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Sec. Kluttz Enjoys a Tour of Mountain Art

Sec. Kluttz and Caldwell Arts Council Executive Director Lee Carol Giduz


An up-close look at the work of Thomas Sayre and some hands-on pottery visits were just two of the experiences Sec. Kluttz had on a trip to the mountains late last month.

The secretary started her journey at the Caldwell Arts Council (CAC) in Lenoir after visiting the public library there late last month. While there, she got a personal tour of the Council’s gallery and an overview of some of the great connections Cultural Resources has to the Lenior community from CAC’s Executive Director Lee Carol Giduz. Those connections include a strong partnership between CAC and the N.C. Arts Council (NCAC) on the Historic Happy Valley cultural trail pilot program and a large presence of the work of North Carolina Award winner and NCAC board member Thomas Sayre in the town.

Sec. Kluttz’s next stop was Bolick Pottery near Blowing Rock. There she met owner Lula Bolick, who is a fifth generation potter and the daughter of famed Seagrove potter Melvin Lee Owens. The trip ended next door, where Bolick’s daughter and son-in-law run another pottery studio, Traditions Pottery.

You can see more images of the trip here.

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