Whole family can participate in The Last Word’s recycle-reuse art project

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 17, 2014

Drop in at The Last Word Bookstore April 21 through 25 to participate in a combination take-home project and joint participation event for both kids and adults.
In conjunction with Earth Day, this project reuses materials that might otherwise get thrown out.
There will be vinyl records to paint that can be taken home, or if the artist chooses to leave it the record will become part of a wall display above the vinyl records section of the store.
There will be an arts and crafts table with odds and ends to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
Participants can also contribute to the Spring Break 10-foot floor mural: a giant piece of paper that everyone can color on, which will be displayed when finished.
The activities — all free — will be set up the entire time. Drop in anytime between 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, April 21 through 25 at 612 W. Innes St. Call 704-245-6159 for more information.
Tune in tonight night to Carolina Impact show at 8 p.m. on WTVI-PBS Charlotte. Find your PBS Charlotte channel through your local provider and view schedule information. http://www.wtvi.org/
Youth auditions for Piedmont Players Theatre’s production of “High School Musical” will be held Monday and Tuesday, May 19 and 20 at 4 and 5 p.m.
Auditions by appointment only and there are 25 spots per time slot. The Meroney Theater is located at 213 S. Main St. Call 704-633-5471 to sign up or visit www.PiedmontPlayers.com for more information.

The first ever Karaoke car Show event will benefit the Salisbury Rowan Choral Society, the longest running community choir in the state of North Carolina.
The event is Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Salisbury at the corner of W. Fisher and S. Church streets.
Admission is free and there will be raffles, music, games, food vendors, plus close to 100 cars on display.
Trophies will be awarded in six categories: antique, muscle, Corvette, classic, sport, truck. Pre-registration is $15 at www.salisburynccarshow.com/register.html
Day of show registration is $25 if space is available.
Get more information at 704-433-7908, #salisburycarshow or #salisburyrowanchoir or #visitsalisburync
On Thursday, May 1, from 6-9 p.m., Center for Faith & the Arts will present a movie about the life of Wiili Armstrong (1956-2003) and a lecture by Tim Miller, expert on outsider art and owner of Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery. The exhibition and reception will feature important works for sale.
On Friday, May 9, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. is the chance for the public to meet local outsider artists.
This exhibit offers a glimpse into the abilities of challenged local and regional artists highlighting their creativity. At this exhibit and reception most works will be for sale.
Center for Faith & the Arts is located at 207 W. Harrison St. in the lower level of Haven Lutheran Church. Call 704-647-0999 or visit http://faithart.org/

CONCORD — Old Courthouse Theatre announces an open call for original scripts from residents of North and South Carolina for its second annual 10 Minute Play Writing Contest. This years’ theme is “Thrift Shop.”
The submission deadline is June 9.
The play can be any genre but must incorporate into the overall theme of “Thrift Shop.” Authors are requested to keep the ratings of their work ‘G’ or ‘PG.’ The script(s) must not have been previously staged by anyone in any way.
For complete details and rules of entry, visit www.oldcourthousetheatre.org and clink on the link.
OCT is located at 49 Spring St. NW.
In modern times, various blends of high technology and clever thinking drive cosmic discovery. But suppose you had no technology. Long ago, people carefully drew the locations of the shadows at different times of day, and created sundials as a measurement for time.
At the Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium on Saturday at 5 p.m., examine the interplay of the earth and the sun by studying shadows.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. $3 adults, $2 12 and under. Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium, 1636 Parkview Circle, park and enter in the back from Lilly Avenue. Horizons Unlimited, 704-639-3004.

Sculptures by Jeannette Brossart are on display in the Stanback Sensory Garden at Waterworks Visual Arts Center.
Brossart’s career began serendipitously while staying home with her two young children, and she decided to resurface her kitchen cabinets. She also wanted a mosaic backsplash. She checked out books from the library and investigated different techniques. Afraid to make a permanent mistake, she created her backsplash on a board which she affixed to her wall.
Today, she has become known for her innovative mosaic designs which revolve around nature themes. Initially self-taught, she has since had learning experiences with Delphi Glass, Sherri Warner Hunter, Laurel True, and with Luciana Notturni at the Mosaic School in Ravenna, Italy.
The pieces in this exhibition use vivid color and simple shape to bring delight and whimsy to the work, and in one glance defy the rigors of the making process.
Waterworks Visual Arts Center is located at 123 E. Liberty St. Gallery hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission is free. Call 704-636-1882 for more information or visit www.waterworks.org
UNION GROVE — In 1924, H.P. Van Hoy, a schoolteacher and fiddler, thought of an innovative way to raise money for Union Grove School: he would hold a fiddler’s convention. The convention became a tradition, carried on in recent years by Harper A. Van Hoy, H. P. Van Hoy’s son. On May 23-25, 2014, the fourth generation of Van Hoy descendants will open the gate for the 90th event, a weekend of competition, performances by invited musicians, workshops, jamming, and the renewal of years-long friendships. This is the oldest fiddler’s contest in North America, It is held at 1819 West Memorial Hwy.
For event and ticket information, visit www.fiddlersgrove.com, the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/FiddlersGroveINC, or contact info@fiddlersgrove.com or 704-682-1350. Festival tickets do not include camping.
ASHEBORO — The Randolph Arts Guild announces a singer/songwriter contest at the newly renovated Historic Sunset Theatre in downtown Asheboro. The event “Song Spar at the Sunset” is set for Saturday, May 3, from noon to 4 p.m. and is scheduled to coincide with the Guild’s spring arts and craft festival.
This winner-take-all competition is open to any local singer/songwriter or small group with original work. Contestants may pre-register at www.RandolphArtsGuild.com for only $5. Attendance will be free and the public is encouraged to come out and vote for their favorite.
Two special guest judges and smartphone toting audience members will get to vote on which acts move on to the final rounds. Ultimately the winning act will receive a $100 cash prize and the chance to perform a full set at the Sunset Theatre.
Full guidelines are available at www.RandolphArtsGuild.com.
CHARLOTTE — Fans of the hit NBC show “The Voice” can see their favorite contestants live as the season’s talented top finalists and favorite past stars hit the road on a huge summer tour scheduled to stop at Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte on Monday, June 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are available at thevoice.com/tour, aeglive.com and ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000, and at any Ticketmaster outlet. Tickets are $43-$63 plus applicable service charges.
ROCKWELL — The benefit concert for the cure for Cystic Fibrosis will be held on Saturday, April 26. Southland will be singing their new release “I Believe,” at Phaniels Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m.
This is a free event. All donations go to finding the cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Details at www.scottssing.com or 704-239-6134.
Crouch to repeat watercolor workshop
Rail Walk Studios & Gallery will host a repeat of Susan Crouch’s watercolor workshop which was recently held at Rail Walk. According to Marietta Smith, spokesperson for the event, “There were just so many people on the waiting list for her workshop in March, we asked Susan if she could fit another class into her schedule. We were thrilled when she said yes.”
The cost is $215 for the three-day workshop designed for watercolor students with some experience and basic watercolor skills. It will be held July 21-23 at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409 N. Lee St.
Susan Crouch is a signature member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina. She teaches workshops and exhibits her paintings at art festivals throughout the Southeast.
Crouch has created designs for the DaySpring Division of Hallmark Cards, and her artwork has been selected for publication in “Splash 12: Celebrating Artistic Vision and Splash 14: Light and Color” (North Light Books.)
Contact Marietta Smith at 704-431-8964 or email mariettafsmith@gmail.com
The class is already beginning to fill up.