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Fall Fest! Gibson Village Neighborhood Development Corp.
Oct
27
3:00 PM15:00

Fall Fest! Gibson Village Neighborhood Development Corp.

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Our partners, the Gibson Village Neighborhood Association and Development Corporation are organizing this inaugural event on the ClearWater site (where they hold their monthly meetings)!

Their welcome message:

Please join the Gibson Village Development Corporation for our first annual Gibson Village Fall Festival on October 27th, 2018 from 3:00 - 6:30PM at ClearWater Artist Studios. This event will offer activities for the whole family including a costume contest, pumpkin painting station, live performance of Dia de los Muertos by Nouveau Sud, tie-dye and flow painting workshops with ClearWater artists and much more.

Special thanks to our sponsor Casco Signs, Morrison Bros., Atrium Health, Cabarrus Health Alliance, City of Concord and our host location Clearwater Artist Studios.

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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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2nd Saturday Open Studios (December)
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

2nd Saturday Open Studios (December)

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Our monthly art Open House for December, 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 (See below).
Facility Phone: 704-784-9535

FEATURED SHOW in the Gallery this month:

CREATIVE SURFACES:

The Art of Decorative Artisanal Walls

December 9-29, 2017

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

This exhibit of their Sample Boards and site photos, on display in the ClearWater Gallery for a limited time (Dec. 9-29), gives a glimpse of the intriguing materials and methods of these ‘Wall Magicians.”

This Saturday, on 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).


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

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2nd Saturday Open Studios (November)
Nov
11
10:00 PM22:00

2nd Saturday Open Studios (November)

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Our monthly art Open House for November, 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) -- This day, however the Southern Piedmont Woodturners will not just do demo's, they will be giving a special hands-on workshop in Rose-Engine lathe turning ($5)!  See the Rose Engine Workshop listing.

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 (See below).
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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Rose Engine Workshop (Woodturning)
Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

Rose Engine Workshop (Woodturning)

On Saturday, November 11, 2017 (same day as ClearWater's 2nd Saturday Open Studios), from 10:00am until 3:00pm at the Southern Piedmont Woodturners shop at ClearWater Artist Studios (Studio 122), Club members Richard Vanstrum and Fred Connell will preside over a " hands on" Rose Engine Workshop. 
 

Examples of works made with Rose Engine Lathes...

We will review the adjustments we have available on Rose Engines to produce different cuts and patterns.  Everyone will have a chance to operate the Rose Engine and hopefully create their own piece.  We will have Rambling Rose and and MDF Rose Engine.

We will be charging $5 [five dollars] per participant to cover the cost of materials we supply.

All machine operators must wear glasses or safety glasses.  We may order takeout for lunch.

Some advanced techniques will be covered if there is an interest.

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Rose Engine Lathe Demo
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Rose Engine Lathe Demo

On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at the regular monthly Southern Piedmont Woodturners meeting (in Studio 122, Operations Building), members Jack Reyome and Fred Connell will present a Rose Engine demonstration.

Be sure to see the follow-up Rose Engine workshop on Oct. 28th (listed under Classes).

  1. We present a short power point presentation showing some history, photographs of machines and examples of work and show the difference between Ornamental Turning and Rose Engine work.
  2. We describe the 10 basic parts of a Rose Engine using Rambling Rose and a MDF Rose Engine as an examples.
  3. We use a paper chuck and marking device to show how several of the Rose Engine adjustments effect the outcome.
  4. Finally we use the Rambling Rose Engine to cut some examples.
  5. We will try and answer all questions.

Richard Vanstrum will provide additional Rose Engine parts and equipment for the demonstration.  Roland Hege, Fred Connell and Richard Vanstrum contributed to the power point presentation.


Open and free to the public.  Come out early at 5:30pm to socialize; demonstration will begin at 6:30pm.

Any/all inquiries should be directed to the Southern Piedmont Woodturners, Inc.
 

The Southern Piedmont Woodturners, Inc. is supported in part by a grant from the Grassroots Arts Program of the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency, and the Cabarrus Arts Council.

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