Elizabeth Sullivan

UNC Charlotte Assistant Professor of Oboe and RAPG recipient Elizabeth Sullivan produced a CD of music from composer Thea Musgrave, whose brilliant pieces utilizing the oboe were unfamiliar to most American audiences. Cabarrus Arts Council photo

The Regional Artist Project Grants program provides up to $2,000 to individual artists or groups of unincorporated artists to pursue projects that would enhance their artistic development. Learn more about RAPG by checking out our FAQ section: https://cabarrusartscouncil.org/support/grants.

Artist Information Sessions are scheduled next month. They’re free to attend.

August 12, 6-7:30 pm, Arts & Science Council, 227 W Trade St., Charlotte

August 28, 6-8 pm, Matthews Community Center, 100 E. McDowell St., Matthews

Micah Cash

This Harrisburg photographer used his RAPG grant to purchase a new Apple laptop to edit images in the field. Cabarrus Arts Council photo

Deadline is October 1, 2019.

Funds come from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Partners include the Arts & Science Council and the Cabarrus Arts Council.

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THIS WEEK

Exhibition: On Paper; Now – Friday, July 26; works created on paper; free and open to the public; sponsored by Hilliard Family Foundation; The Galleries 2018-2019 Season Sponsor: PSNC Energy; The Galleries’ hours: Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm, during Family Days and Art Walks and one hour before a performance in the Davis Theatre; Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street S, downtown Concord; www.Cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Learn About Leatherworking Class: Wednesday, July 17, 9am-3pm; Intermediate class. Cabarrus County is proud to partner with "The Woodmill Shop" to offer leather learning experiences. All classes are held at the shop and instructed by owner, Tim Hinson. Ages: 10+. Cost: $30; for more information and to register visit www.cabarruscounty.us/register; Cabarrus County Cooperative Extension 715 Cabarrus Ave. W, Concord.

Kannapolis Library: Patron Paint-Along Teen Edition, Wednesday, July 17, 3:00-4:30pm; Ages 12-18 – Flex your painting skills! Design your own masterpiece or paint along with an on-screen artist. All painting materials provided by the library; Sponsored by the Friends of Kannapolis Library. Kannapolis Library, 850 Mountain St. Kannapolis; http://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/library/event/patron-paint-along-teen-edition-kan-1/

Katblast Painting: Crossing the Streams Painting: Wednesday, July 17, 7:15-8:30pm; $35; Ongoing - This KatBlast is designed for kids & adults (ages 8+) Kats will create a painted Masterpiece by crossing the streams of fluid paint. Kats & Kiddies can go "Rogue" and paint whatever they feel or can follow the KatStructor as she demonstrates each step of the sample stream painting. 37 Union St. S, Suite C. Concord; Sign up at https://www.tuxedokat.com/crossing-the-streams-painting

Movies on Means: Thursday, July 18, 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

NEXT WEEK

Recreational Art Studio: Acrylic Pour:  Monday, July 22, 6:30-8:00pm; $30; Join Recreational Art Studio as they create some mesmerizing artwork. You will choose between one, 18x22 canvas, or two, 8x10 canvases. In addition to the canvas you will also receive one 4x4 coaster for the spill over paint. Includes all supplies and step by step instructions; Age 11+; 4959 Highway 49 South, Harrisburg; https://recreationalartstudio.com/2019-calendar-of-events/7/22acrylicpour

Kannapolis Library: Space Craft: Wednesday, July 24, 11am-12pm; Free -Ages 5-12 - Explore outer space and your creative side with a fun craft. The sky is not the limit! 850 Mountain St. Kannapolis; http://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/library/event/space-craft-kan/

Recreational Art Studio: Glass Fusion Workshop: Wednesday, July 24, 6:30-9:00pm; $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 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+; 4959 Highway 49 South, Harrisburg; https://recreationalartstudio.com/2019-calendar-of-events/7/24

Concord Library: Music & Movement: Friday, July 26, 10:15-11:15am; Free - Ages 3-5 with caregiver - Join us for a fun and energetic program of dance, rhythm and music. 27 Union Street, Concord. http://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/library/event/music--movement-con-149/

Recreational Art Studio: Kids Drop-Off: Friday, July 26, 6:30-9:30pm; $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/7/26

A Closer Look; Friday, July 26, 7-9 pm; Exhibiting artists Scott Hazard, Alex McClay and Lucha Rodríguez will discuss their work and demonstrate techniques. Come and enjoy complimentary refreshments, watch demonstrations and learn all about the practices, inspiration, and goals of these exceptional artists! The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union Street South, Concord.

UPCOMING

Recreational Art Studio: Plant Art Workshop: Wednesday, July 31, 6:30-9:00pm; $25; Create a one of a kind succulent planter. Choose from various types of plants and planting accessories to create a unique planter; Includes all materials; Age 10+; 4959 Highway 49 South, Harrisburg; https://recreationalartstudio.com/2019-calendar-of-events/7/31plantart

Beginning Sewing: Monday, August 5, 9am-3pm; Learn the basics including stitches, piecing, patterns, and how a sewing machine works; Prerequisite for all 4-H sewing classes; Ages 8-13. Cost $30. Register at www.cabarruscounty.us/register; Cabarrus County Cooperative Extension 715 Cabarrus Ave. W. Concord.

Pamper Yourself: Thursday, August 8, 9am-3pm; Make bath bombs and other fun items to pamper yourself or gifts for loved ones; Ages 8-13; for pricing and to register visit www.cabarruscounty.us/register; Cabarrus County Cooperative Extension 715 Cabarrus Ave. W. Concord.

Focus on Photography: Tuesday, August 13, 9am-3pm; Youth focus on equipment basics, sharpness, lighting, photo composition, sequencing and evaluation; for pricing and to register visit www.cabarruscounty.us/register; Cabarrus County Cooperative Extension 715 Cabarrus Ave. W. Concord.

Movies on Means: Thursday, August 15, 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

Katblast Painting: Iron TuxedoKat Concord: Friday, August 16, 6:30-8:00; $35; Ongoing -  A play-off of Iron Chef America where seasoned chefs create a five-course meal with a secret main ingredient, Iron TuxedoKat Concord challenges creatives of all experience-levels to replicate an example painting using only this month's mystery tool. 37 Union St. S, Suite C. Concord; https://www.tuxedokat.com/iron-tuxedokat-concord

Share the Fair: Monday, August 19, 9am-3pm; Open design time to create items to be entered in the Cabarrus County Fair; for pricing and to register visit www.cabarruscounty.us/register; Cabarrus County Cooperative Extension 715 Cabarrus Ave. W. Concord.

Jewelry Making:  Tuesday, August 20, 9am-3pm; Use wire and gemstones to make your own jewelry. Learn about stone cutting and polishing, as well as jewelry design. Ages 8-13. Cost $30. Register at www.cabarruscounty.us/register; Cabarrus County Cooperative Extension 715 Cabarrus Ave. W. Concord.

Art Walk & Artist Reception – Friday, August 23, 6 – 9 pm; Tour The Galleries’ Splendid & Serene 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.

Flor de Toloache  – Friday, September 13, 2019, 8 pm, $37.50; On the Rise since their 2017 Latin Grammy win, all-female mariachi band Flor de Toloache flavors its sound with Latin jazz, salsa, pop, cumbia, hip-hop and soul. The result is an edgy, fresh take on Latin music that excites old and new audiences alike. This performance is part of the Season Ticket Package. Save 7% by purchasing all six shows in the Season Ticket Package; The Davis Theatre 2019-2020 Season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online 24/7 at http://bit.ly/2ShSEsg or M-F, 9-5 by phone: 704-920-2787, or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S, downtown Concord.  

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

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.  

 

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.

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.

 

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.

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.  

 

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. 

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 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 –  On Paper – now – 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: Summer Art Camp; Weekly, Mon-Fri, 9:00-11:30 am; this summer camp includes multiple activities drawing, painting, pottery, sculptures, crafts.  Materials and snacks provided. Location: Brenda's Art Studio, 1211 Winecoff School Rd, Concord; Call 704-786-8570 to save your place in the camp. 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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