Artist Collaboration with Chatham County Schools K-12

Pittsboro, NC, April 6, 2016 – A common love of the arts is a bridge across generations.  This summer, baby boomers and Gen Z will find common conversation when they join together for an art experience for the young and the young-at-heart as residents of Galloway Ridge welcome the upcoming artists of the new millennium for a 3 month art installation.

Galloway Ridge’s Artists Collaboration committee will host a show of Chatham County Schools’ student art from May 13 – August 11, 2016.  The juried show, called “Meet the Master of the Future”, will feature student work selected from 17 Chatham County Schools.  The artwork will be displayed in the dining rooms of Galloway Ridge and their onsite wellness center Duke Center for Living. Galloway Ridge is long known for its appreciation of the arts.  Executive Director of Galloway Ridge, Bob Zimmer, says “It’s an honor to sponsor the first art show with cross-generational inspiration in Chatham County.  As stewards in the county we are enthusiastic about our community engagement involvement. ”

An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 13th from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. in the Weathersfield Cafe dining area of Galloway Ridge at Fearrington.  It is open to the public.

The event is being coordinated by the Artist’s Collaboration committee of staff members, residents and community volunteers in cooperation with Chatham County Schools.  For promising student artists involved, art will be available for sale with proceeds benefitting the individual artist. Approximately 100 works of art from students from grades K-12 will be chosen by the art teachers from Chatham County’s 17 schools, then displayed for the enjoyment of Galloway Ridge residents.

Chatham County Schools’ Arts Coordinator, Dr. Lori Major Carlin, says, “It has always been my desire to forge a strong partnership between the school district and Galloway Ridge. To do so through the artistic talents of our Chatham County students gives me great joy. I look forward to strengthening this relationship and using this experience to explore new areas for collaboration.”

Galloway Ridge celebrates 5 years for the Galloway Ridge Artist Collaboration reaching over 300 artists, promoting over 1,000 pieces of artwork and approximately $16,000 in profit going directly to the art community.

Galloway Ridge is a non-profit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located south of Chapel Hill in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Galloway Ridge opened its doors in 2005. For further information:   www.gallowayridge.com