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April 2013

The Southern Arts Society in Kings Mountain, NC, Offers National Watercolor Exhibition

The Southern Arts Society located at the old Southern Railway Station in Kings Mountain, NC, will present The National Watercolor Society (NWS) Traveling Exhibit, on view from Apr. 6 through May 17, 2013. The exhibition is one of 5 stops in US.

“We are excited and honored to be chosen as the only Southeast location to showcase this amazing collections of watercolors. The exhibit consists of 30 paintings from artists across the US who were selected to be part of the traveling show,” said Bernice Chappell, chair of the exhibit.

Founded in 1920, the NWS has a long history of continuing the tradition of offering opportunities to artists to show work, advance their education and be inspired to move forward in developing historical advancement in the medium. The NWS exhibition is an international endeavor. Global participation is expanding more every year and many more artists than ever before are active on the international stage, participating in exhibitions in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Nationally, the NWS has made it part of their mission to make the annual traveling show available across the country in all types of locations sponsored by local galleries, societies and museums.

The Southern Arts Society, founded in 1984 by artist A.B. Mauney Snow and other local artists, fosters love and appreciation for the arts. They also provide visual art displays in the community, scholarships for local students and workshops open to all. “We always have a variety of classes in the arts and ceramics offered throughout the year as well as an array of exhibits,” said Chappell and added, “We’re planning on having a number of workshops with some of the watercolorists, sharing their knowledge and expertise in this art medium. We’re excited about having this exhibit come to Kings Mountain!”

The old Southern Railway Station is a 1920’s historic depot which now serves as a gallery, exhibit hall and provides classrooms for art workshops. The Depot is also home to a unique gift shop.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Society at 704/739-5585 or visit (www.SouthernArtSociety.org).

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