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Posted on: August 15, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Facing Tradition Pottery Exhibit

The Arts Council of Lincoln County wishes to announce the “Facing Tradition” Pottery Exhibit, which will educate visitors about the Catawba Valley face jug tradition.

Face pottery has grown out of a history of skilled potters that have created pieces, both utilitarian and artistic, in this community for over 200 years. The work of local potters, past and present, will be represented in the exhibit.

“Facing Tradition” will run September 13 - October 4, 2013 in the galleries of the Lincoln Cultural Center. An unveiling of the latest installments of Pots on Parade, 30 + gallon pieces crafted in the Catawba Valley pottery tradition, will feature walking tours during the opening reception for the “Facing Tradition” exhibit, September 13th, 6:pm to 9:pm.

Some pieces will be available for purchase, with 30% going to support the Arts Council of Lincoln County.

To join in the celebration of a Catawba Valley tradition, the Lincoln County Historical Association will open the doors to its museum on the main floor of the Lincoln Cultural Center during the opening reception for the “Facing Tradition” exhibit. Live music will also be performed by local talent on the night of the opening.

This project received support from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

For further information please contact the Arts Council at 704-732-9044.

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