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. 

CALL FOR ARTISTS – CALDWELL ARTS COUNCIL will accept portfolios by 2-D and 3-D artists in all media through January 31, 2019 for one-month exhibitions in 2020. Details are available at the bottom of the web page:  https://www.caldwellarts.com/268-caldwell-arts-council-gallery/ 

CALLING ALL ARTISTS – Facescapes: Pushing the Limits of Portraiture – This class will include indoor and outdoor study. It will integrate art history with art making styles and philosophies comparing and contrasting the classic approach to drawing the expressive and creative ideas in art. Participants will be challenged to think and act in new ways utilizing integrative techniques and attitudes during their art making process. For more information contact Dan Smith at mm7panrt5@aol.com 828-310-1914 or Lise Swensson lises828@gmail.com 828-310-1045

CALL FOR ARTISTS – BLOWING ROCK – The Blowing Rock Historical Society call for artists interested in exhibiting their work at Edgewood Cottage for one week during the 2019 Artists In Residence Program. Both two-dimensional and three-dimensional artists are encouraged to apply. The 2019 program will be held each week from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Details and application instructions can be found on the web site at www.artistsatedgewood.org

CALL FOR ARTISTS – HICKORY – Full Circle Arts is looking for artists, age 16 & older in the area to enter their next exhibition, which will be one for small works of art. Generally pieces of “tiny art” are very affordable and make wonderful gifts. Up to five entries for $10; Deliver art to Full Circle Arts, 42-B Third St NW, Hickory (next door to McGuire’s Pub; 828-322-7545; info@fullcirclearts.org; http://www.fullcirclearts.org/events.html  Exhibit will run January 24-March 2, with an opening reception January 24th, 6-8pm

HOLIDAY ARTISAN SALES IN LENOIR will be at the following locations:

     

                                                                         

ART EXHIBITS, MUSIC, AND ART EVENTS – DECEMBER 2018

Ongoing through DECEMBER 14 – Caldwell Heritage Museum’s Gingerbread House Decorating Competition entries on display. Vote for People’s Choice Award to be presented December 14 at 4pm

Ongoing through DECEMBER 22 – NORTH WILKESBORO – Art exhibition featuring paintings by Ward Nichols & pottery art by Bill Johnston; www.wilkesartgallery.org

Ongoing through DECEMBER 22 – MORGANTON – Annual First Frost Art Show & Sale featuring fine artwork from over 30 artists and craftsmen from across the region! Burkearts.org

 

DECEMBER EXHIBITS AT THE BLOWING ROCK ART & HISTORY MUSEUM: "Outsiders: The Inside Story of Folk Art," "Gail Haley's Jack Tales," and "Farm, Forage, Feast: High Country Foodways" www.blowingrockmuseum.org 

Through JANUARY 1 - VALDESE - The New Window Gallery (in the Play It Again Records Building) presents art by experimental painter Feather Bates, a resident of Denver, NC

DECEMBER 12 – LENOIR – Kay & Patrick Crouch will perform their annual Christmas Show for the Caldwell Heritage Museum at 10am as part of the Coffee with the Curator Series – free and open to the public.

DECEMBER 13 – LENOIR – Robert Dow returns to Caldwell Arts Council to instruct you in basic crochet stitches and use them to demonstrate creating crochet ornaments and snowflakes. Students can bring either a size J crochet hook with medium-weight yarn and scissors or a size 4 or 5 crochet hook with crochet thread and scissors. Participants will learn the stitches and techniques needed to create their own ornaments at home; 828-754-2486 www.caldwellarts.com.

DECEMBER 13 - LENOIR - Satie's Holiday Workshop with instructor Pamela Smith at the Caldwell Arts Council 10am-12noon; Cold wax on wooden panel; $45/student all supplies included; https://www.caldwellarts.com 828-754-2486

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 - LENOIR - Caldwell Hospice and GHA Autism Support (Albemarle NC) fundraiser presents Owen Calloway, local artist and volunteer 3-6pm at Caldwell Hospice & Palliative Care, Robbins Center, 526 Pine Mountain Rd., Hudson.  At the "young" age of 82, Owen Calloway took up painting. He says, "God gives us many talents and gifts. Sometimes we don't realize we have them until later in life...I now really enjoy painting and sharing my gifts with others." Owen will be exhibiting his art during this event. 

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

DECEMBER 14 – Folk Keeper Gallery welcomes local artists Brad and Debbie Indicott with an Artist Reception 5-8pm.  Brad is a wood turner and Debbie is a fabric artist. Music will be provided by local pianist Michael Riggs & yummy treats and hot coffee will be provided by Highland Coffee House.

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 14-15 – LENOIR – Come to the Caldwell Arts Council for a Hometown Handmade Holiday Market – Friday 11am-7pm, Saturday 10am-4pm – showcasing local food, art and craft vendors throughout the house!  This weekend features Polly’s Rock semiprecious stone jewelry, Waitsel Smith’s lovely paintings and cards (and he will be demonstrating oil painting as well), Amanda Chapman’s artwork, Kathy Durand jewelry, Pam Sweeney pottery, and Byron Jones’ graphics, and so much more!

 

DECEMBER 14-26 – NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre presents The Nutcracker; 828-464-6583; thegreenroomtheatre.org 

 DECEMBER 15 – HICKORY – 5-8pm holiday Open House at Trade Alley Art (25 2nd St NW, Hickory; www.tradealleyart.com) Art & Artisan Gifts, festive food and drinks, free gift wrapping; special discounts one night only; 828-578-1706

DECEMBER 18 – LENOIR – Join poet Suzette Bradshaw at the Caldwell Arts Council for a Poetry Caldwell Workshop to jump start your creativity this season! https://www.caldwellarts.com; 828-754-2486

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

DECEMBER 19 - LENOIR - Join Sigrid Hice to make an accordion-fold journal book $15/person pays for all supplies, then use your creative book to attend this next free event below this one - call 828-754-2486 to register asap

 

DECEMBER 19 - LENOIR - Pamela Smith will lead a workshop at the Caldwell Arts Council instructing in painting a portrait of your pet! 12:30 pm - 4pm; $45 includes all materials. Call 828-754-2486 or visit https://www.caldwellarts.com to register

DECEMBER 20 -LENOIR – Robert Dow returns to Caldwell Arts Council to instruct you in basic crochet stitches and use them to demonstrate creating crochet ornaments and snowflakes. Students can bring either a size J crochet hook with medium-weight yarn and scissors or a size 4 or 5 crochet hook with crochet thread and scissors. Participants will learn the stitches and techniques needed to create their own ornaments at home; 828-754-2486 www.caldwellarts.com

DECEMBER 21 – NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre presents “A Very Dinkleberg Christmas Special;” 828-464-6583; thegreenroomtheatre.org

DECEMBER 21-22 – LENOIR – Come to the Caldwell Arts Council for a Hometown Handmade Holiday Market – Friday 11am-7pm, Saturday 10am-4pm – showcasing local food, art and craft vendors throughout the house! 

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

 

 

JANUARY 2019

 

JANUARY 2-3 – NORTH WILKESBORO – Wilkes Art Gallery calls all photographers to enter the 38th Annual Blue Ridge Overview Juried Photography Exhibition for a chance to win cash prizes. Submissions from professionals and amateurs will be accepted at the gallery January 2nd and 3rd. The competition is open to all photographers whose primary source of income is not photography. https://www.wilkesartgallery.org/juried-information

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

DEADLINE JANUARY 6 – Call for Artists – 2019 North Carolina Artists Exhibition – details at https://www.callforentry.org. Exhibit opens March 10 at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh – www.camraleigh.org

JANUARY 9 – LENOIR – Oil painting classes with instructor Waitsel Smith start; $240 for 8 classes; classes are 3 hours long. Two make-ups will be available. Call 404-357-2163 to register; studio is located at 1419 Poplar St NW, Lenoir. Waitsel.com

JANUARY 10-12 – HICKORY – Intake of artwork for the Tiny Art Show at Full Circle Arts ($10 for up to five entries; any medium as long as it is no larger than 7” in any direction; frames or bases may be up 12” in any direction). The show will be on display January 24-March 2, 2019

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

JANUARY 12 – LENOIR – Poetry Caldwell presents Adrian Rice reading selections from his book “The Strange Estate” at 2pm upstairs at the Caldwell Arts Council. This will be followed by an open mic. 828-754-2486; www.caldwellarts.com

JANUARY 13 – HICKORY – Meet sculptor Harold Huphrey at a reception at the Hickory Museum of Art 2-4pm; exhibition continues through February 3

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 26 – NORTH WILKESBORO – Fluid Art Workshop at the Wilkes Art Gallery (913 C Street) 10am-12noon with instructor Summer Doyle. www.wilkesartgallery.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

 FEBRUARY 23 – NORTH WILKESBORO – Barn Quilt Workshop with instructor Brooklyn Mounce 10am-12noon at Wilkes Art Gallery; www.wilkesartgallery.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