Archive for the ‘NC Visual Arts’ Category

Arts Council of Henderson County in Hendersonville, NC, Announces 4th Annual Holiday Gift and YART Sale – Nov. 21, 2015

November 6, 2015


The Arts Council of Henderson County in Hendersonville, NC, is planning its fourth annual Holiday Gift & YART Sale to be held Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, from 9am to 3pm, at the First Congregational Church Hall in Hendersonville.

Area artists will be cleaning their studios of paintings, art supplies, older works, unsold artwork (framed and unframed), and unneeded art supplies. Art lovers will also bring art and vintage items to sell. This mix of holiday gift items and art supplies will be made available to the public at yard sale prices. The Holiday Gift & YART Sale will take place at the First Congregational Church Hall, at the corner of White Pine Drive and 5th Avenue West in Hendersonville (1735 5th Avenue West).

The Arts Council of Henderson County is a community organization that promotes, advocates for and nurtures the arts in Henderson County and western North Carolina. The Arts Council is supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources; funds administered by the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Henderson County government, Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, and the City of Hendersonville.

For more information please contact the Arts Council by e-mail at ( or call 828/693-8504.

Urban Ministries of Wake County and Triangle Potters Guild Invites the Community to Its 11th Annual Stone Soup Supper at the Talley Center at NC State University in Raleigh, NC – Nov. 12, 2015

November 5, 2015

There’s never been a more delicious way to help neighbors in need! Urban Ministries of Wake County invites the community to its eleventh Annual Stone Soup Supper on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, at the Talley Center at NC State University in Raleigh, NC. Proceeds support Urban Ministries’ programs to alleviate and eliminate poverty in Wake County.

New Location for 2015! Free Parking!

For a donation of $25, each guest receives one piece of hand-made pottery donated by the Triangle Potters Guild and the chance to participate in the Souperior Chef competition, including tasting artisan soup recipes from some of Wake County’s best chefs. Soup-To-Go will be available for $10 per quart.

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 12; 5:30 to 7:30pm
WHERE: NCSU’s new Talley Student Union, 2610 Cates Avenue, Piedmont Mountains Ballroom
WHY: Support your neighbors in need – Warm up with a hot bowl of delicious soup – Start your holiday shopping by purchasing hand-made pottery by Triangle Potters Guild – Socialize with community leaders

Unique, artisan soup recipes generously donated by Wake County’s warm-hearted celebrity chefs:

Chef Mike Bickel, Carolina Ale House
Chef Ryan Conklin, Rex Healthcare
Chef Melanie Finkel, Empire Eats/The Pit
Chef Eric Gephart, Kamado Grille
Chef David Greenwell, 42nd Street Oyster Bar
Chef Andrew Pettifer, Margauxs Restaurant
Chef Scott Rowe, Prestonwood Country Club
Chef Ron Salerno, Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley
Chef Lacey Washington, The Art Institute
Chef Paul Sottile, The Chef’s Academy
Chef Eddie Wilson, North Carolina State University
Chef Jake Wolf, Capital Club 16

Celebrity Judges will choose the winner of the 2015 Souperior Chef award including: Alyssa Barkley, COO of Membership Development, NC Restaurant and Lodging Association; Kathy Hanrahan, Out & About Editor, WRAL; Johanna Kramer, Author and Food Blogger, (; and Felicia Perry-Trujillo, Owner, Food-Seen by Felicia Perry Photography.

For 35 years, Urban Ministries of Wake County has worked to meet the basic needs – food, shelter, and healthcare – of Wake County’s most vulnerable residents. Urban Ministries serves 27,000 individuals each year, including 9,000 children. More than 90 cents of every dollar contributed goes directly to client services.  For more info visit (

Visit ( for more information on sponsorship opportunities and the soup menu.

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum in Blowing Rock, NC, is Collecting Cans and Coats for Local Nonprofits – Nov. 4 – Dec. 22, 2015

November 5, 2015

Just in time for the winter,​ the​ Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM), in Blowing Rock, NC, is collecting coats, hats, scarves, gloves, and non​​perishable food items for Watauga County’s Hunger and Health Coalition​ ​and for ​Blowing Rock C.A.R.E.S.​ ​from Nov. 4 – Dec. 22, 2015.

Lee Carol Giduz, executive director of BRAHM, says, “BRAHM is pleased to serve as a collection site for these two wonderful community organizations. We live in a community with many people in need and this project gives those of us who can contribute the chance to do so.  It is our hope that using the museum as a drop-off site will make it easier for people to contribute to both organizations.” BRAHM will also give a $2 discount on museum admission for all donations.

The Hunger and Health Coalition is dedicated to relieving poverty and hunger in a compassionate manner for families and individuals who are experiencing economic hardship and food shortage.​ ​This ​assistance may include food, medicine, and referrals to other community resources. The Hunger and Health Coalition meets emergency needs while acting as a community resource​, aiding those in need to find a more permanent solution.

Blowing Rock C.A.R.E.S. is a food pantry that provides basic, nonperishable food to families and individuals in Watauga County. It supplements county services and works in cooperation with other countywide efforts. No one is sent away hungry.

This food and clothing drive is part of the Museum’s community outreach. BRAHM is open Tuesday – Saturday,  10am – 5pm, with extended hours on Donation Day Thursdays, 10am – 7pm. The Museum is located in downtown Blowing Rock at 159 Chestnut Street, on the corner of Chestnut and Main Street.

For more information about this program or other upcoming activities at BRAHM, please call 828/295-9099 or visit (

UNC Asheville in Asheville, NC, Holds Annual Holiday Art Sale – Nov. 20 & 21, 2015

November 5, 2015


UNC Asheville will hold its annual Holiday Art Sale, featuring student work in ceramics and many other media, from 4-7pm, Friday, Nov. 20, and 10am-2pm, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, in UNC Asheville’s S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, located on the ground floor of Owen Hall in Asheville, NC. The sale is open to the public.


A wide variety of functional and decorative pottery, drawings, prints, photography, glass and sculpture crafted by UNC Asheville students will be on sale with prices starting at $5. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the university’s Department of Art and Art History.

For more information, visit ( or call 828/251-6559.

The November 2015 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

November 1, 2015


The November 2015 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at ( – all 73 pages of it. That’s 14 less than last month – as November is a carry over month. Meaning most of the shows in Oct. lasted several months and many of the ones in the Nov. issue started in October, but folks didn’t get us their info in time.

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 December 2015 issue – send it now or as soon as you can. Don’t wait till the November 24 deadline. But, you do know that you don’t have to wait until the deadline comes up to send us stuff – you can be early. Some folks are already several months ahead of the deadline when their press release would be due.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts
843/693-1306 (a new number)

WNC Native American History Lecture and “My Culture, Not Your Mascot” Panel Highlight Native American History Month at UNC Asheville in Asheville, NC, During Month of November

October 31, 2015


A lecture on early Native American history in Western North Carolina and a student panel, “My Culture, Not Your Mascot,” will highlight Native American History Month at UNC Asheville in Asheville, NC, which is celebrated throughout November.

Special events during Native American History Month include:

· Lunch-N-Learn: Early Native American History in Western North Carolina – Ellen Pearson, professor of history at UNC Asheville, will discuss the forced removal of the Cherokee Indians from their lands in the southern region of the United States to the western territories in the 1830s, and its impact on tribal nations in Western North Carolina.  Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2015, from noon-1pm in Highsmith Union, Intercultural Center.

· “Dakota-38” Film Screening – “Dakota-38” documents one man’s journey to learn the history of the mass execution of 38 Dakota warriors during the US-Dakota War in 1862. Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, from 6-7:30pm in Highsmith Union, room 224.

· “My Culture, Not Your Mascot” – Students in the Native American Student Association will share their perspectives on the cultural implications and historical significance of athletic teams and schools utilizing Native American imagery and culture as mascots.  Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, 6-7:30pm in Highsmith Union, room 221.

· “Rock Your Mocs: Indigenous Regalia and Representation” – Trey Adcock, assistant professor of education and director of American Indian outreach at UNC Asheville, will discuss the representation of indigenous tribal dress in the media and the spiritual and cultural meanings behind many indigenous tribal regalia. He’ll also discuss the disparities to access of indigenous regalia. Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, 6-8pm in Highsmith Union, room 224.

· “Arming Sisters”—Patty Stonefish of Arming Sisters, a non-profit focusing on raising awareness of violence against Native women, will present a workshop and lecture. Seating is limited; attendees are encouraged to arrive early. This event is cosponsored by the Native American Student Association, the student group SpeakUP, and UNC Asheville’s Cultural Events & Special Academic Programs. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, from 8pm in Highsmith Union, room 221.

Native American History Month is cosponsored by UNC Asheville’s Multicultural Student Programs and the Native American Student Association. These events are free and open to the public.

For more information, visit (

The Annual OLLI Art Bazaar at UNC Asheville in Asheville, NC, is Set for – Nov. 13-14, 2015

October 31, 2015

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville in Asheville, NC, will host the third annual OLLI Art Bazaar from noon-6pm on Friday, Nov. 13, and 10am-2pm on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, in the Reuter Center. This event is free and open to the public.

The Art Bazaar features a broad range of work created by OLLI members on exhibit and for sale. OLLI members will showcase their works that include paintings, fiber arts, photography, jewelry, scarves, mixed media, handcrafted soaps and lotions, cards and paper art, pottery, wood art, sculpture, vintage button items and more. Proceeds will benefit the OLLI scholarship fund.

For more information, visit ( or call 828/251-6140.

Summer Rest Art Benefit to Benefit Museum School Scholarships at Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC, for Underserved Students – Nov. 13 and 14, 2015

October 31, 2015

The two-day, Art Show and Sale Summer Rest Art Benefit will be held at 211 Summer Rest Road, Wilmington, NC, on Fri., Nov. 13, 2015, from 5-8pm, and Sat. Nov. 14, 2015, from 1-5pm. Funds raised at this pop-up exhibition and sale will go for Museum School Scholarships at Cameron Art Museum for underserved students in our region. The agencies that CAM works with primarily are Wilmington Housing Authority, DREAMS, Brigade Boys and Girls Club and the Yahweh Center. Participating artists will be displaying their artwork for sale with 30% of profits going to the scholarships. Original artwork for sale. Come meet the artists and give the gift of original artwork this Holiday Season. Support your local artists!

Participating artists include: Maria Borghoff. Betty Brown, Joanne Geisel, Mitsuyo Ito, Barbara Bear Jamison, Fritz Kapraun, Gabriel Lovejoy, Rena MacQueen, Jenny McKinnon Wright, Jodie W. Rippy, Curtis Krueger, and Margie Worthington.

The times for this free event are Friday, Nov. 13, 5-8pm. Delicious food and wine will be provided by Cameron Art Museum’s CAM Café along with live music. Valet Parking will be available. Saturday, Nov. 14, the benefit will be from 1-5pm with live music and light refreshments. Valet Parking will be available.

Barbara Pugh is the Host of this benefit. She is a local REALTOR and the listing agent of this Charleston-styled property on the Intracoastal Waterway. Other sponsors include Sanco Homes, Don Bullard Insurance and Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage.

The Cameron Art Museum presents six to eight changing exhibitions annually; ongoing family and children’s programs; a unique program of tours for Alzheimer’s patients, and their caregivers; The Museum School classes for adult and youth education; interdisciplinary programs (lectures, music, films, literature, dance); and Healthy Living Classes.

For more information refer to the Cameron Art Museum website at ( or call the museum at 910/395-5999.

North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, Offers Monthly Lecture Series, Featuring Susan Feagin – Nov. 13, 2015

October 30, 2015


Please join us at the North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, for a slide lecture by Susan Feagin, the Clay Studio Coordinator at the Penland School of Crafts. Feagin will be discussing her own work and her work up at Penland.

Come on out and join us for a fun evening! A potluck at 7-8pm will begin the evening’s events, followed by slide lecture at 8-9pm.

This ongoing lecture series is facilitated by Josh Floyd, the Artist-in-Residence at the North Carolina Pottery Center.

Location – NCPC Educational Building located behind the NCPC at 233 East Avenue, Seagrove, NC 27341.

For more information, call the center at 336/873-8430 or visit (

Fine Art at Baxters in New Bern, NC, Hosts Holiday Designer Jewelry Trunk Show – Nov. 12-14, 2015

October 30, 2015

Join Fine Art at Baxters in New Bern, NC, in celebrating their fourth holiday designer jewelry trunk show. Opening preview Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, 6-8pm; Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, 10am-5 pm and during the Art Walk 5-8pm; and Saturday, Nov. 14, 10am–5pm.

Shop our collection of women’s jewelry including fashion earrings, bracelets, necklaces, pins and rings in contemporary designs for all occasions. Designers will be on hand to assist in creating your own look, offering top trends and style advice.

Featured jewelry artists include: Anne Hanson, Elizabeth Smith, Emily Parker, Heather Tiller, Janette Franich, Jean Cheely, Judy Hutchison, Kay Jarrette, Kim Thompson, Linda Ferguson, Melissa Manley, Sandi Carter and Tana Acton.

Fine Art at Baxters Gallery is located at 323 Pollock Street, downtown New Bern. Open Monday – Friday 10am–6pm, and Saturday 10am–5pm.

For further info call 252/634-9002 or visit (


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