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"Treasures of the Earth" Pottery Show & Sale
Exhibit & Sale Dates:
Feb. 5 - March 4

Opening Reception
Feb. 5th, 5:30-7:30pm

Potters: Tom Banfield, Ronnie Blackburn, Jeff Brown, Linda Dalton, Wendy Edwards, Deborah Gerard, Vicki Gill, Allen Griffin, Corine Guseman, Al Harris, Dot Houlditch, Michèle Hastings, Susan Jones, Byron and Georgia Knight, Joe Doug Knotts, Courtney Long, Raine Middleton, Ron Philbeck, Ann Prock, Fred and Debbie Rust, Rae Stark, Cindy Streib, Becky Story, Michael Suttle, Gena VanDyke, Tricia Woodland

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Upcoming Arts Council Exhibits & Events
Date & Time
Location & Price
"Treasures of the Earth
Pottery Show & Sale"
Feb 5 - March 4, 2015

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about the Potters
This is the best exhibit yet with the works of over 30
local and regional artists plus 7 NEW potters and there is still time to see it! The works on exhibit include sculpture and pottery in a wide variety of styles.
The Arts Center
111 S. Washington St.,
Shelby, NC

FREE to Attend
14th Annual "Bowling for Dollars"
February 19th, 11-1pm Mark your calendars and join us for lunch as you enjoy a bowl of delicious homemade soup in a beautiful handmade pottery bowl donated by local potters. You get to keep the bowl when you pay for the soup. Bread, beverage and dessert are included.
All proceeds go towards the Arts in Education Program. Tickets must be purchased in advance. This was a sold out event last year so purchase your tickets now.
The Arts Center
111 S. Washington St.,
Shelby, NC

Tickets $15
February 28,

Bring your drums; bring your family and friends.
From 12:00-12:30
I will host a free introductory lesson
on drum technique for anyone
who is interested in tips or advice
before the event gets started.
If you’ve got extra drums, bring
them so someone else can play.
The whole point of the drum circle
is to provide a fun, safe

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environment for all community
members to make music, free
of judgment or criticism. It is
about pooling our talents and
sharing our knowledge to create
something greater than ourselves.
This musical experience is geared
toward all members of the
community, but I want to extend
a special invitation to the ASL,
deaf, and hearing-impaired
community members.
Come FEEL THE RYHTHM. If you are
interested in being a silent
observer, please come on and
enjoy the tranquility and healing
power of a drum circle. If you are a dancer/hula hooper/Native American flute player/artist/vocalist/photographer
/videographer/etc. then please
come support this artistic union
of minds and hearts.

The Arts Center
111 S. Washington St.,
Shelby, NC


"Moments in Light"
The Life's Work of
Randy McNeilly

Photography Exhibit

Exhibit Dates:
March 12 - April 13

Opening Reception:
March 19, 5:30 - 7:30pm

Please note: Opening reception date is different than first day that exhibit will be on display to the public!

The astonishing personality of a child . . . the deep bonds of family love . . . the exuberance of friendship . . . the strong character of a successful leader in the prime of life — these are complex things. To capture them, an image must tell a story, convey a personality, bring out an emotion. That takes more than technical expertise; it takes the eye of an artist. Randy McNeilly’s portraits adorn hundreds of living rooms and board rooms, and have been featured nationally in the industry’s premier exhibitions. The Arts Center
111 S. Washington St.,
Shelby, NC

FREE to Attend

April 23 - May 21

Opening Reception:
April 23, 5:30 - 7:30pm
The artwork by students in grades 3 – 12 will be on exhibit during this annual competition. Cash prizes are awarded to the best and the brightest young artists of tomorrow. FREE! Come See it all for yourself! Scavenger hunt for kids. The Arts Center
111 S. Washington St.,
Shelby, NC

FREE to Attend
May 28 - June 29

Opening Reception:
May 28, 5:30 - 7:30pm
This exhibit features a rich and varied showcase of the talent that lies in Cleveland County. Local artists (18 amd up) exhibit their work and compete for awards totaling $2,050 in this prestigious competition. Everyone in Cleveland County is invited to submit artwork!  The Arts Center
111 S. Washington St.,
Shelby, NC

FREE to Attend
16th Annual "Real to Reel"
International FIlm Festival
July 22-25, 2015

7pm, July 22-24
1pm, July 25
7pm, July 25
The Cleveland County Arts Council is pleased to announce that on July 22-25, 2015 the 16th Annual “Real to Reel International Film Festival” will once again open its doors to embrace filmmakers and film lovers alike.

Films - Parties - Friends - Fun!
The Joy Performance Center
202 S. Railroad Ave.
Kings Mountain, NC 28086

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