants, and spend time with friends.
What shall I do next? Bungee jumping? Sky diving? Ha ha ha…