Lancaster Performing Arts in Lancaster, SC, Present Winter Block Party – Dec. 6, 2014

October 22, 2014

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Lancaster Performing Arts in Lancaster, SC, will be bringing the entertainment stage downtown with its second annual Winter Block Party, on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, from 11am-4pm, during the Red Rose Holiday Tour!

Held on Main Street in historic downtown Lancaster, this FREE block party will rock you into the Holiday Spirit with live performances from the Hot Sauce Band, Dance Works Unlimited dance troupes, holiday crafters and concessionaires.

HOT SAUCE is composed of five very experienced, seasoned professionals who all ended up residing in Charlotte, NC. The band includes one Charlotte native, and four more musicians from California, New Orleans, and New York. Individually they have worked with many national artists and performed in many high profile settings; Tesla, Flame, Bar Seven, James Taylor, Yes, The Moody Blues, Arlo Guthrie, Al Jarreau, Brian Wilson, the Billy Joel Broadway show, to name a few.

Hot Sauce has fused the genres of 70s, 80s, 90s, and current hits into one extra large bag of popcorn fun and party madness. If you want to party like rock stars, Hot Sauce is the band for you!

DANCE WORKS UNLIMITED is a local dance studio that provides top quality dance for beginners to advanced students. For your added entertainment, DWU will showcase its award winning competitive dance troupes during the Winter Block Party.

Other Red Rose Holiday Tour free activities taking place downtown on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2014, include a multitude of holiday open houses, an indoor artisan show, Native American Festival and Art Sale, Santa Train & Workshop, and much more!

For further information, contact Jimola Wade by calling 803/289-1494, e-mail to (jwade@lancastercitysc.com) or visit (www.lancastercitysc.com).

Carolina Artist Gallery in Morehead City, NC, Announces Winners of National Show, “Soul of a Woman”

October 22, 2014

The award winners are:  Kathleen Dentinger “Obligation” 1st place, Robin Griswold-Ott “Essence” 2nd place, Romaine Riddle “Attitude” 3rd place and two Merit Awards went to Shelia Brodnick and Lorraine McElroy.  The show’s Honorable Mentions are:  Sally Anger, Lynn Goodwin, Cathy Crowell, Punam Madhok, Michaele’ Watson, Willie Baucom, Norm Kenneally, Jamison Ipock, Ike Terrell, Ron Beckham, and Linda Werthwein.

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Kathleen Dentinger “Obligation” 1st place,

The judge for this show, Cynthia Bickley-Green, PHD and juror Charles Smith were able to create a perfect balance in this show of visual depth, meaning, and stunning craftsmanship of talented artists.

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Robin Griswold-Ott “Essence” 2nd place

The Carolina Artist Gallery on 800 Evans Street in downtown Morehead City has beautifully arranged this creative display of art depicting the “Soul of a Woman”.  This show closes the 31st of October and our new show “Heart of a Man” will begin Nov. 14, 2014.

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Romaine Riddle “Attitude” 3rd place

For further information visit (www.carolinaartistgallery.com).

I Made a Recent Trip to Go See an Exhibition of Prints by Francisco de Goya – in Lake City, SC

October 20, 2014

by Tom Starland, editor/publisher Carolina Arts

Who would have thought that I could get in my car and drive 52 miles from Bonneau, SC, to go see an exhibit of first edition prints by Francisco de Goya and I wasn’t headed to Charleston, SC? Not me, but I did it on Friday, 10/17, 2014, by driving to the Jones-Carter Gallery in Lake City, SC. You can’t do that in Columbia, SC, or Raleigh, NC. But you should make the trip anyway.

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Francisco de Goya, the Spanish artist who lived from 1746 to 1828 is hot! Major exhibitions of his works are on display at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, in Boston, MA, at the Meadows Museum, at Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, TX, and the Jones-Carter Gallery, in Lake City, SC.

Lake City, SC? That’s right. The Jones-Carter Gallery is presenting, “Francisco de Goya’s Los Caprichos,” an exhibition of etchings, one of the most influential graphic series in the history of Western art, organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions. This exhibition features a superb first edition of the complete set of 80 etchings, which by tradition was one of the four sets acquired directly from Goya in 1799 by the duke of Osuna. It then came into the hands of Pedro Fernández Durán, of the house of the marquis of Perales, the greatest Spanish collector of the 19th century and a major donor to the Prado. His collector’s mark appears on all 80 prints of this set. The Museo del Prado is the main Spanish national art museum, located in central Madrid.  The exhibit is on view, for free, through Jan. 3, 2015. And for most of you in the Carolinas – Lake City is just a few hours away and just 20 minutes off of  I-95.

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At the Museum of Fine Arts Boston the exhibit, “Goya: Order and Disorder”, is on view Oct. 12, 2014 – Jan. 19, 2015. The largest Goya exhibition in North America in a quarter century, “Goya: Order and Disorder” is on view only at the MFA. The full range of Goya’s ingenuity is on display: from the elegant full-length portraits of aristocrats that established his reputation in Madrid, to the satirical prints that carried his fame beyond his country, and to the sympathetic or acerbic drawings from his private albums that reveal the very foundation of his ideas.

The Meadows Museum in Dallas, is presenting, “Goya: A Lifetime of Graphic Invention”, which is on view through Mar. 1, 2015. The exhibition launches the Meadows’ 50th anniversary year by presenting the entirety of the Museum’s holdings of printed works by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828): 222 etchings, four lithographs, and three trial proofs. The exhibition provides visitors with a rare opportunity to view complete first edition sets of Goya’s four great print series—”Los Caprichos (The Caprices, 1799)”, “Los Desastres de la Guerra (The Disasters of War, 1810-19)”, “La Tauromaquia (Bullfighting, 1816)”, and “Los Disparates (The Follies, 1815-23)” – as well as the Museum’s holdings of Goya’s paintings, which will be displayed alongside the prints. The Meadows Museum is the leading US institution focused on the study and presentation of the art of Spain.

Three more museum shows of Goya’s works are set for Europe in the coming year, but you can go take advantage of this “rare opportunity” as the Meadows Museum states, right here in the Carolinas.

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Enigmatic and controversial, “Los Caprichos” was created in a time of social repression and economic crisis in Spain. Influenced by Enlightenment thinking, Goya set out to analyze the human condition and denounce social abuses and superstitions. “Los Caprichos” was his passionate declaration that the chains of social backwardness had to be broken if humanity was to advance.

Today, Goya might feel history is repeating itself – not in Spain, Africa, or the Middle East, but right here in the good old United States. Goya produced prints that showed the enormous gap between the rich and poor, the abuses of the rich and powerful on the poor, the use of religion to persecute others, denial of science, and abuse of children. He could be an editorial cartoonist for any major newspaper in America.

Goya’s Spain doesn’t look that much different from today’s headlines. And, it doesn’t seem that human nature has changed much.

The prints themselves are amazing. Goya demonstrated great tonal variations in his etchings. Unlike today’s editorial cartoons, Goya’s prints are also extremely detailed.

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Viewing the exhibition might take several hours, especially if you read all the descriptions, which come from three points of view: first, is the Prado manuscript. Many believe that this document was written by Goya himself in order to explain the purpose of the prints as moralizing satires on society in general; second, is from the Ayala manuscript, which lays out interpretations of the prints in shorter descriptions lacking the poetic, moralizing tone of the Prado manuscript; and third, comments offered by Robert Flynn Johnson, curator of this exhibition. Johnson is Curator in Charge, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. He also wrote the essay, “Biting the Hand that Fed Him”.

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Plate #3. “Here comes the bogey-man”, 215 mm x 152 mm (8 1/2 x 6 in.) H. 38. Courtesy of Landau Traveling Exhibitions.
PRADO:  Lamentable abuse of early education. To cause a child to fear the bogeyman more than his father and so make it afraid of something that does not exist.
AYALA:  Mothers place fear in their children with the tale of the bogeyman, so that they can speak to their lovers.
RFJ:  Goya’s condemnation of parents who instill unfounded fears in their children is even relevant today.

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Plate #22. “Poor little girls!”, 216 mm x 149 mm (8 1/2 x 15/16 in.) H. 57. Courtesy of Landau Traveling Exhibitions.
PRADO:  They are going to mend these tattered women, take them in as they have been getting loose for long enough.
AYALA:  Poor harlots are sent to prison—rich ones go free.
RFJ:  Goya utilized dark passages of aquatint to create bold contrasts of light and shadow in this print. The postures of the two prostitutes, hooded in shame, express their disgrace at being led off to prison.

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Plate #24. “Nothing could be done about it”, 216 mm x 151 mm (8 1/2 x 5 15/16 in.) H. 59. Courtesy of Landau Traveling Exhibitions.
PRADO:  They are persecuting this saintly woman to death! After having signed her death sentence, they take her out in triumph and if they do it to insult her they are wasting time. No one can shame someone who has nothing to be ashamed of.
AYALA:  Covered with a cone-shaped cap; she was poor and ugly. How could there be a remedy.
RFJ:  Although Goya places the poor “suffering” woman at the center of the image, he saves his most savage observations for the ugly mob composed of self-important clerics and street rabble.

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Plate #52. “What a tailor can do!”, 215 mm x 150 mm (8 1/2 x 5 15/16 in.) Etching, burnished aquatint, drypoint and burin, H. 87. Courtesy of Landau Traveling Exhibitions.
PRADO:  How often can some ridiculous creature be suddenly transformed into a presumptuous coxcomb who is nothing but appears to be much. That is what can be done by the ability of a tailor and the stupidity of those who judge things by their appearance.
AYALA:  Superstition makes the ignorant mob worship a clothed tree trunk.
RFJ:  The Ayala text is far more direct in linking superstition to the veneration of a scarecrow. Goya sees the power of the Church abused as it perpetuates fooling the public.

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Plate #69. “Blow”, 211 mm x 147 mm (8 5/16 x 5 3/4 in.), Etching, aquatint, drypoint and burin, H. 104. Courtesy of Landau Traveling Exhibitions.
PRADO:  No doubt there was a great catch of children the previous night. The banquet which they are preparing will be a rich one: Bon appetit.
AYALA:  Children are the object of a thousand obscenities for the aged and the depraved.
RFJ:  Truly one of the most perverse of the whole series. In this horrific scene of pedophilia, Goya depicts a warlock swinging a young boy, whose expelled gas ignites a brazier. Below, another warlock performs oral sex upon another unseen boy. Goya’s outrage at the mistreatment of children is unmistakable here.

Offered as a bonus to “Los Caprichos” is one work from Goya’s three other print series. The first thing you notice is that after each successful print series – the images get bigger. The quality of the prints stay the same from 1799 – 1823. Also, the exhibit offers some examples by Goya’s contemporaries, with updated imagery. My favorite here was a revision of Goya’s #3 plate, “Here comes the bogey-man”, showing David Duke in his best Klan robes by Enrique Chagoya (b. 1953), a Mexican-born painter and printmaker.

What’s still amazing to me is that the Community Museum Society in Lake City, which runs the Jones-Carter Gallery and now oversees ArtFields© got this timely exhibition booked while major exhibitions were being planned in bigger cities in the US. It represents how serious the folks in Lake City are in making their small town an arts destination. At the least, every art student at every college and university in the Carolinas should make an effort to see this show – especially those studying printmaking.

Frankly, every art lover in the Carolinas and the region should make an effort to come see this show. It might be an extended day trip for some on either end of I-95, but soon a new 57-room boutique hotel will open on Main Street in Lake City, just a big city block away from the Jones-Carter Gallery and  in the middle of where most of the ArtFields© displays will be. The Inn at the Crossroads will open soon – months before this exhibit ends.

It’s been a couple months since I was last in Lake City, and it seems to look better with every visit and traffic on main street was busy – not just cars passing through town, but many parked on the street.

Did I mention that admission to the Jones-Carter Gallery is free and there is always plenty of parking available? Admission to the Museum of Fine Arts Boston is $25, plus the cost of getting and staying there. Admission to the Meadows Museum in Dallas is $10, plus the cost of getting and staying there. By saving all that money by going to see works by Goya in Lake City, it will leave you with plenty of money for shopping and dinning while you are there. Of course they do have a donation box at the front desk. You can help them out in bringing more exhibits like this to Lake City.

Hanna Davis, Gallery Director, told me they have had visitiors from 12 states and a few days before I came to see the show, there was a couple from Scotland  that came to see the show. I guess if you can’t get free of the UK, you might as well come see Goya prints in Lake City.

Jones-Carter Gallery, is located at 105 Henry Street, next to The Bean Market in Lake City. The gallery is open Tue.-Fri., 10am-6pm and Sat., 11am-5pm.

For further information call Hanna Davis, Gallery Director, at 843/374-1505 or visit (www.jonescartergallery.com).

Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, NC, Offers Creativity Unleashed – Oct. 25, 2014

October 19, 2014

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On Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, from 1 to 5pm, Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, NC, will present Creativity Unleashed, an afternoon of pottery demonstrations, live readings, painters at their easels, live music, acting, and more. Appetizers  and refreshments will be served throughout the afternoon. There is no charge and no reservations are necessary.

Ginny Lassiter, owner of the eclectic art gallery, says, “We wanted to share our love for all art genres and give visitors a chance to see some local artists at work.”

Lassiter, an artist herself, works in acrylic and will be one of the artists found at her easel throughout the afternoon.  Also painting will be Jefferson watermedia artist  Raney Rogers who is the host of the  Painting With Raney television program; award-winning artist Jane Staszak, the gallery’s pastel instructor; Sneads Ferry oil painter Sherry Thurston;  and abstract artist Liz Roberts. Watercolor artist Pat White will also be on hand with her note cards.

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Renowned North Myrtle Beach, SC, pastel artist Jane Staszak

Wilmington, NC, clay artist Brian Evans will work on the pottery wheel throughout the afternoon. The Beaufort, SC, artist first studied ceramics under master potter Hiroshi Sueyoshi and is now renowned for his own vessels and sculptural pieces inspired by nature, architecture and the human form.

Designers Sherry Banner and Kathie Wolk will be creating original jewelry throughout the event.

Performing live music will be Lesa Hudson and Rick Strickland from the Murrells Inlet-based group the Rick Strickland Band. Both vocalists/musicians have been nominated from numerous 2014 Carolina Beach Music Academy awards including Male Vocalist of the Year, Solo Album of the Year and Producer of the Year for Strickland and Female Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year and Songwriter of the Year for Hudson.

Acoustic duo Obscurity, made up of husband and wife Tom and Liz Roberts, will present a program of Gaelic music and Carolina tunes.

Actor/author Stan Atamanchek (“Blackbeard’s Fun Pirate Talk”) will be in costume to entertain gallery visitors with pirate tales and adventure. Pat Gambarelli, author of “The Four Seasons of Gourmet Entertaining” and “Pasta For Men” is bring some of her favorite appetizers and sweets for gallery visitors to taste and enjoy.

Since opening in 2002, Sunset River Marketplace has become an active supporter of performing, literary and visual arts in the area. The 10,000 square-foot gallery features work by over 200 North and South Carolina artists. Its on-site pottery studio has two kilns and three wheels for use by students. Ongoing oil, pastel and watercolor classes are also provided, in addition to workshops by nationally known artists. The gallery’s Coffee With the Authors programs feature presentations by local and regional offers. A Paint & Party series provides a fun after-work experience for those with no previous art background. The gallery’s framing department offers full-service, on-site custom frame design.

Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW (Hwy 179), Calabash, NC. Regular hours are Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm. For more information, visit the website (www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com) or “like” the gallery’s Facebook page, which is updated daily. Reach the gallery by telephone at 910/575-5999.

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Announces Small Grant Recipients – 2nd Quarter 2014-2015

October 19, 2014

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The Arts Council of York County, in Rock Hill, SC, is pleased to announce the allocation of Small Grants awards for the third quarter of the 2014-2015 fiscal year. Small Grants are available to individual artists, non-profit organizations, teachers and schools throughout York County. These grants are designed to support specific arts activities that promote the individual artist’s professional development or career advancement and/or to support a wide variety of quality arts projects and programs that promote excellence in an arts discipline and make such excellence accessible for general community-wide audiences.
Organizations and individual artists residing in York County, SC may request up to $1,000 per grant and may receive up to two grants each calendar year.

Recipients include:
Culture & Heritage Museums | $500
On Oct. 14, 2014, the Culture and Heritage Museums presented a kick-off/press event announcing the McCelvey Center’s 2015 Southern Sound Series. The event, as well as the 2015 series, will be held in western York County’s historic Lowry Theatre located in the McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St., York, SC. It is the vision of the Culture and Heritage Museums to create a community that greatly values cultural heritage; the Southern Sound Series specifically showcases musical acts whose work embodies the culture of the region. The Culture and Heritage Museums has been awarded $500 to help cover the costs of hiring legendary blues musician, Drink Small who will open and close the event.

Holly Glasscock| $1,000
Holly Glasscock is a full-time, self employed artist working in Catawba, SC. To further her knowledge and skills, Glasscock participates in at least one workshop each year. This Small Grant has been awarded to Holly Glasscock for professional development. Glasscock will travel to Monterey, CA to participate in Plein Air magazine’s annual convention and expo. There, she will have the opportunity to attend the Plein Air Basics Course that features artists such as Larry Cannon, Kathleen Dunphy, and Anne Laddon.

To review guidelines, visit (www.yorkcountyarts.org), on the Grants page under The Arts heading. The next deadline is Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, for programs occurring in January, February and March of 2015.

This small grants program is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation.

South State Bank in Charleston, SC, Announces Awards – “People’s Choice Art Exhibit” Continues Through Oct. 16, 2014

October 19, 2014

The people have spoken, and Lowcountry artist Steve Jacobs is the winner of the People’s Choice Award in the South State Bank “People’s Choice Art Exhibit”.

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Steve Jacobs

In its 30th year, the exhibit honors 10 Lowcountry artists and comes to a close on Oct. 16, 2014.

Helen Beacham and Caroline Trickey judged this year’s exhibition. The Oct. 3-16, 2014, exhibit features original artwork and photography from approximately 75 exhibiting members of the Charleston Artist Guild, and is open to the public for viewing at the South State Bank location at 34 Broad Street in downtown Charleston, SC.

Cash prizes and ribbons have been awarded to the following: Sandra Booker, South State Bank Purchase Award; Pat Forsberg, Best in Show; Carla Johannesmeyer, first place; Mark Beale, second place; and Brenda Orcutt, third place.

Honorable Mention awards were presented to Stan Ullmer, Peggy Ellis, Blaine Tailer-Kimball Dixon and Judith Chamberlin.

As the recipient of the Purchase Award, Booker’s piece has been added to the bank’s permanent art collection.

The exhibit was judged by Beacham and Trickey, who are both professional artists, exhibitors and instructors, and have extensive reputations in the art community.

The “People’s Choice Exhibit” is sponsored annually by South State Bank with the goal of recognizing the talent of local artists and stimulating increased exposure of visual arts within the Lowcountry.

South State Corporation is the largest bank holding company headquartered in South Carolina. Founded in 1933, the company’s primary subsidiary, South State Bank, has been serving the financial needs of its local communities in 19 South Carolina counties, 12 Georgia counties and 4 North Carolina counties for over 80 years.  The bank also operates Minis & Co., Inc. and First Southeast 401K Fiduciaries, Inc., both registered investment advisors; and First Southeast Investor Services, Inc., a limited purpose broker-dealer. South State Corporation has assets of approximately $8.0 billion and its stock is traded under the symbol SSB on the NASDAQ Global Select Market.

For further info contact the Charleston Artist Guild by calling 843/722-2454 or visit (www.charlestonartistguild.com).

The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County in NC Announces 2015 Grants of 73 awards Totaling $1,845,000

October 16, 2014

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Editor’s Note: Pay close attention here – this is not the grant info for the State of NC or SC – this is money given to the arts by one city and one county in NC. It’s more than the SC Arts Commission hands out to the entire State of South Carolina. And, if you look at it closely you’ll see that several institutions are getting multiple grants. This is on top of other state and national funding.

The Arts Council of Winston Salem and Forsyth County in Winston-Salem, NC, has made a total of 73 grants totaling $1,875,000 for 2015.

The Arts Council recently completed its 2014 Annual Campaign and met its goal enabling it to fully fund the recommendations of its grant panels: Organizational Support Grants, $1,615,000; Wells Fargo Arts-In-Education Grants, $100,000; Duke Energy Regional Artist Grants, $30,000; Innovative Project Grants, $30,000.

“Donor dollars are precious,” said Jim Sparrow, President and CEO of The Arts Council, “and The Arts Council Board feels a deep, continuing obligation to be good stewards of them. We have worked over the years to make the grant process efficient and effective and that has redounded to the benefit of the broad arts and cultural community.”

The Arts Council spotlighted three representative awards at the grants announcement.

North Carolina Black Repertory Company will receive a $5,700 Wells Fargo Arts-in-Education Grant and a $2,500 Innovative Project Grant.  As part of the Wells Fargo Arts-in-Education Grant, they will partner with Theatre Delta (Chapel Hill, NC) to provide interactive theatre programming to address Underage Drinking in three public high schools.  Interactive theatre uses scripted and improvisational theatre along with audience participation in order to promote dialogue and social change.  As part of the Innovative Project Grant, they will collaborate with nationally recognized playwright Samm Art Williams to work with their Teen Theatre Ensemble to learn the art and business of playwriting and create a one-act play.

Associated Artists of Winston-Salem will receive a $10,000 Innovative Project Grant for their Winston-Salem Storefronts public art program which will provide a place for temporary installation art in vacant storefront spaces in downtown. It will give artists the opportunity to create site specific work, educate business owners and the public about the benefit of public art, and bring art to the general public free of charge.

Camel City Jazz Orchestra will receive a  $10,000 Innovative Project Grant  to present “Neighborhood Suites,” comprised of original big band jazz music and brief narrative accounts based on historic neighborhoods in Winston-Salem.  Concerts will be presented at free community events in Rupert Bell Park, Miller Park, Washington Park, Historic Bethabara Park, and Winston-Square Park.

Peggy Reingold chaired the Organizational Support Grant panel which made 25 grants totaling $1,615,000.

Associated Artists of Winston-Salem       $ 18,000
Authoring Action              $ 12,500
Bookmarks         $ 10,000
Hispanic Arts Initiative   $ 20,000
Kernersville Little Theatre            $ 8,900
North Carolina Black Repertory Company             $ 185,000
Old Salem Museums and Gardens           $ 70,000
Piedmont Chamber Singers         $ 9,000
Piedmont Craftsmen      $ 85,000
Piedmont Opera              $ 102,500
Piedmont Wind Symphony          $ 20,000
Reynolda House Museum of American Art           $ 75,000
RiverRun International Film Festival         $ 100,000
Sawtooth School for Visual Art   $ 140,000
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art        $ 185,000
Twin City Stage $ 240,000
Winston-Salem Delta Fine Arts  $ 37,500
Winston-Salem Festival Ballet    $ 37,500
Winston-Salem Symphony          $ 245,000
Winston-Salem Youth Chorus     $ 14,100

Lawren Desai chaired the Wells Fargo Arts-in-Education grant panel which made 21 grants totaling $100,000.

Associated Artists of Winston-Salem: $4,000 – To provide artist-led workshops in public middle and high school art classes allowing teachers to enhance their current curriculum by introducing students to a specific art media

Authoring Action: $2,200 – To conduct creative writing and spoken word workshops for students and teachers at RJ Reynolds High School

Bookmarks: $3,000 – To support the Author in Schools program which will bring authors to 6th graders at Northwest Middle School to engage students in fiction, poetry, drama and nonfiction

Carolina Music Ways: $5,000 – To present Carolina Music Ways Old Timey Radio Show, a 45-minute musical program that introduces elementary school students to the Piedmont’s cross-cultural musical legacy featuring jazz, blues, bluegrass, gospel, Moravian, and old-time string bands

Downtown Arts District Association: $2,600 – To provide artist and entrepreneur workshops for public school students, in addition to visiting artist studios in the Arts District

Giannini Brass: $4,200 – To present Brass Under the Big Top which integrates musical performances with the magic of the circus to expose public elementary school students to classical music, and teach music concepts and history

Hispanic Arts Initiative: $2,775 – To conduct a 3 week residency at Carter G. Woodson School designed to showcase the shared heritage of the African American and Latino communities through music and dance

Jared Steward: $1,200 – To provide 24 clinics for middle school percussion students

Karl Kassner: $6,000 – To provide 120 clinics for middle school brass students

Leslie Hill: $5,000 – To conduct film production residency with 1 public high school theatre class

Mark McMasters: $2,200 – To present physical theatre workshops to public high school drama classes and 30-minute assembly performances for public elementary and middle school students

NC Black Repertory Company:  $5,700 – To partner with Theatre Delta (Chapel Hill, NC) to provide interactive theatre programming to address Underage Drinking in 3 public high schools

Piedmont Craftsmen: $7,000 – To present “Living Craft: Crafting Lives,” a three-tiered craft program for elementary through high school students that includes a Craft in Context, Artists in Residencies, and Fine Craft Lectures

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art: $6,350- To support The Intersections Project (TIP), a collaborative program that brings together artists and classroom educators to develop arts-integrated lesson plans and artist residencies for classroom application

Surteg Sandhu: $575 – To present “Cultural Presentations on India,” an assembly performance highlighting Indian dance and culture

Take the Lead NC: $7,600- To support the Dancing Classrooms program which will enhance education, cultural awareness, academic success, self-esteem, character and confidence through the medium of ballroom dancing

University of North Carolina School of the Arts Foundation: $6,000 – To present the School of Dance’s Peter and the Wolf in elementary schools and to conduct the Pluck Project, contemporary dance workshops, for public high school students

William Scheidt: $6,000 – To bring hands-on African drumming and dancing workshops to elementary and middle school students

Winston-Salem Festival Ballet: $5,000 – To conduct contemporary dance workshops for high school dance students

Winston-Salem Symphony: $9,000 – To support “The Mary Starling In-School Music Education Program,” a program that engages all the public 4th and 5th grade students through intimate ensemble performances in public schools and a full orchestra concert

power2give matching funds: $8,600 – To support Arts-In-Education projects on http://www.power2give.org/WinstonSalem, The Arts Council’s online fundraising platform

Howard Upchurch aired the Innovative Project Grant Panel which made 15 grants totaling $100,000.

Associated Artists of Winston-Salem:  $10,000 – To support the Winston-Salem Storefronts program which will create temporary public art installations in downtown

Bookmarks:  $5,000 – To support a new summer reading program and video project and to collaborate with Twin City Stage’s youth production of “Play to Win: The Jackie Robison Story”

Camel City Jazz Orchestra:  $10,000 – To create “Neighbor Suites,” a series of musical compositions inspired by Winston-Salem neighborhoods that will be presented to the community free of charge at local city parks

Forecast Music:  $2,500 – To create and present “East meets West,” a concert infusing the historic and modern traditions of Asian and Western classical music

Hispanic Arts Initiative:  $2,500 – To present “A Bailar – Let’s Dance” featuring Latin band, Ricardo Diquez and The Tropic Orchestra

Mami Wata Cultural Arts Collective:  $5,000 – To present D.R.U.M. Festival (Diversity, Rhythm, Unity, Movement) in Winston-Square Park which will cultivate unity, understanding, and greater cultural appreciation in the community through the universal language of rhythm

NC Black Repertory Co.:  $2,500 – To collaborate with playwright Samm Art Williams to work with their Teen Theatre Ensemble to learn the art and business of playwriting and create a one-act play

New Winston Museum.:  $7,500 – To present “Made In Winston,” a film and exhibit series featuring 6 films made in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County

OUT at the Movies:  $2,500 – To support the 10th season of OUT at the Movies, a monthly LGBT film series that features artist talkbacks

Peppercorn Children’s Theatre/Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem:  $7,500 – To perform 3 original plays for children and families during the summer 2015

Phuzz Phest:  $5,000 – To support the 5th annual Phuzz Phest, an independent music festival, in Winston-Salem

Piedmont Craftsmen:  $10,000 – To support a craft inspired public art project in various locations throughout the city

Reynolda House Museum of American Art:  $2,500 – To present their annual Community Day Festival featuring a Tribal Pow-Wow in spring 2015

UNSCA Foundation:  $5,000 – To support the Winston-Salem Light Project featuring lighting and multimedia public art by UNCSA seniors

Winston-Salem Writers:  $2,500 – To support the Poetry in Plain Sight program’s second year of placing poetry posters inside all WS Transit Authority buses every quarter

Chad Cheek chaired the Duke Energy Regional Artist Project Grant Panel which made 17 grants totaling $30,000.

Ian Dennis:   $1,800 – To support shared studio space and the creation of new sculptural works

Lawrence Dillon:   $1,850 – To create an album, “Beyond Human” featuring his original compositions

Ken Frazelle:   $2,220 – To record and master his collection of 10 songs “Songs in the Rear View Mirror” for national distribution with Universal Music Group

Laura Frazier: $812 – To study with a fiber artist in order to increase her techniques as a wool sculptor

Eddie Garcia:   $1,000 – To record and release his debut solo album, “1970’s Film Stock”

Jordan Gulaskey:   $1,000- To assist with the creation of new body of printmaking works to be exhibited at the 2015 Southern Graphics Council International Conference in Nashville, TN

RV Kuser:   $2,000 – To publish his autobiography, “Challenged, but not Defeated” about his life living with autism

Tyler Nail:   $2,000 – To record and release a collection of original songs created over the past 3 years

Chad Nance:   $1,500 – To market and secure a press agent for his 5 book series, Existential Threat

Tom Patterson: $2,500 – To complete his memoir-in-progress, “The Tom Patterson Years: A life among poets, artists, Indians, punks and outsiders, 1970-1985”

Shawn Peters: $1,800 – To support shared studio space and the creation of new works

The Estrangers:  $1,500 – To record and release their 2nd album in spring 2015

Andrew Rodgers: $2,800 – To create a short documentary entitled, “Secret Space,” about the hidden stores of an old NASA and Department of Defense building which now houses the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute

Enrique Rodriguez-Pastor: $2,700 – To record and archive over 75 of his musical compositions

Eric Schwartz: $2,000 – To create a multi-movement score for string quartet for a new contemporary dance work

The South Carolina Broadcasters: $1,500 – To make it possible for this Mt. Airy bluegrass group to showcase at the 2014 Northeastern Regional Folk Alliance in NY in November 2014

Ben Towle:  $1,018 – To take digital painting and traditional figure drawing classes in preparation for working with a publisher on a graphic novel (long-form comic book)

The Arts Council announced three special initiatives totaling $20,000.

Grassroots Arts Grants: $10,000 – To provide community groups with small arts project grants that promote creativity and use art as a means to bring community together

Siemens power2give matching funds: $5,000 – To support Innovative projects on http://www.power2give.org/WinstonSalem, The Arts Council’s online fundraising platform

Kaplan power2give matching funds: $5,000 – To support Youth Focused Innovative projects on http://www.power2give.org/WinstonSalem, The Arts Council’s online fundraising platform

Winston-Salem’s robust arts community accounts in large part for the recognition it continues to receive as a great place to live, work and play.  The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, the first locally established arts council in the United States, enriches the lives of area residents every day. It raises funds and advocates for the arts, sponsors events in conjunction with other arts organizations, promotes and funds arts education, creates cultural opportunities, develops social capital and aids economic development.

For additional information, please contact Carroll Leggett by calling 336/831-5788 or e-mail to (cleggett@triad.rr.com).

GreenHill in Greensboro, NC, Offers 2014 Collector’s Choice Event – Dec. 6, 2014

October 16, 2014

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GreenHill, a space for NC art, in Greensboro, NC, will culminate its 40th Anniversary Year, with  the 2014 Collector’s Choice event, on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, from 7-11pm, at The Gallery at Greenhill.

Curator Edie Carpenter has assembled an impressive list of North Carolina artists for “Winter Show 2014″. Artists include 40 friends from our first three decades – Richard Fennell, Christopher Stephens & Betty Watson among them – and 40 favorites from the last 10 years, including Tamie Beldue, Jason Craighead and Alexis Lavine. We will also have 40 artists new to “Winter Show,” such as Dean Alison, Eleanor Annand, Melissa Engler and Damian Stamer.

Collector’s Choice offers a rare opportunity to meet and mingle with “Winter Show” artists, purchase great art and enjoy a lively evening of food, cocktails and music.

Admission is $70 for members and $85 for non-members. Click here to make your reservations (http://greenhillnc.org/buy-collectors-choice-tickets).

Participating artists by medium include: (clay) Nicole Aquillano, Blaine Avery, Anja Bartels, Patty Bilbro, Blair Clemo, Laura Cooke, Julie Covington, Lynn Duryea, Seo Eo, Donna Flanery, Alison Flegel, Charles Freeland, Bruce Gholson, Erik Haagensen, Scott Hansman, Tiffany Hansman, Samantha Henneke, Lisa Bruns Joerling, Nick Joerling, Kate Johnston, Kathie Kline, Heather Knight, Elizabeth R. Lasure, Chris Luther, Katherine Maloney, Brett McDonough, Maureen McGregor, Deik Pierce, Lindsay Rogers, Kathleen Ryall, Amy Sanders, Michael Sanford, Luba Sharapan, Molly Kite Spadone, Charlie Tefft, Betsy Vaden, Conrad Weiser, and Adam Wiley; (books and fiber) September Krueger, Mary Kircher, Janet Taylor, and Barbara Zaretsky; (glass) Dean Allison, Kate Bernstein, Will  Bernstein, George-ann Greth, Judson Guérard, and Scott Summerfield; (metal and jewelry) Niki Grandics, Kirk Davis, Molly Dingledine, Jim Gallucci, Glen S.Gardner, Jon Shearin, Michael Waller, and Paul Weller; (painting, drawing and printmaking) Erin Anfinson, Peg Bachenheimer, McDonald Bane, Tamie Beldue, Raymond Berry, Keith Buckner, Jason Craighead, Warren Dennis, Rebecca Fagg, Richard Fennell, Charlotte Foust, John Gall, Mario Gallucci, Joanne Q. Geisel, Kathleen Jardine, Delia Ware Keefe, Mark Kingsley, Alexis Lavine, Jean LeCluyse, Henry Link, Nancy Tuttle May, Jeremiah Miller, Roy Nydorf, Alberto Ortega, Jenifer Padilla, Chrys Riviere-Blalock, Aditya Shringarpure, Tom Spleth, Damian Stamer, Christopher Stephens, Margie Stewart, Lynne Santy Tanner, Cindy Walton, Mark Weber, James Williams, and Betty Watson; (mixed media) Eleanor Annand, Harriet Bellows, Bryant Holsenbeck, and Abigail Heuss; (photography) Raymond Grubb. Marta V. Tornero, Elizabeth Matheson, and Julie Anne Greenberg; (wood and sculpture) Chris Boerner, David Caldwell, Daniel DiCaprio, Melissa Engler, Holly Fischer, O’Neal Jones, Wyatt Speight Rhue, Shane Snider, Paul Sumner, Michael Van Hout, and Presley H. Ward.

For further info call 336/333-7460 or visit (www.greenhillnc.org).

Tryon Arts and Crafts School in Tryon, NC, Offers “Celebrate the Arts” – Oct. 25, 2014

October 14, 2014

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The Tryon Arts and Crafts School in Tryon, NC, is excited to announce that seven local arts organizations will be joining us on site for the big “Celebrate the Arts” event on Saturday, Oct., 25, 2014. Each organization will be talking about who they are and what they do in the Tryon community, and most of the organizations will be providing a small performance or an opportunity to meet local artists or authors.

We are looking forward to a full day of artists selling their work, local authors signing books, poets reading from their work, musicians performing, and great BBQ and chili provided by Foothills BBQ.

We look forward to seeing you! The festival will run from 10am to 5pm on Oct. 25, 2014, at Tryon Arts & Crafts School, located at 373 Harmon Field Road in Tryon, NC.

Tryon Arts and Crafts School teaches hands-on classes and workshops in pottery, jewelry, weaving and fiber arts, blacksmithing, glass, lapidary, woodworking, and more. To promote the extraordinary artisans and craftspersons in the Appalachian foothills, we host special exhibitions in the Exhibition Gallery, maintain a permanent Heritage Collection, and sponsor festivals on our park-like grounds at Harmon Field on the banks of the North Pacolet River in Tryon, North Carolina. Tryon Arts and Crafts School was established in 1960 as a key part of the grassroots movement that led to the development of Tryon as an artists’ colony. Our 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is supported by membership dues and donations. Members enjoy access to open studios and discounted classes. We invite you to join our friendly, stimulating, and enriching community by taking classes and workshops, browsing our galleries, spending time in our studios, shopping in our gift shop, and getting to know more about arts and crafts in the Tryon region.

For further info call 828/859-8323 or visit (tryonartsandcrafts.org/celebrate).

Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Greenville Technical College in Taylors, SC, Offers Annual Student Exhibition

October 13, 2014

Editor’s Note: This came after our deadline for the Oct. 2014 issue; when it came it was in the wrong format for us to use; and then when it did finally come in the right format it was really too late to even put in our Nov. issue since most of the public elements of the exhibit would be over by the time we published again. There is some talented students here by what images we were sent, but either they or their instructors are poor at marketing. We posted this info here so it can get more exposure.

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Work by Aaron Fields

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Work by Ginia Worrell

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Greenville Technical College’s Benson Campus in Taylors, SC, is pleased to announce the “2014 Student Annual Art Exhibition” on view from Oct. 1 through Nov. 7, 2014. The gallery will exhibit all fine and applied art disciplines taught as part of the Visual and Performing Arts curriculum. This year’s jurors, Alice Ballard and Polly Gaillard are well known professional artists that have exhibited both nationally and internationally and have also taught a broad range of studio courses. Ballard and Gaillard selected from over 100 works to include in the exhibition including a “Best in Show” designation to be announced on Oct. 30, 2014.

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Work by Joy Hart

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Work by Matt Guttierrez

Please join us from 7 – 9pm on Oct. 30, 2014, for this traditional costume gala and awards presentation that gives special recognition to the many exemplary works by our community’s young artists. Works are exhibited in our 2nd floor galleries and offered for purchase, making this a unique opportunity to view challenging, thoughtful art and to support this exceptionally talented group of students. Awards will also be presented on the second floor including cash donations, gift certificates, and art supplies made possible through local businesses and private donors. This event is free and open to the public. Please plan to attend and remember that costumes are encouraged!

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Work by Robert Milton Crain

Gallery Location:  Greenville Technical College Benson Campus, Hwy 290, 2522 Locust Hill Road, Taylors, SC.

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 10am–5pm or by appointment.

Exhibition Dates: Oct. 1 – Nov. 7, 2014.

Reception and Awards: Thursday Oct. 30; 7– 9pm.

For further information contact Enid Williams, Gallery Director by calling 864/250-3059 or e-mail to (enid.williams@gvltec.edu).


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