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Inaugural RCCC Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition to open at ClearWater Artist Studios
CONCORD, NC: Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and ClearWater Artist Studios are
proud to announce a new facet of their ongoing, 3-year collaboration: the inaugural Rowan-
Cabarrus Community College Fine Arts Department Faculty Exhibition. A collection of works
by twelve or so of the Visual Arts Faculty within that department, both full-time and adjunct,
will be on view in the ClearWater Gallery, October 8th through 31st, 2016.
The show will on view for ClearWater’s monthly ‘2nd Saturday Open Studios’ open house, held
every 2nd Saturday from 10am to 4pm, on Oct. 8th; and after. The official Opening Reception will
be held on Friday, October 14, 2016 from 5-8pm. Both events are free and open to the public,
with refreshments at the Opening Reception. 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.
“We’re very excited to be giving the visual arts faculty a venue in which to collectively show
their work,” said Fine & Applied Arts Chair, Jenn Selby. “The ClearWater Gallery is a
professional-level space and we have enjoyed forming a growing partnership with them. It is
critical for visual arts students to view and understand the professional work of their instructors,
and this gives them that opportunity. It’s also important for faculty to know their colleagues'
work and have time to bond with one another as practicing artists.”
The students in the Fine Arts and Design programs at RCCC have had a venue, in the Student
Art Show, every April in ClearWater’s Gallery for three years; Sarah Gay, Manager at
ClearWater, says they hope this Faculty show will similarly become an annual event.
ClearWater Artist Studios is a Community Development Project of the City of Concord,
renovating old water-treatment buildings into a mixed-use campus of working art studios, art
gallery, event space (rentable for private events) and, eventually, a restaurant space, with a large
outdoor green suited for festivals and other community events. It sits in the Gibson Village
Neighborhood, close to the former Gibson Mill, which itself now houses several businesses and
two new craft beer breweries. It is near Historic Downtown Concord and is easily accessible
from I-85 via Poplar Tent Road/ McGill Ave., at 223 Crowell Dr. NW, Concord, NC 28025.
For details and weekly hours, see www.clearwaterartists.com; the CW Facebook Page, or call the
CW office at 704-784-9535. Open to the Public most weekdays, with plenty of free parking.