|The after-school classes include drawing to weaving|
The “Flaming Tailpipe Trophy” will be awarded in seven categories at the Car Show for the Arts on Aug. 18 at the middle school. The trophies were handcrafted by Carolyn Rogers of Hot Taffy Glass in Rocky Mount.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The Car Show for The Arts will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18 at Benjamin Franklin Middle School.
This event will benefit the Rocky Mount Center for the Arts' youth after-school and summer arts program.
The "Young at Art" program is open to youth in grades K-12 with classes in drawing, acrylic painting, pottery, sculpture, fused glass, stained glass, weaving and jewelry making.
A large array of classic cars is expected to compete for the unique and "Flaming Tailpipe Trophy," which has been handblown by glass artist Carolyn Rogers of Hot Taffy Glass in downtown Rocky Mount. The base is crafted from 150-year-old walnut. The trophies are valued at over $500 each.
Seven of these trophies will be awarded in the seven Best in Show categories: cars current to 1980; cars 1979 and older; trucks current to 1980; trucks 1979 and older; vehicle that has come the greatest distance to compete; best motorcycle; and Peoples Choice. There will also be 150 other awards given to the top 150 entries.
Along with the car show, the event will feature a craft festival, featuring artists and crafters from throughout Franklin County and the Roanoke Valley.
This event is open and free to the public. A rain date has been set for Aug. 25.
For more information, contact The Rocky Mount Center for the Arts at 540-483-1317, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.rockymountarts.org.
The Rocky Mount Center for the Arts is a non-profit organization located in the Grainery Building at 220 Franklin Street in Rocky Mount.
"Everything that goes on at the center is educational and for the benefit of the community, either through lessons, exhibits or live demonstrations," said Joan Rogers, director. "We are here to support the arts and to help our youth engage in making art within a mutually supportive and creative learning environment."
The Grainery is also home to Hot Taffy Glass, which hosts weekly glass-blowing demonstrations that are free and open to the public on Tuesday and Saturday.