Local artists tell their ‘Art Stories’ in exhibit

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As part of the Hammond Gallery Series, the Arts Council of Wilson presents “Art Stories,” an exhibition featuring work from members of the Wilson Active Artists Association.

This exhibition will feature more than 40 local and regional artists and include watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, pottery, ceramics, jewelry and other three-dimensional mediums.

The public is invited to the opening reception on Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Hammond Gallery in the Boykin Center from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 108 Nash St.

This event is free and will include light refreshments. The exhibition will be open through Saturday, Sept. 29. Call the Arts Council of Wilson at 252-291-4329 for more information.

For more than 50 years, the Wilson Active Artists Association has gathered local and regional artists as an organization that seeks to create, promote and support an interest in the visual arts through communication and the exchange of artistic ideas; to serve as a meeting place for artists; to furnish workshops in various art fields and mediums; and to encourage participation in exhibits in Wilson and other areas. The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. at Hammond Gallery to share ideas and hear from guest speakers. The Wilson Active Artists Association typically exhibits year-round in the Wilson Arts Center, which is currently undergoing renovation.