ARTISTICALLY SPEAKING-CALENDAR OF ART EVENTS

ARTISTICALLY SPEAKING
THE ARTS CALENDAR FOR

CALDWELL & CONTIGUOUS COUNTIES

(this page is updated daily, so check back frequently)

Caldwell Arts Council events are highlighted in yellow – pARTies for the ARTs are in green!

Artist Opportunities – Visit http://ncartseveryday.org/arts-news/current-artist-opportunities/

Hot off the ‘press” is the current edition of CAROLINA ARTS –  http://www.carolinaarts.com/317/317carolinaarts-sp.pdf

OPPORTUNITIES FROM PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS MAGAZINE (CLICK HERE): http://www.caldwellarts.com/359-professional-artist-magazine-cfa/

 

Current and upcoming events below this section

continuing through MARCH 25 – BLOWING ROCK – “Everyman Jack: Stories & Illustrations by Gail E. Haley” at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

continuing through MARCH 30 – MORGANTON – Art on display at Morganton City Hall: “Home in a New Place: Making Laos in Morganton” by Katy Clune. http://www.morgantonnc.gov/index.php/government/city-manager/city-hall/art-in-the-hall

now through  APRIL 1 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council presents the exhibit “Lost And Found” featuring artists Jane Wells Harrison, Laura Faulkenberry, Savannah Tester – and the exhibit “Fixtures, Contraptions, and Other Composites” featuring sculptural artwork by Sara Good. Free/Open to the public Tuesday-Friday 9-5 & Saturdays 10-3. 828-754-2486; www.caldwellarts.com

continuing through APRIL 3 – VALDESE – The New Window Gallery (Play It Again Records Building) presents Artist Renee Whisnant – Paintings & Drawings; Renee studied under the direction of Frances Hairfield and received her associates degree in fine arts at WPCC. Then studied with Ben Long and his associates for four years, and shows at various galleries in Asheville, Crossnore, and Morganton.. 828-874-1800

continuing through APRIL 4 – NORTH WILKESBORO – Wilkes Art Gallery presents The Art of Inspiration with instructor Kitty Owens – meditation, breathing, yoga, creative exploration with prompts in writing, drawing or both – cindy@wilkesartgallery.org or 336-667-2841

continuing through APRIL 8 – BLOWING ROCK – “Andy Warhol: Six Silkscreen Prints” at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

Continuing through APRIL 22 – HICKORY – Full Circle Arts presents “Connections” Competition/Exhibition with opening reception March 16 6-8pm with refreshments and awards presentation (in-take of art is March 2-4). www.fullcirclearts.org or 828-322-7545

continuing through APRIL 23 – HICKORY – Art Exhibit: WOMAN MADE: Women Artists from the Hickory Museum of Art Collection; www.hickoryart.org

continuing through APRIL 29 – ALEXANDER COUNTY – The Alexander County Library will feature the exhibit “Ask Me What I Remember: Images of Perseverance” featuring work by local and regional photographers. The exhibit is inspired by the work of NC author Joyce Hostetter and her landmark young adult novel, “Blue,” set in Catawba County and telling the story of the polio epidemic in our region during the 1940s. (PHOTOGRAPHERS deadline to participate is February 24-25);  contact mirandaburgin@gmail.com or 828-632-2256 or Laura Crooks lcrooks@alexandercountync.gov or 828-632-4058 for more information.

continuing through APRIL 30 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art exhibition “Emergence: Imagining the Unseen Story,” with Noelle Rasmussen; www.hickoryart.org; 828-327-8156

continuing through APRIL 30 – HIDDENITE – The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Emerging Artist Wall exhibit space will feature the work of Donald Dabner of Caldwell County; www.hiddenitearts.org or 828-632-6966

continuing through MAY 6 – LENOIR – Two Man Art Show of Mark Anderson Potter and Matthew Strawn at the BO’s Entertainment Complex. Reception March 18th in the Blue Ridge Room 6-8pm. Open to the public – for info contact Heidi Icenhour: heidi@bosfamilyfun.com or call 828-754-9000.

continuing through MAY 21 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art - Solitude & Mystery: John Julius Wilnoty; www.hickoryart.org

continuing through JUNE 11 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art – IMAGE*INATION

Continuing through JUNE 16 – The local color works by Joe Lafone and Steve Brooks will be displayed at Atlanta Bread Company, 1756 Catawba valley Boulevard, Hickory; opening event Thursday March 30 at 6:30pm.

 

CURRENT EVENTS

ARTIST/CRAFTER CALL FOR MAY 6 HUDSON Butterfly Festival – register at http://ncbutterflyfest.com or call 828-726-1009 (rain date May 13th)

 

MARCH 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

MARCH 21-26 – HICKORY – Paul Whitener Student Art Show: Elementary Division awards reception in the Shuford Gallery 5:30pm. Exhibit continues through March 26

MARCH  23 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art presents Garden Pottery Art Classes for Kids 3rd-6th grade; www.hickorymuseumofart.org

MARCH 23 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA presents “Dreams of the Impossible” with Nelson Illusions; www.commaonline.org

MARCH 23 – LENOIR – Easy Arm Knitting Scarf Class at the Caldwell Arts Council with instructors Kourtney Rabinowitz and Jenna Bailey. $10/person, 6-8pm at the Caldwell Arts Council – limit 20. This event is part of our pARTy Series of fundraiser events which benefit the Caldwell Arts Council. Call 828-754-2486 or visit www.caldwellarts.com to register and pre-pay.

MARCH 23 CALL FOR ARTISTS DEADLINE – HIDDENITE – Regional Artist Exhibit & Competition Adult Division at the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center, with the artwork featured during the month of April 2017. www.hiddenitearts.org or 828-632-6966

MARCH 23 – HICKORY - Channel your inner blacksmith – make your own forged metal jewelry at Ellen Ball Studios located at Harmony Arts Collaborative, 730 First Avenue SW in Hickory; 6-8pm; call 828-320-2005 to register; www.ellenballstudios.com 

MARCH 23 – BOONE – Movies at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum to feature America’s First Forest: Carl Schenck and the Asheville Experiment, 7pm – www.blowingrockmuseum.org

MARCH 23-26 – HICKORY – Hickory Community Theatre presents “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe” on the main stage; https://hickorytheatre.org 828-328-2283

MARCH 23, 24, 25 & 30, 31 & APRIL 1 – HUDSON – Town of Hudson Dinner Theatre at the HUB features the Wooten/Hope/Jones comedy, “Farce of Nature.” This is a hilarious romp, with mistaken identities, disguises and bedlam as a person in the Witness Protection Program has to hole up in an Arkansas Fishing Lodge, the “Reel ‘em Inn,” for a weekend! www.townofhudsonnc.com or email Keith Smith at cs@townofhudsonnc.com 828-726-8871 HUB box office

MARCH 24 – LENOIR – Kay & Patrick Crouch will perform their duo for the Helping Hands Pot ‘O Gold Celebration at the JE Broyhill Civic Center; https://www.facebook.com/helpinghandscliniclenoir

MARCH 24 – HICKORY – Friday night preview party for the 20th Annual Catawba Valley Pottery & Antiques Festival, Hickory Metro Convention center, 7-10pm; www.catawbavalleypotteryfestival.org Tickets available now.

MARCH 24 DEADLINE – United Arts Council of Catawba County applications for grants for Projects Pool and Innovative Artist Projects are due by 5pm March 24th; call 828-324-4906 ext. 302 or www.artscatawba.org

MARCH 25 – Catawba Valley Pottery and Antiques at the Hickory Metro convention center 9am-5pm (festivities begin Friday night with a preview party & full southern supper (purchase advance tickets by March 18th): www.catawbavalleypotteryfestival.org

MARCH 25 – HICKORY – 20th Annual Catawba Valley Pottery & Antiques Festival at Hickory Metro Convention Center; details at www.catawbavalleypotteryfestival.org

MARCH 25 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art presents Cupcakes & Canvas at Atlanta Bread Company 10-11:15 a.m. – for 1st grade and older. details at www.hickorymuseumofart.org

MARCH 25 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents a Barn Quilt Square Workshop (2’ x 2’) with Renee Brooks 10am-4pm; www.florenceartschool.org

MARCH 25 – HIDDENITE – Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center hosts an Aluminum Casting Workshop for kids and adult artists in partnership with Knight and Dey Sculpture, 10am-1pm – www.hiddenitearts.org or 828-632-6966

MARCH 25 – WEST JEFFERSON – FREE Marketing workshop for artists “How to Sell Your Artwork Online”  10am-12noon Ashe Arts Center with presenter Matt Rudisill – call 336-846-2787 or jane@ashecountyarts.org to register.

MARCH 25 – WEST JEFFERSON – FREE Marketing workshop for artists “Making An Impact on Social Media: The New Art Gallery” 1-3pm Ashe Arts Center with presenter Matt Rudisil. To register call 336-846-2787 or jane@ashecountyarts.org

MARCH 26 – WEST JEFFERSON – Join the Florence Thomas Art School for A Mixed Palette: Inside the Sugar House with Doug Munroe – Doug Munroe began backyard sugaring in 2006, tapping a few maple trees close to the house, and boiling the sap down on his wood stove. The project has grown and evolved into one of only a few commercial maple syrup operations in the state. Learn the art of backyard maple sugaring. This event is free and open to the public as part of our adult education program.  http://www.florenceartschool.org/a-mixed-palette/

MARCH 27 – HICKORY - Channel your inner blacksmith – make your own forged metal jewelry at Ellen Ball Studios located at Harmony Arts Collaborative, 730 First Avenue SW in Hickory; 6-8pm; call 828-320-2005 to register; www.ellenballstudios.com 

MARCH 28 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council presents the NC Youth Tap Ensemble to Caldwell County students at the JE Broyhill Civic Center

MARCH 30 – BLOWING ROCK – Scholars & Scones at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum – Family, Food, And Place: The Winebarger Mill and Agricultural History in Watauga County NC, 11am; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

MARCH 30-APRIL 2 – HICKORY – Hickory Community Theatre presents “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe” on the main stage; https://hickorytheatre.org 828-328-2283

MARCH 30-APRIL 2 – NEWTON - The Newton-Conover Auditorium and local composer and musician, Peter Corneliussen present his musical “The Darkest Side of Midnight,” a musical chronicling the last 7 days of Jesus’s life from the perspective of Mary Magdalene; www.newton-conoverauditorium.org

MARCH 31 – LENOIR – Enjoy a Grilled “Green Egg” Pizza with Heidi & John McGowan at their beautiful mountain home at The Coves. $40/person, 6-9pm, limit 8 guests. This event is part of our pARTy Series of fundraiser events which benefit the Caldwell Arts Council. Call 828-754-2486 or visit www.caldwellarts.com to register and pre-pay.

MARCH 31 – Hickory Arts house concert featuring singer/songwriter Clowee Issabelle, 7:30pm, location to be provided upon registration; www.hickoryarts.org

MARCH 31 – United Arts Council of Catawba County announces applications for the Edna Bost Barringer Young Artist Award for Visual and Literary Arts us due March 31 by 5pm in the UAC office; 828-324-4906 ext. 302 or www.artscatawbal.org

MARCH 31 – APRIL 2 – CALL FOR ARTISTS DEADLINE FOR APRIL 7-28 COMPETITION – Charlotte Art League “Spring Into Art” juried competition with juror Richele Soper, over $3,000 in cash and prizes to be awarded. Call 704-376-2787

MARCH 31-APRIL 9 – NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre presents “Leading Ladies” on the mainstage; https://thegreenroomtheatre.org 828-464-6128; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org

 

 

APRIL 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

APRIL 1 – LENOIR – April Fools CONTRA DANCE at the Old Lenoir High School Gymnasium with your hosts Kourtney and Erik Rabinowitz, caller Roberta Kogut, and music by Bob Kogut and friends.  $10/person, no limit, wear your dancing shoes and bring your friends! 7-10pm.  This event is part of our pARTy Series of fundraiser events which benefit the Caldwell Arts Council. Call 828-754-2486 or visit www.caldwellarts.com to register and pre-pay.

APRIL 1 – LENOIR – April’s featured artist at the Lenoir Library is Laura Hampel – she will teach Macrame Jewelry during a 10-11:30 a.m. Children’s session and 12:30-2pm for the Adult’s session.  This FREE event is for ages 8 and up. Space is limited and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling 757-1270.

APRIL 1 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art presents “Empower Me”, an art-based workshop for girls ages 13-15, including a tour of the exhibit WOMAN MADE, art-making activities led by Wisdom Path, and lunch – FREE; space is limited, call 828-327-8576 to register.

APRIL 1 – MAY 30 – MORGANTON – Art on display in Morganton City Hall: “Inspired” – Foothills Painters. http://www.morgantonnc.gov/index.php/government/city-manager/city-hall/art-in-the-hall

APRIL 2 – LENOIR – Say CHEESE! – Raclette Cheese, That Is! – Join your hostesses Adrienne Roellgen and Nancy Crawford at Nancy’s house and enjoy the famous cheese from Switzerland cooked on a special grill – enjoy an assortment of tasty ingredients, beer & wine. 5:30-8:30pm, $35/person, limit 17. This event is part of our pARTy Series of fundraiser events which benefit the Caldwell Arts Council. Call 828-754-2486 or visit www.caldwellarts.com to register and pre-pay.

APRIL 2 – LENOIR – Kay and Patrick Crouch recital 2pm at Mariah’s Chapel; Valley Voices “My Musical Journey” with an amazing variety of instruments (flute, marimba, piano, and the Irish whistle) including a commentary by musician, Kay Crouch. $8/person, children 12 and under will be free; pay at the door. Further details call Margaret Carter Martine 828-754-3047 http://mariahschapel.org/index.html

APRIL 3 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Guild presents “Welcome Spring! Fashion Show” 11:30-1:30 at Hickory Museum of Art in the Coe Gallery; (reservations needed by March 24th) www.hickoryart.org or 828-327-8576 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 5 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council presents “Steve Trash: Rockin’ Eco Hero” – a STEM-based program – to Caldwell County students at the JE Broyhill Civic Center

APRIL 6 – LENOIR – Tucker’s Barn Singer-Songwriter Series Performers: Daniel Queen, Andrew Massey, and Patrick Crouch; 7-9pm at 1841 Cafe 828-754-2297; www.theharperschool.org – details at 828-754-2297 or www.theharperschool.org  

APRIL 6 – HICKORY - Channel your inner blacksmith – make your own forged metal jewelry at Ellen Ball Studios located at Harmony Arts Collaborative, 730 First Avenue SW in Hickory; 6-8pm; call 828-320-2005 to register; www.ellenballstudios.com 

APRIL 7 – LENOIR – Chef’s Table Dinner with Chef Corey Hooks and CCC&TI’s culinary students at Building K (Early College building) on the campus of CCC&TI. Your menu includes Smoked NC trout, Farmer’s Corn Chowder, salad, chicken, and dessert. $30/person, limit 16 starts at 5pm. This event is part of our pARTy Series of fundraiser events which benefit the Caldwell Arts Council. Call 828-754-2486 or visit www.caldwellarts.com to register and pre-pay.

APRIL 7 – HIDDENITE – The ASU Steely Pan Band returns for the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Dinner Performance – call 828-632-6966 for reservations.

APRIL 7-29 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council presents “Young At Art – The Middle & High School Student Art Show” – open Tuesday-Friday 9-5 & Saturdays 10-2; opening reception for this exhibit set for April 7, 3-6pm; 828-754-2486;  www.caldwellarts.com

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

APRIL 7 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents First Friday Workshop: Prayer Flags with Kelly Cameron 6-9pm, www.florenceartschool.org

APRIL 7-30 – VALDESE – The New Window Gallery (Play It Again Records Building) will feature the artist Cathy Vaughan’s acrylic paintings in their 24/7 window gallery. Cathy says she has been a dreamer and a scribbler from the time she could pick up a pencil. My best works were done back in the 1980's in high school.  Unfortunately, those are long lost.  Life moved on and I stopped drawing and painting until just in the last year or so, except for the occasional still cartoon for my own amusement.  My inspirations come from random thoughts, things that catch my attention while walking around, and images that just pop into my head and won't go away until I do something with them.  I love variety, so I paint anything and everything, real and unreal, and experiment with different techniques.  Almost anything that is washable or disposable might be used to achieve a particular texture, but most of the work is done with a variety of brushes, cotton balls, fingers, toothpicks, and cotton swabs.  I use mostly acrylic paint, but sometimes water color gives the perfect effect.  – The New Window Gallery is at 150 West Main Street in Valdese; 828-874-1800

 

APRIL 8 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council presents two competitions at the JE Broyhill Civic Center today.  8:30am-Middle School Poetry Recitation Competition and 12:30pm-High School Shakespeare Monologue Competition.  Public invited-free. 828-754-2486; www.caldwellarts.com

APRIL 8 – HICKORY - Western Piedmont Symphony Chamber Classics Series #4 featuring the TESLA Quartet, 7:30pm, Drendel Auditorium at the SALT Block, $10; 828-324-8603; www.wpsymphony.org

APRIL 8 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents Pysanky Egg Dyeing with Libby Welter, 10am-3pm; www.florenceartschool.org

APRIL 10 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Youth Symphony presents their Spring Concert at 7pm in the Drendel Auditorium (SALT Block). Tickets $7/each; visit wpsymphony.org or call 828-324-8603

APRIL 10-11 – NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre presents “Little Red Riding Hood” https://thegreenroomtheatre.org 828-464-6128

APRIL 12 – HUDSON – CCC&TI’s Performing Artists Series presents the Music Faculty Guitar Quartet Concert (Justin Butler, Paul Holt, David Smith, Robert Steadman) 1pm in room B100 on the Hudson campus; free & open to the public.  www.cccti.edu

APRIL 13 – LENOIR – Davenport A+ School hosts their annual Arts Extravaganza and seeks members of the community to share their art with their students. Each presenter is asked to prepare a 25-minute lesson or presentation highlighting your craft. Different classes will rotate through the sessions, and your presentation can be the same each time; number of sessions is up to the artist – call Dabney Smith, Visual Arts Instructor at Davenport School at 828-729-7919 or email at dabsmith@caldwellschools.com

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 15 – FERGUSON – Whippoorwill Academy and Village open on each 3rd Saturday through October; operated by Margaret Carter Martine and her husband, Dick Martine; mrmartine@gmail.com; 828-754-3047

APRIL 15 DEADLINE FOR MAY 18 EVENT – HICKORY – The Hickory Downtown Development Association seeks artists for 2017 Downtown Hickory Art Crawl May 18th – for application contact Barbara at blsinclair1@bellsouth.net or Connie at info@downtownhickory.com or call 828-322-1121.

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

APRIL 20-22 – LENOIR – Jane Wells Harrison Encaustic Workshop, Tuition $225 per student. Offering a compact, three-day workshop all about using encaustic paint to create lustrous and layered works of art. This workshop is suitable for all levels. We will cover studio requirements, safe practices, paint and medium characteristics and behavior, tools, and various methods. Working on wood, we will explore the use of applied texture, collage, incising techniques. We will discuss compatible media, which can be used with encaustic to include most water based media and oil paint. In addition to tuition, there will be a supply fee estimated at $50-75 per student to cover instructor-supplied consumables. A student supply list will be provided to those registered. The class will make with a minimum of five studehts; there is space for eight students. Class will be held at the Wiese Dorm Studio, Patterson School. (There is affordable housing available at Wiese Dorm – contact http://pattersonschoolfoundation.org.) Registration Deadline April 12; contact Caldwell Arts Council at 828-754-2486 or office@caldwellarts.com OR Jane Harrison at 828-729-2980 or fofumstudio@gmail.com

APRIL 20-23 – LENOIR – Foothills Performing Arts presents “A Midsummer Night’s Roller Disco” JE Broyhill Civic Center; www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407

APRIL 21 DEADLINE FOR MAY 20 EVENT – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council invites artisans to jury their work to participate in the May 20th Hues & Brews Festival in downtown Lenoir NC. Details are at www.huesandbrews.org or www.caldwellarts.com or 828-754-2486

APRIL 21-22 – NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre presents “Little Red Riding Hood” starring The Green Bean Players; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org

APRIL 22 – LENOIR – It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere party at the Irish Rose Bed and Breakfast, with your hostess Rose Noakes providing a wonderful dinner buffet and live music by pianist Richard Pinson. A professional bartender will prepare your exotic cocktail, wine or local beer.  $25/person (limit 25) this party starts at 7pm. This event is part of our pARTy Series of fundraiser events which benefit the Caldwell Arts Council. Call 828-754-2486 or visit www.caldwellarts.com to register and pre-pay.

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

APRIL 22 – HICKORY – Hickory Arts house concert featuring Laurice Lanier at the Old Post Office Playhouse 7:30pm; www.hickoryarts.org

APRIL 22 – ALEXANDER COUNTY – Rockyfest – Live music 10am-6pm with a mix of traditional and roots music throughout the day, along with other activities. All details are at www.rockyfacepark.com/rockyfest or call 828-632-1093. Vendor applications being accepted for the 5th Annual RockyFest at Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area at http://rockyfacepark.com/rockyfest-vendor-application/

APRIL 24 – MORGANTON – COMMA presents Mile Twelve at 7pm – a fresh, hard driving young band beautifully walking the line between original and traditional bluegrass www.commaonline.org

APRIL 27-28 – WILKESBORO – MERLEFEST tickets available now – http://merlefest.org

APRIL 27-29 – HICKORY – Lenoir-Rhyne University presents Playmakers: Making Scenes 2017 at Belk Centrum 7:30pm; lr.edu

APRIL 28 – HICKORY – Gallery Talk with Artist Jonathan Brilliant at 6:30pm Hickory Museum of Art; www.hickoryart.org

APRIL 29 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Men’s Chorus Spring Concert, with special guests Youth Ensemble Singers (YES), the Catawba Valley Community College Chorus (CVCCC) and the Acapella Fellas Barbershop Quartet – 7:30pm at Lenoir Presbyterian church. The concert is free and open to the public, though donations are encouraged. This is an eclectic concert with a wide array of music and musical styles. Dr. David Abernethy and members of Puddingstone will also join in. For more info, call Director Keith Smith at 322-3169

APRIL 29 – LENOIR – April’s Featured Artist at the Lenoir Library is Kara Fohner – Hula Hoop Artistry at 1pm.  This FREE event is for ages 8 and up. Space is limited and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling 757-1270.

APRIL 29 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents Chair Caning with Michael Dees 10am-4pm; www.florenceartschool.org

APRIL 29 – MARION – Artists & crafters in recovery from addiction, mental health challenges, and/or life in general are invited to participate in this event “Recovery Happens” on the Court House Lawn in Marion from 3pm-7pm. To participate, contact Rebekah McCloy, rebekah.mccloy@smokymountaincenter.com or 828-759-2160 ext. 3357

APRIL 30 – CALDWELL COUNTY ARTISTS CALL FOR JULY/AUGUST EXHIBIT – Foothills Arts Council in Elkin call for Caldwell County, Alexander County, Iredell County artists to participate in Artreach South; email submission information by April 30th; danbutner@gmail.com foothillsartscouncil.org

APRIL 30 – CALL FOR ARTISTS DEADLINE FOR MAY 13 EVENT – Art on the Neuse Art and Music Festival in Oriental. – http://www.pamlicoarts.org/opportunities.html

 

 

MAY 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

MAY 1 DEADLINE – CALL FOR SCULPTORS – BOONE – Downtown Boone Development Association is seeking three sculptures for the 2017-2018 Downtown Boone Public Art Exhibit located at sculpture sites on West King Street. Details call Virginia Falck at 828-268-6280 or email virginia.falck@townofboone.net.

MAY 2 – HUDSON – CCC&TI’s Performing Artist Series presents the CCC&TI Chorus concert under director Dr. Vincent Crist at 12:15pm in room B100 on the Hudson campus.  www.cccti.edu

MAY 4 – LENOIR – Tucker’s Barn Singer-Songwriter Series; 828-754-2297; www.theharperschool.org

MAY 4 – HUDSON – CCC&TI’s Performing Artist Series presents the CCC&TI Chorus concert under the direction of Dr. Vincent Crist at St. James Episcopal Church, 12:15pm, 806 College Ave SW, Lenoir – free & open to the public. www.cccti.edu

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

MAY 5-29 – LENOIR – “POP!” art exhibit featuring artists Michelle Johnson Fairchild, Richard Wright, Chris Fowler, and Mary Margaret Myers – opening reception 5-7pm on May 5th, exhibit will continue through May 29. 828-754-2486 www.caldwellarts.com

MAY 5 DEADLINE FOR MAY 26 EVENT – SAWMILLS – Sawmills Elementary School 4th Annual Arts Extravaganza. The purpose of the Art Extravaganza is to help expose Sawmills School students to a wide variety of local performing and visual artists. All proceeds raised during this event will help purchase supplies for our music and visual arts programs at school. Artists are invited to set up examples of artwork, demonstrate if possible, and sell their artwork the night of the event. At school, we can provide chairs and tables. We will attempt to provide outdoor tents, but they are limited. Please contact Brad Wright if interested – bwright@caldwellschools.com or call the school at 828-396-2610 & RSVP by May 5th

MAY 5 DEADLINE FOR JUNE 8-21 EVENT – MORGANTON – Grace Ridge Retirement Community in Morganton will host the 3rd Annual Creative Age Invitational Senior Art Exhibit, open to pro & non-pro artists age 60 and over in NC.  Details at http://www.graceridge.org/art/ and artwork can be submitted at http://www.graceridge.org/call-for-artist-2/.  Walker Marketing (Kristine Goodyear) is coordinating – 704-262-1112

MAY 5-21 – NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre presents “All Shook Up” https://thegreenroomtheatre.org 828-464-6128

MAY 6 – LENOIR – It’s Brazilian Time – a party at the home of Jimmie & Carrie Griffith in Lenoir; enjoy a Brazilian meal and refreshing Brazilian beverage, and the soothing sounds of Jimmie & Carrie playing and singing Brazilian music for your enjoyment. 6:30pm, limit 8, $35/person. This event is part of our pARTy Series of fundraiser events which benefit the Caldwell Arts Council. Call 828-754-2486 or visit www.caldwellarts.com to register and pre-pay.

MAY 6 – HUDSON – The Town of Hudson is hosting the Annual Butterfly Festival on May 6, 9am-6pm. Crafters and artisans booth spaces available; applications at http://www.ncbutterflyfest.com or 828-726-1009.  Rain date is set for May 13. Facebook event is facebook.com/ncbutterflyfestival.

MAY 6-SEPTEMBER 9 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art exhibit: Hickory Sticks: Jonathan Brilliant Installation; www.hickoryart.org

MAY 6-SEPTEMBER 17 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art exhibit: Past Lives: Installation by Brian Lackey; www.hickoryart.org

MAY 7 – LENOIR – Harper Concert Band performance scheduled; www.theharperschool.org; 828-754-2297

MAY 12 DEADLINE FOR JUNE 24 EVENT – CALDWELL COUNTY – Art Around Caldwell Studio Tour to feature artisans and crafters either in their own home studio – this event is open to non-Caldwell County artists as well – we can arrange to have you at the Caldwell Arts Council or a local business in Lenoir, Hudson or Granite Falls – just let us know! Register on our website, www.caldwellarts.com or call 828-754-2486

MAY 12-13 – HICKORY – Hickory Community Theatre presents “Rent” on the Main Stage – https://hickorytheatre.org 828-328-2283

MAY 13 – LENOIR – Out of Africa is the theme of the pARTy at Christie Arney and Allen Miller’s Lenoir home. Serving beef, chicken and vegetarian dishes, some of which will be prepared by natives of the Ivory Coast and Egypt. Other dishes will be from Morocco, Mali, Ghana and the hosts and chefs will be in native African attire! $35/person, the party runs 6:30-10pm, limit 12 guests. This event is part of our pARTy Series of fundraiser events which benefit the Caldwell Arts Council. Call 828-754-2486 or visit www.caldwellarts.com to register and pre-pay.

MAY 13 – NEWTON – Newton Conover Auditorium Cinema Social presents “Mamma Mia! The Movie 3pm; www.newton-conoverauditorium.com supporting the Women’s Resource Center

MAY 15 – LENOIR – Recital by students of the Harper School of Performing Arts; www.theharperschool.org or 828-754-2297

MAY 18 – HICKORY – Downtown Hickory Art Crawl starts at 5pm

MAY 18-21 – HICKORY – Hickory Community Theatre presents “Rent” on the Main Stage – https://hickorytheatre.org 828-328-2283

MAY 20 – LENOIR – Henry Cho, actor, comedian and rancher – an Asian with a Southern accent - JE Broyhill Civic Center; www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407

MAY 20 – LENOIR – Hues & Brews, meet artists and craft brewers in downtown Lenoir - a fundraiser event of the Caldwell Arts Council; 828-754-2486; www.caldwellarts.com Regional brewers, artisans, and musicians are coming to Downtown Lenoir for the Third Annual Hues and Brews. Chat with the brewers and artists, and check out their handcrafted offerings. With a $10 entry fee, you’ll receive a keepsake glass and 5 tokens. Additional tokens are $1 each. For $35, get a VIP experience that includes a special preview hour. Advance tickets are available at the Caldwell Arts Council. Early $10 tickets come with an extra token, and early VIP tickets can be had at $30.

MAY 20 - FERGUSON – Whippoorwill Academy and Village’s TOM DOOLEY DAY (live music, old-time demonstrations on many crafts and skills that are almost forgotten, cloggers, Appalachian toys, blacksmithing, wood working, flint napping, fireplace cooking, authors, art, drama performances, lectures about early rifles and guns, Civil War artifacts, collecting and much more). Interested vendors may request applications now by contacting Margaret Carter Martine: mrmartine@gmail.com or PO Box 268, Ferguson NC 28624.  Whippoorwill Academy and Village will then be open on each 3rd Saturday through October

MAY 22 – LENOIR – Recital by students of the Harper School of Performing Arts; www.theharperschool.org or 828-754-2297

MAY 25-28 – HICKORY – Hickory Community Theatre presents “Rent” on the Main Stage – https://hickorytheatre.org 828-328-2283

MAY 26 – LENOIR – Lindsay Barrick and Abigail Taylor invite you to their Lenoir home for a House Concert featuring Sycamore Bones and Love Like This. You will kick back with hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and friends, while they entertain you with an eclectic mix of traditional folk, Americana, Bluegrass, Rock and Roll and Country music. Party starts at 7pm, $20/person, limit 25 guests. This event is part of our pARTy Series of fundraiser events which benefit the Caldwell Arts Council. Call 828-754-2486 or visit www.caldwellarts.com to register and pre-pay.

MAY 26 – SAWMILLS – 4th Annual Arts Extravaganza to feature artisans set up to demonstrate and sell their artwork, will feature live music, and will introduce Sawmills School students & community to a wide variety of local performing and visual arts. All proceeds raised during this event will help purchase supplies for the music & visual arts programs at school. Contact Brad Wright: bwright@caldwellschools.com or call the school at 828-396-2610

MAY 27 – LENOIR – Make a Native American Dream Catcher and enjoy a Native American meal 1-3pm at the Caldwell Arts Council 1-3pm. $15/person, limit 20. This event is part of our pARTy Series of fundraiser events which benefit the Caldwell Arts Council. Call 828-754-2486 or visit www.caldwellarts.com to register and pre-pay.

 

JUNE 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

JUNE 1 - LENOIR – Tucker’s Barn Singer-Songwriter Series; 828-754-2297; www.theharperschool.org

JUNE 1 – JULY 30 – MORGANTON – Art on display at Morganton City Hall: UNI4 ARTISTS -  http://www.morgantonnc.gov/index.php/government/city-manager/city-hall/art-in-the-hall

JUNE 1-4 – HICKORY – Hickory Community Theatre presents “Rent” on the Main Stage – https://hickorytheatre.org 828-328-2283

JUNE 2-JULY 29 – LENOIR – Calling all Caldwell County artists (adult artists 18 & older who live, work or go to school full-time in Caldwell County or who are currently taking art classes in Caldwell County). Caldwell Visual Artists Competition deliveries accepted May 26-27; reception & awards June 2, 5-7pm, exhibit continues through July 29. 828-754-2486 or http://www.caldwellarts.com/345-caldwell-visual-artists-competition/

JUNE 2-18 – NEWTON – The Green Room community Theatre presents “Boeing Boeing” https://thegreenroomtheatre.org 828-464-6128; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org

JUNE 3 – NEWTON – Newton-Conover Auditorium Cinema Social presents “Dirty Dancing Dance Along 4pm dance class, move at 6pm in support of the Louis Nummery School of Ballet. www.newton-conoverauditorium.com

JUNE 8-21 – MORGANTON – 3rd Annual Creative Age Invitational Senior Art Exhibit at Grace Ridge Retirement Community; http://www.graceridge.org/art/

JUNE 17 - FERGUSON – Whippoorwill Academy and Village open on each 3rd Saturday through October; operated by Margaret Carter Martine and her husband, Dick Martine; mrmartine@gmail.com; 828-754-3047

JUNE 17 – HICKORY – Art of Poetry Tour, Hickory Museum of Art, 2pm www.hickoryart.org

JUNE 17-SEPTEMBER 17 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art exhibit Beer Type Logos; www.hickoryart.org

JUNE 19-23 – BANNER ELK – Kids Theatre camp “Theatre Magic” at Ensemble Stage for ages 6-11, 9am-3pm – http://www.ensemblestage.com/Theatre-Classes.html

JUNE 23 – NEWTON – Newton-Conover Auditorium Cinema Social presents “Jurassic Park” www.newton-conoverauditorium.com supporting the Catawba Science Center

JUNE 24 – CALDWELL COUNTY – Art Around Caldwell Studio Tour – tour artists studios throughout Caldwell County, and in local businesses in Lenoir, Granite Falls and Hudson. www.caldwellarts.com or 828-754-2486

JUNE 25 – HICKORY – Symphony Under The Sails, 6pm – Sails on the Square

JUNE 26-29 - LENOIR – Harper School of Performing Arts presents Chimes Choir – Learn to play Choir chimes – it’s an excellent way to learn basic elements of reading music and a great group experience in creating beautiful works scored just for chiles & handbells. This camp for children ages 8-12 10:30-12noon. $125. theharperschool.org

 

JULY 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

JULY 1 DEADLINE FOR AUGUST 5 EVENT – LENOIR – Adams Events is proud to host it's first annual SoundBites Food & Music Festival Saturday August 5, 2017 from 10am-6pm at the Caldwell County Fairgrounds in Lenoir, NC.  This event will host between 50-100 vendors of all kinds.  The cost of admission is one donation per person of either a school supply, non-perishable food item, band instrument, or a money donation. All donations and money collected from the raffle will be split between the Communities in Schools program and Yokefellow of Caldwell County. SoundBites Food & Music Festival invites any business that sells products or offers services, any entertainers, artists, crafters, direct sales businesses, non-profit organizations, food vendors, etc.  We also need support of people who are interested in helping the community and these two charitable organizations by donations of items for our raffle.  This can include goods you sell, gift cards, baskets of items, or even gift certificates for a service.  All donors will receive a thank you letter to use as receipt for tax purposes.  If you are interested in helping in any way, or setting up for the event, please contact Adams Events NC asap!  All applications and fees are due by no later than July 1st!  Details at https://gallery.mailchimp.com/47e2d293687c07b4c190de886/files/e1cb8777-309b-4dc7-a3fa-9e5e8bbfbf06/Adams_Events_SoundBites_Food_Music_Festival_Contract.01.pdf

JULY 6 - LENOIR – Tucker’s Barn Singer-Songwriter Series; 828-754-2297; www.theharperschool.org

JULY 11-AUGUST 3 – LENOIR – Summer Guitar Group at the Harper School of Performing Arts – Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-7pm- contact 828-754-2297 or www.theharperschool.org

JULY 11-AUGUST 3 – LENOIR – Music Seminar at the Harper School of Performing Arts – Tuesdays & Thursdays 7-8pm– contact 828-754-2297 or www.theharperschool.org

JULY 15 - FERGUSON – Whippoorwill Academy and Village open on each 3rd Saturday through October; operated by Margaret Carter Martine and her husband, Dick Martine; mrmartine@gmail.com; 828-754-3047

JULY 17-18 AND 24-25 – AUDITIONS for the classic musical, “Annie” at the HUB in the town of Hudson will be these dates, with call backs on Monday, July 31stwww.townofhudsonnc.com or email Keith Smith cs@townofhudsonnc.com 828-728-8272

JULY 17-20 & 24-27 – LENOIR – 2017 Camp Treble hosted by the James C Harper School of Performing Arts – a two-week summer music camp experience Monday-Thursday both weeks, 10am-4pm with a follow-up concert July 28th. theharperschool.org or 828-754-2297

JULY 24-AUGUST 9 – HUDSON – Jack Tales free children’s camp offered to Caldwell county youth –the oral 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 learn 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

JULY 31-AUGUST 3 - LENOIR – Harper School of Performing Arts presents Chimes Choir – Learn to play Choir chimes – it’s an excellent way to learn basic elements of reading music and a great group experience in creating beautiful works scored just for chiles & handbells. This camp for children ages 8-12 10:30-12noon. $125. theharperschool.org

 

 

 

 

AUGUST 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

AUGUST 1 – SEPTEMBER 30 – MORGANTON – Art on display at Morganton City Hall: Natalia Leigh. -  http://www.morgantonnc.gov/index.php/government/city-manager/city-hall/art-in-the-hall

AUGUST 3 - LENOIR – Tucker’s Barn Singer-Songwriter Series; 828-754-2297; www.theharperschool.org

AUGUST 5 – LENOIR – SoundBites Food & Music Festival 10am-6pm at the Caldwell County Fairgrounds in Lenoir is expected to host 50-100 vendors including crafters, direct sales companies, local businesses, non-profit organizations, entertainers, food providers, and much more; Facebook event page is https://www.facebook.com/events/308119092868697/  Details call Carrie Adams 828-215-0859 or email adamseventsnc@gmail.com

AUGUST 6 – LENOIR – Harper Concert Band performance; www.theharperschool.org; 828-754-2297

AUGUST 7-11 – LENOIR – Beginning Band Camp to be held at the Harper School for students starting band at school this year; 828-754-2297 or www.theharperschool.org

AUGUST 10-12 – LENOIR – Foothills Performing Arts presents “Jack Tales” JE Broyhill Civic Center; www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407. This is the culmination of the free children’s acting camp (above)offered to Caldwell County youth by the FPA. Jack Tales are based on Appalachian folk tales, and retell the adventures of a young hero thrown on the road to adulthood, overcoming obstacles with bravery, intelligence and trickery.

AUGUST 15 DEADLINE FOR SEPTEMBER 21 EVENT – HICKORY – The Hickory Downtown Development Association seeks artists for 2017 Downtown Hickory Art Crawl September 21st – for application contact Barbara at blsinclair1@bellsouth.net or Connie at info@downtownhickory.com or call 828-322-1121.

AUGUST 19 - FERGUSON – Whippoorwill Academy and Village open on each 3rd Saturday through October; operated by Margaret Carter Martine and her husband, Dick Martine; mrmartine@gmail.com; 828-754-3047

 

SEPTEMBER 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

SEPTEMBER 7 - LENOIR – Tucker’s Barn Singer-Songwriter Series; 828-754-2297; www.theharperschool.org

SEPTEMBER 8 – LENOIR – Welcome Dinner for sculptors arriving for Sculpture Celebration!

SEPTEMBER 9 – LENOIR – SCULPTURE CELEBRATION! Broyhill Walking Park in Lenoir 9am-4pm; www.caldwellarts.com 828-754-2486

SEPTEMBER 15-16 - FERGUSON – Whippoorwill Academy and Village DANIEL BOONE FESTIVAL -  (live music, old-time demonstrations on many crafts and skills that are almost forgotten, cloggers, Appalachian toys, blacksmithing, wood working, flint napping, fireplace cooking, authors, art, drama performances, lectures about early rifles and guns, Civil War artifacts, collecting and much more). Interested vendors may request applications now by contacting Margaret Carter Martine: mrmartine@gmail.com or PO Box 268, Ferguson NC 28624. 

 

 

OCTOBER 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

OCTOBER 1 – NOVEMBER 30 – MORGANTON – Art on display at Morganton City Hall: Kathi Yarnall; http://www.morgantonnc.gov/index.php/government/city-manager/city-hall/art-in-the-hall

OCTOBER 19-20-21 AND 26-27-28 – HUDSON – The classic musical, “Annie,” will be presented at the HUB. “Annie” tells the classic cartoon tale of Little Orphan Annie and Daddy Warbucks as Annie and her dog, Sandy, seek love and the family that Annie has always desired. www.townofhudsonnc.com or email Keith Smith at cs@townofhudsonnc.com 828-728-8272

OCTOBER 20-21 – LENOIR – The Smoking In The Foothills website is live with information about this year’s event, artist/crafter/vendor calls, etc. www.smokinginthefoothills.com

OCTOBER 21 - FERGUSON – Whippoorwill Academy and Village open; operated by Margaret Carter Martine and her husband, Dick Martine; mrmartine@gmail.com; 828-754-3047

 

NOVEMBER 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

 

 

DECEMBER 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

DECEMBER 1-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 9 – LENOIR – Home For The Holidays – the annual Harper School of Performing Arts fundraiser and home tour. details at www.theharperschool.org or 828-754-2297

DECEMBER 10 – LENOIR – Harper Concert Band performance; www.theharperschool.org 828-754-2297