ARTISTICALLY SPEAKING-CALENDAR OF ART EVENTS

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

 

CALLS FOR ARTISTS – Artists, please look ahead on the calendar for deadline dates. If you would like to receive a separate weekly email with Calls For Artists, please let Cathy know by emailing office@caldwellarts.com. We have a separate email “group” for artists.

 

ONGOING EVENTS:

Through OCTOBER 30 – VALDESE – New Windows Gallery presents Robyn Smiley photographs

Through OCTOBER 31 – The Lucas Mansion Gallery in Hiddenite “Celebrating Life, Work, and Play” watercolors by Zan Thompson and Paintings by Terra Gedeon; www.hiddenitearts.org

THROUGH NOVEMBER 17 – WEST JEFFERSON – The Florence Thomas Art School presents the 2018 Watercolor Society of North Carolina Annual Juried Exhibit; www.florenceartschool.org

Through NOVEMBER 25 - HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art presents BlowUP Inflatable Contemporary Art in the Shuford & Coe Galleries; www.hickoryart.org

THROUGH NOVEMBER 30 - MORGANTON – Arts In The Morganton City Hall Lobby features Carol Turner “To See Clearly” – with artwork including figurative, still life, landscape and abstract -  305 East Union Street, Morganton. http://www.morgantonnc.gov/index.php/government/city-manager/city-hall/art-in-the-hall

 

 

OCTOBER 2018

OCTOBER 11 – HICKORY – Coffee in the Coe gallery 10:30-11:30am at Hickory Museum of Art; www.hickorymuseumofart.org

OCTOBER 12 – WEST JEFFERSON – Gallery Crawl in historic downtown West Jefferson; www.ashecountyarts.org

OCTOBER 12-14, 19-21 - NEWTON – See “Twelve Angry Jurors” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org

OCTOBER 13 – LENOIR – Starsteps dancers will be performing Dorothy’s Adventures in Oz at the JE Broyhill Civic Center; 3 shows: 11am, 3pm, 7pm

OCTOBER 13 - MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “What Would Mary Ann Do?”: Dawn Wells Tells All” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

OCTOBER 13 – BLOWING ROCK – Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music presents Best of Old-Time Mountain Music with The Sheets Family and Trevor McKenzie starting at 7:30pm at the Blowing Rock School Auditorium. http://mountainhomemusic.com/upcoming-concerts

OCTOBER 13 – HIDDENITE – The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Lucas Mansion Gallery will feature an exhibit by Catawba County artist Zan Thompsan, and The Emerging Artists Wall, located on the 3rd floor of the Lucas Mansion, will feature paintings by Terra Gedeon. A Meet the Artist Reception will be held for Thompson in the Lucas Mansion Gallery October 13, 12noon-2pm

OCTOBER 13 – MORGANTON – Trublmkrz Getting’ Spooky at the Grind Café Upper Wine Room, 136 West Union Street, Morganton; 828-430-4343

OCTOBER 14 – LENOIR – Corde Cantanta (featuring Corinne Cassini, Douglas James, and Hazel Ketchum) to perform at 4pm at Chapel of Rest, 1964 Highway 268, Lenoir NC; Admission $15 with a reception after the concert. https://www.facebook.com/cordecantanti

OCTOBER 16 – HICKORY – T-Shirt Scarves & Necklaces class 6-7:30pm at Hickory Museum of Art; www.hickorymuseumofart.org

OCTOBER 16 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Steel Magnolias Movie screening” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

OCTOBER 16-20 – NORTH WILKESBORO – Master artist Albert Handell will teach a Plein Air Workshop at the Wilkes Art Gallery; nc-kennedyart.weebly.com (click events)OCTOBER 18 – LENOIR – CCC&TI Culinary Arts program presents GREECE; 6pm; Reservations at www.cccti.edu/cuisine.

OCTOBER 17 – LENOIR – “Coffee with the Director” at the Caldwell Heritage Museum 1pm – featuring the Smith Sisters Several years ago, while combing through things from their grandfather’s estate, three local sisters stumbled upon a real treasure.  There, hidden among some letters, was their grandfather’s handwritten journal from the fall of 1922 when he and three of his friends made their way across the United States and back on rugged roads in a Model T Ford. The adventure came to life as the sisters read how the four young men slept in haystacks and creatively found their own food along the way. This in turn led the sisters to research the history of roads, maps, cars, and life during the 1920s, a time when two of the 48 states were less than 10 years old and real Wild West stories had just ended. Much was found about their grandfather, Lloyd Smith, Sr., a well-known car salesman for 60+ years in Caldwell County.

In the summer of 2016, the sisters decided to recreate their grandfather’s funny adventure for themselves and headed off on a 27-day adventure following the same route along the backroads of America. Little did they know the cross-country trip, the laughter, and the time shared together would bind their own family ties so tightly.  Had their grandfather left his journal for them to find? Join the “Smith Sisters”, aka Susan (Smith) Morgan [a Caldwell County math educator], Claire (Smith) Cates [a Computer Developer], and Pam (Smith) Cooke [a writer and retired Caldwell County science educator], as they share the laughter, history, and story behind their priceless adventure.

OCTOBER 18 – LENOIR – Poetry Caldwell at the Caldwell Arts Council presents Jonathan K. Rice at 6:30pm – www.caldwellarts.com

OCTOBER 18 – HICKORY – Full Circle Arts reception 6-8pm for the Fall Competition

OCTOBER 18 – NOVEMBER 24 – HICKORY – Full Circle Arts presents the Fall Competition; 42-B Third Street NW; 828-322-7545; www.fullcirclearts.org

OCTOBER 18, 19, 20 & 25 26, 27 – HUDSON – The Town of Hudson presents the dinner theatre show “Children of Eden” which tells the stories of the first 9-1/2 chapters of the Book of Genesis in the Old Testament..  Hudson Uptown Building (HUB), 145 Cedar Valley Road, Hudson. For reservations call 726-8871; $35/dinner & show, $17.50 show only.

OCTOBER 19 – LENOIR – JE Broyhill Civic Center presents Brass Transit; www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407

OCTOBER 20 – LENOIR – The Patterson School Foundation presents a workshop on the very practical art of chair caning 9am-4pm, $100 for materials and instruction by master caner Michael Dees. Contact info@pattersonschoolfoundation.org with questions, to pay by check, or for large group discounts.

OCTOBER 20 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School “Cathedral Windows Basket” with Betty Miller; www.florenceartschool.org

OCTOBER 21 – LENOIR – Blackberry JAM will perform ‘on the water’ on October 21 at Patterson School, literally, for Farmers’ Table. A purely acoustic show from a dock/gazebo in a pond.

OCTOBER 24 – HUDSON – CCC&TI’s Associate of Fine Arts Music degree program presents the App State Trumpet Choir, 1pm in room B-100; free and open to the public. http://www.cccti.edu/Programs/AFAMusic.asp

OCTOBER 25 – LENOIR - Celebrate International Artist Day and support Caldwell Arts Council by eating dinner at Lenoir's Sagebrush Steakhouse. The restaurant will donate 15% of the night's profits to the arts council. But you need to RSVP at https://www.groupraise.com/events/74675 to make it count. Enjoy an evening out and feel good about giving back to your local arts community

OCTOBER 25 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Keith Allynn: A Neil Diamond Tribute” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

OCTOBER 25 – HICKORY – Coffee in the Coe gallery at Hickory Museum of Art, 10:30-11:30am for a panel discussion involving Women’s Studies and the exhibition Sugar & Spice. www.hickorymuseumofart.org

OCTOBER 27 – LENOIR – JE Broyhill Civic Center presents “Catapult” – www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407  Catapult is a shadow dance company presenting a theatrical art form that is an amazingly imaginative combination of dance, story-telling and sculpture.

OCTOBER 27 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony features their Chamber Series with the Tesla Quartet: Famous Last Words, Chamber Classics II, 7:30pm; WPSymphony.org

OCTOBER 28 – BOONE – Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music presents Mountain Treasures – Bobby McMillon and Glenn Bolick at 2pm at Harvest House Performing Arts Venue. http://mountainhomemusic.com/upcoming-concerts/

OCTOBER 31 – LENOIR – Margaret Carter Martine will teach adult oil/acrylic painting classes October 30-November 20, 6:30-8:30pm Tuesdays, at the Lenoir School of Visual Arts. Learn about underpainting, composition and paint application. Class sizes are limited; contact Margaret at MRMartine@gmail.com

NOVEMBER 2018

NOVEMBER 1 – GRANITE FALLS – Caldwell Arts Council is pleased to host a film screening and Q&A with The City That Sold America executive producer on Thursday, November 1 at Granite Falls Middle School Auditorium.  Granite Falls native Mary Warlick returns home to discuss her film about Chicago and advertising. For now, you can only see this documentary in Chicago at the International Film Festival, at a premiere festival in New York City, or in Caldwell County! Admission is by donation at the door. Proceeds benefit Caldwell Arts Council – Details at https://www.facebook.com/events/679870509078994/

NOVEMBER 1 – LENOIR – CCC&TI Culinary Arts program presents SPAIN, 6pm – Reservations: at www.cccti.edu/cuisine.

NOVEMBER 1 – LENOIR – JE Broyhill Civic Center presents “Chanticleer” – www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407

NOVEMBER 1 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Bits and Pieces Puppet Theatre: Three Billy Goats Gruff” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

NOVEMBER 2 – HIDDENITE – 31st Annual Quilt Workshop, sponsored by the Brushy Mountain Quilters Guild and the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center; 828-632-6966 or Karen@hiddenitearts.org NOVEMBER 3 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Masterworks II with Maestro Arthur Post; www.WPSymphony.org

NOVEMBER 3 – HIDDENITE – Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center presents a Barn Quilt Workshop with instructor Carol Mitchell; 828-632-6966; www.hiddenitearts.org

NOVEMBER 8 – HUDSON – CCC&TI’s Associate of Fine Arts Music degree program presents the Warren Wilson Gamelan Ensemble performing the music of Java and Bali in Indonesia, 1pm in room B-100; free and open to the public. http://www.cccti.edu/Programs/AFAMusic.asp

NOVEMBER 16-DECEMBER 2 – NEWTON – See “Scrooge!” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org

NOVEMBER 17 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Yesterday: A Tribute to the Beatles” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

NOVEMBER 23-24 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents Christmas Market, 1-8pm both days

NOVEMBER 24 – BOONE – Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music presents A Celtic Christmas with Jamie Laval, Scottish Fiddle Champion at 7:30pm – Harvest House Performing Arts Venue; http://mountainhomemusic.com/upcoming-concerts

NOVEMBER 29 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 2 – LENOIR – JE Broyhill Civic Center and Foothills Performing Arts present “The Adventures of Santa Claus” – www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407

 

DECEMBER 2018

DECEMBER 1 – JANUARY 30 - MORGANTON – Arts In The Morganton City Hall Lobby features Uschi Jeffcoat who was born in Germany. She is German-American and finds her home in both cultures. Her watercolors typically are metaphors referencing the study of the natural world in relation to cultural patterns and perspectives. She now lives in Florence SC; 305 East Union Street, Morganton. http://www.morgantonnc.gov/index.php/government/city-manager/city-hall/art-in-the-hall

DECEMBER 3 – LENOIR – JE Broyhill Civic Center presents “Nutcracker Christmas: Ellington Meets Tchaikovsky: Featuring the ASU Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra” – www.broyhillcenter.com 828-726-2407

DECEMBER 7-8 – HICKORY – A Handcrafted Holiday at Hickory Metro Convention Center; visit www.artshowgirls.com to register or for more information.

DECEMBER 11 – HUDSON – CCC&TI’s Associate of Fine Arts Music degree program presents the CCC&TI Chorus Concert, 12:15pm in room B-100; free and open to the public. http://www.cccti.edu/Programs/AFAMusic.asp

DECEMBER 13 – HUDSON – CCC&TI’s Associate of Fine Arts Music degree program presents the CCC&TI Chorus Concert at 12:15pm at St. James Episcopal Church in downtown Lenoir;  free and open to the public. http://www.cccti.edu/Programs/AFAMusic.asp

DECEMBER 13 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Close To You: A Carpenter’s Christmas” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

DECEMBER 14 – BOONE – Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music presents An Appalachian Christmas featuring various artists from the 2018 anniversary concert season – 7:30pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 115 E King St, Boone; http://mountainhomemusic.com/upcoming-concerts/

DECEMBER 18 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Handel’s The Messiah Sing-a-Long at FBC Morganton 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

DECEMBER 31 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “New Year’s Eve Masquerade” (Limited Tickets) 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

 

 

JANUARY 2019

JANUARY 5 – LENOIR – JE Broyhill Civic Center presents “Dailey & Vincent” – www.broyhillcenter; 828-726-2407

JANUARY 11 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Kinky Boots: National Broadway Tour” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

JANUARY 18-27 – NEWTON – Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Nile” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org

JANUARY 19 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony features the Chamber Series with the Tesla quartet: Inside-Out/side-in Chamber Classics III, 7:30pm; WPSymphony.org

JANUARY 21 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

JANUARY 29 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Carolina Blue” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 2019

FEBRUARY 2 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Masterworks III with Maestro Bruce Kiesling; www.WPSymphony.org

FEBRUARY 8-24 – NEWTON – “Love Letters” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org

FEBRUARY 9 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Cirque Eloize Saloon” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

FEBRUARY 14-16 – LENOIR – JE Broyhill Civic Center and Foothills Performing Arts present “A Wrinkle in Time” – www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407

FEBRUARY 15 – HICKORY – Soup, Salad and Strings with Western Piedmont Symphony and the Tesla Quartet 11:45 a.m. WPSymphony.org

FEBRUARY 21 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Rock of Ages” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

 

MARCH 2019

MARCH 2 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Masterworks IV with Maestro Melisse Brunet

MARCH 8-24 – NEWTON – “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org

MARCH 9 – LENOIR – JE Broyhill Civic Center presents the Caldwell Traditional Musicians Showcase; www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407

MARCH 12 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Peter Pan and Friends On Ice” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

MARCH 21 – LENOIR – JE Broyhill Civic Center presents “Rhythm of the Dance” – www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407

MARCH 21 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Jersey Boys: National Broadway Tour” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

MARCH 26 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Switchback: Traveling Down An Irish Road” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

MARCH 30 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “An Evening with Alberta Hall” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

 

 

APRIL 2019

APRIL 5-14 – NEWTON – “Snow White” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org

APRIL 11 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Tied Up In Knotts: Karen Knotts” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

APRIL 20 – LENOIR – JE Broyhill Civic Center presents Mandy Harvey – www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407

APRIL 25-28 – WILKESBORO – MerleFest – www.MerleFest.org

APRIL 30 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “The Sound of Music: National Broadway Tour” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

 

 

MAY 2019

MAY 2-4 – LENOIR – JE Broyhill Civic Center and Foothills Performing Arts present “War of the Worlds” – www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407

MAY 3-19 – NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre presents “The Drowsy Chaperone” www.thegreenroomtheatre.org

 

 

JUNE 2019

 

JUNE 7-23 – NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre presents “Savannah Sipping Society” – www.thegreenroomtheatre.org