Monday, August 07, 2006

Cool Shades of Summer Art Exhibit at The Clayton Center

Clayton Center and Clayton Visual Arts presents "Cool Shades of Summer"August 1st - 31stClayton Visual Arts will offer artwork by members of the Johnston County Artists Guild, JOCO, in the August exhibit at The Clayton Center.The “Cool Shades of Summer” exhibit opens August 1 and will continue through August 31. The public is invited to a reception for the artists on Thursday, August 24, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Clayton Center lobby. Live guitar music will be provided by Scott Aker. The theme “Cool Shades of Summer” is interpreted by the members of the JOCO Artist Guild in a variety of media and styles, to include painting, photography, ceramic and metal art.The artists were inspired to present artwork that reflects the idea of “cool” during the hottest part of the summer and intend it to be a respite from the heat to the viewing public. The eclectic mix of artists came together to form the JOCO group last July as an informal artist support group.Members have participated in several major exhibits in Clayton, Smithfield, and Raleigh.The Clayton Center is located in 111 E. Second St. in Clayton. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. – 6 00 p.m.