Visual, Industrial, & Graphic Arts Events
during the 2021 Festival

Visual & Graphic Arts

2D and 3D Visual Art

Selected Paintings by Sam Johnson

Friday, April 23rd 12:00-9:00PM

Saturday, April 24th 12:00-9:00PM

Sunday, April 25th 12:00-9:00PM

Sam Johnson's paintings are on display at Carolina Vines, 19 North College Avenue, Newton, NC 28658. Click here for more information

Advertising & Graphic Arts Exhibit

Friday, April 23rd 12:00-9:00PM

Saturday, April 24th 12:00-9:00PM

Sunday, April 25th 12:00-9:00PM

Students from the CVCC Advertising and Graphic Design program have been actively involved with branding efforts for Catawba Farms. In addition to a brand refresh of the current Catawba Farms logo, they are also designing a line of packaging and collateral for a craft beer series created by the Brewery at Catawba Farms. These items will be on display during the Catawba Valley Festival of the Arts.

Photography Exhibit (CVCC)

Friday, April 23rd 12:00-9:00PM

Saturday, April 24th 12:00-9:00PM

Sunday, April 25th 12:00-9:00PM

The CVCC Photographic Technology program will be displaying framed photography by students and faculty in the tasting room. After the event, the display will remain and will be rotated out every six months.

Raku Firing (CVCC)

Saturday, April 24th 12:00-4:00PM

Raku generally refers to a type of low-firing process that was inspired by traditional Japanese raku firing. Western-style raku usually involves removing pottery from the kiln while at bright red heat and placing it into containers with combustible materials. Once the materials ignite, the containers are closed. This produces an intense reduction atmosphere which affects the colors in glazes and clay bodies. The drastic thermal shock also produces cracking—known as crackling since it is deliberate. The original Japanese style of raku is an outgrowth from Buddhist influences in life and especially in the tea ceremony.

Delving further into raku's history, it dates right back to the early 1550s as mentioned specifically for the Zen Buddhist Masters in their ceremonial teaware. It's been well documented that this was the favored method of ceramics for the Zen Buddhist masters as raku ware touches on many of the things that Zen philosophy embodies, most notably its simplicity and naturalness.

Raku firing really is one of the most natural techniques that you can encounter in pottery. In raku firing, all of nature's elements are used, earth, fire, air, and water. The earth is used to make the pot, then it's put into a reduction chamber kiln, then plunged into water. The cold water halts the firing process. A lovely fact about raku is that its name literally translates as 'happiness in the accident'.

Industrial Arts

Catawba Farms Tables by CVCC

Friday, April 23rd 12:00-9:00PM

Saturday, April 24th 12:00-9:00PM

Sunday, April 25th 12:00-9:00PM

The Catawba Farms tables are products of a synergistic collaboration between the master technicians of CVCC’s Welding Technology, Computer Integrated Machining Technology, and Engineering Technology programs coupled with the gifted artistry of the students and faculty of the CVCC Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Art program. The tables demonstrate the imaginative energy released when skilled people explore the creative limits of a respective discipline.

Fence Quarter Exhibit

Saturday, April 24th 12:00-9:00PM

Sunday, April 25th 12:00-9:00PM

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