Full Circle Arts LogoHickory – Full Circle Arts of Hickory is announcing the opening evening reception for our spring competition/exhibition entitled “Connections” on March 16, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. This year we asked artists to expand their creativity and venture into the meaning and composition of their artwork by using their interpretative skills in summoning up the idea of “Connections” in their work. The show will run from March 16 until April 22, 2017. We believe that this theme will focus the artists and visitors to the show to concentrate more on the impact of the intentions of the artist to portray their ideas in their work than on any particular objects.

The judge for our show is Liliya Zalevskaya, currently teaching printmaking and photography at Gaston College, Dallas, NC. She attained her BFA from UNC Charlotte and MFA from UNC Greensboro in digital media. Her work includes photography, installations, video and works on paper.

FCA is proud to have so many innovative artists in the Hickory area and are looking forward to sharing with the public what proves to be a very interesting show. We will be giving cash awards of $300, $200 and $100 for First, Second and Third place winners on the night of the opening. Several Honorable Mentions will also be awarded with ribbons. Prize sponsors for this competition include Dr. William Straka, DDS, Luke Scheibner, Insurance and Dr. Tracy Horton, DDS.

Food and beverages will be offered throughout the evening supplied by our hard-working members who do so much to promote and enhance the artistic experience in Catawba County and the surrounding area.

Full Circle Arts is a non-profit artists’ cooperative located in downtown Hickory, 42-B Third Street NW.  More information about Full Circle Arts, classes, membership, or other upcoming events is available at 828-322-7545.  You may also write to Full Circle Arts, PO Box 3905, Hickory NC 28603, or email info@fullcirclearts.org.  Please visit our website at www.fullcirclearts.org.