Arts and entertainment briefs

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 30, 2009

Waterworks Visual Art Center will hold a reception for the “4th Faces of Abundant Living” art exhibit Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the Food Lion Conference Room.
Models for the exhibit are past and present participants of Abundant Living Adult Day Services. Abundant Living is a facility that provides care for disabled and elderly adults.
The artwork features painting and photography and a first- time medium of clay.
The exhibit will remain at Waterworks from July 22 to Aug. 16. It will also be on display by Downtown Salisbury Inc. from Aug. 17-Sept. 14 and the Wachovia Downtown Branch from Sept. 15-Oct. 1.
Waterworks Visual Art Center is located at 123 E. Liberty St. in Salisbury.
Vocal jazz
The premier chamber group of the Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society, Una Voce, will present “SoundWaves: A Vocal Jazz Experience,” under the direction of Damien Evans at Looking Glass Arts Collective, 405 N. Lee St.
The performance is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, in the collective’s black box theater/gallery. A cocktail hour and silent auction starts at 6:30 p.m.
The group will perform vocal jazz ensemble and solo tunes made famous by The Real Group, The Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, Norah Jones, Eva Cassidy, Diana Krall and more.
Admission is free.
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Symphony support
The Salisbury Symphony announces it has received grants from local foundations to assist with the next season.
The Proctor Foundation, Patricia P. Rendleman, president, awarded a grant to support the Mini-Concerts in the fall of 2009. The Mini-Concerts are half-hour presentations by a trio of professional musicians who visit every elementary school in the county during the course of one week in the fall to introduce third- and fourth-graders to stringed instruments and string music.
The Blanche & Julian Robertson Family Foundation, James F. Hurley, chairman, came to the rescue of not only the symphony but also all the fifth-graders of Rowan County who otherwise would not be able to attend the annual concert by the North Carolina Symphony next spring. The Robertson Foundation has contributed the school system’s share of the cost of the event for the coming year.
The Margaret C. Woodson Foundation, W. G. Johnson Jr., president, has long supported the popular annual educational concerts by the North Carolina Symphony for fifth-graders. This coming season is no exception. The Woodson Foundation’s donation will cover the symphony’s expenses when the concerts are presented next April.
In addition, the Hurley Foundation and Ketner Foundation continue to support the Salisbury Symphony and its educational programs.
For more information about the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, visit or call 704-637-4314.