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The Arts Council of Moore County and Cox’s Double Eagle Harley-Davidson are excited to present Art of the Tattoo: A Living Canvas, a unique art exhibit that will explore the artistry, history, and personal stories behind the tattoos.The exhibit will be on view September 1-29, 2017 at ACMC’s Campbell House Galleries in Southern Pines, NC.

The show will open with a festive reception on Friday, September 1 from 6-8 p.m. that will feature food trucks selling their food on-site, free beverages from Southern Pines Brewing Co. and Healy Wholesale Co., activities for kids, a raffle for a free tattoo from Valhalla Tattoo & Gallery, and more. The exhibit and reception is free and open to the public.

Tattoos have been a part of American culture since the mid-1800s, and in other parts of the world for centuries. Such body art has been a symbol of rebellion and taboo, making it a misunderstood art form. More and more, they are becoming mainstream as a fashion accessory for both men and women. Beyond the skin, tattoos are personal marks for remembrance, unique mementos on human canvas. No matter the motivation, the talent required to render quality tattoo is undeniable.

Using photos by Tim Sayer of Sayer Photography, this art exhibit will showcase some fine examples of tattoos and the stories of the people who have them. In addition, the show will contain artwork by tattoo artists from such tattoo studios as Valhalla Tattoo & Gallery of Southern Pines.

Whether or not you have tattoos, the Arts Council invites you to visit this fun and unique art exhibit that everyone can enjoy.

For additional information, call 910-692-ARTS (2787) or visit www.MooreArt.org

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