ARTISTICALLY SPEAKING-CALENDAR OF ART EVENTS

Caldwell Arts Council events are highlighted in yellow

Here’s a link to more great events in Caldwell County – http://explorecaldwell.com/calendar

ANNOUNCEMENTS / CFA / FOR SALE / GENERAL

Gift shops & galleries in Lenoir seeking artists/crafters –

Caldwell Arts Council (fine arts, crafts & food items for December Satie’s Holiday Sale) – Cathy McCoy – 828-754-2486 – College Avenue – Lenoir – www.caldwellarts.com

Frye Art Studio / Folk Keeper Gallery & Antiques - (folk artists) – Charlie Frye, 828-320-7819 – West Avenue, Lenoir (https://www.facebook.com/fryeartstudio)

My Happy Place (fine arts & crafts) – Bev Mihelich – 828-572-2688 – Main Street, Lenoir (https://www.facebook.com/My-Happy-Place-Gallery-1644989529090508/)

Sevenfold (artisans, inventors and handmade talent) – Melanie Reid Murphy – 828-850-7926 – West Avenue, Lenoir (across from Caldwell County offices & Carolina Distillery) (https://www.facebook.com/sevenfoldcreates/)

 

 

Advance $5 tickets for Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention (Labor Day weekend) are available at the Caldwell Arts Council now.  Details on event are at www.happyvalleyfiddlers.org.

GRASSROOTS GRANT APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE NOW - http://www.caldwellarts.com/258-grassroots-grants-program/

VOLUNTEERS WANTED! Now seeking Volunteers to help with our permanent Sculpture Collection (about 80 pieces, visual inspection, some require cleaning/coating), with Sculpture Celebration (working dates September 9 and/or 10 – many positions available) and with Satie’s Holiday Sale (December 2-24 checkout positions) – please call Cathy McCoy at Caldwell Arts Council, 828-754-2486 or email info@caldwellarts.com or go online to http://www.caldwellarts.com/12-volunteer-with-us/ to register as a new volunteer.

VOLUNTEERS ALSO NEEDED at My Happy Place gallery in downtown Lenoir (old Abigail’s location next to the courthouse) – to help with sales/checkout – call 828-572-2688 and ‘Like’ their Facebook page: My Happy Place Gallery

ART CLASSES FOR ADULTS AND KIDS are listed at http://www.caldwellarts.com/21-art-classes-and-artist-information/

ARTIST AND SCULPTOR CALLS –opportunities are listed at http://ncartseveryday.org, http://artdeadlineslist.comhttp://professionalartistmag.comhttp://carolinaarts.comhttp://www.caldwellarts.com/277-sculptor-and-artist-rfq-sites/

ARTIST CALL – VALDESE – New Window Gallery seeks artists to display in September, October, November, December & January – Contact David Mench at the Play It Again Records Building, 150 West Main Street in Valdese; 828-874-1800

 

 

CURRENT  EVENTS (upcoming dated events below this section)

now through JULY 29 – MORGANTON – Fifth Annual Western North Carolina Studio Art Glass Exhibition, Burke Arts Council, 828-433-7282, www.burkearts.org

now through JULY 30 – HIDDENITE – (4 Saturdays) – Saturday Pottery Classes at Hiddenite Arts with Linda Merry Parker of Merry Pottins Studios – classes for children and adults, 10am-1pm; 828-632-6966; www.hiddenitearts.org

now through JULY 30 – HIDDENITE – Andrew Atkin  to exhibit “To See Is To Paint” in the Lucas Mansion Gannery, 316 Hiddenite Church Rd in Alexander County; reception July 10th 3-4:30 at the Gallery; free; www.hiddenitearts.org; 828-632-6966

now through JULY 31 – HIDDENITE – The work of Molly Poulter will be featured on the Hiddenite Arts’ Emerging Artists Wall at 316 Hiddenite Church Rd; www.hiddenitearts.org; 828-632-6966

now through JULY 31 – VALDESE – Ed Lane (E.W. Lane) Photographer work to be featured at NWG New Window Gallery (Play It Again Records Building), 150 West Main St. Valdese 28690; 828-874-1800

now through JULY 31 – HIDDENITE – The work of Alexander County resident & Mitchell Community College student Molly Poulter will be featured at the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Emerging Artists Wall; www.hiddenitearts.org

now through AUGUST 13 - HICKORY – Full Circle Arts Fourth Annual Tiny Art Show; opening reception July 14, 6-8pm; 828-322-7545, www.fullcirclearts.org; info@fullcirclearts.org; 42-B Third Street NW, Hickory

now through AUGUST 14 – HICKORY – Collecting Starkweather: Then & Now at Hickory Museum of art; www.hickorymuseumofart.org

now through AUGUST 19  - HICKORY – Summer Art Camps for Kids (choose from more than 20 different art camps – morning & afternoon options available for ages 4-14) www.hickorymuseumofart.org; 828-327-8576

now through AUGUST 31 – LENOIR – A beautiful exhibit of artwork by Lenoir artist Eddie Kent Tallent is displayed at the Caldwell Arts Council’s Art-in-Healing Gallery at Caldwell Memorial Hospital. This gallery is at the Mulberry Street entrance and open daily 7am-8pm. The exhibit will remain on display until renovations begin at the hospital.  For more information, visit www.caldwellarts.com or call 828-754-2486

now through OCTOBER 9 – HICKORY – “Holy Land Revisited” art exhibit featuring handmade paper, fresco and watercolor art by Lenoir Artist Norma Suddreth on display at the Hickory Museum of Art.  Artist Reception on August 12, 6-7:30pm – RSVP by calling 828-327-8576 – sample Middle Eastern food while viewing works inspired by the artist’s travels and faith.  www.hickorymuseumofart.org

 

 

JULY 2016 EVENTS & DEADLINES

JULY 28-29 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival presents In/Visible Theatre’s “Mauzy” – a play about tale-telling, about songs, about how storytellers can mix so deep into the stories themselves that they never find their way out; 8pm, Valborg Theatre; www.appsummer.org

JULY 28-AUGUST 2 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Historical Society’s Edgewood Cottage presents Artists In Residence: Charlie Frye (Appalachian Folk & Americana) and Susan Sharpe (nature themes in fiber & fabric); http://www.blowingrockhistoricalsociety.com/artists-in-residence/ Open Thursday-Tuesday 10am-6pm & Sundays noon-6pm

JULY 29 – LENOIR – 7pm concert featuring Soul Watt (pop music) on the square in downtown Lenoir

JULY 29 – LENOIR – Camp Trebel Concert featuring band students trained at the Harper School of Music Camp Trebel at the Broyhill Civic Center – 7pm – FREE & open to the public.

JULY 29 – NEWTON – “Improvable Causes” presents Comics at Fault: Mimi Benfield & Purdi Holsom with musical guest Bare The Traveler, 6pm, $10; Newton-Conover Auditorium; 1-800-838-3006

JULY 29 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Arts & History Museum features Guest Speaker and Author Kathryn Greeley to discuss her book “The Collected Tabletop: Inspirations for Creative Entertaining.” 10:30 a.m. $30/person; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

JULY 29-30 – WEST JEFFERSON – Oil Sticks workshop – all levels with Paul deMarrais; www.florenceartschool.org

JULY 29-31 – BLOWING ROCK - The three-day Blowing Rock Art & Antiques Show boasts over 5,000 square feet of furnishings, porcelain, jewelry, silver, art, and more from antique dealers from Pennsylvania to Texas. Tickets to the show are $10 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. More information is available by calling the Museum at 828-295-9099 ext. 3001.

JULY 30 – AUGUST 5 – LENOIR – Harambee Festival in Lenoir at the MLK Center (event details below) to include an art exhibit by the Brush & Palette Club and an art workshop by Norma Suddreth and Theresa Gloster. For details, call 828-757-2170

JULY 30 – LENOIR – Family Fun Day at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center – festival featuring food, vendors, children’s activities, musical and dance acts, and other activities for the day, 11am-4pm – FREE - 828-757-2170, Lenoir Parks & Recreation

JULY 30 – HICKORY – Christian Contemporary group Big Daddy Weave performing after the Hickory Crawdads game. www.hickorycrawdads.com

JULY 30 – BLOWING ROCK – Ensemble Stage presents The Commedia Robin Hood as one of their Saturday Kids Theatre Series; www.ensemblestage.com

JULY 30 – BOONE – Ireland in Poetry and Song with Hickory-based musical duo g Rock School Auditorium; 7:30pm; www.mountainhomemusic.com

JULY 30 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival presents Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue 8pm at Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts; www.appsummer.org 828-841-2787 or 828-262-4046

JULY 31 – LENOIR – Miss Harambee Pagent at the Lenoir High School Auditorium 4pm - $5/adult, $3-12 & under

JULY 31 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival presents Broyhill Chamber Ensemble, 8pm Rosen Concert Hall; www.appsummer.org

JULY 31 – WEST JEFFERSON – “A Mixed Palette” artist talk with Tony Griffin, 5pm at Florence Thomas Art School; www.florenceartschool.org

 

 

 

 

AUGUST 2016 EVENTS & DEADLINES

AUGUST 1 – LENOIR – Baseball games & SWOOP’S Hair Show at MLKing Center, part of the 44th Harambee Arts Festival FREE

AUGUST 1 DEADLINE – LENOIR – “Capture the Community” Photo Contest” – The Caldwell Chamber of Commerce and The News-Topic invite submissions for photo contest – open to anyone, no age limit; Winners to be announced by August 31. Details email caldwellchambernc@gmail.com or visit www.caldwellchamber.com or www.newstopicnews.com  

AUGUST 1 – HICKORY – Cooking Class “Gazpacho, Chicken w/Risotto” with Chef Rick Doherr at Turnip the Arts in downtown Hickory; www.turnipthearts.com 828-441-2014

AUGUST 1 DEADLINE - HICKORY – Hickory Downtown Development Association seeks artists to participate in the Downtown Hickory Art Crawl September 15th – juried, room for 30 artists. blsinclair1@bellsouth.net or info@downtownhickory.com; 828-322-1121

AUGUST 1 DEADLINE – CRAFTER/ARTIST CALL – HICKORY – Hickory’s Oktoberfest 2016 is now accepting applications for Arts and Crafts vendors; the event will be held October 7, 8 & 9 & estimated attendance is 100,000 for the three-day event; www.hickoryoktoberfest.com

AUGUST 1-3 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School Flo Kids Summer Art Camp: The Many Faces of Me – Self Portraits with Cora Mae Pipkin; www.florenceartschool.org

AUGUST 1-4– BOONE – Art Workshop with Anne Abgott: From the Ordinary to the Extraordinary; www.cheapjoes.com/art-workshops.html

AUGUST 1-5 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Summer Art Camp for Kids: Age 4-6 Surf Sand & Sea and Dragons & Fairies; Ages 7-9: Garden Art; Ages 10-14 Ceramics & Sculpture; Ages 7-14: Masquerade; www.hickoryart.org

AUGUST 1-SEPTEMBER 24 – HIDDENITE – “Monumental Images-Marking a Place in Time” by Tri-State Sculptors will be exhibited at the Hiddenite Center: www.hiddenitearts.org

AUGUST 2 – LENOIR – Harambee Arts Festival at MLK King Center to feature the Senior Citizens Appreciation Banquet featuring the Silvio Martinat Swing Band at 6pm - FREE

AUGUST 2 – BOONE - Appalachian Summer Festival presents The Helen & Stephen Weicholz Global Film Series: Tangerines (2013) 7pm, Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts; www.appsummer.org

AUGUST 2-OCTOBER 25 – NORTH WILKESBORO – The Artist’s Way 12-week workshop on Tuesday evenings 5:30-7:30pm. This book by Julia Cameron aids in discovering and recovering your creative self. This focused workshop invites poets and painters, musicians and dancers, potters and knitters – artists of every type to participate in this special workshop. $75 members/$85 non-members, book & journal included www.wilkesartgallery.org

AUGUST 3 – LENOIR – Harambee Arts Festival at MLKing Center to feature Game Night in the gymnatorium, multi-prupose room & gameroom at 6pm; $5 entry fee per person

AUGUST 4 – LENOIR – Harambee Arts Festival at MLKing Center Recognition Banquet at 6pm FREE

AUGUST 4 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival presents TheYoung People’s Global Film Series: Marie’s Story, 1pm, Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts; www.appsummer.org

AUGUST 4 – HICKORY – Concerts on the Green to feature the Jason Lanier vocalist sharing a variety of styles from Christian to Broadway, Free at Viewmont Baptist Church on the grass behind the sanctuary, 1246 2nd St NE, Hickory; 828-322-6732; www.viewmontbaptist.org

AUGUST 4 – MORGANTON – Strictly Clean & Decent to perform on the Back Porch at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

AUGUST 4-9 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Historical Society’s Edgewood Cottage presents Artists In Residence: Frank Freer (chip carving & carved chains and caricatures) and Deone Roe (oil & watercolor wildlife artist); http://www.blowingrockhistoricalsociety.com/artists-in-residence/ Open Thursday-Tuesday 10am-6pm & Sundays noon-6pm

 5-7PM opening reception for “Sculpt Mettle: Redux” (sculptural and visual art by Dr. Henry Michaux, one of the founders of our long-running Sculpture Celebration) and “Thinking Inside the Box” (with artwork beginning with a box by Caldwell County visual art instructors) at the Caldwell Arts Council; 828-754-2486 www.caldwellarts.com

AUGUST 5 – OCTOBER 1 – LENOIR  “Sculpt Mettle: Redux” featuring sculptural and other creative artwork by Dr. Gaston Henry Michaux (one of the founders of our long-running Sculpture Celebration) and “Thinking Outside the Box” (with artwork by Bob Ebendorf, Jane Harrison and Caldwell County visual art instructors) on display at the Caldwell Arts Council; 828-754-2486 www.caldwellarts.com

AUGUST 5 – LENOIR – Harambee Arts Festival at MLKing Center – Old School Dance for 30 yrs. & Older featuring Adrian crutchfield & Tony Lelo Band in the gymnatorium; $10 advance, $12 at the door

AUGUST 5 – WEST JEFFERSON – Charcoal workshop with Paul deMarrais at Florence Thomas Art School – www.florenceartschool.org

AUGUST 5 – LENOIR – 7pm concert featuring Chad Triplett (country music) on the square in downtown Lenoir

AUGUST 5-31 – VALDESE – New Window Gallery (Play It Again Records Building) to feature artwork by Marti Kardol and Cor Kardol; 24-hr. lit window display) – 150 West Main St., Valdese; 828-874-1800

AUGUST 6 – HICKORY - Corey Raquel Lovelace with John Coffey, part of Hickory Arts House Concert Series; $20; 7:30pm eat & greet with the artists; performance begins at 8pm; www.hickoryarts.org

AUGUST 5 – HUDSON – Strictly Clean & Decent to perform at Windmill Park in Hudson 7-9pm

AUGUST 6 – WEST JEFFERSON – Pastels for Beginners with Paul deMarrais at Florence Thomas Art School – www.florenceartschool.org

AUGUST 6 – BOONE – The Law Firm – Representing Old-Time Musicians: Craver, Watson, Hicks and Newberry at Harvest House Performing Arts Venue in Boone, 7:30pm. www.mountainhomemusic.com

AUGUST 6 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival presents the Jerry Douglas Band with special guest Mipso 8pm at Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts; www.appsummer.org 828-841-2787 or 828-262-4046

AUGUST 6-14 – BLOWING ROCK – Ensemble Stage presents Visiting Mr. Green by Jeff Baron, a Dramatic Comedy; www.ensemblestage.com

AUGUST 8 – CALL FOR ARTISTS DEADLINE FOR MONTH-LONG EXHIBITSPOTS SEPTEMBER-APRIL – Visual Art Exchage intruduces The LAB – www.vaeraleigh.org/exhibitions/thelab

AUGUST 8 - BLOWING ROCK – Join Blowing Rock Art & History Museum in the gazebo of Memorial Park on Main Street for a wonderful afternoon of theatre. Bright Star Touring Theatre’s hilarious actors will have the audience laughing with this production of Pinocchio and Robin Hood. Admission free; open to the public; info 828-295-9099 ext. 3001

AUGUST 8-12 - LENOIR - Harper School of Music to host Beginning Band Camp for rising 6th grade band students from 5:30 - 7:30 pm for rising 6th grade band students.  www.theharperschool.org 828-754-2297

AUGUST 8-12 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Summer Art Camp for Kids:  Ages 4-6 Frozen and Garden Art; Ages 7-9 Lights Camera Action and Art Explosion; Ages 10-14 Comic Book Clinic; www.hickoryart.org

AUGUST 8-12 – BOONE – Art Workshop with Alexis Lavine: Design for Success; www.cheapjoes.com/art-workshops.html

AUGUST 9 - BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Art & History Museum Coffee with the Curator: Featuring History of the Horse Show; 828-295-9099 ext. 3001

AUGUST 10 DEADLINE FOR SEPTEMBER 6-30 EXHIBIT – WEST JEFFERSON – Open Call For Artists “100 Years in the Making” – information at www.florenceartschool.org/open-call-for-artists/

AUGUST 11-16 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Historical Society’s Edgewood Cottage presents Artists In Residence: Ed Dyer (classical realism paintings) and Caron Baker Wike (food-safe, decorative stoneware vessels); http://www.blowingrockhistoricalsociety.com/artists-in-residence/ Open Thursday-Tuesday 10am-6pm & Sundays noon-6pm

AUGUST 11-20 – STATESVILLE – Theatre! Statesville presents “Over the River and Through the Woods” - https://www.facebook.com/TheatreStatesville/

AUGUST 12 – WEST JEFFERSON – Ashe County Gallery Crawl; details at www.ashecountyarts.org

AUGUST 12 – LENOIR – 7pm concert to feature J. Swann Band (R&B, jazz and soul music) on the square in downtown Lenoir

AUGUST 12 – HICKORY – Opening reception for Norma S. Suddreth’s art exhibit “Holy Land Revisited” at the Hickory Museum of Art, 243 Third Ave NE in Hickory; RSVP: 828-327-8576. Meet NC artist Norma Suddreth and sample Middle Eastern food while vieing works inspired by the artist’s travels and faith. Learn about her unique work and artistic processes.   Exhibit continues through October 9.

AUGUST 12-13 – PENLAND – Penland School of Crafts 31st Annual Benefit Auction; www.penland.org

AUGUST 13 – 8:30PM – DOWNTOWN LENOIR – “The Good Dinosaur” presented by the City of Lenoir Parks & Recreation Fabulous Family Films Series – shown on the big screen outdoors on the square (or at Old Lenoir High School Auditorium in case of rain); concessions available; bring own chairs or blankets for seating; info call 828-757-2196

AUGUST 13 – BOONE – Piano Man of the Blue Ridge – Jeff Little Trio perform at Harvest House Performing Arts Venue in Boone 7:30pm

AUGUST 13 – HICKORY – Roses Unread at Wizard Saloon, 651 21st St NE, Hickory

AUGUST 13 – BLOWING ROCK – Art in the Park 10am-5pm; free admission, free trolly shuttle; www.blowingrock.com; 828-295-7851

AUGUST 13-NOVEMBER 19 – BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM opens “Elizabeth Bradford: Time + Terrain” – opening reception September 1, 5:30-7:30pm at the Museum; free/open to the public

AUGUST 14 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock’s Concert in the Park – Free – featuring the Sylvio Martinat Swing Band with big band swing sound

AUGUST 15 – HICKORY – Cooking Class “Creole and Cajun” with Chef Calvin Kerr at Turnip the Arts in downtown Hickory; www.turnipthearts.com 828-441-2014

AUGUST 15 DEADLINE FOR SEPTEMBER 24 EVENT – HIDDENITE – Fine arts and crafts vendors and commercial vendors invited to participate in the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s 35th Annual Hiddenite Celebration of the Arts. Details: 828-632-6966; info@hiddenitearts.org or stop by the Lucas Mansion at 316 Hiddenite Church Road.

AUGUST 15-17 - BLOWING ROCK – The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum will host a summer camp for ages 6-12: “Art Around the World” for ages 6-12; children will take a voyage around the continents, learning different art and craft techniques such as painted Talavera tiles, Tibetan sand art mandalas, Panamanian mola, African batik, Hopi pottery, and more. www.blowingrockmuseum.org; 828-295-9099 x3001

AUGUST 15-18 – LENOIR – Disney Dance Week at the Harper School – a fun and exciting summer dance camp to keep your child active and entertained, for children in 2nd through 5th grade whether beginner or intermediate level. Performance July 14th to show off what they’ve learned; 2-5pm daily $55; instructor Torie McCuen; 828-754-2297

AUGUST 15-19 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Summer Art Camp for Kids: Ages 4-6 Animal Planet; Ages 7-9 Surf Sand & Sea; Ages 7-14 3D Art; www.hickoryart.org

AUGUST 15-19– BOONE – Art Workshop with Maureen Killaby: Drawing Realism Techniques in Portraits; www.cheapjoes.com/art-workshops.html

AUGUST 18 – MORGANTON – The Hushpuppies to perform on the Back Porch at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

AUGUST 19 – LENOIR – 7pm concert featuring the Nautical Wheelers (variety music) on the square in downtown Lenoir

AUGUST 19 – HIDDENITE – Tin Can Alley will perform at Summer on the Square – free – Alexander County Courthouse lawn in Taylorsville (rainsite will be the Center’s Educational Complex); 828-632-6966 or www.hiddenitearts.org

AUGUST 20 – BOONE – Family Bluegrass Gospel Harmonies with The Cockman Family at Harvest House Performing Arts Venue in Boone, 7:30pm; www.mountainhomemusic.com

AUGUST 22-26 – BOONE – Art Workshop with Karlyn Holman: Watercolor Fun and Free; www.cheapjoes.com/art-workshops.html

AUGUST 23 - BLOWING ROCK – Movies at the Museum: Desperate Man Blues, 6-8pm. Film tells the story of self-proclaimed king of record collectors Joseph E. Bussard, Jr. who amassed probably the greatest collection of country, blues, jazz, Cajun and gospel music in the world; Admission $5/$7 – 828-295-9099 ext. 3001

AUGUST 25 - MORGANTON – Collin Raye performs on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

AUGUST 25 – BLOWING ROCK – Scholars & Scones: Abstract Evolvement: The Fiber Arts of Ineke Thomas; Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 828-295-9099 ext. 3001

AUGUST 26 - LENOIR – 7pm concert featuring Matt Stratford Band (blues and rock music) along with a beer garden on the square in downtown Lenoir.

AUGUST 26 – BOONE – Special Matinee – From Across the “Big Pond” to Appalachia: A Musical Journey with Little Windows (Julee and Mark Weems) at Harvest House Performing Arts Venue in Boone, 2:30pm; www.mountainhomemusic.com

AUGUST 27– 8:30PM – DOWNTOWN LENOIR – “Zootopia” presented by the City of Lenoir Parks & Recreation Fabulous Family Films Series – shown on the big screen outdoors on the square (or at Old Lenoir High School Auditorium in case of rain); concessions available; bring own chairs or blankets for seating; info call 828-757-2196

AUGUST 27 – BLOWING ROCK – The Family That Plays Together Stays Together – Whitetop Mountain Band performs at blowing Rock School Auditorium, 7:30pm; www.mountainhomemusic.com

AUGUST 27-SEPTEMBER 4 – BLOWING ROCK – Ensemble Stage presents Waiting for MacArthur by P. Paulette MacDougal, a Historical Drama; www.ensemblestage.org

AUGUST 28 – BLOWING ROCK – Summer Concert Series: Lorena Guillen Tango Ensemble; Blowing Rock Art & History Museum; 828-295-9099 ext. 3001

AUGUST 29 – HICKORY – Cooking Class “Kimchi, Glazed Chicken”with Chef Josh Phillips at Turnip the Arts in downtown Hickory; www.turnipthearts.com 828-441-2014

AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 2 BOONE – Art Workshop with Skip Lawrence: How to Make Your Work Yours; www.cheapjoes.com/art-workshops.html

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2016 EVENTS & DEADLINES

SEPTEMBER 1 ARTIST CALL DEADLINE FOR OCTOBER 1 EVENT – NEWTONFoothills Folk Art Festival is now accepting artist applications for the juried festival to be held in downtown Newton on Saturday, October 1. Artists should be primarily self-taught and must submit three to five digital or hard-copy photos of their art to the selection committee; more info: Hickory Museum of Art, Clarissa Starnes: cstarnes@hickorymuseumofart.org or 828-327-8576 ext. 210

SEPTEMBER 1 – LENOIR – Quilters & Needleworkers class with Instructor Jeanne Enloe begins again at the Caldwell Senior Center; call 758-2883.

SEPTEMBER 4 – BOONE – A Special Labor Day Tribute to American Workers with Laurelyn Dossett at Harvest House Performing Arts Venue in Boone, 7:30pm

SEPTEMBER 6-9 -  BOONE – Art Workshop with Judy Betts: Creative Expression and Design in Watercolor; www.cheapjoes.com/art-workshops.html

SEPTEMBER 8 - BOONE – An Evening with The Avett brothers, 8pm, Holmes Convocation center; www.appsummer.org

SEPTEMBER 9 - LENOIR -  Sculptor Welcome Dinner -  welcoming sculptors to Lenoir for the 31st Annual Sculpture Celebration, 7pm, Broyhill Walking Park; 828-754-2486 www.caldwellarts.com

SEPTEMBER 9 – WEST JEFFERSON – Ashe County Gallery Crawl; details at www.ashecountyarts.org

SEPTEMBER 9-11 – HUDSON – “A Woman of No Importance” by Oscar Wilde to be performed at Foothills Performing Arts directed by Lori Franklin; www.fpatheatre.org; 828-726-2318

SEPTEMBER 10 - LENOIR -  31st Annual Sculpture Celebration at the Broyhill Walking Park 9am-4pm FREE (awards announced at about 3:30pm followed by Judge’s Walking Tour of winners) Caldwell Arts Council 828-754-2486 www.caldwellarts.com

SEPTEMBER 10 – BLOWING ROCK – Art in the Park 10am-5pm; free admission, free trolly shuttle; www.blowingrock.com; 828-295-7851

SEPTEMBER 11 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock’s Concert in the Park features the Never Too Late Bluegrass Band - free

SEPTEMBER 12 – HICKORY – Cooking Class “Middle Eastern Fare” with Annette at Turnip the Arts in downtown Hickory; www.turnipthearts.com 828-441-2014

SEPTEMBER 12-16 – BOONE – Art Workshop with Catherine Nash: Drawing & Painting Folks and Furry Friends; www.cheapjoes.com/art-workshops.html

SEPTEMBER 14 – FIRST DEADLINE to jury in handmade items for the Satie’s Holiday Sale at the Caldwell Arts Council; 828-754-2486; www.caldwellarts.com; Does anyone read this far ahead? Let me know you read this post and I’ll send you a discount coupon for a purchase at the Caldwell Arts Council. Cathy@caldwellarts.com

SEPTEMBER 15 - HICKORY - Downtown Hickory Art Crawl, 5-8pm; www.downtownhickory.com; 828-322-1121

SEPTEMBER 15 – HICKORY – Cooking Class: Appetizers by various chef demos at Turnip the Arts in downtown Hickory during the Art Crawl; www.turnipthearts.com 828-441-2014

SEPTEMBER 15 – MORGANTON – “You’ve Got A Friend” on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

SEPTEMBER 16 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Soup, Salad & Strings Luncheon Music Series, 11:45 a.m. in the Keiser Community Room at the SALT Block; 828-324-8603; www.wpsymphony.org

SEPTEMBER 16-18 – HUDSON – “A Woman of No Importance” by Oscar Wilde to be performed at Foothills Performing Arts directed by Lori Franklin; www.fpatheatre.org; 828-726-2318

SEPTEMBER 17– 8:30PM – DOWNTOWN LENOIR – “Tomorrowland” presented by the City of Lenoir Parks & Recreation Fabulous Family Films Series – shown on the big screen outdoors on the square (or at Old Lenoir High School Auditorium in case of rain); concessions available; bring own chairs or blankets for seating; info call 828-757-2196

SEPTEMBER 17 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Chamber Classics Series #1 featuring TESLA Quartet, 7:30pm, Drendel Auditorium at the SALT Block; 828-324-8603; www.wpsymphony.org

SEPTEMBER 18-22 – CULLOWHEE – Opportunity open to all artists & writers – an opportunity to get away and rediscover your Muse – Late Summer Retreat at Lake Logan: Plein Air, Studios, Writing Room, Mindfulness & Yoga; http://www.cullowheemountainarts.org/lake-logan-artist-writer-workshop-retreats/late-summer-retreat-at-lake-logan#sthash.K3QnoaaA.dpbs

SEPTEMBER 19 DEADLINE FOR SEPTEMBER 20-24 EVENT - ARTIST & CRAFTER CALL – CALDWELL COUNTY – Caldwell County Agricultural Fair seeks artists and crafters to participate, along with selling vendors.  They Also need a judge for photography category and for arts/crafts categories. Contact Revonda Cassavaugh at 828-758-0617. Entries to be received 9/19/16 and judging on 9/20/16.

SEPTEMBER 19-23 – BOONE – Art Workshop with Michael Holter: Faces & Places; www.cheapjoes.com/art-workshops.html

SEPTEMBER 24 – ASHE COUNTY – Art on the Mountain – Ashe Arts Center Grounds – Fine Art, Cool Crafts, 9am-3pm; 336-846-2787; artists apply by July 25

SEPTEMBER 24 – HIDDENITE – Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s 35th Annual Hiddenite Celebration of the Arts, featuring artists, crafters and performers; 9am-4pm; free & open to the public. www.hiddenitearts.org

SEPTEMBER 26 – HICKORY – Cooking Class “Cooking With Herbs” at Turnip the Arts in downtown Hickory; www.turnipthearts.com 828-441-2014

SEPTEMBER 26-30 – BOONE – Art Workshop with Edwina May: Lifelike Watercolor Pawtraits (our furry friends and children with paws); www.cheapjoes.com/art-workshops.html

SEPTEMBER 30 DEADLINE FOR OCTOBER 14-15 EVENT – LENOIR - ARTIST & CRAFTER CALL – LENOIR – Smoking in the Foothills BBQ Festival will be held October 14-15 in downtown Lenoir rain or shine; vendors being sought – applications available at www.smokinginthefoothills.com This is an NC State Championship sanctioned by The Kansas City Barbecue Society.

SEPTEMBER 30 – HICKORY – Clowee Issabelle House Concert; part of Hickory Arts House Concert Series; $20; 7:30pm eat & greet with the artists; performance begins at 8pm; www.hickoryarts.org

 

 

 

OCTOBER 2016 EVENTS & DEADLINES

OCTOBER 1 – NEWTON – Foothills Folk Art Festival in Newton by Downtown Newton Development Association and Hickory Museum of Art 10am-4pm; artist/crafters application due by September 1; contact Clarissa Starnes, cstarnes@hickorymuseumofart.org, 828-327-8576

OCTOBER 1 – HICKORY – 7:30pm – Western Piedmont Symphony Masterworks 1, PE Monroe Auditorium at LRU; www.wpsymphony.org

OCTOBER 1-2 – HENDERSONVILLE – 57th Annual Art on Main fine art/fine craft festival; 828-495-8504 or www.acofhc.org) 

OCTOBER 2 – LENOIR - SECOND DEADLINE to jury in handmade items for the Satie’s Holiday Sale at the Caldwell Arts Council; 828-754-2486www.caldwellarts.com

OCTOBER 3-7 – BOONE – Art Workshop with Rose Edin: Colors That Sing; www.cheapjoes.com/art-workshops.html

OCTOBER 6 – MORGANTON – “Fame” The Musical on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

OCTOBER 6-15 – STATESVILLE – Theatre! Statesville presents “War of the Worlds Radio Play” https://www.facebook.com/TheatreStatesville/

OCTOBER 7 – LENOIR 5-7pm opening reception for “2 Squared” exhibit featuring artwork by Rob Amberg, Mercedes Jelinek, Jon Sours & Tamie Beldue - reception hosted by Foothills Performing Arts 828-754-2486 www.caldwellarts.com

OCTOBER 7 – NOVEMBER 19 – LENOIR  “2 Squared” exhibit of artwork by Rob Amberg, Mercedez Jelinek, Jon Sours & Tamie Beldue at the Caldwell Arts Council; 828-754-2486 www.caldwellarts.com

OCTOBER 8 – BLOWING ROCK – Art in the Park 10am-5pm; free admission, free trolly shuttle; www.blowingrock.com; 828-295-7851

OCTOBER 10-14 – BOONE – Art Workshop with Frank Francese: Let’s Paint the Colors Step-by-Step; www.cheapjoes.com/art-workshops.html

OCTOBER 14 – HICKORY – It’s All HIS Fault House Concert featuring Jeff & Carol Ann Hartman with John Coffey and special guests; part of Hickory Arts House Concert Series; $20; 7:30pm eat & greet with the artists; performance begins at 8pm; www.hickoryarts.org

 

OCTOBER 14 – WEST JEFFERSON – Ashe County Gallery Crawl; details at www.ashecountyarts.org

OCTOBER 17-21 – BOONE – Art Workshop with Linda Kemp: Transforming Imagery-Journey to Abstraction; www.cheapjoes.com/art-workshops.html

OCTOBER 20 – MORGANTON – “Shanghai Nights” Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

OCTOBER 20-29 - HUDSON - Hudson Uptown Building & dinner theatre presents the Rodgers and  828-726-8871

OCTOBER 23 – HICKORY – Hickory Choral Society concert at First Baptist Church in Hickory

OCTOBER 24-28  – BOONE – Art Workshop with Ken Hosmer: Energizing Your Color; www.cheapjoes.com/art-workshops.html

OCTOBER 31 - HICKORY – Workshop with Norma S. Suddreth at Hickory Museum of Art: “Gelatin Treats! [of a sort...], 9:30am-12:30pm – For ages 13 years and up (adults welcome) $30 – call 828-327-8576 to register; Get creative this Halloween! Make monoprints on gelatin molds using handmade papers.

 

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 2016 EVENTS & DEADLINES

NOVEMBER 5 – LENOIR – Shop-A-Paloozza! 10am-3pm at Rooster Bush Automotive Showroom – Over 35 vendors & crafters; 828-455-1289; shop.a.paloozza@gmail.com  

NOVEMBER 5 – LENOIR - FINAL DEADLINE to jury in handmade items for the Satie’s Holiday Sale at the Caldwell Arts Council; 828-754-2486www.caldwellarts.com

NOVEMBER 5 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Masterworks II, 7:30pm; Drendel Auditorium; SALT Block; www.wpsymhony.org

NOVEMBER 12 – MORGANTON – “Steppin’ Out” with Ben Vereen on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

NOVEMBER 19 - LENOIR – Western Piedmont Symphony presents Holiday Pops Nutcracker Ball at the JE Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir – the Hickory Jazz Orchestra plays Duke Ellington’s “Nutcracker Suite” – an evening of beautiful music, great food and dancing; 828-324-8603; info@wpsymphony.org; wpsymphony.org

 

 

DECEMBER 2016 EVENTS & DEADLINES

DECEMBER 1-3 – STATESVILLE – Theatre! Statesville presents “Surprise Christmas Show” https://www.facebook.com/TheatreStatesville/

DECEMBER 1-4 – LENOIR – “A Christmas Carol” by Mark Woodard, Adapted from the story by Charles Dickens & Directed by Mark Woodard – A Foothills Performing Arts play to be performed on the Main Stage at the JE Broyhill Civic Center; tickets: www.broyhillcenter.com or 828-726-2407 

DECEMBER 2 – WEST JEFFERSON – Christmas Art Crawl; details at www.ashecountyarts.org

DECEMBER 2 – MORGANTON – The Texas Tenors “Deep in the Heart of Christmas” on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

DECEMBER 2, 3, 4 – HICKORY – Hickory Choral Society concerts at Corinth Reformed Church in Hickory. 

DECEMBER 2-23 – LENOIR Satie’s Holiday Sale at the Caldwell Arts Council – the entire house changes over to a gift shop full of local and regional handcrafts. 828-754-2486 www.caldwellarts.com

DECEMBER 15 – MORGANTON – “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” The Musical on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

 

 

JANUARY 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

JANUARY 12 – MORGANTON – “The Game Show” on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

JANUARY 20 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Soup, Salad & Strings Luncheon Music Series, 11:45 a.m. in the Keiser Community Room at the SALT Block; 828-324-8603; www.wpsymphony.org

JANUARY 21 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Chamber Classics Series #2 featuring TESLA Quartet, 7:30pm, Drendel Auditorium at the SALT Block; 828-324-8603; www.wpsymphony.org

JANUARY 30 – MORGANTON – “42nd Street” National Broadway Tour on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

 

 

FEBRUARY 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

FEBRUARY 3 – VALDESE – Lonesome River Band at Old Rock School in Valdese

FEBRUARY 4 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Masterworks III, 7:30pm; PE Monroe Auditorium at LRU; www.wpsymphony.org

FEBRUARY 9-18 – STATESVILLE -  Theatre! Statesville presents “Willy Wonka” https://www.facebook.com/TheatreStatesville/

FEBRUARY 10 – MORGANTON – “Live From Nashville” on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

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

 

 

MARCH 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

MARCH 3 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Soup, Salad & Strings Luncheon Music Series, 11:45 a.m. in the Keiser Community Room at the SALT Block; 828-324-8603; www.wpsymphony.org

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

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

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

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

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

MARCH 18 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Masterworks IV, 7:30pm; PE Monroe Auditorium at LRU: www.wpsymphony.org

 

 

APRIL 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

MAY 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

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

 

 

JUNE 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

 

 

JULY 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

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

 

 

 

AUGUST 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

AUGUST 10-12 – HUDSON – Jack Tales camp participants (see July 24-August 9 above) will perform the plays they’ve created on stage at Foothills Performing Arts Theatre; Contact Foothills Performing Arts at 828-726-2318 or www.fpatheatre.org