Visual Arts


From the Mountains to the Sea - The photography of Julian Charles

On display through August

Opening Reception Friday, June 7, 6-8 pm

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Artist Statement:

In this hectic world that surrounds our daily lives, I am drawn increasingly to my camera. Photography represents a slice of time - a single moment when a scene is paused and forever preserved. And after all, all we ever really have is this moment.

I realized several years ago that above all else, I had a message to share. A song to sing. I have been so very fortunate to have spent so much time amongst spectacular scenery on this Earth - amongst it’s great mountain ranges on foot, down her rivers by canoe, diving the oceans, forever exploring on my bicycle, ski or snowshoe.

So my photography has given me the means by which I can share those landscapes and shine a light upon their precarious future. The human race has a part to play, here and today, in taking responsibility for this wondrous creation. I work from the belief that my work makes a reconnection between people and their home here on Earth.

To this end I create artwork for the home and for the workplace, I make presentations, conduct workshops in the back-country, and I write songs that I hope inspire others to follow their true purpose.

In a world where everyone lives each moment following their calling, we would grow to know each other again, to take the higher road, to leave our planet in better shape than we found it. I would like to live in that world, and underneath all the distractions of daily life, I believe that everyone else feels the same way.

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Dance for the River - The photography of Christine Rucker

On display April 18 through May 18.

Opening Reception Friday, April 19, 6-8 pm

DANCE FOR THE RIVER, presented by Yadkin Riverkeeper, is a traveling multimedia exhibit and educational experience that connects audiences with the Yadkin River, the region’s primary water source, through dance, photography, and video.


The Art of Stacey Griswell

November 9 through February 16.

Foothills Arts Council Gallery

A solo exhibition of new paintings by local artist Stacey Griswell.

Ron Storey Photography


September 7-28

Foothills Arts Council Gallery

A silent auction exhibit featuring the ornithological photography of Elkin artist Ron Storey. Avid supporters of the arts Ron & Phyllis Storey would like to donate 100% of the sales from the exhibit to the Foothills Arts Council! Bidding continues through Friday, September 28 at 5 pm. To bid follow the link below!

28th Annual Clifford Morrison Competition

October 5-27

Foothills Arts Council Gallery

A regional annual fine art and craft competition.

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