Kannapolis Arts would like to welcome artist Tyler Lawrence, with the Colors of Cosplay, to the May 30 Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival series. Lawrence will be set up from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 30 at the festival on West Avenue in downtown Kannapolis.
When I graduated from high school, the only thing I knew for certain, was that I really loved art. I researched colleges all over the country. I secretly had my heart set on one down in Georgia. Those dreams came to a halt when I realized the difference in expense for an out-of-state college paired with my mother’s intense desire for me to remain close by. Ultimately I was accepted into UNC Charlotte, only about an hour away from my home town. The summer before college began I was a whirl wind of nervous energy. I had no idea where I would end up or what I would do there.
Several weeks ago, the first lines of this poem entered my mind. I wasn’t sure of the reason or who’s voice i was hearing, but I knew I had to write this down before it was just a passing thought. Sadly, a few weeks later, my best friend’s grandmother passed away. I felt the need to share this poem with my best friend’s mother, and she just had a look of awe on her face as she told me it sounded like this was written about her mother. Since then, I’ve added the last two stanzas and would like this to be dedicated in her memory.
JoAnna ‘Nana’ Garner Henley 1937-2015
The Kannapolis based band The Lady Comes First will perform at 12 p.m. Saturday, May 30 at the West Avenue and West 1st Street intersection in Kannapolis as part of the May 30 Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival series.
Thanks to 106.5 The End for promoting the April 25 Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival! This was a pleasant surprise when one of our volunteers sent in this audio clip of Chris Rozak promoting Saturday’s show, which runs from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Kannapolis on West Avenue. We have more than 100 registered artists/performers with food trucks scheduled for Saturday. Hope to see you there! Mike
My art has taken me down many side roads since I started out as a “realist” painter in 1978. I worked exclusively with gouache (opaque watercolor) in my paintings and then in fabric design sketches that I did as a free-lancer for 15 years.
April 2015 Kannapolis Cruise-In
Every 2nd Saturday from March to November (except may) in downtown Kannapolis something magical happens.
Amazing looking cars from all over the area show up and show off!
Some of these cars are still works in progress:
Some of the car’s owner’s enjoy adding a little “extra” to their display:
Some of these cars are just amazing looking (click for full size image):
Even the insides are awesome:
Was a great day, 70’s and beautiful. Don’t forget there are more of these June-Nov! Don’t Miss out!
I will be at the April 25th Art show, with lots of prints and a few select canvasses for sale.
“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”
― Vincent van Gogh
I’m excited to be a part of this year’s Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival. My family moved here last August, and has since fallen in love with the city of Kannapolis.
A twinge in your heart,
A tear your eye,
An unexpected goodbye,