Old City Water Works
Renovation of a Nearly Century-Old Facility
The buildings at 223 Crowell Drive, NW have served the City of Concord for nearly a century now. Originally home to the City Water Works in the 1920s, the site later housed the Board of Light and Water. Eventually, the buildings served as home to the City's Electric Operations facility. By the late 1990s, all of the buildings had been vacated and were being used as storage.
In 2003, the Concord City Council approved a Center City Plan, which was developed to enhance and strengthen neighborhoods within Center City. Gibson Village, located adjacent to Concord's Historic District and less than a half mile from downtown was included in this plan.
The Gibson Village plan contains two main strategies: 1- Implement a greenway to connect the neighborhood to downtown and
2- Convert the former Electric Operations facility into an artisan village with space for community events. The Village Greenway, completed in August 2007, originates at Kerr Street on-site and connects pedestrians to downtown. Plans for renovation of the dilapidated buildings of the former Electric Operations facility began to take shape in 2008.
Artists as Catalysts
As a strategy to spur community development within Gibson Village, the City made plans to redevelop the site and offer studios to artists at affordable rates. With activity and creative energy in new supply within the community, the studios become a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization.
On April 8, 2010 the site at 223 Crowell Drive, NW was officially named "Clearwater Artist Studios at Gibson Village." The site consists of 38,000 square feet of building space. Old buildings are being used as the seeds to encourage both growing and established artists to move into the Gibson Village area and use space to create, display, and sell their art.
As of September 2011, ClearWater artists began moving into the first completed phase of renovations. Together, the WaterWorks Studio and the first phase of the Operations Studios contain 10 studios and a 2,200 square foot gallery.
A group of professional artists in the Piedmont area who get together once a month for lunch. We socialize, talk shop and whatever topic comes up!
The Cabarrus Arts Council is dedicated to providing a wide variety of cultural arts programs that celebrate the rich diversity of our county and our world. The arts council programs and operates the Davis Theatre and The Galleries, conducts one of North Carolina's largest art-in-education programs for both the Cabarrus County and Kannapolis City school systems, supports arts organizations and artists through grants and workshops, and serves as a catalyst and consultant for public and corporate art.
The International Sculpture Center (ISC) is a member-supported, nonprofit organization founded in 1960 to advance the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society. Members include sculptors, collectors, patrons, architects, developers, journalists, curators, historians, critics, educators, foundries, galleries, and museumsanyone with an interest in and commitment to the field of sculpture.
ISC Mission Statement
The ISC seeks to expand public understanding and appreciation of sculpture internationally, demonstrate the power of sculpture to educate, effect social change, engage artists and arts professionals in a dialogue to advance the art form, and promote a supportive environment for sculpture and sculptors.
The Middle Georgia Art Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the visual arts in Middle Georgia.
To that end, we sponsor exhibits, festivals, art classes, scholarships and other programs for our members and the community.
Our gallery displays the works of our members and sponsors several invitational exhibits of non-member artists whose work merits community support.
The Tri State Sculptors Education Association was formed in 1978 by a group of sculptors from Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina to promote public awareness and appreciation of sculpture in the region and to exchange ideas and information among its members.
The organization holds annual Fall conferences with concurrent exhibitions. Presentations cover a wide range of topics of interest to sculptors and those interested in sculpture--casting techniques, public art, studio hazards, gallery relations, etc. Each Spring there is a more informal conference when members can get together to share ideas and socialize. Other events and exhibitions are organized each year as the need or opportunity arises. Members also stay connected and informed through a quarterly newsletter.
The 300-plus members' works range from realistic to conceptual; in scales from architectural to intimate. Media include metal, wood, stone, plastic, fabric, concrete, and found objects, to name a few.
Membership is open to anyone interested in sculpture, regardless of style, medium, education, or location.
Another woman who likes to fire things up! Julie is a true friend and fellow artist. Check out her incredible work.
Welcome to my collection of one-of-a-kind hand-created custom pyrographic art. Pyrography, the art of burning or scorching on a natural surface, such as wood or leather, is one of the oldest art forms dating back to cave drawings by those fascinated by the mysterious beauty and power of fire. To this day pyrography continues to captivate our imagination as its natural canvas blends impressively with wildlife, portraiture and landscape to create rich impressions of art imitating life.
As a pyrographer and perfectionist, I work meticulously with each individual burning in order to capture the essence and true spirit of each subject. Your unique piece of art will be yours to enjoy, treasure and pass on to future generations for years to come. I invite you to explore with me by imagining the possibilities.
Fellow Artists working in North Carolina
39 Oak Street
Roswell, GA 30075
Contemporary Design, Fine Art, Paintings and Sculpture
Kathy Richardson is a professional photographer who's work has been featured in Photography Magazine. Kathy photographed our daughter's wedding and we are still oooing and ahhhing over the images that she captured. If you are looking for something unique. . .give Kathy a call.
The Women's Caucus for Art, founded in 1972 in connection with the College Art Association (CAA), is a national member organization unique in its multi-disciplinary, multicultural membership of artists, art historians, students /educators, and museum professionals.
We are committed to:
....education about the contributions of women.
....opportunities for the exhibition of women's work.
....publication of women's writing about art.
....inclusion of women in the history of art.
....professional equity for all.
....respect for all individuals without discrimination.
....support for legislation relevant to our goals.
About the center:
The ARTISAN RESOURCE CENTER was created as a center where Artisans could establish a business plying their trade and make a living at it.
The center houses 25 studios in more than 43,000 square feet with Artists and Craftsmen working in the fields of sculpture, screen printing, custom furniture making, photography, portrait painting, contemporary painting, ceramics, wood turning, textiles, architecture, wood working, decorative arts, jewelry, graphics, advertising, and theatre .
The facility was established in 1986 and artists in the center primarily serve the architectural, design, commercial and wholesale markets, although several studios concentrate on retail sales of art and art instruction/classes. Studio rental is available.
Artisans are able to share information and keep each other up to date on shows, new techniques, or pass on business opportunities to one another through client contacts, and, the center makes it easy for a client to follow the progress of a multi-medium piece by simply walking from studio to studio.
In 2001 the name of the facility was changed from "Nunn Complex Fine & Functional Art Center", which referenced the historical aspect of the builder of the building (Barney Nunn) and was changed to Artisan Resource Center (A.R.C.) to express a more representative identity.
A Creative Synthesis of Imagination and Collaboration
Inspired by the 'Exquisite Corpse' collaborations of the surrealists, and born from the belief that, however many of us there may be, contemporary sculptors comprise a true community, comes IMAGILLABORATION.
This Project seeks to bring a community made up of visionary and creative individuals even closer together as we share our unique skills and inspired perspectives on art through the process of collaboration.
Groups of artists from around the country will work collectively over the course of a year to produce a body of sculptural work, one sculpture for each person participating. Groups will consist of eight people. At the beginning of the project, each artist will start a sculpture by creating an element that will be added to by the other participants in the group. Every Six weeks for 48 weeks the sculptures will be passed on to other members in the group. At the end of the 48 week period all of the pieces will have been worked on by each member of the group. The Project will culminate in a traveling exhibition and virtual exhibition on the Imagillaboration web site.
This project promises to be a HUGE success, and has the potential to grow exponentially. YOU can help make that success a reality. SUPPORT Imagillaboration