Tone, an exhibition featuring 10 local photographic artists whose lives have been interwoven as teachers, students, mentors and mentees, opens Thursday, Feb. 13, in The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council.

Shedding light on the art of photographic processes — from the earliest forms of photography, such as ambrotypes and cyanotypes — to contemporary smartphone images. Tone features the work of artists Jen Crickenberger, Carolyn DeMeritt, Aspen Hochhalter, Sonja Langford, Phil Moody, Laurie Schorr, Dustin Shores, Caroline Waterman, Joshua White and Clayton Joe Young.

Admission is free. The Galleries are at 65 Union St. S., downtown Concord. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This exhibition runs through Saturday, April 25, and is sponsored by the Hilliard Family Foundation. Visit cabarrusartscouncil.org for more information.

THIS WEEK

» Call to Artists — 2020 Spring into Arts Festival: Now through March 31. The Spring into Arts Festival committee is accepting applications for the 2020 festival. The festival will take place Saturday, May 9, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown Concord and is open to artists and crafters spanning a variety of mediums including jewelry, ceramics, wood, painting, photography, glass and more. Interested artists should download the vendor form and submit check with payment by March 31. Application fee is $85 for a 10 x 10 space. Work should be handmade and the original work of the artist or crafter. For more information on Spring into Arts, including sponsorship opportunities, email info@concorddowntown.com or call 704-784-4208.

» Cabarrus Art Guild spring judged show: Today through March 27; free; The Cabarrus Art Guild is proud to announce its annual spring judged show. This exhibition showcases artists from Cabarrus and surrounding counties and features a variety of mediums. The guild has moved to ClearWater Arts Center & Studios, 223 Crowell Drive, NW, Concord. Visit cabarrusartguild.org or clearwaterartists.com for details.

» Puddle Painting with TuxedoKat: Thursday, Feb. 13, 6-7 p.m.; $35. Every Thursday from 6-8 p.m. in the back of Southern Strain Brewery in Downtown Concord, TuxedoKat hosts a demonstration and participation of abstract puddle painting techniques. Drink beer, make cool stuff, have a great time. Southern Strain Brewery,165 Brumley Ave., NE, in Concord; KatCo@TuxedoKat.com

» Exhibition Tone: Thursday, Feb. 13, through Saturday, April 25. Tone is a group invitational co-curated by Rebecca Collins and Laurie Schorr. The exhibition will feature accomplished local photographic educators and their mentees, who often become colleagues. Tone explores various approaches to photography, the relationship between mentor and mentee, and interpretations of the term “tone.” Artists: Jen Crikenberger, Carolyn DeMeritt, Aspen Hochhalter, Sonja Langford, Phil Moody, Laurie Schorr, Dustin Shores, Caroline Waterman and Joshua White. Tone is sponsored by Hilliard Family Foundation. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St., S., Concord. Free and open to the public; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

» Harrisburg Library: Share the Love Crafternoon: Friday, Feb. 14, 3-4 p.m. Free. Family-friendly. It’s Valentine’s Day and that means it’s time to share the love for your local library. Harrisburg Library loves books, scavenger hunts, crafts and other fun activities and they know you do, too. Drop in for these activities for children and families of all ages. Harrisburg Library is at 201 Sims Parkway, Harrisburg; https://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/library/event/share-the-love-crafternoon-har/

» Valentine’s Day Puddle Painting with TuxedoKat: Friday, Feb. 14, 6:30-7:30. TuxedoKat hosts a demonstration and participation of abstract puddle painting techniques. Drink beer, make cool stuff, have a great time. Red Hill is at 21 Union St. S. No. 3511, Concord; KatCo@TuxedoKat.com

» Cabarrus Art Guild: Necklace in a Day: Saturday, Feb. 15, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; class, $25. Make your necklace precision-shaped or wild and wonky in your favorite color scheme, long or short, dressy or casual, with edging dangles or not. ClearWater Arts Center & Studios is at 223 Crowell Drive, NW, Concord. To register, send an email to 4LauraSmith@gmail.com.

» Midland Library: Bad Art Challenge: Saturday, Feb. 15, 4-5 p.m. Free. Ages 10 and older. Midland Library will empty the supply closet to help you create the tackiest mixed-media collages and sculptures around. Enjoy being creative in a laid-back atmosphere. The library is at 4297 C Hwy. 24/27 E. Midland; https://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/library/event/bad-art-challenge-mid/

» Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner: Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 15 and Feb. 21-23 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 16, at 2:30 p.m. A progressive white couple’s proud liberal sensibilities are put to the test when their daughter brings her black fiance home to meet them in this fresh and relevant stage adaptation of the iconic film. Old Courthouse Theatre is at 49 Spring St., NW, Concord. There will be a talk-back with the cast for one hour following the performance on Feb. 16. Tickets can be purchased at www.octconcord.com or at the door one hour prior to the show starting.

NEXT WEEK

» Mount Pleasant Library: Crafters Unite: Monday, Feb. 17, 4-5 p.m. Free. Adults. Gather with other crafters as you work on a variety of useful and decorative crafts in a comfortable atmosphere. 8556 Cook St. Mt. Pleasant; https://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/library/event/crafters-unite-mtp-56/

» Southern Piedmont Woodturners monthly meeting and demo: Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 6:30-8 p.m. The Southern Piedmont Woodturners meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30-9 p.m. They meet at their studio at Clearwater Artist Studios. Members begin to arrive around 5:30 p.m. and the program is usually finished by 9 p.m. and is held at 223 Crowell Drive, NW, Concord; http://www.clearwaterartists.com/events-orig/2018/4/17/southern-piedmont-woodturners-monthly-meeting-demo-lnyw9-ye7c4-b72lb-bl4e2-6kcwc-63w5k-y99k9-xznhz-3cmp3-telbc-599gk

» CoNCord Flow Jam: Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is $10. Come jam to curated playlists as you loosen your hips and dance on your toes in this fun fitness flow jam at Red Hill Brewery. Ten dollars buys you a beer, a non-routine flow dance session and prop access for play. Every first and third Wednesday at Red Hill Brewery, 21 Union St. S., No. 3511 in Concord. KatCo@TuxedoKat.com

» Puddle Painting with TuxedoKat: Thursday, Feb. 20, from 6-7 p.m. Cost is $35. Every Thursday from 6-8 p.m. in the back of Southern Strain Brewery in downtown Concord, TuxedoKat hosts a demonstration and participation of abstract puddle painting techniques. Drink beer, make cool stuff, have a great time. Southern Strain Brewery is at 165 Brumley Ave NE in Concord; KatCo@TuxedoKat.com

» Art Walk and Artist Reception: Friday, 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, 65 Union St., S., Concord; free; open to the public; sponsored by Waste Pro; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

» Recreational Art Studio: Glass Fusion Workshop: Saturday, Feb. 22, from 7-8 p.m. Cost is $25. 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 at the studio for about 5 days so they can melt it in their kiln and “fuse” it together. Includes materials to make an 8-by-8 square or circle. Ages 13 and older. Skill level: easy. Held at 3689 Concord Parkway S., Concord; https://recreationalartstudio.com/2019-calendar-of-events/2/22/7pm

» Recreational Art Studio: Glass Fusion Workshop: Sunday, Feb. 23, from 4-5 p.m. Cost is $25. 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 at the studio for about five days so they can melt it in their kiln and “fuse” it together. Includes materials to make an 8-by-8 square or circle. Ages 13 and older. Skill level: easy. Held at 3689 Concord Parkway, S., Concord; https://recreationalartstudio.com/2019-calendar-of-events/2/23/4pm

UPCOMING

» Puddle Painting with TuxedoKat: Thursday, Feb. 27, from 6-7 p.m. Cost is $35. Every Thursday from 6-8 p.m. in the back of Southern Strain Brewery in Downtown Concord, TuxedoKat hosts a demonstration and participation of abstract puddle painting techniques. Drink beer, make cool stuff, have a great time. Southern Strain Brewery; 165 Brumley Ave NE in Concord; KatCo@TuxedoKat.com

» Recreational Art Studio: Kids Drop-Off: Friday, Feb. 28, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Cost is $20. Age 5-12. Drop off your child for a fun-filled three hours of canvas painting, molding of clay and much more. Also includes two slices of cheese pizza and a drink. Space is limited. Held at 3689 Concord Parkway, S., Concord; https://recreationalartstudio.com/2019-calendar-of-events/2/28

» Cabarrus Art Guild: Pastel Workshop: Saturday, Feb. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $35. Pastel workshop for beginner or intermediate artists to study techniques used in pastel painting and how the artist can apply these techniques to basic art principles. To register contact Email: maliabryngel56@gmail.com. Clearwater Arts Center & Studios, 223 Crowell Drive, NW; Concord, NC 28025. http://www.clearwaterartists.com/

» The Living Room Reading Series presents Doubt, A Parable at Old Courthouse Theatre on Sunday, March 1, 4 p.m. This reading is the 2005 Tony Award Winning and Pulitzer Prize Award for Drama by John Patrick Shanley. The event is free with donations accepted. Reservations are not needed. Old Courthouse Theatre is at 49 Spring St., NW, Concord, N.C. 28025. www.octconcord.com

» CoNCord Flow Jam: Wednesday, March 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is $10. Come jam to curated playlists as you loosen your hips and dance on your toes in this fun fitness flow jam at Red Hill Brewery. Ten dollars buys you a beer, a non-routine flow dance session and prop access for play. Every first and third Wednesday at Red Hill Brewery, at 21 Union St., S., No. 3511 in Concord. KatCo@TuxedoKat.com

» Middle Eastern Music and Art: Culturally Sensitive Care at the End of Life: Saturday, March 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Under the direction of Verlene Schermer, certified clinical musician, participants will develop skills and build a repertoire of therapeutic music for use in hospice/healthcare settings with patients from other cultures. Participants will learn about Arabic rhythms and modes, develop improvisation skills using voice and instruments and explore traditional Lebanese, Turkish, Greek, Armenian, Arabic, Flamenco, Ladino, Bosnian and Basque tunes. Mckinnon Hospice Center is at 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis.

» Melinda Doolittle: Saturday, March 7, at 8 p.m. Cost is $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 24/7 at http://bit.ly/2XHRqMY or Monday through Friday from 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.

» CoNCord Flow Jam: Wednesday, March 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is $10. Come jam to curated playlists as you loosen your hips and dance on your toes in this fun fitness flow jam at Red Hill Brewery. Ten dollars buys you a beer, a non-routine flow dance session and prop access for play. Every first and third Wednesday at Red Hill Brewery, 21 Union St. S., No. 3511 in Concord. KatCo@TuxedoKat.com

» Susan Werner & David Myles: Saturday, March 21, at 8 p.m. Cost is $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 2019-20 season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/2GezZsD or Monday through Friday from 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, 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, it costs $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.

» Art on Tap’s Hip Hops ’90s Dance Party: Friday, March 27, from 7-10 p.m. Red Hill Brewing Co. will bring the craft beer. Dancing for the Arts professional dancer Jamil Davis will teach the dance steps. DJ Kristi Swanson will spin the tunes. There’ll be more, so keep coming back to learn more about this next AoT event. For young adults ages 21 and older. Free for members and $20 for nonmembers. Visit http://bit.ly/2RjaCfp for details. Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St., S., downtown Concord; Cabarrusartscouncil.org.

» The Steel Wheels: Saturday, April 4, at 8 p.m. Cost is $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 are available online at http://bit.ly/2XMuyMo or Monday through Friday from 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: Saturday, April 25, from 1-4 p.m. Make your own artwork at creation stations spread throughout The Galleries. Designed for preschool through elementary school age, it’s 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.

» Family Show- Roger Day: Dream Big! Saturday, April 25, 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youths. Award-winning children’s musician Roger Day’s songs encourage kids to sing loud, jump high and DREAM BIG! The show features Day at his smart, interactive best singing the biggest hits from all of his award-winning CDs. The Davis Theatre of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St., S., Concord; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

» Breakfast for the Arts: Friday, 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 the community. Reservations are required for the free event. Email Natasha@cabarrusartscouncil.org or call the Cabarrus Arts Council at 704-920-2787.

» Family Day: Saturday, June 20, 1-4 p.m. Make your own artwork at creation stations spread throughout The Galleries. Designed for preschool through elementary school age, it’s 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.

» Family Show- Storyteller Donna Washington: Saturday, June 20, 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youths. A highly animated performer, Donna Washington has been entertaining, educating, and inspiring audiences with her vocal pyrotechnics, elastic face and deep characterizations that bring folklore, literary tales and personal narratives to life for over thirty years. The Davis Theatre of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St., S., Concord; www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

» Art Lab: Wednesday, June 24, at 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: Friday, 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. It’s free and open to the public. Sponsored by Waste Pro. Go to www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Family Day: Saturday, June 20, from 1-4 p.m. 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 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. ClearWater Artist Studios is at 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, 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. It’s free and open to the public at the ClearWater Gallery, 223 Crowell Drive NW, Concord. Go to clearwaterartists.com.

» Creative Connections — A 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. It’s 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 — 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.

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.