Archive for the ‘Traid NC Visual Arts’ Category

GreenHill in Greensboro, NC, Offer Open NC Art Review – July 29, 2017

April 27, 2017

15 NC artists are invited to present their work to GreenHill curator, Edie Carpenter, and other invited arts professionals through a five minute presentation with slide show at GreenHill in Greensboro, NC, Saturday, July 29, 2017, from 2-4pm. This call-for-artists is open to visual artists currently working in the state of NC, artists who have studied in a North Carolina degree program, taught professionally in NC, maintained ongoing professional relationships in NC, or who have previously resided in the state. All works must have been made within the last five years. Go to (www.greenhillnc.org/open-nc-art-review) to apply or for information.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Marketing & Design Guru, Lauren Gordon, by e-mail at (lauren.gordon@greenhillnc.org).

GreenHill in Greensboro, NC, Receives $21,500 from Lincoln Financial Foundation

March 30, 2017

GreenHill in Greensboro, NC, has been awarded $21,500 from Lincoln Financial Foundation. With this support, GreenHill will continue to offer free Group Visits for underserved children, workshops for parents and caregivers and expand our curriculum to better accommodate special needs children and adults.

Since 2011, GreenHill has served 18,000 individuals through the support of Lincoln Financial Foundation. Research shows that sustained participation in the arts is of significant benefit to learners. A seminal longitudinal study examining the importance of sustained arts in the development of children demonstrated that intensive involvement in the arts was associated with higher levels of achievement, college attainment, and prosocial behavior.

The free Group Visits will serve programs affiliated with Guilford Child Development, United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Thriving at Three sites, Parents as Teachers, Title I schools, the Greensboro Area Autism Society of North Carolina and other organizations working with underserved populations. Through a two part tour, participants visit The Gallery to view the most current exhibition and create art in the ArtQuest Studios. During Group Visits learning outcomes target visual literacy by teaching strategies for looking at and discussing works of art, strengthening fine motor skills, fostering social and emotional development and strengthening higher level cognitive skills such as critical thinking. In order to solicit parental involvement, GreenHill will facilitate parent workshops for those organizations that work directly with parents. These workshops will blend an art curriculum with the “Raising a Reader” curriculum and will be delivered at the organization’s site. New this year, GreenHill will add curriculum to accommodate children and adults with autism spectrum disorders.

Jaymie Meyer, GreenHill’s Director, Youth and Education Programs explains a new component to the program, “The main thing that is different this year is that we are partnering with groups focused on the autistic that will help us develop the curriculum designed for them. We already have these groups coming to us, but we’ve never developed something that is exactly for this population. I know there are things we need to focus on more with this population, and the specialized staff has specific ways of working with them that I would never know. For instance, many of the clients are not verbal, so the ways to communicate with them may be gestural, or through demonstrating and signaling for them. Another great thing about this program is that many of these people have been coming here for a while. When they first came to GreenHill there was a lot of trepidation, now when they come in, I see the clients rushing through the door knowing exactly where they want to go. This is so important – they are able to build confidence and have structure.”

“Most of our participants are also visiting a gallery or art studio for the first time where they are learning new art vocabulary and experimenting with new art materials. The time spent in The Gallery is designed to promote aesthetic awareness and to help participants connect the work to their own experiences,” explains Laura Way, GreenHill’s Executive Director.

GreenHill’s fall 2017 exhibition, “Two Artists, One Space”, is a perfect example of how works of art can elicit greater understanding of culture and ideas. The exhibition will feature an African American artist creating work investigating the black experience in the South, and a Peruvian American artist whose work explores the immigrant experience. “Our goal during this exhibition will be for viewers to develop a greater appreciation of how culture informs art and how their own experiences can inform the work they create,” says Way.

During the art making leg of the tour, GreenHill’s education staff guides participants through their own unique art making experience in GreenHill’s studio-based learning environment. Laura Maruzzella, GreenHill’s Art Educator + Volunteer Coordinator regularly leads the Group Visits, “We have guided art making activities that relate to the exhibition, but we also have open-ended art making activities. I think both are important for our participants in different ways. Our guided activities connect what they have heard and seen in The Gallery and reiterates language that they’ve learned. On the flip side, we have opportunities for them to do self-guided art making which is pretty unique because a lot of arts programs in schools just simply don’t allow time for that. Here children get to create on their own without being limited by instruction. When children are afforded the opportunity to create independently they tap into critical problem solving skills and avenues for self-expression that they would not otherwise discover about themselves, not to mention confidence and independence. Plus it’s fun.”

Lifelong learning through the visual arts has been at the forefront of GreenHill’s mission since its inception in 1974. Children who live at or below the poverty level have limited access to activities outside of the school setting, especially in the arts. The Education Equality Index in March 2016 reported the achievement gap between low-income children and their “more advantaged” peers is growing at a faster rate in North Carolina than in any other state in the nation, with Greensboro and Winston-Salem having larger gaps than more than 70% of major United States cities. The achievement gap, some have argued is not just a problem within the confines of formal education, but is also caused by a dearth of opportunity for low income students. Data suggests that outside experiences are just as meaningful as test scores when it comes to a child’s success later in life.

GreenHill is located at 200 North Davie Street, in the Greensboro Cultural Center.  GreenHill is the center for NC art and promotes the visual arts of North Carolina by engaging a broad community of artists, adults and children through dynamic exhibitions and educational programs while providing a platform for exploration and investment in art.

For more information visit (www.GreenHillnc.org).

Tyler White O’Brien Art Gallery in Greensboro, NC, Offers 5th Crayons Matter Benefit – Apr. 22, 2017

March 30, 2017

We are thrilled to be hosting our 5th Crayons Matter Benefit Event! It will be held on Saturday, Apr. 22, 2017 at Tyler White O’Brien Art Gallery, 307 State Street from 6-9pm in Greensboro, NC.

We again plan to have a silent crayons art auction donated by esteemed artists.  It was a huge success these past 4 years.

We are asking for each artist to donate one piece of crayon inspired work on paper 10.5×8 or 11×14. All work can be made with crayons. Some artists used their imaginations and created some awesome crayon inspired pieces with melted crayons, pastel, charcoal.

“In 2011, Brad and I had the extraordinary opportunity to travel to Africa where we discovered the importance of educating children globally through creative thinking,” says Courtenay Fields. “After teaching children in the Volta Region of Ghana and then traveling with Brad to Tanzania to see first-hand the importance of supplying children with basic school supplies like crayons and paper, this incredible experience motivated us to seek out partnerships with schools in Ghana with the goal of delivering essential school supplies to children in need.”

Courtenay & Brad’s Hope: Through Crayons Matter, our hope is that we can educate children by inspiring and stimulating their strong imaginations through crayons and basic school supplies. No child should go without a pack of crayons that they can call their own. We will continue to collect inspiring pieces art for each backpack from the children at our local schools.  As you can see in the pictures from our recent delivery to Africa, the children were delighted to receive unique artwork from children.

For further info contact Kathy O’Brien by e-mail at (kathylovesart@aol.com) or visit (http://crayonsmatter.org/).

Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, Offers Opportunity for Muralists and Public Art – Deadline Apr. 7, 2017

March 18, 2017

Theatre Art Galleries (TAG), in High Point, NC, is seeking artists to design murals for potential sites (exterior walls) in High Point. The designs will be part of an exhibit revolving around public art to be held at TAG, with prize money and potential opportunities for execution of winning mural designs.

Objective: Generate interest in and raise awareness of public art by presenting an exhibit showcasing the design concepts of muralists.


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Date of exhibit:  June 1 – August 4, 2017

Concept: Potential sites (walls) will be identified and photographed by TAG.

Selected artists may design for a specific wall (to be assigned by TAG prior to the design work) or may choose to submit a design that will then be superimposed on a wall at TAG’s discretion (after the design is submitted.)

TAG will superimpose designs onto photographs and enlarged on foamcore for exhibit

Interested artists should submit images of previous mural work along with contact information to info@tagart.org.  Full information is listed on the website (www.tagart.org).

Timeframe:

March 17-April 7:  Call to artists

April 11: Selected artists notified

April 12-May 10:  Artists design

May 11:  Art submitted to TAG (deadline)

May 12-24:  Exhibit prepared (photographs enlarged with art superimposed)

May 25:  Exhibit installed

June 1:  Opening Reception

August 3:  Exhibit ends

Prize money:

1st place:  $500

2nd place:  $250

3rd place:  $100

Winners to be determined by impartial committee appointed by TAG.  Artists will retain all rights to their artwork.  Designs are for exhibit only and not for actual execution, although in some cases that could be a possibility.

For more information or questions please contact Jeff Horney, Executive Director, at 336/887-2137.

GreenHill in Greensboro, NC, Will Present STREET ART – A Panel Discussion – June 29, 2016

June 22, 2016

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GreenHill in Greensboro, NC, will present STREET ART – A Panel Discussion, on Wed., June 29, 2016, from 5:30 – 7pm. Join us in The Gallery for a discussion on street art from the personal perspective of our panel of community art leaders. Panelists will speak about the history of the practice and how contemporary public spaces are formed and enlivened. Free and open to the public.

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Panelists:
Edie Carpenter, Director of Curatorial & Artistic Programs, GreenHill

Katie Lank, Executive Director, Center for Visual Artists

Gab Smith, Executive Director, CAM Raleigh

Emily Stamey, Curator of Exhibitions, Weatherspoon Art Museum

Presented by No Blank Walls in association with GreenHill.

For further information call GreenHill at 336/333-7460 or visit (www.greenhillnc.org).

GreenHill in Greensboro, NC, Calls for Participation in “7Squared”, a Community Exhibit – Deadline July 1, 2016

May 30, 2016

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GreenHill in Greensboro, NC, is excited to announce “7Squared”, on view July 7 – 13, 2016. “7Squared” will be an inclusive community exhibition inviting NC artists of all ages and stages to submit an original piece measuring exactly 7in x 7in.

Deadline to enter is July 1, 2016.

Some of GreenHill’s staff took a stab at their 7 x 7 squares, including a collage by Lauren Gordon, Marketing and Design Guru, Toni Tronu, Shop Manager and Registrar, and Laura Way, Executive Director.  Participating entrants who submit their work early will be considered for promotional materials and/or social media posts.

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Work by Lauren Gordon

Laura Way, explains, “7Squared is such a simple idea that is so fun.  It is for everyone–to make, to buy or to view. With 7Squared you can walk in and do any one of these things, or all three. I think that is just great we offer this inclusive experience at GreenHill.”

Each person is permitted one piece each, and must be made of a lightweight material that can be hung by a magnet.  The artwork does not have to be signed on the front side, but must include artist name, title, e-mail and phone number on the back of each piece of artwork.  All work will be for sale at $49 (another play on 7squared) and each artist will receive 50% of the commission on sold works.

The full details of Guidelines and important dates can be found at (www.greenhillnc.org/7squared) and all submissions are due by July 1, 2016.

GreenHill is the preeminent center for contemporary visual art celebrating North Carolina’s art and culture. GreenHill is comprised of four spaces: The Gallery, InFocus Gallery, the ArtQuest Studios and The Shop. The exhibition will be set in the InFocus Gallery and will be on display during normal GreenHill hours. GreenHill is located at 200 North Davie Street inside the Greensboro Cultural Center in Downtown Greensboro.

GreenHill in Greensboro, NC, is Calling for Entries for “7Squared – Inclusive Community Exhibition” – Deadline July 1, 2016

May 18, 2016

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GreenHill in Greensboro, NC, is excited to announce “7Squared”, on view from July 7-July 13, 2016. “7Squared” is an inclusive community exhibition of NC artists of all ages and stages who submitted an original piece of artwork measuring exactly 7in x 7in. The exhibition is set in the InFocus Gallery and will be on display during normal GreenHill hours.  Free and Open to the public.

Deadline to enter is July 1, 2016.

For more information visit (www.GreenHillnc.org/events).

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!

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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:

For further info visit (http://theoldnorthstatehp.com/event-schedule/).

Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, will host its Annual Gala and Art Auction – Apr. 29, 2016

April 6, 2016

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Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC, will host its Annual Gala and Art Auction on Friday, April 29, 2016, from 6:30 – 9:30pm at the home of Ashley and Braxton Culler, 1004 Country Club Drive, in High Point. The TAG Gala is a lovely spring evening full of original art and silent auction items generously donated by businesses and artists, both local and nationwide. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres from Southern Roots, a full bar, and some light jazz.

There will be approximately 150 works of art available for bidding from over 50 artists. In addition there will be over 100 silent auction items and gift certificates to area restaurants, spas, salons, and other area service providers.

The Gala is TAG’s largest fundraiser of the year and it helps support their many education and outreach programs and ongoing exhibits. TAG hosts 16-20 exhibitions of visual art annually including art from over 25 area schools in the interactive Kaleidoscope Youth Gallery. Crucial to TAG’s mission are the education programs and outreach services. During the school year, TAG offers art classes for children and adults, and the summer months provide a unique selection of specially designed visual art camps. TAG also sponsors community outreach art programs within our local schools, specialty summer art workshops taught in Spanish and an afterschool art program with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater High Point, including two weeks of summer camp taught on site.

This year’s raffle painting is titled “Fort Fisher Sunset”, generously donated by the artist, Joan Farrenkopf. The original oil on canvas painting (24” x 18”) has a retail value of $1200. Raffle tickets are $15 each or available in a package of 10 for $100, and may be purchased through the TAG website (www.tagart.org). You do not need to be present to win.

Ticket prices for the event are $50 for TAG members and $60 for non-members and may be purchased through the website (www.tagart.org).

For more information please call the TAG office at 336/887-2137.

Theatre Art Galleries in Highpoint, NC, Offers Lunch N Learn on Public Sculpture in North Carolina by Maryrose Carroll – Mar. 10, 2016

March 8, 2016

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Come enjoy a lunch catered by Pepper Moon and hear award-winning sculptor and author, Maryrose Carroll, share her wealth of knowledge on public sculpture in North Carolina, on Thursday, Mar. 10, 2016. Buffet opens at 11:45am, talk ends at 1:15pm in Gallery B, at Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, NC.

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For nearly 30 years, Maryrose Carroll has been a figure of central interest and importance in the expansion of American sculpture during the period. Her towering public sculptures are located in Charlotte, Hickory, and Fayetteville, NC, and in Illinois and California. Her sculpture is in museum collections in Chicago and Springfield, IL, Hartford, CT, Dayton and Oxford, OH.  She has taught at Northwestern University and Appalachian State University. Carroll is also a poet and author. Her second book, Beats Me, has been selected as a “100 Notable 2015” book by Shelf Unlimited, an award-winning, online magazine.

Join TAG as we benefit from Carroll’s years of experience as a sculptor, speaker, and writer on a visual journey of public sculpture in North Carolina.

This project is made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Lunch is optional, payable to TAG when you register. $12 includes sandwich/wrap, sides, drink and dessert. Contact Frances Griffith with questions at 336/878-7850 or e-mail to (frances@tagart.org).

Theatre Art Galleries is located at 220 E. Commerce Ave., High Point, NC 27260

To register, call TAG at 336/887-2137 or go online to (www.tagart.org/events).