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September 2011

Cabarrus Arts Council in Concord, NC, Presents an Arranged Exhibit

The Cabarrus Arts Council in Concord, NC, is presenting the exhibit, Making Arrangements, featuring works by 18 artists, on view in The Galleries located in Cabarrus County’s historic courthouse through Oct. 6, 2011.

Making Arrangements includes multiple kinds of “arrangements”: updated still lifes, multiple works from a series by the same artists, wall configurations and pedestal groupings.

The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, sculpture, pottery, baskets and wood pieces by 18 artists: Syad Ahmad of Salisbury, glass sculpture; Deborah Barton of Waxhaw, still life paintings; Veronica Clark of Charlotte, pastels and oils of animals; Matthew Comer or Union Grove, wood furniture, bowls and spoons; James Daniel of Asheville, drawings; Sandy B. Donn of Winston-Salem, classically inspired still lifes; Michael Hamlin-Smith of Charlotte, pottery bowls and vases; Susan Harrell, whimsical still lifes; Carmella Jarvi, pastels of women in water; Paul Keysar of Charlotte, representational oil paintings; Janet Link of Raleigh, still life drawings and paintings; Nancy Marshburn of Charlotte, still lifes in pastels; Paul McKay of Albemarle, clay sculptures; Jim & Libby Mijanovich of Marshall, quilts from vintage clothing; Debora Muhl of Whitsett, sweetgrass baskets; Paula Smith of Rock Hill, clay sculptures; Don Stewart of Greensboro, oil still lifes; and Tom Turner of Mars Hill, pottery.

Carmella Jarvi, Janet Link and Tom Turner will present a free Gallery Talk and Demonstration on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 7pm. The free event will begin with each artist talking about his or her work in the Davis Theatre followed by artistic technique demonstrations in The Galleries.

The Galleries have fun activities for all ages in conjunction with the exhibition, including artwork scavenger hunts for both children and adults. Volunteer docents are available to give you a tour or you may enjoy the exhibition on your own. Admission is free.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Council at 704/920-2787 or visit (


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