New exhibition explores humor and aims to conjure up questions
July 14, 2014 – This week, CTW visited The Galleries and got an inside look at their latest exhibition “Comic Relief.” Humor has been a theme present in visual art from the beginning of time, but this display is here for a limited time, open through July 31. The Galleries are operated by the Cabarrus Arts Council.
Comic Relief presents artworks that explore humor and aim to conjure up questions. The group invitational features works in a variety of styles and media that have been informed by comics, cartoons, characters and imagination. Ten Southeastern artists present their viewpoints that are in some cases humorous and whimsical while in others flippant, pensive and ironic. Storytelling is common throughout the exhibition. Themes are often playful, witty and satiric. Some works lead with comic related imagery but are full of social and historical precedence.
Comic Relief challenges the misconception that fine art is usually uptight and serious. Spectators are invited to tap into their imagination, escape reality and delve into the surreal.
For more information on The Galleries or their latest exhibition, “Comic Relief,” open to the public Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through July 31, call 704-920-2787 or visit www.cabarrusartscouncil.org
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- The Carolina Soul Band, July 19, Village Park
- The Piedmont Dance Theater- Cinderella, July 26, Village Park
- Farmers Markets
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- Market off Market Street, July 26, Downtown Concord
- Atomic Dogg Magazine Super Bully Show, July 19, Cabarrus Arena
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- Flavorful Cooking with Herbs and Spices, July 22, Cabarrus Health Alliance
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- Recycled Craft Program, July 21 & 24, Various library locations
- Star Wars Craft: Akbar Puppets, July 21, Harrisburg Library
- Rags to Riches Theater-Hansel and Gretel, July 22 & 23, Various library locations
- Nathan Kotecki's Writing Workshop, July 22 & 24, Various library locations
- Mad Science, July 29 & 30, Various library locations
- Crafternoon. July 26, Kannapolis Library
- Dr. Who, July 23, Mt. Pleasant Library
- Teen Craft: Magic 8 Ball, July 31, Kannapolis Library
- Short Story Writing Experience, July 31, Kannapolis Library