Up & Coming Weekly

February 28, 2023

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM MARCH 1 - 7, 2023 UCW 15 Cape Fear Studios is holding their annual mili- tary themed Alpha Romeo Tango show through March 21 at the Cape Fear Studios exhibit space in downtown Fayetteville. "e artwork itself does not have to be military themed," said Steve Opet, Cape Fear Studios board president. "e artists themselves are military affiliated. e show is open to active duty, retired, veterans, all six branches of the military. It is also open to dependents and people 18 and over who are children of military affiliated people. We've accepted art from people who they themselves aren't military but their fathers were WWII veterans." Alpha Romeo Tango is a show inspired by the nearby Fort Bragg and military community. "Alpha Romeo Tango" spell "art" in the military phonetic alphabet. When artists submit their pieces for the A.R.T. show, Opet asks they attach a short bio telling how the artist is affili- ated with the military. "Right before COVID hit, the pre- senter for the awards was Col. Mur- ray Mallett-Stein. When she was the presenter, she came down, put on her dress blues and gave a speech about importance of art in our community and the importance of art in the mili- tary community," said Opet. "Last year was our first year since Covid having an in-person show. State Rep. John Szoka was the presenter in 2022." A.R.T. was held online for two years during the COVID pandemic, and dur- ing that time, Opet was the presenter for those who attended the online shows. Opet himself is also retired military. "ere are some really, really nice pieces (that get entered)," Opet said. e work on display ranges from be- ginner to accomplished artists, all with one goal in mind: bringing together art and the military community. A.R.T. is on display at the Cape Fear Studios on Maxwell Street until March 21. Cape Fear Studios is a nonprofit organization run entirely by the artists themselves. For more information about Cape Fear Studios and A.R.T., visit https:// www.capefearstudios.com/ Alpha Romeo Tango military art show held at Cape Fear Studios by ALYSON HANSEN EVENT ALYSON HANSEN, Staff Writer. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcom- ingweekly.com. (910) 484-6200 "Sinter and Me"by Steve Opet "Freedom" by Toya Hall "Rat Rod" by Warren Baker (Photos of military art courtesy Cape Fear Studios) Print and Business Services 910-860-1220 All in one place. NEW!!! HOPE MILLS LOCATION NOW OPEN 3333 N. Main St. | Near the DMV & Post Office 439 WESTWOOD SHOPPING CENTER | FORT BRAGG MINI-MALL, REILLY ROAD SEND PRINT REQUESTS TO PRINT2974@GMAIL.COM Get 300 copies today Open business mailbox Shred old papers Get quote on grand-opening banner Order signage Get form notarized Pack and ship computer Return Amazon/Spectrum items TO-DO: MY TO-DO LIST IS NOW MY DONE LIST! Partner with our friendly team of shipping and prin ng experts to grow your business. TWO BROTHERS CATERING AT GATES FOUR GOLF AND COUNTY CLUB WEDDINGS | CORPORATE | MILITARY | SOCIAL | AND MORE! Call Two Brothers Catering to book your next event! 910.261.6584 | twobrotherscateringnc1@gmail.com www.thevinenc.com | www.twobrotherscateringnc.com

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