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Oct
19
1:00 PM13:00

Gibson Village Fall Festival

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Gibson Village Fall Festival

The annual Gibson Village Fall Festival - Providing activities for the whole family!

 

Join members of the Gibson Village Community in celebration! There will be information tables, artist workshops, a costume contest, performancse, games, food and drink, and activities for kids!

See the FaceBook page for ongoing updates about activites and fun expected at the Festival day, held inside on both levels with Open Artist Studios, and out on the back Green here at ClearWater!

Also – see the PhotoVoice exhibit in ClearWater’s Main gallery upstairs – this 2019 PhotoVoice project has collected Gibson Village community members’ stories about the barriers and opportunities around accessing healthy food and recreational activities in this neighborhood, enlisting residents in taking pictures that show how their neighborhood affects their health.  These will be on view, with community questionnaires in the room to engage responses to the photos and the topic.

 
LOCATION: ClearWater Artist Studios at 223 Crowell Drive NW.

Parking is free and plentiful, in two lots along Crowell Drive NW and with overflow parking capacity in the field across the stream from ClearWater.

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Guest Artist Show: Dr. Wanda Jenkins, "Adventures in Color"
Nov
2
to Jan 5

Guest Artist Show: Dr. Wanda Jenkins, "Adventures in Color"

“Adventures in Color” Graces ClearWater’s Main Gallery for 2 months!

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Dr. Wanda Jenkins, an Obstetrician  and Gynecologist in Concord for 20+ years, presents a solo art exhibit featuring over 40 of her paintings. Dr. Jenkins took care of many women in her practice, and delivered thousands of babies.  She is a native of Concord. Having painted occasionally during her professional years as an OB/Gyn., in retirement she has actively explored color and texture in landscapes, florals, and abstracts, predominantly using oil paints. She has studied with various expert artists through the years, and is inspired partly by her Grandmother’s career in painting.

 

The show will also feature her Dichroic glass freehand jewelry sets.

All works are for sale unless otherwise noted.

‘Adventures in Color,’ will be on view in ClearWater’s Main Gallery, Nov. 2, 2019- Jan. 5, 2020. 

Address: 223 Crowell Drive NW, Concord, NC 28025.

The public is invited to an Opening Reception, with Dr. Jenkins’ Artist Talk, on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.  

Come and hear this dynamic and energetic woman discuss her inspirations and approach. 

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Free parking is available in ClearWater’s three parking lots.  See the campus site plan on our website, www.clearwaterartists.com, on the ‘Our Space’ page (click the large black button, upper right of page, that says, ‘View Campus Area Plan’)

 

A note from the artist:

Dr. Jenkins believes strongly in the emphasis on art that ClearWater represents; and is excited that the 20% commission on any painting sold in the ClearWater Gallery during the Adventures in Color show, will go toward realizing the vision that ClearWater signifies for this community.

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Opening Reception: RCCC Annual Student Art Show (2019)
Apr
5
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception: RCCC Annual Student Art Show (2019)

Join us to celebrate another year of fabulous artworks by the students of the Fine & Applied Art Department at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (RCCC)!  

Opening Reception on Friday, April 5, 2019 will be starting at 5:00 pm until 7pm. Open to the public with light refreshments provided by students and sponsors.

See our FaceBook Event Page for the Opening to see ongoing photos, comments and updates!

This marks Year Six (6) of this collaboration between the City of Concord's ClearWater Artist Studios, and the Fine & Applied Arts Department at RCCC, which has art classes on both its Salisbury and its Concord campuses. 

The exhibit will be on view in the ClearWater Main Gallery through Thursday, May 2, 2019.

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'Impulse,' RCCC Annual Student Art Show: Exhibit On View
Apr
5
to May 2

'Impulse,' RCCC Annual Student Art Show: Exhibit On View

Join us as we celebrate another year of fabulous artworks by the students of the Fine & Applied Art Department at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (RCCC)!  

The exhibit will be on view in the ClearWater Main Gallery from Friday, April 5 through Thursday, May 2, 2019.

See our FaceBook Event Page or our Website Event Page for the Opening to see ongoing photos, comments and updates!

This marks Year Six (6) of this collaboration between the City of Concord's ClearWater Artist Studios, and the Fine & Applied Arts Department at RCCC, which has art classes on both its Salisbury and its Concord campuses. 

Opening Reception on Friday, April 5, 2019 will be from 5:00 pm until 7pm. Open to the public with light refreshments provided by students and sponsors.

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Tenant Artists Show V - Opening Reception / Artist Talk
Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

Tenant Artists Show V - Opening Reception / Artist Talk

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CONCORD, NC - The tenant artists of ClearWater Artist Studios will gather to welcome the public and discuss their latest work and experiences as working artists, this Friday, March 22, 2019. Some works in the show, ‘Tenant Artists Show V,’ mark key recent developments in the evolution of certain artists’ style, choices and career path; while others exhibit the mastery of techniques and subject matter honed over years.

Spectacular Raptor Portraits, vibrant children’s book illustrations, large and affecting abstract expressionist pieces, and softly-hued, lovely landscapes are just some of the works on display- not to mention a range of turned-wood and glass pieces.

ClearWater Artist Studios houses the working studios of 12 artists as well as the Southern Piedmont Woodturners’  Association (a Club).  All artists leasing individual studios are juried-in using a range of criteria (currently, the waiting list stands at 14).

The Artists will form a Panel Discussion in the middle of the Gallery starting at 7:00 p.m. during the Opening Reception. Guests are welcome to enter after this time, we just ask consideration for those speaking and listening.

Free; free parking; refreshments.

Artists in the show:

Barbara Ellis

Barbara Ellis & Mikel Frank (one Collaborative Painting)

Walter Stanford

Gordon C. James

Julia Lawing

Kev Harris

Paul Keysar

Louise Farley

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ClearWater Artist Studios is located in Gibson Village, less than a mile from Downtown Concord, 223 Crowell Drive NW. Working artists lease 12 studios and the Southern Piedmont Woodturners chapter is housed here. Our Gallery is open to the public most weekdays, Noon-5pm; every 2nd Saturday10am-4pm; and/or by appointment. The Gallery, outdoor Green, and open-air covered Market are available to rent for private events. For details, see clearwaterartists.com; or call 704-784-9535.

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Art Of Injury Prevention: Exhibit Opening
Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

Art Of Injury Prevention: Exhibit Opening

The North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association in conjunction with ClearWater Artist Studios,

is pleased to present The Art of Injury Prevention and Athletic Training, an Athletic Training and Sports Medicine photographic and illustrated art exhibition displayed at ClearWater Artist Studios in Concord, NC (part of the Charlotte Metro area) with an opening reception Sunday, March 10th, 2019 from 2:00 - 5:-00 PM in our Second gallery/ Lower Level Community Room. The event is free and open to the public. On hand will be the ballerina featured in the photos and the photographer. Regional athletes especially are invited to attend.

—— Click here for our FaceBook Event Page of the same event!

ClearWater Artist Studios, in partnership with the North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association, will open this exhibit of a series of art photographs, commissioned to draw attention to approaches for best practices in preventing sudden death and catastrophic injury in athletics in North Carolina. The idea is to utilize art for a series of educational posters to achieve this goal.

The exhibit will be on view from Feb. 25 through March 29, 2019. It is open to the public, and will celebrate March as National Athletic Training Month. The art will be in the Community Room/ Second Gallery at ClearWater Artist Studios.

Sports, team-based or individual, provide confidence, social skills, self esteem and physical activity; but during a 17 year period (July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2017) there have been 489 catastrophic sport-related deaths documented among high school and college athletes in the United States, captured by the National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research. There have been 20 events captured among athletes in North Carolina during the same time period.

IMAGES by Charlotte Photographer, Melissa Melvin-Rodriguez MODEL is Sarah Lapointe, Artist with Charlotte Ballet
ILLUSTRATIONS by Robert Bates


#### ClearWater Artist Studios is located in Gibson Village, less than a mile from Downtown Concord, 223 Crowell Drive NW. Working artists lease 12 studios and the Southern Piedmont Woodturners chapter is housed here. Our Gallery is open to the public most weekdays, Noon-5pm; every 2nd Saturday10am-4pm; and/or by appointment. The Gallery, outdoor Green, and open-air covered Market are available to rent for private events. For details, see clearwaterartists.com; or call 704-784-9535. ###

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Art Of Injury Prevention: Exhibit On View
Feb
25
to Apr 30

Art Of Injury Prevention: Exhibit On View

Dates Now Extended! Exhibit on view until April 30th, 2019!

Our newly created Promo video, shot at the Opening Reception, composed and edited by Johny Walker of BlueLabelVisuals.com - thanks so much, Johny!

Dates Now Extended! Exhibit on view until April 30th, 2019!

The North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association in conjunction with ClearWater Artist Studios,

is pleased to present The Art of Injury Prevention and Athletic Training, an Athletic Training and Sports Medicine photographic and illustrated art exhibition displayed at ClearWater Artist Studios in Concord, NC (part of the Charlotte Metro area) with an opening reception Sunday, March 10th, 2019 from 2:00 - 5:-00 PM in our Second gallery/ Lower Level Community Room. The event is free and open to the public. On hand will be the ballerina featured in the photos and the photographer. Regional athletes especially are invited to attend.

—— Click here for our FaceBook Event Page of the same event!

-Note - NCATA and ClearWater have extended this exhibit at ClearWater until April 30th, 2019 -

ClearWater Artist Studios, in partnership with the North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association, will open this exhibit of a series of art photographs, commissioned to draw attention to approaches for best practices in preventing sudden death and catastrophic injury in athletics in North Carolina. The idea is to utilize art for a series of educational posters to achieve this goal.

The exhibit will be on view from Feb. 25 through March 29, 2019. It is open to the public, and will celebrate March as National Athletic Training Month. The art will be in the Community Room/ Second Gallery at ClearWater Artist Studios.

Sports, team-based or individual, provide confidence, social skills, self esteem and physical activity; but during a 17 year period (July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2017) there have been 489 catastrophic sport-related deaths documented among high school and college athletes in the United States, captured by the National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research. There have been 20 events captured among athletes in North Carolina during the same time period.

IMAGES by Charlotte Photographer, Melissa Melvin-Rodriguez MODEL is Sarah Lapointe, Artist with Charlotte Ballet
ILLUSTRATIONS by Robert Bates


#### ClearWater Artist Studios is located in Gibson Village, less than a mile from Downtown Concord, 223 Crowell Drive NW. Working artists lease 12 studios and the Southern Piedmont Woodturners chapter is housed here. Our Gallery is open to the public most weekdays, Noon-5pm; every 2nd Saturday10am-4pm; and/or by appointment. The Gallery, outdoor Green, and open-air covered Market are available to rent for private events. For details, see clearwaterartists.com; or call 704-784-9535. ###

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Tenant Artists Show V: Exhibit On View
Feb
22
to Mar 31

Tenant Artists Show V: Exhibit On View

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On View in our Main Gallery! The latest and greatest by our amazingly talented Tenant Artists

Spectacular Raptor Portraits, vibrant children’s book illustrations, large and affecting abstract expressionist pieces, and softly-hued, lovely landscapes are just some of the works on display- not to mention a range of turned-wood and glass pieces.

ClearWater Artist Studios houses the working studios of 12 artists as well as the Southern Piedmont Woodturners’  Association (a Club).  All artists leasing individual studios are juried-in using a range of criteria (currently, the waiting list stands at 14).

Opening Reception is Friday, March 22, 2019 starting at 6:00. Reception will close at 9:00pm.

The tenant artists of ClearWater Artist Studios will gather to welcome the public and discuss their latest work and experiences as working artists, this Friday, March 22, 2019. Some works in the show, ‘Tenant Artists Show V,’ mark key recent developments in the evolution of certain artists’ style, choices and career path; while others exhibit the mastery of techniques and subject matter honed over years.

The Artists will form a Panel Discussion in the middle of the Gallery starting at 7:00 p.m. during the Opening Reception. Guests are welcome to enter after this time, we just ask consideration for those speaking and listening.

Free; free parking; refreshments.

See our FaceBook Event page for photos and updates!

Artists in the show:

Barbara Ellis

Barbara Ellis & Mikel Frank (one Collaborative Painting)

Walter Stanford

Gordon C. James

Julia Lawing

Kev Harris

Paul Keysar

Louise Farley

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ClearWater Artist Studios is located in Gibson Village, less than a mile from Downtown Concord, 223 Crowell Drive NW. Working artists lease 12 studios and the Southern Piedmont Woodturners chapter is housed here. Our Gallery is open to the public most weekdays, Noon-5pm; every 2nd Saturday10am-4pm; and/or by appointment. The Gallery, outdoor Green, and open-air covered Market are available to rent for private events. For details, see clearwaterartists.com; or call 704-784-9535.

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Gallery is open to the public anytime we’re here… Manager Sarah Gay works generally 10-6 M-F, though meetings take her offsite often. Published hours are Weds-Fri, Noon-5pm; or call to make an apt or to assure she is in. See you here!

Pictured in the Banner above are:

“Bateleur Eagle” by Walter Stanford, on view in this exhibition;

“concord collab one” (detail) by Barbara Ellis and Mikel Frank, on view in this exhibition.

Many more terrific works on display in our Main Gallery!

These Artworks will come down Monday, April 1 to make way for the annual Student Art Show by students of the Fine Art & Graphic Design programs at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. Opening Reception for that will be Friday, April 5, 2019, 5-8pm.

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EXHIBIT: 'Dream In Color'
Nov
2
to Jan 25

EXHIBIT: 'Dream In Color'

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A joint Guest Artist show of expressive paintings by Andell McCoy and Erin Allen, two regional artists - and friends -  based in Albemarle, NC: 

  • Opening Reception Friday, Nov. 2, 6:30pm-8:30pm

  • Joint Artist Talk, same evening, ClearWater Gallery, 7pm

Statement from Erin and Andell:
Dream in Color is a bright and bold celebration of Color at a time of year when everyone needs it. As artists, we believe strong color inspires positivity and exuberant living. Neutrals, monotones, and dishwater beige need not apply. We are two women finally back on track with what life derailed – rediscovering art and placing creating art at the top of life’s priorities. Art with truth and light and energy. “Wouldn’t it be lovely if people didn’t have to wait until later in life to do what they dream of? We’re back on track and want to share it with the world!"

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

EXHIBIT: Kat Wyllie, 'Buy The Ticket'

“Buy the Ticket” is an introspective journey designed to put the observer in the cart of a roller coaster. Scroll down for related links…

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.

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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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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: 

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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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