ARTISTICALLY SPEAKING ARTS CALENDAR

 ARTISTICALLY SPEAKING, there’s a lot going on around here!

 

CALDWELL ARTS COUNCIL EVENTS

 

JANUARY 2015

·         The Caldwell Arts Council is now open Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm AND Saturdays 10am-2pm

·         1-March 30 – “The Gooood Life: Dawn Mathews”  art exhibit at Caldwell Memorial Hospital’s Art-in-Healing Gallery; www.caldwellarts.com 828-754-2486

·         16-30 – Young At Art-Elementary student art on display at the Caldwell Arts Council www.caldwellarts.com 828-754-2486

·         22 –David Holt at the JE Broyhill Civic Center for Caldwell County students (one of the Caldwell Arts Council’s Artists-in-Schools Programs). 828-754-2486 or info@caldwellarts.com

·         Accepting Portfolios for 2016 exhibit consideration through end of January.

 

FEBRUARY 2015

·         6-27 – “Natural Connections” exhibit featuring Wink Gaines, Carl Peverall, Eddie Kent Tallent, Sandy Adair, Kim Abernethy at Caldwell Arts Council www.caldwellarts.com 828-754-2486. Meet the artists during the Opening Reception Feb. 6, 5-7pm, hosted by Caldwell County Schools Association of Educational Office Professionals

·         13 – “Jackie Robinson, A Game Apart” by Mike Wiley Productions at the JE Broyhill Civic Center for Caldwell County students (one of the Caldwell Arts Council’s Artists-in-Schools Programs). 828-754-2486 or info@caldwellarts.com

·         19 – “Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel” by Tarradiddle Players at the JE Broyhill Civic Center for Caldwell County students (one of the Caldwell Arts Council’s Artists-in-Schools Programs). 828-754-2486 or info@caldwellarts.com

·         28 –10th Annual Middle School Poetry Recitation Competition at Hibriten High School. 828-754-2486 or info@caldwellarts.com

 

MARCH 2015

·         5 – “Alice Rocks Wonderland” by Atlantic Coast Theatre at the JE Broyhill Civic Center for Caldwell County students (one of the Caldwell Arts Council’s Artists-in-Schools Programs). 828-754-2486 or info@caldwellarts.com

·         6-27 – “Printed” art exhibit Caldwell Arts Council www.caldwellarts.com 828-754-2486

·         11 – “Creole For Kidz” by Terrance Simien at the JE Broyhill Civic Center for Caldwell County students (one of the Caldwell Arts Council’s Artists-in-Schools Programs). 828-754-2486 or info@caldwellarts.com

·         28 – 3rd Annual High School Shakespeare Monologue Competition at the JE Broyhill Civic Center for students in Caldwell & contiguous counties. 828-754-2486 or info@caldwellarts.com

·         31 – “In One Era & Out The Other” by EbzB Productions at the JE Broyhill Civic Center for Caldwell County students (one of the Caldwell Arts Council’s Artists-in-Schools Programs). 828-754-2486 or info@caldwellarts.com

 

APRIL 2015

·         14 – “My Heart In A Suitcase” by ArtsPower - at the JE Broyhill Civic Center for Caldwell County students (one of the Caldwell Arts Council’s Artists-in-Schools Programs). 828-754-2486 or info@caldwellarts.com

 

 

CALDWELL COUNTY

 

JANUARY 2015

·         22 – “David Holt & the Lightning Bolts” JE Broyhill Civic Center 828-726-2407 www.broyhillcenter.com

·         30 – Terry Edwards, 1841 Cafe, http://terryedwardsmusic.com

 

FEBRUARY 2015

·         2 – Music Together Demo class, Lenoir Library room 7; 828-754-2297; www.theharperschool.org

·         6-27 – “Natural Connections” featuring Wink Gaines, Eddie Tallent, Kim Abernethy, Sandy Adair & Carl Peverall at the Caldwell Arts Council; 828-754-2486; info@caldwellarts.com

·         16 thru April 27 – Music Together weekly music classes children birth-5 years 828-754-2297 www.theharperschool.org

·         24Elliot Engle: The Vanderbilts-All of Them” JE Broyhill Civic Center 828-726-2407 www.broyhillcenter.com

 

MARCH 2015

·         28Caldwell Traditional Musicians Showcase” JE Broyhill Civic Center 828-726-2407 www.broyhillcenter.com

 

APRIL 2015

·         4Sarah Jarosz” at JE Broyhill Civic Center; 828-726-2407 www.broyhillcenter.com

·         17-19 – “The Battle of Shallowford” at Foothills Performing Arts www.fpatheatre.org 828-726-2318

·         21 Rapunzel” JE Broyhill Civic Center 828-726-2407 www.broyhillcenter.com

·         24-26 – The Battle of Shallowford at Foothills Performing Arts; www.fpatheatre.org or 828-726-2318

 

MAY 2015

·         9 – “Jim Breuer” JE Broyhill Civic Center 828-726-2407 www.broyhillcenter.com

 

JULY 2015

·         24-26 – “God’s Man In Texas” Foothills Performing Arts www.fpatheatre.org 828-726-2318

 

 

REGIONAL ART EVENTS

JANUARY 2015

·         20-- 29 – Judy Greene Prevost “Faces/Places” exhibit at Bethlehem Branch Library, 45 Rink Dam Rd, Hickory

·         20- 30 - “Order, Chaos, and Other New Works” Bud Caywood at Rebound Massage Therapy, Hickory

·         20-31 - “Whimmy Diddles n’ Flipper Dingers, Toys of Appalachia” Blowing Rock Museum www.blowingrockmuseum.org

·         20-31 – “Living The Dream: Artistic Interpretations of the Words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” The Hiddenite Center; 828-632-6966 or www.hiddenitecenter.com

·         22-February 28 – Watauga High School Art Exhibition at BRAHM 828-295-9099 or www.blowingrockmuseum.org

·         22 – Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse & Gallery in Hickory artists reception 6:30-8:30 www.tastefulbeans.com

·         22-23 – “Yard Sale Junk” Musical at Hickory Community Theatre Firemen’s Kitchen 828-328-2283 www.hickorytheatre.org

·         23 – Cork & Canvas at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum; 828-295-9099 or www.blowingrockmuseum.org

·         23 – Burns Night: A Scottish Feaste in Honor of Poet Robert Burnis” & dinner theatre; 828-632-6966 www.hiddenitecenter.com

·         23-25 – “Good Ol’ Girls” The Green Room Community Theatre www.thegreenroomtheatre.org 828-464-6128

·         24 – WinterFest at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 828-295-9099 or www.blowingrockmuseum.org

·         25 – “The Ultimate MJ Experience” Morganton Comma Auditorium www.commaonline.org

·         29-31 – “Yard Sale Junk” Hickory Community Theatre Firemen’s Kitchen 828-328-2283 www.hickorytheatre.org

·         30-31– “Good Ol’ Girls” The Green Room Community Theatre www.thegreenroomtheatre.org 828-464-6128

 

FEBRUARY 2015

·         1 – “Good Ol’ Girls” The Green Room Community Theatre www.thegreenroomtheatre.org 828-464-6128

·         1-8 - “Oceanic Alchemies” through Feb. 8, 2015 Hickory Museum of Art www.hickorymuseumofart.org

·         1-22 - “A War, The People, A New Museum” thru Feb. 22 Hickory Museum of Art www.hickoryart.org

·         1-27 – John Mac Kah oils & acrylics and Rose Tripoli Mueller ceramics/sculpture on display at the Burke Arts Council www.burkearts.org; 828-433-7282

·         1-28 – Blue Ridge Overview photographic juried competition & exhibition Wilkes Art Gallery 336-667-2841; www.wilkesartgallery.org

·         1-28 – “All Curled Up” paper filigree artwork by Beth Oczkowski on display at Morganton City Hall, www.ci.morganton.nc.us

·         22-28 – Watauga High School Art Exhibition at BRAHM 828-295-9099 or www.blowingrockmuseum.org

·         1-March 30 – Dawn Mathews “The Go-o-o-od Life” exhibit on display 1st quarter 2015 at Caldwell Memorial Hospital’s Art-in-Healing Gallery, open 7am-8pm daily; www.caldwellarts.com

·         5 – “Over the Rainbow” Morganton’s Comma Auditorium www.commaonline.org

·         6 – “Battle of the Bows” Western Piedmont Symphony Kontras Quartet 828-324-8603 info@wpsymphony.org; etix.com; after-concert reception with the Kontras

·         6-7 – “Crowns-The Gospel Musical” Hickory Community Theatre 828-328-2283 www.hickorytheatre.org

·         7 – Cabin Fever Workshops (Valentine card making, primitive toolbox making) at Hiddenite center www.hiddenitecenter.com 828-632-6966

·         10 - “Ladysmith Black Mambazo” Morganton Comma Auditorium www.commaonline.org

·         12-15 – “Crowns-The Gospel Musical” Hickory Community Theatre 828-328-2283 www.hickorytheatre.org

·         19-22 – “Crowns-The Gospel Musical” Hickory Community Theatre 828-328-2283 www.hickorytheatre.org

·         20 – “Idle Tymes Opening for The Gentlemen of Bluegrass” Old Rock School in Valdese 828-879-2120 www.visitvaldese.com

·         24 – “Million Dollar Quartet” Morganton Comma Auditorium www.commaonline.org

 

MARCH 2015

·         1-21 -  Turchin Center in Boone exhibits “Andrew Fullwood: Allurement,” “Tanja Softic’,” & “Les Caison III: The Things That Move Us Forward”

·         1-28 – Ruined Landscapes Paintings of the Balkan War Zone at BRAHM 828-295-9099 or www.blowingrockmuseum.org

·         1-29 - “My Brothers Paintings (Gordon Wetmore)” thru Mar. 29 Hickory Museum of Art; www.hickorymuseumofart.org1-April 30 – “Landscapes and Portraits” by Renee Whisnant on display at Morganton City Hall; www.ci.morganton.nc.us

·         1-30 – Dawn Mathews “The Go-o-o-od Life” exhibit on display 1st quarter 2015 at Caldwell Memorial Hospital’s Art-in-Healing Gallery, open 7am-8pm daily; www.caldwellarts.com

·         1-April 4 – Selections from the Collection at BRAHM, 828-295-9099 or www.blowingrockmuseum.org

·         1-Nov. 15 - “Artistic Influences on Paul Whitener” thru Nov. 15 Hickory Museum of Art www.hickorymuseumofart.org

·         4 – “RAIN - A Tribute to The Beatles” ASU’s Schaefer Center; pas.appstate.edu 828-262-4046

·         6-8 – “The Adventures of Robin Hood” The Green Room Community Theatre www.thegreenroomtheatre.org 828-464-6128

·         6-27 – “Printed” featuring Benjamin Entner and regional printed clay artisans at the Caldwell Arts Council; 828-754-2486 or info@caldwellarts.com

·         9 – “Peter and the Star Catcher” at Morganton’s Comma Auditorium www.commaonline.org

·         13 – “Nu Blu & Special Guest TBA” at Old Rock School in Valdese; 828-879-2120 or www.visitvaldese.com

·         13-15 – “The Adventures of Robin Hood” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org or 828-464-6128

·         13-14– “Much Ado About Nothing” at Hickory Community Theatre; 828-328-2283 or www.hickorytheatre.org

·         14– Western Piedmont Symphony “Battle of the Bows” featuring KAIA; 828-324-8603 or info@wpsymphony.org; etix.com

·         14 – “Rhythm of the Dance” at Morganton’s Comma Auditorium www.commaonline.org

·         19-22– “Much Ado About Nothing” at Hickory Community Theatre; 828-328-2283 or www.hickorytheatre.org

·         26-29 – “Much Ado About Nothing” at Hickory Community Theatre; 828-328-2283 or www.hickorytheatre.org

·         27 – Preview Party for Catawba Valley Pottery and Antiques Festival; Hickory Metro Conv. Center 7-10pm; www.catawbavalleypotteryfestival.org

·         31 – “Barry Biller & the Beatles” at Morganton’s Comma Auditorium www.commaonline.org

 

APRIL 2015

·         1- 4 – Selections from the Collection at BRAHM, 828-295-9099 or www.blowingrockmuseum.org

·         1-30 – “Landscapes and Portraits” by Renee Whisnant on display at Morganton City Hall; www.ci.morganton.nc.us

·         1-Sept. 6 - “From The Master’s Hands (Eddie Hamrick, Woodright)” thru Sept 6 Hickory Museum of Art www.hickorymuseumofart.org

·         1-Nov. 15 - “Artistic Influences on Paul Whitener” thru Nov. 15 Hickory Museum of Art www.hickorymuseumofart.org

·         11 – Western Piedmont Symphony “Battle of the Bows” features OMER; 828-324-8603; info@wpsymphony.org; etix.com

·         16 – “The Texas Tenors” at Morganton’s Comma Auditorium www.commaonline.org

·         17 – Koresh Dance Company at ASU’s Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts; pas.appstate.edu or 828-262-4046

·         17-18 – Vanya Sonia Masha and Spike at the Firemen’s Kitchen at Hickory Community Theatre; 828-328-2283 or www.hickorytheatre.org

·         17-19– “Trip to Bountiful” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org or 828-464-6128

·         23-25 – Vanya Sonia Masha and Spike at the Firemen’s Kitchen at Hickory Community Theatre; 828-328-2283 or www.hickorytheatre.org

·         24-26 – “Trip to Bountiful” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org or 828-464-6128

·         25  - Hickory Choral Society & Western Piedmont Symphony Masterworks V, PE Monroe Auditorium at Lenoir Rhyne University. www.wpsymphony.org  

·         30-May 2 – Vanya Sonia Masha and Spike at the Firemen’s Kitchen at Hickory Community Theatre; 828-328-2283 or www.hickorytheatre.org

 

MAY 2015

·         1-June 30 – “Whimsical Folk Art” by John David Brown III at Morganton City Hall, www.ci.morganton.nc.us

·         1-Sept. 6 - “From The Master’s Hands (Eddie Hamrick, Woodright)” thru Sept 6 Hickory Museum of Art www.hickorymuseumofart.org

·         1-Nov. 15 - “Artistic Influences on Paul Whitener” thru Nov. 15 Hickory Museum of Art www.hickorymuseumofart.org

·         7 – “Blood Sweat & Tears” featuring Bo Bice at Morganton’s Comma Auditorium

·         7-9 – Vanya Sonia Masha and Spike at the Firemen’s Kitchen at Hickory Community Theatre; 828-328-2283 or www.hickorytheatre.org

·         8-10– “Little Shop of Horrors” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org or 828-464-6128

·         15-16– “La Cage Aux Folles” at Hickory Community Theatre; 828-328-2283 or www.hickorytheatre.org

·         15-17– “Little Shop of Horrors” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org or 828-464-6128

·         21-24– “La Cage Aux Folles” at Hickory Community Theatre; 828-328-2283 or www.hickorytheatre.org

·         22-24 – “Little Shop of Horrors” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org or 828-464-6128

·         28-31 – “La Cage Aux Folles” at Hickory Community Theatre; 828-328-2283 or www.hickorytheatre.org

 

JUNE 2015

·         1-30 – “Whimsical Folk Art” by John David Brown III at Morganton City Hall, www.ci.morganton.nc.us

·         1-Sept. 6 - “From The Master’s Hands (Eddie Hamrick, Woodright)” thru Sept 6 Hickory Museum of Art www.hickorymuseumofart.org

·         1-Nov. 15 - “Artistic Influences on Paul Whitener” thru Nov. 15 Hickory Museum of Art www.hickorymuseumofart.org

·         5-7 – “Red, White and Tuna” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org or 828-464-6128

·         12-14 – “Red, White and Tuna” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org or 828-464-6128

·         19-21 – “Red, White and Tuna” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org or 828-464-6128

 

JULY 2015

·         1-August 31 – “Watercolor Society of North Carolina” on display at Morganton City Hall, www.ci.morganton.nc.us

·         1-Sept. 6 - “From The Master’s Hands (Eddie Hamrick, Woodright)” thru Sept 6 Hickory Museum of Art www.hickorymuseumofart.org

·         1-Nov. 15 - “Artistic Influences on Paul Whitener” thru Nov. 15 Hickory Museum of Art www.hickorymuseumofart.org

 

AUGUST 2015

·         1-31 – “Watercolor Society of North Carolina” on display at Morganton City Hall, www.ci.morganton.nc.us

·         1-Sept. 6 - “From The Master’s Hands (Eddie Hamrick, Woodright)” thru Sept 6 Hickory Museum of Art www.hickorymuseumofart.org

·         10-Nov. 9 – Romantic Spirits: Nineteenth Century Paintings of the South from the Johnson Collection at Blowing Rock Museum; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

·         1-Nov. 15 - “Artistic Influences on Paul Whitener” thru Nov. 15 Hickory Museum of Art www.hickorymuseumofart.org

 

SEPTEMBER 2015

·         1-6 - “From The Master’s Hands (Eddie Hamrick, Woodright)” thru Sept 6 Hickory Museum of Art www.hickorymuseumofart.org

·         1-Oct. 31 – “Downtown Yesteryear” Picture Burke at Morganton City Hall, www.ci.morganton.nc.us

·         1-Nov. 15 - “Artistic Influences on Paul Whitener” thru Nov. 15 Hickory Museum of Art www.hickorymuseumofart.org

 

OCTOBER 2015

·         1-31 – “Downtown Yesteryear” Picture Burke at Morganton City Hall, www.ci.morganton.nc.us

·         1-Nov. 15 - “Artistic Influences on Paul Whitener” thru Nov. 15 Hickory Museum of Art www.hickorymuseumofart.org

 

NOVEMBER 2015

·         1-15 - “Artistic Influences on Paul Whitener” thru Nov. 15 Hickory Museum of Art www.hickorymuseumofart.org

·         1-Dec. 31 – “Paint, Pen, and Pastel” – Edgewood Cottage Artists from 2014 on display at Morganton City

 

DECEMBER 2015

·         1-31 – “Paint, Pen, and Pastel” – Edgewood Cottage Artists from 2014 on display at Morganton City

 

 

ARTIST CALLS

JANUARY 2015 DEADLINES

·         Artist Space Available - The “Venti’s Casa” building downtown has artist booths, wall space & floor space available for artists; 912 West Ave, across from the County building. Call Debra Venti, 828-244-9352

·         Bethlehem Branch Library in Alexander County is now accepting submissions for exhibitions for 2016. For more information and submission guidelines please contact Bud Caywood at caywoodstudio@charter.net

·         Through January 31 - The Caldwell Arts Council is now accepting portfolios for 2016 one-month exhibitions at the Caldwell Arts Council Gallery or three-month exhibitions at the Art-in-Healing Gallery at Caldwell Memorial Hospital.  Submission Guidelines: http://www.caldwellarts.com/157-submission-guidelines-for-exhibit-consideration/

 

FEBRUARY 2015 DEADLINES

·         16-17 -  auditions for The Battle of Shallowford at Foothills Performing Arts; www.fpatheatre.org or 828-726-2318

·         19 – (April 2015 event) The Asheville Symphony Orchestra fourth annual Spotlight on Young Musicians http://ashevillesymphony.org/sym/

 

MARCH 2015 DEADLINES

·         2 – 2015 NC Statewide Juried Pastel Exhibition at The Art Shop, Greensboro NC (May 16-June 16) Over $6,000 in awards; online digital entries only; prospectus: www.pastelsocietyofnc.com

·         15 – Carolina’s Got Art 2015 Juried Art Competition, $20,000 cash prizes; www.carolinasgotart.com, all media accepted

 

APRIL 2015 DEADLINES

·         20 & 21 - auditions for “God’s Man In Texas” Foothills Performing Arts www.fpatheatre.org 828-726-2318

 

Ongoing & farther-reaching artist calls are listed at www.artdeadlineslist.com

 

 

 

ART CLASSES

 

·         Pottery Classes at CVCC visit www.cvcc.edu/Potters_Workshop

·         Pottery Classes at Wishful Thinking Studio in Lenoir visit www.wishfulthinkingstudio.com

·         Painting Classes at Frye Art Studio visit www.fryeartstudio or call 828-320-7819

·         Multiple art forms are taught in classes at Florence Thomas Art School in West Jefferson; visit www.florenceartschool.org

·         Painting Classes - Wine & Design in Hickory offers one-night classes several times each week; http://www.wineanddesign.com/location/hickory-nc/home

·         January 26-March 2 (six Mondays 6-9pm) Open Studio with the Figure, Hickory Museum of Art, 828-327-8576, www.hickorymuseumofart.org

·         January 27-March 17 – Portrait Workshop starts January 27 for 8 consecutive Tuesdays with Margaret Martine, Lenoir School of Visual Arts in downtown Lenoir. Call 828-754-3047 or 828-234-0992 to register.

·         January 31 – Family Soap Carving Workshop (great introduction to wood carving) Hickory Museum of Art, 828-327-8576, www.hickorymuseumofart.org

·         February 2-March 9 (six Mondays, 10am-12n) – Beginning Watercolors with Mike Ogle, Hickory Museum of Art, 828-327-8576, www.hickorymuseumofart.org

·         Feb. 26-27 – Fine Art Instruction in painting & drawing with John Mac Kah, a two-day workshop at Burke Arts Council www.burkearts.org  ; 828-433-7282