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,
By my Freshman year in High School it was apparent that I needed a change. More stimulation. More challenges. New surroundings. I can’t remember how exactly, but at some point I found myself talking to a few girls who attended Salem Academy, a Liberal Arts school for girls in Winston-Salem. Being from a small town where everyone knows everyone else, these girls seemed altogether other-worldly to me. They were independent, well spoken, cultured and lively. They didn’t seem to carry the same insecurities as many of the girls from my hometown. They had a zest for learning and I was immediately drawn to them. I went home and pleaded with my mother to send me there, swearing that it would keep me out of the trouble that bored kids in rural areas with limited activities often indulge in. I went for a tour of the school. I fell in love.
I am a photographer, well sometimes I think I’m more of a Digital Artist than photographer. But, since all of my “art” comes from the photos I take, I will stick with photographer.
I love to shoot all kinds of things, but I think classic cars, sunsets/sunrises, and landscapes usually win out for me.
“Put your tongue in your mouth!” is what my parents used to say to me as I colored wildly in and around the lines of my coloring book. As a child I loved creating artwork so much and would become so engaged that I would pin my tongue between my front teeth, half hanging out of my mouth as I worked to fill in all the empty space on the page.
I have been a pastel artist for the last sixteen years, and graduated from Michigan State University where I studied textiles and art. I work and teach drawing and pastel classes from my studio in Concord at Clearwater Artist Studios and also work part-time as a tech support agent for Fine Art Studio Online, an artist website provider.