ARTISTICALLY SPEAKING-CALENDAR OF ART EVENTS

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The Caldwell Arts Council will accept portfolios from local and regional artists for possible exhibitions in 2019 at either our Caldwell Arts Council gallery (four exhibit opportunities ranging from 5 to 8 weeks) or at the Art-in-Healing Gallery (three 3-month long exhibit opportunities at Caldwell Memorial Hospital.  Other exhibition sites may be available in 2019 as well. All details for submitting your portfolio are available on our website at http://www.caldwellarts.com/157-guidelines/ and portfolios will be accepted through January 31, 2018.

 

DECEMBER 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

through DECEMBER 23 – LENOIR – Satie’s Holiday Sale – a house full of delightful handmade items for your holiday gifting at the Caldwell Arts Council – Open M-F 9am-6pm & Saturdays 10am-3pm; 828-754-2486; www.caldwellarts.com

through DECEMBER 23 – MORGANTON – The Burke Arts Council will have the Annual First Frost Art Show & Sale November 20-December 23.

through DECEMBER 31 – VALDESE – Andrew Atkins will have the window exhibit “Paintings On Canvas and Ceramic Tiles” at the New Window Gallery in Valdese - I am a painter of 35 years experience. My work is featured in many local and regional collections from private to corporate. My work has received many awards and recognition in many capacities. I have taught college for 12 years and in private institutions as well. I am known as a thematic artist, meaning that I choose a subject and work on that subject for a certain period of time until I feel that I can go no furthur with it. Since graduate school in 1988 I have pursued eight themes of various subjects from still life paintings to abstract expressionism. Currently I'm working on a theme titled, 'Souls'. I have thus far completed 26 pieces in which one has sold and one has received honors in a recent art competion/exhibition. Please view the gallery for the statement. All works are for sale. I earned my BFA degree with honors in painting from Eastern Kentucky University in 1981. I earned my MFA from Western Carolina University in 1988. I have also studies at Berea College, Berea, Kentucky and Caldwell Community College in Hudson, NC. Painting is my life, it's all I know how to do well. It chose me, not the other way around. I continually seek recognition and representation in my field as a painter.

through JANUARY 13 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School to feature the 2017 Watercolor Society of North Carolina’s Traveling Exhibition opening with a reception on December 1st, 5-8pm and continuing through January 13th; 10 South Jefferson Ave., West Jefferson; 336-846-3827; http://florenceartschool.org

through JANUARY 30 – MORGANTON – Art on display at Morganton City Hall – Jeanne Schlumbohm http://www.morgantonnc.gov/index.php/government/city-manager/city-hall/art-in-the-hall

DECEMBER 11 – HICKORY – Holiday Ornament Workshop at the Hickory Museum of Art 4-5:30pm for Ages 1st-6th grade ($18 HMA members; $25 non-members; www.hickorymuseumofart.org

DECEMBER 11-12 – LENOIR – Auditions for The Diary of Anne Frank at the JE Broyhill Civic Center will be held at 7pm. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. www.fpatheatre.org

DECEMBER 11 & 14 – HIDDENITE – Music, merriment, and a sumptuious meal of “Olde English” delicacies will set the stage when the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center and the Alexander Central High School Chorus present the return of their Madrigal Feaste on Monday evening 12/11 and Thursday evening 12/14 at the Center’s Educational Complex (70 Hiddenite Church Rd), festivities will begin at 7pm. $16/person includes bountiful dinner, musical & theatrical entertainment, and tax; reservations required and made by calling 828-632-6966.

DECEMBER 12 – BLOWING ROCK – The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum presents “Coffee with the Curator: A History of Black Mountain College” at 11am – www.blowingrockmuseum.org

DECEMBER 13 – LENOIR – Kay & Patrick Crouch will perform a Christmas program titled Caldwell Christmas Memories in the Caldwell Heritage Museum at 10am $5 donation

DECEMBER 14 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium presents A Charlie Brown Christmas – LIVE on stage – 828-433-show or www.commaonline.org

DECEMBER 14 – BOONE – Mountain Home Music presents “An Appalachian Christmas” featuring various artists including Kay & Patrick Crouch – FREE at Grace Lutheran Church 7:30pm; http://mountainhomemusic.com

DECEMBER 16 – LENOIR – Because of inclement weather, Home For the Holidays has been rescheduled to Saturday, December 16th. There is still plenty of time to go by the Harper School and get your tickets to this event benefiting The Harper School of Performing Arts! A fun music crawl with host homes, refreshments and performers. The finale will have desserts, hot beverages, a silent auction, 50/50 raffle and music by Raspberry Rum! 828-754-2297 www.theharperschool.org

DECEMBER 16 – LENOIR – Puddingstone (and Patrick Crouch!) to perform at the JE Broyhill Civic Center. Puddingstone formed first as a trio of percussion, hammered dulcimer, harp and flutes. Over the years, it has grown to a 6-7 member band including vocals, guitar, synthesizer and sometimes fiddle. The genres they play range from Americana classics to Celtic, folk, New Age, Flamenco and some classical selections. www.broyhillcenter.com 828-726-2407

DECEMBER 17 – MORGANTON – Kay & Patrick Crouch will be performing Joseph Martin’s Christmas Cantata Appalachian Winter in the North Morganton United Methodist Church at 6pm

DECEMBER 19 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium presents Messiah Sing-Along; 828-433-show or www.commaonline.org

DECEMBER 19 – LENOIR – Kay & Patrick Crouch will present a short program of Christmas music at 6:44 a.m. for the Caldwell Rotary Club at Clarence’s Friendly Lunch in downtown Whitnel (yes, 6:44 a.m.)

DECEMBER 22 – BOONE – Sycamore Bones will perform at Lost Province 7-10pm; http://lostprovince.com

DECEMBER 28 – BOONE – Strong Mountain Women: How Ballads Power a People” will be a free program at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, featuring NC ballad singer and storyteller Donna Ray Norton in conjunction with an exhibit of century-old photos of Appalachian ballad singers; 6pm; http://blowingrockmuseum.org and http://cecilsharpinappalachia.org

 

 

JANUARY 2018 EVENTS & DEADLINES

JANUARY 4-6 DEADLINE FOR JANUARY 11-FEBRUARY 17 EXHIBIT – Full Circle Arts in Hickory is offering a photography competition/exhibition. They are seeking photographs that have been digitally manipulated, in print format, framed and ready to hang on the wall. “Altered States: Digitally Enhanced Photography” – www.fullcirclearts.org

JANUARY 6 – LENOIR – Dailey & Vincent to perform at the JE Broyhill Civic Center.  Dubbed by CMT as “The Rock Stars of Bluegrass,” the Dailey & Vincent duo has been hailed throughout the music industry as one of the most exciting, reputable and elite Bluegrass bands in America. www.broyhillcenter.com 828-726-2407

JANUARY 6 & 8 – HICKORY – Auditions for Western Piedmont Youth Symphony Spring Seasons by appointment only;  www.wpsymphony.org

JANUARY 9 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium presents The Police & Sting; 7:30pm; 828-433-show; www.commaonline.org

JANUARY 12-27 – LENOIR – Young At Art, The Elementary art exhibit will be on display starting with an opening reception for students & families January 12th 3-6pm and exhibit continues through January 27. – SPONSORED BY FIRST CITIZENS BANK! – www.caldwellarts.com; 828-754-2486

JANUARY 12-28 – NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre presents “A Streetcar Named Desire” in the Black Box Theatre. http://thegreenroomtheatre.org

JANUARY 20 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony presents Chamber Classics II with the Tesla Quartet in the Drendel Auditorium at the SALT Block beginning at 7:30pm; www.wpsymphony.org

JANUARY 23 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium presents An Evening of Piano with Jason Farnham, and “Lesson Plans to Late Night” with Lucas Bohn; 828-433-show or www.commaonline.org

JANUARY 25 – LENOIR – The American Spiritual Ensemble to perform at the JE Broyhill Civic Center. Comprised of some of the finest classically trained singers in the United States, the mission of the American Spiritual Ensemble is to keep the American Negro spiritual alive. Since its inception by Dr. Everett McCorvey in 1995, the vocalists have thrilled audiences around the world with their dynamic repertoire ranging from spirituals to classical to jazz and Broadway numbers highlighting the Black experience. www.broyhillcenter.com 828-726-2407

 

 

FEBRUARY 2018 EVENTS & DEADLINES

FEBRUARY 2 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium (BackStage) presents Lenoir Saxophone and City Rhythm Jazz Band – Backstage Series at COMMA; 828-433-show or www.commaonline.org

FEBRUARY 3 – LENOIR – The Lenoir Comedy Club returns with comedienne Jen Kober at the JE Broyhill Civic Center (upstairs) at 7pm; call 828-754-2486 or visit www.caldwellarts.com for tickets.

FEBRUARY 3 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony presents Masterworks III: featuring Gregory Knight, piano; P.E. Monroe Auditorium on the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University beginning at 7:30pm; www.wpsymphony.org

FEBRUARY 8-10 – LENOIR – Foothills Performing Arts presents “The Diary of Anne Frank” at the JE Broyhill Civic Center. Dinner theatre also presented February 8-10 (except for matinee performance). The haunting story, based on Frank’s memoirs, chronicles the nearly two year time period that Anne and her family spend in hiding to escape Nazi persecution in World War II era Holland.  www.broyhillcenter.com

FEBRUARY 9-25 – NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre presents “Seussical” in the McCreary Theatre. http://thegreenroomtheatre.org

FEBRUARY 15 – LENOIR – “A Temptations Revue” featuring Bo Henderson at the JE Broyhill Civic Center. Bringing the unforgettable songs of Motown back to the JE Broyhill Civic Center is a former lead singer of the Temptations and Grammy Award winner Barrington “Bo” Henderson. This dynamic show spans more than a decade of Temptations classics www.broyhillcenter.com 828-726-2407

FEBRUARY 24 – LENOIR – “Mnozil Brass” to perform at the JE Broyhill Civic Center. www.broyhillcenter.com 828-726-2407

FEBRUARY 16 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium presents Bob Eubanks in The Not So Newlywed Game; 828-433-show; www.commaonline.org

FEBRUARY 17 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony presents Chamber Classics III with the Tesla Quartet in the Drendel Auditorium at the SALT Block beginning at 7:30pm; www.wpsymphony.org

FEBRUARY 24 – LENOIR – Mnozil Brass 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.

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

 

MARCH 2018 EVENTS & DEADLINES

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 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 16-25 – NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre presents “James and the Giant Peach” in the McCreary Theatre. http://thegreenroomtheatre.org

MARCH 19 – MORGANTON – Morganton’s COMMA Auditorium ceiling fresco artist Benjamin Long lecture; 828-433-show; www.commaonline.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 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 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 6-15 – NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre presents “BLUE” in the McCreary Theatre. http://thegreenroomtheatre.org

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

APRIL 12, 13, 14 AND 19, 20, 21 – HUDSON – Hudson Uptown Building presents the dinner theatre show “Savannah Sipping Society; http://www.townofhudsonnc.com/hudson-uptown-building; 828-726-8871

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

 

 

MAY 2018 EVENTS & DEADLINES

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