ClayJamesNewton, NC — An artist reception will be held at the McCreary Modern Gallery at Newton-Conover Auditorium for local favorite, Clay James, and many of his most promising students on June 23rd from 7-9 PM.

Clay James is on faculty at Lenoir-Rhyne University where he teaches a variety of Art courses as well as providing technical support for the University’s Theatre program. James possesses substantial professional experience in both Theatre and Art as contributor to theatre companies and community theatres across the United States. He holds his M.F.A. in Fine Art from the Academy of Art in San Francisco and a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Lenoir-Rhyne College.

Guests at the reception will enjoy complimentary wine, beer and refreshments as they take in the magnificent works of the artists and get the opportunity to speak with them about their individual works. The evening will also feature music from James Glenn.

The exhibition is made possible by David Crouse and Leslie Yount. To view the exhibit, visit the Newton-Conover Auditorium, 60 W. 6th St in Newton through July 1st. For more info. visit at or call 828-464-8100.