Archive for the ‘Piedmont NC Visual Arts’ Category

Seagrove Potters will Present the 10th Anniversary Celebration of Seagrove Potters at Luck’s Cannery in Seagrove, NC – Nov. 17 – 19, 2017

October 6, 2017

Historic Luck’s Cannery, located in Seagrove, NC, will be the site of the 10th Annual Celebration of Seagrove Potters, on Nov. 17-19, 2017.

Recently voted #1 Town for Craft Lovers, Seagrove is in central North Carolina, making it the perfect day trip destination.

This festival weekend begins with the Friday Night Gala, 6pm to 9pm. Guests will enjoy a catered reception, wine, craft beer, and live jazz music. Meet and greet with your favorite Seagrove potters and be the first to purchase new pottery creations. The evening leads up to the live auction when patrons have the opportunity to bid on a select collection of unique, collaborative pottery pieces. The $45 Gala ticket includes admission to the Saturday and Sunday event and can be purchased online at (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebration-of-seagrove-potters-gala-2017-tickets-37082075486?ref=ebtn) or at the door. Come Early! The first 100 Gala guests will receive a 10th Anniversary commemorative mug made by the Seagrove Potters.


Work by Frank Neef & Paul Ray


Work by Bonnie Burns & Alexa Modderno

Pottery sales continue Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9am to 5pm, and Sunday, Nov. 19, from 10am to 4pm. $5.00 admission at the door. Enjoy pottery sales, food trucks, children’s activities and demonstrations. Saturday silent auction from 1-3pm and Sunday craft beer garden from noon-4pm.

Historic Luck’s Cannery is located at 798 NC Pottery Highway 705, Seagrove, NC 27341. The pottery shops of Seagrove will be open all weekend.

Visit our website for more details and a listing of participating pottery shops at (www.DiscoverSeagrove.com)
We hope you will join us!

 

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Mint Hill Arts in Mint Hill, NC, Features Maria Elena Ferran at Monthly Meeting – Sept. 26, 2017

August 31, 2017

Mint Hill Arts is very fortunate and honored to host at its September monthly meeting Maria Elena Ferran, one of New York’s early 80’s artists. After studying painting, photography, and design at Sweet Briar College and New York’s School of Visual Arts, she entered the New York art scene. Her abstract paintings continually express themes of the human subconscious, nature, spirituality and world events.


Work by Maria Elena Ferran

The program is free and open to the public. Mark your calendars to attend this special event on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, from 7 to 8:30pm, at Mint Hill Arts at 11205 Lawyers Road in Mint Hill, NC.

Ferran will give a short talk and guided discussion, followed by guided exercises, focusing on human themes, movement, color, and expression. We will then work in mixed media including acrylics, spray paint, paper, and found materials that come together to create a large, collaborative group mural that will be donated to Mint Hill Arts.

The impulse and desire to communicate with each other has been a driving force in society from the very beginning of human history. Inspired by the cave paintings at Lascaux, “Cave Walls: Express, Empower, Transform,” this collaborative program is designed, for artists of all skill levels, to open up the creative mind, remove blocks, and empower and build expressive confidence with art materials while connecting with other participants through intuitive visual messaging. Developing a creative visual dialogue with others will help build both confidence and empathy, and foster an atmosphere of cooperation and community connection.

For further info call Carol A. Clayton at 704/968-4345 or e-mail to (Bizbrokercc@gmail.com).

ClearWater Artist Studios in Concord, NC, Makes A Splash with New Website

August 30, 2017

ClearWater Artist Studios, in Concord, NC, the artist haven and community hub housed in the City of Concord’s nearly century-old water works and utility operations facilities, is turning a page. A set of pages, in fact—it launches a brand-new website today. The new site is available at the same URL (www.clearwaterartists.com).

The new site features dozens of photos and a polished design to peak visitors’ curiosity and offer a more complete glimpse of what ClearWater is all about. The site features a gallery of the tenant artists, offering biographies, a sampling of each artist’s works, and contact information. Also prominent are the calendar of events, class listings, and online reservations for ClearWater’s various event spaces, along with plenty of other interactivity.

“This gives us a polished, interactive gateway to what is becoming a welcoming creative center for the community,” said Sarah Gay, Manager of ClearWater Artist Studios. She built the site over the past eight months, with some design help from resident CW artists Walter Stanford and Regina Burchett. A consultant helped define the overall design and navigation elements early in the process.

The new design of the site improves awareness of events produced by ClearWater Artist Studios, such as the annual Sun Drop Pound Cake Portrait Paint-Off, a live painting challenge enjoyed for free by audiences every February. The ongoing Guest Artist Exhibit Series is also popular, which showcases talented local or regional artists who may not be widely known yet. Each artist in turn is asked to provide an Artist Talk for the public. To date, these have attracted audiences of 20-50 people on average.

ClearWater Artist Studios hopes to increase its offering of events and classes this year, and to start bringing in guest teachers for major workshops. One such intensive, 3-day workshop, taught by Charlotte painter Robin Wellner, is already scheduled for the first weekend in October. Wellner was a Featured Painter at the 2017 Portrait Paint-Off. The new website, with its homepage slideshow to feature such upcoming events, will let people know more effectively and more consistently what creative activities they have right at their fingertips, in Concord.

Feedback on the new (www.clearwaterartists.com) is welcomed. E-mail to (clearwatermgr@gmail.com) or connect on Facebook @ClearwaterArtistStudios.

Mooresville Arts in Mooresville, NC, Calls for Participation at Arts at the Mill – Nov. 10-12, 2017

July 30, 2017

Arts at the Mill is a three-day indoor juried national fine arts festival at the historic Mill in downtown Mooresville, NC, allowing nationally selected artists to display and sell original art. This festival is a collaborative effort between Concord Properties, Inc. and Mooresville Arts, both located in historic downtown Mooresville, NC.

The event takes place Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 (12-8pm); Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 (10am- 6pm); and Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017 (10am-5pm). An opening reception will be from 6-8pm on the first day of the festival.

Event Location: 500 S. Main Street, Mooresville, NC 28115

Application Deadline: Ongoing through Monday, October 2, 2017 Application Fee: $25 (non-refundable)
Booth Fee: $200

For more information and to download the Festival prospectus, please visit (www.artsathemill.com) or e-mail to (info@artsatthemill.com).

Mooresville Arts in Mooresville, NC, Announces Winners of Annual Photography Exhibit

July 30, 2017

Richard Evans, Richard Ippolito and Lucy Randall were first place winners at Mooresville Arts’s annual photography exhibit July 2017. Awards were presented Friday, July 14 at Mooresville Arts Gallery, 103 W. Center Street in Mooresville, NC.


Lucy Randall with her winning entry

Second place winners were Kevin Combs, ‘Gina Riccaaradeli and Jennifer Brown. Placing third place were Sarah Johnson, Martha-Marie Crespo and Megan Smith. Awarded honorable mention were Ernie Griffith, Bill Taylor, Jackie Davis, Steve Luchey, Patrice Winsovich and Jennifer Brown.

Event chair was Gina Riccaradeli.

For further info call Ellen Patterson at 704-663-0189 or e-mail to (pattfinanep@gmail.com).

NC Outer Banks Artists Selected For Statewide Exhibition

July 12, 2017

Three members of Dare County Arts Council, in NC, Mary Edwards, Peggy Saporito and Bobby Wiltshire have been selected for the 2017 Watercolor Society of North Carolina’s 72nd statewide exhibition.

A total of 266 entries were submitted for this year’s exhibition, which will be on display at Greensboro College’s Anne Ruff Galyon and Irene Cullis Galleries in Greensboro, NC, October 15- November 18, 2017.

“What an honor it is to be accepted into this year’s WSNC annual juried competition,” said watercolor artist Mary Edwards. “Thank you, WSNC, for making the annual art show and meeting fun and successful! Can’t wait for the art-filled weekend with internationally acclaimed artist Mary Whyte.”

Mary Whyte juried the show selecting 70 paintings for the annual exhibition. She is a watercolor artist, teacher and author whose figurative paintings have earned national and international recognition. Her portraits are in corporate, private and university collections, and in permanent collections of the South Carolina Greenville County Museum of Art and the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC.

“I am truly humbled and honored to have been juried into the 72nd Watercolor Society of NC Exhibition by Mary Whyte with my painting ‘Play Ball’,” said watercolor artist Peggy Saporito. “As an outstanding writer, teacher and watercolor artist, I admire her accomplishments and talent and truly value her opinion as a juror.”

All are cordially invited to attend the Watercolor Society of North Carolina’s 72nd Exhibition Opening Reception on Sunday, October 15 at 2pm.

For more information about the Watercolor Society of North Carolina’s annual statewide convention and exhibit, please call 252/473-5558 or visit (ncwatercolor.com).

Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to supporting the arts in Dare County.

Mint Hill Arts in Mint Hill, NC, Calls for Entries for Annual “People’s Choice Award” Art Show – Deadline July 29. 2017

June 29, 2017

Mint Hills Arts, located at 11205 Lawyers Rd., Ste. A, Mint Hill, NC, 28227 is calling for entries for its Annual “People’s Choice Award” Art Show, which will be on view from August 4-23, 2017.

The Mint Hill Arts (MHA) annual “People’s Choice Award” show will be held August, 2017 and is open to MHA members and non-members. Artists are encouraged to submit their work using any mediums and subject matter. MHA will be accepting submissions Friday, July 28, from 4-6pm and Saturday, July 29, from 10am–noon. Additional information and forms for entering the show are available on the Mint Hill Arts website; (www.minthillarts.org).

Awards will be given to the artwork with the most votes in five categories: Best in Show, Prettiest, Funniest, Most Creative, and Best Repurposed Art. Awards are determined by the number of votes a piece of art receives in each of the five categories. To kick-off voting in the “People’s Choice Award” show, MHA will host a reception, from 7-9pm, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. The reception is free (donations are greatly appreciated) and open to the public.

Ballots will continue to be accepted until Aug. 23, 2017. Please stop by to cast your vote and visit the gallery and gift store.

Hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10am – 4pm.

Admission Fees:
MHA Members: $10 for up to 2 pieces.
Non-members: $30 for up to 2 pieces.

Sizes: 2-D work cannot exceed 60″ x 60″ vertically or horizontally and 3-D work cannot exceed a 36″ footprint x 7′ in height, and must be easily transportable, fit through the door, and be displayed appropriately.

Rules:

Each artist may enter up to two (2) individual pieces in any medium.

All work must be original. Reproductions of work done by other artists will be disqualified.

All 2D artwork must be properly framed and wired (see website for more information). If your 2-D work does not require a frame, hanging must be thought out so it is ready to be displayed. Please try to avoid using poor quality frames (we’ve had artwork fall and break due to this).

All artists must fill out our Gallery Registration Form and affix our Intake Labels. See the MHA website for more information and links to these forms. It will save you time at Intake to print them, fill them out and bring them in with your artwork, but they will be available at Intake for those who choose to fill them out in the gallery.

Mint Hill Arts accepts all artwork but reserves the right to turn down any artwork that it deems as inappropriate, unsafe for public display or too difficult to install.

Entering artists must be 18 years old or have written permission from a parent/guardian.

All artwork must remain in the show until its closing, unless it is sold in which case it can be taken from the gallery at the time of the sale. If you have an emergency and must remove your artwork, you must notify the Gallery Chair (tbarbato@carolina.rr.com) and make arrangements accordingly.

For all sales, MHA withholds a 20% commission.

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Fayetteville, NC, Announces Award Winners for “People’s Choice Show”

June 19, 2017

The Arts Council walls and pedestals of the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, in Fayetteville, NC, are covered with over 200 colorful creations! During the show’s opening, these winners were chosen as the People’s Choice:

1st Place: “Venezia Grand Canale” by Robson Spinelli

2nd Place: “Timshel” by Michelle Bir

3rd Place: “My Dream” by Sunyoung Kim

Honorable Mentions:

“Delightfully Redundant” by Griffin Carrick
“Bear Family” by Nancy Whaley Chandler
“The Wonderland of Childhood” by Marlene Wellard

Brought to you by Fayetteville Public Works Commission, Public Works includes art by people of all ages and abilities from our community. The artwork is on display through July 22, 2017.

The Arts Council’s galleries are free and open to the public 6 days a week during exhibitions. Come visit us!
The Arts Council’s 2016-17 exhibitions are curated by The Ellington-White Community Development Corporation.

The Arts Council’s grants, programs and services are funded in part by contributions from businesses and individuals, and through grants from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

For further information visit (www.theartscouncil.com).

STARworks in Star, NC, Offers Lectures by Resident Artists – Mar. 15, 2017

March 7, 2017

STARworks Clay Studio resident artist Deighton Abrams, and STARworks Glass interns Brianna Gluszak and Andrew Thompson will present slides and discuss their work, Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2017, beginning at 5:30pm at STARworks, located at 100 Russell Drive in Star, NC.

The presentations are free and open to the public. Beer from Four Saints Brewing Company will be available for purchase.


Work created by STARworks Clay Studio resident artist Deighton Abrams

Deighton Abrams is originally from Alaska and has an MFA with a concentration in ceramics from Clemson University. He has been awarded numerous grants, including the Clemson Art Department Scholarship for study in Jingdezhen, China and the Professional Enrichment Grant for artist research in Iceland. Abrams utilizes ceramic forms, both figural and geologic, to create complex narratives about the human psyche and its impact on the surrounding landscape.


Work created by STARworks Glass intern Brianna Gluszak

Brianna Gluszak is from Calgary, Canada and holds a BFA with distinction in Glass from the Alberta College of Art and Design. She has studied at Pilchuck Glass School in Washington, Corning Museum in New York and Northlands Creative Glass in Lybster, Scotland. Her work is focused on re-imagining the imagery that one sees in passing through glass.


Work created by STARworks Glass intern Andrew Thompson

Andrew Thompson grew up in Birmingham, AL. He was inspired to study glass by his father, Joseph Thompson, who built a hot shop in their back yard when Thompson was young. He studied glass at Tennessee Tech University under Professor Curtiss Brock and recently had a solo exhibition, Uncertain Consciousness, at the Appalachian Center for Craft. His work focuses on the optic qualities glass can produce and combines these properties with two dimensional, mixed media compositions.

STARworks is a project of Central Park NC, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the economy of the region by focusing on the sustainable use of our natural and cultural resources. STARworks is located at 100 Russell Drive in Star, just off I-73/74 in northern Montgomery County.

For more information, call 910/428-9001, e-mail to (contact@starworksnc.org) or visit (www.STARworksNC.org).

Inside/Out Brings Art to Area Neighborhoods in Charlotte, NC

February 28, 2017

Imagine encountering Andy Warhol’s “Marilyn” outside a YMCA or emerging artist Jordan Casteel’s “Kevin The Kite Man” in the middle of a park. Charlotteans will be able to participate in this experience beginning in April when the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, in Charlotte, NC, launch Inside/Out Charlotte. The Inside/Out Charlotte initiative is a part of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s national effort to share collections and bring art into communities.

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This public exhibition and outreach program will reach into the greater Charlotte-Mecklenburg area to strengthen knowledge, understanding and appreciation for visual art. The program places framed, high-quality reproductions of artworks on display at the Bechtler Museum and Gantt Center for community members to encounter and enjoy programming specifically designed for each installation. Inside/Out Charlotte will launch in the spring highlighting artworks that reflect the diversity of the museums’ collections and broad interests in the communities.

The program started eight years ago at the Detroit Institute of Arts and now includes partners around the nation; the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Akron Art Museum, and Perez Art Museum Miami. The Knight Foundation has funded the expansion to additional cities including Charlotte.

“There’s something very powerful about seeing works of art in person. You become completely immersed. Inside/Out brings that experience to people, directly in their communities, and an amazing thing happens: entire neighborhoods, entire communities, start to talk about art,” said Victoria Rogers, vice president for arts at Knight Foundation.

Residents, families and friends in the participating communities will be able to walk through the park or hop on a bike and encounter art in unexpected places and enjoy each exciting outdoor exhibition. The Bechtler and the Gantt Center, in conjunction with the partner communities, will plan educational opportunities and other fun activities, such as bicycle and walking tours, community discussions, musical performances and more.

Inside/Out Charlotte is now in the process of asking city and community representatives, development authorities and arts organizations interested in being part of the museums’ new program. Communities can choose one of two exhibition periods: spring, from April to July, or fall, from September to December. Selected communities will have the opportunity to host five to eight reproductions within walking or bike-riding distance from each other. In all, up to 60 reproduced artworks will be on display around Charlotte in the spring and an additional 80 works in the fall.

Communities and businesses that take part will be promoted through the Inside/Out Charlotte website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more. The museum installs the reproductions and can assist community leaders in developing educational programs that engage people and inspire them to visit the Bechtler and the Gantt Center. To learn more, visit the Inside/Out Charlotte website at (InsideOutCLT.org).

The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture presents, preserves and celebrates excellence in the art, history and culture of African-Americans and those of African descent. The Center is located at Levine Center for the Arts 551 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202. Operating hours are Sun., from 1-5pm; Monday: Closed, Tue.-Sat., from 10am-5pm.

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to the exhibition of mid-20th-century modern art. It is named after the family of Andreas Bechtler who assembled and inherited a collection created by seminal figures of modernism. The museum is located at Levine Center for the Arts, 420 South Tryon Street, Charlotte 28202. Operating hours are Mon., Wed., Thur., Fri, and Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., noon-5pm; and closed Tue.

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots. We invest in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Our goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which we believe are essential for a healthy democracy.”

For further information contact Sharon Holm, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art Director of Marketing and Communications, by e-mail at (sharon.holm@bechtler.org) or call 704/353-9204.