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November 1, 2012
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All new Demo Nite at The Art Center

The Art Center will welcome a whole new group of artists for its annual Demo Nite on Friday, Nov. 2. During this popular First Friday event, the galleries and outdoor spaces are filled with creatives from all different backgrounds and disciplines. The line-up is very exciting starting with Gaston Design, Inc. demonstrating the process of mold-making, Bryan Wade working in the genre of comic book graphics, Shanachie "Dewey" Carroll experimenting in claymation video, the Illumicirque Fire Dancers, and many more artists throughout the building.The event has special meaning for members of The Art Center in that the evening is dedicated to memory of Ruth Moss who was the last remaining founder of The Art Center. Ruth and many others started the center in 1953. The founders would be proud to have the building filled with so many artists working and so many coming to witness the creative process. This event encompasses the ambition of those who had the dream of a building dedicated to the community for the purpose of art education and a place to house inspiring exhibitions.Demo Nite starts with a dedication to Ruth Moss and artist introductions at 6:30 p.m. At 8 p.m. the fire dancers will begin performing as well as a Raku firing by the ceramics department.First Fridays are free and open to the public. Village Inn on Horizon Drive will be donating pumpkin pies to the buffet table. Eldreth will be providing classical guitar for the evening. Other artists included in the event are painter Art Blom; bookmaker Maxine Buchholtz; collage artist Tom Calenberg; jewelry designer Virginia Jensen; photographer David Lester; Dia de los Muertos artist Dr. Mayela Vallejos-Ramirez; woodworkers Greg Vigil and Richard Broadhead; ceramics and Raku firing with Terry Shepherd, Gary Andrews, Robbie Breaux and Ashtonn Means.A figure drawing station will be set up with artists Martha McCoy, Shari Daly-Miller and Brevin Currier. The public is invited to join in with paper and boards provided.Currently on exhibit is "Past Lives," an exhibit that explores the ties between poetry and the visual arts; "Expressive Landscapes" by Art Blom, Junction Clay Arts Guild Exhibit, and The Brush and Palette Exhibit. For more information on these exhibits and other events at The Art Center go to www.gjartcenter.org.


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