‘Souled Out’ Saturday at The Brock

Published 9:24 am Thursday, February 7, 2019

Looking for art opportunities?

The Davie County Arts Council has quite the line-up of activities planned for the first half of 2019.

They will host their last concert in the “Season of Applause!” series on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7:30  p.m. This concert is being highlighted as the arts council’s Valentine’s date night with “Souled Out – Motown”.

The group travels across the United States performing songs by groups such as The Temptations, Four Tops, Steve Wonder, Smokey Robinson and more. “Souled Out” includes three singers who are known for their high energy choreographed presentation along with their fantastic six-piece band.

Tickets for the show can be ordered online at www.daviearts.org or by contacting the Box Office (open Monday-Friday from noon-5 p.m.) 336-751-3000.

The Brock Gallery has an exhibit of Kelly Bayne’s original artwork. Bayne, who lives in Winston-Salem, attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and graduated with honors from Salem College. She then earned her master’s degree in English from Wake Forest University.

She has always spent her free time drawing and painting, and while she was teaching, she began to push herself to develop her skills. Now, she makes a new piece almost every day and is constantly learning new techniques.

Her work is inspired by animals and the unique personalities she imagines they have. She also loves to capture everyday objects and scenes from nature with a whimsical twist. She enjoys art found in children’s books and the way they stimulate the imagination of children and their parents.

Bayne incorporates bright colors into her work because she sees art as a celebration of life. Several of her pieces have been sold since the exhibit opened the first of January. Her exhibit will be shown through February with the Brock Gallery being open Monday-Friday noon-5 p.m.

Area photographers are invited to join informative discussions held during each of the arts council’s Photo Club meetings. The group meets at 6 p.m. in the Brock’s office wing every second Monday of the month in Room No. 206. They review new innovations, techniques, and equipment with a goal to learn from each other at each of their meetings.

Also, younger photographers, grades 9-12 are invited to submit photographs for a separate exhibit at the Brock. “Snap It” exhibit will hang in the back lobby of the Brock during April and May.  Those who would like to enter their photographs should see the rules for entering the completion at www.daviearts.org.

The arts council will hold its fundraiser on March 30 at Bermuda Run Country Club. Tickets are $65 and include a buffet meal, silent auction area, and the presentation by the Brock Players of the comedy “Harmony Romances”.

This hilarious production is a sequel to an earlier play the group did titled, “Ladies of Harmony” where five church ladies planned a funeral.  This time five church ladies are joined by three men as they plan a wedding and a lot more.

March is a month when the arts council exhibits artwork by Davie County’s elementary students in honor of YAM (National Youth Art Month). Art teachers select approximately 60 student’s art from each of the elementary schools.

April through June the “Photo & Dimension” juried art exhibit will be shown.  This is an opportunity for photographers and 3-D artists ages 18 and up to enter their art to be judged with a monetary award and be available to the public for purchase. The prospectus for this exhibit, which outlines the rules for entering the competition, is shown on the arts council’s website at: www.daviearts.org

Anyone can participate in July’s “Flags of Davie”.  Flags are available ($15) at the box office, with instructions. There is no age limit, but there are rules. Completed flags will be due no later than June 25.

For more information about any of these events or programs, call 751-3112.