Inauguration of Waterworks ‘Art for All – I am: Identity. Stories. Connections.’ tonight – Salisbury Post
Inauguration of Waterworks ‘Art for All – I am: Identity. Stories. Connections.’ tonight
Posted at 12:00 a.m. on Friday, September 16, 2022
SALISBURY — What if every artist in the arts community had the opportunity to have their work exhibited to the public in a professional gallery? This is the challenge that materializes at the Waterworks Visual Arts Center for the fall/winter exhibition “Art for All – I Am: Identity. Stories. Connections.”
The Preview Reception will take place tonight from 5-7 p.m. at 123 E. Liberty St. Patrons and friends of the Visual Arts Center will have the opportunity to meet and visit them as well as view their work at a public reception. No entry is charged and light refreshments will be served.
The exhibition, which features more than 150 works by 55 artists across the five Waterworks galleries, ironically comes after the summer showing an almost equal number of pieces, but drawn or painted by a single artist, Don Moore, who died in last February. . Many of Moore’s pieces were created decades ago, while the new exhibition, the largest collection of artists and their works ever on display at the Center for the Arts, features new creations using a wide range of media.
In January, the call went out for submissions for the juried show, but the question was not just how big the response would be, but also what sort of variety would be offered. It turned out there was nothing to worry about.
“I am thrilled with the diversity of artists who took part in the show,” Waterworks chief executive Anne Scott Clement said in a press release. “The work is incredibly individualized and truly celebrates our goal of bringing together new, emerging and established talent from across the Carolinas to celebrate our unique identifier of personal and cultural stories and connections.”
Many works on display are creations by artists from this region and the surrounding area.
The show runs until February 28. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Walk-ins and self-guided tours are welcome during gallery hours. Groups can arrange a guided tour of the exhibits by calling 704-636-1882 at least two weeks in advance.
Waterworks Visual Arts Center is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is one of 12 art museums in the state with this distinction. Waterworks is Rowan County’s only public art center, free to everyone. As the only educational museum within a 40-mile radius, the Center offers art classes for all ages, from toddlers to retirees, and includes mediums as diverse as clay, painting, and even photography. traditional non-digital. More information about Waterworks can be found at www.waterworks.org.