Art exhibits and events on Final Friday art walk, March 27 in Cary.

JJ Raia: Jordan Lake
Bond Park Community Center
, 150 Metro Park Drive, Cary
Final Friday reception: 6 to 8 p.m., on view through April 30.

Although Jordan Lake is the destination for so many diverse activities, its beauty and serenity can be overlooked when engaged in those activities. The lake and its surroundings, so close to so many neighborhoods, offer a quiet, peaceful sanctuary that can soothe the soul and calm the spirit.

Sketching with the Sculptures in partnership with the Cary Arts Center
Cary Arts Center
, 101 Dry Ave.
Saturday reception: 1 to 4 p.m., March 28

Instructors will be stationed around the CVA Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. Learn to sketch from seven arts center instructors stationed at various sculptures in the Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. Lessons for both adults and children will take place every half hour— from graphite to sharpee, charcoal, colored pencils and pastels—so don’t miss out on a single one. Bring your sketchbooks and journals to learn quick lessons in various forms of sketching with art instructors from the Cary Arts Center! Check in at the CVA welcome table and make a fun paper sculpture for the kids. For more, call (919) 531-2821 or visit

Opening of “Seventh Annual Small Treasures Juried Art Exhibit,” featuring select small works by North Carolina artists.
Cary Gallery of Artists
, 200 S. Academy St., Ste. 120, Ashworth Village
Final Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m., on view through April 18.

Wake County Senior Games SilverArts Exhibit & Competition
Cary Senior Center
, 120 Maury O’Dell Place, 919-469-4081
Final Friday: Exhibit opens Wednesday, March 25; on view through April 17.
Artists’ reception & awards ceremony: April 17 at 10 a.m.

The Cary Senior Center is pleased to host the Wake County Senior Games SilverArts Competition. Over 50 local artists ages 55+ will be represented and compete for awards. Registration for this art show will end in February. Call the Cary Senior Center at 919.469.4081 for details.

Birds of a Different Feather Flock Together, by Gail Snukst Torbeck
Chatham Hill Winery & Event Venue
, 8245 Chapel Hill Road, Cary
Final Friday reception: 6 to 8 p.m.

Artist’s note: Four years ago, I started taking art classes at the Cary Senior Center. I found that I enjoyed painting, especially with oils. I won “Honorable Mention” in one of he Cary Senior Art Exhibit. Please come and view my art and meet me!

Marilyn Bass: Botanical Paper Sculpture
Herb Young Community Center Gallery
, 101 Wilkinson Ave
Final Friday reception: 6 to 8 p.m., on view through May 26.

This Botanical show will feature delicately colored pencil drawings that are then painstakingly cut into artworks creating a 3-D artwork.

Sacred Places: Paintings by Joann Couch
Studio 180 Salon
, 312 W. Chatham Street, Ste. 204, Cary
Final Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m.

Wade Carmichael: Koi Reflections 2015
Town Hall Gallery
, 116 N Academy St., Cary
Final Friday reception: 6 to 8 p.m., on view through May 26.

“Koi Reflections,” a body of work exploring the challenge of combining abstract elements in representative imagery. Their movement, form and color provide seemingly endless possibilities of image development. The positive Feng Shui of the Koi image can be both powerful and peaceful.

Art Accolades at Waverly. Celebrating all the exhibits, festivals and juried shows our artists are in!
Waverly Artists Group Studio & Gallery
, 302 Colonades Way, Suite 209 (At Waverly Place Shopping Center, corner of Tryon and Kildaire Farm Road)
Final Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m.

Cady Driver and Susan Soper Watercolor and Printmaking
Village Art Circle Gallery
, 200 S. Academy St., Cary
Final Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m.

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