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Horizons Unlimited presents 50 years of NASA

Horizons Unlimited will sponsor a special community event this Saturday, from 4-6 p.m. The planetarium show, 50 Years of NASA, will be presented in the Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium from 5-6 p.m.
The show will feature the original Mercury flights, through Gemini and Apollo, showing America’s first astronauts as they brave the unknown to reach the Moon.
Tickets for the planetarium show can be purchased for $3 per adult and $2 per child 12 and under.
For information, contact Horizons Unlimited at 704-639-3004 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Photography exhibit
CONCORD n “Visible Spirits: Photographs of Mexico” by photographer David Spear and an exhibition of pottery by some of North Carolina’s best potters are on display at the Arts Council Galleries.
In addition, the galleries are featuring, “Points of Origin: Cultural References,” which showcases works by 10 artists of various ethnic backgrounds.
The black and white photographs of Visible Spirits, which have been published in a book by the same name, capture photographer Spear’s time spent living and traveling in Mexico. Subtitled “Nothing Is Ever as It Seems,” Visible Spirits includes portraits of ordinary people n vagabonds, hairdressers, cane cutters, herdsman and day laborers.
A former newspaper photographer and editor, Spear has been a Guggenheim Fellow and was one of 20 artists to receive $10,000 fellowships from the North Carolina Arts Council. His work can be found in museums around the country, including the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Art in Houston and the New Orleans Museum of Art.
Spear will present a free gallery talk today at 7 p.m. It is co-sponsored by the Cabarrus Art Guild.
Shop Seagrove will give gallery visitors the opportunity to view and purchase clay works from four of the most prominent potteries in North Carolina’s famous pottery town.
Visible Spirits and Points of Origin will be on display through December 19 and Shop Seagrove through December 22.
Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays and the second Saturday of each month.
For more information, call 704-920-ARTS (2787) or visit www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.
Poetry reading
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery continues to offer their third Wednesday Jazzy Art and poetry reading this month.
The Nov. 19 event from 5-7 p.m. will feature Salisbury poets Tyeisha Campbell and Paul Thompson.
Campbell is a 30 year-old single mother of three children. The poetry she writes is a chronicle of her life experiences and the spiritual guidance she has received. Campbell has participated in poetry slam and readings in Charlotte.
Thompson is an art student at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, studying to be an art therapist. He is a painter, poet and metal sculptor and recent participant in the RCCC Student Art Exhibit currently on display at Rail Walk.
For more information, call 704-232-1467.
Art winners
Six Rowan-Cabarrus Community College students earned special recognition for their works of art at the recent opening of the 2008 RCCC Autumn Exhibition.
Hosted and supported by the Rowan Arts Council, all pieces in the Autumn Exhibition are on display through Nov. 25, at the Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St., in Salisbury.
Receiving awards at a Nov. 7 exhibition reception were:
– First Place ó Jane Price of Concord for her design printed on fabric, “Digital Koi”
– Second Place ó Barbara Benton of Salisbury for her print, “Ten Little Pipers”
– Third Place ó Jessica Shoemaker of Salisbury for her composition piece, “Lauren”
– Honorable Mention ó Adam Cable of Kannapolis, Alexandra Jowers of Salisbury and Jane Price of Concord.
In its third year, the exhibition is a partnership of the Arts Council and RCCC and allows students to show their work in a professional setting. The Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, located in Salisbury’s growing downtown art district, also is a sponsor of this year’s exhibition. Normal gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, and admission is free.
Growing each year since its inception, the 2008 exhibition features the work of more than 25 RCCC student artists.
The exhibit is sponsored by the Rowan Arts Council with assistance from the North Carolina Arts Council, Rowan Investment Co., Rail Walk Studios and Gallery and the National Endowment for the Arts. Lin Barnhardt served as exhibition judge. Viewers can vote for the People’s Choice Award, which will be announced at the close of the show.
Call for proposals
The Waterworks Visual Arts Center is currently seeking exhibition proposals for a year-long outdoor sculpture exhibition in the Center’s Stanback and Cook Sensory Gardens.
There is no entry fee. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 30.
The Stanback Garden has a brick courtyard on which sculptures may sit and two concrete sculpture pads (23.5″ x 59.5″ and 24″ x 47.5″) to which sculptures may be bolted. The Cook Garden is a smaller enclosure equipped with one concrete sculpture pad (36″ x 36″).
There is room altogether for three to five sculptures; all artwork should be able to withstand outdoor conditions.
Please include the following in your proposals:
– CD of three to five digital .jpg images of available sculptures
– An image ID list including artist name(s), title, medium, size, date, and retail price (if for sale) or an insurance value (if not for sale)
– An artist’s statement
– A current résumé or CV.
Submit the above materials to: Sarah Leonard, exhibitions assistant, Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 East Liberty St., Salisbury, NC 28144.
If you would like your materials returned after the review process, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
For more information, call 704-636-1882 (ext. 210) or visit www.waterworks.org.
Band concert
CONCORD ó The Piedmont Prime Time Community Band, now in its seventh season, will present a Fall/Christmas concert on Sunday, Nov. 23 in the Jay M. Robinson High School Auditorium beginning at 4 p.m. The school is located at 300 Pitts School Road, Concord.
Admission at the door will be $5 for adults, $2 for students, and children 12 and under will be admitted free.
The band will perform concert band classics and marches, followed by a section of Christmas music. The tradition will continue of inviting children from the audience to play sleigh bells with the band with during the children’s Christmas songs.
For more information, call Jon Hutchinson, band director at 704-933-0660 or Krickit Shoemaker, band president at 704-932-9438
You can also log on to www.primetimeband.org.

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