ARTISTICALLY SPEAKING-CALENDAR OF ART EVENTS

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CALLS FOR ARTISTS

CALL FOR ARTISTS – DEADLINE/DELIVER APRIL 18, 20, 21 - Full Circle Arts Sixth Annual Tiny Art Show May 3 thru June 2, 2018 Full Circle Arts is looking for artists, sixteen (16) or older, in the greater Hickory area to enter their next exhibition, which will be one for small works of art. Small works can be put in many places in the home or office to give the owner pleasure every time he/she looks at it.  Generally, pieces of "tiny art" are very affordable and make wonderful gifts.  Make no mistake, tiny works are just as demanding and difficult for the artist to create and portray as larger paintings and sculptures, but they project an intimate quality and appeal to the imagination in all of us.  Awards: The show may be juried by a committee of the Full Circle Arts Board, depending on space available. Ribbons will be awarded by a judge and there will also be a People’s Choice award.  Up to five entries for $10   A registration form is available on the website. Reception: Thursday, May 17, 5:30-8:00pm at Full Circle Arts, as part of Downtown Hickory’s Art Crawl Kick-off party.  Deliver art to Full Circle Arts, 42-B Third St. NW, Hickory, (next door to McGuire’s Pub), 828-322-7545 Info@fullcirclearts.org

CALL FOR ARTISTS – DEADLINE MAY 4 FOR MAY 19 EVENT - Hues & Brews will be on May 19, 2018 at inside the warehouse at Granite Falls Brewing – Artists who have not participated before must be juried in by May 4, 2018.  Send 3 good quality jpg images of the types of handmade items to be displayed at your booth. We reserve the right to use these images for promotional services. Work must be created solely by the artist. Two artists may share a booth, but please limit to no more than two media per booth (i.e., pottery & paintings).  No manufactured items and no reselling of mass-produced items.  When sending your images, title the images to include your name, title of work, media & size if applicable – for example: MCCOYCATHY-ROSES CARD-ACRYLIC-5X7.jpg.  Once approved, a booth fee of $35 needs to be received no later than May 11, 2018.  All artists, please complete and return the application at huesandbrews.org

CALL FOR ARTISTS - Applications are ready to send to interested art and craft vendors for the Tom Dooley event on May 19th at Whippoorwill Academy in Ferguson NC. This will be the 150th anniversary since poor Tom was hanged (wrongfully, many of us believe). Contact Margaret Carter Martine: mrmartine@gmail.com for an application

CALL FOR ARTISTS – DEADLINE 5/18 FOR 6/15-17 EVENT – Mooresville Arts is partnering with the Mill to bring a three-day, indoor fine arts festival to Mooresville NC during the weekend of June 15-17. Applications and information at www.artsatthemill.com; 704-830-8600

CALL FOR ARTISTS – DEADLINE 6/1 FOR 6/23 EVENT - ART AROUND CALDWELL STUDIO TOUR  -– www.caldwellarts.com

CALL FOR SINGER SONGWRITERS – 6/17 DEADLINE FOR 7/13 EVENT – The North Carolina Blackberry Festival is hosting the Blackberry Jam Singer-Songwriter Competition on Friday, July 13, 2018.  All songwriters are encouraged to submit their original song clips for consideration to compete live for cash prizes at the NC Blackberry Festival. Deadline is midnight on Sunday, June 17. Complete list of rules and guidelines available at www.ncblackberryfestival.com/blackberryjam

CALL FOR ARTISTS – ONGOING – VALDESE - New Window Gallery of Valdese NC is in its second year of offering choice works of art from local and regional artists in its two large gallery windows, lit 24 hrs. a day, and can be seen from the curb.. There is no charge to exhibit art work and it is an excellent opportunity to make the public aware of local artistic talent. So far there have been many examples of artistic talent including; sculpture, glass work, calligraphy, acrylic, watercolor and oil paintings, drawings, screen printing, pottery and clay work. Mark or David Mench are your contacts at the New Window Gallery (Play It Again Records Building) 150 West Main St., Valdese. Phone: 828-874-1800

 

 

APRIL 2018 EVENTS & DEADLINES

APRIL 19 – BLOWING ROCK – What happens when fossil fuels run out? A documentary which profiles communities as they transition away from a coal-based economy, “After Coal” profiles inspiring individuals who are building a new future in the coalfields of eastern Kentucky and South Wales. Tom Hansell and Dr. Pat Beaver will lead a discussion of the film after the screening from 6-8pm at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

APRIL 19, 20, 21 – HUDSON – Hudson Uptown Building presents the Southern Comedy “The Savannah Sipping Society”; http://www.townofhudsonnc.com/hudson-uptown-building; 828-726-8871; 145 Cedar Valley Road, Hudson.  This delightful Jones/Hope/Wooten comedy tells of four Southern Women who meet and form a deep friendship as they develop their social skills in a laugh-a-minute script. There is also poignancy as they care for each other through life’s traumas and challenges.

APRIL 19, 26 & MAY 3 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art youth art classes “Earth Day Art” for K-3rd Grade at Hickory Museum of Art 4-5pm; www.hickoryart.org

APRIL 19-May 24 – NORTH WILKESBORO – Wilkes Art Gallery presents a Watercolor Class with Eddie Kent Tallent 5:30-7:30pm 336-667-2841

APRIL 19 – HIDDENITE - Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center Presents “Explore NC Heritage Fair” open to the public 8:30am-11:30am at the Center’s Educational Complex (70 Hiddenite Church Road). Admission is $5/person.; 828-632-6966 or www.hiddenitearts.org

APRIL 20 – BOONE – Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas perform at the Jones House: http://www.joneshouse.org/indoor-concerts

APRIL 21 – HICKORY – Kathryn and Kevin Acoustic Vocal Duo will perform at the Hickory Farmers Market 9am-12:30pm; facebook.com/Kathryn-and-Kevin-Acoustic-Vocal-Duo

APRIL 20-27 DEADLINE FOR MAY/JUNE EXHIBIT – HICKORY – Alexander County Library and Hickory Museum of Art present “She Persisted: Coretta Scott King and Women of the Civil Rights Movement” – a multimedia, group art exhibition in which artists interpret the words, lives, and legacies of women whose sacrifices helped form a more perfect Union.  Exhibit dates May 7-June 30; Submissions due to the Alexander Library at 77 First Ave SW in Taylorsville April 20-27. Artists are encouraged to submit 2 pieces each, one piece will hang at the Alexander Library and one will hang at the HMA’s off-site “Around Town” exhibit space at Atlanta bread Company. For more info contact mirandaburgin@gmail.com or call 828-632-4058.

APRIL 21 – WEST JEFFERSON – Mixed Media with Acrylic class with instructor Kelly Cameron at the Florence Jefferson Art School; florenceartschool.org

APRIL 21 – HIDDENITE – The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center presents “Crafts For Mommy and Me” – Moms and their children will enjoy this special opportunity to create crafts together. Participants will read a short children’s story and then create a craft based on the book.  Tactile materials and color mixing lessons will be used to add exciting textures and bright colors to the craft.  www.hiddenitearts.org

APRIL 21 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art “Growing A Greener Future” – an Earth Day Celebration 10am-2pm – www.hickoryart.org

APRIL 21 – NORTH WILKESBORO – Wilkes Art Gallery one-day class Stamped Leather with Debora Mauser 10am-1pm; 336-667-2841

APRIL 21 – WEST JEFFERSON – Mixed Media for Beginners with Kelly Cameron, 10am-3pm at Florence Thomas Art School; florenceartschool.org

APRIL 23-24 – WEST JEFFERSON – Silver Jewelry for Beginners with Zoe Nelson at Florence Thomas Art School; www.florenceartschool.org

APRIL 24 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium presents RENT – 20th Anniversary Tour; 828-433-show or www.commaonline.org

APRIL 26 – BLOWING ROCK – Scholars & Scones at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum – “The Green Bean Capital of the World: Johnson County, Tennessee” 11am-12:00pm www.blowingrockmuseum.org

APRIL 26 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Heritage Museum presents Poetry in LA (Lenoir Area) with local poet Laura Sedlacek (writing as LB Sedlacek), 6pm at the Museum; donations accepted

APRIL 26 – WEST JEFFERSON – Art Party with Raney Rogers 6-8pm at Florence Thomas Art School; florenceartschool.org

APRIL 26 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art “Coffee in the Coe” 10:30-11:30a.m. – www.hickoryart.org

APRIL 26-29 – WILKESBORO – MERLEFEST – an annual “traditional plus” music festival held on the campus of Wilkes Community College; merlefest.org

APRIL 26-29 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art presents the Floral Tableaux Weekend – See paintings and sculpture come to life in the form of artistic floral arrangements inspired by select works in the exhibition. www.hickoryart.org Reception April 26th, 1-3pm

APRIL 27 – LENOIR – Poetry Caldwell at the Caldwell Arts Council featuring Suzette Bradshaw & open mic readers, 5:30-7pm www.caldwellarts.com 828-754-2486

APRIL 27 – HICKORY – Kathryn and Kevin Acoustic Vocal Duo will be performing at the Hickory Wine Shoppe 6:30-9:30pm; facebook.com/Kathryn-and-Kevin-Acoustic-Vocal-Duo

APRIL 27 – WILKESBORO – Patrick Crouch will be pickin’ a traditional set at Merlefest on the Plaza Stage with Mark Bumgarner at 4pm.

APRIL 27 – HUDSON – The Youth Ensemble Singers (YES) will perform their spring concert in the Hudson First Baptist Church Sanctuary, 345 Main Street, Hudson, at 7:30pm. The concert is free and open to the public, though donations will be received.  The Youth Ensemble Singers are a group of girls ages 8-18 who meet at Hudson First Baptist and practice a variety of music with harmony and parts. They sing hymns, spirituals, folk music, patriotic music, ballads, Broadway songs and more. Their Director is Keith Smith and their Accompanist is Gregory Knight. They will also have Matthew Davis as guest violinist. In addition to the ensemble, several of the girls will be performing solos and will be joined by an array of young talent throughout the Unifour area. This is a concert that will impress and delight, and you don’t want to miss it.  828-322-3169.  (No tickets are necessary, but please arrive early.)

APRIL 27 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium presents “Totally 80’s! Totally Murder! A Rockin’ Radical Night of Mystery by The Murder Mystery Company, 6pm – 828-433-SHOW

APRIL 28 – HUDSON -   On Saturday evening, April 28th, 2018, the Caldwell Men's Chorus will present their annual spring concert at 7:30 PM at Lenoir Presbyterian Church, 1002 Kirkwood Street NW Lenoir 28645.  The Men's Chorus will be joined by special guests, LYRA, a Russian choral ensemble from St. Petersburg, Russia.  LYRA performs Russian folk music and church music in their native tongue, then discusses the music in English.  The Caldwell Men's Chorus will present an eclectic blend of secular and sacred music, including ballads, folk music, pop music, barbershop music, spirituals, classics and patriotic music. The Caldwell Men's Chorus is a 25 year old non-profit group, consisting of some 25 singers from ages 18-80. Admission is free to the public, though donations are encouraged. The church fills up quickly, so come early.  For further information, call Director Keith Smith at (828) 322-3169.

APRIL 28 – HIDDENITE – The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center presents “Still Life Drawing for Beginners. This drawing workshop invites participants to develop a new way to see objects in everyday life. Students will learn to break objects down into simple shapes, see colors not seen at first glance, and expand their percenptions; the workshop will teach students the steps to creating a finished still life drawing; www.hiddenitearts.org

APRIL 28 – WEST JEFFERSON – Writing For Change with Miles Tager, 1-5pm; Florence Thomas Art School; www.florenceartschool.org

APRIL 28 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art high school/adult art classes “Explore Nature: Floral Artistry Workshops www.hickoryart.org

APRIL 28-JULY 22 – BLOWING ROCK – The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum presents “Handcrafted: North Carolina Clay.” Featuring a selection of ceramic vessels and sculpture made by over 40 North Carolina potters and artists who work with clay; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

through APRIL 30 – HIDDENITE – The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Emerging Artists Wall exhibit space will feature the work of Appalachian State University student Karli Pendergraft; hiddenitearts.org; 828-632-2256

through MAY 16 – LENOIR – Beverly Mihelich will offer a new after-school “Art Lab” class at My Happy Please Gallery for kids ages 8-14 on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pm. Class will explore different materials to create both 2-D and 3-D works of art with a concentration on different techniques. $5/student/class and most supplies are included. facebook.com/My Happy Place Gallery

through APRIL 28 – BLOWING ROCK – The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM) presents the exhibit “The Way We Worked,” – one of the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibitions. www.blowingrockmuseum.org

Through MAY 1 – VALDESE – The New Window Gallery at the Play It Again Records Building presents artists Chassta Atkins of Roots and Rain Designs & Cathy Vaughan’s acrylic paintings. Baton North Carolina's Chassta Atkins' art work centers around family. She has built her business using a website. An accomplished calligrapher, she specializes in custom word-art, where she takes the shape of words to create a picture. She also paints watercolors, draws ink dog portraits, and hand-letters custom wooden signs!  Caldwell County's acyrilic painter Cathy Vaughan enjoys bringing her dreams to life when she paints. Cathy's visual world is influenced by science, the supernatural & fantasy. She incorporates many techniques to get the desired effect. Aside from a paint brush Cathy utilizes cotton balls, fingers, toothpicks, and cotton swabs.  New Window Gallery is located at 150 West Main Street in Valdese; 828-874-1800 (24-hour lit window display)

Through MAY 5 – BOONE – Turchin Center for the Visual Arts features the Art Department Faculty Biennial in Galleries A and B; www.tcva.org

Through MAY 17 – NORTH WILKESBORO – Wilkes Art Gallery Basket Weaving class with Linda Eller Thursdays 1-3pm; 336-667-2841

Through MAY 19 – WILKEKSBORO – Art exhibit Spring Medley, featuring several artists at the Wilkes Art Gallery

Through MAY 30 - MORGANTON – Arts In The Morganton City Hall Lobby features Derrick Chalfant; 305 East Union Street, Morganton. http://www.morgantonnc.gov/index.php/government/city-manager/city-hall/art-in-the-hall - Derrick is an untrained artist and identifies himself as a ‘primitive modernist.’ He is fascinated by how simple application of color to the canvas can transform the visual dynamic of a piece, bringing it to life.

Through June 2 – BOONE – “Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition” in the Turchin Center Mezzanine Gallery; “Pieces of the Puzzle: Community Outreach” in the Community Gallery, and “Creative Democracy: The Legacy of Black Mountain College” in the Main Gallery at Turchin Center for the Visual Arts; www.tcva.org

Through August 4 – BOONE – Turchin Center for the Visual Arts presents “High Country Herbarium: Preserving Plants & Plant Communities in the Southern Appalachians” in the Mayer Gallery; www.tcva.org

 

 

MAY 2018 EVENTS & DEADLINES

MAY 1 – HUDSON - CCC&TI’s Associates of Fine Arts Music Program presents the Spring 2018 Performing Artists Series with The CCC&TI Chorus at 1pm in room B100 on the Hudson campus; 2855 Hickory Blvd, Hudson – Free & open to the public. The CCC&TI Chorus is directed by Dr. Vince Crist and features Fine Arts Music degree students as well as students from other degree areas and community members. The Associates of Fine Arts (AFA) Music degree program at CCC&TI started in 1983 to serve Caldwell County and surrounding areas. The AFA Music program awards graduates of the program with an Associates degree in Music. Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Music Program was established in 1983 by Bill Jones and directed by Kay Crouch from 1985 to 2013. Justin Butler is the current director of the AFA Music program. From 1984-88, CCC&TI housed and sponsored The Unifour Jazz Ensemble, 1987 Community College Jazz Ensemble National Champions. In 1990, UJE was named Community Jazz Ensemble of the 1980s by the International Association for Jazz Education and in 2013 its director Tom Smith was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Education Hall of Fame.

MAY 1 – JUNE 9 – NORTH WILKESBORO – The Northwest North Carolina Visitor Center exhibit will highlight work by Alexander County artists presented by the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center. The NWNCVC is located at 2121 East Highway 421 in North Wilkesboro; www.nwncvisitorcenter.com

MAY 1-JUNE 30 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School Gallery to feature ArtMix, a group of women artists from Northwest NC who are committed to the creative practice of art. www.florenceartschool.org

MAY 2, 9 & 16 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art youth art class “Landscape Painting & Painting Outdoors” for 3rd-6th graders; www.hickoryart.org

MAY 2, 9, 16 & 23 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art high school/adult art class “Figure Painting Studio” www.hickoryart.org

MAY 3 – LENOIR – The CCC&TI Chorus will perform at St. James Episcopal Church in Lenoir at 12:15pm – free & open to the public

MAY 3-5 – LENOIR – Foothills Performing Arts presents “The Odd Couple (Female Version)” at the JE Broyhill Civic Center.  Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon’s hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple.  Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers – but the hilarity remains the same.   www.broyhillcenter.com 828-726-2407

MAY 3 – BLOWING ROCK – The Strictly Clean and Decent boys and girl will be featured in downtown Blowing Rock from 6-8pm as part of SAVOR Blowing Rock, hosted by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce

MAY 3-6 – WILKESBORO – The Kruger Brothers are pleased to offer their seventh NC Academy in Wilkesboro at the Holiday Inn Express. Details: https://shop.krugerbrothers.com/collections/music-academy

MAY 3-JUNE 2 - HICKORY – Full Circle Arts presents their 6th Annual Tiny Art Show at 42-B Third Street NW, Hickory (next door to McGuire’s Pub Wednesday-Friday 11-5 & Saturday 10-2) with a reception Thursday 5/17/18, 5:30-8pm as part of Downtown Hickory’s Art Crawl Kick-off party. Details at fullcirclearts.org or by calling 828-322-7545.

MAY 4 – BOONE – Community invited to join in the celebration of the 15th Anniversary Celebration of the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University 6-10pm; 828-262-3017

MAY 4 – BOONE – First Friday Downtown Boone Art Crawl, free & open to the public. Free children’s art activities in the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts art classroom during the celebration. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by calling 828-262-7544

MAY 4 – WEST JEFFERSON – Felting Fun with Jane Campbell 6-9pm at Florence Thomas Art School; www.florenceartschool.org

MAY 4 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council presents two exhibitions “Heritage Habitats” with artwork from two Battle Creek, Michigan artists, and “Pieced Together” with artwork by four regional artisans. Opening reception May 4th, 5-7pm to be hosted by the Lenoir Woman’s Club and exhibit continues through June 16th. www.caldwellarts.com; 828-754-2486

MAY 4-29 – VALDESE – The New Window Gallery in the Play It Again Records Building presents paintings and photography by Catawba County artist Tommy Stine. Tommy enjoys painting in acrylic, watercolor & oil and many of his subjects include landscapes, flowers and natural surroundings such as old homesteads, barns, mountains, and lakes, etc.

MAY 5 – HUDSON –  The oldest festival in Caldwell County, the North Carolina Butterfly Festival, will kick off at Redwood Park in Hudson with a 5K Butterfly Run and Caterpillar Crawl at 8 AM.  The Arts and Crafts Festival will run from 9 AM until 4 PM on Central Street in Downtown Hudson.  There will be one quarter mile of vendors, with booths for food, arts and crafts.  There will be a beer and wine garden and there will be entertainment and games for kids.  There will be a butterfly release at Noon.  Following the festival, from 5 – 7 PM, the Extraordinaires will provide a free concert in Hickman Windmill Park, behind Hudson Town Hall.  The Extraordinaires perform soul, beach and pop music.  Please bring blankets or lawn chairs.  For more information, you may call Hudson Town Hall at 728-8272.  Vendor applications are currently being accepted by going on line at www.ncbutterflyfest.com, by calling 726-1009 or by going by Gold Mine Jewelers on Main Street of Hudson.

MAY 5 – LENOIR – Enjoy a day of fine goat cheese making with instructor Dawn Mathews 12-4pm at The Patterson School (Highway 268 between Lenoir/Wilkesboro). Participants will make and try three types of cheeses from goat’s milk – chevre, brie, and mozzarella; details & registration at https://www.facebook.com/events/773511096182413/

MAY 5 – BLOWING ROCK – Blue Ridge Mountain Club hosts the Blowing Rock Singer/Songwriter series 1-5pm. Bands switch out on the half-hour.

MAY 5 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art youth art class at Atlanta Bread for 1st grade & up “Mother’s Day Canvas Art” – www.hickoryart.org gzellmer@hickoryart.org or 828-327-8576 extension 207

MAY 7-9 – WEST JEFFERSON – Basics of Oil Painting with Connie Winters 9am-4pm daily at Florence Art School. Florenceartschool.org 

MAY 11-27 – NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre presents “Tuna Does Vegas” in the Black Box Theatre. http://thegreenroomtheatre.org

MAY 12 – LENOIR – If you missed Carnaval in Rio (again) – no worries!  Come join the county’s only Brazilian themed pARTy and taste Feijoada, the Brazilian national dish, enjoy a Caipirinha (made with Brazilian rum), and finish the night with an intimate live Brazilian music concert at the home of Jimmie and Carrie Griffith (address provided upon ticket purchase). $35/person, limit 8. Call 828-754-2486 or visit www.caldwellarts.com

MAY 12 – LENOIR - The Patterson School Incubator Farm workshop “Plein Air Landscape Painting with artist Joseph Bigley” – http://www.facebook.com/PattersonSchoolFoundation/events www.pattersonschoolfoundation.org/if; benloomis@pattersonschoolfoundation.org

MAY 12 – LENOIR – Ticknock Studio (Kay & Patrick Crouch) and Working Title Farm will sponsor a house concert featuring Radney foster at 7:30pm at their home/studio. Reservations call Patrick at 828-729-0853; Admission is $20 per person

MAY 16 – LENOIR – Deadline to enter The Caldwell county Chamber of Commerce’s Blackberry Jam Singer-Songwriter competition in conjunction with the annual Blackberry Festival. Ten finalists will be notified by June 6 to perform their songs live on July 13 to win cash prizes;  details are at  https://www.facebook.com/events/416427962143621

MAY 17 – HICKORY – Downtown Hickory Art Crawl 5:30-8pm

MAY 17 – HICKORY – Full Circle Arts reception 5:30-8pm for “Sixth Annual Tiny Art Show”

MAY 17 – OCTOBER 7 – ASHEVILLE – Biltmore House presents art by Chihuly! $67/person entry fee; discount for groups. http://www.biltmore.com/visit/plan-your-visit/buy-tickets/chihuly-at-biltmore?cid=ppc:exhibits:google:seg-2exhibits:brand-chihuly&c

MAY 18 – LENOIR – STAND UP FOR THE ARTS! Party featuring a smorgasbord of tasty and interesting tapas items for guests to sample along with beer, wine, soda & water. This is an outdoor-indoor event for adults only to benefit the Caldwell Arts Council at the home of David and Mary Ruth Horn. Price $30/person, limit 30, starting at 6:30pm.  To register/prepay call 828-754-2486 or visit www.caldwellarts.com

MAY 18-19 – HICKORY – Carolina Folk Fest at Hickory Metro Convention Center; visit artshowgirls.com for more info or to register.

MAY 19 – GRANITE FALLS – Granite Falls Brewing will host Caldwell Arts Council’s 4th Semi-Annual Hues & Brews, 12noon-5pm at Granite Falls Brewing.  This event features fine artists and crafters and a variety of brews in an indoor setting – rain or shine! Artists must register no later than 5/11/18 (5/4/18 if new & need to be juried in). 828-754-2486; www.caldwellarts.com

MAY 19 – BOONE – Across the Blue Ridge with Paul Brown (and Terri McMurray, Trevor McKenzie, Rick Ward, and more) – to perform at the Jones House: http://www.joneshouse.org/indoor-concerts

MAY 20 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council presents “A River Runs Through Them”, 2-3pm at the arts council. Poets Bill Griffin, Nancy Coats Posey, Bud Caywood, and Pat Riviere-Seel grace the upstairs gallery of Caldwell Arts council with hteir latest work. Come listen to the four writers as they offer poems in the round. This event is free and open to all. 828-754-2486; www.caldwellarts.com

MAY 20 – LENOIR – Chapel of Rest Preservation Society presents The Page Brothers Quintet playing the music of Django Reinhardt at 4pm at the Chapel of Rest: 1964 Highway 268, Lenoir. $15 admission; http://www.chapelofrest.org

JUNE 2018

JUNE 1 DEADLINE FOR ARTISTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ART AROUND CALDWELL STUDIO TOUR 6/23/18; Contact the Caldwell Arts Council at 828-754-2486, info@caldwellarts.com, or www.caldwellarts.com

JUNE 1 DEADLINE FOR OCTOBER EVENT IN ALABAMA – Artists are invited to jury-in for the 47th Annual Kentuck Festival; find out more at bit.ly/kentuckzapp or kentuck.org

JUNE 1-JULY 30 - MORGANTON – Arts In The Morganton City Hall Lobby features artwork by Nancy Hilliard Joyce and Nelson Brookshire. Nancy creates art in her home studio in Concord NC and will display on the 1st floor.  Nelson lives in Lenoir. His artwork is created with cut magazine paper rolled into small tubes that he uses in a manner similar to mosaics to create his pictures. His artwork will be displayed on the 2nd floor at 305 East Union Street, Morganton. http://www.morgantonnc.gov/index.php/government/city-manager/city-hall/art-in-the-hall

JUNE 2 – LENOIR – The Patterson School Incubator Farm workshop “Backyard Tipi Building with Brett Butler” – http://www.facebook.com/PattersonSchoolFoundation/events www.pattersonschoolfoundation.org/if; benloomis@pattersonschoolfoundation.org

JUNE 8-16 – BANNER ELK – Ensemble Stage presents “Deadly Murder” by David Foley; ensemblestage.com

JUNE 9 – LENOIR – Art of Poetry Catawba Valley presents Ekphrastic Poetry at Caldwell Arts Council, 2-3:30pm. Poets are invited to write poems based on the art on display during the Pieced Together and Heritage Habitats exhibitions. Submissions can be sent to Mel Hager at artofpoetrycv@gmail.com by May 19. Approximately 20 poems will be selected to be read at the June 9 event by the authors or substitute readers. Art of Poetry is free and open to everyone.

JUNE 11-15 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Summer Camps “Art Explosion” for ages 4-6 and “Masquerade” for Ages 7-14; www.hickoryart.org  

JUNE 12-14 – LENOIR – Frye Art Studio / Folk Keeper Gallery Summer Camp “Intro to Art” for ages 5-8 (3-day class 9-11am) – Drawing, painting & small sculptures. 10 slots available; $85 includes instruction, materials & snack. To register, call or text 828-320-7819 or send a FB message to Folk Keeper Gallery

JUNE 12-14 – LENOIR – Frye Art Studio / Folk Keeper Gallery Summer Camp “Collage & Mosaics” for ages 6-10 (3 day class 1-3pm). Assemblage using various mediums including pictures, beads, tiles, etc. 10 slots available; $100 includes instruction, materials and snack. To register, call or text 828-320-7819 or send a FB message to Folk Keeper Gallery

JUNE 13-AUGUST 15 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council will have a Summer JAM Program that will run weekly June 13-August 15 on Wednesday afternoons for ages 8 & up.  This is a more involved music program than the JAM Camp shown below, and is geared toward new, returning, and previous students. Students will learn Appalachian Traditional Music and choose between learning to play guitar, banjo, mandolin, or fiddle. Class size is limited so register soon at www.caldwellarts.com or call 828-754-2486

JUNE 18 DEADLINE – LENOIR – Deadline for Caldwell County artists over age 18 to deliver artwork or photography for the Caldwell Visual Artists Competition. Caldwell Arts Council 828-754-2486 www.caldwellarts.com

JUNE 18-22 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Summer Camps “Surf, Sand & Sea” for ages 4-6, “Superheroes & Fairy Tales” for ages 4-6, “Cartooning & Anime” for ages 7-9, “Paint a Masterpiece” for ages 10-14 & “3D Art” for ages 7-14; www.hickoryart.org

JUNE 19-21 – LENOIR – Frye Art Studio / Folk Keeper Gallery summer camp “Funky Chickens & Other Critters” for ages 8-10 (3 day class 9-11am). Fun drawings & paintings of various animals. 10 slots available; $85 includes instruction, materials & snack. To register, call or text 828-320-7819 or send a FB message to Folk Keeper Gallery

JUNE 19-21 – LENOIR – Frye Art Studio / Folk Keeper Gallery summer camp “Mixed Media Montage” for ages 8-12 (3 day class 1-3pm). Use various mediums to create sculpture, as well as 2-D pieces. 10 slots available; $90 includes instructions, materials & snack. To register, call or text 828-320-7819 or send a FB message to Folk Keeper Gallery

JUNE 22 – LENOIR – Opening reception for Caldwell Visual Artists Competition 5-7pm hosted by Lenoir Woman’s Club. Exhibit continues through July 28

JUNE 22-JULY 28 – LENOIR – Caldwell Visual Artists Competition works on display at Caldwell Arts Council; www.caldwellarts.com 828-754-2486

JUNE 23 – LENOIR – Art Around Caldwell Studio Tour, featuring artists set up in their home studios or in local businesses throughout Caldwell County. Free. Map to each location will be available after June 15th. 828-754-2486; www.caldwellarts.com

JUNE 23 – LENOIR - The Patterson School Incubator Farm workshop “Wool Felting with Jane Campbell” – http://www.facebook.com/PattersonSchoolFoundation/events www.pattersonschoolfoundation.org/if; benloomis@pattersonschoolfoundation.org

JUNE 25-29 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Summer Camps “Dragons & Fairies” for ages 4-6, “Ancient Arts” for ages 7-9, “Art Explosion” for ages 10-14, and “Draw-Paint-Sculpt” for ages 7-9; www.hickoryart.org

JUNE 26-28 – LENOIR – Frye Art Studio / Folk Keeper Gallery summer camp “Over the Moon for Owls” for ages 8-12 (3 day class 9-11am). Drawing & painting of all kinds of owls. 10 slots available; $85 includes instruction, materials and snack. To register, call or text 828-320-7819 or send a FB message to Folk Keeper Gallery.

JUNE 26-28 – LENOIR – Frye Art Studio / Folk Keeper Gallery summer camp “Sculpy Sculpt-Off” for ages 11-18 (3 day class 1-3pm). Creating small sculptures using Sculpy clay & paint. Judged art show following final class (more details to come). $120 includes instruction, materials & snack. To register, call or text 828-320-7819 or send a FB message to Folk Keeper Gallery.

JUNE 29-JULY 6 – BANNER ELK – Ensemble Stage presents “Red White & Tuna” by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears & Ed Howard – ensemblestage.com

 

JULY 2018

JULY (DATE TBD) yART Sale, Caldwell Arts Council, 50/50 split of sales, consignment based (you don’t have to be present, we take care of everything). Watch for more details to come. 828-754-2486; www.caldwellarts.com

JULY 2-6 (CLOSED JULY 4) – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Summer Camps “Musical Madness” for ages 4-6, “Disney Daze” for ages 4-6, “Wild Things” for ages 7-9, “Fabric & Fiber Arts” for ages 10-14, “Cartooning & Anime” for ages 10-14; www.hickoryart.org

JULY 7 – LENOIR – Make your own high quality soap with instructor Dawn Mathews at The Patterson School (Highway 268 between Lenoir & Wilkesboro) – info & registration at https://www.facebook.com/events/306226006536616/

JULY 9-13 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council’s summer art camp for kids: Sculpting Our Future is back and offers campers (ages 7 & up) the opportunity to create three-dimensional artwork that will then be displayed at the Sculpture Celebration in September.  The camp will be held on the Patterson School campus July 9-13. Class size is limited so register soon at www.caldwellarts.com or by calling 828-754-2486.

JULY 9-13 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Summer Camps “Wild Things” for ages 4-6, “Lights, Camera, Action!” for ages 7-14, “Art Explosion” for ages 7-9; www.hickoryart.org

JULY 16-20 – BANNER ELK – Ensemble Stage Summer Theatre Camp daily hours 9am-3pm; 828-414-1844; ensemblestage.com

JULY 16-20 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Summer Camps “Mini Masters” for ages 4-6, “Draw-Paint-Sculpt” for ages 7-9, “Garden Art” for ages 7-9, and “Put Yourself in the Picture” for ages 10-14; www.hickoryart.org

CALL FOR ARTISTS JULY 16-21 DEADLINE FOR AUGUST EXHIBITION – The Arts Council of Moore County presents the 38th Annual Fine Arts Festival, a major art exhibit featuring artwork by artists from all over the country. Judged in 5 categories with over $2,000 in cash prizes. Details at www.MooreArt.org; 910-692-2787

JULY 16-26 – LENOIR – Camp Treble at Harper School of Performing Arts 828-754-2297 www.theharperschool.org – offering sessions in concert band, rock band, music theory, drumming, jazz band, piano, guitar, brass, sax & jazz, chorus, percussion & recorder.

JULY 18-AUGUST 9 – HUDSON – The Caldwell Arts Council and Town of Hudson announce The Art in Motion Dance Camp will be held twice weekly July 18-August 9 at the HUB.  Students (ages 5 and up) will learn how to use dance and movement to make artistic expression and then display their skills at the Sculpture Celebration in September in a live performance.  Class size is limited so register soon at www.caldwellarts.com or by calling 828-754-2486!

JULY 22 – LENOIR - The Patterson School Incubator Farm workshop “Scrap Metal Sculpture Welding with artist Joseph Bigley” – http://www.facebook.com/PattersonSchoolFoundation/events www.pattersonschoolfoundation.org/if; benloomis@pattersonschoolfoundation.org

JULY 23-27 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Summer Camps “Once Upon a Time” for ages 4-6, “Art Explosion” for ages 7-9, “Ancient Arts” for ages 10-14, and “Larger than Life” for ages 7-9; www.hickoryart.org

JULY 27-AUGUST 4 – BANNER ELK – Ensemble Stage presents “Slow Dance on the Killing Ground by William Hanley; ensemblestage.com

JULY 30-AUGUST 3 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Summer Camps “Garden Art” for ages 4-6, “Tar Heel Art” for ages 7-9, “Draw-Paint-Sculpt” for ages 10-14,  and “Surf, Sand, & Sea” for ages 7-9; www.hickoryart.org

 

 

AUGUST 2018

AUGUST 1-SEPTEMBER 30 – MORGANTON – Arts In The Morganton City Hall Lobby features Matt Strawn, who graduated from the Ringling School of Art in 1981. Matt works primarily in printmaking, specializing in etching. He also works in woodcut prints and paints in watercolor.305 East Union Street, Morganton. http://www.morgantonnc.gov/index.php/government/city-manager/city-hall/art-in-the-hall

AUGUST 3-SEPTEMBER 29 – LENOIR – Caldwell Arts Council presents an exhibit “Collaborative Empiricism” featuring artwork by five Art Professors from ECU; opening reception August 3rd, 5-7pm hosted by Foothills Performing Arts; www.caldwellarts.com; 828-754-2486

AUGUST 4 – LENOIR – Sound Bites Food & Music Festival will be held outdoors at the Caldwell County Fairgrounds in Lenoir 11am-7pm – Food vendors, shopping, activities for kids, etc. Vendors/arts & crafts desired – contact adamseventsnc@gmail.com; visit their website at http://adamseventsnc.wix.com/adamseventsnc

AUGUST 4 – LENOIR - The Patterson School Incubator Farm workshop “Grow Mushrooms in Bags with Brooke Kornegay” – http://www.facebook.com/PattersonSchoolFoundation/events www.pattersonschoolfoundation.org/if; benloomis@pattersonschoolfoundation.org

AUGUST 6-10 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Summer Camps “Superheroes & Fairy Tales” for ages 4-6, “Kitchen Art” for ages 4-6, “Paint A Masterpiece” for ages 7-9, “Larger than Life” for ages 10-14, and “Lights, Camera, Action! For ages 1-14. www.hickoryart.org

AUGUST 7-9 – LENOIR – Frye Art Studio / Folk Keeper Gallery summer camp “Art About Town” for ages 6-12 (3 day class 9-11am). Sidewalk drawings, sketches & paintings of downtown buildings, sculpture tour & more. 10 slots available. $85 includes instruction, materials & snack. To register, call or text 828-320-7819 or send a FB message to Folk Keeper Gallery

AUGUST 7-9 – LENOIR – Frye Art Studio / Folk Keeper Gallery summer camp “Appalachian Art & Folk Lore” for ages 11-17 (3 day class 1-3pm). Learn about the culture of Appalachia through various art forms, music & stories from our past. 10 slots available. $120 includes instruction, materials & snack. To register, call or text 828-320-7819 or send a FB message to Folk Keeper Gallery.

AUGUST 13-17 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Summer Camps “Disney Daze” for ages 4-6, “Wild Things” for ages 4-6, “Surf, Sand & Sea” for ages 7-9, “Tar Heel Art” for ages 10-14, and “Garden Art” for ages 7-14. www.hickoryart.org

AUGUST 14-16 – LENOIR – Frye Art Studio / Folk Keeper Gallery summer camp “Lovely Landscapes” for ages 5-10 (3 day class 9-11am). Drawings & paintings of scenery from our area and from the imagination. 10 slots available. $85 includes instruction, materials & snack. To register, call or text 828-320-7819 or send a FB message to Folk Keeper Gallery.

AUGUST 14-16 – LENOIR – Frye Art Studio / Folk Keeper Gallery summer camp “Ponderous Portraits” for ages 10-18 (3 day class 1-3pm). Drawing & painting of portraits from abstract to realism. 10 slots available. $90 includes instructions, materials & snack. To register, call or text 828-320-7819 or send a FB message to Folk Keeper Gallery.

AUGUST 17-25 – BANNER ELK – Ensemble Stage presents “Weekend Comedy” by Jeanne and Sam Brobrick; ensemblestage.com

AUGUST 20-24 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council is partnering with CCC&TI through their Extreme Super Summer Camps to offer our JAM Camp August 20-24 (for ages 8 and up).  Students will learn Appalachian Traditional Music and instruments in a fun environment. Class size is limited so register soon on their website: www.cccti.edu

AUGUST 31 – SEPTEMBER 2 – LENOIR – Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention – www.happyvalleyfiddlers.org

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

SEPTEMBER 7 – LENOIR – Sculptors Welcome Dinner at the Broyhill Walking Park 7pm $20/person in advance, $25 on-site – www.caldwellarts.com – 828-754-2486

SEPTEMBER 8 – LENOIR – 33rd Annual Sculpture Celebration at the Broyhill Walking Park 9am-4pm; winners announced at 3:30pm – Free to the public – www.caldwellarts.com – 828-754-2486

SEPTEMBER 15 – LENOIR - The Patterson School Incubator Farm workshop “Wild Mushroom Foraging with Ken Crouse” – http://www.facebook.com/PattersonSchoolFoundation/events www.pattersonschoolfoundation.org/if; benloomis@pattersonschoolfoundation.org

 

OCTOBER 2018

OCTOBER 1-NOVEMBER 30 - MORGANTON – Arts In The Morganton City Hall Lobby features Carol Turner “To See Clearly” – with artwork including figurative, still life, landscape and abstract -  305 East Union Street, Morganton. http://www.morgantonnc.gov/index.php/government/city-manager/city-hall/art-in-the-hall

OCTOBER 5 – NOVEMBER 10 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council presents the exhibit “Double Vision: Artists In Ireland” and the WAANC Traveling Postcards. Opening ‘meet the artists’ reception October 5th, 5-7pm hosted by Lenoir Service League; www.caldwellarts.com or 828-754-2486

OCTOBER 5-7– LENOIR – Plein Air Landscape Painting Workshop with Jean Cauthen in Happy Valley at the Patterson School. Friday 10-2, Saturday 10-4 & Sunday 10-3 for a total of 15 hours of instruction. Class fee $300. Call Jane Harrison, Registrar, for questions, supply list, and to register at 828-729-2980 or email fofumstudio@gmail.com.

OCTOBER 18, 19, 20 & 25 26, 27 – HUDSON – The Town of Hudson presents the dinner theatre show “Children of Eden” which tells the stories of Adam and Noah from the Book of Genesis in the Old Testament. It deals with such timeless, monumental issues as perfection, innocence, curiosity, free will, creativity, disobedience of children, sacrifice and redemption.  Hudson Uptown Building (HUB), 145 Cedar Valley Road, Hudson;

 

NOVEMBER 2018

November 30-December 24 – LENOIR – Satie’s Holiday Sale at the Caldwell Arts Council! Open M-F 9am-6pm and Saturdays 10am-3pm. www.caldwellarts.com 828-754-2486

 

DECEMBER 2018

DECEMBER 1 – JANUARY 30 - MORGANTON – Arts In The Morganton City Hall Lobby features Uschi Jeffcoat who was born in Germany. She is German-American and finds her home in both cultures. Her watercolors typically are metaphors referencing the study of the natural world in relation to cultural patterns and perspectives. She now lives in Florence SC; 305 East Union Street, Morganton. http://www.morgantonnc.gov/index.php/government/city-manager/city-hall/art-in-the-hall

 

DECEMBER 7-8 – HICKORY – A Handcrafted Holiday at Hickory Metro Convention Center; visit www.artshowgirls.com to register or for more information.