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 MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS IN CALDWELL COUNTY - Registration is open for the 14th Annual Middle School Poetry Recitation Competition. Deadline to enter is 2/15/19 and the competition will be held on 3/9/19 at 9:30 a.m. at the Hudson Uptown Building in Hudson NC. For details go to https://www.caldwellarts.com/61-recitation-competition/.

CALL FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN AVERY, ALEXANDER, BURKE, CALDWELL, CATAWBA, WILKES & WATAUGA COUNTIES - Registration is open for the 7th Annual High School Shakespeare Monologue Competition. Deadline to enter is 2/15/19, and the competition will be held on 3/9/19 at 1:30pm at the Hudson Uptown Building in Hudson NC.  For details go to https://www.caldwellarts.com/227-shakespeare-monologue-competition/

 JANUARY 2019

 WEDNESDAY NIGHTS, 7-10PM at Liquid Roots Brewing Project, 1048 Harper Ave NW, Lenoir - Open Mic hosted by The Benson. Everyone welcome: Musicians, Poets, Writers of all ages. Food truck on site. Info call Katie Brummett 317-410-4260

 

Through JANUARY 26 - LENOIR - "Exposures: A Photography Competition and Exhibition" at the Caldwell Arts Council.; Tuesday-Friday 9-5 and Saturdays 10-2. 828-754-2486 www.caldwellarts.com 

JANUARY 17 - WEST JEFFERSON - Winter Workshop Paint with Raney, 6-8pm; www.florenceartschool.org

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

JANUARY18 - Lenoir - Join Teresa Braswell and her 1999+ songs at the Caldwell Senior Center 2-4pm for a fun time of Karaoke!  People are needed to sing, dance and to just sit and enjoy the show.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Please call (828) 758-2883 to register.

JANUARY 19 - HUDSON - Intro to Life Drawing 10am-12noon at Red Awning Gallery in the Hudson Uptown Building 828-610-6300

JANUARY 19 - HUDSON - Intro to Watercolor 1pm-3pm at Red Awning Gallery in the Hudson Uptown Building; 828-610-6300

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 19 - MORGANTON - The Alligators perform at the Grind Cafe Coffeehouse Upper Wine Room

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 24 - HICKORY - Full Circle Arts reception 6-8pm featuring the "Tiny Art Show". Exhibition continues through March 2; fullcirclearts.org 

JANUARY 25-26 - WEST JEFFERSON - Winter Workshop "Barn Quilt Square, 9am-3pm; www.florenceartschool.org 

JANUARY 26 - HUDSON - Intro to Handweaving 2pm-4pm at the Red Awning Gallery at the Hudson Uptown Building; 828-610-6300

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

JANUARY 29 - HICKORY -  Catawba Valley Community College’s Continuing Education Department will host artist Dan Smith who will teach an eight-week portraiture workshop on Tuesdays, 6 to 9 p.m. beginning Jan. 29. The cost of the class is $65. It will be taught on CVCC’s East Campus located at 2550 U.S. 70 SE in Hickory. Advance registration is required. Call 828-327-7037, or visit www.cvcc.edu/CCE/Registration-Continuing-Education.cfm.

JANUARY 30 - HUDSON - Appalachian Masters JAM Visiting Artists Sessions presents Herb Key, Wilkes County NC Heritage Musician, Luthier & Keeper of Stories at the Hudson Uptown Building at 3:30pm (no charge, but please RSVP to office@caldwellarts.com / 828-754-2486 Caldwell Arts Council so we can plan seating.)

 JANUARY 31 DEADLINE - 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/ 

 JANUARY 31 DEADLINE - CALL FOR ARTISTS extended to January 31, 2019 – BLOWING ROCK – The Blowing Rock Historical Society call for artists - EXTENDED DEADLINE - 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

 

FEBRUARY 2019

FEBRUARY 1 - LENOIR - The Caldwell Arts Council presents the Brush & Palette Club exhibition "FIFTISH" along with the Pine Needles Quilt Guild quilt exhibition through February 23. Opening reception 2/1/19 5-7pm hosted by the B&P Club. www.caldwellarts.com; 828-754-2486

FEBRUARY 1 - WILKESBORO - Contra Dance with Bob and Roberta Kogut at the Blue Ridge Artisan Center, 201 West Main Street, Wilkesboro 7-10pm; https://www.facebook.com/Blue-Ridge-Artisan-Center-182052045733480/ 

FEBRUARY 2 - HUDSON - Intro to Surface Design 10am-12noon at Red Awning Gallery, 145 Cedar Valley Road at The HUB in Hudson; 828-610-6300

FEBRUARY 2 - HUDSON - Intro to Wire Work 1pm-3pm at Red Awning Gallery, 145 Cedar Valley Road at The HUB in Hudson, 828-610-6300

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 9 - HUDSON - Intro to Crochet, 3-5pm at Red Awning Gallery, 145 Cedar Valley Road at The HUB in Hudson; 828-610-6300

FEBRUARY 12 - HUDSON - Spring Performing Artist Series presents Lenoir-Rhyne College Singers at 1pm at CCC&TI in the Recital Hall (B100) Free and open to the public.

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 21 - WEST JEFFERSON - Winter Workshop, Paint with Raney 6-8pm; www.florenceartschool.org 

FEBRUARY 21 - HICKORY - Patrick Crouch will be playing Celtic music with "Up A Creek" in the Lowe's Beer Den, 260 14th Avenue NE, Hickory 5pm; Suzanne Williams on flute & whistles, Denise Baxter-Yoder on piano and vocals, and Paddy on fiddle, banjo, guitar, and tall tales.

FEBRUARY 22-23 - WEST JEFFERSON - Winter Workshop, Barn Quilt Square, 10am-3pm; www.florenceartschool.org

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

FEBRUARY 25 - HUDSON - Spring Performing Artist Series presents Dr. Melise Brunet (guest lecturer) at 1pm at CCC&TI in the Recital Hall (B100) Free and open to the public. Dr. Brunet is a French conductor discussing the role of a female conductor in modern classical music

MARCH 2019

MARCH 1 DEADLINE - WEST JEFFERSON - Florence Thomas Art School Open Call for Artists for the exhibition "April Abstracts"  - Works are required to be abstract in content. 2D and 3D works will be considered. Artists may submit multiple works. Details at florenceartschool.org 

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

MARCH 5-21 - WEST JEFFERSON - Florence Thomas Art School "Watercolor and the Pouring Technique" with JoAnn Pippin; www.florenceartschool.org

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

MARCH 9 - HUDSON - Cheer Caldwell County's middle school competitors for the 14th annual Middle School Poetry Recitation Competition, 9:30 a.m. at the Hudson Uptown Building in Hudson. Sponsored by the Caldwell Arts Council, this event is a favorite! For more details, visit https://www.caldwellarts.com/61-recitation-competition/

MARCH 9 - HUDSON - High School students from Avery, Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Watauga and Wilkes Counties will compete for cash awards during the 7th annual Shakespeare Monologue Competition at 1:30pm at the Hudson Uptown Building (HUB). Caldwell Arts Council and Friends sponsors this event annually; for more information, visit https://www.caldwellarts.com/227-shakespeare-monologue-competition/

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

MARCH 9 - LENOIR - Learn Drop Spindle Spining at the Patterson School on NC 268 in Lenoir/Happy Valley area. Learn how evey country in the world spun their yarn and thread before the spinning wheel. Hands-on class and you go away with some yarn you make in class. Drop Spindles will be available for use during class and can be purchased at end of class. A true homesteading skill to have. To register, visit www.pattersonschoolfoundation.org - class starts at 11am, $40. Michelle Dineen 443-878-8871

MARCH 9 DEADLINE - CALL FOR STUDENTS IN CALDWELL & WILKES COUNTIES - The Second Annual James Larkin Pearson Poetry Competition will be held April 13 at 1pm at the Whippoorwill Academy and Village in Ferguson NC. The competition is open to middle and high school students from Wilkes and Caldwell counties. Contact Margaret Carter Martine at mmfergusonnews@gmail.com. Deadline for submissions is March 9th

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

MARCH 15 DEADLINE - NORTH CAROLINA STATEWIDE EXHIBITION "On Common Ground: From the Mountains to the Sea - enter online at https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6128. Information also available on the Appalachian Pastel Society website: www.appalachianpastelsociety.org.  Lyn Asselta, Juror

MARCH 19 - HUDSON - Spring Performing Artist Series presents Derek Gripper at 1pm at CCC&TI in the Recital Hall (B100) Free and open to the public. Derek is a South African Guitarist playing Kora music arranged for guitar, and some Bach just for good measure.

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 2 DEADLINE - WEST JEFFERSON - CALL FOR ARTISTS - Florence Thomas Art School invites submissions for "Drawing The Line" exhibit - details at florenceartschool.org 

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

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 17 - HUDSON - Spring Performing Artist Series presents the Firecracker Jazz Band for Jazz Appreciation Month 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 Chorus Concert at 12:15pm in room B100 - free and open to the public. 

 

MAY 2019

MAY 2 - HUDSON - CCC&TI 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 3-19 – 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

 

JULY 2019



AUGUST 2019

 

AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 1 - LENOIR - HAPPY VALLEY FIDDLERS CONVENTION


SEPTEMBER 2019


SEPTEMBER 6-7 - LENOIR - SCULPTURE CELEBRATION

 

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 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



DECEMBER 2019