CTW visits Something Old, Something New exhibit

CTWArtsCouncil012113.jpgJan. 21, 2013 — We visited the Cabarrus Arts Council Galleries and enjoyed a group invitational exhibition exploring how artists use the old – such as recycled materials, memories, or stories – to create something new.
 
The Something Old, Something New exhibit includes paintings, photographs, sculptures, quilts, mixed media and pottery by 18 artists. Among the artwork, visitors will find portraits created of denim, landscape paintings that convey the feeling of old barns, prints combining comic book imagery and Renaissance style, photographs using old glass plate negatives and plant forms, fish created from plastic containers, ironwood sculptures inlaid with silver and turquoise, hand-built and altered clay forms, old wood and found-object bird houses, mixed media quilts, furniture created using traditional woodworking techniques, photographs that remind us what to remember, one-of-a-kind dulcimers and psalteries, quilt-inspired metal artwork and narrative drawings.
 
There is no admission charge to any of the activities at The Galleries.

Volunteer docents are available to give you a tour and answer questions, or you may enjoy the exhibition on your own. If you have children with you, make sure to ask for the “I Spy” artwork scavenger hunt.
 
The Galleries are located at 65 Union Street South in Cabarrus County’s historic courthouse in downtown Concord. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. For more information, call 704-920-2787 or visit www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.
 
Other topics featured in this weeks episode include:

Greater Charlotte Home and Landscape Show comes to Cabarrus Arena
eReader class at the Concord Library
Optical illusions class at Frank Liske Park
Personal Finance Class at the Concord Library
Low Income Energy Assistance Program deadline Jan. 31
Geektastic Fun with Duct Tape at the Kannapolis Library
Amelia Bedelia Day at the Mt. Pleasant Library
Valentine’s Venture activity at North Cabarrus Park
Friday and Saturday night dances at the Senior Center, Concord
Smoke-Free Law Celebration 

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