Project Is Opening Doors For Local Artists

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Southport Historical Society and local arts organization Up Your Arts are co-sponsoring a showcase called “Southport, Open Your Doors,” for individuals and teams of local artists during the month of May.

Project Is Opening Doors For Local Artists

Published first at State Port Pilot

Southport Historical Society and local arts organization Up Your Arts are co-sponsoring a showcase called “Southport, Open Your Doors,” for individuals and teams of local artists during the month of May.

The Southport Historical Society is the recent beneficiary of 19 wood and glass interior doors from the home on Bay Street that once belonged to Jim and Margaret Harper. The current owner, Ginger Harper, donated the doors after renovation began on the structure last year.

“We are asking artists in our midst to envision survival, what the future will look like, the connection between the past and the future,” explains Bonnie Bray of Up Your Arts. “The doors will be their individual canvasses,” she added.

The idea for the art event came in March when historical society members and the Southport’s Director of Tourism, Randy Jones, were brainstorming ideas on how to use the doors to accent and benefit the community. According to SHS President Bob Surridge, several people were familiar with the “Cow Parade” art movement that swept the globe starting in the late 1990s. In the Cow Parade, artists adorn life-sized acrylic and fiberglass cow sculptures using their artistic talents and the finished works are displayed in public places for all to enjoy.

Published On: May 5, 2021 | Category: | Tags: ,

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