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After months of renovation and expansion at Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, the artists are preparing for a re-opening celebration.
The studios and gallery space has doubled from 3,200 square feet to 6,400 after expanding into the adjoining area at 413 N. Lee Street.
The co-operative gallery will open to the public Friday at 5 p.m. immediately following the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Rowan Arts Council in the same building. The Rowan Arts Council is one of the new tenants in the expanded area. The ribbon-cutting will begin at 4 p.m.
Both events will feature live music and refreshments and are open to the public.
The two gallery areas will feature a group show with works by Jimmy Alstonnpastels, Norma Frinknpaintings, Annette Hallnwatercolors and acrylics, Patt Leggnoil paintings and Marietta Smithn sculpture and paintings.
There will also be an exhibit of art by visual artist members of the Rowan Arts Council board of directors.
Music will be provided for the ribbon-cutting by The Polka Dots. Rail Walk Studios and Gallery reception will feature soft jazz by J. Alston and Company.
New artists at Rail Walk Studios and Gallery are Patt Legg and Shirl Hull. Continuing artists are Jimmy Alston, Norma Velasquez Frink, Annette Hall and Marietta Smith.
The studios and galleries are open every Saturday 11 a.m.n 4 p.m. The Arts Council office is open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. TuesdaynFriday.
For more information visit www.railwalkgallery.com or e mail info@railwalkgallery.com.
Trip to D.C.
March 7 is the deadline to register for a trip the J.F. Hurley YMCA is sponsoring to Washington, D.C.
The trip takes place April 20-24 while the cherry trees are in bloom. Visitors will travel via Amtrak and spend four nights at the Holiday Inn Capitol.
The trip includes includes sightseeing tours, breakfast daily, one lunch and one dinner, transfers from the train station and back, baggage handling and taxes.
The cost for double occupancy is $1395. Triple and quadruple rates are also available.
For more information contact Travel Associates, 100 W. Innes St., 704-637-9000, or visit www.traveltravelbiz.com.
Idealized Landscapes
MISENHEIMER ó Seattle-based artist Anna Lambert’s exhibit “Idealized Landscapes,” a mixed media display that attempts to reveal the role decorative pattern plays in revealing experiences, will be on display through March 21 in the Grace and Cameron West Art Gallery, in Goode Hall, at Pfeiffer University.
Lambert, whose work has been displayed throughout Kansas City and Seattle, investigates a unique approach using wallpaper, a format she uses to reference an environment outside of the public sphere and to reveal an intimate relationship between a dweller and a private space.
She attended Kansas State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and printmaking, and received a Master of Fine Arts degree in fibers from the University of Washington.
The gallery is open 10 a.m. n4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except during special events.
For more information, contact Joshua Cross, art gallery director, at 704-463-3160 or joshua.cross@pfeiffer.edu.
Youth music workshop The Rowan Blues and Jazz Society is sponsoring a Mid-Winter Youth Music Workshop and Jam Session 1-
4 p.m., March 15 at the City Park Recreation Center, 316 Lake Drive.
Facilitators for this workshop are talent creator Charles Owens and musician Ron Lilly.
The purpose of the event is to promote undiscovered talent. Young writers, poets, vocalists, and musicians are invited to bring their instruments and written work.
This event is made possible through the support of the Blanche and Julian Robertson Family Foundation Inc.
To register, call 704-636-2811.
Horizons’ Earthstock
Horizons Unlimited, 1636 Parkview Circle, presents Earthstock 2008 on Saturday, March 15. There will be exhibits and activities 3-6 p.m.
“Legends of the Night Sky…Orion” will be shown in the planetarium at 4 and 5 p.m. with no admission fee.
The evening laser show will be Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” at 7 p.m. Admission will be $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 4-12.
Educational activities for all ages will include “The Business of Bees;” “Compass Challenge: Finding Your Way;” “Organic Farming: The Black and White on Dairy Cows;” “House Plans: Building the Perfect Nest;” “Butterfly Conservation: Identification and Tagging;” “Tracking and the Art of Seeing;” “Serpent School and Science Story Telling.”
There will also be a Bostian Elementary Student Inventor’s Fair. Regular exhibit areas include the Lunar Lander model, Native American Museum, Tom E. Smith Nature Exploratorium, Rainforest/Aviary/Aquaria, Setzer 1842 Log School House, and the Wetland study area.
Also on hand will be Hap’s Hotdogs, and crafts and art activities.
For more information call 704-639-3004.
Film festivalWINSTON-SALEM ó The 10th annual RiverRun International Film Festival, April 23-28, has announced reduced-price all-access passes are now available for purchase.
These passes provide admission to all festival events including screenings, panels and public parties, and are on sale at a reduced price of $275 until March 26.
On March 27, when all other tickets go on sale, the price of all-access passes will increase to the regular rate of $300 each.
Passes can be purchased in-person at the Stevens Center box office, 405 W. 4th St., on their website: www.ncarts.edu/stevenscenter, or over the phone at 336-721-1945.
For more information and a festival schedule go to www.riverrunfilm.com.

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