Rail Walk exhibit opens Friday

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Rowan Cabarrus Community College Continuing Education Department and Rufty-Holmes Senior Center will present “Going with the Flow 2,” an exhibition of watercolor art at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery. The 14 participants are current watercolor students of Marietta Foster Smith of Rail Walk.
The opening reception is tomorrow, April 20, from 6-8 p.m. in conjunction with Earth Night Out in downtown Salisbury. The reception and exhibit, sponsored by Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, are free and open to the public.
The watercolor class has been on-going at Rufty-Holmes more than a decade with Marietta Smith as teacher for the past six years.
The class meets at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center on Monday mornings 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. fall, winter and spring sessions. It is open to artists of all levels including some who have never painted before and others who have been painting for many years. All have said that they take the class to be in the company of other painters and to learn from each other as well as from the instructor. Most enjoy having a dedicated painting time and place every Monday morning.
One area of the exhibit is a sample project done in class. The object was to use the same typical photograph of a group of seagulls on the beach and make a painting that would be more interesting than the photograph. The instructor painted her version of the scene as did a number of the students. The grouping of work is an illustration of how artists using the same subject and materials will always add their own point of view and style to the art.
Rail Walk Studios & Gallery is located in the Railwalk Art District in downtown Salisbury. There is parking on the street and in lots adjacent to and behind the building. Transportation to the opening reception during Earth Night Out will also be available via the free trolley. Rail Walk Studios & Gallery is currently featuring six artists with openings available for two more artists’ studios.
“Going with the Flow 2” will be open to the public April 19-May 19, Thursdays through Saturdays 11 a.m.–4 p.m. at Rail Walk Gallery, located at 409 N. Lee St.