Saturday, February 28, 2015

Concord Arts Alive! Emerge

Concord Community of Artists is proud to announce their first group art show and sale – Concord Arts Alive! Emerge – on display in March at aRt Cottage. This show, which runs from March 3 - 27, features the work of 21 CCofA members who all live in Concord, plus 16 art students from Clayton Valley Charter High School. The mediums are diverse, including sculpture, mixed media, painting, drawing and photography.

CCofA is a multi-discipline collective of artists, artisans and crafters who have come together to increase exposure for the visual and performing arts in Concord. “A strong arts scene strengthens a city like Concord through education, economic development and civic pride – it enhances the overall vitality of our community,” says CCofA founder, Sylvia Nuzzo Philis. “Including students in this show is an important part of the community-building aspect of our mission. We want to create a bridge between generations of artists and we want students to know that art opportunities do exist in Concord. We are committed to building a thriving arts scene, and everyone can help by supporting our local artists. We’re here to tell you…the arts are alive in Concord!”

The public is welcome to attend a wine and cheese Reception for the artists on Saturday, March 7th (2-5pm), and various artists will be on-hand at the gallery each Friday and Saturday in March to talk to the public about their work. If you’re an artist, performer, artisan, crafter or arts supporter living in Concord or the surrounding areas – you can become a member of CCofA (100+ and counting!) for free by joining their MeetUp and/or Facebook groups.

California Springtime by Pat Strout

 Mount Diablo by Ryan Idryo