Art League in july

July is always a busy month for the Art League of Highlands-Cashiers.  

The first of two annual fine art shows, Summer Colors, will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 22 and 23, at the Sapphire Valley Community Center. 

The show, which runs 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. both days, features talented local and regional artists exhibiting oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings as well as mixed media pieces, photographs, one-of-a-kind jewelry, glass, pottery and wood turnings.  This is an indoor event where weather is not a factor.  The exhibition and parking are free, and this year some lucky visitors will receive gift certificates toward the purchase of artwork.

Visitors will browse five rooms of well-done fine art, have the opportunity to meet the artists, and, if so inclined, purchase artwork.  This well-attended show has drawn praise from past attendees for its quality and casual atmosphere.  It is a perfect opportunity to spend leisurely time enjoying well-done fine art.  The Community Center is conveniently located two-and-a-half miles east of the Cashiers Crossroads on Highway 64.  

On July 31, the Art League will host its monthly meeting in The Bascom Atrium, starting with social time at 4:30 P.M., followed by a presentation from Charleston photographer John Kurc at 5:00 P.M. 

Kurc’s passion is photographing people, particularly performers and especially ballet artists and musicians.  The Houston, Texas, native’s interest in photography dates back to his childhood.  He got his first camera at the age of 13 when he visited his aunt and uncle in Israel.  

His travels through Europe and the United States helped to mold his interest in various cultures.  His intuition leads him to the personalities that become his subjects.  Working in both film and digital media, he captures people in their element, helping to tell their stories. 

This presentation is also free and open to the public.

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