Posts Tagged ‘Visiting North Carolina’

STARworks Gallery in STAR, NC, Offers Ornament Sale – Dec. 1, 2018

November 21, 2018

The STARworks Gallery in Star, NC, will be decorated for the holiday season with more than 2,500 colorful hand-crafted glass and ceramic ornaments Dec. 1, 2018, from 10am to 4pm. Ornaments are handcrafted by STARworks artists, interns and resident artists, and come in all sizes, shapes and colors.

STARworks Clay Studio artists have created ceramic crystalline ornaments in new shapes this year. In addition to the familiar ball ornaments, STARworks glassblowers have brought back the popular star ornaments, candy canes and icicles for this holiday season.

The glass and ceramic artists at STARworks have also created ornaments and holiday items for the STARworks Signature Series. Glassblowers and clay artists create Signature Series items in their own time after work. These items are unique to each artist and in limited supply.

There are no advanced or reserved sales. Ornaments left after the sale will be available in the School House Gallery at STARworks, Monday through Saturday, from 9am to 5pm, while supplies last. A limited selection of ornaments will be available online at (www.STARworksNC.org) after the sale. Prices start at $10. Payment options include cash, check or credit cards.

STARworks recommends people arrive at the ornament sale as close to 10am as possible to ensure a good selection. Doors will open at 9am for those who like to arrive early, but the sale will not begin until 10am. The STARworks Café & Taproom will open at 8am with coffee drinks, smoothies, pastries and more.

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. Proceeds from the ornament sale help fund STARworks programs, including the high school glassblowing and ceramics programs.

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, or visit (www.StarworksNC.org).

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23rd Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration at the NC Museum of History in Raleigh, NC – Nov. 17, 2018

November 12, 2018

For the 23rd year, people of all ages will attend the American Indian Heritage Celebration at the North Carolina Museum of History in downtown Raleigh, NC. The state’s featured event for recognizing National American Indian Heritage Month will be held on Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, from 11am to 4pm. Members of all eight state-recognized tribes* will share their history and culture during this popular festival, named a “Top 20 Event” in 2017 by the Southeast Tourism Society. Admission is free.

Over 100 presenters will fill the museum and Bicentennial Plaza throughout the day, including drum groups, dancers, craftspeople, storytellers, scholars, and artists. There will be plenty of hands-on activities for children, such as the bow-and-arrow shooting range, finger weaving, and corncob darts. Food and beverages from American Indian owned businesses and organizations will be available. There will also be opportunities to take home souvenirs from select artists and vendors.

“Each year’s celebration brings something familiar and something new,” says Emily Grant, Youth Programs Coordinator. “From demonstrations of centuries-old crafts to discussions of current issues and what it means to be American Indian in 2018, the event will be part family reunion, part pageantry and performance, and part celebration of the resiliency and energy of community.”

During the day, there will be many opportunities to learn about the eight state-recognized tribes in North Carolina. Attendees can:

Attend the Grand Entry, the roll call of NC’s tribes and organizations, which will be accompanied by drum groups and hundreds of dancers dressed in colorful regalia.

Dive into hands-on activities, such as shooting bows-and-arrows, participating in archaeology digs, and imprinting designs onto pottery.

Take in a fashion show and see how clothing designer Tabatha Jacobs Polanco incorporates traditional native elements into everyday fashion for the 21st century.

Engage with authors and educators, including Lena Epps Brooker (Hot Dogs on the Road: An American Indian Girl’s Reflections on Growing Up in a Black and White World) and Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery (The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle).

Discover UNC Chapel Hill’s virtual museum, a collection of 3D models of archaeological artifacts, and learn about the NC Archives and State Library’s efforts to digitize documents relating to American Indian communities.

Watch a short film that documents the efforts of Robeson County residents who oppose the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Afterwards, you will have the chance to talk with the creators of the film about the project.

Observe exciting demonstrations of weapon making and dugout canoe burning.

Attend an informative talk with Dr. Vibrina Coronado on how Indians in Robeson County confronted Ku Klux Klan members in 1958 and thwarted their plans to rally.

Learn how to make cough syrup using the medicinal and nutritious elderberry with Ricky Bratz of the Conservation Fund.

For an exciting and educational experience, bring the entire family to the 23rd Annual American Indian Heritage. For a full schedule of all performances and presentations, visit (www.ncmuseumofhistory.org/events) or call 919/814-7900.

Sponsored in part by the North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs; the City of Raleigh, based on recommendation of the Raleigh Arts Commission; the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County; IBM; Food Lion; Locklear Roofing; Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina; and MOHA (North Carolina Museum of History Associates).

Special Programming

Be sure to join us throughout the month of November for our American Indian-related educational programming:

History à la Carte: Water
Wednesday, Nov. 14, noon–1pm.
Register at (www.NCMOH-programs.com) to reserve a seat. Bring your own lunch; some beverages provided. For information, call 919/814-7032.
Speaker: Ryan E. Emanuel, College of Natural Resources, North Carolina State University; Member, Lumbee Tribe

The Lumbee and the Coharie draw their tribal names from local rivers; the Meherrin call themselves “people of the water” about the rivers, wetlands, and sounds of their home; the Waccamaw Siouan creation story features a lake. North Carolina tribes identify themselves by the landscapes and sacred places where they live, or once lived.

23rd Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration
Saturday, Nov. 17, 11am-4pm.
For information, visit (www.NCMOH-programs.com) or call 919/814-7058.

Watch artists, dancers, and performers; participate in workshops and craft activities; and learn about NC’s American Indian population. This event offers something for all ages and gives a firsthand opportunity to learn about the state’s American Indian culture, past and present.

Sponsored, in part, by the North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs; the City of Raleigh, based on recommendation of the Raleigh Arts Commission; Food Lion; United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County; Triangle Native American Society; and MOHA, the Museum of History Associates. Come to the festival and join the museum today to get your MOHA membership for half-price.

*The eight state-recognized tribes are Coharie, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Haliwa-Sponi, Lumbee, Meherrin, Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, Sappony and Waccamaw Siouan.

For further information about the tribes, go to (http://www.doa.state.nc.us/CIA/).

The NC Museum of History, a Smithsonian affiliate is located at 5 E. Edenton Street in downtown Raleigh. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9am to 5pm, and Sunday, noon to 5pm. The museum collects and preserves artifacts of North Carolina history and educates the public on the history of the state and the nation through exhibits and educational programs. Each year more than 400,000 people visit the museum to see some of the 150,000 artifacts in the museum collection. The Museum of History, within the Division of State History Museums, is part of the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

For information about the NC Museum of History, call 919/814-7000 or access (www.ncmuseumofhistory.org) or follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ or YouTube.

Dare County Arts Council Reopens in Manteo, NC, After Hurricane Michael

November 6, 2018

After three weeks of being closed due to flooding from Hurricane Michael, Dare County Arts Council has reopen in downtown Manteo, NC.

Dare County Arts Council’s carpets had to be replaced due to the flooding, but the nonprofit has been working closely with Dare County to get the doors back open as soon as possible.

“A huge thank you to all of our volunteers and the Dare County Building and Grounds Crew for all of their hard work,” said Dare County Arts Council Executive Director Chris Sawin.


Photo by Daniel Pullen

The current exhibit is the People’s Choice Exhibit, which will feature Daniel Pullen’s photography. The Outer Banks community voted for the People’s Choice Exhibit earlier in the year, and out of over 200 nominations Pullen was nominated the most.

The People’s Choice Exhibit titled “Homesick” will debut new work that Pullen says is not his typical style. “The show isn’t going to be filled with landscape and seascapes,” said Pullen. “The premise is, if I passed away or was not able to make it back to Hatteras Island, what would I miss most, my daily routine, my rut, etc.”

The Council’s Winter gallery hours (Oct. 1 – Apr. 30, 2019) are: Tue.-Fri., 10am – 5pm; Sat., noon – 4pm; and closed Sun. & Mon.

For more information, please call 252/473-5558 or visit (www.DareArts.org).

Janet B. Sessoms Earns Best In Show at “Farm to Table” Art Show at Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, NC

November 6, 2018

Janet B. Sessoms has won the Best In Show award at the “Farm to Table” art show being held at Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, NC. The show includes over 80 paintings and more than 100 three-dimensional pieces in wood, glass and clay, all which support or depict the Farm to Table theme. Sessoms’ winning entry is “Island Tractor,” an 11- x 14-inch (unframed size) oil painting.


Janet B. Sessoms earned Best In Show for her oil painting “Island Tractor” (top, far left). Shown are, L-R, Sessoms and gallery owner Ginny Lassiter.

Sessoms received her Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education at University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She is a member of Wilmington Art Association and Women Painters of the Southeast. Her work has been featured on the cover of “Art Guide” magazine, “Wrightsville Beach” magazine and “Cape Fear Living” magazine among others.

The “Farm to Table” exhibit opened Nov. 2 and will run through Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. Ballots are available for gallery visitors to vote for their favorites. A People’s Choice award will be announced after ballots have been counted on Dec. 1.

Sunset River Marketplace showcases work by approximately 150 North and South Carolina artists, and houses some 10,000 square feet of oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, mixed media, art glass, fabric art, pottery, sculpture, turned and carved wood and artisan-created jewelry. There are two onsite kilns and four wheels used by students in the ongoing pottery classes offered by the gallery. There are realistic and abstract art classes as well as workshops by nationally and regionally known artists. During select months, the gallery hosts Coffee With the Authors, a series of presentations by local and regional authors.

The gallery address is: 10283 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, NC 28467. Hours are Mon.-Sat., 10am-5pm. For more information, call 910/575-5999 or visit the website at (www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com). Daily updates are available on Facebook.

The November 2018 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

October 31, 2018

The November 2018 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at (http://www.carolinaarts.com/1118/1118carolinaarts.html) – all 67 pages of it.

On our cover this month are works by Seagrove, NC, potters who will be showing and selling their works at the 11th Celebration of Seagrove Potters, at the Historic Lucks Cannery, just outside of Seagrove, with a gala on Friday, Nov. 16 and then open sale on Nov. 17 & 18, 2018. There will be more potters and ceramic works of all sorts and kinds than you can shake a stick at – which I keep saying but don’t know what it means.

So download that PDF and dig in – it makes for good reading and shows that you have lots of opportunities to enjoy the visual arts in the Carolinas. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make this publication possible.

And help us spread this issue around by sending this link to your friends.

Don’t forget that the deadline for our December 2018 issue will be Nov. 24 at 5pm.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts
843/693-1306
info@carolinaarts.com

The October 2018 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

October 1, 2018

The October 2018 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at (http://www.carolinaarts.com/1018/1018carolinaarts.html) – all 64 pages of it.

On our cover this month is “Wash Day” by Kevin Chadwick, part of the exhibit “Tapestry of Life,” on view at Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art in Charleston, SC, from Oct. 5 – 31, 2018. A reception will be held on Oct. 5, from 5-8pm, during the Charleston Gallery Association’s city-wide art walk.

So download that PDF and dig in – it makes for good reading and shows that you have lots of opportunities to enjoy the visual arts in the Carolinas. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make this publication possible.

And help us spread this issue around by sending this link to your friends.

Don’t forget that the deadline for our November 2018 issue will be Oct. 24 at 5pm.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts
843/693-1306
info@carolinaarts.com

Arts Council of Henderson County, NC, Announces Awards for “15th annual Bring Us Your Best Art Exhibition”

September 30, 2018

The Arts Council of Henderson County has announced the winning artists for its current exhibition, “Bring Us Your Best XV”. Winners were announced at the opening reception for the exhibition on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. “Bring Us Your Best XV” was on display in the Blue Ridge Conference Hall of the TEDC Building on the Blue Ridge Community College campus through Friday, Sept. 17, 2018.

The awards were announced by Arts Council Board Chair, Pat McAfee, and presented by Joan Jackson, who represents the Wax Family Memorial Funds, a sponsor of the awards. The following artists received awards:

1st Place/2-dimensional – Hamed Mahmoodi, “Veil in Glass”
1st Place/3-dimensional – Bonnie Joy Bardos, “Gaia: Mother Earth”
1st Place/Photography – Phyllis Peterson, “A Drink of Blue”
1st Place/Fine Craft – Holland Van Gores, “Accent”
2nd Place/2-dimensional – Barb Zimmerman, “Enchanted Woods”
2nd Place/3-dimensional – Janet Hickey, “Santos of the Repurposed Book”
2nd Place/Photography – Walter Arnold, “So Little Time”
2nd Place/Fine Craft – David Adler, “Diamond Ball”
3rd Place/2-dimensional – Jill Hsieh, “Woman in a Scarf”
3rd Place/3-dimensional – Ed Foster, “Waiting”
3rd Place/Photography – Ken Weaver, “How to Run a Train”
3rd Place/Fine Craft – Karen-Eve Bayne, “Umbrella Magnolia”

First place winners received $250, 2nd place winners received $150, and 3rd place winners received $100.

In addition to the above awards, Jan Partin, President of the Board of Directors for the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville, presented a special award of $250 to Catherine Langsdorf for her painting titled “You are not Alone.” This “One Planet, One World” award was selected based on how well the artwork is representative of a world community recognizing the inherent worth and dignity of all beings, the oneness and interdependence of all life. The award is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville.

The Starving Artist Fine Art Supplies and Custom Framing Shop awarded ten Honorable Mention awards. $25 gift cards for the Starving Artist Shop were awarded to the following artists: Suzanne Ball, Karen Eve Bayne, Lucy Clark (fine craft), Lucy Clark (photography), Maureen Chapman, Tina Duncan, Two Silversmiths – Jerry & Linda Hunter, Al Junek, Claire DeLong Taylor, and Cynthia Wilson.

Henderson County photographer, Walter Arnold, and John Patrick McAfee, author, sponsored the “Artist’s Choice” award, which was selected and announced during the opening reception. Artists who have artwork in the exhibit voted for their choice to win the Artist’s Choice award at opening reception. Connie Poulnot won the $300 cash prize for her oil painting titled “Memories.”

The People’s Choice Award, based on the votes of all gallery visitors, has yet to be awarded. The winner will receive a $250 gift certificate from The Starving Artist Fine Art Supply & Custom Framing Shop, and will be announced after the last day of the exhibition, Sept. 17, 2018. The public is invited to visit the exhibition and cast their ballots for the People’s Choice Award.

For more information contact the Arts Council of Henderson County at 828/693-8504 or (acofhc@bellsouth.net). Visit our website at (www.acofhc.org).

In addition to The Wax Family Memorial Funds, “Bring Us Your Best XV” is also sponsored by The Starving Artist Fine Art Supplies and Custom Framing Shop, the Dr. Minor F. Watts Fund at the Community Foundation of Henderson County, and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville.

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 N. Main Street, 3rd floor Hendersonville, NC 28792 (entrance on Fourth Avenue West).

The Arts Council is supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources; several funds administered by the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Henderson County Government, and Henderson County Travel and Tourism.

Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC, Offers Lecture and Book Signing

September 30, 2018

The Western Caroina University Bardo Arts Center in Cullowhee, NC, is pleased to announce a lecture and book signing on Oct. 4, 2018, with WCU Faculty Emerita and scholar of the American Studio Glass Movement, Joan Falconer Byrd. Her book and the associated lecture explores the life, work, and influence of Harvey Littleton. Byrd will be available to sign copies of her biography of Littleton, “Harvey K. Littleton: A Life in Glass”, after the talk. The lecture on Oct. 4, 2018, begins at 5pm in Bardo Arts Center Room 223 followed by the book signing at 6pm.

This event is a featured program of the current WCU Fine Art Museum glass exhibition, “Glass Catalyst: Littleton’s Legacy in Contemporary Sculpture”. Celebrating the efforts of Harvey Littleton, one of the greatest proponents of using glass as an expressive medium, the exhibition explores the work of contemporary artists concentrating in glass and how they are building off the foundations laid by Littleton during the early years of the Studio Glass Movement. A key work in the exhibition will be a new acquisition to the Museum’s collection: a glass sculpture by Harvey Littleton entitled “Terracotta Arc”. Donated by the Littleton Family in honor of WCU Professor Emeritus Joan Falconer Byrd, this sculpture serves as a focal point in the exhibition and a reminder of how Littleton’s impact reverberates through the generations.

For further info call Jill Jacobs, Marketing Manager, at the Bardo Arts Center at 828/227-2505 or e-mail to (jilljacobs@wcu.edu).

The September 2018 Issue of “Carolina Arts” is Now Ready to Download

August 31, 2018

The September 2018 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at (http://www.carolinaarts.com/918/918carolinaarts.html) – all 73 pages of it.

On our cover this month is a work by Tom Dimond, which is from the exhibit, “50/50 Gold ’68 – ’18 The Art of Tom Dimond and Terry Jarrard-Dimond”, on view between Sept. 7 through Oct. 25, 2018, at Anderson Arts Center in Anderson, SC. A reception will be held on Sept. 7, from 6:30-8:30pm. The exhibit features over 150 works from five decades from this husband and wife team. In honor of the team Carolina Arts is presenting it’s first ever back cover featuring work by Terry Jarrard-Dimond. We love both works but chose Tom’s for the front cover due to a little more splash of color. At least that was my argument – we’re a husband and wife team here too.

So download that PDF and dig in – it makes for good reading and shows that you have lots of opportunities to enjoy the visual arts in the Carolinas. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make this publication possible.

And help us spread this issue around by sending this link to your friends.

Don’t forget that the deadline for our October 2018 issue will be Sept. 24 at 5pm.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts
843/693-1306
info@carolinaarts.com

Carolina Bronze Sculpture Park Installs Second Sculpture in Downtown Seagrove, NC

August 30, 2018

Carolina Bronze Sculpture Park, NC’s newest sculpture garden recently installed a steel sculpture by the Winston-Salem artist, Don Green. The piece titled “Metaphor #1” is located along the sidewalk on East Main Street in downtown Seagrove, NC. This sculpture is the second sculpture to be installed in downtown Seagrove as an extension of the sculpture garden.

Don Green is a NC artist located in Winston-Salem. Green received his BFA from Illinois Wesleyan University and his MFA from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He started his career as an art director doing illustration and design. Green has taught art at Methodist College, and the University of Wisconsin. His work has been shown across the region for over 50 years.

About Carolina Bronze Sculpture Garden and Foundry: NC’s newest sculpture garden is adjacent to the fine art foundry. The sculpture garden features over 23 sculptures around a beautiful pond. A walking trail loops around the pond with benches and a picnic area. The garden is free and open to the public and provides a contemplative place for walking and exercise. It is a Certified NC Native Plant Habitat and includes information about the sculpture and native NC plants on the free audio tour available in the garden.

Visit the Sculpture Garden webpage at (www.cbsculpturegarden.com).