ARTISTICALLY SPEAKING ARTS CALENDAR

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

 

CALDWELL ARTS COUNCIL EVENTS

NOVEMBER 2014

·         Now thru Nov. 26 (extended a couple of days) – Pre-order your holiday wreaths (made by the Hicks family in Deep Gap) from the Caldwell Arts Council - http://www.caldwellarts.com/260-wreath-orders/ 828-754-2486

 

DECEMBER 2014

·         5-24 – Satie’s Holiday Sale at Caldwell Arts Council, Grand Opening Friday December 5, 5-7pm.  828-754-2486 www.caldwellarts.com

·         6 – A Taste of Christmas (7-9pm) at the Irish Rose Bed & Breakfast, $30/person, limit 75 guests. Call 828-754-2486 for reservations. Main dishes, vegetables, sweets, beer, wine, tea & soft drinks

·         11 – 9:30am – “Shakespeare on Trial” by Jeremy Webb & Off the Leash Creative Ltd. 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 - 10a-12n - Free 30-minute legal consultations for donor artists with attorney Joseph Delk IV, Caldwell Arts Council, 828-754-2486, www.caldwellarts.com

·         Accepting Portfolios for 2016 exhibit consideration through end of January

 

JANUARY 2015

·         Jan. 1-March 30 – “The Thankful Goat: Dawn Mathews”  art exhibit at Caldwell Memorial Hospital’s Art-in-Healing Gallery; www.caldwellarts.com 828-754-2486

·         16-30 – Young At Art-Elementary student art on display at the Caldwell Arts Council www.caldwellarts.com 828-754-2486

·         22 – 9:30am & 12:30pm – David Holt 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

·         Accepting Portfolios for 2016 exhibit consideration through end of January.

 

FEBRUARY 2015

·         6-27 – “Natural Connections” exhibit at Caldwell Arts Council www.caldwellarts.com 828-754-2486

·         13 – 9:30am & 12:30pm – “Jackie Robinson, A Game Apart” by Mike Wiley 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

·         19 – 9:30am & 12:30pm – “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

·         28 – 9:30am – 10th Annual Middle School Poetry Recitation Competition at Hibriten High School. 828-754-2486 or info@caldwellarts.com

 

MARCH 2015

·         5 – 9:30am & 12:30pm - “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

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

·         11 – 9:30am & 12:30pm - “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

·         31 – 9:30am & 12:30pm – “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

·         4 – 9:30am – 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

·         14 – 9:30am & 12:30pm – “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

 

 

 

CALDWELL COUNTY ART EVENTS

NOVEMBER 2014

·         Now-Nov. 30 – “Wilson Creek Photography Show” Wilson Creek Visitors Center- www.friendsofwilsoncreek.org

·         29 – Open House at Frye Art Studio (above Highland Coffee House in downtown Lenoir) 12n-8pm

·         29 – Thanksgiving wood kiln opening Bolick and Traditions Pottery, Lenoir

 

DECEMBER 2014

·         4-7 – “Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity” Foothills Performing Arts at JE Broyhill Civic Center; 828-726-2407 or www.broyhillcenter.com featuring Strictly Clean & Decent

·         5-24 – Caldwell Arts Council’s annual Satie’s Holiday Sale – a house full of locally made arts and crafts for gifting! www.caldwellarts.com 828-754-2486

·         6 – 15th Annual “Winter Show at the Farm,” 5726 Grace Chapel Road, 10-5; live music, refreshments and artwork for sale. Lynn Blackwelder, 828-228-2142

·         9 – CCC&TI Chorus concert in room B100 free 828-726-2357 www.cccti.edu

·         13 – Neighborhood Music Crawl JC Harper School 828-754-2297 www.theharperschool.org

·         13 – “Frozen” Old Lenoir High School. 828-757-2196.

·         Dates? – Auditions for Shrek The Musical (all Caldwell County schools production)

 

 

JANUARY 2015

·         11 – “An Afternoon of Music” presented by the Community Music Club – First Presbyterian Church of Lenoir. The recital will feature talented and successful local musicians including Madeline Bauer, Alicia Colvard, Brian Clark, John Coffey, Greg Knight, Douglas Miller, Ryan Ostrander, Rachel Sawyer Sossoman, Rodney Ward, and other special guest artists; free & open to the public.

·         22 – “David Holt & the Lightning Bolts” JE Broyhill Civic Center 828-726-2407 www.broyhillcenter.com

 

FEBRUARY 2015

·         24Elliot Engle: The Vanderbilts-All of Them” JE Broyhill Civic Center 828-726-2407 www.broyhillcenter.com

 

MARCH 2015

·         28Caldwell Traditional Musicians Showcase” JE Broyhill Civic Center 828-726-2407 www.broyhillcenter.com

 

APRIL 2015

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

·         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

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

 

JULY 2015

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

 

 

REGIONAL ART EVENTS

NOVEMBER 2014

·         25 – The Neighbors play Woodlands BBQ Tuesdays during the winter season

·         28-29 – “Shrek-the Musical” Hickory Community Theatre 828-328-2283 www.hickorytheatre.org

·         28-30 – “Miracle on 34th Street-The Musical” The Green Room Community Theatre Newton www.thegreenroomtheatre.org 828-464-6128

·         28-30 – If you happen to be traveling, the 16 Hands Fall Studio Tour of pottery artists is in Floyd Virginia along the Blue Ridge Parkway; info visit www.16hands.com

·         29 – “A Celtic Christmas, Featuring Julee and Mark Weems” St. Elizabeth Catholic Church of Boone. www.mountainhomemusic.com

·         29 – “It’s A Wonderful Life” Ensemble Stage Blowing Rock 828-414-1844 www.ensemblestage.com

·         29 – Hiddenite Center hosts Handmade Holiday Workshops (wreath making, chair caning) www.hiddenitecenter.com info@hiddenitecenter.com 828-632-6966.

·         29 – Holiday Open House at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum www.BlowingRockMuseum.org 828-295-9099

·         30-Jan. 2015 – “Holiday Art & Fine Crafts show” Old Rock School Valdese www.visitvaldese.com

 

DECEMBER 2014

·         4-7– “Shrek-the Musical” Hickory Community Theatre 828-328-2283 www.hickorytheatre.org

·         5-7 – “Miracle on 34th Street-The Musical” The Green Room Community Theatre Newton www.thegreenroomtheatre.org 828-464-6128

·         5-7 – Hickory Choral Society Christmas Concerts at Corinth Reformed Church, Hickory; 828-322-2210 noteworthy@hickorychoralsociety.org

·         6 – Winter Scene Painting ReSource Warehouse 828-256-2695

·         6 – “An Appalachian Christmas, Featuring The Mountain Home Music Bluegrass Boys” at Grace Lutheran Church of Boone www.mountainhomemusic.com

·         6 – Angels of the Arts Holiday Brunch/Auction benefiting Hickory Museum of Art; www.hickorymuseumofart.org

·         11 – “BJ Thomas – Home For Christmas” Morganton Comma Auditorium www.commaonline.org

·         11 – Carolina Style Chorus of Sweet Adelines International, Hiddenite Center Educational Complex; 828-632-6966; www.hiddenitecenter.com

·         11-14 – “Shrek-the Musical” Hickory Community Theatre 828-328-2283 www.hickorytheatre.org

·         13– “Harmony Arts Market-Winter Edition” Keiser Community Room in the SALT Block’s west wing, Hickory; www.harmonyartscollaborative.com

·         19 – “Mipso” 7:30pm Morganton COMMA Auditorium www.commaonline.org

·         31 – “James Gregory-The funniest man in America” Hickory Community Theatre 828-328-2283 www.hickorytheatre.org

 

2015

JANUARY 2015

·         Through Mar. 29 - “My Brothers Paintings (Gordon Wetmore)” thru Mar. 29 Hickory Museum of Art; www.hickorymuseumofart.org

·         9 – “Dailey & Vincent concert” Old Rock School Valdese 828-879-2120 www.visitvaldese.com

·         9-10 – “Yard Sale Junk” Hickory Community Theatre Firemen’s Kitchen 828-328-2283 www.hickorytheatre.org

·         15-17– “Yard Sale Junk” Hickory Community Theatre Firemen’s Kitchen 828-328-2283 www.hickorytheatre.org

·         16 – “The Show 3” Morganton Comma Auditorium www.commaonline.org

·         22-23 – “Yard Sale Junk” Hickory Community Theatre Firemen’s Kitchen 828-328-2283 www.hickorytheatre.org

·         23-25 – “Good Ol’ Girls” The Green Room Community Theatre www.thegreenroomtheatre.org 828-464-6128

·         25 – “The Ultimate MJ Experience” Morganton Comma Auditorium www.commaonline.org

·         29-31 – “Yard Sale Junk” Hickory Community Theatre Firemen’s Kitchen 828-328-2283 www.hickorytheatre.org

·         30-31– “Good Ol’ Girls” The Green Room Community Theatre www.thegreenroomtheatre.org 828-464-6128

 

FEBRUARY 2015

·         1 – “Good Ol’ Girls” The Green Room Community Theatre www.thegreenroomtheatre.org 828-464-6128

·         5 – “Over the Rainbow” Morganton’s Comma Auditorium www.commaonline.org

·         6 – “Battle of the Bows” Western Piedmont Symphony Kontras Quartet 828-324-8603 info@wpsymphony.org; etix.com

·         6-7 – “Crowns-The Gospel Musical” Hickory Community Theatre 828-328-2283 www.hickorytheatre.org

·         10 - “Ladysmith Black Mambazo” Morganton Comma Auditorium www.commaonline.org

·         12-15 – “Crowns-The Gospel Musical” Hickory Community Theatre 828-328-2283 www.hickorytheatre.org

·         19-22 – “Crowns-The Gospel Musical” Hickory Community Theatre 828-328-2283 www.hickorytheatre.org

·         20 – “Idle Tymes Opening for The Gentlemen of Bluegrass” Old Rock School in Valdese 828-879-2120 www.visitvaldese.com

·         24 – “Million Dollar Quartet” Morganton Comma Auditorium www.commaonline.org

 

MARCH 2015

·         March 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

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

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

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

·         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– Western Piedmont Symphony “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

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

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

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

 

APRIL 2015

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

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

·         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

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

·         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  

·         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

·         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

·         15-17– “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

·         22-24 – “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

·         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

 

AUGUST 2015

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

 

VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITS ONGOING:

·         Through Nov. 30 - Stephanie Wilds and Julia Weatherford Fiber Art through Morganton City Hall www.ci.morganton.nc.us

·         Through Dec. 20 - Burke Arts Council “First Frost” Annual art show and sale www.burkearts.org

·         Through Dec. 20 – “Bud Caywood: Order, Chaos, and Other New Works” Rebound Massage Therapy, 2759 N Center St, Hickory www.budcaywood.com

·         Through Jan. 3 – “Holiday Happenings” Full Circle Arts 828-322-7545 www.fullcirclearts.org

·         Through Jan. 4 - “Common Threads” Blowing Rock Museum www.blowingrockmuseum.org

·         Through Jan. 4 - “Raymond Smith Photography” Hickory Museum of Art www.hickoryart.org

·         Through Jan. 10 -“Alternative Realities: Mary-Ann Prack & Ward Nichols” Wilkes Art Gallery 336-667-2841 www.wilkesartgallery.org 

·         Through Jan. 29 – Judy Greene Prevost “Faces/Places” exhibit at Bethlehem Branch Library, 45 Rink Dam Rd, Hickory

·         Through Jan. 30 - “Order, Chaos, and Other New Works” Bud Caywood at Rebound Massage Therapy, Hickory

·         Through Feb. 1 - “Whimmy Diddles n’ Flipper Dingers, Toys of Appalachia” thru Feb. 1 Blowing Rock Museum www.blowingrockmuseum.org

·         Through Feb. 8 - “Oceanic Alchemies” through Feb. 8, 2015 Hickory Museum of Art www.hickorymuseumofart.org

·         Through Feb. 22 - “A War, The People, A New Museum” thru Feb. 22 Hickory Museum of Art www.hickoryart.org

·         Through Mar. 21 -  Turchin Center in Boone exhibits “Andrew Fullwood: Allurement,” “Tanja Softic’,” & “Les Caison III: The Things That Move Us Forward”


ART/MUSIC CLASSES

DECEMBER 2014

·         6 – Learn to make two star ornament books with instructor Sigrid Hice at the Caldwell Arts Council 828-754-2486 or http://www.caldwellarts.com/21-art-classes/

·         Painting classes list for Wine & Design in Hickory are available at http://www.wineanddesign.com/calendar/?month=10&year=2014&calendarID=38  

·         15 Make a sterling silver wrap ring with Ellen Ball at Bisque n’ Beads downtown Hickory; 828-320-2005 or ellen@ellenballstudios.com

 

 

ARTIST CALLS

DECEMBER 2014 DEADLINES

·         15-16 - auditions for “Almost Maine” at Foothills Performing Arts www.fpatheatre.org 828-726-2318

·         1-3 – Caldwell County School students audition for roles in Shrek The Musical

 

JANUARY 2015 DEADLINES

·         9 – Photography competition deadline 1/9 for 1/16-2/28 exhibit at Wilkes Art Gallery; www.wilkesartgallery.org 336-667-2841

·         12 – (March-April event) – 2015 North Carolina Artists Exhibition-The Best of NC Creativity. For details visit www.raleighfinearts.org/exhibit-prospectus

 

FEBRUARY 2015 DEADLINES

·         16-17 -  auditions for The Battle of Shallowford at Foothills Performing Arts; www.fpatheatre.org or 828-726-2318

·         19 – (April 2015 event) The Asheville Symphony Orchestra fourth annual Spotlight on Young Musicians http://ashevillesymphony.org/sym/

 

MARCH 2015 DEADLINES

·         2 – 2015 NC Statewide Juried Pastel Exhibition at The Art Shop, Greensboro NC (May 16-June 16) Over $6,000 in awards; online digital entries only; prospectus: www.pastelsocietyofnc.com

 

APRIL 2015 DEADLINES

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

 

 

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