Archive for the ‘NC Visual Arts’ Category

Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC, Hosts a Cherokee Marketplace Event – June 4, 2016

May 12, 2016


The Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC, is excited to be a partner and host for the Authentically Cherokee Native Marketplace on Saturday, June 4 from noon to 6pm. This event will showcase work by members of ONABEN, Sequoyah Fund and Authentically Cherokee, groups of contemporary Native American artists. These artists will not only sell their work, but will also demonstrate their processes. Admission to the Native Marketplace is free and community members are encouraged to participate, learn, support and shop. All sales go to the Cherokee artists.

The Asheville Art Museum has a history of honoring and preserving the tradition of Cherokee art, and supporting contemporary Cherokee artists is an integral part of this mission. The art of the Cherokee represents the longest tradition of art and creativity in Western North Carolina and the Museum exhibits some of these great works from their growing Cherokee art collection in an effort to celebrate this artistic heritage.

For more information visit ( or call 828/253-3227.

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture and Bank of America in Charlotte, NC, Sponsor Local Art Project

May 12, 2016


Local Charlotte, NC, artist Monique Luck will collaborate with residents of the Renaissance West community on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14, 2016, to create “Dreams of the Past, Present and Future” – a mixed-media collage that will remain as a permanent art installation in the new community. This Community Arts Project is a new Gantt Center initiative funded by Bank of America. The competitive artist-in-residence program is designed to use the visual arts to enhance community engagement.


“This residency aligns with our strategic priority, Gantt Beyond the Walls,” says Gantt Center President & CEO David Taylor. “By expanding our reach through workshops in schools; partnerships with ASC in Charlotte-Mecklenburg libraries; online access to our permanent collection; and, now, this project, the Gantt Center is providing access to countless numbers of people who may not have the opportunity to come through our doors.”

Monique Luck is no stranger to public art. Locally, she won an Art Pop Billboard in 2014 and received a commission from the Cornelius Community Garden. In Pittsburgh, she’s painted murals for the August Wilson Center, the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and the Sprout Fund.

“As a public muralist, it amazes me how simple imagery and color can transform a space in a community,” Luck says. She will hold two sessions in Renaissance West – one with seniors and the other with children and families – requesting that residents bring an item from history, one from the present and another to represent their futures. She will work with the participants to create a collage incorporating their treasures. The final, original artwork will remain in the community.

The two collaborative sessions are scheduled this week:

·Seniors Project
Friday, May 13, 2016
The Retreat at Renaissance
3240 New Renaissance Way
Charlotte, NC  28208

·Children and Families Project
Saturday, May 14, 2016
The Crawford Renaissance Center
3610 Nobles Ave
Charlotte, NC  28208

The Community Arts Project is designed to serve intergenerational audiences in underserved Charlotte communities.

Founded in 1974, Charlotte’s Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture (formerly the Afro-American Cultural & Service Center) exists to present, preserve and celebrate the art, history and culture of African-Americans and people of African descent through dance, music, visual and literary arts, film, educational programs, theatre productions and community outreach. Named for Harvey Bernard Gantt — the prominent architect, community leader and former Mayor of Charlotte — the  Center is housed in an inspired and distinguished award-winning structure and is home to the nationally celebrated John and Vivian Hewitt Collection of African-American Art, which was generously donated by Bank of America.

For more information on the Gantt Center, please visit (

Come on Out to Uptowne High Point, NC, and visit Kelly Brooke Pottery at “High Point City Limits – 1859” – May 14, 2016

May 9, 2016

A Street Festival Celebrating the Art, Music, and Historic Preservation of North Carolina: Saturday, May 14, from 10am-5pm. Presented by the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Viva La Art Committee. Whether you’re traveling solo or with family and friends, get yourself to the 100 blocks of East and West Farriss Avenues in the heart of Uptowne High Point for a fun-filled day celebrating art, music and history! Enjoy, and share with your children and grandchildren, the unique history of North Carolina, one of America’s original thirteen colonies!


Have a selfie made with policemen and firemen in vintage uniforms. The Krispy Kreme Cruiser will be there! Puddingstone Music Group performs with 18th C. instruments. Students from St. Mary’s Music Academy will be playing in the sanctuary. Listen to local musicians on the city stage. The Scrap Exchange will offer art classes utilizing recycled materials. Arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, and more provide a festive day on the town! 100 Block of East & West Farriss Avenues. Free, open to all, no reservation required. Click the link blow for more information on all of the events:

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Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Calls for Sculptors to Participate in 31st Annual Sculpture Celebration – Sept. 10, 2016

May 9, 2016


The Caldwell Arts Council (a Caldwell County, NC, non-profit) announces the 31st annual Sculpture Celebration in Lenoir, NC, on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016.

Sculptors are invited to bring up to 3 sculptures for this one-day competition for $11,000 in cash awards and potential sales. No commission in event of sales. This annual event brings sculptors and buyers from the eastern United States to Lenoir North Carolina for this event. Early registration discounts are available.

For additional details, contact the Caldwell Arts Council by calling 828/754-2486, e-mail to (, or visit (

Caldwell Arts Council is located at 601 College Ave SW, Lenoir, NC, 28645.

Appalachian Pastel Society Offers Meeting with Regina Burchett in Mills River, NC – May 14, 2016

May 9, 2016


The Appalachian Pastel Society will offer a program with Regina Burchett at Grace Community Church, located at 495 Cardinal Road, Mills River, NC, 28759, on May 14, 2016, from 10am-noon.


The program, “The Other side of Art: Organizing and Promoting Your Artwork”, will be presented by regional pastel artist, Regina Burchett. She started taking computer classes in 1981, and has continued her studies since that time. Currently, in addition to working as tech support for FineArtStudioOnline (FASO), Burchett teaches artists to promote their work through their website and social media, and to manage their art records, in an easy to understand manner.

An afternoon workshop will be presented from 1-4pm. Registration Required, Sign up at ( For this workshop, some of the subjects we’ll be going over are:  taking photos of your artwork, editing your images on the computer including re-sizing and cropping, organizing your art images, editing your source photos prior to painting, artwork management and tracking, social media options, setting up an art page on Facebook and Instagram, creating an art website (free or paid), and selling prints of your work online.

For further information call 828/595-9518 or visit (

The Arts Council of Henderson County in Hendersonville, NC, Calls for Volunteers for Public Art Project – Deadline May 18, 2016

May 9, 2016


The Arts Council of Henderson County, in Hendersonville, NC, is seeking volunteers who are interested in volunteering time toward planning and implementing a public art project for downtown Hendersonville. Interested persons are invited to attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at 5:30pm at the Arts Council, 401 N. Main St., Ste. 302 (please use entrance on 4th Avenue West.)

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

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. Its office is located at 401 North Main St., Ste. 302, Hendersonville, NC 28792.

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, Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, and the City of Hendersonville.

Kelly Starbuck Photography Presents “Southern Exposure: A Photographic Arts Show” at Brooklyn Arts Center in Wilmington, NC – May 15, 2016

May 9, 2016


The “Southern Exposure: A Photographic Arts Show”, presented by Kelly Starbuck Photography at the Brooklyn Arts Center, located at 516 North 4th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401, on Sunday, May 15, 2016, from noon-6pm.

The Brooklyn Arts Center has partnered with Kelly Starbuck Photography to create and present what we fully intend to be the coolest photographic arts show in the Southeast.

Kelly Starbuck Photography offers a wide range of photo services from commercial photography to portraiture and curatorial services for photo events. Starbuck made her mark in the Wilmington art community by curating fine art photography shows at her gallery, SALT Studio Photography, in the Brooklyn Arts District. Starbuck’s gallery featured national and local photographers during the Fourth Friday Gallery night openings from 2013 through 2015.

Local sponsors for the event are: Southeastern Camera, Frame Masters and Canvas Giclee Printing!

For further information visit (

The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design in Asheville, NC, Calls for Participation – Deadline May 31, 2016

May 9, 2016


In 2015, the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design in Asheville, NC, launched a new program series titled “Back to the Drawing Board,” that invited six artists to take over Benchspace Gallery & Workshop to create interactive installations, performances, and other experimental activities.

This year, CCCD is pleased to continue “Back to the Drawing Board” as a feature program of it’s 20th Anniversary celebration to be held on August 11, 2016. Three selected projects will be staged throughout CCCD’s three-story building at 67 Broadway in downtown Asheville.

Artists, makers, designers and performers of all disciplines are welcome to propose a project plan. Preference will be given to new projects not yet presented in public, with an emphasis on process and audience collaboration. Works in progress are welcome, with the intention of exposing the public to the, often unseen, creative process. Ideas that will engage the public in a critical dialogue are encouraged.

Deadline is May 31, 2016.

Each takeover will occur from 7-10pm, Thursday, August 11, 2016. Accepted applicants will receive a $1,000 stipend for materials and travel expenses.

For further info and details visit (

North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, Features Talks with Korean Potters – June 2, 2016

May 9, 2016


Please join us for a slide presentation at the North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, on June 2, 2016, by three mid-career Korean potters: Yeon Tae Park, Kyeong Hee Lee, and Jong Pil Kim. The presentation at the Pottery Center will focus on the current work of the Korean potters and their thoughts on traditional and contemporary pottery as well as their apprenticeships in Mungyeong. The Mungyeong potters have learned traditional Korean ways of teaware making from Master Potter and Intangible Living Treasure Cheon Han Bong and are building on those skills to make contemporary creations steeped in traditions.


A potluck at 6pm will begin the evening’s events, followed by the slide talk at 7pm. Come out for a great night of food and community! Location: The NCPC Educational Building located behind the North Carolina Pottery Center. This presentation is free and open to the public. This ongoing lecture series is facilitated by Josh Floyd, the Artist-in-Residence at the Pottery Center.

The potters, hosted by Seagrove potters Jeff Brown and Phil Pollet, are visiting local Seagrove studios while participating in East Meets West, an international cultural exchange exhibition being hosted at Campbell House Galleries in Southern Pines. That exhibition focuses on Gong Fu tea sets, teapots, tea bowls, and vases. The opening reception for the Campbell House exhibition is Friday, June 3, from 6-8pm.

On Saturday, June 4, potters from Moore County and Seagrove will join the Korean potters at Cambell House Galleries for “Pottery on the Grounds” – a day of demonstrations of traditional techniques and tea making – creating an exciting and enriching day of cultural exchange for potters and the public.

The Mungyeong Traditional Chasabal Festival has invited international potters from Europe, Asia, New Zealand, and the US, including Seagrove potter Jeff Brown. For the past four years, Jeff’s pottery has been invited to the Chasabal Festival, and he has given demonstrations to festival visitors, shared his techniques with his international pottery colleagues, fired pots, and visited with area potters there. The Chasabal is the Korean name for the Teabowl used in the traditional tea ceremony which is the focus of the annual spring event. Mungyeong, in central S. Korea, is a popular tourist destination with gorgeous mountain hiking, and a nearby Buddhist Monastery. Mungyeong hosts the pottery festival at MunGyeong SaeJae, a restored Korean Village nestled in the hills and a location often used in movies due to its beauty and uniqueness.

For further information call  336/873-8430 or visit (

Wilmington, NC, Offers “Rediscover Princess Street” on June 3, 2016

May 9, 2016

“Rediscover Princess Street” will begin Friday, June 3, 2016, at  5:30pm and close at 9pm. Businesses on the 200 block of Princess Street have come together to help people “Rediscover Princess Street”. No longer “Robbers Row,” new business owners have integrated with existing neighbors to reinvigorate the street. They hope clients will see that Princess Street is a great destination for retail, dining, and other services.

The following businesses will host an open house style reception during the event: Bespoke Coffee & Dry Goods, Bloke Apparel, Louie’s Hot Dogs, G & K Hair Studio, New Elements Gallery, SDI Construction, and Terry Richardson Attorney at Law.

Art in Bloom will host an art opening for Full Circle featuring artists Elizabeth Darrow, Susan Francy, and Traudi Thornton. Chanteuse Rebekah Todd will be providing entertainment and the Catch Food Truck will be available to patrons.

For further information call 910/343-8997 or visit (


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