The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council is pleased to bring “Clay: WoodFire NC” to our community. Opening Thursday, Nov. 7, and running through Jan. 25, the exhibition features wood-fired pottery from renowned artists of Seagrove, North Carolina, as well as several emerging potters who are considered essential to the Seagrove pottery community. Seagrove has a rich history in pottery, and numerous potters have called the tight-knit community home for generations.

‘Clay: WoodFire NC’ artists

Chad Brown

From The Ground Up — Michael Mahan

Carol Gentithes

Daniel Johnston

Fred Johnston

Kate Johnston

Jugtown Pottery — Bayle Owens

Jugtown Pottery — Pamela Owens

Jugtown Pottery — Travis Owens

Jugtown Pottery — Vernon Owens

Sid Luck

Levi Mahan

Ben Owen III

Anne Pärtna

Hitomi Shibata

Takuro Shibata

David Stuempfle

With

Andrew Dutcher

Charlie Hayes

JulieRose Hinson

Hamish Jackson

Bill Jones

Margaret Larson

Sarah Matesz

Natalie Novak

Sydney Williams

Erin Younge

Jared Zehmer

We look forward to sharing this exhibition with you. Admission to The Galleries is always free. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council are at 65 Union St. S. in downtown Concord. Go to cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission.

Closed Monday, Nov. 11; Monday, Nov. 25 through Friday, Nov. 29; Monday, Dec. 23 through Jan. 1; and Jan. 25.

Special extended hours: Friday, Nov. 15, 6-9 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 4, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Jan. 11, 1-4 p.m.

The Galleries open to the public one hour before all Davis Theatre performances.

“Clay: WoodFire NC” is sponsored by Uwharrie Bank.

Events and activities at The Galleries during the exhibition:

Art Walk and Artists’ Reception

Friday, Nov. 15, 6-9 p.m., Free.

Art throughout downtown Concord.

Sponsored by Waste Pro.

Cookies with Santa

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 3-6 p.m., Free.

Family pictures and sweet treats with Santa.

Sponsored by Carolina Portrait Designs.

Sip & Shop

Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Free.

Hot cider, wine and shopping, just in time for the holidays

Art Lab

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m., $5.

Fun art activities for children.

Family Day

Jan. 11, 1-4 p.m., Free.

Make artwork at The Galleries’ creation stations.

Sponsored by Corning.

Art on Tap’s Craft Beer and Clay

Jan. 17, 7 p.m., Free for members/$30 for guests.

Event for young professionals 21 and older.

A Closer Look: WoodFire Lecture

Jan. 23, 7 p.m., Free.

Artists share their stories and processes.

This week

Kannapolis Library: Coloring for the Holidays: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 4-8 p.m. Free. Adults — Observe National Stress Awareness Day and the start of holiday season with some mindful coloring. This event is a drop-in at Kannapolis Library, 850 Mountain St., Kannapolis. Go to https://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/library/event/coloring-for-the-holidays-kan/.

Exhibition: “Clay WoodFire NC” — Thursday, Nov. 7 through Jan. 25. Free. The annual exhibition and sale celebrates the artistry of a group of renowned Seagrove potters and their wood-fired work. Additionally, the exhibition will feature a select number of artisans who have strong ties to this Seagrove community. Artists are Chad Brown, From The Ground Up — Michael Mahan, Carol Gentithes, Daniel Johnston, Fred Johnston, Kate Johnston, Jugtown Pottery — Bayle Owens, Pamela Owens, Travis Owens, Vernon Owens, Sid Luck, Levi Mahan, Ben Owen III, Anne Pärtna, Hitomi Shibata, Takuro Shibata and David Stuempfle — with Andrew Dutcher, Charlie Hayes, JulieRose Hinson, Hamish Jackson, Bill Jones, Margaret Larson, Sarah Matesz, Natalie Novak, Sydney Williams, Erin Younge and Jared Zehmer. “Clay: WoodFire NC” is sponsored by Uwharrie Bank. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., Concord. Free and open to the public. Go to www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Recreational Art Studio: Ceramic Christmas Tree Event: Friday, Nov. 8, 7-9 p.m. Cost is $35. It’s that time of year again. Join Recreational Art Studio for its ceramic Christmas tree painting event. Choose from four sizes of trees at 4959 Highway 49 S., Harrisburg. Go to https://recreationalartstudio.com/.

2019 Carolina Renaissance Festival Pirate’s Christmas: Saturday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Enjoy the greatest party since Camelot. The festival is a medieval amusement park, a 14-stage theater, a 25-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast ... all rolled into one nonstop daylong adventure at 16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.carolina.renfestinfo.com/ticketinformation.

Dancing for the Arts — Saturday, Nov. 9. The Cabarrus Arts Council’s popular dance competition that put local stars on the Davis stage.

Next week

Art Walk and Artist Reception — Friday, Nov. 15, 6-9 p.m. Tour The Galleries’ “Clay: Woodfire NC” exhibition at your own pace and then stroll downtown Concord as dozens of artists sell their works. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., Concord. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Waste Pro. Go to www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

2019 Carolina Renaissance Festival Time Traveler’s Weekend: Saturday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Enjoy the greatest party since Camelot. The festival is a medieval amusement park, a 14-stage theater, a 25-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament, and a feast ... all rolled into one nonstop daylong adventure at 16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.carolina.renfestinfo.com/ticketinformation.

Upcoming

2019 Carolina Renaissance Festival Final Huzzah: Saturday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Enjoy the greatest party since Camelot. The festival is a medieval amusement park, a 14-stage theater, a 25-acre circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament, and a feast ... all rolled into one nonstop daylong adventure at 16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.carolina.renfestinfo.com/ticketinformation.

Recreational Art Studio: Ceramic Christmas Tree: Saturday, Nov. 23, 7-10 p.m. Cost is $35. It’s that time of year again. Join Recreational Art Studio for its ceramic Christmas tree painting event. Choose from four sizes of trees. Price includes instruction, glaze paint, firing of pottery (takes 7-10 days to fire pottery), multi-colored plastic inserts and main light source at 4959 Highway 49 S., Harrisburg. Go to https://recreationalartstudio.com/.

Recreational Art Studio: Dream Catcher: Sunday, Nov. 24, 4-6 p.m. Cost is $25. Creating a dream catcher is so much fun and easy to do. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of weaving and knot tying. Choose from ribbon, feathers, charms and fabric to create your one-of-a-kind dream catcher. Ages 11 and older at 4959 Highway 49 S., Harrisburg. Go to https://recreationalartstudio.com/.

Recreational Art Studio: Canvas Painting: Saturday, Nov. 30, 7-10 p.m. Cost is $20. Need a little art therapy? We all do. Join Recreational Art Studio for a super easy and fun canvas painting. Includes 18x22 canvas, all supplies and step-by-step instruction. For ages 11 and older at 4959 Highway 49 S., Harrisburg. Go to https://recreationalartstudio.com/.

Cookies with Santa — Wednesday, Dec. 4, 3-6 p.m. Bring your kids to enjoy cookies with Santa at The Galleries. The event also includes a free photo courtesy of Carolina Portrait Designs. It’s free and open to the public. Go to www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Sip & Shop — Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Give the gift of North Carolina pottery this year during Sip & Shop, the Cabarrus Arts Council’s shopping event in The Galleries. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., Concord. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

The Kruger Brothers — Saturday, Dec. 7, 4 p.m., $32.50 and 8 p.m., $37.50. Born and raised in Switzerland but based in North Carolina today, The Kruger Brothers delight audiences with their original songs that fuse classical music with Americana, folk and bluegrass genres. The Davis Theatre 2019-20 season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online at http://bit.ly/2XLxiJO or Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by phone at 704-920-2787 or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S., downtown Concord.

Art Lab — Wednesday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m. Specially timed for the home-school community, Art Lab includes a guided tour of The Galleries exhibition, “Clay: Woodfire NC,” and a fun, hands-on art activity. Recommended for ages 7 and older. Cost is $5. Registration is strongly recommended at https://cabarrusartscouncil.org/arts-education/art-lab. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., Concord. Go to www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Family Day — Jan. 11, 1-4 p.m. Make your own artwork at creation stations spread throughout The Galleries. Designed for preschool through elementary school age and sponsored by Corning. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., Concord. Free and open to the public. Go to www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Opera Xpress Presents “The Ugly Duckling” — Jan. 11, 3 p.m. Free, but must reserve in advance. General admission seating. “The Ugly Duckling” follows the story of a young duckling as it navigates being different and discovering its place on the farm. Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., downtown Concord. Call 704-920-2787 or go to cabarrusartscouncil.org.

A Closer Look: WoodFire NC — Jan. 23, 7 p.m. Free. Artists from the exhibition share their stories and processes. Registration is appreciated. Further details to come. Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., downtown Concord. Go to cabarrusartscouncil.org.

The Black Market Trust — Jan. 25, 8 p.m., $37.50. The Black Market Trust brings high-energy performances inspired by the legendary Rat Pack crooners and Gypsy Jazz musicians from days gone by. The Davis Theatre 2019-20 season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online at http://bit.ly/2LqoPFw or Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by phone at 704-920-2787 or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S., downtown Concord.

Jim Avett & Friends — Jan. 31, 8 p.m., $25. A new album of songs originally intended for his children’s ears only, Jim Avett’s “Take It from Me” will surely find its way into the hearts of his hometown fan base in the Davis Theatre. The Davis Theatre 2019-20 season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online at http://bit.ly/2Gesjqq or Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by phone at 704-920-2787, or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S., downtown Concord.

Davina & the Vagabonds — Feb. 8, 8 p.m., $37.50. Davina Lozier has been compared to Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin and Amy Winehouse, but make no mistake, she’s an original. Davina and the Vagabonds’ down-and-dirty blues will leave you yearning for more. The Davis Theatre 2019-20 season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online at http://bit.ly/2XOcVXD or Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by phone at 704-920-2787 or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S., downtown Concord.

Art Walk and Artist Reception — Feb. 21, 6-9 p.m. Tour The Galleries’ “Tone” exhibition at your own pace and then stroll downtown Concord as dozens of artists sell their works. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., Concord. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Waste Pro. Go to www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Melinda Doolittle — March 7, 8 p.m., $40. Now a center stage phenom who sings The Great American Soulbook, this “American Idol” finalist delivers flawless vocals with a mesmerizing precision that captivates her audiences. The Davis Theatre 2019-20 season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online at http://bit.ly/2XHRqMY or Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by phone at 704-920-2787 or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S., downtown Concord.

Susan Werner & David Myles — March 21, 8 p.m., $37.50. Two songwriters. One evening at the Davis. Folksinger Susan Werner has a reputation as a daring and innovative songwriter with a killer live show. Canadian folk jazz singer David Myles is part soulful pop crooner and part back porch roots musician. The Davis Theatre 2019-20 season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online at http://bit.ly/2GezZsD or Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by phone at 704-920-2787 or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S., downtown Concord.

Art Lab — March 25, 10 a.m. Specially timed for the home-school community, Art Lab includes a guided tour of The Galleries exhibition, “Tone,” and a fun, hands-on art activity. Recommended for ages 7 and older. Cost is $5 and registration is strongly recommended at https://cabarrusartscouncil.org/arts-education/art-lab. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., Concord. Go to www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

The Steel Wheels — April 4, 8 p.m., $37.50. The Steel Wheels have captured audiences across the country with their heady brew of original soulful mountain music and their deep commitment to roots and community. The Davis Theatre 2019-20 season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online at http://bit.ly/2XMuyMo or or Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by phone at 704-920-2787 or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S., downtown Concord.

Family Day — April 25, 1-4 p.m. Make your own artwork at creation stations spread throughout The Galleries. Designed for preschool through elementary school age and sponsored by Atrium Health. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., Concord. Free and open to the public. Go to www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Breakfast for the Arts — May 15, 7:30 a.m. The Breakfast for the Arts fundraiser serves up children’s performances and inspirational speakers to show the impact of the arts on our community. Reservations are required for the free event. Email Natasha@cabarrusartscouncil.org or call the Cabarrus Arts Council at 704-920-2787.

Art Lab — June 24, 10 a.m. Specially timed for the home-school community, Art Lab includes a guided tour of The Galleries exhibition, “Fresh Works,” and a fun, hands-on art activity. Recommended for ages 7 and older. Cost is $5 and registration is strongly recommended at https://cabarrusartscouncil.org/arts-education/art-lab. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., Concord. Go to www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Art Walk and Artist Reception — May 29, 6-9 p.m. Tour The Galleries’ “Fresh Works” exhibition at your own pace and then stroll downtown Concord as dozens of artists sell their works. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., Concord. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Waste Pro. Go to www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Family Day — June 20, 1-4 p.m. Make your own artwork at creation stations spread throughout The Galleries. Designed for preschool through elementary school age and sponsored by Dominion Energy. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., Concord. Free and open to the public. Go to www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Ongoing

Activities in The Galleries — Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during exhibitions. Art Box: Boxes full of art materials and instructions provide guided art projects for children of all ages when they visit The Galleries. The projects relate to the current exhibition, and the artwork can be made right here in The Galleries, on the front steps, or outside on the lawn. I Spy Scavenger Hunt: Get a scavenger list at the front desk, then search the art in The Galleries for everything on it. It’s a fun game for all ages, and a great way to pick up the details of artwork. Think about it: Our guided questionnaire is full of colorful pictures of artwork accompanied by conversation starters such as, “What questions would you ask this artist if he or she were here right now?” This activity is great for anyone who wants to examine artworks in a new way.

ClearWater Artist Studios: Learn the age-old art of pastels — See website for registration. Pastel classes are offered by Regina Burchett on an individual or small-group basis. Classes are typically two hours in length, and the materials are included for the first two classes. Individual classes are $30 per two-hour session at ClearWater Artist Studios, 223 Crowell Drive NW, Concord. Go to http://www.clearwaterartists.com/classes/.

Saturday Night Dance: 7-10 p.m. The second and fourth Saturday of the month, there will be a live band at the Senior Center in Concord. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $6 per person at the door unless otherwise noted at 331 Corban Ave., Concord. Go to http://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/public/event/saturday-night-dance-42/.

Brenda’s Art Studio: Afterschool Art Camp; Weekly, Monday through Friday, 4:30-6:30 p.m. One day per week for six weeks on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. Adult art classes from 6-8 p.m. Drawing, painting and pottery. Call 704-787-8570 to Brenda’s Art Studio to register and for more information. Go to http://brendasartstudio.com/StudentActivities.html.

Lyrics & Laughs — First and third Tuesday of each month, 1-2 p.m. Come sit around, sing your heart out and smile along the way at the Senior Center, 331 Corban Ave., Concord. Go to www.cabarruscounty.us.

Voice and Performance Lessons — Teacher and professional singer/performer Daniel Truhitte, from “The Sound of Music” fame, is available for students of all ages and skill levels. Lessons are ideal for those interested in singing professionally, for school and church performances, or just for fun. For more information, email danieltruhitte@gmail.com or call 704-791-9100.

Open Mic Night/Live Music — Enjoy open mic night every Wednesday, and live music every Friday and Saturday at Lil’ Robert’s Place Taps, 25 Union St. S., downtown Concord. Free. Go to www.facebook.com/LilRobertsPlace.

Actors of Tomorrow — A nonprofit children’s theater organization for youths of any theater experience at 6012 Bayfield Parkway, Suite 370, Concord. Go to www.actorsoftomorrow.org.

Artist Demonstrations and Open Studios — ClearWater’s Gallery is open Wednesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m., every second Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment. Free and open to the public at The ClearWater Gallery, 223 Crowell Drive NW, Concord. Go to clearwaterartists.com.

Creative Connections — A new group meant to bring together all the arts and culture advocates in the community to discover who is here to work with and build the creative community in Cabarrus County. Open to all artists, from belly dancers to writers, jugglers to quilters and art event organizers. For more information about the next meeting, visit www.facebook.com/CreativeConnectionsCabarrus/.

Southern Piedmont Woodturners — Third Tuesday evening monthly — Demonstrations, question and answer sessions, and sometimes hands-on opportunities to try new techniques. Anyone interested in woodturning is welcome to visit and join at 223 Crowell St., Concord at ClearWater Artist Studios. Go to http://www.spwoodturners.com.

The Cabarrus Art Guild: Open Studio, every Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Bring your project, your own supplies and join fellow artists. You don’t have to be an Art Guild member to take part. There is no cost at 223 Crowell Drive NW in Concord.

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The Cabarrus Arts Council contributes the Arts & Entertainment column, which highlights the arts in Cabarrus County, to the Independent Tribune each Wednesday. Use the contact information provided to confirm the details of events. If you would like your arts information to be considered for inclusion, email Elisabeth Thornton at elisabeth@cabarrusartscouncil.org.