Local arts & entertainment news June 28-July 4
English and Western Open Horse Show benefits equine rescue
Saturday, June 30: Gates open at 7:30; classes start at 9 am.
This event benefits Midnight’s Promise Equine Rescue, and is being held at the Ellis Equestrian Facility at 2056 East Ridge Road.
Classes include Pee wee, youth and adult. 1st-6th place ribbons will be awarded in 37 classes.
The cost is $10 per class or $50 for the day. See the complete class list at www.midnightspromise.org or Facebook or call 704-798-6641.
Kids: paint circles like Kandinsky at CFA
Paint circles like Kandinsky in CFA’s second summer workshop for kids and their favorite adult, from 3-5 pm on July 19. .
Wassily Kandinski is thought of as the father of abstract art and one of his most famous works is “Color Study, Squares With Concentric Circles.” This was not originally meant to be a work of art, but a study of color combinations; how different colors work together to create moods and emotions.
Each participant will make their own squares and circles to form a color study to take home, in addition to one 4 X 4 color study as a group to be displayed at the Center.
This workshop is for children 9-10 years old and their favorite adult.
Cost: $15 per child. All materials provided. No more than two children per adult.
Register by July 16 at Center for Faith & the Arts at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207 W. Harrison St behind Haven Lutheran Church.
Fundraiser includes John Rainey and his group of talented guitar pickers
ROCKWELL — On Saturday June 30, Rockwell United Methodist Church will host a hot dog and hamburger dinner in the fellowship building at 5:30 p.m., open to all. The meal is free; donations will be accepted to benefit the church budget.
Following the meal will be entertainment by John Rainey and his group of talented guitar pickers. Also, there will be a silent auction on hand crafted items made and donated by Robert File.
Call for artists: Summer Suitcase Sale
CFA is looking for artists to be a part of its Summer Suitcase Sale, an afternoon event tentatively scheduled for 2-5 pm on July 15.
Each artist may bring one suitcase to use to display their work on tables provided by CFA. You will have only the space in your suitcase, in front of your suitcase and about six inches on either side to show off what you bring, so be creative!
There is a $10 entry fee. SVP to Shanna Glawson at email@example.com
There will also be a gallery, entertainment, and music.
Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St behind Haven Lutheran Church.
Global Art Project comes to Concord
CONCORD – ClearWater Artist Studios will be collaborating with local artist and curator Mikel Frank to present “Visual Strategies: A Collaborative Project” July 1 and running through August.
Frank recently moved to Charlotte after a 29-year career at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and now serves as an adjunct art instructor at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.
Participating members of the Global Art Project (GAP) are shipping their collaboratively constructed artworks in from all over the world for the exhibit.
• The opening reception with live painting event is Sunday, July 1 from 3-5:30 p.m. Participating artists will create a painting, live, on large-format paper in the Gallery. Light refreshments will be served.
• On Saturday, July 14, Mikel Frank and longtime collaborative painting partner, Gerard Amsellem, will present a five-hour live collaborative painting demo accompanied by live music with local jazz pianist Noel Freidline.
• On Saturday, Aug. 11 the Studios will host the third and final event, Family Collaborative Painting Day, with sessions at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. facilitated by Frank. The community is invited to come paint a large work together, which will then be added to the exhibition.
Details are at www.ClearWaterArtists.com
ClearWater Artist Studios is located in Gibson Village, less than a mile from Downtown Concord, 223 Crowell Drive NW.
Experience Colonial Militia Training at Fort Dobbs: June 30-July 1
STATESVILLE — In the 1750s, able-bodied men age 16-60 were required by North Carolina law to serve in the colony’s militia. They gathered several times a year for military training and could be called away at any time, leaving homes and businesses to the defend the colony.
Fort Dobbs State Historic Site will feature living history interpreters recreating an 18th century militia muster June 30-July 1. The presentation will feature scheduled musket firing demonstrations, demonstrations of cooking and military camp life.
The free program will run 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Details at 704-873-5882 or or www.fortdobbs.org
Fort Dobbs is within the Division of State Historic Sites in the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.