Got talent? Showcase it at SilverArts

Published 10:07 am Thursday, February 16, 2023

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By Carrie Miller

Davie Senior Services

Are you age 50 or older and a resident of Davie County?

Do you like to paint, draw, sing, dance, or use your creative talent in some way?

Did you know Davie County has an arts competition called SilverArts that is a component of Senior Games?

SilverArts is a component of Senior Games and only recognized in North Carolina. It is comprised of cheerleading, performing arts, visual arts, heritage arts, and literary arts.

• Performing arts including categories of comedy/drama, vocal, dance, line dancing, and instrumental. These performances can be considered a Solo, Small Group (2-4 people), or Large Group (5 or more people).

• Literary arts includes the categories of essay, life experiences, poem, and short story.

• Visual arts includes the categories of acrylics, card making (local only), coloring (local only), drawing, digital art (new), mixed media, oil, pastels, photography, digita photography, film, scrapbooking (local), sculpture, and watercolor.

• Heritage arts includes the categories of basket weaving, crocheting, general fiber arts (new), jewelry, knitting, needlework, pottery (thrown and hand built), quilting (hand stitched), quilting (machine stitched), stained glass, tatting (local only), tole/decorative painting, weaving, woodcarving, woodturning, woodworking.

The Davie County Senior Games and SilverArts 30th Season will kick off on Friday, Feb. 17 where Davie residents are invited to pick up registration forms at the Brock Gym at 1 p.m. Registration deadline is March 3, and opening ceremonies will be March 21 at 10 a.m. at the RISE Indoor Sports Complex.

As for specific SilverArts dates, the literary arts drop off is at 3 p.m. on April 21 at the Senior Services Main Campus. The Heritage and Visual Arts drop off will be Thursday, April 27 from 10-11 a.m. at the Davie County Public Library. The Follies for the performers and cheerleaders will be on Thursday, May 25 at 6 p.m. in conjunction with the closing ceremonies.

Judges will decide the first-third place winners in each category. For Heritage and Visual Arts, first-third places may enter at State Finals. For Literary Arts, and second place winners may enter at State Finals. For Performing Arts, the Best in Show may enter at State Finals. For Cheerleading, the 1st place cheer team may enter at State Finals.

“Senior Services would love to showcase your creative abilities, and they are calling out for all the county’s wonderful talent to enter into this year’s art show and celebrate 30 years of Senior Games and SilverArts in Davie County,” said Kim Shuskey, Senior Services director.

Questions about SilverArts should be directed to Carrie Miller, SilverArts coordinator, at 336-753-6230 or