Current Exhibitions


Discover Local

October 27-December 20, 2014

Exhibition representing the incredible talent of local artists and artisans

Regina Calton Burchett is a resident artist at Clearwater Artist Studios in Concord who works primarily in pastels. Her current paintings focus on nature and sky. She was a finalist in The Artist Magazine's 29th Annual Art Competition.

Robert Alvin Crum is an oil painter, sculptor, mosaic and mural artist who works out of his studio at 10 Cabarrus Ave. E, Concord. He has received both an Emerging Artist Grant from the NC Arts Council and a Regional Artist Project Grant.

John Dulnlap of Concord creates artwork from hand-manipulated Polaroids that reflect his love of French Impressionist art. His subjects range from landscapes and architecture to sports. He has been taking photographs, many of which have appeared in prominent publications, for more than 25 years.

Louise Farley is a resident artist at Clearwater Artist Studios in Concord who works primarily in oils and acrylics in the figurative genre with a free and expressive style. She has taught at the John C. Campbell Folk School and Knoxville Arts and Crafts Center.

Rachel Goldstein is an award-winning Charlotte photographer who specializes in documentary photography, visual narratives and digital collage and compositing. She teaches at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and Central Piedmont Community College.

Allison McGowan Hermans creates her functional handbuilt highly textured porcelain pieces in her Concord home studio. Her forms are inspired by art nouveau architecture, patterns found in nature and the tailoring of sewn objects. She has taught and presented workshops nationally and internationally.

Patricia N. Jay is a Concord artist who finds joy and satisfaction in a variety of media especially metals/jewelry, photography and canvas. She is profoundly influenced by the artists at Penland School of Crafts where she has worked, studied and volunteered.

Paul Keysar is an award-winning plein air painter and studio artist who works out of Clearwater Artist Studios in Concord. He is known for his classical, representational oil paintings of landscapes, still lifes and portraits. Most recently, he won Best in Show at the 2014 Richeson 75 Figure/Portrait Competition.

Jerry Measimer of Richfield is an award-winning artist and woodturner specializing in wooden hats, bowls, vessels and other pieces. President of Southern Piedmont Woodturners for five years, he has conducted many workshops and classes in the art of woodturning.

Jeff Pender of Mooresville is a ceramic artist who creates both functional and sculptural works. A former Affiliate artist at the McColl Center for Visual Art, he has received two Regional Artist Project Grants. He has taught at Wingate University and Central Piedmont Community College.

Jennie Martin Tomlin of Concord brings more than 50 years of passion and experience to her award-winning artwork. Most of her work is subjective with impressionistic style in watercolors or pastels, but she also explores abstracts in acrylics and alcohol inks. She has taught classes locally for many years.

Walter Stanford of Kannapolis is an award-winning fine artist who works in oils, acrylics, pastels and digital applications who is a resident artist at Clearwater Artist Studios in Concord. His works include landscapes and fantasy paintings. He has received a Regional Artist Project Grant and won first place in the Statewide Pastel Exhibition, On Common Ground: Pastel Painting from the Mountains to the Sea.

Shop Seagrove

October 27-December 18, 2014

Exhibition and sale of acclaimed pottery from the Seagrove area of North Carolina

Crystal King Pottery: The only child of renowned potters Terry and Anna King, Crystal King is known for her unique style of hand building and colorful glazes. Shop Seagrove includes her owls, pumpkins and vases.

Dirtworks: Led by Cabarrus County native Dan Triece, Dirtworks specializes in contemporary functional pots in various colors and glazes plus copper lustre Raku.

Eck McCanless: A second-generation Seagrove potter, Eck McCanless creates many different styles of pottery but focuses on spiral-patterned agateware and crystalline featuring crystals formed from zinc oxide.

Joseph Sand Pottery: Joseph Sand makes functional and sculptural clay pieces that blend the styles and traditions of England, East Asia and North Carolina.

Kings Pottery: Terry and Anna King make traditional salt-glazed pottery, functional stoneware and hand-formed folk art face jugs and animals.

Pottery by Frank Neef: Frank Neef specializes in crystalline glazed and pierced pieces influenced by the classic porcelains of the Song Dynasty in China and the Koryo Dynasty in Korea.



Upcoming Events


Exhibitions Extended

Through Dec. 20

The Galleries

10 am-4 pm

Both Shop Seagrove 14 and Discover Local will be open two extra days.


Youth Theatre: On the Worst Day of Christmas

Friday & Saturday, Dec. 19 & 20

7:30 pm

Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 20 & 21

2:30 pm

Old Courthouse Theatre, Concord

Old Courthouse Youth Theatre production featuring local children.



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