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Stanly Arts Guild presents Summer Art Explosion Show

The Stanly Arts Guild has brought 2-D art, 3-D art and photography together for its annual Summer Arts Explosion.

There are 87 entries from 36 artists in the show, which continues through Aug. 10.

“It’s doubled what we had from two years ago,” said Jaclyn Layman, one of the organizers of the event.

“The show is special because it brings a lot of artists together from all around Stanly County and outside counties,” Layman said.

Jutta Vest is one of those artists.

The Concord resident won first place in the 2-D category for “Lost in Thought,” an oil painting.

Her painting is a combination of several photos, she said.

“I called it ‘Lost in Thought’ because she looks like she’s just sitting there thinking of something,” Vest said.

Painting is relaxing to Vest. It allows her to “let her thoughts go and just have fun.”

Bubba Mullis won first place in the 3-D category for his wooden piece “East Coast West Coast.”

First place in the 3-D category went to Bubba Mullis for “East Coast West Coast,” while first place in photography went to Craig Marsh for “Blue Baby.”

Craig Marsh won first place in the photography category with his piece “Blue Baby.”

“The purpose of the show is to show the public the art that’s out there and the artists a lot of people don’t know that we have,” Layman said. “There is a lot of art in our county.”

The Stanly Arts Guild, which is at 330-C N. Second St., Albemarle, will have a reception with refreshments from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Aug. 10.

Contact Chris Miller at 704-982-2122.

About Chris Miller

Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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