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Cabarrus Arts Council
Gallery Talk: The Cabarrus Arts Council presents a gallery talk and demonstration by three artists from the Word Processing exhibit. Michael Klauke, Mary Lou Sussman and Barbara Yale-Read will give insights and explanations about their work. Free.
Art Walk: Downtown Concord will hold an Art Walk on Feb. 11 where various artists will be in the shops and restaurants along Union Street. Refreshments will be available at The Galleries at the Cabarrus Arts Council along with the Word Processing exhibit. A screening of "The Red Machine" will begin at 9 p.m. in the Davis Theatre.
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Free screening: The Cabarrus Arts Council will screen "The Red Machine" following the Feb. 11 artwork at 9 p.m. The film is a World War II-era espionage film and part of the Modern Film Festival at the Davis Theatre. Cabarrus Council Arts Council, 65 Union Street S., Concord.
Cabarrus Arts Guild
Meetings: Cabarrus Arts Guild are held the second Sunday of each month 2-4 p.m. at the Brick Wall Gallery in Gibson Mill. 325 McGill Ave., Concord. www.cabarrusartguild.org.
Research grant: Assistant Professor Zhongjie Lin was awarded a Faculty Research Grant from the Office of Vice Chancellor for Research and Federal Relations for "Constructing Utopias: China's Emerging New Town Movement." Lin's research focuses on avant garde movements, theory of urban design and contemporary urbanism of modern architecture in East Asia.
Design Award: Professor David Walters received a 2010 Award of merit from the S.C. Chapter of the American Planning Association for the Vision of Beaufort 2030 Comprehensive Plan. Walters served as the lead urban designer.
Performance: Professor Eric Sauda led an advance design studio this past fall that culminated in a cross-disciplinary presentation. The live presentation with the department of dance was entitled "digitalKENNEDY: music space sound media project compute dance play." The studio worked in collaboration with the College of Computer and Informatics.
Volunteer Project: Assistant Professor Jose Gamez of the Design+Society Research Center led a group of 140 volunteers from UNCC on a community service project with Janni Sorensen of the Charlotte Action Research Project. The group volunteered in the Windy Ridge neighborhood hit hard by the foreclosure crisis. Crossroads Charlotte, UNC Charlotte and a grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation sponsored the project.