Archive for the ‘NC Visual Arts’ Category

Transylvania Community Arts Council in Brevard, NC, Calls for Artists for ArtMart Holiday Show and Sale

October 7, 2014


The Transylvania Community Arts Council in Brevard, NC, is looking for artists and crafters to sell work at its 12th annual ArtMart fundraiser. Contributing artists are able to sell work that tends to clutter studios – pieces that may not have sold in the past or did not turn out exactly as expected. So set aside a box in your studio and start collecting that clutter now!

Artists receive 60% of sales and 40% goes to TC Arts Council to support its youth art programs.

The ArtMart public sale will take place on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 9am – 4pm. A casual wine and cheese preview party will precede it on Friday, Nov. 14, from 5-8pm. The preview party is attended by members, friends, sponsors and donors of the TC Arts Council. Artists will be able to set up their artwork at the TC Arts Council on Nov. 13 and 14 from 9:30am – 5pm. TC Arts’ volunteers will staff the gallery and handle sales on Friday and Saturday.

Applications and additional information are available at the TC Arts Council located at 349 S. Caldwell Street in Brevard or by calling TC Arts at 828/884-2787. You may also e-mail to ( to request an application.

TC Arts is a nonprofit organization with the mission to “To enhance the quality of life in Transylvania County by celebrating and nurturing the creative spirit of artists, youth and individuals throughout the County.”

The TC Arts Council is open Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 4:30pm.

For more information, call 828/884-2787 or visit (

Falling Rivers Gallery, in Albemarle, NC, Calls for Participation in Annual Holiday Craft Show

October 7, 2014


Falling Rivers Gallery, in Albemarle, NC, would like to invite you to participate in our annual craft show. “From Our Hands” will take place Nov. 18 through Dec. 31, 2014.

Our booth sizes are 4′ x 4′ ($30 for Guild members, $35 for non-members) or 6′ x 4′ ($40 for Guild members, $50 for non-members). We have only 6 6’x4′ booths and 22 booths total that will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis.  The Gallery will be taking a 12% commission on sales from Guild members, 22% for non-Guild members.

The Falling Rivers Gallery has become a well-known downtown Albemarle place to shop for exciting, one of a kind artwork and gifts. To join in the fun and set up a booth at this 6 week long show and sale, Click ( to print the Vendor Information and Registration form.  If you are new to this annual event, we ask that you submit photos of your work along with the registration agreement.

For more information call Falling Rivers Gallery, 704/983-4278.

The October 2014 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

October 1, 2014


The October 2014 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at ( – all 86 pages of it. Fall weather actually arrived on time this year. You can probably read the paper outside this month.

Single page downloads are more than double the amount for side by side format – which is good as many people desired one or the other. We’re here to please all we can so we’ll continue offering you the choice of two ways to download the paper:

For single page format use this link (

For side by side page format use this link (

So download that PDF and dig in – it makes for good reading and shows that you have lots of opportunities to enjoy the visual arts in the Carolinas this month. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make the paper possible.

And help us spread the paper around by sending these links to your friends.

If you want to get something in the November 2014 issue – send it now or as soon as you can. Don’t wait till the Oct. 24 deadline – or you could be left out. It happens.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts

The Fifth Hillsborough, NC, Handmade Parade Takes Place – Oct. 19, 2014

September 30, 2014


Residents young and old with fantastic, locally created art will march down Churton Street through Historic Hillsborough, NC, as stilt walkers, giant puppets and drummers, Sunday Oct 19, 2014, beginning at 2:30pm, at this year’s  bi-annual Handmade Parade.

Image taken during last year’s parade.

The Hillsborough Handmade Parade is a grass roots community participation celebration sponsored and organized by the volunteers of the Hillsborough Arts Council. The parade starts at 2:30pm on the corner of East Margaret  Lane and Churton Street. It will end with a grand Finale at the Burwell School lawn. The Hillsborough Arts Council has spent several months holding workshops for anyone wanting to parade their creations down the main street of town. There will also be dancing and drumming from the Magic of African Rhythms Troupe , The Durham Bull Struters and many more. The theme of this year’s event is “Is Flight on the Eno” paying tribute to the river that runs through town.

If you are interested in participating it’s not too late! Final workshop is Sunday Oct.12. Go to ( for more information then decide if you want to join the parade with your friends or family, or come and watch this amazing spectacle of fun and creativity.

Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC, Welcomes Artist Sharon Louden for Two Events – Oct. 10 & 11, 2014

September 30, 2014


The Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC, is pleased to welcome artist Sharon Louden to the Museum on Oct. 10 and 11, 2014, for two events held in conjunction with her installation “Community”. On Oct. 10 at 5:30pm, Louden will discuss her artistic work and guests are invited to stay for a reception following the talk. The next day on Oct. 11 at 1pm, Louden will discuss her peer-reviewed book “Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists”, which includes essays written from the artists’ perspectives and voices. The book is available for purchase in the Museum Shop and Louden will be available to sign copies following her lecture presentation. The book lecture is a free event.

“Community” by Sharon Louden

Recently installed in the Museum’s Artworks Project Space as an ongoing exhibition, “Community” is a continued conversation based on a series of work that Louden started in 2013 that traces its path through installation, animation, painting and drawing. In each genre, her gestures create an implication of dance — movement and energy — transposed against the resistance of fixed squares and rectangles of color.

Sharon Louden is a New York-based artist who has exhibited in numerous venues throughout the country. Her art is displayed in both public and private collections. She graduated with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Yale University, School of Art.

Founded by artists in 1948 in Asheville, NC, the Asheville Art Museum annually presents an exciting, inviting and active schedule of exhibitions and public programs based on its permanent collection of 20th and 21st century American art. Any visit will also include experiences with works of significance to Western North Carolina’s cultural heritage including Studio Craft, Black Mountain College and Cherokee artists. Special exhibitions feature renowned regional and national artists and explore issues of enduring interest. The Museum also offers a wide array of innovative, inspiring and entertaining educational programs for people of all ages.

Additional information on upcoming exhibitions and public programs at the Museum can be found online at (

Art League of Henderson County in Hendersonville, NC, Offers Demo by Kimberly Walton – Oct. 12, 2014

September 30, 2014


The Art League of Henderson County will feature local abstract artist and teacher Kimberly Walton at its monthly meeting on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at the Opportunity House, 2411 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville, NC.  The event begins at 1:30pm with a reception, followed by the meeting and Walton’s presentation, “Pushing the Boundaries of Abstract Painting.”  The public is cordially invited to attend.

Work by Kimberly Walton

Walton will present her new abstract paintings inspired by motherhood and demonstrate her spontaneous process of abstract painting with non-traditional materials.  She is presently exploring art materials and non traditional surfaces. She “paints” with oil sticks, spray paint, charcoal, acrylic paint.  She has exhibited throughout the southeast with group, juried and solo exhibits, and has won a number of awards for her work.

As guest artist, Walton’s paintings will be exhibited in the Sylvia Campbell Room at the Opportunity House.  Also the Art League members will exhibit their response to a challenge to create paintings that include some type of reflections. The members’ exhibit will be displayed in the hallways.  Both exhibits will be available for free public viewing Oct. 11 – Nov. 6, 2014.

For information call 828/435-1415.

Tryon Gallery Trots Return to Tryon, NC – Oct. 25, 2014

September 22, 2014


The Tryon Gallery Trots return this October 25th, 2014! Join us as we celebrate our wonderful downtown Tryon, NC, with artist receptions, new shops and restaurants to enjoy, free entertainment and great fun for the whole family! Expect a wide variety of art by some of our areas top artists, as well as unique merchandise, live music, hors d’oeuvres and complimentary refreshments in a festive and fun atmosphere as visitors “trot” with friends up, down, and all around the town.

Live entertainment will be located in the center of town at the newly completed St. Luke’s Plaza. Join us in welcoming The Riyen Roots Duo featuring Kenny Dore (, an original rock, soul, and blues group from Asheville NC. Riyen Roots is taking the blues genre to a new place, with unique rhythms, truly original song stylings, and vocals that have been compared to the likes of Muddy Waters, Johnny Cash, Warren Haynes, and even Tom Waits. Local favorite juggler extraordinaire, Kevin Bradley will be delighting Trotters with his amazingly talented moves throughout the evening. And the very popular horse drawn carriage rides will return as well!

In honor of the upcoming Tryon Beer Fest on November 8th, La Bouteille Wine & Beer Boutique will sponsor a “Craft Beer Bottle Cap Art Contest”. All original artwork entries must be turned in by October 24th. Artwork will be on display at La’Bouteille and the winning entries will be judged by the Tryon Beer Fest Committee and announced at the end of the Trot at 8pm. First place wins 2 Tryon Beer Fest tickets with oyster roasts, two Tryon Beer Fest shirts, and a $50 gift certificate to La’Bouteille. 2nd place wins 2 Beer Fest tickets and a $25 gift certificate to La’Bouteille. Contact Shelly at La’Bouteille for entry forms, or more information.

Skyuka Fine Art proudly presents “Gary Cooley-7 Days in Provence”. Join Mr. Cooley as he shares works from his recent trip abroad where he was inspired by local vineyards and orchards that dot the countryside of Provence. An opening reception with live music, complimentary wine and snacks will be offered.

Panache Boutique is pleased to showcase the works of local artist Verlie Murphy. Visitors will be offered refreshments and hors d’oeuvres as they enjoy the artwork and view their new fall collection.

The Book Shelf will serve wine and cheese as they show off new children’s books and toys, the latest best sellers, and have a gift certificate drawing.

Thompson Garden Gallery invites you to join them around their fire pit during their reception for “Hold Your Horses”, which highlights an eclectic mix of local and regional artists’ and artisans’ take on all things equestrian. Owner Erin Thompson will also display her own spin on this theme with her fall and feast decorations.

The Upstairs Artspace offers their trio of exhibits that opens on October 11th; “Four Makers, Four Materials”, wood, steel glass and clay sculptures by Mark Garner, Cory Williams, Hayden Wilson, and David Zachariais. And “Ursual Gullow: Self Exam”, a year’s worth of self-portraits created daily. And downstairs at the Upstairs: “Shifting Plates II”, recent work by 15 printmakers.

The Depot at Millard & Company hosts “The Thursday Painters”; a group of six women who have been getting together to explore watercolor for more than four years. Initially they met in a weekly class at Isothermal Community College, but more recently they have been meeting at Tryon artist Patricia Cole-Ferullo’s studio. Please join the artists, Judy Farr, Patty Hall, Gerda Hook, Susan Hopps, Harriet Spencer, Joan Feagan and Patricia Cole-Ferullo for light refreshments during their reception from 5-7pm at The Depot.

Vines and Stuff showcases their new fall inventory as well as an exhibit of North Carolina Pottery and wood art.

Join Saluda Forge up on their hill for a marshmallow roast over a fire pit.

Tryon Painters & Sculptors continues their exhibit featuring Ann Gleason and Jim Shackelford, and offers a light reception in celebration of the Trot.

Tryon Arts & Crafts School hosts “Celebrate the Arts” during the day, 10am-5pm. Join them for a full day of arts activities with local organizations such as the Lanier Library, Tryon Fine Arts Center, Tryon Painters & Sculptors, Tryon Little Theater, and the Upstairs Artspace. Enjoy activities like poetry readings and blacksmithing or pottery demonstrations then come join us in downtown Tryon at 5pm when the Trot begins.

Tryon, the friendliest town in the South, is a thriving artisan community with a strong equestrian tradition and a nationally known tourism. Many more businesses, restaurants and organizations participate in the Trots, and open their doors for a full downtown Tryon experience.

Find Tryon Gallery Trot on Facebook or e-mail to ( for more info.

Harold H. Bate Foundation Honors Community Artist Will, Inc., in New Bern, NC, With Grant

September 18, 2014

The Harold H. Bate Foundation has granted $8,000 to fund programming for Community Artist Will, Inc. CAW is a non-profit, cooperatively-run incubator for the arts in Eastern North Carolina and was incorporated in January 2013.

Ben Watford and Samrae Bruggema accept Bate Grant

With the Harold H. Bate Foundation’s grant, CAW will continue its community outreach programs, designed to motivate the public through events that encourage creativity and arts appreciation. CAW organizes Downtown New Bern’s ARTcrawl events, held second Friday of each month, as well as the Gloria Morello Bisque-ware Project, a program that goes to senior centers and schools to give free Bisque-ware painting workshops.

If you would like to learn more about Community Artist Will, Inc.’s programs, please visit their website at (

Mooresville Arts and LangTree Lake Norman in the Greater Lake Norman/Mooresville Area in NC Offers Fine Arts Fair – Oct. 4, 2014

September 18, 2014

Mooresville Arts and LangTree Lake Norman will sponsor a juried Fine Arts Fair on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, from 11am to 7pm.

The Art Fair will feature booths filled with quality art works by award winning artist from the Greater Lake Norman/Mooresville area. It will be a great opportunity to meet the artist, enjoy their creations and see all of the over 20 shops and restaurants, including women’s clothing boutiques, a board shop, a full salon and day spa, a nail salon, and jewelry store now open at LangTree Lake Norman.

So mark your calendar for Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, and joins us for a fun day enjoying the arts at LangTree Lake Norman, just off I-77 at Exit 31.

For further info call Mooresville Arts at 704/663-6661.

Latino Initiative Enters New Phase at The Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC, as Claudia Soria Joins Staff as New Latino Community Education Liaison

September 18, 2014


Well-known community arts leader Claudia Soria has joined the staff of The Mint Museum, in Charlotte, NC, as the new Latino Community Education Liaison.

Most recently the Director of ArtSí Charlotte, an arts initiative promoting and supporting Latin American artists in Charlotte, Soria also has a deep background in data analysis and economics. In addition she is a visual artist who exhibits regularly, notably at Ciel Gallery in Charlotte’s South End. She is also known for her depth of cultural and business connections throughout the greater Charlotte community.

Soria joins the Mint as the museum’s Latino Initiative, launched in 2012, enters its third year. The initiative, funded by the Duke Energy Foundation and The Hearst Foundations, follows more than 20 years of partnership and service to Charlotte’s rapidly-growing Latin American community.

“Claudia is a real visionary and diplomatic community connector,” said Cheryl Palmer, director of Learning & Engagement at the Mint. “She is passionate about art, excellence, and community, and we are so fortunate to have her join our dynamic team. Her exceptional skills, energy, and creative ideas for the future will help take The Mint Museum to the next level of broad and diverse community engagement.”

Soria will oversee a variety of bilingual programs at the Mint and will assist in promoting bilingual exhibitions, including the museum’s upcoming “Connecting the World: The Panama Canal at 100″, on view at Mint Museum Uptown from Nov. 1, 2014 through Feb. 1, 2015. “I am very excited about joining The Mint Museum, a Charlotte institution that has a mission to reach out to the Latin American community using art as a medium. I am very grateful for the opportunity to be part of this effort, and I look forward to working with the community.”

The community is invited to a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and book signing at Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road, at 7pm on Wednesday, Sept, 17, 2014. Hispanic Heritage Month events continue with Mint to Move Cultural Dance Night at Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 South Tryon Street, from 8-11pm on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Bilingual events continue at the museum with children’s bilingual story times and musical performances at Mint Museum Randolph at 11am on Oct. 18 and Nov. 15, 2014. More information on these and other events is available at (

In 2012, The Mint Museum launched a museum-wide Latino Initiative. Building upon the Mint’s 20-year history of participation and engagement with Charlotte’s growing Latino population, the initiative has four major goals: to strengthen the visibility of The Mint Museum throughout the Latino community; to broaden and diversify the audience base of family and adult visitors and members; to create opportunities for collaboration with other organizations in support of Latin American art and artists; and to position the museum at the center of Latino cultural life. Latino and bilingual initiatives are generously supported by The Hearst Foundations and Duke Energy Foundation.

The Mint Museum is a leading, innovative museum of international art and design committed to engaging and inspiring all members of our global community. Established as the first art museum in North Carolina in 1936, The Mint Museum has grown to include two dynamic facilities, Mint Museum Uptown and Mint Museum Randolph, and currently boasts one of largest collections in the Southeast. The Mint proudly offers its visitors inspiring and transformative experiences through art from around the world via its renowned collections, exhibitions, educational programs, and scholarship.


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