Meet local artists featured in Johnston County Arts Council’s celebratory book, Johnston County Creates: 50 Years of Creativity on Tuesday, October 24 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Selma Civic Center, 300 N. Webb Street in downtown Selma. This free and festive event is sponsored by Activate Selma.
Johnston County Creates spotlights 68 individual artists, 13 local arts and community organizations, and includes a directory of creative resources. The arts are represented by award-winning filmmaker Jason Bullock, bead artisan Pam Guthrie, inspirational romance author Hope Toler Dougherty, Remembered in Stitches crafter Rosalyn Annette Hanson, photographer and painter Yana Slutskaya, Cluttered Minds Gallery potter Chris Boyette and many other artists in the fields of culinary, dance, entertainment, fashion, film, music, painting, photography, pottery, theater, writing, and more. Angie McClure, the book’s “Rainbow Wayne” cover artist, will exhibit her original mixed media artwork.
Since Johnston County Creates was released in July, it has been nominated for the 2023 Ragan Old North State Award for Non-Fiction, and sold more than 300 copies. Books will be for sale at the event, and those who purchase two or more will receive an Activate Selma canvas tote bag. Proceeds from book sales will support Artists-in-the-Schools, Grassroots Grants, Artists Support Grants, student art exhibits, and scholarships. The book is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Purchase the book anytime for local pickup through the Arts Council at www.jcartscouncil.org or on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Johnston-County-Creates-Years-Creativity/dp/B0C91DKG6N.
For more information contact Darlene Williford, Executive Director of the Johnston County Arts Council at email@example.com or (919) 738-9622.