The Transylvania Times -

Art Form Overlooked

 

September 3, 2018



Like many of you, I enjoy strolling about downtown Brevard during the monthly gallery walks, viewing the various local art both inside and outside the galleries. One form of art I feel is highly overlooked is rolling art installations in the form of classic and antique automobiles.

The progression of design in these automobiles reflects the progress of American industry and society as improvements in materials, engineering and construction methods combined into what is now reflections of American history. The local Transylvania County cruise-ins are a great way to view and learn more about this aspect of our societal history.

My purpose in writing is twofold. As most of you are aware, a senseless tragedy befell our community two weeks ago when two native residents were robbed and violently assaulted at The Cardinal Drive-in, a local landmark. The Shelton family has been a staple of the Brevard community for four decades, providing the perfect setting to host the Transylvania Cruisers car club for the summer cruise-ins and other events. What many don’t know is that the Transylvania Cruisers club is a not-for-profit organization, which raises money for numerous local charities and scholarships.

As a show of support and community fellowship, I would encourage the readers to come out and enjoy viewing this alternative form of art, along with some onion rings and a milkshake.

Lisa Owen

Brevard

 
 

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