ARTISTICALLY SPEAKING-CALENDAR OF ART EVENTS

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

 

 

CALLS FOR ARTISTS – Artists, please look ahead on the calendar for deadline dates. 

 The Foothills Folk Art Festival is now accepting artist applications for the juried festival which will be held in downtown Newton on Saturday, Oct. 5.  An application form may be downloaded from the festival website: www.foothillsfolkartfestival.com/artist-information. Early registration deadline June 1st.

 

MARCH 2019 EVENTS

 

Through MARCH 30 - LENOIR - The Caldwell Arts Council hosts the Watercolor Society of North Carolina Western Region Member Show. Opening reception March 1st, 5-7pm, hosted by Caldwell County Schools Association of Educational Office Professionals (CCSAEOP). https://www.caldwellarts.com

through MARCH 31 - VALDESE - The New Window Gallery in the Play It Again Records Building will feature artwork by Rose Tripoli-Mueller; this is a 24/7 gallery

through APRIL 12 - Rock School Arts presents Carol weisberg Burgess in Gallery II and Timothy Bernard in Gallery I; www.visitvaldese.com; 828-879-2129 

 

MARCH 21-24 – NEWTON – “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.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 23 - WEST JEFFERSON - Raleigh Flute Choir to play at 7:30pm in the Gallery of the Ashe Arts Center; 336-846-2787

MARCH 23 - LENOIR/HAPPY VALLEY - Building Pollinator Habitats at Patterson School: www.eventbrite.com/o/the-patterson-school-foundation-17912080976

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

MARCH 27 - LENOIR -  @ 10:00 - Coffee With the Director, Caldwell Heritage Museum - The March "Coffee With the Director" will feature Brent Tomberlin, columnist for the News Topic and history teacher from South Caldwell High School. He will present "A Short History of Polio in Caldwell and Catawba County." Hear the story, how it impacted communities, people's lives, and the legacy that followed.  Did you know that in June 1944 the citizens of Hickory, NC built a hospital in 54 hours to save their children from one of the worst polio outbreaks to hit the United States? (source: http://hickoryart.org/new-blog/2015/4/7/the-miralce-of-history-the-1944-polio-hospital.) A time of fear, the unknown, closed swimming pools, self-imposed quarantine, parents and community members waited anxiously as time marched on to see if their families were among the next polio victims. Come find out about our own local story, written by Luther Robinson (We Made Peace with Polio) and hear how it impacted not only his students but his own family as well.

 

MARCH 27-MAY 4 - WEST JEFFERSON - The Ashe Arts Council's annual exhibit of student artwork,; 336-846-2787

MARCH 28 - HIDDENITE - the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center will present a free performance of The Ugly Duckling by Appalachian Young People’s Theatre. While the performance is free for all ages, guests will have the option of purchasing a kid friendly meal for $5 per person. The meal will include chicken tenders, macaroni, fruit, beverage, and a cookie for dessert.  Purchase of the meal is optional and guests are welcome to attend the free performance without participating in the dinner option.   The performance will be held at the Center’s Educational Complex (70 Hiddenite Church Road in Alexander County).  The optional meal will begin at 6:00pm and the performance will begin at 6:30pm.

MARCH 29-31 - WEST JEFFERSON - Ashe County Little Theatre presents "Is He Dead" by Mark Twain, Adapted by David Ives - a comedy in three acts - at the Ashe Civic Center; 336-846-2787

 

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

 

 

APRIL 2019

APRIL 1 - WEST JEFFERSON - Tracy K. Smith, the Poet Laureate of the United States, will be presented at the Ashe Civic Center for a Keynote Address at 7:30pm; call the Ashe County Arts Council for info: 336-846-2787APRIL 2 DEADLINE - WEST JEFFERSON - CALL FOR ARTISTS - Florence Thomas Art School invites submissions for "Drawing The Line" exhibit - details at florenceartschool.org 

APRIL 1-30 - VALDESE - New Window Gallery (Play It Again Records Building) is proud to display art and paintings on wood created by Robert Wicklin. Robert created "Lines of Nature" for the "Art on the Bench Project" in Hickory. 150 West Main St., Valdese

 

APRIL 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 - HUDSON - The Town of Hudson present "Divorce Southern Style" a zany Southern compedy by Jennifer Jarrett at the HUB Station. Dinner at 6:30 pm & show starts at 7:30pm; for tickets visit tix.com or call The HUB Station Box Office at 828-726-8871

APRIL 5-27 - LENOIR - Caldwell Arts Council displays "Young At Art" elementary school artwork. Opening reception April 5th 3-6pm for elementary students, parents, teachers. https://www.caldwellarts.com

APRIL 5 - HIDDENITE - The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center will proudly present a dinner concert by Appalachian State University's Steely Pan Steel Band on Friday, April 5, 2019. The public is invited to experience Steely Pan’s energetic and innovative compositions at the Center’s Educational Complex (70 Hiddenite Church Road) beginning at 6:30pm. Audience members will enjoy a delicious buffet meal before Steely Pan's performance of steel drum music ranging from contemporary, classical, and popular music set to pan. Cost for attending is only $16 for adults and only $10 for students with dinner, the show, and tax included. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center at (828) 632-6966

APRIL 6 - WEST JEFFERSON - SpringFest 2019 - Where the ART Things Are ... Mischievous Messes in the Making at the Ashe County Arts Council; 336-846-2787

APRIL 6-27 - HUDSON - Caldwell Arts Council and Town of Hudson display the "Young At Art" exhibit featuring Middle School and High School student artwork at the Hudson Uptown Building.  Opening reception for teachers, students, parents, friends is Saturday, April 6th 11am-2pm at The HUB.  https://www.caldwellarts.com

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

APRIL 6 - HICKORY - Western Piedmont Symphony presents Dueling Pianos with Gregory Knight & John Coffey, 6pm at Rock Barn Country Club (RSVP by March 29 to WPSymphony.org/DuelingPianos or Call 828-324-8603

APRIL 6 - WEST JEFFERSON - Florence Thomas Art School "Beginner Pet Portraits" with Lisa Reavis Drum; www.florenceartschool.org

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

APRIL 11 - WEST JEFFERSON - Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen progressive bluegrass band presented in concert at the Ashe Civic Center at 7:30pm; call the Ashe County Arts Council at 336-846-2787

APRIL 12-13 - WEST JEFFERSON - The Ashe County Arts Council's super-duper yard sale, ARTifacts, a fund-raiser for community and school programs - at West Jefferson Early Learning Center; 336-846-2787

APRIL 12-14 - WEST JEFFERSON - Ola Belle Reed Song Writer's Retreat with workshops at the Ashe Civic Center; learn more at ComeHearNC.com

APRIL 13 - WEST JEFFERSON - 5 Songwriters in Concert at the Ashe Civic Center at 7:30pm; 336-846-2787

APRIL 17 - HUDSON - CCC&TI Spring Performing Artist Concert Series presents the Dixieland and Early Jazz - Jazz Appreciation Month with the Firecracker Jazz Band  at 1pm at CCC&TI in the Recital Hall (B100) Free and open to the public.

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

APRIL 20 - WEST JEFFERSON - Florence Thomas Art School "Pastel Painting Basics for Beginners" www.florenceartschool.org 

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

APRIL 27 - LENOIR - Back by popular demand: Goat Cheese Making with instructor Dawn Mathews at The Patterson School on NC 268 in Lenoir/Happy Valley area. we will make Chevre, Mozzarella, and Brie. We will also discuss how to make many other cheese - and of course we eat what we make! To register, visit www.pattersonschoolfoundation.org - class starts at 11am, $40. Michelle Dineen 443-878-8871

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

APRIL 30 - HUDSON - CCC&TI Spring Chorus Recital at 12:15pm in the Recital Hall room B100 - free and open to the public. 

 

MAY 2019

MAY 1-31 - HUDSON - HUB Station Arts & Business Center presents an exhibition of "Postcards From The Edge" - framed postcard-size artworks by NC artists which are being exhibited throughout western NC. For more information, visit https://caldwellarts.com.  HUB Station is open Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm (closed for lunch)

MAY 2 - HUDSON - CCC&TI Spring Chorus Concert at St. James Episcopal Church in downtown Lenoir at 12:15pm - free and open to the public.

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 - WEST JEFFERSON - Sauce Boss...a taste of the blues with a side of gumbo; 7:30pm; call 336-846-2787

MAY 3-30 - LENOIR - Caldwell Arts Council Exhibit "Frozen In Time" featuring artwork by Thomas Pickarsky, Larry Moore, Donna Slace, Katie Stevens Corman on display. Opening reception May 3rd, 5-7pm hosted by the Lenoir Service League. https://www.caldwellarts.com.

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

MAY 8 - JUNE 8 - WEST JEFFERSON - The May exhibit in the gallery of the Ashe Arts Center will be "Through the Camera's Eye" www.ashecountyarts.org; 336-846-2787 

MAY 18 - WEST JEFFERSON - Ashe County Marathon Jam, sponsored by the New River Chapter of the Military Officers Association will take place noon to midnight at the Ashe Arts Center in West Jefferson. 336-846-2787

 

JUNE 2019

JUNE 7-29 - LENOIR - Caldwell Arts Council exhibits "Just Folk It!" featuring artwork by Theresa Gloster, Charlie Frye, Susan Frye, and friends. Opening Reception June 7th, 5-7pm hosted by Foothills Performing Arts. https://www.caldwellarts.com 

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

 

 

 

JULY 2019

JULY 8 DEADLINE - LENOIR - CALL FOR ARTISTS (AGE 18+) WHO LIVE, WORK, OR GO TO SCHOOL IN CALDWELL COUNTY - participation details at https://www.caldwellarts.com

JULY 12-27 - LENOIR - Caldwell Arts Council exhibits "Caldwell Visual Artists Competition." Opening reception July 12th, 5-7pm hosted by friends of the Caldwell Arts Council. https://www.caldwellarts.com


AUGUST 2019

AUGUST 2-SEPTEMBER 28 - LENOIR - Caldwell Arts Council two-month exhibition "Nostalgia," featuring artwork by Heather Lewis, Laura Hughes, and John Ross. Opening reception August 2nd, 5-7pm hosted by friends of the Caldwell Arts Council. 828-754-2486; https://www.caldwellarts.com 

AUGUST 3-4 - WEST JEFFERSON - Ashe County Studio Tour; www.ashecountyarts.org; 336-846-2787

AUGUST 9-10 - Penland School of Craft 34th Annual Benefit Auction; penland.org; auction@penland.org or 828-765-2359

AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 1 - LENOIR - Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention, a program of the Caldwell Arts Council - details at www.happyvalleyfiddlers.org. 


 

SEPTEMBER 2019


SEPTEMBER 6-7 - LENOIR - 34th Annual Sculpture Celebration, a program of the Caldwell Arts Council. https://www.caldwellarts.com

 

SEPTEMBER 28 - LENOIR - Make Goat Milk Soap with Dawn Mathews as your instructor at the Patterson School on NC268 in Lenoir/Happy Valley area.  Demonstration of soap-making, and everyone gets to take a bar home with them. To register, visit www.pattersonschoolfoundation.org - class starts at 11am, $40. Michelle Dineen 443-878-8871



OCTOBER 2019

OCTOBER 4-26 - LENOIR - Caldwell Arts Council exhibit "Ties That Bind" featuring artwork by Susan Lenz, Katherine Diuguid, Ed Dyer, Bud Caywood, Joe Bigley. Opening reception October 4th, 5-7pm hosted by Patterson School Foundation. https://www.caldwellarts.com

OCTOBER 12 - LENOIR - Learn to pressure can meats with your instructor Steve Mathews. Steve stars on this stage at the Patterson School on NC268 in Lenoir/Happy Valley area as he shows you how to can a variety of meats so you don't have to put it all in the freezer and have no space for your ice cream! He will also demonstrate how to dehydrate meats into jerky. To register, visit www.pattersonschoolfoundation.org - class starts at 11am, $40. Michelle Dineen 443-878-8871



NOVEMBER 2019

NOVEMBER 1-2 - LENOIR - Caldwell Arts Council hosts Holiday Marketplace Weekends for artists Fridays & Saturdays in early November. Details for participation will be posted to the website https://www.caldwellarts.com in September/October.

NOVEMBER 8-9 - LENOIR - Caldwell Arts Council hosts Holiday Marketplace Weekends for artists Fridays & Saturdays in early November. Details for participation will be posted to the website https://www.caldwellarts.com in September/October.

NOVEMBER 15-16 - LENOIR - Caldwell Arts Council hosts Holiday Marketplace Weekends for artists Fridays & Saturdays in early November. Details for participation will be posted to the website https://www.caldwellarts.com in September/October.


DECEMBER 2019

DECEMBER 6-21 - LENOIR - Caldwell Arts Council exhibits the CCC&TI Student & Faculty art exhibition. https://www.caldwellarts.com