Monday, September 25, 2023

Art League of Leland to feature 100 artists in annual exhibit 

LELAND — A juried art show and sale will celebrate the vast talent in southeastern North Carolina the first week in June.

The Art League of Leland is hosting its annual event on June 1-3 at the Leland Arts Center. An opening award reception will be held for 105 artists on May 31, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Awards will be presented in 2D and 3D art and photography.

Rick Conn, local Wilmington resident and program chair of visual arts at Cape Fear Community College, was selected as the official juror. Conn specializes in course design, sculpture instruction, and studio management in his 10-year tenure at CFCC. 

Roughly 700 pieces of work will be for sale and on display. It will feature photography, oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, glass, pastel, mixed-media, ceramics, and more. 

“We are excited to emerge this year with greater creativity and passion,” ALL president Ricardo Perez said in a press release. “Our annual exhibition will feature some of the best work of artists living in eastern North Carolina.”

The show is open Thursday, June 1, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m, Friday, June 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m, and Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 1212 Magnolia Village Way. 

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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