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

CALDWELL ARTS COUNCIL EVENTS

APRIL 2015

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

Through 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

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

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 with caller Roberta Kogut, 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/

24 – Closing Reception for artists David M. Spear and Elizabeth Matheson at the Caldwell Arts Council; 5-7pm; hosted by Elisabeth Wall.

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/

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 - 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

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; This exhibit will be partially sponsored by LifeStore.

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/

14 - 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

 

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

 

 

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 - 2015

APRIL 2015

16 – CCC&TI Music Program: “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

16 – The Hot Club Trio J.E. Broyhill Civic Center Caldwell Cuisine event

17 – The Hot Club of Lenoir 1841 Cafe Lenoir

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

18 – Terry & Brad Edwards at McLindon’s Restaurant Taylorsville

18 – Spring Shop-A-Paloozza Rooster Bush Showroom 828-455-1289

21 Rapunzel! Rapunzel! - A Very Hairy Fairy TailJE Broyhill Civic Center 828-726-2407 www.broyhillcenter.com

24 – Terry Edwards to perform at 1841 Cafe, Lenoir

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

 

MAY 2015

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

2 – Plow Day and Barn Dance at the Jones Farm (site of the Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention)

4-July 13 – Harper School presents “Music Together Program weekly for 10 weeks; www.theharperschool.org; 828-754-2297

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

9 – 15th Annual Spring Art At The Farm, 5726 Grace Chapel Road, Hickory 10-5; live music, local artists

9 – Jim Breuer, comedian, to perform at JE Broyhill Civic Center 828-726-2407 www.broyhillcenter.com

10 – South Carolina Broadcasters perform concert at 4pm in the Chapel of Rest in Happy Valley; $30 for concert & BBQ supper, $15 concert only; 828-758-0906

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

22 – The Hot Club of Lenoir performs at 1841 Cafe in Lenoir

 

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

22-26 – CCC&TI Extreme Summer Camp for Kids “You’ve Got Talent” – Costumes & Props, Characters & Scripts; 828-726-2242

 

JULY 2015

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

7-30 - (Tuesdays & Thursdays) Summer Guitar Group with instructor Jonathan Beal at Harper School of Performing Arts; 828-754-2297 or www.theharperschool.org

13-16 & 20-23 – James C Harper School of Performing Arts presents 2015 Summer Camps for piano, guitar, band, chorus & strings; call 828-754-2297 www.theharperschool.org

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

 

AUGUST 2015

3-7 – CCC&TI Extreme Summer Camp for Kids “Art Expo” – Pottery & A Little Bit Of Everything; 828-726-2242

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

10-14 – CCC&TI Extreme Summer Camp for Kids “Musical Madness” – Mountain Music & Art of Music 101; 828-726-2242

 

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

 

ONGOING ART EXHIBITS

now through April 17 – Fourth Annual Woodworkers Exhibition at Burke Arts Council in Downtown Morganton www.burkearts.org

now through April 17 – “Complex Cloth: Explorations in Fiber Art” Rock School, downtown Valdese; 828-879-2129

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

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

now through April 28 – Hiddenite Center presents emerging artist Devyn Lopez; www.hiddenitecenter.com

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

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

now through May 22 – Lenoir artist Margaret Carter Martine will judge and exhibit during the Northwest Artist League juried competition, Wilkes Art Gallery, 336/667-2841, www.wilkesartgallery.org

now through July 26 – Floating Sculpture: Bryce Barclay Cameron Duck Decoy Collection at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum www.blowingrockmuseum.org

now through Aug. 8 – Lynn Duryea sculpture exhibit at Turchin Center in Boone; reception April 3, 6pm www.lynnduryea.com

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

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

 

REGIONAL ART EVENTS - 2015

APRIL 2015

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

16 – Scholars & Scones: Early Music at Camp Catawba - Blowing Rock Arts & History Museum; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

16 – An Old Time Mountain Music Show; Blowing Rock Art & History Museum; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

16 – “Women of Spirit” – The stories & poems of five special authors; Bethlehem Branch Library; 828-495-8753

16 – Ed Cabbell Scholarship Benefit Concert at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

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

17 – Bach’s Lunch ‘n’ Listen, NC Harp Duo at Newton-Conover Auditorium; newton-conoverauditorium.org/tickets

17 – Cork & Canvas at Blowing Rock Art Museum; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

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 – Nashville in the Carolinas, talented individuals selected from all over NC will compete at the SALT Block in Hickory.  www.nashvilleinthecarolinas.com

18 – Spring Fest (arts for children) at Ashe County Arts Council; 336-846-2787; www.ashecountyarts.org

18 – Guitarist Kevin Lee Smith will perform during opening day festivities at the farmers market in downtown Hickory.

18 – Terry & Brad Edwards to perform at McLindon’s Restaurant in Taylorsville 7pm

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

18 – Sycamore Bones performs at Tasteful Bean in Hickory; https://www.facebook.com/sycamorebones

19 – 6th Annual Bethlehem Day Festival featuring arts & craft vendors, live music, etc.; www.bethlehemcda.org or 828-495-1057

22 – Lynn Duryea artist talk at Turchin Auditorium, 7pm www.lynnduryea.com

22-23 – Norma Suddreth Workshop “Painting the Hills of NC” (handmade paper, paper pulp, watercolor) – 1st day make design & prepare paper/pulp, 2nd day: sculpt & paint the image. Times: 1-3pm or 6-8pm (sign up for either) call 828-264-1789 email wcac@watauga-arts.org, Watauga Arts Council, 377 Shadowline Dr., Boone

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

25 through July 26 – Millhands/Handmade at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum www.blowingrockmuseum.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

30-May 2 – The Hot Club of Lenoir to perform at the Boone In Blossom Music & Arts Festival

 

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

14 – The Hot Club Duo performs at Highland Avenue in Hickory

15 – The Hot Club of Lenoir performs at Lost Province (Boone, NC)

15 – Bach’s Lunch ‘n Listen presents Eclectic Winds, Newton-Conover Auditorium, newton-conoverauditorium.org

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

16 – Daniel Boone Day at Whippoorwill Academy and Village 10-4; for crafts booths contact whippoorwillvillage@gmail.com or 336-973-3237

16 – The Little Mermaid sing along at Newton-Conover Auditorium; www.newton-conoverauditorium.org 

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

21 – Tastin, Tunes & Tomatoes (downtown Hickory farmers market) to feature “Shake Down”

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

30 – “Let’s Talk Pots” with Shane Mickey at CVCC Potters’ Workshop; www.cvcc.edu/Potters_Workshop; 828-327-7000 x4032

 

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

6 – “And a Child Shall Lead” – Ensemble Stage Blowing Rock; www.ensemblestage.com; 828-414-1844

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

18 – Tastin, Tunes & Tomatoes (downtown Hickory Farmers Market) to feature “Second Hand Still”

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

20 – Creating Platters & Plates on the Potters’ Wheel with Po-Wen Liu at CVCC Potters’ Workshop; www.cvcc.edu/Potters_Workshop; 828-327-7000 ext. 4032

20-28 – “The Love List” Ensemble Stage, Blowing Rock; www.ensemblestage.com

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

11-19 – “Killing Time” Ensemble Stage, Blowing Rock; www.ensemblestage.com

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

16 – Tastin’, Tunes & Tomatoes (downtown Hickory farmers market) to feature “Mid-Life Crisis

25-26 - “And a Child Shall Lead” – Ensemble Stage Blowing Rock; www.ensemblestage.com; 828-414-1844

 

 

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

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

8 – Creating Unique Pottery: Decorating Techniques with Raine Middleton at CVCC Potters’ Workshop; www.cvcc.edu/Potters_Workshop; 828-327-7000 ext. 4032

8-16 – “I Ought To Be In Pictures” Ensemble Stage, Blowing Rock; www.ensemblestage.com

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

20 – Hickory Arts to be featured performers during the “Tastin’, Tunes & Tomatoes” event at the Hickory downtown farmers market

29-Sept. 6 – “Ears on a Beatle” Ensemble Stage Blowing Rock; www.ensemblestage.com

 

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

17 – Strictly Clean & Decent to perform during “Tastin’, Tunes & Tomatoes” (downtown Hickory farmers market)

 

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

15 – The Neighbors to perform during “Tastin’, Tunes & Tomatoes” (downtown Hickory farmers market)

16-17 – Catawba Valley Quilters’ Guild show at Hickory Metro Convention Center; jypearce@charter.net or www.catawbavalleyquiltersguild.com

18 – Hickory Choral Society performs at First Baptist Church, Hickory

 

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 Hall

 

DECEMBER 2015

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

4-6 – Hickory Choral Society performs at Corinth Reformed Church, Hickory

 

APRIL 2016

10 – Hickory Choral Society performs at First Baptist Church, Hickory

 

 

ARTIST CALLS

APRIL 2015 DEADLINES

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/knoxphoto.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

18 – Spring auditions for the Hickory Choral Society; call Bonita Ferretti, 828-322-2210 for appointment

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

1 – Deadline to participate in Art on Main Fine Art/Fine Craft Festival October 3 & 4 in Hendersonville NC; acofhc@bellsouth.net, acofhc.org; 828-693-8504

13-17 – Hickory Choral Society Children’s Choral Camp for rising 4th-6th grade students; www.hickorychoralsociety.org

 

JULY DEADLINES

NOTE now for August 1 event: Festival In The Park will combine with the Harambee Festival featuring food, vendors, children’s activities, musical & dance acts and other activities for the day, 11am-4pm; contact Zack Carter at City of Lenoir Parks & Recreation: zcarter@ci.lenoir.nc.us or 828-757-2196

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

1 – Deadline for arts/craft booth applications for Hickory Oktoberfest; www.hickoryoktoberfest.com , info@downtownhickory.com

 

SEPTEMBER DEADLINES

11 – Bethlehem Day Festival vendors applications deadline (Event September 19) – Call Bud & Judy Caywood 828-495-1057; www.Bethlehem-cda.org or bethlehemday@gmail.com

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

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/

April 18 – Macrame Class at ReSource Warehouse in Hickory 828-256-2695

April 22-23 – Norma Suddreth Workshop “Painting the Hills of NC” (handmade paper, paper pulp, watercolor) – 1st day make design & prepare paper/pulp, 2nd day: sculpt & paint the image. Times: 1-3pm or 6-8pm (sign up for either) call 828-264-1789 email wcac@watauga-arts.org, Watauga Arts Council, 377 Shadowline Dr., Boone

April 30 – Make an aluminum pendant with Ellen Ball at the Caldwell Arts Council. For more details, visit http://www.caldwellarts.com/21-art-classes/

May 14 – Make an aluminum cuff with Ellen Ball at the Caldwell Arts Council. For more details, visit http://www.caldwellarts.com/21-art-classes/