ARTISTICALLY SPEAKING-CALENDAR OF ART EVENTS

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The Blowing Rock Historical Society is seeking artists interested in exhibiting their work at Edgewood Cottage for one week during the 2018 Artists In Residence program between July and September.   Each accepted artist will be present at the Cottage and have an opportunity to sell their work during their assigned one week show at Edgewood Cottage on Main Street in Downtown Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Apply by March 18 – brockhistorical@gmail.com

CALL FOR GIFT SHOP CRAFT ARTISTS - Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM) seeks Gift Shop Craft Artists BRAHM is seeking artists for the museum gift shop.  BRAHM reopened its gift shop in 2017 and seeks to expand the presence of local craft artists.  Artists interested in being considered for the shop should deliver 3-5 samples of their work to the museum for consideration.  Artists should include a brief bio about themselves and the retail price of the items being submitted.  Selected artists will be included in the shop on a consignment basis. Artist drop-off dates are March 2, 3 and 6 from 10 - 5 pm.  and all submitted work is to be picked up March 9, 10, and 13.  For more information contact the museum.  www.blowingrockmuseum.org 828-295-9099

 

 

CONTINUING EXHIBITS

through FEBRUARY 20 – NORTH WILKESBORO – Wilkes Art Gallery offers Drawing Classes on Tuesdays 10-11:30 am; www.wilkesartgallery.org

through FEBRUARY 27 – VALDESE – New Window Gallery in the Play It Again Records Building presents Mixed Media & Folk Art by Terrell Lee Miller Jr. – Visible 24/7 - Terrell is the son of a USAF veteran, and lived in several locations in Europe as a child. He says his mother told him that he became interested in art as a two-year-old, when he made a painting of "Snoopy" (from the comic strip "Peanuts") atop "Snoopy's" doghouse wearing the flying goggles and leather helmet.   He acquired a two-year degree in commercial art and, tiring of that, transferred his focus to fashion design. Terrell has also worked as a political cartoonist and, for a while, as a tattoo artist. When he was younger, he entered a contest put on by Lufthansa Airlines, creating a poster which featured the Airlines' stewardesses. To his surprise, he won. Since then, his work has shown in England, and various locations around the United States.  Terrell describes his current work as "eclectic", since he works in several mediums, including oils and acrylics. He has painted a number of murals around Hickory, NC, including one at McGuire's Pub, and another at Quality Water. He creates jewelry, and also builds very unusual furniture.

through FEBRUARY 28 – HIDDENITE – The Lucas Mansion Gallery at Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center presents “Natura Technica” by Matt Zigler (CAUTION: A special warning to those with pacemakers, the magnets used to hang the pieces in this exhibit are strong enough to interrupt the operation of a pacemaker.) -According to the artist’s website, Natura Technica is a series of inkjet portraits of endangered species.  Each image is made up of layers of data, research and information about that particular species. The resulting print has a significant amount of lost data and is a nice parallel for how imperfect scientific programs for saving these animals can be when applied in the real world.  Matt Zigler is an artist from the Raleigh area, but now resides in Maryland.  His work combines nature, science and art; three aspects of the impulse to explore and create.   

through MARCH 2 – VALDESE – Old Rock School Arts presents Chris Parsons in Gallery 1

through MARCH 3 – FREE ADMISSION TO THE BLOWING ROCK ART AND HISTORY MUSEUM! – for exhibition and events details, visit www.blowingrockmuseum.org. The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

through MARCH 9 – LENOIR – Photography exhibit “Otto: The Adventures of a Tiny Toy Dinosaur” by Thomas Pickarsky is on display at Davenport A+ School, courtesy of the Caldwell Arts Council.

through MARCH 9 – LENOIR – Photography exhibit “Adventures with Lego® Minifigures” by Dave DeBaeremaeker is on display at Valmead Elementary School, courtesy of the Caldwell Arts Council.

through MARCH 30 – MORGANTON – Arts In The Morganton City Hall Lobby features Burke Quilters Guild; 305 East Union Street, Morganton. http://www.morgantonnc.gov/index.php/government/city-manager/city-hall/art-in-the-hall

MARCH 30 - HUDSON - The Town of Hudson announces its 23rd annual March of the Cross, Friday March 30th at 11:00 AM.  The march begins at Hudson First Baptist Church and ends at St. John’s Lutheran, where a free light lunch will be served.  For more information, call Hudson Town Hall, 728-8272.

 

 

FEBRUARY 2018 EVENTS & DEADLINES

FEBRUARY 23, 24, 25 – NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre presents “Seussical” in the McCreary Theatre. http://thegreenroomtheatre.org

FEBRUARY 20 – HUDSON - CCC&TI’s Associates of Fine Arts Music Program presents the Spring 2018 Performing Artists Series with the UNC-Charlotte Jazz Ensemble at 1pm in room B100 on the Hudson campus; 2855 Hickory Blvd, Hudson – Free & open to the public. The UNC-Charlotte Jazz Ensemble is directed by Dr. Will Campbell and is the lead ensemble for Jazz Studies program at UNC Charlotte.

FEBRUARY 22 DEADLINE – HIDDENITE – Deadline to enter Annual Regional Artist Exhibit and Competition: Youth Division (grades K-12). All work should be submitted to the Hiddenite Center’s Lucas Mansion. Details call 828-632-6966 and visit hiddenitearts.org

FEBRUARY 22 – HIDDENITE – Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center fundraising event for Alexander County Junior Appalachian Musicians – featuring The Rocky Face Ramblers; 828-632-6966; www.hiddenitearts.org

FEBRUARY 22 – BLOWING ROCK - Scholars & Scones: Democracy and Education: Black Mountain College and How We Think 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. This talk is FREE for museum members and $5 for non-members. This talk explores the role of pragmatism in shaping of the philosophy of education at Black Mountain College. Far more than a school where the arts simply took center place in learning, this primacy of the arts in Black Mountain College emerged from what was already a long history of philosophical exploration in America that focused on the relationship of experience to knowledge and ideas of truth. The debt that John Andrew Rice owed to John Dewey, the pragmatist philosopher and educational innovator, is only part of the story. Dewey's own thought, and its bearing on ideas of learning and the preservation of a democratic society, emerged from his encounters with Charles Sanders Peirce, usually adjudged the founder of pragmatism, and William James. Dewey drew on both these sources to develop his own "instrumental" conception of philosophy which took root at Black Mountain College. This presentation will examine the development of pragmatism from Peirce to James to Dewey and show that the reason the arts were so highly valued there was not simply because the arts provided a way of seeing the world anew, but more because this emphasis on integrating experience into learning was central to pragmatic ways of thinking about how we learn.159 Chestnut Street; www.blowingrockmuseum.org 828-295-9099

FEBRUARY 22-24 DELIVERY DEADLINE FOR MARCH/APRIL COMPETITION – HICKORY – Visual Artists are invited to deliver artwork to Full Circle Arts Gallery for the My North Carolina: Personal Views of Life In This State” competition/exhibition which will be on display March 8-April 14. Contact info@fullcirclearts.org or call 828-322-7545 for more details.

FEBRUARY 24 – LENOIR – Mnozil Brass to perform at the JE Broyhill Civic Center. This is an Austrian brass septet who plays classical, jazz and other styles of music using traditional brass instruments and more unusual instruments such as the customized rotary valved trumpet and bass trumpet. Music is presented with a typical Austrian style of humor. www.broyhillcenter.com 828-726-2407

FEBRUARY 24 – WEST JEFFERSON – Writing For Change 1-5pm at Florence Thomas Art School; www.florenceartschool.org

FEBRUARY 24 – WEST JEFFERSON – Ashe Arts Center presents “OH SHOOT!” – a workshop and photo session to improve artist’s work sampl photos (Register by February 16th) Call 336-846-2787 to register or for more info.FEBRUARY 25 DEADLINE – NORTH CHARLESTON SC – Call For Submissions for the 2018/19 National Outdoor Competition & Exhibition – displaying May 1, 2018-March 24, 2019 at North Charleston Riverfront Park; details at NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com

FEBRUARY 26 – LENOIR – Kay & Patrick Crouch will be playing for the Caldwell Rotary Chili Cook-Off 11am-2pm in the 1841 Cafe.

FEBRUARY 27 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium presents The Wizard of Oz – experience this national treasure on stage; 828-433-show or www.commaonline.org

FEBRUARY 28 – WEST JEFFERSON – Wool Dyeing 10am-3pm at Florence Thomas Art School; www.florenceartschool.org

 

MARCH 2018 EVENTS & DEADLINES

MARCH 1 – BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents Scholars & Scones: Crafting Coffee: The Daingerfield Blend at 11am; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

MARCH 2 – WEST JEFFERSON – Acrylic & Gold Leaf at Florence Thomas Art School; www.florenceartschool.org

MARCH 3 – LENOIR – The Patterson School Incubator Farm workshop “Food Forest Planting Community Day” – http://www.facebook.com/PattersonSchoolFoundation/events www.pattersonschoolfoundation.org/if; benloomis@pattersonschoolfoundation.org

MARCH 3 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony presents Masterworks IV: featuring Dmitri Pogorelov, Violin; P.E. Monroe Auditorium on the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University; www.wpsymphony.org

MARCH 4 DEADLINE – Call For Entries – 2018 NC Statewide Juried Pastel Exhibition to be held at The Art Shop in Greensboro NC May 11-June 12. Online Digital Entries only – prospectus www.pastelsocietyofnc.com

MARCH 4 DEADLINE - The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville and the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (McGhee Tyson Airport) announce a call for entries for the 19th Arts in the Airport, a juried exhibition developed to allow regional artists to compete and display work in the most visited site in the area.  Approximately 40-45 fine art works encompassing all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists will comprise the exhibition in the secured area behind McGhee Tyson Airport’s security gate checkpoint from April 19 - October 17, 2018. The deadline for entries to be received is Sunday, March 4, 2018. Details are at www.knoxalliance.com/airport-entry/

MARCH 4 – BOONE – Riley Baugus performs at the Jones House: http://www.joneshouse.org/indoor-concerts

MARCH 7 – HIDDENITE – Adult Oil Painting classes at Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center Wednesday mornings 10am-12 pm; 828-632-6966  www.hiddenitearts.org

MARCH 8- BOONE – Watauga Arts Council presents an Arty Party – paint “Beach Fences” with instructor Rainey Rogers; watauga-arts.org; 828-264-1789

MARCH 10 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Traditional Musicians Showcase will be presented at the JE Broyhill Civic Center.  Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, the Caldwell Traditional Musicians Showcase hosted by local fovorite Strictly Clean and Decent will feature several local musicians who help keep the community’s rich history of traditional music alive today. www.broyhillcenter.com 828-726-2407

MARCH 10 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium presents Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company – A visually stunning blend of traditional and contemporary Chinese dance; 828-433-show or www.commaonline.org

MARCH 16 DEADLINE for Middle School students in Caldwell County to apply to compete in the April 7 Middle School Poetry Recitation Competition – details are on the website: http://www.caldwellarts.com/61-middle-school-recitation-competition/

MARCH 16 DEADLINE for HIGH School students in Caldwell, Catawba, Burke, Watauga, Wilkes, Avery & Alexander Counties to apply to compete in the April 7th High School Shakespeare Monologue Competition – details are on the website: http://www.caldwellarts.com/227-high-school-shakespeare-monologue-competition/

MARCH 16 – LENOIR – Helping Hands Clinic Pot ‘o Gold fundraiser event 6pm at the JE Broyhill Civic Center;

MARCH 16 – HIDDENITE – Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center with “Irish Done Right!” Featuring entertainment by Erin Tide Band and St. Joseph’s Irish Dancers; reservations 828-632-6966; www.hiddenitearts.org MARCH 16-25 – NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre presents “James and the Giant Peach” in the McCreary Theatre. http://thegreenroomtheatre.org

MARCH 17 – HIDDENITE – Barn Quilt Workshop 10am-2pm at the Educational Complex (70 Hiddenite Church Road in Alexander County with Instructor Carol Mitchell; register at 828-632-6966; www.hiddenitearts.org

MARCH 19 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium ceiling fresco artist Benjamin Long lecture; 828-433-show; www.commaonline.org

MARCH 20 – HUDSON - CCC&TI’s Associates of Fine Arts Music Program presents the Spring 2018 Performing Artists Series with Dr. Shawn Roberts with WorldWeyed and members of the ASU African Dance Ensemble at 1pm in room B100 on the Hudson campus; 2855 Hickory Blvd, Hudson – Free & open to the public. Shawn M Roberts has been an adjunct instructor in the Hayes School of Music since 2005, currently serving as lecturer of Analyzing Style and Form in the General Humanities/Education area. He received his Doctorate of Musical Arts from West Virginia University where he focused on non-Western percussion while maintaining performance in Western traditions. He holds an MM in Percussion Performance and a BM in Music Education, both from Appalachian State University.  Dr. Roberts is an active and eclectic performer, serving as Principal Percussionist with the American Prize winning Western Piedmont Symphony, providing accompaniment for the Appalachian State Dance Department, and percussionist with da Capo Brass. Notable performances include the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Lotus Blossom World Music and Arts Festival in Bloomington, Indiana, and Director of the West Virginia University Steel Band during the induction of Ellie Mannette into the Percussive Arts Hall of Fame. Dr. Roberts founded World Wide Productions in 2005, overseeing various musical and artistic endeavors, including Eya! Afrolachian Drum and Dance Troupe performing and teaching traditional music and dance from a variety of countries across the African continent, the Caribbean and Middle-East.  In addition to performance, Dr. Roberts is passionate about community programs. He conducts numerous workshops in schools both public and private, has served as a scholar and coordinator for Mapping the Beat, a program under the aegis of Arts Bridge America and funded by National Geographic, partnered with the Western Youth Network in creating music programs for underprivileged youth, and is a regular instructor for the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) serving academically gifted children across North Carolina.

MARCH 20-APRIL 28 – BLOWING ROCK – Smithsonian Exhibition Exploring the American Workforce at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum – www.blowingrockmuseum.org

MARCH 22 – LENOIR – Dinner and a Movie (CCC&TI Foundation Fundraiser) 6:30 p.m. Dinner, Movie (“Breathe”) at 7p.m. – General public $25 (plus tax) Students $15 (plus tax). Food provided by CCC&TI Culinary Arts Program. For tickets visit the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center Box Office: www.broyhillcenter.com or call 828-726-2407; space is limited

MARCH 22 – 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

MARCH 23 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium presents STOMP – an explosive, inventive, provacative, witty, and unique experience; 828-433-show; www.commaonline.org

MARCH 24 – BLOWING ROCK – Opening reception 2-4pm at BRAHM for the Smithsonian Exhibition ‘Exploring the American Workforce” – www.blowingrockmuseum.org

MARCH 27 – BLOWING ROCK – Smithsonian Exhibition featured in BRAHM’s Coffee with the Curator Tour, 11am; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

MARCH 31 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony presents Chamber Classics IV with the Tesla Quartet in the Drendel Auditorium at the SALT Block beginning at 7:30pm; www.wpsymphony.org

APRIL 2018 EVENTS & DEADLINES

APRIL 1-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.

APRIL 6 – The Victor Wooten Trio will perform at the JE Broyhill Civic Center. Five-time Grammy Award-winning musician Victor Wooten has been called the most influential bassist since Jaco Pastorius. Trio also features Dennis Chambers on drums and Bob Franceschini on sax www.broyhillcenter.com 828-726-2407

APRIL 6 – HICKORY - Western Piedmont Symphony presents Soup, Salad & Strings luncheon series featuring The Tesla Quartet at 11:45 a.m. in the Keiser Community Room at the SALT Block; www.wpsymphony.org

APRIL 6 – WEST JEFFERSON – Painting On Glass at Florence Art School; www.florenceartschool.org

APRIL 6-15 – NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre presents “BLUE” in the McCreary Theatre. http://thegreenroomtheatre.org

APRIL 7 – LENOIR – Caldwell Arts Council to host the Middle School Poetry Recitation Competition at 9:30 a.m. and the High School Shakespeare Monologue Competition at 1:30 p.m. – both at the JE Broyhill Civic Center. Details at www.caldwellarts.com; 828-754-2486

APRIL 7 – LENOIR - The Patterson School Incubator Farm workshop “Making Shiitake Logs with Brooke Kornegay” – http://www.facebook.com/PattersonSchoolFoundation/events www.pattersonschoolfoundation.org/if; benloomis@pattersonschoolfoundation.org

APRIL 7 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium presents On Golden Pond – an American treasure – 828-433-show; www.commaonline.org

APRIL 10 – WEST JEFFERSON – Rug Hooking at Florence Thomas Art School; www.florenceartschool.org

APRIL 12, 13, 14 & 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 12 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium presents Malpass Brothers – a smooth vocal blend and skillful musicianship; 828-433-show; www.commaonline.org

APRIL 14 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony presents Masterworks V: featuring Hickory Choral Society, Lenoir Rhyne A Cappella Choir and the CVCC Chamber Singers; P.E. Monroe Auditorium on the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University www.wpsymphony.org

APRIL 17 – HUDSON - CCC&TI’s Associates of Fine Arts Music Program presents the Spring 2018 Performing Artists Series with The Warren Wilson Old Time and Bluegrass bands at 1pm in room B100 on the Hudson campus; 2855 Hickory Blvd, Hudson – Free & open to the public. In Fall of 2018 Warren Wilson College is relaunching it’s music degree program and placing an highlighting regional and cultural musical contexts along with traditional Art Music and Ethnomusicolgy. Already well known for their summer Swannanoa Gathering, the Warren Wilson music degree program will place a new emphasis on Appalachian Music alongside traditional studies in Music Theory, Performance, and Appalachian studies.  Warren Wilson’s Old Time and Bluegrass bands are ensembles within the Warren Wilson music program.

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

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

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.

 

 

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 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 3-6 – 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 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 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 11-27 – NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre presents “Tuna Does Vegas” in the Black Box Theatre. http://thegreenroomtheatre.org

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 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 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

JUNE 2018

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

JULY 2018

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 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 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

 

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

SEPTEMBER 2018

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