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Blue Ridge Music Center: Half-Tone Folk Heroes

Blue Ridge Music Center Music Center Rd, Galax

Half-Tone Folk Heroes: Traditional Musicians as Pop Art featuring illustrations by Gina Dilg will open with a reception from 3 to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 1, at the Blue Ridge Music Center. The works will be on display through October. Dilg is a Radford, Va., based visual artist and musician who brings a unique perspective to traditional American music. She created this exhibit to pay tribute to the old-time, bluegrass, early country, and folk musicians who have inspired generations. Each illustration in the series is characterized by bold black strokes and a bright color palette achieved by layering halftone dots and lines in only cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. Each work is displayed with a brief biography of the featured musician and tells about their contributions to traditional music. From bluegrass legends like the Stanley Brothers and Bill Monroe to lesser-known musicians like Joe and Odell Thompson, Samantha Bumgarner, and Etta Baker, Dilg’s art pays homage to the greats and shines a light on widely celebrated and unsung musical heroes. When Dilg is not creating art, she can be found performing as a duo with her husband Jason Dilg as the Lovely Mountaineers or with the string band The Mustard Cutters. The duo will perform prior to the reception from […]

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Intangible Words by Marge Loudon Moody

Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries, Cato Campus 8120 Grier Road Cato III, Cato Campus, Charlotte

‘Intangible Words’ broadly investigates environments inspired by Moody’s travels and imaginations. Through the use of bright colors, abstract forms and continuous reworking of the composition, Moody creates the “essential” feeling of certain environments. Non-representational imagery utilizes the “essential” nature in order to illuminate the unseen or intangible spirit of the subject. “Subject matter may serve as metaphor for intangible ideas. The work examines boundaries, addresses the fragility of existence, of presence, of absence, and of memory,” says Moody.

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A Celebration of Art featured artists Mario Loprete, Sheridan Hathaway and Andres Palacios

Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries, Cato Campus 8120 Grier Road Cato III, Cato Campus, Charlotte

Works from the College’s collection exhibit a variety of works from former Central Piedmont students with a special highlight on Loprete, a mixed media artist, and ceramic artists Hathaway and Palacios. “A Celebration of Art” is certain to deliver a diverse selection of 2D and 3D artwork for the 2024 year.

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