Luther Sowers speaks about his art

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Luther Sowers will present an Art Talk about his work currently on exhibit at Center for Faith & the Arts, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, in the Center’s galleries located at 207 W. Harrison St. (the lower level of Haven Lutheran Church). The display includes paintings, sketches, studies, sculpture and armor.
The display is part of the exhibit “Deja vu,” which also features works by artists Barbara Richmond and Stephen Hoke, and will remain on display at the Center through April 22. Gallery hours aret 2-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and during special events. For more information, call 704-647-0999 or contact
Luther Sowers is a graduate of the Tyler School of Fine Art at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he studied sculpture, with a minor in printmaking and illustration. He was employed as an art and drama teacher for 11 years by the Wilson school system.
Sowers became self-employed in 1974, teaching private art classes, doing freelance design and illustration, sculpture projects as well as costume and prop construction for film and stage productions.
The hobby of military history became a business that allowed art and sculpture training to adapt into the design and construction of swords and armor, uniforms and insignia. Clients range from regional theater, the New York City Opera, the History Channel, CBS Television, The American Experience for PBS as well as a number of films for historic sites.
This exhibit covers a wide range of media both two and three dimensional. With drawing being a personal favorite, a number of works from past and present are represented, along with oil and watercolor paintings and prints.
Rounding out the show are a few examples of craft and costume design, along with pages from sketch books that show the creative thoughts of the artist.
Sowers has exhibited his military uniform design in Greensboro and Kinston, as well as South Boston and Williamsburg, Va. He was the wardrobe and weapons consultant for “Battle of Moore’s Creek” made in Littleton, Col. and “Another Such Victory” in Boston, Mass.