Posts Tagged ‘Visiting Greensboro NC’

Greenhill in Greensboro, NC, Receives $22,000 from Lincoln Financial Group

April 17, 2015


Greenhill in Greensboro, NC, has been awarded $22,000 from Lincoln Financial Group. This grant will support Guilford County Head Start/Title I Tour and Enrichment program in school year 2015-2016.

Guilford County Head Start/Title I Schools Tour and Enrichment program is a program at Greenhill for under-served pre-school age children, offering age-appropriate enriched cultural arts curriculum that supports school readiness. With continued support, Guilford Child Development Head Start, Title I Schools, and United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Thriving at Three, teachers and students will continue to benefit from Greenhill’s Group Visits. All activities are designed to support language development and literacy skills and make explicit connections to the core curriculum as outlined in NC essential standards, Common Core, Head Starts Early Learning Framework, and the National Art Standards. ArtQuest facilitators will lead participants (Pre K – Eighth grade) in a two-part tour featuring a discussion of NC artists and art in The Gallery and hands-on art activities in ArtQuest. The tours expose children to visual art and age appropriate strategies for viewing and talking about art while folding in literacy outcomes formerly introduced in the Read Yellow Blue program. In addition, activities in ArtQuest will strengthen small motor skills, foster social and emotional development and strengthen higher level cognitive skills such as critical thinking.

Through the program, children are invited to experience the exhibition in The Gallery at Greenhill where they gain observation and interpretive skills. The children are asked to decipher and decode symbols, promoting the same skills used in reading and writing, enhancing visual thinking strategies, an essential component in the development of critical thinkers. After participating in activities in The Gallery, the groups move to the ArtQuest studios where the children freely express themselves with art mediums such as clay, paint and collage. Children create individually as well as collaboratively with other children and adults.  A facilitator records the child’s dictation about their artwork so they can take it home to later read to their parents and caregivers. “For many children, this is their very first gallery experience where looking and talking about art act as interpretive practices that strengthen language development while also learning about gallery settings. In the ArtQuest studios children make important connections between what they have seen or read while learning new art vocabulary, creating their own stories and learning about the world around through art techniques and mediums,” explains Lynn Sanders-Bustle, Ph.D., Greenhill’s Director of Programs.

Traci McLemore, Manager, Community Impact Initiatives at United Way of Greater Greensboro explains, “We absolutely love the opportunity for our children to experience language and literacy through this medium.  In the past two years I’ve seen the teacher’s anxiety lessen and comfort levels grow when coming to The Gallery.  Now they know they can bring children into a gallery or museum setting and teach them about the various art forms; Greenhill has shown it is a welcoming place for children, even outside of the ArtQuest studios.”

Since 2011, Greenhill has served 9,248 children through the support of Lincoln Financial Foundation. Greenhill focuses on early childhood because it is the foundation for in-school success. 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 level of achievement, college attainment, and prosocial behavior (Catteral, 2009). According  to a new NEA report, The Arts and Achievement in At-Risk Youth:  Findings  from  Four Longitudinal Studies,  underserved students “who  have access to the arts  in or out of school also tend  to have better academic  results, better workforce opportunities, and more  civic engagement. Now, Greenhill is able to strengthen the Group Visit program, and as a direct result of Lincoln Financial Foundation support, Greenhill has expanded the impact of educational programming by increasing art enriched opportunities for underserved learners. “Lincoln Financial Foundation’s sustained commitment to this program means that many children are able to return to Greenhill year after year building their knowledge of galleries, art making, and literacy,” says Sanders-Bustle.

Greenhill is located at 200 North Davie Street, in the Greensboro Cultural Center. Greenhill 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.

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Greenhill in Greensboro, NC, Receives PNC Grant Funding to Grow Free Family Night Program

April 13, 2015


Greenhill has been awarded over $7,000 from PNC to expand the reach of free Family Night.  Having served 3,000 children and families in 2014, Greenhill is looking to increase this number by 25% to serve an additional 750 annually.  Greenhill recognizes the need to reach more community members through the Family Night programs and with added funding from PNC, it will be able to provide an additional staffing and art supplies to support and guide increased numbers of children and families.

Family Night is a long standing tradition at Greenhill. Since 1996 Greenhill has offered Family Night, a program which provides children and families free access to ArtQuest and The Gallery on Wednesday’s from 5-7pm. Comprised of four interactive studios, the ArtQuest studios are active, social spaces where families can make art and share ideas, create one-of-a-kind paintings or work with clay or new and unexpected materials at the hands-on exploration table.  The Art Works Studio contains large painting easels, table-top projects, and a clay station; the Scrap Lab offers and array of recycled materials to make the old into something new and creative, the Imagination Station is geared to the youngest visitors and offers books, blocks and puppet making with a puppet stage for children to present their own stories; and the NC Art Studio is an open space for drawing and other activities.

ArtQuest facilitator Sam Jordan explains “On Family Night I enjoy seeing the families having fun while really getting into their art. The parents get involved with their kids and become immersed in the creations they come up with together.” Adding, “It feels like a little community of its own with our regular visitors as well as new-comers every week. I see a lot of different cultures come together and there’s a lot of laughter and comradery.”

In addition to the ArtQuest’s extended hours and free admission, The Gallery at Greenhill also has extended hours from 5-7pm on Wednesday evenings. While The Gallery is always free and open to the public, the Wednesday night evening hours offer a time of flexibility for families to participate and engage with the exhibitions.  Parent and Greenhill Board member Kess Thongteum described how the experience in a gallery setting translates to her children at home: “The Gallery is full of intangible benefits that I don’t often think about. My girls spent an hour this morning putting together their own gallery. They put together several different pieces then announced the opening and even decided their gallery hours. I thought too funny. I know exposure to art is important, but the entire gallery experience, although difficult to quantify, is also so valuable.”

Benefits of participation in the arts cannot be understated. Studies show that underserved students who have access to the arts in or out of school also tend to have better academic results, better workforce opportunities and more civic engagement. Surveys taken over a month indicated 90% of Family Night participants attend because it is free of charge, exhibiting the need for Family Night.

About the PNC Foundation
The PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group (, actively supports organizations that provide services for the benefit of communities in which it has a significant presence. The foundation focuses its philanthropic mission on early childhood education and community and economic development, which includes the arts and culture. Through Grow Up Great, its signature cause that began in 2004, PNC has created a $350 million, multi-year initiative to help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life. For more information, please visit ( or follow (

About Greenhill
Greenhill is located at 200 North Davie Street, in the Greensboro Cultural Center.  Greenhill 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 (

UNC-Greensboro, NC, Offers Contemporary Collectors Group Brunch and Public Lecture with Mark Sloan – Apr. 26, 2015

April 7, 2015


UNC-Greensboro in Greensboro, NC, will present a lecture by Mark Sloan entitled “From Hoop Skirts to Sound Suits: Making the Case for Contemporary Art in America’s Most Historic City” on Sunday, Apr. 26, 12pm (Brunch for WAM Contemporary Collectors), 2pm (Public Talk).


Sloan will be the next guest speaker in the Contemporary Collectors Group’s continuing series of brunches with artists, curators, and critics. After speaking informally at the brunch, Sloan will offer a public lecture about some of his exhibition projects and the challenge of engaging people with contemporary art in the historic city of Charleston, SC.

Sloan has been the Director and Chief Curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston since 1994. The Halsey Institute is a multi-disciplinary, non-collecting contemporary arts museum, with an emphasis on emerging, mid-career, and oddly overlooked artists from around the world. In his thirty two-year career he has organized hundreds of exhibitions, ranging from contemporary Japanese installation art to 19th century Baluchi tribal weavings. Several of his exhibitions have traveled to institutions such as the High Museum in Atlanta, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, the New Orleans Museum of Art, Presentation House in Vancouver, and the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. He has authored or co-authored fifteen books on subjects ranging from Russian conceptual art to early twentieth century circus life. He is also an active visual artist whose works have been exhibited, published, and collected internationally.

Watch for your invitation. RSVPs for the 12pm brunch required. $20 per person. The 2pm Public Talk is free and open to the public.

For further info call the Weatherspoon at 336/334-5770 or visit (

The Piedmont Triad Airport Authority in Greensboro, NC, Calls for Proposals – Deadline Apr. 1, 2015

March 13, 2015

The Project: The Piedmont Triad Airport Authority (PTAA) in partnership with the Cemala Foundation is accepting submissions from North Carolina artists for a suspended artwork in the Main Terminal of the airport facility in Greensboro, NC. The piece will be hung in the center section, upper level area of the newly renovated Main Terminal of the airport. The budget for the design, fabrication and installation for this artwork is $40,000.

The deadline for applications is Apr. 1, 2015.

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For questions e-mail Cheryl Stewart at (

Greenhill in Greensboro, NC, Call for Artists to Particapate

March 11, 2015


Greenhill in Greensboro, NC, is currently seeking artwork submissions from North Carolina artists in all mediums for possible inclusion in Greenhill’s Gallery, In Focus Gallery, and Shop. Greenhill’s mission is to promote the visual arts of North Carolina and in order to do so we continuously strive to identify new artists and stay informed of what working artists are doing throughout the state. Both new and familiar artists to Greenhill are invited to submit their work through our online submission form to help keep Greenhill informed of your current creative endeavors.

Greenhill is the only non-collecting organization dedicated to presenting, promoting and advocating for contemporary visual art and artists of North Carolina. Since its founding in 1974, Greenhill has presented and sold artwork of over 9,800 visual artists and engaged over 1 million visitors through free access to The Gallery, InFocus Gallery, The Shop and the educational programs of ArtQuest.

Exhibitions are composed of two complimentary programs, The Gallery and InFocus Gallery. The Gallery represents the primary space within which Greenhill presents exhibitions that demonstrate the creative and artistic expressions of NC artists. With aesthetic quality invariably at the forefront, exhibitions are planned to give emerging, mid-career and established artists opportunities throughout their careers. Exhibitions in The Gallery are varied and layered, typically running for two months, and include surveys of mediums, investigations of contemporary issues, themes and topics, and retrospectives. InFocus Gallery is an art space designed to bring together new and seasoned art collectors and artists with exceptionally collectable works for sale. InFocus Gallery is Greenhill’s platform for investment in art in combination with The Shop, which offers unique, handcrafted artworks from selected NC artists in a variety of mediums and serves as an accessible entry point for new collectors.

All North Carolina artists are invited to submit. Greenhill defines a North Carolina artist as an artist living and working in the state as well as artists who have worked extensively in NC, received their education in NC or maintain significant ties to NC.

·     Contact Information
·     3 Images with Artwork Information
·     CV
·     Artist Statement

·     Add/update your information to our database.
·     Include you in our ongoing communications including other artist opportunities, if desired.
·     Keep your information on file for consideration in opportunities in The Gallery, The Shop and InFocus Gallery.

·     You will receive an email confirming your submission was successfully received.
·     Please do not contact Greenhill about your submission. Our staff regularly reviews all submissions and will be in contact if your work is a good fit for an exhibition in The Gallery or inclusion in The Shop or InFocus Gallery. Please note Greenhill exhibits quality work that fits our overall mission, aesthetic and exhibition calendar; your work may be of high quality but not a good fit at this time.

For further information contact Toni Tronu, Shop Manager|Registrar, 200 N. Davie Street | Greensboro, NC 27401; Phone 336/333-7460; 850/292-4081, or visit (

Greenhill in Greensboro, NC, Announces Pop-Up Residencies, a Call for Triad-based Artists – Deadline Apr. 1, 2015

March 6, 2015


Greenhill in Greensboro, NC, is excited to announce a call for proposals for 2015 Ten-Day Pop-Up Residencies in ArtQuest at Greenhill. ArtQuest is Greenhill’s one-of-a-kind hands-on education studios for children and families. Filled with sunlight, the NC Studio, a socially charged educational space, will serve as a pop-up studio for selected artists. Greenhill is looking for artists who have a genuine interest in sharing their techniques and processes with children and families who frequent the space. If desired, artists can invite visitors to participate in art making activities alongside them. Artists will be expected to work in the studio during regular business hours for a minimum of five to seven days to include one Family Night, which takes place on Wednesdays from 5-7pm, and First Friday 6-9pm offering artists a unique opportunity to share their work with visitors.

The goals for the Pop-Up Artist Residency program at Greenhill are two-fold: 1) to provide a space and materials for emerging Triad-based artists to create and exhibit artworks in a family friendly education setting and 2) to deepen Greenhill visitors’ experiences by engaging artists in discussions about their creative practices so that they can make connections between processes and works in The Gallery.

Selected artists will receive a $200 material stipend, exposure, networking opportunities, internet access, plus, close proximity to The Gallery at Greenhill and use of ArtQuest materials and equipment. The first artist residency is May 27 – June 5, 2015.  Applications are due on April 1, 2015. All interested applicants should go to ( to fill out an application. Prior to submitting an application it is recommended to view information about ArtQuest and exhibitions that will be taking place in The Gallery during scheduled residencies which can be found at ( Applications are accepted year round and will be reviewed bi-monthly. If selected, a background check will be conducted.

For more information, contact Lynn Sanders-Bustle, Ph.D., Director of Programs at 336/333-7460 x 103 or e-mail to (

2015 Available residency dates include:



May 27 – June 5, 2015

April 1, 2015

August 26 – September 4, 2015

May 15, 2015

September 23 – October 2, 2015

June 15, 2015

October 28 – November 6, 2015

July 15, 2015

Greenhill in Greensboro, NC, Announces 2015 Prudential US Figure Skating Championships Poster Competition Results

January 30, 2015


Greenhill, in Greensboro, NC, in partnership with North Carolina 2015, Local Organizing Committee for the 2015 Prudential US Figure Skating Championships, invited North Carolina artists to create and submit original works of art for the 2015 US Figure Skating Championships Poster Competition. The 2015 US Figure Skating Championships took place Jan. 17 to 25, 2015 at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.

Together, Greenhill and the US Figure Skating Championships sent out a call to artists looking for an original artwork portraying the spirit, athleticism and grace of figure skating for the official poster of the 2015 US Figure Skating Championships taking place at the Greensboro Coliseum from Jan. 17-25, 2015. Forty-four works by forty North Carolina artists were on view. The winning artist received $3,000 for reproduction of their work on the poster as well as royalties from sales during the Championships. Second and third place entries received $750 and $500 respectively. A People’s choice award of $750 voted by the public was also awarded.

On Jan. 17, at a reception, judges announced the following three artists to receive prizes for the Official 2015 Prudential US Figure Skating Championships Poster Competition: First Place – Jessica DeHart for “Whirlwind”, Second Place – Alexis Lavine for “Poised”, and Third Place – David Eichenberger for “Slow Dance on Ice”. Upon the completion of the Championships, The People’s Choice Award was announced to winner Nicole Agresto for “Swirls and Twirls”.

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People’s Choice Award Recipient, Nicole Agresto, Swirls and Twirls ©Nicole Agresto

First Place Award Recipient, Jessica DeHart, Whirlwind ©Jessica DeHart

Second Place Award Recipient, Alexis Lavine, Poised ©Alexis Lavine

Third Place Award Recipient, David Eichenberger, Slow Dance on Ice ©David Eichenberger

Annette Bartlett-Golden in Greensboro, NC, Will Host Her 6th Annual Holiday Open House Art Show Dec. 7 & 13, 2014

November 16, 2014

Greensboro, NC, artist Annette Bartlett-Golden will host her 6th annual Holiday Open House Art Show on Sunday, Dec. 7, from 1-5pm and Saturday, Dec., 13, 2014, from 10am -5pm at 4101 Lawndale Place in Greensboro, near the Natural Science Center.

The event will feature a selection of her artwork and fine wood furniture crafted by Steve Golden. Note cards, and small wooden accessories will be offered for sale, in addition to the paintings and furniture. The show will include refreshments, holiday music, and a drawing for a FREE framed print by Bartlett-Golden. Parking is available on the street. Admission is free.

Bartlett-Golden uses crisp lines and rich, vibrant colors to impart a sense of immediacy, vivacity and optimism to her oil paintings and watercolors on a variety of subject matters: local and foreign landscapes, exotic and domestic animals, still lifes, and more. Recently, she participated in the Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days challenge sponsored by California artist Leslie Saeta. The event challenged artists around the world to paint thirty paintings during the month of September. Artwork created by Bartlett-Golden during the painting challenge will be featured in this year’s show. An artist and art teacher for over 15 years, Annette Bartlett-Golden’s work has been shown locally and is in private collections both in the US and abroad.

In addition, woodworker Steve Golden will also be participating in the show. Golden has been building traditional handmade furniture for 27 years. In 2010 and 2014 he was selected as one of America’s best craftsmen and listed in the Directory of Traditional American Crafts. Golden uses pole lathe turning, green woodworking, and other aspects of traditional furniture construction in his work.

For more information about the show, please contact Annette Bartlett-Golden at 336/288-0307 or by e-mail at (

GreenHill in Greensboro, NC, Offers 2014 Collector’s Choice Event – Dec. 6, 2014

October 16, 2014


GreenHill, a space for NC art, in Greensboro, NC, will culminate its 40th Anniversary Year, with  the 2014 Collector’s Choice event, on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, from 7-11pm, at The Gallery at Greenhill.

Curator Edie Carpenter has assembled an impressive list of North Carolina artists for “Winter Show 2014″. Artists include 40 friends from our first three decades – Richard Fennell, Christopher Stephens & Betty Watson among them – and 40 favorites from the last 10 years, including Tamie Beldue, Jason Craighead and Alexis Lavine. We will also have 40 artists new to “Winter Show,” such as Dean Alison, Eleanor Annand, Melissa Engler and Damian Stamer.

Collector’s Choice offers a rare opportunity to meet and mingle with “Winter Show” artists, purchase great art and enjoy a lively evening of food, cocktails and music.

Admission is $70 for members and $85 for non-members. Click here to make your reservations (

Participating artists by medium include: (clay) Nicole Aquillano, Blaine Avery, Anja Bartels, Patty Bilbro, Blair Clemo, Laura Cooke, Julie Covington, Lynn Duryea, Seo Eo, Donna Flanery, Alison Flegel, Charles Freeland, Bruce Gholson, Erik Haagensen, Scott Hansman, Tiffany Hansman, Samantha Henneke, Lisa Bruns Joerling, Nick Joerling, Kate Johnston, Kathie Kline, Heather Knight, Elizabeth R. Lasure, Chris Luther, Katherine Maloney, Brett McDonough, Maureen McGregor, Deik Pierce, Lindsay Rogers, Kathleen Ryall, Amy Sanders, Michael Sanford, Luba Sharapan, Molly Kite Spadone, Charlie Tefft, Betsy Vaden, Conrad Weiser, and Adam Wiley; (books and fiber) September Krueger, Mary Kircher, Janet Taylor, and Barbara Zaretsky; (glass) Dean Allison, Kate Bernstein, Will  Bernstein, George-ann Greth, Judson Guérard, and Scott Summerfield; (metal and jewelry) Niki Grandics, Kirk Davis, Molly Dingledine, Jim Gallucci, Glen S.Gardner, Jon Shearin, Michael Waller, and Paul Weller; (painting, drawing and printmaking) Erin Anfinson, Peg Bachenheimer, McDonald Bane, Tamie Beldue, Raymond Berry, Keith Buckner, Jason Craighead, Warren Dennis, Rebecca Fagg, Richard Fennell, Charlotte Foust, John Gall, Mario Gallucci, Joanne Q. Geisel, Kathleen Jardine, Delia Ware Keefe, Mark Kingsley, Alexis Lavine, Jean LeCluyse, Henry Link, Nancy Tuttle May, Jeremiah Miller, Roy Nydorf, Alberto Ortega, Jenifer Padilla, Chrys Riviere-Blalock, Aditya Shringarpure, Tom Spleth, Damian Stamer, Christopher Stephens, Margie Stewart, Lynne Santy Tanner, Cindy Walton, Mark Weber, James Williams, and Betty Watson; (mixed media) Eleanor Annand, Harriet Bellows, Bryant Holsenbeck, and Abigail Heuss; (photography) Raymond Grubb. Marta V. Tornero, Elizabeth Matheson, and Julie Anne Greenberg; (wood and sculpture) Chris Boerner, David Caldwell, Daniel DiCaprio, Melissa Engler, Holly Fischer, O’Neal Jones, Wyatt Speight Rhue, Shane Snider, Paul Sumner, Michael Van Hout, and Presley H. Ward.

For further info call 336/333-7460 or visit (

Art-Force and the National Rural Assembly will Host Cross-Currents: Art + Agriculture Powering Rural Economies in Greensboro, NC – Sept. 3-5, 2014

July 15, 2014


Art-Force and the National Rural Assembly are hosting a convening of rural practitioners and leaders, artisans and artists, entrepreneurs and philanthropists, policy makers and nonprofit organizations for three days of dialogue, workshops, and exploration of how partnerships between the creative arts and agriculture can produce innovative strategies for economic redevelopment and well-being in rural and economically distressed communities.

This three-day convening, to be held at the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, NC, from Sept. 3-5, 2014, includes keynotes, workshops, dialogue and discussions, panels, innovative practice presentations, field trips, and tours to advance creative and critical thinking and solutions.

According to co-organizer Janet Kagan, Director of Art-Force, “Rural leaders, philanthropists, policy makers, creative thinkers, and entrepreneurs are realizing the transformative and sustainable power of artists-artisans-designers in facilitating healthier and inclusive futures for rural communities – from growing methods to delivery systems, and from repurposed buildings to networks of producers. This conference responds to the need for creative solutions to distressed economies whether in small rural towns, impoverished neighborhoods, or communities without resources and infrastructure.”

The opening keynote address “What If Everything You Thought About Rural Communities Was Wrong” will be delivered by Robin Rather, Founder and CEO of Collective Strength. Other session presenters include representatives from Americans for the Arts, ArtPlace America, ArtFields, BlackBelt Treasures, Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, Imagining America Reconsidered, LISC, LoMo Market, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Southern Foodways Alliance, State of North Carolina Department of Commerce Rural Economic Development, the Catalyst Initiative, Triangle Community Foundation, and USDA Rural Development.

The conference is organized around six themes: Artisan + Agricultural Entrepreneurs, Creative Infrastructure, Rural Ingenuity + Creativity, Getting to Scale, Attracting Investment and Philanthropy, and Policy. Full details and descriptions can be found at (

Onsite throughout the conference, participants will take part in art-based endeavors including designing and prototyping farm products and creating an interactive wall for new strategic alliances.

Conference information and registration is available at (

Art-Force is a non-profit organization that stimulates and diversifies economic development in distressed communities. They ally artists, designers, and creative thinkers with entrepreneurs, small businesses, educational institutions, and local agencies to reaffirm connections to place through cross-currents of artistic design and production. For further info e-mail to ( or visit (

The National Rural Assembly is a movement of people and organizations devoted to building a stronger, more vibrant rural America for children, families, and communities. Participants include more than 500 local, regional, and national organizations based in 47 states and the District of Columbia. For further info e-mail to ( or visit (


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