Posts Tagged ‘High Point NC’

Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, Offer Lunch and Learn Presentation/Performance – Mar. 20, 2014

March 7, 2014


Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, and the North Carolina Humanities Council happily present “Fannin’ the Heat Away: A Celebration of the Art and Social History of the Handheld Church Fan”, a Lunch and Learn Presentation/Performance, on Thursday, Mar. 20, 2014, from noon – 1:30pm.


In this unique program, William McNeill discusses a vanishing relic of southern Americana: the handheld church fan. While showing his large collection of vintage church fans, he explores their place in Christian art and reveals how the fans have served as devotional icons. He also illustrates the important role church fans have played in the world of advertising and in the visual culture of the American South. The fans trigger memories of a time gone by – a warmer and more innocent time before the cooling breezes of air conditioning.

Using a piano and his collection of fans, McNeill gives his multimedia program to audiences across the state. As a child, he became fascinated by the images and ads on fans used in his Bladen County country church. As he grew into an entertainer and historian, those memories led him on a trip of discovery. He shares those discoveries with audiences statewide. Using gospel songs, hymns, and popular tunes, he connects his audiences with a vanished world resurrected through his fan collection.

McNeill also shows the secular, commercial purposes of advertisements on the other side of these fans. The sacred and the secular co-existed back to back. His program conjures memories of an almost forgotten world. Through song and word McNeill brings back memories of the Southern way of life.

This project is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For further info visit (

This lecture is free and open to the public but reservations are required. An optional boxed lunch from Southern Roots is also available for $20. Call the TAG office to register and/or purchase lunch at 336/887-2137 or visit ( to conveniently register for both online.

Theatre Art Galleries (TAG) is located in the High Point Theatre (inside of the International Home Furnishings Center), downtown High Point, NC  27260.

Gallery hours are: Tue.-Fri., from noon until 5pm and Sat. by appointment only. Closed Sundays and Mondays. Staff hours are: Tue.-Fri., from 8am until 5pm.

For more information call the TAG office at 336/887-2137.

Kelly Brooke Howard of Kelly Brooke Pottery and Gallery in High Point, NC, was Awarded a North Carolina Regional Artists Projects Grant

February 22, 2014

Greetings from Kelly Brooke Pottery & Gallery in High Point, NC! I am excited to announce that I have been awarded a North Carolina Regional Artists Projects Grant from the North Carolina Arts Council! With this grant money, I plan to complete some long awaited repairs and upgrades to my kiln, develop new glazes and forms, and expand all of my advertising opportunities.


Please visit my studio & gallery where you will find a lovely selection of some of the most unique handmade North Carolina pottery. All of my work is wheel thrown and/or hand built from a porcelain clay body made right here in North Carolina. I use a centuries old style of surface decoration known as sprigging where I individually apply hand carved dragonflies or flowers to the leather hardened pots. Choose from mugs, bowls, vases, honey pots, teapots, plates, platters, etc. All of the pottery is food safe, microwave, and dishwasher safe and very durable.

The studio & gallery is located at 709 West Lexington Ave, in High Point, NC, inside of DeBeen Espresso. Hours of operation: Monday – Sunday from 8am-8pm.

Also save the date for the Spring Potters of the Piedmont Pottery Festival on Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014 ( rain date Sunday, Apr. 13 ) from 10am- 4pm at the 100 Block of E. Lewis St., in downtown Greensboro, NC’s historic South End District. Free admission, ample parking and convenient local dinning. I’ll be there with my pottery.

For further information call the gallery at 336/889-2107, e-mail to ( or visit (

Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, Offers Trip to Winston-Salem, NC, Art Museums – Feb. 20, 2014

February 6, 2014


Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, is hosting a “Field Trip” to the Reynolda House Museum of American Art and SECCA in Winston-Salem, NC, on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.

Please join TAG for a special day of ART, “Then and Now”. We will enjoy two art exhibits with curators, and a Decorative Arts Tour of the Reynolda House. Our first stop at the Reynolda House Museum of American Art will feature “American Moderns: 1910 – 1960”. Between 1910 and 1960, both American society and art underwent tumultuous and far-reaching transformations. Many artists rejected or reformulated artistic traditions, seeking new ways to make their work relevant in a contemporary context. The exhibition is organized in interpretive groupings by themes such as the city, the body, landscape, still life, and Americana, all of which explore the myriad ways in which American artists engaged with modernity.

Reynolda House Reception Hall

Then we travel to SECCA where we will see “Graphic Design: Now in Production”. This exhibit features work produced since 2000 in the most vital sectors of communication design and explores the worlds of magazines, newspapers, books, and posters; the expansion of branding programs for corporations, communities, and individuals; the entrepreneurial spirit of designer-produced goods; the renaissance in digital typeface design; the storytelling potential of film and television titling sequences; and the trans- formation of raw data into compelling information narratives.

The cost for “TAG on wheels” is only $55 for members of Theatre Art Galleries, $60 for non-members. This includes transportation in a luxury motor coach, museum entry and lunch catered by Five Loaves (at Reynolda House). Your payment is your reservation. Mail your check to TAG to register, register online at (, or call our office at 336/887-2137. Book early as space is limited. No refunds, but tickets are transferrable. Mailing address: 220 E. Commerce Ave., High Point, NC 27260.

RSVP by Feb. 17.  Leave from TAG lobby promptly at 9am!

For more information call the TAG office at 336/887-2137.

High Point Art Link, a Fall Gallery Tour in High Point, NC, Takes Place – Sept. 19, 2013

August 30, 2013

A tour of art gallery viewings “linking” up two of High Point’s most important art venues; Theatre Art Galleries (TAG) and the Sechrest Gallery at High Point University, will take place on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, from 5:30-8pm.

You will arrive at one of High Point’s most innovative new restaurants, Maize Cantina, located at 2140 N. Main Street. Then High Point University’s luxury Trolley will take you to the University’s Sechrest Art Gallery located at the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. We begin with a viewing of the invitational exhibition, “VISIONS 2013 – Making the Ordinary Extraordinary.”

Next you will go to the Theatre Art Galleries at 220 East Commerce Avenue, which features the exciting juried invitational exhibit, “The Bicycle: Art Meets Form” and enjoy a complimentary wine tasting provided by the Vino Shoppe. Finally you will return to Maize Cantina for “Artful Tastings” samplings from their creative menu. Drinks on your own. Any who wish may remain for dinner.

Reservations are required, fee is $20 and space is limited. Call TAG at 336/887-2137 or visit (

Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, Calls for Entries for Invitational Juried Art Show in Conjunction with the Criterium National Bicycle Race – Deadline May 31, 2013

March 19, 2013


Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, is calling for entries for the Invitational Juried Art Show in Conjunction with the Criterium National Bicycle Race, which will be presented at TAG from July 18 – Oct. 4, 2013.


The Juror, Edie Carpenter, Director of Curatorial and Artists Programs at Green Hill Center for NC Art, has an art background that combines a wide-ranging knowledge of contemporary NC visual art with international art experience. Her qualifications include over eighteen years of curatorial experience combined with academic and professional positions abroad. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history from Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, with a concentration in American painting, and a European Masters degree in Museum Studies and New Media from Université de Lyon III in Lyon, France.

Carpenter taught for two years at the University of Lyon and has given numerous lectures on contemporary art. Her curatorial background encompasses leadership positions and skills with notable professional posts. Edie served as director of the Paris branch of the Zabriskie Gallery, which specialized in 20th century American photography, surrealism and sculpture. She has served on selection committees for public art projects for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the United Arts Council of Greensboro and the North Carolina Arts Council visual artist fellowships among others.

Artists may submit a maximum of 3 entries in any medium, including photography. Subject matter must relate in some way to bicycles or cycling. Work must be original and must have been completed within the last ten years. Giclees, copies, reproductions or kit work will not be accepted. 2D work must be framed and wired for hanging  (no saw tooth hangers accepted). 3D work must come with display instructions.  Images must show work from at least 3 sides. Artists are responsible for delivery and pickup of work and any cost associated. Open to all artists who are 18 years of age or older. All entries will be judged from digital images. Awards will be selected from the original works of art.

1st:  $1000
2nd:  $500
3rd:  $250

Deadline for entries is May 31, 2013.

To download a copy of entry rules and entry form visit ( under “For Artists”

For more information call the Theatre Art Galleries office at 336/887-2137 or e-mail to (

Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, Plans Trip to Exhibit at Nasher Museum of Art in Durham, NC, for Feb. 5, 2013 – Deadline is Jan. 25, 2013

January 19, 2013


Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, will be taking a “Field Trip” to the Nasher Museum of Art in Durham, NC, to see the show “Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters-The Cone Sisters of Baltimore” on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.

Henri Matisse, Striped Robe, Fruit, and Anemones, 1940. Oil on canvas, 21 5/8 x 25 5/8 inches (54.9 x 65.1 cm). The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Cone Sisters Collection, formed by Dr. Claribel Cone and Miss Etta Cone of Baltimore, Maryland, BMA 1950.263.  © 2012 Succession H. Matisse/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Depart High Point at 10:30am
Lunch in the Museum Café (Dutch Treat)
Private Guided Tour at 1:30pm
Return to High Point by 4pm

Cost is $25 (includes Museum admission, guided tour and transportation).

Deadline for registration is Jan. 25, 2013.

For further information or to register contact Kelly Howard, Marketing and Development Coordinator, Theatre Art Galleries, Inc. by calling 336/887-2137 or e-mail to ( For further info about TAG visit (

Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, Offers 2012 Fundraising Gala – Apr. 27, 2012

March 16, 2012

Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, is pleased to announce our 2012 fundraising Gala, “Periwinkle”. This silent auction event is held each year and is TAG’s largest fundraiser. Guests will be bidding on a large variety of artwork, jewelry, pottery, and other gift items.

When: April 27th, 2012 from 6:30 – 9:30pm at a private residence. Please contact TAG for more information call 336/887-2137.

Ticket Information: TAG Members $50 per person, $85 per couple or Non-Members $65 per person, $100 per couple.

Ticket Includes: Heavy hors d’oeuvres, a full bar and live entertainment.

Works by Jeff Hankins

Raffle Information: “Going to the Summer Cottage”, an original oil painting by Jeff Hankins has been donated to TAG by the artist. Tickets are $15 each, or $100 for 10 tickets. Tickets may be purchased from any our Board Members or here at TAG. The drawing will be held at the Gala on Apr. 27.  If the winner is not at the event, they will be contacted and pickup for the artwork can be arranged.

Statement from the artist: Jeff Hankins paintings are a collection of his favorite places. He spends most of his time studying and painting scenes from the Blue Ridge Parkway, the North Carolina coast, the Great Lakes of Michigan, the Rocky Mountains, and the countryside of Guilford County, where he lives.

In 2010, The Artist’s Magazine selected Hankins as a winner in their ‘Over 60’ contest, selecting his painting from over 2,000 entries to be published in their March issue. Other awards include first place in the following exhibits: Foot of Hills Art Show and the Virginia Archeological Society Art Contest, both in Martinsville, VA; Sawtooth Gallery Summer Select Show, Winston Salem, NC; Dimensions National Art Competition and the Henley Paper Corporation National Juried Art Show (three awards).

For further information call TAG at 336/887-2137 or visit (

Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, Offers Fun-Raising Event at Wine & Design in Jamestown, NC – Mar. 29, 2012

March 2, 2012

Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, is pleased to announce a new “Fun-raising” special event! The “Fun-Raising” event with Wine & Design of Jamestown, NC, will be held Thursday, Mar. 29, 2012.

Join us for a fun night out with Wine & Design in Jamestown and help raise money for Theatre Art Galleries (TAG)! Uncork Your Creativity! Enjoy time out with friends, wine, and instruction to paint your very own masterpiece! You bring the bottle, we’ll bring the brushes! Please arrive at 6:30pm to get signed in, pour a glass of wine, grab a snack, and mingle with friends. The painting will begin at 7pm and will be a 2 hour session. We look forward to seeing you for a great night of fun & creativity!

Event registration fee: $45

Teaching artist: Mary Powell

Wine and Design is located at 121 East Main Street in Jamestown. Phone: 336/307-2161

Please go to ( to register or contact Kelly McCullough at ( or call 336/887-2137.

Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, Offers Day Trip to Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Mar. 25, 2011

March 2, 2011

Theatre Art Galleries is pleased to announce a Day Trip to Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Friday, March, 25th 2011.

Theatre Art Galleries and the Culler Senior Center in High Point, NC, will be hosting a bus day trip to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, VA, on Friday, Mar. 25, 2011, to attend the exhibition, Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musee National Picasso, Paris.

“[The Picasso Exhibition] is drawn from the collection of the largest and most significant repository of the artist’s work produced during every major artistic period of Pablo Picasso’s eight-decade career. It includes 176 works from Picasso’s personal collection – art that he kept for himself with the purpose of shaping his own legacy,” taken from the VMFA Website.

The VMFA houses a remarkable permanent collection of more than twenty-two thousand works of art from almost every world culture. You can view more information about the museum and to hear about the Picasso exhibition at their website at (

Cost of the Trip is $85 per person: this includes round trip motor coach, a ticket to the exhibition, and a box lunch along the way.

Payment and registration are due no later than Mar. 18, 2011.

For more information or to register please contact Tiffany Barron by e-mail at ( or call 336/887-2137.


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