ARTISTICALLY SPEAKING-CALENDAR OF ART EVENTS

ARTISTICALLY SPEAKING
THE ARTS CALENDAR FOR

CALDWELL & CONTIGUOUS COUNTIES

(this page is updated daily, so check back frequently)

Caldwell Arts Council events are highlighted in yellow

Artist Opportunities – Visit http://ncartseveryday.org/arts-news/current-artist-opportunities/

Hot off the ‘press” is the current edition of CAROLINA ARTS – http://www.carolinaarts.com/217/217carolinaarts-sp.pdf

 

Current and upcoming events below this section

continuing through FEBRUARY 25 – HICKORY – Full Circle Arts of Hickory photography exhibition/competition “50 Shades: Black and White Photography.”    www.fullcirclearts.org; 828-322-7545

continuing through FEBRUARY 25 – MORGANTON – Burke Arts Council presents “Nysie Hurst & David Francisco “Figuring It Out” exhibit www.burkearts.org

continuing through FEBRUARY 27 – Julian Phelps exhibition at Lenoir-Rhyne University in The Rudisill Library

continuing through  FEBRUARY 28 – Hiddenite Arts highlights Alexander County artists in NW NC Visitor Center exhibit; 2121 East Highway 421 in North Wilkesboro; www.nwncvisitorcenter.com.

continuing now through FEBRUARY 28 – HIDDENITE – The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Emerging Artists Wall exhibit space will feature photographer Hannah Cone in an exhibit entitled, “A Tribute to Chimney Tops, Gatlinburg”  and the Lucas Mansion space will host an exhibit honoring winners of the Rocky Face Photo contest on the second floor of the mansion. – 316 Hiddenite Church Road; www.hiddenitearts.org 828-632-6966

continuing through FEBRUARY 28 – NORTH WILKESBORO – Alexander artists featured in the NC Visitor Center Exhibit, 2121 East Highway 421 in North Wilkesboro; www.nwncvisitorcenter.com

now through FEBRUARY 28 – HIDDENITE – In observance of Black History Month 2017, the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center in partnership with the Alexander County Branch NAACP present an exhibit offering thematic interpretations from the contributions and lives of African American athletes, their specific sports, and the achievements won by their perseverance. An artists reception and opening will be held Sunday, February 5, 3-4:30pm.  828-632-6966; www.hiddenitearts.org

continuing through MARCH 8 – BLOWING ROCK – “A Town Within A Town: History of the Junaluska Community” at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

continuing through MARCH 25 – BLOWING ROCK – “Everyman Jack: Stories & Illustrations by Gail E. Haley” at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

now through  APRIL 1 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council presents the exhibit “Lost And Found” featuring artists Jane Wells Harrison, Laura Faulkenberry, Savannah Tester – and the exhibit “Fixtures, Contraptions, and Other Composites” featuring sculptural artwork by Sara Good. Opening reception February 3, 5-7pm hosted by Caldwell County Society of Administrative Educational Office Professionals (CCSAEOP) – free/open to the public Tuesday-Friday 9-5 & Saturdays 10-3. 828-754-2486; www.caldwellarts.com

continuing through APRIL 8 – BLOWING ROCK – “Andy Warhol: Six Silkscreen Prints” at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

continuing through APRIL 23 – HICKORY – Art Exhibit: WOMAN MADE: Women Artists from the Hickory Museum of Art Collection; opening reception January 19, 5:30-7:30pm

 

CURRENT EVENTS

FEBRUARY 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

 

FEBRUARY 21 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art presents “Portfolio Building for Teens”, 4-5:30pm for Middle & High School Students. http://hickoryart.org/teen-adult-classes/

FEBRUARY 20-26 – NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre presents “Treasure Island” https://thegreenroomtheatre.org 828-464-6128

FEBRUARY 25 (2 sessions class) – HICKORY - Fused Glass Mountain Scene (2 session class) ages teen-adult; cost $85; must pre-pay by Feb. 4.  Make a mixed-media fused glass mountain scene from crushed, recycled wine bottle frit. Approx. finished size is 11.5x8. Sizes may vary depending on availability of frames.  Session 1 Feb. 11, 10am-12noon – 2-2.5 hours. We learn about glass co-efficiency and compatibility and will paint the background of our shadow box and frame, and prepare frit ‘mountains’ for fusing.  In Session 2 Feb. 25, 10am-12noon, 1-2.5 hours, we shape, cut grind and glue the glass mountain shapes onto the prepared surface for a finished mountain landscape.  To register email teenastewart412@gmail.com or call (707) 980-0317.

FEBRUARY 23 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council presents Appalachian State University’s Steely Pan Band to Caldwell County students at the JE Broyhill Civic Center

FEBRUARY 23 – LENOIR – Dailey and Vincent show at the Broyhill Civic Center 7:30pm; Award winning bluegrass duo http://www.broyhillcenter.com

FEBRUARY 23 – LENOIR – Quiz Bowl and Essay Contest 6pm at MLK Jr Center; 828-757-2170 FREE

FEBRUARY 23 – MORGANTON – “Pippin” on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

FEBRUARY 24 – NATIONAL CALL FOR ARTISTS – (sample CFA from Professional Artist Magazine; subscribe to the digital edition at http://professionalartistmag.com and receive weekly CFAs) – “At Professional Artist magazine, we know that inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes, and we want to see what inspires you. Submit a photo of your muse along with an image of the artwork it inspired, and your shots could be published in the August/September 2017 issue of Professional Artist. http://www.professionalartistmag.com/musemadness/

FEBRUARY 24 – VALDESE – Old Rock School in Valdese presents Vintage Jazz Dance bi-annual student recital “Dance Around the World”. Vintage Jazz Dance is a dance studio specializing in dance styles from the 20’s to today, 7pm, $5/seat; vintagejazznc.com

FEBRUARY 24-25 DEADLINE FOR MARCH 2-APRIL 29 EVENT – CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS – Alexander County Library CFA-Photographers (local and regional) to participate in the exhibit “Ask Me What I Remember: Images of Perseverance” inspired by the book “Blue” by Joyce Hostetter about the 1940s polio epidemic in Catawba County. Contact Miranda Burgin at mirandaburgin@gmail.com or 828-632-2256 or Laura Crooks at lcrooks@alexandercountync.gov or 828-632-4058

FEBRUARY 24-25 – HICKORY - Hickory Community Theatre presents “The Drowning Girls” on the Fireman’s Kitchen Stage; https://hickorytheatre.org 828-328-2283

FEBRUARY 25 – NEWTON – Newton-Conover Auditorium Cinema Social “Frozen Sing Along” 11am & 4pm www.newton-conoverauditorium.com

FEBRUARY 25 – BOONE – In/Visible Theatre presents Acting Classes – Improve your Improv 10am-1pm with Instructor Wendy Piper – to be held at Appalachian Rhythm Studio, 249 Wilson Drive in Boone. Email info@invisibletheatrenc.org to enroll. Spaces limited. Visit www.invisbletheatrenc.org for more information.

FEBRUARY 25 – WEST JEFFERSON – The Ashe County Arts Council is sponsoring the Soul Whisper Collage workshop from 1-4pm with facilitator Pat Morrison – pre-register at 336-846-2787

FEBRUARY 26 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art presents Coffee in the Coe with HMA Collections Manager Clarissa Starnes, 10:30 a.m. Discussion will focus on the Museum’s collection of Southern contemporary folk art. www.hickoryart.org RSVP to 828-327-8576

FEBRUARY 27 – MORGANTON – Burke Arts Council presents “Celebrate Wine Glass Painting” with instructor Diane Enger, 5:30-8pm; www.burkearts.org

FEBRUARY 27 – LENOIR – Kay & Patrick Crouch perform their duo at the 1841 Cafe during the Caldwell County Rotary Chili Cook-Off (11am-1:30pm $7 at the door, $6 in advance)

FEBRUARY 27 – HICKORY – Channel your inner blacksmith – make your own forged metal jewelry at Ellen Ball Studios located at Harmony Arts Collaborative, 730 First Avenue SW in Hickory; 6-8pm; call 828-320-2005 to register; www.ellenballstudios.com 

FEBRUARY 27-28 – LENOIR – Cold read Auditions at 7pm for “A Midsummer Night’s Roller Disco” (to be performed April 20-23) with Foothills Performing Arts at the JE Broyhill Civic Center; www.fpatheatre.org

FEBRUARY 28, MARCH 7, 14 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art presents Drawing & Painting Animals art class for kids K-3rd grade, 4-5pm; http://hickoryart.org/youth-classes/

ARTIST/CRAFTER CALL FOR MAY 6 HUDSON Butterfly Festival – register at http://ncbutterflyfest.com or call 828-726-1009 (rain date May 13th)

 

MARCH 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

MARCH 2 – BOONE - Join the Watauga Arts Council and instructor Raney Rogers for an Arty Party and paint “Yellow Roses” 5:30-7:30pm www.watauga-arts.org

MARCH 2-4 – HICKORY – CALL FOR ARTISTS for March 16-April 22 exhibit – Full Circle Arts of Hickory seeks artists to enter work for a new themed exhibition entitled “Connections.” Expand your creativity and venture into the meaning of your artwork by using your interpretative skills in summoning up the idea of “Connections” in your work. The show will be judged and juried for acceptance with cash awards to top winners. Details at www.fullcirclearts.org or 828-322-7545

MARCH 2-APRIL 29 – ALEXANDER COUNTY – The Alexander County Library will feature the exhibit “Ask Me What I Remember: Images of Perseverance” featuring work by local and regional photographers. The exhibit is inspired by the work of NC author Joyce Hostetter and her landmark young adult novel, “Blue,” set in Catawba County and telling the story of the polio epidemic in our region during the 1940s. (PHOTOGRAPHERS deadline to participate is February 24-25);  contact mirandaburgin@gmail.com or 828-632-2256 or Laura Crooks lcrooks@alexandercountync.gov or 828-632-4058 for more information.

MARCH 2-4 – CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR MARCH 16-APRIL 22 EXHIBIT – HICKORY – Full Circle Arts “Connections” is an exhibition open to all visual artists; entries will be juried for acceptance and judged for prizes; all details at www.fullcirclearts.org or 828-322-7545.

MARCH 2-4 – Hickory Community Theatre presents “The Drowning Girls” on the Fireman’s Kitchen Stage; https://hickorytheatre.org 828-328-2283

MARCH 3 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Soup, Salad & Strings Luncheon Music Series with the Tesla Quartet, 11:45 a.m. in the Keiser Community Room at the SALT Block – wonderful music & fun, catered lunch, wine/beer;  828-324-8603; www.wpsymphony.org

MARCH 3 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art presents “IMAGE*INATION” Catawba Valley Camera Club exhibition; www.hickoryart.org

MARCH 3 – VALDESE – Rhonda Vincent and the Rage to perform at Old Rick School, 400 west Main Street, Valdese

MARCH 4 – LENOIR – March’s Featured Artist at the Lenoir Library will be Sigrid Hice “Creative Book Making” – 10-11:30am – Children’s Session; 12:30-2pm Adults Session.  This FREE event is for ages 8 and up. Space is limited and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling 757-1270.

MARCH 4 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Chamber Classics Series #3 featuring TESLA Quartet, 7:30pm, Drendel Auditorium at the SALT Block; 828-324-8603; www.wpsymphony.org

MARCH 4 – MORGANTON – Burke Arts Council presents “Fused Glass Pendants” class 10am-1pm with instructor Diane Enger; www.burkearts.org

MARCH 4 - BOONE – Join the Watauga Arts Council and instructor Raney Rogers for an Arty Party and paint your pet, 10:30am-2:30pm www.watauga-arts.org

MARCH 4 – BOONE – In/Visible Theatre presents Acting Classes – Exploring Character – with instructor Adrian Rieder, 10am-1pm. to be held at Appalachian Rhythm Studio, 249 Wilson Drive in Boone. Email info@invisibletheatrenc.org to enroll. Spaces limited. Visit www.invisbletheatrenc.org for more information.

MARCH 4 & 11 – BOONE - Join the Watauga Arts Council and instructor JoAnn Pippin from 1-4pm and Paint What You Eat www.watauga-arts.org

MARCH 5 – BOONE – In/Visible Theatre presents Acting Classes – Auditions with Karen Sabo 2-5pm to be held at Appalachian Rhythm Studio, 249 Wilson Drive in Boone. Email info@invisibletheatrenc.org to enroll. Spaces limited. Visit www.invisbletheatrenc.org for more information.

MARCH 6 – LENOIR – A new series of Music Together classes will be held at the Harper School for young children up to 7 years of age; www.theharperschool.org; 828-754-2297

MARCH 6 – MORGANTON – Burke Arts Council presents “Double-Strand Leather and Wire Work Bracelet” 1-4pm with instructor Diane Enger; www.burkearts.org

MARCH 6 – HICKORY - Channel your inner blacksmith – make your own forged metal jewelry at Ellen Ball Studios located at Harmony Arts Collaborative, 730 First Avenue SW in Hickory; 6-8pm; call 828-320-2005 to register; www.ellenballstudios.com 

MARCH 8 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council presents “Greg Kennedy: Innovative Juggler – Kinetics” – a STEM based program -  to Caldwell County students at the JE Broyhill Civic Center

MARCH 9 – MORGANTON – “Cinderella” Russian National Ballet Theatre on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

MARCH 9 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art presents a Winter Garden Floral Art Reception 6:30-8:30pm in the Coe Gallery, where you may see artistic floral arrangements inspired by select works in HMA’s exhibition WOMAN MADE. RSVP at 828-327-8576

MARCH 9-12 – HICKORY - Hickory Community Theatre presents “The Drowning Girls” on the Fireman’s Kitchen Stage; https://hickorytheatre.org 828-328-2283

MARCH 10-19 – NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre presents “The Quirky Quest to Find the Unicorn’s Ukulele” https://www.thegreenroomtheatre.org 828-464-6128

MARCH 10 DEADLINE FOR APRIL 8 EVENT – Middle & High School students invited to submit their applications for the Middle School Poetry Recitation Competition (Caldwell County students only) and the High School Shakespeare Monologue Competition (Caldwell & Contiguous students). Details at 828-754-2486; www.caldwellarts.com

MARCH 11 – LENOIR – Caldwell Traditional Musicians Showcase “Handmade and Heartfelt” 7:30pm JE Broyhill Civic Center; tickets available at www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407 – featuring original music, Brazilian, Cajun, Country, Gospel and Bluegrass music

MARCH 11 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art presents Winter Garden Floral Workshops – two hands-on workshops will be led by accredited floral designers 10am-12noon “Totally Trending Techniques” and 1-3pm “From Your Home” RSVP at 828-327-8576

MARCH 11 - BOONE – Join the Watauga Arts Council and instructor JoAnn Pippin from 1-4pm and Paint What You Eat www.watauga-arts.org

MARCH 12 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art presents an Afternoon Art Tea in the Coe Gallery 5-6:30pm; RSVP at 828-327-8576

MARCH 14, 21, 28, APRIL 4 – MORGANTON – Burke Arts Council presents a Stained Glass for Beginners class (4-week session) with instructor Dan Hoyle; 5:30-8pm; www.burkearts.org

MARCH 15 APPLICATION DEADLINE – BLOWING ROCK - The Blowing Rock Historical Society is seeking artists or small groups of artists (from Watauga, Ashe, Avery, Wilkes, Caldwell, Burke, Catawba and Alleghany counties) interested in exhibiting their work for a week during the 2017 Artists in Residence program at Edgewood Cottage in Blowing Rock, which typically runs from mid-June through mid-August. Interested artists contact Reba White, President BRHS at 828-414-9345 home or 505-400-7585 cell or email brockhistorical@gmail.com

MARCH 16 – MORGANTON – The High Kings on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

MARCH 16 – BOONE – Join the Watauga Arts Council and instructor Raney Rogers for an Arty Party and paint “Spring Snow” www.watauga-arts.org

MARCH 16 – HICKORY - Channel your inner blacksmith – make your own forged metal jewelry at Ellen Ball Studios located at Harmony Arts Collaborative, 730 First Avenue SW in Hickory; 6-8pm; call 828-320-2005 to register; www.ellenballstudios.com 

MARCH 16-APRIL 22 – HICKORY – Full Circle Arts presents “Connections” Competition/Exhibition with opening reception March 16 6-8pm with refreshments and awards presentation. www.fullcirclearts.org or 828-322-7545

MARCH 17 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Soup, Salad & Strings Luncheon Music Series with the Tesla Quartet and Maeve Gilchrist, 11:45 a.m. in the Keiser Community Room at the SALT Block; 828-324-8603; www.wpsymphony.org

MARCH 17-18 – HICKORY – Hickory Community Theatre presents “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe” on the main stage; https://hickorytheatre.org 828-328-2283

MARCH 18 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Masterworks IV – the world premier of “In Pursuit: A Concerto for Lever Harp and Orchestra.” , 7:30pm; PE Monroe Auditorium at LRU: www.wpsymphony.org

MARCH 18 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents the Florence Flapjack Fundraiser for their programs 8am-11am; www.florenceartschool.org

MARCH 18 – MORGANTON – Burke Arts Council presents Saturday Watercolor Class with instructor Kathi Yarnall, 10am-3pm; www.burkearts.org

MARCH 18 – BOONE – Join the Watauga Arts Council and instructor Raney Rogers for an Arty Party and paint “Cherry Blossoms” www.watauga-arts.org

MARCH 20 – HUDSON – CCC&TI’s Performing Artists Series presents Kay and Patrick Crouch – Americana Roots and Branches – Free/Open to the public, room B100 on the Hudson campus.  Kay and Patrick Crouch will present Americana Roots and Branches, celebrating the popularity of Americana Music in the 21st Century. They will be playing music from Americana Music Honors and Awards winners.  www.cccti.edu

MARCH 20 DEADLINE FOR EXHIBITION – ROCKY MOUNT – The Maria V. Howard Arts Center is accepting entries for the 2017 Juried Art Show; this and more opportunities are on their website at: http://imperialcentre.org/arts-center/artist-opportunities/

MARCH 23 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA presents “Dreams of the Impossible” with Nelson Illusions; www.commaonline.org

MARCH 23 – HICKORY - Channel your inner blacksmith – make your own forged metal jewelry at Ellen Ball Studios located at Harmony Arts Collaborative, 730 First Avenue SW in Hickory; 6-8pm; call 828-320-2005 to register; www.ellenballstudios.com 

MARCH 23-26 – HICKORY – Hickory Community Theatre presents “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe” on the main stage; https://hickorytheatre.org 828-328-2283

MARCH 23, 24, 25 & 30, 31 & APRIL 1 – HUDSON – Town of Hudson Dinner Theatre at the HUB features the Wooten/Hope/Jones comedy, “Farce of Nature.” This is a hilarious romp, with mistaken identities, disguises and bedlam as a person in the Witness Protection Program has to hole up in an Arkansas Fishing Lodge, the “Reel ‘em Inn,” for a weekend! www.townofhudsonnc.com or email Keith Smith at cs@townofhudsonnc.com 828-728-8272

MARCH 24 – LENOIR – Kay & Patrick Crouch will perform their duo for the Helping Hands Pot ‘O Gold Celebration at the JE Broyhill Civic Center; https://www.facebook.com/helpinghandscliniclenoir MARCH 24 – HICKORY – Friday night preview party for the 20th Annual Catawba Valley Pottery & Antiques Festival, Hickory Metro Convention center, 7-10pm; www.catawbavalleypotteryfestival.org Tickets available now.

MARCH 25 – HICKORY – 20th Annual Catawba Valley Pottery & Antiques Festival at Hickory Metro Convention Center; details at www.catawbavalleypotteryfestival.org

MARCH 25 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents a Barn Quilt Square Workshop (2’ x 2’) with Renee Brooks 10am-4pm; www.florenceartschool.org

MARCH 27 – HICKORY - Channel your inner blacksmith – make your own forged metal jewelry at Ellen Ball Studios located at Harmony Arts Collaborative, 730 First Avenue SW in Hickory; 6-8pm; call 828-320-2005 to register; www.ellenballstudios.com 

MARCH 28 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council presents the NC Youth Tap Ensemble to Caldwell County students at the JE Broyhill Civic Center

MARCH 30-APRIL 2 – HICKORY – Hickory Community Theatre presents “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe” on the main stage; https://hickorytheatre.org 828-328-2283

MARCH 30-APRIL 2 – NEWTON - The Newton-Conover Auditorium and local composer and musician, Peter Corneliussen present his musical “The Darkest Side of Midnight,” a musical chronicling the last 7 days of Jesus’s life from the perspective of Mary Magdalene; www.newton-conoverauditorium.org

MARCH 31-APRIL 9 – NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre presents “Leading Ladies” https://thegreenroomtheatre.org 828-464-6128

 

 

APRIL 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

APRIL 4 – MORGANTON – “Jump, Jive and Wail” Featuring The Jive Aces on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

APRIL 5 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council presents “Steve Trash: Rockin’ Eco Hero” – a STEM-based program – to Caldwell County students at the JE Broyhill Civic Center

APRIL 6 – LENOIR – Tucker’s Barn Singer-Songwriter Series – details at 828-754-2297 or www.theharperschool.org  

APRIL 6 – HICKORY - Channel your inner blacksmith – make your own forged metal jewelry at Ellen Ball Studios located at Harmony Arts Collaborative, 730 First Avenue SW in Hickory; 6-8pm; call 828-320-2005 to register; www.ellenballstudios.com 

APRIL 7-29 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council presents “Young At Art – The Middle & High School Student Art Show” – open Tuesday-Friday 9-5 & Saturdays 10-2; opening reception for this exhibit set for April 7, 3-6pm; 828-754-2486;  www.caldwellarts.com

APRIL 7– HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Soup, Salad & Strings Luncheon Music Series with the Tesla Quartet, 11:45 a.m. in the Keiser Community Room at the SALT Block; 828-324-8603; www.wpsymphony.org

APRIL 7 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents First Friday Workshop: Prayer Flags with Kelly Cameron 6-9pm, www.florenceartschool.org

APRIL 8 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council presents two competitions at the JE Broyhill Civic Center today.  8:30am-Middle School Poetry Recitation Competition and 12:30pm-High School Shakespeare Monologue Competition.  Public invited-free. 828-754-2486; www.caldwellarts.com

APRIL 8 – HICKORY - Western Piedmont Symphony Chamber Classics Series #4 featuring TESLA Quartet, 7:30pm, Drendel Auditorium at the SALT Block; 828-324-8603; www.wpsymphony.org

APRIL 10-11 – NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre presents “Little Red Riding Hood” https://thegreenroomtheatre.org 828-464-6128

APRIL 12 – HUDSON – CCC&TI’s Performing Artists Series presents the Music Faculty Guitar Quartet Concert (Justin Butler, Paul Holt, David Smith, Robert Steadman) 1pm in room B100 on the Hudson campus; free & open to the public.  www.cccti.edu

APRIL 13-16 – LENOIR – “A Midsummer Night’s Roller Disco” by William Shakespeare & Directed by Scott Woodard to be performed by Foothills Performing Arts on the Main Stage at the JE Broyhill Civic Center; A Midsummer Night’s Dream is re-imagined as a 1970’s disco spectacular set in a roller disco. The classic speech is paired with bright lights, outrageous costumes, non-traditional casting and 4 plots. Tickets: www.broyhillcenter.com or 828-726-2407

APRIL 15 – FERGUSON – Whippoorwill Academy and Village open on each 3rd Saturday through October; operated by Margaret Carter Martine and her husband, Dick Martine; mrmartine@gmail.com; 828-754-3047

APRIL 20 – STATESVILLE – Theatre! Statesville presents “The Spitfire Grill” https://www.facebook.com/TheatreStatesville/

APRIL 20-23 – LENOIR – Foothills Performing Arts presents “A Midsummer Night’s Roller Disco” JE Broyhill Civic Center; www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407

APRIL 22 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Masterworks V, 7:30pm PE Monroe Auditorium at LRU; www.wpsymphony.org; 828-324-8603

APRIL 22 – ALEXANDER COUNTY – Rockyfest – Live music 10am-6pm with a mix of traditional and roots music throughout the day, along with other activities. All details are at www.rockyfacepark.com/rockyfest or call 828-632-1093. Vendor applications being accepted for the 5th Annual RockyFest at Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area at http://rockyfacepark.com/rockyfest-vendor-application/

APRIL 27-28 – WILKESBORO – MERLEFEST tickets available now – http://merlefest.org

APRIL 29 – MARION – Artists & crafters in recovery from addiction, mental health challenges, and/or life in general are invited to participate in this event “Recovery Happens” on the Court House Lawn in Marion from 3pm-7pm. To participate, contact Rebekah McCloy, rebekah.mccloy@smokymountaincenter.com or 828-759-2160 ext. 3357

APRIL 30 – CALDWELL COUNTY ARTISTS CALL FOR JULY/AUGUST EXHIBIT – Foothills Arts Council in Elkin call for Caldwell County, Alexander County, Iredell County artists to participate in Artreach South; email submission information by April 30th; danbutner@gmail.com foothillsartscouncil.org

 

 

MAY 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

MAY 2 – HUDSON – CCC&TI’s Performing Artist Series presents the CCC&TI Chorus concert under director Dr. Vincent Crist at 12:15pm in room B100 on the Hudson campus.  www.cccti.edu

MAY 4 – LENOIR – Tucker’s Barn Singer-Songwriter Series; 828-754-2297; www.theharperschool.org

MAY 4 – HUDSON – CCC&TI’s Performing Artist Series presents the CCC&TI Chorus concert under the direction of Dr. Vincent Crist at St. James Episcopal Church, 12:15pm, 806 College Ave SW, Lenoir – free & open to the public. www.cccti.edu

MAY 4 – MORGANTON – “Artrageous” on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

MAY 5 DEADLINE FOR JUNE 8-21 EVENT – MORGANTON – Grace Ridge Retirement Community in Morganton will host the 3rd Annual Creative Age Invitational Senior Art Exhibit, open to pro & non-pro artists age 60 and over in NC.  Details at http://www.graceridge.org/art/ and artwork can be submitted at http://www.graceridge.org/call-for-artist-2/.  Walker Marketing (Kristine Goodyear) is coordinating – 704-262-1112

MAY 5-21 – NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre presents “All Shook Up” https://thegreenroomtheatre.org 828-464-6128

MAY 6 – HUDSON – The Town of Hudson is hosting the Annual Butterfly Festival on May 6, 9am-6pm. Crafters and artisans booth spaces available; applications at http://www.ncbutterflyfest.com or 828-726-1009.  Rain date is set for May 13.

MAY 7 – LENOIR – Harper Concert Band performance scheduled; www.theharperschool.org; 828-754-2297

MAY 12-13 – HICKORY – Hickory Community Theatre presents “Rent” on the Main Stage – https://hickorytheatre.org 828-328-2283

MAY 13 – NEWTON – Newton Conover Auditorium Cinema Social presents “Mamma Mia! The Movie 3pm; www.newton-conoverauditorium.com supporting the Women’s Resource Center

MAY 15 – LENOIR – Recital by students of the Harper School of Performing Arts; www.theharperschool.org or 828-754-2297

MAY 18-21 – HICKORY – Hickory Community Theatre presents “Rent” on the Main Stage – https://hickorytheatre.org 828-328-2283

MAY 20 – LENOIR – Henry Cho, actor, comedian and rancher – an Asian with a Southern accent - JE Broyhill Civic Center; www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407

MAY 20 – LENOIR – Hues & Brews, meet artists and craft brewers in downtown Lenoir - a fundraiser event of the Caldwell Arts Council; 828-754-2486; www.caldwellarts.com

MAY 20 - FERGUSON – Whippoorwill Academy and Village’s TOM DOOLEY DAY (live music, old-time demonstrations on many crafts and skills that are almost forgotten, cloggers, Appalachian toys, blacksmithing, wood working, flint napping, fireplace cooking, authors, art, drama performances, lectures about early rifles and guns, Civil War artifacts, collecting and much more). Interested vendors may request applications now by contacting Margaret Carter Martine: mrmartine@gmail.com or PO Box 268, Ferguson NC 28624.  Whippoorwill Academy and Village will then be open on each 3rd Saturday through October

MAY 22 – LENOIR – Recital by students of the Harper School of Performing Arts; www.theharperschool.org or 828-754-2297

MAY 25-28 – HICKORY – Hickory Community Theatre presents “Rent” on the Main Stage – https://hickorytheatre.org 828-328-2283

 

 

JUNE 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

JUNE 1 - LENOIR – Tucker’s Barn Singer-Songwriter Series; 828-754-2297; www.theharperschool.org

JUNE 1-4 – HICKORY – Hickory Community Theatre presents “Rent” on the Main Stage – https://hickorytheatre.org 828-328-2283

JUNE 2-18 – NEWTON – The Green Room community Theatre presents “Boeing Boeing” https://thegreenroomtheatre.org 828-464-6128

JUNE 3 – NEWTON – Newton-Conover Auditorium Cinema Social presents “Dirty Dancing Dance Along 4pm dance class, move at 6pm in support of the Louis Nummery School of Ballet. www.newton-conoverauditorium.com

JUNE 8-21 – MORGANTON – 3rd Annual Creative Age Invitational Senior Art Exhibit at Grace Ridge Retirement Community; http://www.graceridge.org/art/

JUNE 17 - FERGUSON – Whippoorwill Academy and Village open on each 3rd Saturday through October; operated by Margaret Carter Martine and her husband, Dick Martine; mrmartine@gmail.com; 828-754-3047

JUNE 23 – NEWTON – Newton-Conover Auditorium Cinema Social presents “Jurassic Park” www.newton-conoverauditorium.com supporting the Catawba Science Center

JUNE 24 – CALDWELL COUNTY – Art Around Caldwell Studio Tour – tour artists studios throughout Caldwell County

 

 

JULY 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

JULY 6 - LENOIR – Tucker’s Barn Singer-Songwriter Series; 828-754-2297; www.theharperschool.org

JULY 11-AUGUST 3 – LENOIR – Summer Guitar Group at the Harper School of Performing Arts – Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-7pm- contact 828-754-2297 or www.theharperschool.org

JULY 11-AUGUST 3 – LENOIR – Music Seminar at the Harper School of Performing Arts – Tuesdays & Thursdays 7-8pm– contact 828-754-2297 or www.theharperschool.org

JULY 15 - FERGUSON – Whippoorwill Academy and Village open on each 3rd Saturday through October; operated by Margaret Carter Martine and her husband, Dick Martine; mrmartine@gmail.com; 828-754-3047

JULY 17-18 AND 24-25 – AUDITIONS for the classic musical, “Annie” at the HUB in the town of Hudson will be these dates, with call backs on Monday, July 31stwww.townofhudsonnc.com or email Keith Smith cs@townofhudsonnc.com 828-728-8272

JULY 17-20 & 24-27 – LENOIR – 2017 Camp Treble hosted by the James C Harper School of Performing Arts – a two-week summer music camp experience Monday-Thursday both weeks, 10am-4pm with a follow-up concert July 28th. theharperschool.org or 828-754-2297

JULY 24-AUGUST 9 – HUDSON – Jack Tales free children’s camp offered to Caldwell county youth –the oral traditions of the Jack Tales will come to life in this productions. The Jack Tales typically involve a young hero named Jack who is thrown onto the road to adulthood and must overcome obstacles with bravery, intelligence and trickery. Children will learn basics of acting, how to stage a play, adapt the stories into scripts, make costumes and set pieces, and perform in front of audience. This is the perfect opportunity to introduce young actors and theatre technicians to the art; Then performances will occur August 10-12!  Contact Foothills Performing Arts at 828-726-2318 or www.fpatheatre.org

 

 

 

AUGUST 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

AUGUST 3 - LENOIR – Tucker’s Barn Singer-Songwriter Series; 828-754-2297; www.theharperschool.org

AUGUST 6 – LENOIR – Harper Concert Band performance; www.theharperschool.org; 828-754-2297

AUGUST 7-11 – LENOIR – Beginning Band Camp to be held at the Harper School for students starting band at school this year; 828-754-2297 or www.theharperschool.org

AUGUST 10-12 – LENOIR – Foothills Performing Arts presents “Jack Tales” JE Broyhill Civic Center; www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407. This is the culmination of the free children’s acting camp (above)offered to Caldwell County youth by the FPA. Jack Tales are based on Appalachian folk tales, and retell the adventures of a young hero thrown on the road to adulthood, overcoming obstacles with bravery, intelligence and trickery.

AUGUST 19 - FERGUSON – Whippoorwill Academy and Village open on each 3rd Saturday through October; operated by Margaret Carter Martine and her husband, Dick Martine; mrmartine@gmail.com; 828-754-3047

 

SEPTEMBER 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

SEPTEMBER 7 - LENOIR – Tucker’s Barn Singer-Songwriter Series; 828-754-2297; www.theharperschool.org

SEPTEMBER 15-16 - FERGUSON – Whippoorwill Academy and Village DANIEL BOONE FESTIVAL -  (live music, old-time demonstrations on many crafts and skills that are almost forgotten, cloggers, Appalachian toys, blacksmithing, wood working, flint napping, fireplace cooking, authors, art, drama performances, lectures about early rifles and guns, Civil War artifacts, collecting and much more). Interested vendors may request applications now by contacting Margaret Carter Martine: mrmartine@gmail.com or PO Box 268, Ferguson NC 28624. 

 

 

OCTOBER 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

OCTOBER 19-20-21 AND 26-27-28 – HUDSON – The classic musical, “Annie,” will be presented at the HUB. “Annie” tells the classic cartoon tale of Little Orphan Annie and Daddy Warbucks as Annie and her dog, Sandy, seek love and the family that Annie has always desired. www.townofhudsonnc.com or email Keith Smith at cs@townofhudsonnc.com 828-728-8272

OCTOBER 20-21 – LENOIR – The Smoking In The Foothills website is live with information about this year’s event, artist/crafter/vendor calls, etc. www.smokinginthefoothills.com

OCTOBER 21 - FERGUSON – Whippoorwill Academy and Village open; operated by Margaret Carter Martine and her husband, Dick Martine; mrmartine@gmail.com; 828-754-3047

 

NOVEMBER 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

 

 

DECEMBER 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

DECEMBER 9 – LENOIR – Home For The Holidays – the annual Harper School of Performing Arts fundraiser and home tour. details at www.theharperschool.org or 828-754-2297

DECEMBER 10 – LENOIR – Harper Concert Band performance; www.theharperschool.org 828-754-2297