The Alamance County Arts Council’s 23rd annual Christmas at Captain White’s in Graham, NC, will be open through Dec. 23, 2010.
Christmas at Captain White’s is an invitational show where participating artists are selected and invited by the Arts Council. We make inquires and visit studios throughout the South, from Virginia to Florida, in an effort to provide our membership and other Triad area gift shoppers with original and unique gift choices. In addition, as a result of our buying trips to the American Craftsmen Show in Baltimore and the Atlanta Gift Market, the Arts Council will be offering several fabulous new collections of jewelry, blown glass, pottery, woven goods and much more. All handmade – from across America – California to Vermont!
Supporting the Arts Council’s Holiday Invitational helps not only North Carolina artist but also many American craftsmen to continue to produce treasured objects of art. It is a meaningful way to express appreciation for the joy that the arts bring to our lives and a valued means of protecting and advancing our cultural heritage and identity.
We have added to our handmade offerings from around the world fabulous hand painted and hand carved wooden smokers and Schaller beaded and jeweled Santas, both from Germany; hand blown glass ornaments from the Czech Republic; hand woven mohair shawls and scarves from South Africa; and Cartapesta (papier mache) angels and Neapolitan crèche figures, hand sculpted in Italy by master sculptors of this historical craft.
The artwork for Christmas at Captain White’s is displayed in the galleries and gift shop of the 1873 Captain James and Emma Holt White House, home of the Alamance County Arts Council. The Captain White House is located at 213 South Main Street in Graham, at I-85/40, exit 147.
Christmas at Captain White’s will be open for holiday shopping Monday through Saturday, 9am to 6pm.
Fridays in December from 5-7pm, join us at Captain White’s for special viewing of one of a kind creations, have a glass of wine and a snack while you meet the artists during our Artist Trunk Shows including:
Dec. 3, 2010 – Joel Helton-Long & Bobbi Wooten – Clothing & Accessories
Dec. 10, 2010 – Lynn Hope McNees-Sams – Fine Jewelry
Dec. 17, 2010 – Chad Brown – Pottery
And, don’t forget about other art exhibits taking place around Alamance County, including:
The lobby at the Paramount Theatre, located at 128 East Front Street in Burlington, NC, is presenting an exhibit of works by Ricky Lindley, on view through Jan. 7, 2011. The theater lobby is open Mon.-Fri., noon to 3pm and prior to all performances. For info call 336/222-5017
An exhibit of works by India Cain are on view at the Mebane Arts and Community Center, located at 633 Corregidor Street in
Mebane, NC, through Jan. 7, 2011. The community center is open everyday 9am to 4pm. For further info call 919/304-3378.
For further info about these events or other activities presented by the Alamance County Arts Council, call 336-226-4495 or visit (www.artsalamance.com).