Posts Tagged ‘Visiting Fayetteville NC’

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

February 24, 2014


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 ( or contact Steven Brey, Dean School of Arts and Humanities at 910/630-7090 or e-mail to (

To learn more about Methodist University, please visit (

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 ( or call 910-GALLERY.

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

September 11, 2013


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 (

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.

2013 International Folk Festival in Fayetteville, NC, Calls for Volunteers!

August 30, 2013

Come join the incredible International Folk Festival Volunteer Team Sept. 27-29, 2013, and help make Fayetteville, NC, a better place!

To sign up, e-mail Gretchen Anderson at (, or call 910/323-1776, ext. 233 and leave a message stating how you may be reached (phone number or e-mail address) and what time or times you are available to volunteer.

The International Folk Festival needs hundreds of volunteers to set up/break down, carry boxes, pass out information, distribute drinks, and assist artists and vendors to keep everything moving safely and efficiently.

Volunteers are needed for the following (Note: Times are approximate):

Friday, Sept. 27:
• Vendor Load-In
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 28:
• Parade of Nations
7:30 a.m. to Noon

• Vendor Load-in
7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

• Festival Support
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, September 29:
• Festival Support
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

• Vendor Load-Out
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Hundreds of volunteers donate their time for the International Folk Festival each year. They are students and teachers from high schools and colleges, boy/girl scouts, church groups, military personnel, families, business groups and individuals who answer the volunteer call. Everyone age 16 years and older is welcome (and needed) to participate in this most exciting event! Please note: If you are under 16 years old you may still participate, but you will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Thanks, in advance, to this year’s volunteers for giving of your time and talents to make our community a better place to live. We truly cannot do this without your help!

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, an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources.

The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, NC, Offers Lunch and Lecture – Contemporary Photography – May 18, 2013

April 30, 2013

The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, in Fayateville, NC, will offers a Lunch and Lecture – Contemporary Photography on May 18, 2013, from 11am-1pm, at the Arts Council, located at 301 Hay Street in Fayetteville. Limited space available!

Ever wonder how photographers become famous? Hear about work by nationally and internationally known artists whose images are in the collection of contemporary photography at the North Carolina Museum of Art – a collection with now over 200 pieces.

Reserve your space at the Arts Council to hear Linda Johnson Dougherty, chief curator at the North Carolina Museum of Art.

This special session includes lunch, a discussion on Contemporary Photography, and an overview of current and upcoming photography shows at the North Carolina Museum of Art.

Registration is $10 for Arts Council and NC Museum of Art members. Non-members registration is $15. The fee includes a light lunch. Space is limited.

Registration and payment are required by May 9, 2013. Registration can be made by cash, check, or credit to The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County.

Visit ( ) for a printable registration form. You can pay securely online using PayPal (full rate): by clicking here.

For more information contact Christina Williams at 910/323-1776, ext. 234 or e-mail to (

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Fayetteville, NC, Calls for Entries for Public Works – Deadline Apr. 20, 2013

February 22, 2013

Public Works is a community-wide art exhibit. This is an opportunity for all artists to have their work exhibited from Apr. 26 through May 18, 2013, at the  Arts Council in Fayetteville, NC.

You are eligible to participate if you live in Bladen, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Montogmery, Moore, Richland, Robeson, Sampson, and Scotland Counties, Fort Bragg or Pope Field.

All artwork, any artwork, 2-D & 3-D from anybody, any age is eligible. Everything that gets hung must be in a sturdy frame with wire on the back. No Plastic box frames, uni-frames or sawtooth hangers. Entries must all be original and not previously entered into any Arts Council exhibition.

Bring your art to the Arts Council, 301 Hay Street, downtown Fayetteville, between 9am and 5pm, Thur., Apr. 18; between 9am-noon, Fri., Apr. 19; and between noon and 4pm, Sat., Apr. 20. Your pieces will be displayed until Sat., May 18, 2013.

The exhibit is sponsored by PWC Fayetteville’s Home Town Utility.

For further details download the entry form at this link (

Sculptor Julia C Burr’s Work Installed at North Carolina Veterans Park in Fayetteville, NC

June 28, 2011

Julia C. Burr, a sculptor from Black Mountain, NC, is one of six artists, and the only woman, chosen for an outdoor public art commission installed this week at the new North Carolina Veterans Park in Fayetteville, NC. This is North Carolina’s first state park dedicated to military veterans from all five branches of the armed services.

Each sculptor was tasked with interpreting a “touchstone word” and in their 3-D translation of the word must incorporate military artifacts. Julia’s word is “honor.” Her 18-foot abstract steel piece is based on the strength and growth it takes to maintain a strong moral compass. “I am excited that I was given the word honor. It is a big word, an important word – for me personally and certainly important within the powerful environment of the military,” Burr said.

Burr pointed out that after almost 30 years of experience creating concepts and designs for commercial, residential and public venues all over the world, she still approaches each project as if it were the first. “The challenge of public art is to maintain creativity while staying within the criteria of the project. Experience gives me confidence that I will find a strong solution; however, I don’t want to get too comfortable. I want my voice to be clear, but I don’t want to sing too many variations of the same song over and over. The goal is to push my comfort zone while staying true to my aesthetics. All of which is easier said than done,” Burr said.

Last year Burr completed another public commission in Asheville’s Pack Square Park: a 45’ elliptical steel railing that surrounds the observation deck. The Veteran’s Park commission exemplifies the evolution of her 3-D voice.

“In the case of the Veteran’s Park I had the opportunity to explore movement and growth in a more abstract way than I have in the past,” she said.

Attendance by political and military dignitaries and remarks by Governor Beverly Perdue, takes place July 4, 2011.

For further information call Julia Burr at 828-669-0901 or e-mail to (