Artist Talks, March 1st by RCCC Faculty-Artists, Close Exhibition


Artist Talks by RCCC Faculty-Artists Close 2nd Annual Exhibition

Concord, NC—On Thursday, March 1, 2018, ClearWater Artist Studios will present two Guest Artist Talks, starting at 6:30p.m., within a Closing Reception for the 2nd Annual Faculty Exhibition of the Fine & Applied Arts Department at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (RCCC).  The Exhibition opened January 19 in the Gallery at ClearWater.  The Talks & Reception will be free and the Public is invited to attend.

Doors open at 6:00p.m. and will close at 8p.m.

The show features various artworks, in various media by nine Full-Time and Adjunct Visual Arts Faculty at RCCC. Works range from 6-foot tall watercolor close-ups of trees, to photography, photo-collage, abstract & surrealist painting and mixed media. The two artists/ faculty presenting their Artist Talks, are Anna Kenar, whose intaglio prints examining and manipulating imagery from World War II photos are on exhibit; and Mikel Frank, whose colorful abstract paintings incorporate tissue and other materials and artifacts. 

Ms. Kenar teaches as a full-time studio art instructor at RCCC, as well as teaching classes at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and in the College of Art + Architecture at UNC Charlotte, NC. Kenar holds an MFA degree in Printmaking from Northern University of Illinois, DeKalb, IL.  Her talk will start at 6:30p.m. running until 7:00.

Mr. Frank worked 1986-2014 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; and served as instructor, Board Member and Curator at the 1978 Maplewood Art Center in Maplewood, NJ for many years. He has an ongoing collaborative art partnership with painter and filmmaker, Gerard Amsellem, called The Visual Passion Duo which has presented a number of live painting demonstrations and collaborative art events. He holds an MFA degree in painting from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY; and a BFA degree from MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art), Baltimore, MD. His talk will be 7p.m. until 7:30.

ClearWater Artist Studios is the artist haven and community hub housed in the City of Concord's nearly century-old former water works and utility operations facilities. It launched a new, interactive website in September 2017. For questions, email or connect on Facebook, @ClearwaterArtistStudios.


ClearWater Artist Studios is located in Gibson Village, less than a mile from Downtown Concord, at 223 Crowell Drive NW. Its Gallery is open to the public Weds-Friday, Noon-6pm; every 2nd Saturday 10am-4pm; and/or by appointment. The Gallery, outdoor Green, and open-air covered Market are available to rent for private events. For details, see; or call 704-784-9535.