People & Places Jan. 6
Learn about the Stonewall Jackson Training School
7 p.m. Jan. 7
KANNAPOLIS — Kannapolis History Associates hosts Carl Miller as he speaks on his experiences and memories of his tenure as director of Stonewall Jackson Training School from 1978-1984.
Carl will address the contributions SJTS made to juvenile justice in Cabarrus County and beyond and address the evolution of juvenile justice in North Carolina. Held in the A. L. Brown High School social room, 415 E. First St. For info and directions, contact Phil Goodman, 704-796-0803.
Visitors can now view public conservation work of iconic statue in East Building before it goes on view in 2019
The acquisition fills an important gap in the Museum’s American art collection, adding a monumental neoclassical marble figure to the collection. According to the Bible, Saul, the first king of Israel, disobeyed God and was thereafter afflicted with an evil spirit.
Raised on its original marble base, the statue projects an alarming presence. The artist once explained that he “represented [Saul] at the moment when the evil spirit is upon him, and David is called in to play to him. The action is all interior—the struggle of a half-demented soul, one hand clutching his beard and one fumbling at his dagger.”
Before Saul under the Influence of the Evil Spirit is installed in the Museum’s free permanent collection, it will undergo a thorough cleaning and repair of its right big toe. The public is invited to observe this cleaning process by NCMA objects conservator Corey Riley. The statue is now on view in Studio 4 on the entrance level of the Museum’s East Building. Through the spring of 2019, Riley will be working on the statue most weekday mornings, Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to noon. This is an opportunity for a behind-the-scenes look at what happens in the NCMA’s conservation laboratory.