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EXHIBIT: Kat Wyllie, 'Buy The Ticket'
Sep
7
to Oct 28

EXHIBIT: Kat Wyllie, 'Buy The Ticket'

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An Audio-Guided Visual Exhibit--

One woman’s tale of self-discovery told through a series of self portraits and audible narrations experienced at your own pace.  Smart devices and headphones recommended. Solo artist: Katlyn Wyllie, resident artist at ClearWater Artist Studios.  Communication is 93% non-verbal… 

See the FaceBook event page for the Opening Reception. for updates and photos!

Also see the EventBrite event page to register or share! 

See www.clearwaterartists.com for details + links to social media. 704-784-9535 for main office. 223 Crowell Drive NW, 28025. Free; Open to the Public; Free parking. Gallery Hours: Weds-Fri, Noon-5pm; Every 2nd Saturday 10am-4pm; or by appointment.

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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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Come hear and see ClearWater’s own Resident Artist, Katlyn Wyllie, who is the subject, artist, and producer of the current exhibit, ‘Buy The Ticket: One woman’s tale of self-discovery,” as she speaks about her personal journey and the meaning for her of her artistic expression.

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.

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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Opening Reception for RCCC Arts Faculty Show 2018
Jan
19
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception for RCCC Arts Faculty Show 2018

Celebrate Rowan-Cabarrus Faculty of the Fine & Applied Arts Department, at the Opening Reception of this, the 2nd Annual Faculty show! Nine Adjunct and Full-Time Faculty are participating, showing recent works in ClearWater Artist Studios Gallery. Come see what those on the front lines of art education, in Salisbury-Concord, are creating in their studios.

All Welcome - light refreshments will be served and faculty members will be present.

See the FaceBook Event page for this Opening!  

Note-- Dates Extended!  

Exhibit is now on view January 9 - March 2, 2018.

(Click link on 'Exhibit' above for the Exhibit event listing, with more details on the artists)

Scroll down to see original invite (with original exhibition dates--  now extended)

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Exhibit: RCCC Faculty Show, Dept. Fine & Applied Arts
Jan
9
to Mar 2

Exhibit: RCCC Faculty Show, Dept. Fine & Applied Arts

2nd Annual Faculty Show for Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Fine & Applied Arts Department!  At ClearWater Artist Studios.  Original Exhibit dates: Jan. 9-31 -- and now, DATES HAVE BEEN EXTENDED to close Friday, March 2nd, 2018! 

Exhibit Dates: Now Jan. 9- March 2, 2018

Various artworks by nine (9) Full-Time and Adjunct Visual Arts Faculty at our regional Community College.  This is the only venue hosting a collective show of full-time and adjunct Visual Arts Faculty in the Fine & Applied Arts Department of RCCC. Nine faculty participating; see list below.

If you can't make the Opening Reception (see below) or even if you can, the Exhibit is on view in the ClearWater Gallery January 9- until Friday March 2, 2018. Limited Open Hours-- or call for apt. / to check availability. Gallery Hours generally Weds-Fri, 12-5 or by appointment, but most days (except weekends) we're here after 11:30. 

Participating Faculty this year are listed below;

More info on these and other RCCC Arts Faculty, can be found at the Faculty Directory of the department, at:
https://www.rccc.edu/finearts/fine-applied-arts-faculty/ .

Jenn Selby
Jonathan Hoffman
Lorraine Turi
Travis Phillips
Anna Kenar
Rachel Goldstein
Michelle Rodenberg
Sandra Casserly
Mikel Frank

These are the teachers teaching those students who will, in turn, exhibit their works here in April at the 4th Annual RCCC Student Spring Show, Impulse.

For Saturday visit, 2nd Saturday Open Studios is our only regular Saturday open time.

Don't miss the Opening Reception! (Also on our FaceBook event page)!  Light refreshments will be served and faculty will be present.  Original Invite (with original exhibition dates):

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Creative Surfaces: The Art of Decorative Artisanal Walls
Dec
9
to Dec 29

Creative Surfaces: The Art of Decorative Artisanal Walls

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CREATIVE SURFACES:

The Art of Decorative Artisanal Walls

December 9-29, 2017

'Pop-Up' exhibit  -  ClearWater Main Gallery

See our Press Release on this show (PDF)

Decorative Artisans transform mundane surfaces into custom-designed, jaw-dropping interiors, tricking the eye and delighting the senses.  For experts, their techniques and effects rival fine art.  Meet the methods of two who are at the top of their game and reside right here in Concord, with this special, limited-time “pop-up” exhibit at the Gallery in ClearWater Artist Studios in Concord, NC.

Saturday, December 9, the artisans will be available in the Gallery to meet and speak with, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. during ClearWater’s monthly open house, ‘2nd Saturday Open Studios’ (monthly 10a-4p on 2nd Saturdays).

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ClearWater Artist Studios – 223 Crowell Dr NW, Concord NC

704-784-9535; www.clearwaterartists.com Gallery is open to the public Weds-Friday, Noon-5pm; every 2nd Saturday 10am-4pm; and/or by appointment.

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2nd Saturday Open Studios! (October)
Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

2nd Saturday Open Studios! (October)

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Our monthly art Open House for October, 2017

This day (every 2nd Saturday of the month) you will find:

Artists on-site working in Studios; the Gallery and studios open to the Public for exploration, asking artists questions, seeing art being created!  Generally this includes members of the Southern Piedmont Woodturners giving turning demonstrations on their lathes in the workshop (Studio 122)!

ClearWater Artist Studios will be 'manned' by artist members with doors open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

The Gallery will also be open for perusal of whatever show has been mounted at the time.
Facility Phone: 704-784-9535

FEATURED SHOW in the Gallery this month:

"Abstracting Spirit: A New Direction," a solo exhibition of CW 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 as the Opening Reception (10/7), at 7:00pm.
Light refreshments will be served.

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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Exhibit: "Abstracting Spirit: A New Direction," by Artist Barbara Ellis
Oct
7
to Dec 1

Exhibit: "Abstracting Spirit: A New Direction," by Artist Barbara Ellis

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On view Oct. 7 - Dec. 1, 2017: 'Abstracting Spirit: A New Direction,' a solo exhibition of ClearWater tenant artist, Barbara Ellis' abstract expressionist works, which have evolved over the year 2016-17 as she delves deeper into how Spirit moves her artistic practice.

Barbara Ellis is a tenant artist at ClearWater Artist Studios and has rented her studio here since 2011. See her Bio on her profile page, this site.

For more info on the artist and her evolution to Abstract Expressionism, see the News Release on our "CW News" page.

The Opening Reception was held Saturday, October 7, 6-9pm, featuring Ellis's Artist Talk that same night (10/7), 7-8pm. Some photos from the evening are posted to the Facebook Event Page for the Opening Reception.

Free.  Free parking on site.

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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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3rd Annual Pound Cake Portrait Paint-Off Extravaganza!
Feb
18
3:00 PM15:00

3rd Annual Pound Cake Portrait Paint-Off Extravaganza!

On Saturday, February 18th, 2017 ClearWater Artist Studios held their 3rd Annual
‘Sun Drop Pound Cake Portrait Paint-Off.’ The signature event, unique to the Studios, drew
roughly 150 visitors to watch 13 painters work live, completing portraits from a single model in
under two hours.  Guests could tour studios, buy ClearWater T-shirts, eat cake and bid on or byy raffle tickets for sumptuous gift baskets donated by our generous community partners.

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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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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Fine Arts Department Faculty Exhibition
Oct
3
to Oct 31

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Fine Arts Department Faculty Exhibition

OPENING RECEPTION ON FRIDAY OCTOBER 14, 5 TO 8 PM

The inaugural Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Fine Arts Department Faculty Exhibition, at ClearWater Artist Studios Gallery!

WHAT: A collection of fresh, contemporary works by twelve or so of the Visual Arts Faculty within that department, both full-time and adjunct!

WHERE: on view in the ClearWater Gallery, October 8th through 31st, 2016.

WHEN: The official Opening Reception will be held on Friday, October 14, 2016 from 5-8pm. Free and open to the public, with refreshments at the Opening Reception.

WHAT ELSE? The show will be on view as of ClearWater’s monthly ‘2nd Saturday Open Studios’ open house, held every 2nd Saturday from 10am to 4pm, on Oct. 8th; and after.
Artist Talks by RCCC Visual Arts Faculty included in the show will be TBA, in the CW Gallery; check the ClearWater Artist Studios website calendar for dates and times: www.clearwaterartists.com.

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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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