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by Carrie C. Causey
WAKE FOREST — Work from artists of all ages will be on display at this Friday’s Art After Hours.
This week at Wake Forest Art and Frame, children from the Wake Forest Homeschool Families Group will have their artwork on display from 6 to 9 p.m. The youth, ages 3 to 17, have used mediums including crayons and paint for their artwork, plus demonstrate their skills in sculpture and photography.
Storytellers Book Store is slated to have the work of Karen Dillard on display. In the same location, Threads of Grace feature fabric artist Manju Vashishta offers handcrafted summer cotton knits machine knitted from hand dyed yarn.
Sunflower Studio and Gallery on East Jones Avenue will host a reception for Drew Hoover, an oil/chalk pastel artist. His collection “Just Add Water” will be on display.
Next Consignment Boutique will have the musical renditions of Slabtown Holiday, comprised of Wake Forest resident Samuel Garner and Dayne Shelor. Garner, a rising high school, in plays piano, guitar and accordion. Shelor is a Raleigh native and plays piano, mandolin, fiddle and harmonica and guitar.
Other shops and galleries regularly participating in Art After Hours include Gilded Palette Gallery, Lede Studio & Gallery, The Gallery at Pick A Class, Storyteller’s Book Store, Wake Forest Coffee Company, The Lemon Tree Cafe and For Old Times Sake Antiques.
Art After Hours is a function of the Downtown Revitalization Corp. (DRC) and participating merchants. In addition to the artwork, music and food offerings, there are horse and carriage rides down White Street, weather permitting.
For more information about these and other Art After Hours artists, music and events, visit tiny.cc/WF_AAH.
Leone in Neck of the Woods
Neck of the Woods returns Saturday at 7 p.m. in the downstairs of Wake Forest Coffee Company.
Leading off the performances is The Wake Forest Weekly’s own David Leone, who will share anecdotes of being a community journalist, plus one of his hidden talents — his skill for poetry.
Following him is Gypsy folk duo Pisces Rising with Wake Forest native Arielle Bryant and spoken word poet Sean Ingram.
The Neck of the Woods Performance Series is a monthly variety art show featuring the work of local performing artists.
A $5 per person donation is suggested to support the artists. Wine, beer, coffee and other refreshments are available for purchase.