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Pepaw’s Farm: The Works of Andrew Pulskamp Exhibit @ Iredell Museums' Court Street Gallery,
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Please join us at Iredell Museums as we will be featuring work from Spartanburg, SC artist Andrew Pulskamp. Andrew’s art is themed around his love of nature and his family’s farm in Kentucky. He draws inspiration from scenes found on his morning walks with his dog, Lucy. “I try to find the beauty in regular old things that we would normally take for granted,” Pulksamp states. “From these photos I began painting what surrounds me and what influenced who I’ve become.”
Pulskamp received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Arts in Philadelphia, PA. He worked in many different mediums, including sketch, blown glass, and illustration. He was introduced to watercolor paintings when he was a senior in college. His professors encouraged him to continue to work with the medium.
In addition to his paintings, Pulskamp has created hand-painted growth charts for children called “Nana’s Door Jams.” He says that he found the inspiration to create them when his nephew was born and he wanted to create something special for him. Iredell Museums will have some of these growth charts for sale during the exhibition. After rediscovering his love for painting, Pulskamp quit his job and moved back home to hone his craft and build up his portfolio. His painting “Pepaw’s 6’ Ladder” has won numerous awards and is a featured piece of this year’s Art Crawl.
Pulskamp’s art can be found in private collections all over the Southeastern United States. “I love layering lots of paint to build texture within my piece and explore some of my favorite techniques, which consist of dry brush, pointillism, salt, and even cutting and sanding the paper itself,” Pulskamp says. “I like to take simple subject matter and push the boundaries of what people assume you can achieve in a watercolor painting.”
“Pepaw’s Farm” will be on display at Iredell Museums from April 17 until June 5 at the Court Street Gallery. The gallery is open Tuesday-Friday from 10-5 and Saturdays 10-1. Please call or visit https://www.iredellmuseums.org/court-street-gallery.html for more information.

Fiddler’s Grove Festival 2015 @ Fiddler's Grove
May 22 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Friday Night will be the festival opening ceremony, followed by appearances by several bands, performers, and clogging teams. The evening end with a Barn Dance, open to all ages and dance skill levels. The Barn Dance has become one of the highlights of the festival.

Saturday Morning will be devoted to workshops in each of the traditional instruments. There will also be a clogging demonstration and workshop on the Main Stage. Saturday Afternoon is competition time, and there will be another Barn Dance, on the Main Stage late in the afternoon. There will also be special entertainment – bands and performers as well as clogging demonstrations.

Sunday Morning, join us as some of our gospel bands share their music and their stories in our beautiful grove. Sunday Afternoon closes the festival. Relax and enjoy the day, knowing that Monday is Memorial Day and not a back-to-work day!

For more information, please visit: http://fiddlersgrove.com/

Friday After Five @ Downtown Statesville
May 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Piedmont Healthcare Friday After Five Concert Series offers free entertainment to all, and are held downtown on West Broad Street in front of Mitchell Community College. Concerts run from May through September, and feature music of all styles. Whether you like Beach Music and Country or Blues and Rock and Roll, you’ll hear something you like! This evening’s entertainment provided by Cookie (Dance, Funk, Motown, R&B).

Beer, wine, soft drinks, and food will be available for purchase. Bring your chairs and enjoy a night of music. No pets or coolers please.

Live Music at 220 Cafe’ @ 220 Cafe
May 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Come enjoy a fine meal tonight and hear some wonderful live music!

Live Music at D’Laney’s @ D'Laney's Sports Bar & Grill
May 22 @ 8:00 pm – May 23 @ 1:00 am

D’Laney’s welcomes back our favorite ginger. Y’all come have some fun!

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