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Cotton Ketchie Arts Festival slated for Aug. 22-23

MOORESVILLE ó The fifth Mooresville/Lake Norman Exchange Club’s Cotton Ketchie Arts Festival returns Aug. 22-23 at the Charles Mack Citizen Center. Proceeds from the event help support the SCAN/Child Parenting Centers in Iredell County.
Friday’s events feature a Gala and art auction. Advance tickets for the gala are $50 and available at Landmark Gallery or online at www.cottonketchieartsfestival.com.Saturday events are free to the public. The festival will feature 40 artists whose work will be shown and available for sale. Each artist donates an original artwork to be auctioned at the gala on Friday night.
For more information, visit www.cottonketchieartsfestival. com.
Waterworks
The Waterworks Visual Arts Center has announced the following upcoming exhibits which will be on view during regular business hours:
– “Faces of Abundant Living,” Delhaize Conference Room, Aug. 16nSept. 20.
– Summer ARTventures Children’s Exhibit, Graham and Weisiger Studios, Aug. 25n30.
– ARC/Rowan Children’s Exhibit, Graham and Weisiger Studios, Sept. 8n20.
Admission is free.
For more information call 704-636-1882.
Biltmore flower carpet
ASHEVILLE ó Biltmore will celebrate its renowned landscape history with its first ever Flower Carpet from Aug. 29-Sept. 14.
On the South Terrace of Biltmore House, 144,000 live plants will be installed to create a design inspired from architectural details found in America’s largest home. The 14,400 square foot carpet display represents months of planning and engineering.
A daytime visit to Biltmore’s Flower Carpet is included with the cost of regular admission. Seating will be available on the South Terrace and Library Terrace of Biltmore House, where the view is spectacular. The carpet area is open to day guests until 5:30 p.m.
On select evenings, the estate will open for Flower Carpet Evenings. These will be Aug. 29, 30, 31 and Sept. 5, 12 and 13. On these special nights, the carpet will be surrounded by the glow of soft lighting, beautiful sunset views, unlimited wine and hors d’oeuvres, and live jazz. Biltmore House will be open for self-guided visits as well.Evening tickets are $65, or guests may upgrade from their daytime ticket for an additional charge. Guests with evening tickets may enter the estate at 5:30 p.m.
For additional information, call 877-BILTMORE or visit www.biltmore.com.
Potters invitational
CHARLOTTE ó The Fourth Annual Potters Market Invitational will be held Sept. 6 on the lawn of the Mint Museum of Art from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thousands of pottery enthusiasts come to meet and buy works from nationally renowned North Carolina potters and from a select group of up-and-coming potters.
Tickets are $8, and include admission to the Mint Museum of Art (on the day of the sale only). Proceeds support the Museum’s decorative arts collection.
Forty North Carolina potters from Seagrove, Catawba Valley, Penland and Asheville are represented.
Featured are many notable potters, including Ben Owen lll, Phil Morgan and Donna Craven.
The Potters Market Invitational is presented by the Delhom Service League, an affiliate of the Mint Museum.
For more information, go to www.mintmuseum.org/pottersmarket.
Rock legends
CARY ó Organizers of the visitRaleigh.com Benefit Concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and the John Entwistle Foundation have announced that legendary Cream lead vocalist and bass guitarist Jack Bruce has agreed to perform the final set of the two-day music festival, Sept. 19-20 in Cary, in a fitting tribute to his friend and another legendary bass guitarist, John Entwistle.
The two-day classic rock festival opens the evening of Sept. 19 at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, with 2004 Rock Hall inductee Dave Mason, co-founder of the legendary band Traffic, headlining the opening night.
On Sept. 20, Grand Society will open the Emerging Artists showcase. They will be followed by Parmalee, Supagroup, The Connells and Arrogance.
The classic rock band Jefferson Starship, featuring original Jefferson Airplane founders and Rock Hall inductees Marty Balin and Paul Kantner, accompanied by another Rock Hall inductee, Grateful Dead keyboardist Tom Constanten, will open the headliner portion of the show on the second day.
Following Jefferson Starship to the stage will be Dennis DeYoung, a founding member of the band Styx. Then members of the former John Entwistle Band will take the stage accompanied by former Deep Purple and Rainbow lead vocalist Joe Lynn Turner, Blue Oyster Cult lead singer and guitarist Buck Dharma and former original Grand Funk Railroad lead singer Mark Farner, performing the greatest hits of those particular bands. Bruce will then join former members of the John Entwistle Band on stage for a closing set of Cream’s greatest hits.
Following that set, a number of the headlining artists and other special guests will perform an encore tribute to Entwistle and the music of The Who.
The visitRaleigh.com Rock Hall concert will benefit both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s educational outreach and the John Entwistle Foundation’s program of providing musical instruments and music lessons to disadvantaged youths through the public library systems in communities across the U.S. For more information, visit www.rockhallbenefit.com .
Baker sculpture
Michael Baker recently returned from the 2nd Annual Botkins Sculpture Invitational Sculpture Show in Botkins, Ohio. He was a featured sculptor, commissioned to create the first public sculpture to be placed in the Botkins Community Park.
Baker said that he was honored to create the sculpture that was commissioned by local resident, Frank Thaman. He added that he hoped this piece, titled “Pieces of the Puzzle” would be the first of many for the park.
The work is a 7-foot stainless steel abstract sculpture installed on a 3-foot black granite pedestal located in a prominent space in the park. A brief ceremony was attended by a large number of citizens and dignitaries who witnessed the unveiling and thanked both the sculptor and the patron who purchased the sculpture for the community.
Baker’s studio is located at East Square Art Works, 122 E. Innes St. in Salisbury and can be reached at 704-798-0047.

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