Handcrafted Melodies Exhibit Oct-Nov 2014
The Cleveland County Arts Council is honoring handcrafted instruments in the Handcrafted Melodies Exhibit and we’d like to invite you to join the celebration. From October 9th – November 13th instruments crafted locally and from around the world will be featured in this exhibit in Shelby, NC. This month-long show will feature several instruments crafted by Tryon, NC luthier Jay Lichty. Too, Jay will be performing at the opening on October 9th.
Here is a preview of the Lichty instruments that will be on exhibit all month …
Here are all the details from the Cleveland County Arts Council …
Celebrating a region rich in music, musical instrument builders, song and sound makers, the Cleveland County Arts Council presents:
This exhibit features handcrafted Lichty guitars and ukuleles, Charles Gilbert banjos, McSpadden Dulcimers, Ray Anthony electric and acoustic dulcimers and Steven Miller cigar box fiddles, cookie tin and frying pan banjos.
Susan Bell’s Bird Song Collages, a 1926 Buescher Trumpet, 1920 – 40’s banjo, banjolin and guitar sheet music from the 1800’s – 1950’s and international instruments are just a few of the musical items on display.
We are featuring musical instruments made from recycled materials for the Children’s Corner. Come see what we’ve put together for children to build at home … instructions included.
The public is invited to attend the opening reception on Thursday, October 9, 5:30 – 7:30pm at the Arts Center, 111 S. Washington St., Shelby.
Live performances during opening reception include Joe Collins, 2007 National Dulcimer Campion representing McSpadden Dulcimers; Jay Lichty of Lichty Guitars & Ukuleles, Robert Walschlager and Richard Rupp, Kevin Dedmond, Lance Watson and Luke Edwards perform on various instruments.
The opening reception is included in the Art Walk in Uptown Shelby.
The Arts Council is open Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:30pm and Saturday, 10:00am – 2:00pm.
Cleveland County Arts Council website