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April Issue 2010

Arts Council of Henderson County in Hendersonville, NC, Features Works by School Students

Evan Johnson, Christ School

The Arts Council of Henderson County in Hendersonville, NC, will present, Vision 2010/Artists of Tomorrow/Secondary School Exhibition, on view in the D. Samuel Neill Gallery, from Apr. 9 through May 1, 2010.

James Scott Morrison, art instructor at Blue Ridge Community College and well-known watercolorist will be the judge for Vision 2010/Artists of Tomorrow, the annual secondary student art exhibition sponsored by The Arts Council of Henderson County.

A retired military professional, Morrison chose early retirement to become a full-time artist. His credits are many and include: selection as Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society, and selected for exhibit in Watercolor USA, the National Art for the Parks Competition, Artist's Magazine International Competition, and the Southern Watercolor Society Exhibit. His many commissions include the Finnish Minister of Defense, Vice Chief of Staff of the Royal Australian Air Force, and the Charlotte Uptown Economic Development Corporation. Morrison's work can be found in private and corporate collections in the United States, Canada, Europe and the Far East. He splits his art activities between military art and traditional art.

"We treat this exhibition of secondary students as we would any professional show, so it is appropriate that our judge reflects that quality," said Arts Council Executive Director Jim Faucett, who added, "Last year Ted Oliver, nationally recognized Southern folk art expert and local gallery owner, was our judge, and this year we are honored to have James Morrison."

Vision 2010 is the third exhibition of the thematic unit, Mentors and Students that celebrates both art teachers and the student artists. Art Teachers Create and the Elementary Student Exhibition were held previously and complete the thematic unit. 

Vision 2010/ Artists of Tomorrow was open to all middle and high school age students (public, private and parochial schools, as well as home-schooled children) in Henderson County.

The exhibit is sponsored in part by Morris Broadband and the Times-News. Additional support has been provided by Blue Ridge Custom Frame Shop, and Domino's Pizza.

The Arts Council of Henderson County is a community organization that advocates for the arts and provides opportunities to enrich the lives of children and adults through the arts by offering exhibits, art education and performances. The Arts Council offices and gallery are handicapped accessible.

The Arts Council is supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, the State of North Carolina, several funds administered by the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Henderson County, and the Henderson County Travel and Tourism Bureau.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Council at 828/693-8504 or visit (www.acofhc.org).

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