Archive for the ‘Fayetteville NC Visual Arts’ Category

Deadline Extended for Cape Fear New Music Festival’s Photography Contest in Fayetteville, NC – Deadline Mar. 10, 2014

February 24, 2014

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The deadline for submitting original photography to the Cape Fear New Music Festival’s photography contest has been extended to Mar. 10.

The Cape Fear Music Festival in Fayetteville, NC, will be held Apr. 12, 2014, at Methodist University. The festival includes a photography contest which employs photography (visual art) to interpret music (auditory art). The contest is open to photographers of all ages and experience levels. The photos submitted to the contest will be exhibited at the festival.

The event will include a musical concert and an exhibition of photography from Legendary “Life Magazine” photographer, Burk Uzzle, one of America’s most highly regarded photographers. The festival will include at talk from Uzzle and a reception following the concert. Uzzle will also serve as a judge for the contest.

Uzzle is a North Carolina native who has given more than five decades to his unique blend of the American sensibility. In 1962 at age 23, he became the youngest contract photographer ever hired by “Life Magazine”. From 1967 to 1983 he was a member photographer of the Magnum Photo Agency and from 1979 -1980 served as its president. From 1983 he has worked as an independent photographer with numerous magazine and corporate clients, museum and gallery exhibitions, and he has had published several books of his work. Burk Uzzle is represented by the Lawrence Miller gallery in NYC.

Methodist University is an independent four-year institution of higher education with over 2,400 students from 41 states and 53 countries. Methodist University offers over 80 majors and concentrations, 100 clubs and organizations, four master’s degree programs, and 20 NCAA III intercollegiate sports.

For more information on the selected music and contest guidelines, please visit (www.methodist.edu/capefearfestival) or contact Steven Brey, Dean School of Arts and Humanities at 910/630-7090 or e-mail to (sbrey@methodist.edu).

To learn more about Methodist University, please visit (www.methodist.edu).

Picasso: 25 Years of Edition Ceramics from the Rosenbaum Collection Opens at the David McCune International Art Gallery at Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC – Feb. 20, 6:30-8:30pm – That’s Tonight!

February 20, 2014

The David McCune International Art Gallery at Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC, will present the exhibition, “PICASSO: 25 Years of Edition Ceramics from the Rosenbaum Collection” from Feb. 20 to April 13. There will be an opening night gala from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 20, which the public is invited to attend.

The exhibition presents a selection of the ceramics created by Pablo Picasso in collaboration with George and Suzanne Ramie and the artisans at their Madoura pottery workshop in Vallauris, Southern France, between the years 1947 and 1971. The exhibition consists of 40 ceramic works – plates, bowls, pitchers, vases, and plaques – in addition to posters and other memorabilia.

The show’s stop at the David McCune International Art Gallery at Methodist University is part of a national tour, with Methodist being the only North Carolina and South Atlantic venue. The event possible thanks to community sponsors, including premiere sponsorship from Cumberland County Tourism Development Authority; ARCO; and Janet Parks, gallery consultant for the David McCune International Art Gallery.

Methodist University is an independent four-year institution of higher education with over 2,400 students from 41 states and 53 countries. Methodist University offers over 80 majors and concentrations, 100 clubs and organizations, four master’s degree programs, and 20 NCAA III intercollegiate sports.

For more information on the David McCune International Art Gallery at Methodist University, please visit (www.DavidMcCuneGallery.org) or call 910-GALLERY.

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Fayetteville, NC, Offers International Folk Festival – Sept. 27 – 29, 2013

September 11, 2013

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Turn on the news and you see images of unrest all around our world. At a time when we all face so many challenges, the International Folk Festival reminds us that we can work together, no matter what our differences may be. Celebrate the beauty of cultural unity at the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County’s 35th International Folk Festival on Sept. 27-29, 2013, in Fayetteville, NC. The added feature this year of a “Kindness Corner” invites festivalgoers to show love for all people from all cultures. The festival is a free event that welcomes around 100,000 visitors each year to Festival Park and surrounding areas in downtown Fayetteville.

The festival kicks off during 4th Friday on Sept. 27 with cultural performances throughout downtown Fayetteville. The Downtown Alliance will distribute 4th Friday International Passports at 222 Hay Street on 4th Friday. Visitors can “travel” through downtown Fayetteville and collect stamps from restaurants and businesses represented on the passport, and then register to win a grand prize. Passports are also available at the Arts Council at 301 Hay Street from 7 to 9pm during the continuation of the exhibition “Unique Visions: The Gift of Folk Art.”

The celebration of cultural diversity continues on Saturday, Sept. 28, with the Parade of Nations at 10:30am on Hay Street. The pageantry and customs of our diverse community are demonstrated by representatives of more than 30 nations. In an effort to make the parade information more accessible, the Arts Council will have an interpreter on the stage at the corner of Hay Street and Ray Avenue to interpret the parade announcements through sign language for those with hearing challenges. The parade will be led by members of the Army Ground Forces Band, who will also perform on the main stage in Festival Park on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Festival Park is open from noon to 6pm on Saturday, Sept. 28, and Sunday, Sept. 29, with music and dance, international food, arts and crafts vendors and two interactive kids’ areas.

Throughout the festival, visitors can learn about other cultures – from Latin and Celtic bands, to Native American and Hispanic foods, to Peruvian and Japanese crafts. “The International Folk Festival fulfills one of the Arts Council’s main missions – to educate our community through arts and culture,” says Deborah Martin Mintz, executive director of the Arts Council. “One of the performance areas features teaching artists, such as Anthony Morrison and Hobey Ford, who have participated in our year-long Artists in Schools program,” Mintz says. Children are invited to explore Native American customs by creating turtle rattles in another kids’ area near the Native American Cultural Showcase in Festival Park. In the “Kindness Corner,” people of all ages will be invited to participate in a progressive art project, as well as create a craft that will be distributed to members of our community who would benefit from a kind gesture.

Mary Kinney, Marketing Director for the Arts Council, says that on Sunday, Sept. 29, the International Stage “goes completely global with dancing and music from many cultures represented by our friends and neighbors.” Where else can you experience the Philippines, South Korea, Panama, India, Greece and the Ukraine all in one afternoon? And the performances are all free!”

Tickets for a 50/50 raffle will be sold at the event, with the drawing at 5:30pm on Sunday, Sept. 29, on Festival Park’s main stage. The raffle, which will benefit the Arts Council’s programming throughout the community, is sponsored by John Malzone’s Market Square Coffee House.

For more information about the International Folk Festival, visit (www.TheArtsCouncil.com/iff.php).

The International Folk Festival is offered free to the public, thanks to these sponsors: The Fayetteville Observer, BB&T, Cape Fear Eye Associates, Coca-Cola, R.A. Jeffreys, ZipQuest Waterfall & Treetop Adventure, City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, WRAL-TV, the North Carolina Arts Council and others.

The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County was founded in 1973. As a link between artists, arts and cultural organizations and the community, the nonprofit agency administers programs in partnership with a variety of local agencies to stimulate community development through the arts. The Arts Council supports individual creativity, cultural preservation, economic development and lifelong learning through the arts.