1) Watauga Soil and Water Board Meeting
The Watauga Soil and Water Conservation District Board will hold its regular board meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 8 a.m. in the District Office located at 971 West King Street. The public is invited to attend.
2) Baha’i Devotional Meeting
There will be a Baha’i devotional meeting from 10 a.m. until noon at 297 Cherry Drive in Boone on Sunday, Feb. 23. The theme of the meeting will be “The Nature of the Soul and its Existence After Death.” All are welcome. For more information and directions, call 264-2297.
3) Dianne Cable Exhibit at Lees-McRae College through February
With winter weather in full force, head down to King-Shivell Gallery on the campus of Lees-McRae College to enjoy works by artist Dianne Cable. This exhibit will be on display throughout the month of February. The pieces are mostly assemblage, which is artwork that is made of found objects and can be three dimensional or two dimensional. The gallery will also feature an ongoing slide show of other works by Cable throughout her artistic career. This exhibit is free and open to the public. “Dianne Cable utilizes assemblage and mixed media in new and innovative ways,” said Jason Sabbides, assistant professor of Communication Arts and Design and manager of King-Shivell Gallery. “The main theme in her work are toys as the subject matter, which has not been seen at Lees-McRae College before. This is a great opportunity for the students and community to break the molds of traditional 2-D work and see how they can transform everyday items into pieces of fine art.” Cable’s work has been shown both nationally and internationally. She is a retired art professor, having spent most of her teaching career, of both studio and art history, at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Cable also spent a significant amount of her professional time as an artist and teaching in Cortona, Italy with the University of Georgia’s Studies Abroad program. Cable now lives and works in her studio/home in Spring Creek. The Communication Arts and Design program at Lees-McRae offers three concentrations, one of which is Art and Design. This concentration is designed for students interested in fine art techniques and 2-D design. Coursework within this concentration explores studio art and art history, which makes viewing the work of visiting artists a perfect addition to the work explored in the classroom. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, Lees-McRae College is a private, four-year college offering diverse baccalaureate degrees, strong athletic programs and outstanding faculty. With 850 students hailing from 40 states and more than 10 countries, Lees-McRae’s broad core curriculum is enhanced by field-specific career preparation and experiential learning with an emphasis in leadership and service. For more information, please visit www.lmc.edu or call 828-898-5241.