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The March 2019 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

March 1, 2019

The March 2019 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at (http://www.carolinaarts.com/319/319carolinaarts.html) – all 61 pages of it.

On our cover this month we bring you works by Meredith Heywood/ Acacia Art Tile of Whynot Pottery, which are part of the exhibit, “Evolution: Seagrove Pottery”, a group exhibition of ceramic work by contemporary potters from the handmade pottery capital of the United States: Seagrove, NC, on view at GreenHill in Greensboro, NC, through Apr. 14, 2019. You can read about it on Page 23.

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. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make this publication possible.

And help us spread this issue around by sending this link to your friends.

Don’t forget that the deadline for our April 2019 issue will be Mar. 24 at 5pm.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts
843/693-1306
info@carolinaarts.com

Lee Hansley of the Lee Hansley Gallery in Raleigh, NC, Has Died

February 8, 2019

I received this e-mail from Mark Tulbert on Jan. 31, 2019

A Sad Day in Raleigh

Our good friend, inspiration, and eminent arts visionary Lee Hansley died of heart failure today, January 30, 2019, in North Carolina Heart and Vascular Hospital in Raleigh, NC. Lee had been hospitalized for more than three weeks and, after noble efforts by patient and caregivers alike, he died peacefully in the early afternoon.

Let us all be thankful that so many came together to support Lee, his gallery and his passion for making our homes and our communities better places to live and learn by bringing art into our everyday lives.

Thank you so much for your role in the success of Lee Hansley Gallery and the satisfaction of its owner who, you must admit, was one of a kind. We will all miss him.

Lee Hansley Gallery will be open through March 1, 2019. Lee’s personal art and the gallery furnishings will be auctioned in a few months by Leland Little Auctions. Information about a memorial service will be forthcoming.

For inquiries please contact Lee Hansley Gallery at:
(www.leehansleygallery.com)
(lee@leehansleygallery.com)
(kaitlin@leehansleygallery.com)
Telephone: 919/828-7557
1053 E. Whitaker Mill Rd. Raleigh, NC 27604

I did not know Lee Hansley, I only met him once many years ago when I was delivering papers to galleries in Raleigh when we first started Carolina Arts in 1997. That’s when his gallery was in the Capital Club Building in downtown Raleigh. I remember that meeting due to the exchange of comments we had. I had dropped off a stack of papers on the gallery’s front desk that Hansley was sitting at, did a quick look around the gallery, and then headed out as I had many more deliveries to make. As I left he said tell Tom Starland thanks for his effort in promoting the visual arts in the Carolinas. I said thanks back and he asked if I was Tom Starland and I said I was. He then asked, “Why are you delivering these papers?” I explained that there was no one else to do it and I like seeing the galleries where they are going. I then asked if he was Lee Hansley and he replied – “I see what you mean”.

Throughout the years, I had a hard time getting the galleries and art spaces in Raleigh to send us info about their exhibits being offered there and that was the case with the Lee Hansley Gallery. Many times when they did post info about exhibits on their website, by the time I saw it our deadline had passed. In our February issue I did find current info about what they would be showing – it was “Hobson Pittman (1899-1972) and His Contemporaries” on view through Mar. 6, 2019 (the gallery will now close on Mar. 1). We even had an image to go with the gallery listing. Then after our Feb. issue was put together I see a notice that the gallery would be closing due to Lee Hansley’s health and a few days later as we’re launching that issue we receive the e-mail from Mark Tulbert that Hansley had died.

Many galleries in the Carolinas are owned and run by pretty much one person, some will have a few helpers, but most are dependant on one person. If that one person no longer wants to be a gallery owner, has a problem with their health, or runs into financial troubles – that gallery with go with them. So my message to artists and art lovers is – be grateful – very grateful to those folks who are running art galleries in the Carolinas. In many cases they are on the edge of being gone any day without your support.

The February 2019 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

January 31, 2019

Editor’s Note: We’re launching early again this month as so many events will take place on Feb. 1st

The February 2019 issue of “Carolina Arts” is up on our website at (http://www.carolinaarts.com/219/219carolinaarts.html) – all 56 pages of it.

On our cover this month we bring you the Letter “R” by Claire Farrell of Columbia, SC. The work is part of the exhibit, “A is for Art,” a collection of 26 mixed media monotypes, one for each letter in the alphabet, on view at City Art in Columbia through Mar. 30, 2019. You can read all about the exhibit on Pages 15 & 16 of this issue.

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. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make this publication possible.

And help us spread this issue around by sending this link to your friends.

Don’t forget that the deadline for our March 2019 issue will be Feb. 24 at 5pm. That only leaves us 4 days to put that issue together, so don’t be late – in fact, be a pal and be early this month. I mean it this month – I kind of jumped the gun last month.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts
843/693-1306
info@carolinaarts.com

The January 2019 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

January 1, 2019

The January 2019 issue of “Carolina Arts” is up on our website at (http://www.carolinaarts.com/119/119carolinaarts.html) – all 49 pages of it.

On our cover this month we have a work by Luis Ardila from the exhibition, “Arte Latino Now 2019”, on view in the Max L. Jackson Gallery at Queens University in Charlotte, NC, from Jan. 17 – Feb. 17, 2019. You can read all about the exhibit on Page 17 of this issue.

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. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make this publication possible.

And help us spread this issue around by sending this link to your friends.

Don’t forget that the deadline for our February 2019 issue will be Jan. 24 at 5pm. That only leaves us 4 days to put that issue together, so don’t be late – in fact, be a pal and be early this month.

Now let’s make this new year a good one.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts
843/693-1306
info@carolinaarts.com

The December 2018 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

November 29, 2018

The December 2018 issue of “Carolina Arts” is up on our website at (http://www.carolinaarts.com/1218/1218carolinaarts.html) – all 54 pages of it. We’re launching a little early as some events take place Dec. 1.

On our cover this month have works from three galleries in the University of South Carolina system: “Empowerment Through the Lens of AfroArt,” featuring works by the Atlanta-based CreativeSoul Photography, on view at USC Upstate’s UPSTATE Gallery on Main in Spartanburg, SC; “Radiant Geometry,” featuring works by Carl Gombert, on view at USC-Upstate’s Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery, in Spartanburg, SC; and “Framing Interference,” a joint exhibition by two artists, Jodi Lightner and Adrian Rhodes, on view at the University of South Carolina’s McMaster Gallery, in Columbia, SC.

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. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make this publication possible.

And help us spread this issue around by sending this link to your friends.

Don’t forget that the deadline for our January 2019 issue will be Dec. 24 at 5pm.

Ya’all have a happy holidays – here.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts
843/693-1306
info@carolinaarts.com

The November 2018 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

October 31, 2018

The November 2018 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at (http://www.carolinaarts.com/1118/1118carolinaarts.html) – all 67 pages of it.

On our cover this month are works by Seagrove, NC, potters who will be showing and selling their works at the 11th Celebration of Seagrove Potters, at the Historic Lucks Cannery, just outside of Seagrove, with a gala on Friday, Nov. 16 and then open sale on Nov. 17 & 18, 2018. There will be more potters and ceramic works of all sorts and kinds than you can shake a stick at – which I keep saying but don’t know what it means.

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. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make this publication possible.

And help us spread this issue around by sending this link to your friends.

Don’t forget that the deadline for our December 2018 issue will be Nov. 24 at 5pm.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts
843/693-1306
info@carolinaarts.com

The October 2018 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

October 1, 2018

The October 2018 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at (http://www.carolinaarts.com/1018/1018carolinaarts.html) – all 64 pages of it.

On our cover this month is “Wash Day” by Kevin Chadwick, part of the exhibit “Tapestry of Life,” on view at Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art in Charleston, SC, from Oct. 5 – 31, 2018. A reception will be held on Oct. 5, from 5-8pm, during the Charleston Gallery Association’s city-wide art walk.

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. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make this publication possible.

And help us spread this issue around by sending this link to your friends.

Don’t forget that the deadline for our November 2018 issue will be Oct. 24 at 5pm.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts
843/693-1306
info@carolinaarts.com

The September 2018 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

August 31, 2018

The September 2018 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at (http://www.carolinaarts.com/918/918carolinaarts.html) – all 73 pages of it.

On our cover this month is a work by Tom Dimond, which is from the exhibit, “50/50 Gold ’68 – ’18 The Art of Tom Dimond and Terry Jarrard-Dimond”, on view between Sept. 7 through Oct. 25, 2018, at Anderson Arts Center in Anderson, SC. A reception will be held on Sept. 7, from 6:30-8:30pm. The exhibit features over 150 works from five decades from this husband and wife team. In honor of the team Carolina Arts is presenting it’s first ever back cover featuring work by Terry Jarrard-Dimond. We love both works but chose Tom’s for the front cover due to a little more splash of color. At least that was my argument – we’re a husband and wife team here too.

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. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make this publication possible.

And help us spread this issue around by sending this link to your friends.

Don’t forget that the deadline for our October 2018 issue will be Sept. 24 at 5pm.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts
843/693-1306
info@carolinaarts.com

The Craft Emergency Relief Fund Re-Opens

August 10, 2018

Dear Friends,

I’m pleased to announce that our Craft Emergency Relief Fund Program is re-opened and we are accepting new inquiries to help artists facing career-threatening emergencies.  Generous supporters answered the call to replenish our fund after an unprecedented year of natural disasters. I want to personally thank every one of you for helping us raise over $350,000.

There are many artists who still need our help and have been patiently waiting for our program to re-open. CERF+ is committed to providing them with financial assistance and in-kind donations from individuals and businesses of equipment, supplies and booth-fee waivers.
Since the beginning of our fiscal year (October 1, 2018), 108 artists have received an unprecedented $508,701 in emergency financial relief from CERF+. This compares to 59 artists who received $239,601 in Fiscal Year 2017.

We’re now hearing from artists about the progress they have made on their road to recovery. From California to Puerto Rico, Texas to the U.S. Virgin Islands, artists are rebuilding their studios, making and selling their work, and contributing to recovery in their communities. You can help artists rebound from emergencies by supporting their businesses and by donating to CERF+.

Thank you for being part of the Artists Safety Net.

Sincerely yours,

Cornelia Carey
Executive Director

To apply for help visit (https://cerfplus.org/get-relief/apply-for-help/craft-emergency-relief-fund/?org=808&lvl=100&ite=1097&lea=765275&ctr=0&par=1&trk=).

The August 2018 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

July 31, 2018

The August 2018 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at (http://www.carolinaarts.com/818/818carolinaarts.html) – all 55 pages of it.

This month’s cover art features “Celebration Coat” by Liz Spear and Karen Swing, which is part of the exhibition “Wabi Sabi, Embracing the Art of Imperfection”, on view in the Southern Highland Craft Guild’s Main Gallery at the Folk Art Center, in Asheville, NC, on the Blue Ridge Parkway, through Sept. 30, 2018.

We made it past the 4,000 mark of people liking the “Carolina Arts” Facebook page last month – thanks to you’all who gave us those “likes”. Now it’s the long crawl to 5,000.

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. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make this publication possible.
And help us spread this issue around by sending this link to your friends.

Don’t forget that the deadline for our September 2018 issue will be Aug. 24 at 5pm.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts
843/693-1306
info@carolinaarts.com