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ARTIST TALK: Kat Wyllie, 'Buy The Ticket'
Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

ARTIST TALK: Kat Wyllie, 'Buy The Ticket'

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Join Artist Katlyn Wyllie on October 13 from 2 – 4 as she answers questions on the story of ‘Buy the Ticket,’ and leads a discussion in how expression can help people through tough times.

Falling on our Monthly 2nd Saturday Open Studios. Doors open at 10am for Open Studios throughout the building. Artist Talk 2:00 pm - in our Main Gallery.

See also: the  FaceBook Event Page - The Eventbrite.com listing

ClearWater’s own Resident Artist, Katlyn Wyllie, is the subject, artist, and producer of the current exhibit, ‘Buy The Ticket: One woman’s tale of self-discovery,”

“Buy the Ticket” is an introspective journey designed to put the observer in the cart of a roller coaster.

A young woman, expressive in her everyday, reminisces the intense internal growth she accidentally captured through ten years of portrait photography with seven photographers. To add to the visual portraits and fully tell her tale, the artist also includes tonal explanation within a self-guided audio narration applicable through your smartphone (headphones recommended).

Come visit the remarkable gallery at ClearWater Artist Studios in Concord, North Carolina for this transparent expression of humanity that invites everyone to imagine themselves in the roll to “Buy the Ticket.”

This gallery is always free to the public during ClearWater Artist Studios hours of operation.

Free and open to the public!

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Live Collaborative Painting Demo: VIsual Strategies
Jul
14
11:00 AM11:00

Live Collaborative Painting Demo: VIsual Strategies

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Mikel Frank and longtime collaborative painting partner Gerard Amsellem, who both form the The Visual Passion Duo, will present a 5-hour live painting collaboration to live music by local musician, Noel Freidline. Anyone and everyone is welcome to come watch, and see the exhibition that will be on view!

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This is the second live event associated with the exhibition, Visual Strategies: A Collaborative Project (Website page; also more info below) 
Today's event is in conjunction with our monthly 2nd Saturday Open Studios on Saturday, July 14th, from 11:00am to 4:00pm (doors open at 10am)

(FaceBook Event Page here)

(Eventbrite event page here)

Visual Strategies: A Collaborative Project (FaceBook page) is a Guest exhibit / set of events this Summer at ClearWater Artist Studios. It is being organized by two collaborators: local artist/ curator, Mikel Frank, and collaborating curator & artist, Carl Heyward. Frank recently moved to Charlotte from the New York City area and a 29-year career at the Met Museum of Art, and is now an adjunct art instructor at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and Gaston College; Carl Heyward is an artist and founder of the Global Art Project, and lives and works out on the West Coast. 

Participating artists from the Global Art Project (GAP) are shipping their jointly-made works in from all over the world for the exhibit, and there will be three live-collaborative-painting events, including one that's for YOU (or anyone) to participate in, on Saturday August 11!

See the Main Exhibition Event Listing on our Website, www.clearwaterartists.com or on Eventbrite as well as the FB pages linked above.

Call the Studios at 704-784-9535 with any questions, or email clearwatermgr@gmail.com.

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EXHIBIT - Visual Strategies: A Collaborative Project
Jul
2
to Aug 28

EXHIBIT - Visual Strategies: A Collaborative Project

Front of Postcard; 'See Back' refers to list of events shown below.  Artist Credit:   BG Artwork, ‘Palimpsest,’ by GAP members Robert Reed w’ fragments from Gregory Rose

Front of Postcard; 'See Back' refers to list of events shown below.  Artist Credit: 

BG Artwork, ‘Palimpsest,’ by GAP members Robert Reed w’ fragments from Gregory Rose

Visual Strategies:

A Collaborative Project

Curated by Mikel Frank and Carl Heyward

Links to Co-Curators' websites: Mikel Frank and

FaceBook 'Gallery' page for the Exhibition is here.

Featuring Collaborative Works by: 

The Global Art Project (Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/globalartproject; FaceBook, https://www.facebook.com/globalartproject2017/)

The Visual Passion Duo (Mikel Frank & Gerard Amsellem; www.visualpassion.net)

...And YOU!    ...created during Related Events at ClearWater, listed below.

Resumes/ Bio PDF's of the Co-Curators: Mikel Frank - Carl Heyward

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Description/ Related Events Listed Below - keep scrolling - (each Event will have its own Listing)--

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This upcoming Guest exhibit / set of events, "Visual Strategies: A Collaborative Project" at ClearWater Artist Studios, is being organized by two collaborators: local artist/ curator, Mikel Frank, who recently moved to Concord from NYC and a 29-year career at the Met Museum of Art (2 years ago), and is now an adjunct art instructor at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College; and collaborating curator & artist, Carl Heyward,  founder of the Global Art Project, who is out on the West Coast.

Participating artists from the Global Art Project (GAP) are shipping their jointly-made works in from all over the world for the exhibit, and there will be three live-collaborative-painting events, including one that's for YOU (or anyone) to participate in, on Saturday August 11!

The local artist Mikel Frank is working to invite more local artists familiar with collaborative art-making, to participate also.  

Mikel and longtime collaborative painting partner Gerard Amsellem, who both form the Visual Passion Duo, will present a 5-hour live painting collaboration to live music by local musician, Noel Freidline. This is in conjunction with our monthly 2nd Saturday Open Studios on Saturday, July 14th, from 11:00am to 4:00pm (doors open at 10am).

 

Opening • with Live Painting Event

Sunday, July 1, 2018  -  3:00 - 5:30 pm
Selected Collaborators / Paint Performance

FaceBook Event pages for this Opening: Visual Strategies Exhibition; Visual Strategies; and VISUAL STRATEGIES EXHIBITION  

 

Live Collaborative Painting Demo

Saturday, July 14, 2018  -  11am - 4pm
Featuring the Visual Passion Duo Performing
(Mikel Frank & Gerard Amsellem)

(FaceBook Event Page here

(Eventbrite event page here)

 

Family Collaboration Painting Day

[Event page coming soon!]

Saturday, August 11, 2018  -  11am and 2pm
Community is Invited to come paint a large work togeher that will then be added to the Exhibition!
--Facilitated by curator/ artist Mikel Frank—

 

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Monthly Meeting: Southern Piedmont Woodturners
Mar
20
5:30 PM17:30

Monthly Meeting: Southern Piedmont Woodturners

Southern Piedmont Woodturners Club holds monthly meeting/ woodturning demo or workshop, every third Tuesday of the month in their studio - #122 - at ClearWater Artist Studios in Concord, NC. All are welcome! Come out and learn about this ancient and fun craft.

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OPENING RECEPTION: 'Abstracting Spirit: A New Direction,' by Artist Barbara Ellis
Oct
7
6:00 PM18:00

OPENING RECEPTION: 'Abstracting Spirit: A New Direction,' by Artist Barbara Ellis

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Opening Reception for a solo exhibition of ClearWater tenant artist, Barbara Ellis' (BEllisArts) abstract expressionist works, which have evolved over the year 2016-17 as she delves deeper into how Spirit moves her artistic practice.

Barbara's Artist Talk will be the same night (10/7), 7-8pm.
Light refreshments will be served.

This event is also posted on our FaceBook Event Page! Look there for updates and discussion.

The exhibit will be on view Oct. 7- Dec. 1, 2017

Parking is free and plentiful on site in three lots, all well-lit.

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Nov
4
to Dec 31

Louise Farley - Outside the Lines

 

RECEPTION FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 5 - 8 PM

We're proud to announce the opening of a solo show exhibition of paintings by artist Louise Farley, titled ‘Outside the Lines.’ The show will be on view in the ClearWater Gallery at 223 Crowell Dr. NW, in Concord, from Nov. 4 through Dec. 31, 2016.  The Opening Reception is Friday evening, November 11, from 5-8pm with refreshments.  All are welcome.

The artist will also give an ‘Artist Talk,’ discussing her approach, style etc. the following day at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 12, 2016—which is also ‘2nd Saturday Open Studios’– a monthly open house featuring ClearWater’s resident artists in their studios with doors open from 10am.  Doors close on 2nd Saturdays at 4pm.

Also featured at today’s 2nd Saturday will be Santa! Live and happy to greet children and parents alike. From 11am-2pm.
 
Louise Farley is one of the ‘original’ leasing artists at ClearWater, renting her studio there since renovated studios were first made available in 2011. She commutes from Charlotte, where she lives with her husband, John. She is finally back to her painting career, which got a promising start, then had a long hiatus due to a divorce and single-motherhood. For over 20 years—during which she raised two children and supported the family by running her own boutique in Charleston, SC, including designing and sewing the clothing she sold there—she did not paint.  Since 2005, however, she has immersed herself in painting full-time, teaching occasional workshops at John C. Campbell Folk School and other art centers, and giving lessons in her studio.  This show marks her third solo show in the region this year; and her very first solo show in the 2,200 sq. ft. Gallery at ClearWater Artist Studios.  

The show includes a new body of work Farley has been painting since June, never before exhibited: pictures from Africa, inspired by photos taken by her stepdaughter who travelled there earlier this Spring. “It has given me a new enthusiasm and reinvigorated my work,” Farley said of the new subject matter. “I love the colors, and the energy between the people.”
 
Louise Farley grew up in Tennessee and earned her BFA degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She has lived in Charlotte since 2008.
 
Viewing the show—if you miss the Opening Reception or Artist Talk, or want to come back to look at your leisure, ClearWater’s Gallery is open to the public Weds-Friday Noon-6pm; every 2nd Saturday 10am-4pm; or by appointment during the week. The ClearWater Gallery, outdoor Green, and open-air covered Market are available to rent out for private events and parties.
 
LOCATION: Clearwater Artist Studios, 223 Crowell Dr. NW, Concord, NC 28025. For details and weekly hours, see www.clearwaterartists.com; or, call 704-784-9535.

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Sep
9
to Sep 30

September 9th Opening - Press Release

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Robert Crum painting in his studio at Clearwater Artist Studios


PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: Monday, August 15, 2016 CONTACTS: - Sarah Gay, Manager of ClearWater Artist Studios for the City of Concord; 704-784-9535 (office) or clearwatermgr@gmail.com; OR, - Robert Alvin Crum, Artist: 704.310.0382 or robertalvincrum@gmail.com

Local Daniel Boone Descendant Interprets History Through Art; Opening Sept. 9 Concord, NC – A local artist descended from the legendary Daniel Boone aims to express the intertwining legacies his research has uncovered, via his own paintings in a new solo show and related events at ClearWater Artist Studios in Concord, NC. It will become a traveling exhibit.

The solo exhibition “Return to the Land of My Ancestors,” on view in the Main Gallery at ClearWater Artist Studios from September 1 to 30, 2016 will feature 16 oil paintings, 15 watercolors and other artifacts created by Robert Alvin Crum, who currently resides in Salisbury, NC and leases a studio at ClearWater Artist Studios. The debut show in the ClearWater Gallery is part of ClearWater’s ‘Guest Artist’ Series, which began this year and has the Gallery booked, with a new show each month, into 2017.

Through his paintings and other creations, Crum explores revelations of his family’s slave-ownership, battles, love and politics, pioneers and natives, and spiritual connections to the land and the people who moved across it two centuries ago. The exhibit “…tells a story and takes one on a journey,” says the artist, who relates that, growing up in Illinois, he was often told by family that he is a direct descendant of the explorer and “Father of Kentucky” Daniel Boone and his wife Rebecca Bryan. After moving to North Carolina in 1989, he realized he was living and walking in the same places as his Boone and Bryan ancestors.

Crum has extensively researched and completed an award-winning body of oil and watercolor paintings that tell the story of cultural conflict in the 18th century North Carolina backcountry that led to America’s initial expansion into Kentucky and beyond. The project received a 2016 Preservation Education and Publication Award from Historic Salisbury Foundation, Inc. and an Arts and Cultural Development Grant from Rowan Arts Council.

The Public is invited to an Opening Reception on Friday, September 9, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, including refreshments, music by local musician LeDerick Blackburn and a short storytelling session by author and Boone historian Randell Jones. On Saturday, September 10 (during Open Studios day at ClearWater) from 11 am to 4 pm, this journey will be complimented with refreshments, entertainment and an “Artist Talk” by Robert Alvin Crum. LOCATION: Clearwater Artist Studios, 223 Crowell Dr. NW, Concord, NC 28025.

For details and weekly hours, see www.clearwaterartists.com; the Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/ClearwaterArtistStudios; or call the CW office at 704-784-9535. Open to the Public. The journey begins at RobertAlvinCrum.com

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Aug
5
6:00 PM18:00

That Art Night!

This Friday at Cabarrus Brewing Company!

'That Art Night' is THIS FRIDAY EVENING, 8/5/16 at Cabarrus Brewing Company; starts at 6:00 p.m.

A partnership of Cabarrus Arts Council and various other local art organizations (including us), 'That Art Night' will be every first Friday, at Cabarrus Brewing Co. in the Gibson Mill (just around the corner from us)!
Walter Stanford Fine Art has the very first, the inaugural 'That Art Night'-- he'll be working live from 6pm on, inside the brewery, up by the bar-- and he's been working hard all week to have some examples ready. If you haven't seen his amazing pastels and oil paintings of raptors, you're missing out!


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