Elon professor, former employees, team up in art festival Nov. 3

Piedmont Triad artists, including a university musician and two former Elon employees, join together next month in one of a series of shows that make up the regional Bricolage Arts Festival.

On Saturday, Nov. 3, from 2-4 p.m. at the Saxapahaw Rivermill, an “ecological and artistic adventure” comprised of paintings and sculptures of fiber, clay and cement is scheduled to be on display to the public. Improvisational jazz music by Elon professor Jon Metzger will be played throughout the room.

The street address is 1616 Jordan Drive, Saxapahaw, N.C. 27340. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children. Visitors would come by way of Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Road.

The show – titled Alluvial Fusion – is the end product of nine artists who make up the River Artists Collective. Clay sculptor Cindy Biles and painter Terri Kirchen, both of whom are members of the artists collective with Metzger, are former Elon employees.

According to a news release from the group, since several of the artists take their inspirations from the natural world and they live near the Haw River, which flows through Guilford and Alamance counties, that waterway seemed an appropriate theme. “With such a group of creative people, the biggest challenge was narrowing our focus to a project that was manageable,” Biles said.

A second part of the arts festival takes place in Elon as well. And interactive film screening for “On Track” will be shown at the Elon School on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m.

The full festival includes productions at sites across the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina. For more information, visit www.bricolageartsfestival.org or call the Alamance County Arts Council at 336-226-4495.