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      NEW WINDOW GALLERY-Cathy McCoy-Clay Sculpture-Aug 02-Sept 02 2019-Valdese, NC in Valdese

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      August 23, 2019

      Friday  12:00 AM - 12:00 PM (weekly Monday through Sunday until September 2, 2019)

      150 Main Street West
      Valdese, North Carolina 28690

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      NEW WINDOW GALLERY-Cathy McCoy-Clay Sculpture-Aug 02-Sept 02 2019-Valdese, NC

      Thank You For Supporting New Window Gallery!

      Here is the arts exhibit for Aug 02-Sept 02 2019

      McCoy JugHeads - Faces of the hills and stills - Miniature face jugs by Cathy McCoy

      "As a Girl Scout Troop Leader attempting to teach clay skills, this tiny face jug appeared in my hands and the nonsense kept forming from there."

      NWG New Window Gallery

      New Window Gallery welcomes artist Cathy McCoy of Happy Valley NC. Come and view her many miniatures sculpted from clay!

      Statement from the artist:

      McCoy JugHeads started forming in my hands in October 2020 when I first began working with polymer clay. While the troop girls were making the usual clay pots and snakes, a miniature face jug formed in my hands. While twisting and mushing the clay, a funny nose or chin appeared. Adding the rest of the face with some teeth and ears, hats or hair adds to the personality. Each piece is a vessel of some sort, animated with a stereotypical 'hillbilly face' a vase, mug, whiskey barrel and all are signed originals. The spirits of the moonshiners and hillbillies seem to peer out from the jugs just waiting to tell you their tales.

      Face jugs and moonshine stills are part of our Appalachian heritage. These miniature McCoy JugHeads range from 2-4" tall and about 1-3" wide. They are suitable for collecting as ornaments or keepsakes. Each is perfectly unique.

      About the artist:

      Cathy McCoy is the administrative assistant at the Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir NC. She never knew she had any artistic talents til she had a child who loved to watch the children's programming on UNC-TV. Once the tot's programs were finished, Donna Dewberry's One-Stroke Painting class started, so Cathy learned to paint and achieved certification as a Level 1 Instructor for that method in 2007.

      Location of the gallery:

      New Window Gallery is located at 150 W Main St. Valdese NC. It is part of the Play It Again Records Building. The two large gallery windows are lit 24 hrs. a day and can be seen from the curb! The gallery is looking for more interesting artists to participate in future events! Please call 828 874-1800 and ask for (Mark or David)

      NWG New Window Gallery (Play It Again Records Building)

      150 West Main St. Valdese, NC 28690

      828 874-1800
      HOURS: 11-5 Tues- Sat (24 hr. lit window display)

      Opening Friday 08/02 2019

      Closing Monday 09/02 2019

      Categories: Education | Art Galleries & Exhibits

      This event repeats weekly Monday through Sunday until September 2, 2019:

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.

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