During July, the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Lucas Mansion Gallery, 316 Hiddenite Church Road, in Alexander County, will feature paintings from “The Tracy Adams Collection.”

On loan from the Wilkes Heritage Museum, the exhibit is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Note that exhibit photography is not permitted.

For the late Tracy Adams, who was often called the “Artist Laureate of Wilkes County,” drawing and painting were a lifelong devotion. In his nearly 67 years as an artist, Adams captured the people, places, and historic landmarks of the county he loved. In addition to creating works that hang in private homes, Adams’ work was commissioned by Wilkes Community College and may be found at the Wilkes Heritage Museum.

To learn more about the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center call 828-632-6966, email info@hiddenitearts.org or visit www.hiddenitearts.org.

This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

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