What happens when you ask artists to squeeze their work into a small format – like a postcard? That’s what the Lake Norman Art League did for its 2007 spring show. The result is a fascinating collection of “Lake Norman Postcards,” 5-inch x 7-inch works depicting scenes and themes of life throughout the area.
The show opened Saturday, March 31, and runs through April 28 in the league’s temporary gallery space, 108 South Main St., next to the Village Store in downtown Davidson.
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The building changed hands recently, and new owners Vision Capital and Management LLC were looking for a way to bring art into the first floor retail shop. The art league, which doesn’t have a permanent space, was looking for a venue for the exhibit.
Their collaboration helped bring one more element downtown during the “April Is for Arts & Culture” celebration in North Mecklenburg.
The show also coincides with Downtown Davidson Inc.’s Art on the Green Festival coming up April 13-15. The league plans an artists’ reception as part of Davidson’s “gallery crawl” Friday, April 13, from 6-9 p.m. at the Main Street gallery.
Gallery hours Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Extended hours are planned during Saturday, April 14, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, April 15, noon to 5 p.m.
The show includes 86 postcard-sized works by 3 dozen artists, all 5 x 7 inches, and most are for sale. They include paintings, prints, photographs, drawings and 3-D art depicting Lake Norman area scenes, landmarks, cultural events, architecture, flora and fauna, and anything that captures the region’s character.
Cornelius-based sculptor Jon Hair and Charlotte photographer and painter Elizabeth Ross were jurors for the show. Winners will be announced April 13. In addition to prizes, a selection of the entries has been chosen by a panel of local artists and community leaders to be published as frame-able art postcards. They will be for sale at the gallery and throughout the Lake Norman area soon.
Winning entries also will be displayed at Cornelius Town Hall in June and at Christa Faut Gallery in Cornelius in July.
More information is available on the Lake Norman Art League website.