That Which Sustains: EARTH.BODY.SPIRIT
On view through February 1, 2020
Waterworks Visual Arts Center
Salisbury, North Carolina

“That Which Sustains: EARTH.BODY.SPIRIT” features two solo artists plus the 28-artist juried group exhibition, Carolina Bohemian.

Fine art photographer CHRISTINE RUCKER, in partnership with the Yadkin Riverkeeper, brings the “Dance for the River” project to Waterworks to spread awareness of the threats to clean water everywhere and the Yadkin River.

Sculptor DEAN LEARY explores the wide range of expressive possibilities using natural materials that are rich in color and texture, through the time-honored tradition of carving directly into stone or wood. Abstractions from Nature, a compilation of his sculptured works, were inspired by forms that occur in nature, like trees, rocks, bones, seashells, and even clouds and waves.

In this 50th anniversary year of the Woodstock music festival, Waterworks Visual Arts Center collaborated with promoters of Carolina Bohemian Jam: the Ultimate Hippie Tribute, in curating a “pop up” art exhibition inspired by the peace, love, and music of this historical event. Selected

Image: Dean Richard Leary, Primordial, stone