ARTISTICALLY SPEAKING ARTS CALENDAR

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

 

CALDWELL ARTS COUNCIL EVENTS - MARCH 2015

now through Mar. 30 – “The Go-o-o-od Life: Dawn Mathews”  art exhibit at Caldwell Memorial Hospital’s Art-in-Healing Gallery; www.caldwellarts.com 828-754-2486

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

5 – Caldwell Cuisine presents Asian gourmet dinner at JE Broyhill Civic Center; for tickets call 828-726-2407

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

7 – (rescheduled from February 28th) 10th Annual Middle School Poetry Recitation Competition at Hibriten High School. 828-754-2486 or info@caldwellarts.com

NOTE: Seeking high school students in Caldwell & contiguous counties to compete in 3rd Annual Shakespeare Monologue Competition – details at http://www.caldwellarts.com/227-shakespeare-monologue-competition/

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

19 – Make a textured aluminum wrap ring with Ellen Ball at the Caldwell Arts Council, 6-7:30pm, $35 fee includes materials. Advance registration & payment required; 828-754-2486 or info@caldwellarts.com

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

28Caldwell Traditional Musicians Showcase” JE Broyhill Civic Center 828-726-2407 www.broyhillcenter.com hosted by Strictly Clean & Decent.  Caldwell County’s Junior Appalachian Musicians students (a Caldwell Arts Council program) will also perform during this event!

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

 

APRIL 2015

1-June 30 – Stevens Family Scholarship Award winning artists work on display at Caldwell Memorial Hospital Art-in-Healing Gallery through end of June open 7am-8pm daily. www.caldwellarts.com 828-754-2486

3-24 – “Cuba – Through the Camera Lens” photography by David M. Spear and Elizabeth Matheson at Caldwell Arts Council, www.caldwellarts.com, 828-754-2486

10 – “Ahhh, Brazil!” April Food & Fools pARTy for the ARTs! If you missed Carnaval in Rio (again) no worries! Come join the county’s only Brazilian themed pARTy. You will taste Feijoada, the Brazilian national dish, have a Caipirinha (mixed drink made with Brazilian rum), and finish the night with an intimate live Brazilian music concert. Hosts Jimmie & Carrie Griffith will host 8 guests at $35/person. http://www.caldwellarts.com/236-april-food-and-fools-parties/

11 – “Starving Artist at the “New” Thankful Goat Farm” April Food & Fools pARTy for the ARTs! Bring the family & join Dawn & Steve Mathews’ family for a tour of our new farm and a yummy picnic "bowl 'o beans." Enjoy all the county favorites: pinto beans, cornbread, and slaw.  Come hike the trails, meet the goats, and get your family portrait made with cuddly baby animals. 20+ guests  http://www.caldwellarts.com/236-april-food-and-fools-parties/

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

14 – “Farm to Table” April Food & Fools pARTy for the ARTs! Chef’s Table style dining.  Enjoy "dinner and a show".  You will watch and learn as your meal is prepared by the Culinary Art Students. Chef Keith and Chef Bob will be there to answer all your cooking questions. A one-of-a-kind "mystery meal" as everything served will be local and fresh. The menu includes fresh local fish, seasonal veggies, bread and dessert. Hopefully even a fresh berry pie! What could be better? Limit 16 guests  http://www.caldwellarts.com/236-april-food-and-fools-parties/

16 - Make textured aluminum earrings with Ellen Ball at the Caldwell Arts Council, 6-7:30pm, $35 fee includes materials. Advance registration & payment required; 828-754-2486 or info@caldwellarts.com

17 – “Dinner on the Hill” April Food & Fools pARTy for the ARTs! Come to the mountain top!  Nestled on the ridge of Ripshin Mountain in beautiful Happy Valley is the gracious home of Emerson and Cheryl Dickey.  This art filled home is an experience unto itself and is the perfect setting for a sumptuous multi-course meal centered around a pork rib roast. Enjoy a relaxing evening, drinks, good conversation and a mountain top getaway.  The hosts invite you to come early and stay late! Limit 8 guests http://www.caldwellarts.com/236-april-food-and-fools-parties/

18 – “Contra Dance Covered Dish Party” April Food & Fools pARTy for the ARTs! Contra Dancing anyone? If you've ever tried it, you are already hooked. If not, be prepared to be addicted. The night will begin with lessons, so don't fret if you are a beginner. If you can walk, you can contra. So swing on over to the American Legion for a night of contra dance, potluck covered dishes and toe-tapping music by Bob Kogut and friends, hosted by Erik and Kourtney Rabinowitz.  All are welcome! Wear comfortable shoes. Non-alcoholic drinks provided; BYOB if you choose. This party is sure to be huge hit. Make plans early to sign up! 30+ guests http://www.caldwellarts.com/236-april-food-and-fools-parties/

18 – “Frogmore Stew and You” April Food & Fools pARTy for the ARTs! The return of a favorite!  You'll be dining in the foothills, but you'll swanny you're in South Carolina's low country after one bite of Frogmore Stew. This one-pot wonder is a combination of shrimp, sausage, corn on the cob and potatoes, served with ice cold beer, hosted by Grey, Tina & Ginny Scheer. Limit 20 guests http://www.caldwellarts.com/236-april-food-and-fools-parties/

25 – “Scandinavian Chimney Sweep Meal” April Food & Fools pARTy for the ARTs! Journey to Sweden with Dr. Mark & Kim Picton for a traditional Scandinavian Chimney Sweep feast. Outdoor dining under the stars as your hosts grill over an open firepit  delicious packets of fresh local trout and prepare traditional fare of potato salad with sausage and "smorgastarta" (a savory sandwich cake). Enjoy beer, wine and a Schnapps toast to wrap up the meal. Limit 12 guests http://www.caldwellarts.com/236-april-food-and-fools-parties/

25 – “Turkish Delights” April Food & Fools pARTy for the ARTs! An authentic Turkish meal of Meze (like tapas), served with baskets of grilled bread slices, Biber Dolmasi (stuffed green peppers with ground Ripshin goat, rice and herbs), Suzme yogurt (strained yogurt), fresh fruit, Kasar (Turkish aged yellow cheese, Lokum (Turkish delight), one glass Turkish red or white wine or Raki (spirit),  (BYOB any other beverage you desire). "Afiyet olsun!" (Bon appetit!) say your hosts Rachel Plaster, Wanda Prince, and Liza Plaster. Limit 10 guests http://www.caldwellarts.com/236-april-food-and-fools-parties/

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

30 – Lenoir Comedy Club Night benefitting the Caldwell Arts Council featuring comedians Julie Scoggins and Will Jacobs. In addition to the load of laughs, beer/wine/soft drinks will be available for purchase. $30 in advance, $35 at the door. www.caldwellarts.com/comedy

 

MAY 2015

1-29 – “The Other Group-Reunited” art exhibit at the Caldwell Arts Council; opening reception May 1, 5-7pm, hosted by Lenoir Woman’s Club. www.caldwellarts.com, 828-754-2486

1-June 30 – Stevens Family Scholarship Award winning artists work on display at Caldwell Memorial Hospital Art-in-Healing Gallery through end of June open 7am-8pm daily. 828-754-2486 or www.caldwellarts.com

2 – “Yoga and Vegetarian Garden pARTy” April Food & Fools pARTy for the ARTS! Join your hosts Christie Arney and Torre Hinnant and gather in Triangle Park for a beautiful stress-relieving yoga session and then return to Torre's home for a delicious vegetarian garden party-style meal. Beer and wine will be served. Wear comfortable clothes. If it rains, the whole event will be held at Torre Hinnant’s home. Limit 12 guests http://www.caldwellarts.com/236-april-food-and-fools-parties/

21 - Make a textured aluminum pendant with Ellen Ball at the Caldwell Arts Council, 6-7:30pm, $35 fee includes materials. Advance registration & payment required; 828-754-2486 or info@caldwellarts.com

 

 

 

JUNE 2015

1- 30 – Stevens Family Scholarship Award winning artists work on display at Caldwell Memorial Hospital Art-in-Healing Gallery through end of June open 7am-8pm daily. 828-754-2486 or www.caldwellarts.com

5-26 – “Schooled” with art by NY artist Lisa DeLoria Weinblatt, and artwork by Penland School of Craft Fellows on display. Opening Reception June 5, hosted by _________________, 5-7pm; www.caldwellarts.com or 828-754-2486

18 - Make a textured aluminum cuff bracelet (1” to 1.5” wide) with Ellen Ball at the Caldwell Arts Council, 6-7:30pm, $35 fee includes materials. Advance registration & payment required; 828-754-2486 or info@caldwellarts.com

 

 

JULY 2015

1-Sept. 30 – Cathy Taylor’s exhibit “Pigments Of Your Imagination” on display at Caldwell Memorial Hospital Art-in-Healing Gallery through end of September; open 7am-8pm daily. 828-754-2486 or www.caldwellarts.com

10-17 – CCC&TI Compass Class artwork on display; reception _____________, 5-8pm; much of the artwork will be for sale with proceeds going to provide programming and field trips; www.caldwellarts.com or 828-754-2486

 

AUGUST 2015

1-Sept. 30 – Cathy Taylor’s exhibit “Pigments Of Your Imagination” on display at Caldwell Memorial Hospital Art-in-Healing Gallery through end of September; open 7am-8pm daily. 828-754-2486 or www.caldwellarts.com

7-Sept. 25 – “Figuratively Speaking” exhibit featuring regional figurative sculptors and 2-D artisans. Reception August 7, 5-7pm hosted by _______________________. www.caldwellarts.com or 828-754-2486

 

SEPTEMBER 2015

1-25 – “Figuratively Speaking” exhibit featuring regional figurative sculptors and 2-D artisans. www.caldwellarts.com or 828-754-2486

1-30 – Cathy Taylor’s exhibit “Pigments Of Your Imagination” on display at Caldwell Memorial Hospital Art-in-Healing Gallery through end of September; open 7am-8pm daily. 828-754-2486 or www.caldwellarts.com

4-6 – Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention on the Jones Farm in Happy Valley; www.happyvalleyfiddlers.com

11 – Blue Jeans (casual) dinner party 7-9pm to welcome sculptors attending 30th Annual Sculpture Celebration. 828-754-2486 www.caldwellarts.com

12 – 30TH annual Sculpture Celebration 9am-4pm at the TH Broyhill Walking Park off Norwood Street. www.caldwellarts.com 828-754-2486

 

 

OCTOBER 2015

1-December 30 – Vaun Healey’s exhibit “Art Is My Heart” on display at Caldwell Memorial Hospital Art-in-Healing Gallery through end of December; open 7am-8pm daily. 828-754-2486 or www.caldwellarts.com

2-31 – “Caldwell Visual Artists Competition” features 2-D and 3-D artwork by Caldwell County artists in competition for cash prizes. www.caldwellarts.com 828-754-2486

 

NOVEMBER 2015

1-December 30 – Vaun Healey’s exhibit “Art Is My Heart” on display at Caldwell Memorial Hospital Art-in-Healing Gallery through end of December; open 7am-8pm daily. 828-754-2486 or www.caldwellarts.com

6-21 – “Young At Art-Middle/High Student Artwork” exhibit; reception November 6, 3-6pm. www.caldwellarts.com 828-754-2486

 

DECEMBER 2015

1-30 – Vaun Healey’s exhibit “Art Is My Heart” on display at Caldwell Memorial Hospital Art-in-Healing Gallery through end of December; open 7am-8pm daily. 828-754-2486 or www.caldwellarts.com

4-23 – “Satie’s Holiday Sale” at the Caldwell Arts Council; whole house filled with beautiful handmade items for creative gifting. www.caldwellarts.com 828-754-2486 Grand opening Friday December 4th, 5-7pm, hosted by Caldwell Women’s Club; open M-F 9-6 & Saturday 10-3.

 

 

CALDWELL COUNTY ART EVENTS - MARCH 2015

5 – Bob Kogut, Kay & Patrick Crouch perform for Caldwell Cuisine at JE Broyhill Center; http://www.broyhillcenter.com/EventDetail.asp?eid=CC20150305

6 – 7pm – The Hot Club of Lenoir (Gypsy Jazz featuring Justin Butler, Bobby Steadman, Bob Kogut) at 1841 Cafe

7 – Dick Hull, Bob Kogut & Patrick Crouch play “Musica Nostra” in Da Vinci’s Restaurant 6:30pm; http://davincishickory.com/

11 – 10am – Coffee With the Curator “There Must Be Something in the Water: Caldwell County Music”, Caldwell Heritage Museum, www.caldwellmuseum.org

16 – Caldwell Cuisine presents “The Americas” gourmet dinner at JE Broyhill Civic Center; for tickets call 828-726-2407

18 - (12-12:45pm) – CCC&TI Music Programs present: Robert Steadman, solo guitar concert in the FPFA Theater on the Hudson campus of CCC&TI; free & open to the public; 828-726-2357 www.cccti.edu

19 – Roger Miller picking & singing at 1841 Cafe 6:30pm

21 – Terry Edwards picking at 1841 Cafe in Lenoir

25 – (12-12:45pm) – CCC&TI Music Programs present: David Smith, solo guitar concert (W372112, Watauga Campus); 828-726-2357 www.cccti.edu

28Caldwell Traditional Musicians Showcase” JE Broyhill Civic Center 828-726-2407 www.broyhillcenter.com hosted by Strictly Clean & Decent.  Caldwell County’s Junior Appalachian Musicians (a Caldwell Arts Council program) will also perform during this event! Sixteen new artists in this show titled Caldwell Country. Purchase tickets at http://www.broyhillcenter.com/EventDetail.asp?eid=CTMS

31 – CCC&TI Film Series presents “Who is Dyaani Cristal?” at J.E. Broyhill Civic Center, 7pm; free, open to the public

 

APRIL 2015

2 – Tucker’s Barn Singer & Songwriters Series at 1841 Cafe in downtown Lenoir www.tuckersbarn.com 828-729-5959

4 – Easter at the Barn, 12noon-4pm - FREE - featuring arts/craft vendors ($5 admission), horse rides, horse drawn carriage rides & Easter egg hunt throughout the property. Oakwood Stables, 2604 Pisgah Church Road, Lenoir. Find Oakwood Stables on Facebook; email oakwoodstables10@gmail.com or Amber Hartline 704-775-0914

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

16 – CCC&TI Music Programs present: “It’s Mighty Dark to Travel: Brother Duets of the American South” featuring Kay  Patrick Crouch (B100 FPA Theater, Hudson Campus) at 12pm; 828-726-2357 www.cccti.edu

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

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

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

 

MAY 2015

2 – Butterfly Festival downtown Hudson 9am-3pm; Hudson Community Development Association; 828-726-8871 janice.woodie@townofhudsonnc.com

7 - Tucker’s Barn Singer & Songwriters Series at 1841 Cafe in downtown Lenoir www.tuckersbarn.com 828-729-5959

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

17 – The South Carolina Broadcasters concert 4pm Chapel of Restin Happy Valley; 828-758-0906

21 – Downtown Hickory Art Crawl; 828-322-1121 or www.downtownhickory.com

 

JUNE 2015

4 - Tucker’s Barn Singer & Songwriters Series at 1841 Cafe in downtown Lenoir www.tuckersbarn.com 828-729-5959

8 – Blues Jam 7pm (free admission; part of Pop Ferguson Blues Festival  VII) www.cjblues.com

9 – Ladies Night Blues Jam and Open Mic 7pm (free admission; part of Pop Ferguson Blues Festival VII) www.cjblues.com

10 – Wing-dang-doodle (free admission; part of Pop Ferguson Blues Festival VII) www.cjblues.com

11 – Thursday Night VIP “Jook Joint” 6:30pm (part of Pop Ferguson Blues Festival VII) www.cjblues.com

12 – Friday night “Jook Joint” 6pm; 3 shows at 3 locations (part of Pop Ferguson Blues Festival VII) www.cjblues.com

13 – Saturday night “Jook Joint” 6pm 2 shows at 3 locations; late night “Jook” 9pm (part of Pop Ferguson Blues Festival VII) www.cjblues.com

 

JULY 2015

2 - Tucker’s Barn Singer & Songwriters Series at 1841 Cafe in downtown Lenoir www.tuckersbarn.com 828-729-5959

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

 

AUGUST 2015

6 - Tucker’s Barn Singer & Songwriters Series at 1841 Cafe in downtown Lenoir www.tuckersbarn.com 828-729-5959

 

SEPTEMBER 2015

3 - Tucker’s Barn Singer & Songwriters Series at 1841 Cafe in downtown Lenoir www.tuckersbarn.com 828-729-5959

17 – Downtown Hickory Art Crawl; 828-322-1121 or www.downtownhickory.com

 

 

REGIONAL ART EVENTS - MARCH 2015

now through Mar. 7 – Taste Full Beans (Hickory) art exhibit to feature several artists

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

now through March 26 – Bethlehem Library Exhibiting Artist Series presents Catawba Valley Camera Club Best of 2014; 828-495-8753

now through March 28 – “Ruined Landscapes: Paintings of the Balkan War Zone” BRAHM www.blowingrockmuseum.org

now through March 29 - “My Brother’s Paintings (Gordon Wetmore);” reception March 28, 6pm Hickory Museum of Art; www.hickorymuseumofart.org

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

now through April 12 – “Black Women...Their Hats and Their Stories” art exhibit Hickory Museum of Art; 828-327-8576 or www.hickorymuseumofart.org

now through April 30 – 28th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition, ASU in Boone; www.tcva.org

now through April 30 – “Landscapes and Portraits” by Renee Whisnant on display at Morganton City Hall; www.ci.morganton.nc.us

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

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

4-31 – Newton “Spring Into Art” exhibit by the Uni4 Artists Association at the Newton-Conover Auditorium; reception March 5, 6pm; 828-455-0313 Donna Robinson

5 – Learning to Love Your Digital Camera, for artists, presented by HandMade In America at Blue Ridge ArtSpace in Boone; 828-264-1789; www.watauga-arts.org

5 – Mini Porch Barn Quilt (painting) at Wilkes Art Gallery; www.wilkesartgallery.org

5-April 9 – Basic Handbuilding with Amber Smith at Wilkes Art Gallery; www.wilkesartgallery.org

6 – The Alligators play at Grind Cafe Coffeehouse 8pm

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

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

6-April 4 – Youth Art Month at Wilkes Art Gallery; 336-667-2841, www.wilkesartgallery.org  8-April 17 – Rock School Arts Foundation presents art exhibit featuring Bill O’Conner, Katherine Lee, Beth Bailey & Kim Ollis, www.visitvaldese.com

7 – The Legacy of Burlon Craig lecture at History Museum of Catawba County, 30 N College Ave., Newton; 828-465-0383, 2-3pm

9 – New session of Ballroom Dance Classes with Dirk Myers II at Hiddenite Center; www.hiddenitecenter.com or 828-632-6966

9 – Marketing for the Artist professional workshop by HandMade in America at Burke Arts Council; 828-433-7282 or www.burkearts.org

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

9 – Furman Singers, Furman University’s largest choral ensemble performs free to the public at Viewmont Baptist Church,

12 – Reception for Full Circle Arts “Art About Women;” exhibit continues through April 18; www.fullcirclearts.org, 828-322-7545

12-April 18 – Full Circle Arts competitive exhibition “Art About Women” www.fullcirclearts.org

12-April 23 – Kids Class Modern Figure Sculpting with Melanie Parish at Wilkes Art Gallery; www.wilkesartgallery.org

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

13 – The Riverstones perform at Grind Cafe Coffeehouse in Morganton 7:30

13 –April 17 –Burke Arts Council’s Fourth Annual Woodworkers Exhibition. www.burkearts.org , 828-433-7282

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

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

14 – Centerpiece Jazz performs at Grind Cafe Coffeehouse in Morganton 7:30

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

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

17 – “Irish Done Right” featuring traditional Irish meal, Celtic music by Erin Tide Band, Irish dancers; www.hiddenitecenter.com or 828-632-6966

19 – Catawba Valley Community College Potters’ Workshop lecture series, “Turning with Tradition: Keeping the NC Pottery Tradition alive through Contemporary Works,” concludes with American studio potter and Seagrove native, Ben Owen III; www.cvcc.edu/potters_workshop 828-327-7000 ext. 4032

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

20 – Old-Time Dance and Evening at the Museum, BRAHM, www.blowingrockmuseum.org

20 – Hickory Arts House Concert Series presents Meredith Mull & Sydney Cline; www.hickoryarts.com 7:30pm

20, 21, 27, 28 – Old Colony Players presents: Tuna Vegas; www.visitvaldese.com

21 – The Harris Brothers perform at Grind Cafe Coffeehouse in Morganton 7:30pm

21 – Celtic Concert with Jamie Laval, BRAHM, www.blowingrockmuseum.org

21, 28 – Kids Workshop Clay With Jane Maddocks at Wilkes Art Gallery; www.wilkesartgallery.org

24 – Coffee with the Curator, BRAHM, www.blowingrockmuseum.org

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

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

28 – Western Piedmont Symphony Orchestra featuring Ursula Oppens on piano, 7:30pm; www.wpsymphony.org or 828-324-8603

28 – The Original King Street Jazz Band performs at Grind Cafe Coffeehouse in Morganton 7:30pm

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

 

APRIL 2015

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

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

1-April 12 – “Black Women...Their Hats and Their Stories” art exhibit Hickory Museum of Art; 828-327-8576 or www.hickorymuseumofart.org

 

1-June 30 – Stevens Family Scholarship Award winning artists work on display at Caldwell Memorial Hospital Art-in-Healing Gallery through end of June open 7am-8pm daily.

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

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

6 – Canvas Painting with Raney Rogers at Wilkes Art Gallery; www.wilkesartgallery.org

10-May 22 – Northwest Artist League juried competition, Wilkes Art Gallery, 336/667-2841, www.wilkesartgallery.org

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

11, 12, 17, 18 – Clayter Kaye Theatreworks presents Oliver!; 828-294-2582

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

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

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

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

18 – Springtime in Appalachia, BRAHM, www.blowingrockmuseum.org

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

24 – Bluegrass at the Rock featuring Victoria Lee & New Ground & Wildfire; Old Rock School; www.visitvaldese.com

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

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

26 – How to Sell From Your Facebook Page with the Shopify App, presented by HandMade in America at the Blue Ridge ArtSpace in Boone; registration call 347-526-5418 or www.handmadeinamerica.org  

30 – Artist Portfolio-Digital and Print, presented by HandMade In America at Blue Ridge ArtSpace in Boone, 6-8pm; 828-264-1789; www.watauga-arts.org

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

 

MAY 2015

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

1-June 30 – Stevens Family Scholarship Award winning artists work on display at Caldwell Memorial Hospital Art-in-Healing Gallery through end of June open 7am-8pm daily.

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

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

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

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

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

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

15-16 – Joara Pottery Festival; 828-433-7282 or www.burkearts.org

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

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

22 - Sawmills Elementary School will be hosting their 2nd annual Art Extravaganza on Friday May 22nd from 5pm until 8pm on campus. This will be a festival that incorporates both the visual and performing arts. We are inviting local artists within the community to come and display artwork, sell own artwork if you would like, and possibly help students make little crafts to take with them that night. Our goal is to have a variety of artists and art styles and mediums. If you would be interested please RSVP by Friday May 1st. You may contact me by email at bwright@caldwellschools.com or at the school at 828-396-2610

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

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

 

JUNE 2015

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

1-June 30 – Stevens Family Scholarship Award winning artists work on display at Caldwell Memorial Hospital Art-in-Healing Gallery through end of June open 7am-8pm daily.

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

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

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

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

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

27 – Photography Workshop with Kevin Adams, 1-5pm, Wilkes Art Gallery; www.wilkesartgallery.org

 

JULY 2015

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

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

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

6-10 – Kids Theatre Camp at Ensemble Stage, Blowing Rock for ages 7-11; www.ensemblestage.com

13-24 – Kids Theatre Camp at Ensemble Stage, Blowing Rock for ages 12-15; www.ensemblestage.com

 

AUGUST 2015

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

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

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

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

 

SEPTEMBER 2015

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

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

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

 

OCTOBER 2015

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

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

6-Nov. 4 – Autumn Inspiration artwork by Foothills Visual Artists Guild at Bethlehem Library

 

NOVEMBER 2015

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

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

 

DECEMBER 2015

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

 

 

ARTIST CALLS - MARCH 2015 DEADLINES

Waldensian Festival Vendor Application now available – www.visitvaldese.com

8 – Auditions at Ensemble Stage in Blowing Rock for Spring/Summer Mainstage Season, need actors, designers, technicians & interns; www.ensemblestage.com

9 – Call For Art: Common Goods (exhibit April 3-23); www.visualartexchange.org

13 – Artists wanted for 3rd Annual Art on the Square, downtown Morganton May 30. www.burkearts.org or 828-433-7282

14 – Be a part of The Art of Poetry – visit the Hickory Museum of Art & write a poem about artwork on exhibit currently; contact Kelly Demaegd at geneandkelly@charter.net or 828-327-8576

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

19 – Alexander County artists invited to participate in the Adult Division of Hiddenite Center’s Local Artist Exhibit and Competition to be held in April. www.hiddenitecenter.com or 828-632-6966

20 – Call for Artists: South Atlantic Juried Exhibition. Prospectus: http://www.montpeliercenter.org/

27 - The United Arts Council has announced that grants for Innovative Artists are due on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 5:00 pm in the UAC office located in the West Wing on the SALT Block in Hickory. Please go to www.artscatawba.org for applications, guidelines and directions to our offices by clicking the link or call us at 828-324-4906.

31 - Art 4 A Purpose deadline for artist/crafter vendor applications for April 25 Community Strong event in downtown Morganton www.art4apurpose.org

 

APRIL 2015 DEADLINES

1 – Deadline for artist applications for Downtown Hickory Art Crawl on May 21. blsinclair1@bellsouth.net or info@downtownhickory.com or 828-322-1121

4 – deadline to submit applications for the Hudson Butterfly Festival; www.townofhudsonnc.org or Janice Woodie, 828-726-8871 Event Date: May 2, 2015

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

26 – Deadline for photographers to enter Knoxville Photo 2015 Exhibition; www.knoxalliance.com/photo.html

 

MAY DEADLINES

1 - Sawmills Elementary School will be hosting their 2nd annual Art Extravaganza on Friday May 22nd from 5pm until 8pm on campus. This will be a festival that incorporates both the visual and performing arts. We are inviting local artists within the community to come and display artwork, sell your own artwork if you would like, and possibly help students make little crafts to take with them that night. Our goal is to have a variety of artists and art styles and mediums. If you would be interested please RSVP by Friday May 1st. You may contact me (Brad Wright) by email at bwright@caldwellschools.com or at the school at 828-396-2610

30 - (date of event; I couldn’t find deadline date) – City of Pineville Spring Clay & Pottery Sale, $600 in awards visit www.artsdelivered.com

 

JUNE DEADLINES

 

JULY DEADLINES

 

AUGUST DEADLINES

1 – Deadline for artist applications for the September 17 Downtown Hickory Art Crawl; blsinclair1@bellsouth.net or info@downtownhickory.com or call 822-322-1121

 

SEPTEMBER DEADLINES

28 – Caldwell Visual Artists (2-D and 3-D) invited to compete for cash awards in the annual Caldwell Visual Artists Competition; deliver 2 pieces of artwork on September 28. Prospectus with requirements at www.caldwellarts.com, 828-754-2486

 

OCTOBER DEADLINES

 

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

 

 

 

ART CLASSES – MARCH 2015

March 19 – Make an aluminum wrap ring with Ellen Ball at the Caldwell Arts Council.  Continuing Aluminum Jewelry classes with instructor Ellen Ball will be held at the Caldwell Arts Council too: 4/16-Aluminum Earrings; 5/21-Aluminum Pendant; 6/18-Aluminum Cuff. For more details, visit http://www.caldwellarts.com/21-art-classes/

April 16 – Make a pair of aluminum earrings with Ellen Ball at the Caldwell Arts Council. For more details, visit http://www.caldwellarts.com/21-art-classes/

May 21 – Make an aluminum pendant with Ellen Ball at the Caldwell Arts Council. For more details, visit http://www.caldwellarts.com/21-art-classes/

June 18 – Make an aluminum cuff with Ellen Ball at the Caldwell Arts Council. For more details, visit http://www.caldwellarts.com/21-art-classes/