Barnes in show

Artist: Greg Barnes “Twilight”

It’s often a race against the clock, or rather light, to paint en plein air, French for in the open air. Capturing the features of a setting the way it appears as they see it at that moment is what it’s all about for plein air artists.

A Quiet Ending

Artist: Marc R. Hanson “A Quiet Ending”

Marc R. Hanson

A Closer Look: watch as artist Marc R. Hanson paints en plein air on the Cabarrus Arts Council lawn Thursday, September 26 at 6 p.m. Cabarrus Arts Council photo

Now you can watch the process as two artists from The Galleries Splendid & Serene exhibition set up their easels on the Cabarrus Arts Council front lawn to paint en plein air.

Greg Barnes

Artist Greg Barnes will demonstrate his process during A Closer Look Thursday, September 26 at 6 p.m. From Cabarrus Arts Council

Join artists Marc R. Hanson and Greg Barnes on Thursday, September 26 at 6 pm for our artist demonstration series, A Closer Look. The event is free, but registration is encouraged and appreciated: https://cabarrusartscouncil.org/the-galleries/events-artist-demos

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THIS WEEK

Splendid & Serene

Nine artists are featured in The Galleries Splendid & Serene exhibition, which showcases exceptional contemporary landscape paintings. Garrett Price/Cabarrus Arts Council

Exhibition: Splendid & Serene – Now – Saturday, October 19, 2019 – a group invitational of exceptional contemporary landscape painting; artists include Greg Barnes, Jim Carson, Jean Lee Cauthen, Carolyn Anne Crocker, Marc R. Hanson, Bill Jackson, Jeff Markowsky, Richard Oversmith and Michael Reibel; Sponsored by Corning; free and open to the public; gallery hours: M-F, 9 am – 5 pm; cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Movies on Means: Friday, September 20, 8:30-10:30; Downtown Concord hosts its inaugural movie series! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for Movies on Means, a summer movie series on Means Avenue! Free popcorn (while it lasts) Beer and wine available for purchase. Means Ave SE. Concord; https://cabarrusartscouncil.org/components/com_rsform/uploads/5d13b4df56d7b-movies_means_blank.png

Recreational Art Studio: Kids/Adult Canvas Painting: Sunday, September 22, 3-5pm; $15; Need a little art therapy? We all do. Grab a friend, a beverage and join Recreational Art Studio for this totally fun canvas painting. Includes 18x22 canvas, all supplies and step by step instruction. Age 7+; 4959 Highway 49 South, Harrisburg; https://recreationalartstudio.com/2019-calendar-of-events/9/22boocanvas

Recreational Art Studio: Glass Fusion Workshop; Sunday, September 22, 3-5pm; $20; In this Glass Fusion workshop you will learn how to cut and place glass to create a design. Once you create your piece you will then leave it with Recreational Art Studio for about 5 days so they can melt it in their kiln and “fuse” it together. Includes materials to make an 8x8 square or circle. Age 13+. Skill level: easy. BYOB permitted.  4959 Highway 49 South, Harrisburg; https://recreationalartstudio.com/2019-calendar-of-events/9/22glassfusion-53ja4

Recreational Art Studio: Jewelry Stamping Workshop: Thursday, September 22, 6:30-8:00pm; $15; Jewelry stamping is so much fun and easy to do. In this workshop you will learn the basics of metal stamping and will be able to create one test item and two pieces of jewelry. Choose from aluminum bracelets, rings, various styles of necklaces or a key chain. Age 13+. BYOB permitted. Space is limited. 4959 Highway 49 South, Harrisburg;  https://recreationalartstudio.com/2019-calendar-of-events/9/26metalworkshop-wy7ya

NEXT WEEK

Fall Floral Wreaths: Tuesday, September 24, 6-7pm; Free; Adult - It’s officially fall! Celebrate by making a fun floral wreath to hang on your door. Kannapolis Library, 850 Mountain St. Kannapolis; http://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/library/event/fall-floral-wreaths-kan/

A Closer Look, Artist Talk and Demonstration – Thursday, September 26, 6 pm; Free – Exhibiting artists Marc R. Hanson and Greg Barnes will discuss their work and demonstrate painting "en plein air." Come and enjoy complimentary refreshments, watch painting demonstrations and learn all about the practices, inspiration, and goals of these exceptional artists! Registration for this event is greatly appreciated: https://forms.gle/qKhJRb6JohpDBbUW8. Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street South, downtown Concord. Cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Recreational Art Studio: Kids Drop-Off: Friday, September 27, 6:30-9:30; $20; Age 5-12. Kids need a break too! Drop off your child for a fun-filled 3 hours of canvas painting, molding of clay and much more. Also includes 2 slices of cheese pizza and a juice box. Space is limited. 4959 Highway 49 South, Harrisburg;  https://recreationalartstudio.com/2019-calendar-of-events/9/27 

Art on Tap’s Puddles & Paint  – Friday, September 27, 7-10 pm; Free for members; $20 for nonmembers; Create a puddle painting on canvas with guidance from artist TuxedoKat; Enjoy pastries from The Sweet Life and drinks from Lil’ Robert’s Place, featuring craft beer from Cabarrus Brewing Company and Red Hill Brewing Company. Art on Tap is the Cabarrus Arts Council’s membership group for young professionals at least 21 years old. Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street South, downtown Concord. Cabarrusartscouncil.org.

UPCOMING

Call for Artists: Fall Judged Show: Friday, October 4, 1-3 pm and Saturday, October 5, 10 am – 2 pm; The Cabarrus Arts Council Guild is calling for artists for their upcoming Fall Judged Show at 11 Union St. S in downtown Concord. The show runs from Sunday, October 6 – Thursday, October 31; Opening Reception is October 6, 2 pm; membership to the Guild is not necessary to enter the show; Judge: Joshua Cross, Associate Professor of Art at Pfeiffer University; For more information, visit http://www.cabarrusartguild.org/uploads/4/4/3/0/44308015/prospectus_2019_fall_judged_show.pdf.

 

The Gibson Brothers – Friday, October 4, 2019, 8 pm, $37.50; Known for decades as accomplished bluegrass heavyweights, Eric and Leigh Gibson have hit the road with a new sound and a new album in Mockingbird – a country-soul breakout with a strong ‘70s rock influence. The Davis Theatre 2019-2020 Season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online 24/7 at http://bit.ly/2LZy3br or M-F, 9-5 by phone: 704-920-2787, or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S, downtown Concord.  

 

Concord Friends of the Library’s Deanna Irvin Author’s Symposium/Luncheon – Thursday, October 17, 11:30-2 pm; $30; Cabarrus Country Club; Tommy Tomlinson will be this year’s featured speaker.  Tomlinson is the author of The Elephant in the Room and host of the WFAE podcast “Southbound.”  Many will remember him as a columnist for the “Charlotte Observer” for 23 years. Tickets include a lunch buffet.  Registration forms are available at the Concord Public Library located at 27 Union Street, North, Concord; facebook.com/Concord-Friends-of-the-Library-Inc-127880357222204/

North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: Thursday, October 17, 7:15-10:30;     5pm VIP Cocktail Reception; 7:15 pm Induction Ceremony; 10:30 pm after party; Celebrate 2019 inductees Elizabeth Cotton, Merle Watson, Mitch Easter, 9th Wonder and Big Daddy Kane during this red carpet event that includes live performances by new inductees and also past inductees Kellie Pickler and Pastor Shirley Caesar. VIP Tickets: $90; General Admission: $45; VIP Cocktail Reception - The Laureate Center at Kannapolis City Hall, 401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis; Induction Ceremony - The Historic Gem Theatre, 111 W 1st St, Kannapolis; and After Party (for all ticket holders) - North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Museum, 600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd, Kannapolis; complimentary trolley services available; https://northcarolinamusichalloffame.org/.

Family Day – Saturday, October 19, 1 – 4 pm; Make your own artwork at creation stations spread throughout The Galleries. Designed for preschool through elementary school age; sponsored by Atrium Health. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. South, Concord; Free and open to the public. www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt: Oct 19, 4-8pm; Tickets - $25; A murder has occurred in Downtown Concord and participants must uncover the clues hidden in downtown businesses to solve the mystery! Cost includes two drink tickets and the materials needed to solve the mystery.  Investigation starts at Red Hill Brewing! For more information call 704-784-4208 or email info@concorddowntown.com; https://www.concorddowntown.com/Events/MurderMystery

HOBEY FORD’S GOLDEN ROD PUPPETS – ANIMALIA – Saturday, October 19, 4pm;

Adults: $10; Youth: $5; General admission seating; Hobey Ford’s ANIMALIA explores the magical world of animals and features Hobey’s original “foamies” puppets carved from large blocks of foam with intricate mechanical design that gives each puppet realistic movements. Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street South, downtown Concord. 704-920-2787; Cabarrusartscouncil.org.

 

Mt. Pleasant Library: Live at the Library: Tuesday, October 22, 5:30-6:30pm; Free;Ages 10-19 Love to play piano? Strum strings? Brandish brass? Then show us what you've got! Bring your instrument to the library, and we'll take turns playing tunes for each other. Mt. Pleasant Library 8556 Cook St. Mt. Pleasant http://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/library/event/live-at-the-library-mtp-1/

The Jeff Whittington Bluegrass Band – Thursday, October 24, 2019, 7:30 pm, $15; A traditional bluegrass show that has become an annual tradition in the Davis Theatre, North Carolina Banjo Champion Jeff Whittington strums the right notes for those who love authentic bluegrass. The Davis Theatre 2019-2020 Season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online 24/7 at http://bit.ly/2JA25AY

or M-F, 9-5 by phone: 704-920-2787, or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S, downtown Concord.  

Dancing for the Arts – Saturday, November 9; The Cabarrus Arts Council’s popular dance competition that put local stars on the Davis stage; More details to come!

Art Walk and Artist Reception – Friday, November 15, 6 – 9 pm; 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, 65 Union St., South, Concord; Free and open to the public; sponsored by Waste Pro; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Hops & Heat Beer & Chili Festival: Nov 16, 1-5pm; Visit Downtown Concord for an afternoon of beer, bands, and buckets of chili! Tickets on sale now; For more information email info@concorddowntown.com or call 704-784-4208. https://www.concorddowntown.com/Events/HopsandHeat

Cookies with Santa   Wednesday, December 4, 3 - 6 pm; bring your kids to enjoy cookies with Santa at The Galleries; this event also includes a free photo courtesy Carolina Portrait Designs; free and open to the public; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Sip & Shop – Saturday, December 7, 10 – 3 pm; 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, 65 Union St., South, Concord. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

THE KRUGER BROTHERS – Saturday, December 7, 2019, 4 pm, $32.50 & 8 pm, $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 2019-2020 Season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online 24/7 http://bit.ly/2XLxiJO or M-F, 9-5 by phone: 704-920-2787, or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S, downtown Concord.  

Art Lab; Wednesday, December 11, 10 am; specially timed for the homeschool 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+; $5; registration is strongly recommended: https://cabarrusartscouncil.org/arts-education/art-lab;The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street S, Concord; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Family Day – Saturday, January 11, 1 – 4 pm; Make your own artwork at creation stations spread throughout The Galleries. Designed for preschool through elementary school age; sponsored by Corning. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. South, Concord; Free and open to the public. www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Opera Xpress Presents The Ugly Duckling – Saturday, January 11, 3pm;

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, 65 Union Street South, downtown Concord. 704-920-2787; Cabarrusartscouncil.org.

The Black Market Trust – Saturday, January 25, 2020, 8 pm, $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 2019-2020 Season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online 24/7 http://bit.ly/2LqoPFw

or M-F, 9-5 by phone: 704-920-2787, or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S, downtown Concord.  

Jim Avett & Friends – Friday, January 31, 2020, 8 pm, $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 2019-2020 Season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online 24/7 at http://bit.ly/2Gesjqq

or M-F, 9-5 by phone: 704-920-2787, or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S, downtown Concord.  

 

Davina & the Vagabonds -– Saturday, February 8, 2020, 8 pm, $37.50

Davina & the Vagabonds – Saturday, February 8, 8 pm; $37.50Davina 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 2019-2020 Season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online 24/7 at http://bit.ly/2XOcVXD

or M-F, 9-5 by phone: 704-920-2787, or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S, downtown Concord.  

Art Walk and Artist Reception – Friday, February 21, 6 – 9 pm; 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, 65 Union St., South, Concord; Free and open to the public; sponsored by Waste Pro; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Melinda Doolittle – Saturday, March 7, 2020, 8 pm, $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 2019-2020 Season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online 24/7 http://bit.ly/2XHRqMY or M-F, 9-5 by phone: 704-920-2787, or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S, downtown Concord. 

Susan Werner & David Myles Saturday, March 21, 2020, 8 pm, $37.50

Two songwriters. One evening in 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 2019-2020 Season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online 24/7 at http://bit.ly/2GezZsD

or M-F, 9-5 by phone: 704-920-2787, or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S, downtown Concord. 

Art Lab; Wednesday, March 25, 10 am; specially timed for the homeschool community, Art Lab includes a guided tour of The Galleries exhibition, Tone, and a fun, hands-on art activity; recommended for ages 7+; $5; registration is strongly recommended: https://cabarrusartscouncil.org/arts-education/art-lab;The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street S, Concord; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

The Steel Wheels  – Saturday, April 4, 2020, 8 pm, $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 2019-2020 Season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online 24/7 at http://bit.ly/2XMuyMo

or M-F, 9-5 by phone: 704-920-2787, or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S, downtown Concord. 

Family Day – Saturday, April 25, 1 – 4 pm; Make your own artwork at creation stations spread throughout The Galleries. Designed for preschool through elementary school age; sponsored by Atrium Health. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. South, Concord; Free and open to the public. www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Breakfast for the Arts – Friday, May 15, 7:30 am; 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 this free event; email Natasha@cabarrusartscouncil.org or call the Cabarrus Arts Council at 704-920-2787.

Art Lab; Wednesday, June 24, 10 am; specially timed for the homeschool community, Art Lab includes a guided tour of The Galleries exhibition, Fresh Works, and a fun, hands-on art activity; recommended for ages 7+; $5; registration is strongly recommended: https://cabarrusartscouncil.org/arts-education/art-lab;The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street S, Concord; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Art Walk and Artist Reception – Friday, May 29, 6 – 9 pm; 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, 65 Union St., South, Concord; Free and open to the public; sponsored by Waste Pro;  www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Family Day – Saturday, June 20, 1 – 4 pm; Make your own artwork at creation stations spread throughout The Galleries. Designed for preschool through elementary school age; Sponsored by Dominion Energy; The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St., South, Concord; Free and open to the public. www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

ONGOING

Activities in The Galleries; Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm 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.

Exhibitions: Clay – Thursday, November 8 – Saturday, January 26, 2019;

Selections – Thursday, February 14 – Thursday, April 18; On Paper – Thursday, May 16 – Friday, July 26; Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street S, Concord; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Clear water 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 2 hours in length, and the materials are included for the first two classes. Individual classes are $30 per two hour session; Clearwater artist studios; 223 Crowell DR NW, Concord. http://www.clearwaterartists.com/classes/ .

Saturday Night Dance: 7:00-10:00 pm; The second and fourth Saturday of the month there will be a live band at the Senior Center - Concord. Doors open at 6:30 pm. $6 per person at the door unless otherwise noted; 331 Corban Ave, Concord NC 28025; http://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/public/event/saturday-night-dance-42/

Brenda’s Art Studio: Afterschool Art Camp; Weekly, Mon-Fri, 4:30 – 6:30 pm; one day per week for 6 weeks on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday;  Adult art classes from 6:00-8:00. Drawing, painting and pottery.   Please call 704-787-8570 Brenda's Art Studio to register and for more information . http://brendasartstudio.com/StudentActivities.html

Lyrics & Laughs; first & third Tuesday of each month, 1 - 2 pm; come sit around, sing your heart out and smile along the way; Senior Center, 331 Corban Ave, Concord; www.cabarruscounty.us.

Voice and Performance Lessons –teacher and professional singer/performer Daniel Truhitte, from The Sound of Music fame; available for students of all ages and skill levels; 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 Street South, Downtown Concord. Free. www.facebook.com/LilRobertsPlace.

Actors of Tomorrow – a non-profit children’s theatre organization for youth of any theatre experience, 6012 Bayfield Parkway, Ste. 370, Concord www.actorsoftomorrow.org.

Artist Demonstrations and Open Studios – ClearWater’s Gallery is open Wednesday –Friday, Noon-5pm, every 2nd Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm or by appointment; free and open to the public; The ClearWater Gallery, 223 Crowell Drive NW, Concord; clearwaterartists.com.

Creative Connections – Anew group meant to bring together all the arts and culture advocates in our community to discover who is here to work with and build our creative community in Cabarrus County; open to all artists, from belly dancers to writers, jugglers to quilters, art event organizers welcome as well; for more information about the next meeting, visit www.facebook.com/CreativeConnectionsCabarrus/

Southern Piedmont Woodturners – 3rd Tuesday evening monthly – monthly demonstrations, Q&A Sessions, and sometimes hands-on opportunities to try new techniques; anyone interested in woodturning is welcome to visit and join; 223 Crowell St, Concord at Clearwater Artist Studios; http://www.spwoodturners.com.

The Cabarrus Art Guild: Open Studio, Every Tuesday, 11am-3:30pm; 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; Located on, 223 Crowell Dr. NW in Concord.

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

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