And that’s all artists — no matter the medium.
The Union County Arts Council is seeking artists interested in participating in this year’s Local Artist Showcase set for November through January. The show will open Monday, Nov. 9, at the art council’s office/gallery at 116 E. Main St. in downtown Union.
“It’s open to all Union County artists,” said arts council board president Bennie Giles. “Anything you can think of.”
That’s anything — crafts, artwork, photography, everything even quilting.
“We would love to display some quilts,” Giles said.
Any artists interested in showing their work are encouraged to contact the arts council and inquire about the show. Artists will have the chance to highlight a couple of pieces of their work at no charge through this event.
The council will be taking submissions for the show 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 2-3.
Anyone interested in participating also can stop by the office on East Main Street during regular business hours Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Giles added if anyone would like to submit pieces this week the option is open.
The showcase will be featured during Union’s downtown Christmas Open House set for Thursday, Nov. 19. Along with the Local Artist Showcase, the arts council gallery will have artist Harold Simmons showing off his skills in making pens, key rings and other items from wood and acrylics as well as photographer Harold Senn who will be demonstrating how to use graphic design software to enhance and process digital photos.
Giles also hopes to have a couple wood carvers, as in previous years, to showcase their talents during the open house event.
This is the second year for the Local Artist Showcase and Giles said it only adds to the mission of the arts council.
“The purpose of the Union County Arts Council is to promote all areas of the arts,” she said. “This is one way to exhibit the talents of our people.”
The showcase also will give local artists the opportunity to sell their pieces if they wish.
The event will be similar to last year’s, but Giles encourages Union County artists to take this opportunity to show off their work and hopes the arts council will have many pieces to showcase.
“We just want some good variety,” she said.
FOR MORE INFO:
Any Union County artists who would like to submit pieces for the 2009 Union County Arts Council Local Artist Showcase can do so 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 2-3. For more information about the event or to ask any questions, call the arts council at 429-2817 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.