Arts and entertainment briefs

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 19, 2012

Carolina Artists Student Expo
The Carolina Artists will host the annual Student Expo for Rowan County artists in grades K-12 from April 25-27 at the Salisbury Civic Center. The show will be free and open to the public. Open hours are: Wednesday, April 25 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Thursday, April 26 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Friday, April 27 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. A reception for the artists and their families will be held on Thursday, April 25 from 5-7:30 p.m.
The theme for this year’s show is “Celebrating The Artist.” At Thursday’s reception, students and their families can enjoy artist birthday cakes, participate in a free make-and-take art activity, and step into a famous painting to have their pictures taken. Students at Knox Middle School will contribute an original photo backdrop.
Families are encouraged to bring cameras or use cell phones to take their own photos if they wish. Visitors are also invited to participate in a collaborative mural featuring “your self portrait as an artist.” The mural will be photographed and displayed publicly after the event. Students from Carson Fine Arts Academy are helping to install the show.
Artwork in the middle school and high school divisions will be judged and prizes will be awarded. All elementary school artists will be eligible for a special prize drawing by grade level. Ingrid Erickson, a professional artist working in cut paper, and art teacher at Waterworks Visual Art Center, is this year’s Student Expo chairperson.
More than 800 artists participated in last year’s Student Expo. The Carolina Artists thank Rowan County art teachers, student artists, and their families for their enthusiastic participation.
Touch-A-Truck, hosted by the City of Salisbury, is Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the corner of S. Church and W. Fisher Streets.
In this free event, children are given the opportunity to touch, feel, climb in and out of every truck and vehicle available, usually including fire trucks, dump trucks, police cars, and more.
Rain date is May 12. Contact or 704-216-2708 for more information.
Cauble Creek art show
Cauble Creek Vineyard is holding its first Photography Invitational through Sunday, April 22. Thirteen local renowned photographers are participating in the art show.
Participating photographers are Michael Board, Linda Cagle, Tom Cagle, Staton Carter, David Culp, Elizabeth McAdams, Lisa Miller, Alexis Sachs, Jenn Selby, Jenny Tenney, Wayne Wrights, Bert Vanderveen and Rebecka Vanderveen.
Visitors to the winery will have the opportunity to view the artwork, vote on their favorite, and purchase the artwork. Photographers will be submitting 2 pieces of photography, one of which will be taken in North Carolina.
A portion of the sales proceeds will go to Relay for Life of Rowan County.
Cauble Creek Vineyard 700 Cauble Farm Road, Salisbury. Hours are Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday 1-6 p.m.
Rural Hill Scottish Festival
HUNTERSVILLE — Tthe 19th Annual Rural Hill Scottish Festival & Loch Norman Highland Games is this weekend, April 21-22. International and regional groups and individuals will headline the weekend’s festivities including Celtic rock groups the Rogues and Rathkeltair, the hard-driving Texas Celtic sounds of Clandestine, and traditional Celtic musicians Ed Miller, Jil Chambless and John Taylor. Complete schedules, event information and advance tickets are available at
Fun for the entire family, the Rural Hill Scottish Festival & Loch Norman Highland Games weekend offers professional Scottish heavy athletic competition, amateur heavy athletics, piping and drumming, highland dancing, Scottish country dancing, children’s activities, demonstrations and Rural Hill’s famous historic encampment.
Returning this year are Kids Zone and the popular Celtic Rock Music Stage including the Saturday evening concert. The Advance 2-day (Sat. & Sun.) discount ticket is $25 and includes admission to the Saturday night concert.
Rural Hill is located at 4431 Neck Road (off Beatties Ford Road) in Huntersville.
Derberry at The Davis
CONCORD — The Davis Theatre’s 2011-12 season will close Thursday, April 26, with a musical performance by singer-songwriter and guitarist Clyde Derberry and the Muse Fellows Project.
Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are $10 and available at or by phone, 704-920-2753. The Davis Theatre is located at 65 Union Street S.
Derberry doesn’t like to put his songs into any one genre, but he was nominated for 2011 Folk Artist of the Year with the Charlotte Music Awards. He also says he’s influenced by rock and roll, R&B and gospel. At the Davis Theatre, he will be joined by his fellow musicians in the Muse Fellows Project trio: Frank Albert on violin and Tony Baker on all kinds of percussion.
Myrtle Beach Zombie Walk
MYRTLE BEACH — The fifth annual walk will be held on the Grand Strand in downtown Myrtle Beach this Saturday, led by Tony Spears of Salisbury — aka “Digger the Zombie.”
Registration and makeup is 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at The Sound Hole, 1004 Chester St. The $10 entry fee includes a wrist band allowing the wearer entry to after-party venues. Proceeds go Project Lighthouse at Sea Haven, whose mission is to “extend a helping hand to those youth whose lives may be in disarray.”
Salisbury band The Graveyard Boulevard will be among the bands playing after-party venues. They will perform at 1 a.m. at The Sound Hole.
For more, go to for this year’s schedule of events.
Zombies’ Night Out, founded by Spears, is planning a Zombie Prom in Salisbury May 5 at Buckshots as well as the third annual Downtown Salisbury Zombie Walk in October. More information on the local zombie-themed events is available at Dead Ed’s Alternative Clothing and Accessories, 123 E. Innes St., 704-245-6464.
Call to artists
ASHEBORO — The Randolph Arts Guild is accepting applications from artists for consideration for future exhibitions. The deadline for submission is April 30. Artists of all media are encouraged to apply.
The Randolph Arts Guild holds monthly exhibitions in its Sara Smith Self Gallery as a primary means to connect the local community to artists from around the state, the region, and even the world. The gallery is currently scheduled through 2013. Artists applying would be considered for exhibitions in 2014 and beyond.
To apply artists should call the Randolph Arts Guild at 336-629-0399 or email The Guild is located at 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro.