Posts Tagged ‘Visiting North Carolina’

Local Students and Volunteers Work with Famed Artist Rosalia Torres-Weiner to Create a Mural for the West End Beatties Ford Corridor at Northwest School of the Arts in Charlotte, NC

September 18, 2019

The Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Association (LHNA) and Northwest School of the Arts partnered with award winning Charlotte artist Rosalia Torres-Weiner to write a grant that was awarded by the City of Charlotte to create a mural on Beatties Ford Road. LHNA wants the neighborhood to be seen as an artistic, creative space, and had the artist incorporate the neighborhood’s cultural identity into the mural. According to Torres-Weiner, “We believe that NWSA is building the future generations of artists who will challenge, enrich and inspire our world, and having this on the Beatties Ford Road Corridor at NWSA highlights the rich artistic history of the area and the value of NWSA to the region.”

Rosalia Torres-Weiner immigrated to Charlotte with her family in 1996. In 2011, she redirected her art from commercial art to activism and telling the stories of Charlotte’s Communities. She combines her creative process with community engagement and action in a practice she calls “Artivism.” Through initiatives like the Papalote Project, The Magic Kite, Day of the Dead Charlotte, and the Red Calaca Mobile Art Studio, she works to harness the power of stories in service of the Charlotte’s underrepresented communities. Her public murals celebrate Charlotte’s diverse population and unique and changing style.

The process involved community input in which community members were invited to brainstorm concepts for the mural. In this way, the project engaged the organization and its community in the collaborative artistic process, and the mural volunteers were then able to work together to condense the ideas into a cohesive mural concept. All involved became a part of the design process and contributed their drawings, research, and opinions to the project. NWSA students were given direction, taught basic painting techniques, encouraged to share their strengths and styles, and were often paired with the artist for additional support.

Northwest School of the Arts is recognized internationally and is the only public arts magnet school serving Mecklenburg County students in grades 6 through 12. The school’s unique educational approach combines elements of creativity, art, and technical prowess with a strong academic foundation. The history and prestige that comes with Visual & Performing Arts means something different to everyone – that’s why our students have multiple ways to launch into a professional career down the path they choose in Band, Chorus, Costume Design, Dance, Musical Theatre, Orchestra, Piano, Theatre, Technical Theatre, and Visual Arts.

For further info call Donald Nagel at 980/343-5500 or e-mail to (Donald1.nagel@cms.k12.nc.us).

Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, NC, Announces 2019 New World Festival of the Arts Award Recipients Presented by PNC Bank

September 18, 2019

Manteo, NC, was filled with talent on Aug. 14 and 15, 2019, when over 60 East Coast artists gathered along the town’s waterfront for the 38th Annual New World Festival of the Arts.

Artist Nora Hartlaub, owner of the OBX Art Truck and adjunct professor at Elizabeth City State University judged the show. Photography, mixed media, jewelry, ceramics, watercolor, basketry and wood design were some of the media she observed.

Hartlaub carefully selected the following winners:
Best In Show- Kristen Dahms from Hampton, VA (mixed media paintings)
Second Place- Pete Lewando from Avon, NC (photography)
Third Place- Maureen Hearn from Copper Hill, VA (jewelry)
Honorable Mentions- Skip Stang from Ayden, NC (metals), Pembroke Bryant IV from Manteo, NC (jewelry), Meg Rubino from Kitty Hawk, NC (watercolor), and Donna Silvestri from Richmond, VA (jewelry)

“Kristen Dahms’ textured and layered works evoke the depths of imagination inherent in the natural world,” said Nora Hartlaub. “Her pieces impressed me with their labor intensiveness and light-heartedness, two opposing concepts that she marries successfully in her complex pieces.”
Kristen uses nature and animals as the foundation of her paintings. Her art focuses on the exploration of color, layering, texture and patterns. Kirsten starts by using coffee to stain her paper then moves on to utilizing watercolor paint, ink, chalk pastel, oil pastel, color pencils and markers to add details.

“It is an honor to win Best In Show among many talented artists,” said Kristen Dahms. “The show is in a gorgeous location on the Manteo waterfront.”

New World Festival of the Arts is the Outer Banks’ longest running art show. The festival was started by Manteo business owner Edward Greene in 1981.

New World Festival of the Arts is presented by PNC Bank. A special thank you to the Town of Manteo, Kitty Hawk Kites, Manteo Rotary Club, Atlantic Elevators, Outer Banks Ace, McCown & McCown, Lone Cedar Café, White Doe Inn and Holiday House Weddings and Events for sponsoring the event.

This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to encouraging the arts in Dare County through advocacy, enrichment and opportunity.

For more information about New World Festival of the Arts, visit (DareArts.org) or call 252/473-5558.

North Carolina Museum of Art Partners with El Pueblo, El Centro Hispano, and the Nasher Museum of Art Teen Program to Bring Two Murals to Downtown Durham, NC

September 18, 2019

Artists Cecilia Lueza and Cornelio Campos, inspired by Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, will install two murals in downtown Durham, NC, on the Durham Convention Center in partnership with the City of Durham’s Cultural and Public Art Program and Spectra Venue Management. The artists will complete the murals with help from Triangle students from the NCMA Teen Arts Council, El Pueblo, El Centro Hispano, and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University’s Teen Program.

 

Detail from Cecilia Lueza’s concept drawing of her Frida Kahlo–inspired mural.

In celebration of the upcoming fall exhibition at the NCMA, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, opening Oct. 26, 2019, through Jan. 19, 2020.

The murals are located at the Durham Convention Center, 301 W. Morgan Street, Durham, on the East Chapel Hill Street side.

The finished murals will be celebrated with an unveiling Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, during the free CenterFest Arts Festival in downtown Durham. Visitors can visit the new murals, have their portrait taken in front of them by a local photographer, enjoy a family art-making activity, and learn about special exhibition Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism. Please get in touch with Kat Harding by e-mail at (kharding@ncartmuseum.org) to attend an installation day for photos and interviews.

2019 Lakeside Artists Studio Tour Scheduled for Oct. 11-13, in the Lake Norman, NC, Area

September 18, 2019

The annual Lakeside Artists Studio Tour has become a very popular and eagerly anticipated cultural event in the Lake Norman area of North Carolina. The tour is open to the public, and there is no charge for the event.  It’s an opportunity for the public to see local artists’ working environment and chat with them about their process. One of a kind art can be purchased directly from the artists! Our goal is to promote a quality, fine art event, and ensuring visitors unique works of art that they won’t find everywhere else.

The 2019 tour will be held Friday, Oct. 11, from 10am to 6pm, Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10am to 6pm, and Sunday, Oct. 13, from noon until 4pm.

We also offer visitors an open tour of our studios providing an insider’s view. Mediums include wood, ceramics, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, leatherwork, etc. For the convenience of our visitors, each location will have multiple artists. All studios are located on the Brawley peninsula, starting at McKendree Road, and continuing beyond The Point. Banners and signs will be posted leading to participating locations.

For more information about the artists and locations visit (www.lknstudios.com).

The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Fayetteville, NC, is Calling for Entries for “Traditions: Culture, Family and Holidays” – Deadline Sept. 19, 2019

September 18, 2019

The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Fayetteville, NC, is accepting submissions for its upcoming juried exhibition, “Traditions: Culture, Family and Holidays”. Showcase your artwork representing the heartfelt joys of traditions related to culture, family and holidays.

A Committee will select works from artists across North Carolina to include in the “Traditions” exhibition at the Arts Center galleries, 301 Hay Street in downtown Fayetteville, NC, from October 25, 2019 – January 18, 2020.

Deadline: Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, 11:59 PM

Click here (http://www.theartscouncil.com/sites/default/files/Traditions%20Call_Final%20%281%29.pdf) for complete call for art details.

Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, Offer Grants to Regional Artists – Deadline Sept. 30, 2019

September 11, 2019

The Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, is now accepting applications for North Carolina Arts Council Regional Artists Project Grants (RAPG) through September 30, 2019. The RAPG workshop for interested artists will be held on Monday, Sept. 16 at 5:30pm at the Jackson County Library, 310 Keener Street in Sylva, NC.

The grants will fund artists in Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson and Macon counties at any phase of their professional development. Grants may cover equipment purchases, professional development training, marketing, and more. Projects must occur between December 1, 2019 – June 5, 2020. The deadline for applications is September 30. Grantees will be notified by Oct. 31. Final Reports will be due Friday, June 5, 2020. For application information, visit (www.haywoodarts.org/regional-artist-project-grant). In the west, grant awards to artists generally range from $500 to $1,000 and follow a competitive application and review process.

The Haywood County Arts Council is supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. The Regional Artists Project program is managed through a partnership with the North Carolina Arts Council and local arts organizations throughout western North Carolina working as a consortium. Consortium partners include the Cherokee County Arts Council, Clay County Historical & Arts Council, Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center, Haywood County Arts Council, and Jackson County Arts Council. Since 1985, the North Carolina Arts Council has provided funds for the Regional Artists Project program to support professional artists. The regional consortium of western North Carolina arts partners matches the NC Arts Council to create a pool of funds for the artists.

For more information, contact Leigh Forrester, RAPG program administrator at 828/452-0593 or e-mail to (director@haywoodarts.org).

Stanly Arts Guild in Albemarle, NC, Calls for Entries for “Nature at Its Best”

September 11, 2019

The Stanly Arts Guild, located at 330-C North Second Street in Albemarle, NC, is looking for artists to enter the annual “Nature at Its Best” art show on view from October 8 – November 2, 2019. It is a sponsored show with top prize being $500. All works must have a “ nature” theme (fish, feather, fur, field, forest, flower), and may be 2D, 3D or photography.

For a show prospectus or more information you may call show chair, Jaclyn Layman, at 704/322-0382 or visit (www.stanlyartsguild.com) online.

Diamond City Gala Art and Music Festival in Morehead City, NC, Call for Artists Participation – Deadline Sept. 15, 2019

September 11, 2019

Artists are being sought for the Diamond City Gala Art and Music Festival to be held on October 19, 2019, from noon-6pm, in Morehead City, NC. Set up your booth to sell your wares and take part in a day-long painting event!

Each booth purchased must pick one artist to paint a “coastal” themed painting during the festival (from 8:30am – 5pm). An 18 x 24 canvas will be supplied with each booth. At 5pm all paintings will be judged on craftsmanship, creativity, originality, artistic composition and overall design.

September 15 is the deadline to reserve discounted spaces for $60. After that date spaces are $90 if still available.

Diamond City Gala is a non-profit organization annually celebrating local history, art and music while raising money to support our local community.

This year’s Gala aims to help rebuild Carteret Community Theatre damaged from Hurricane Florence in Fall 2018.

Questions? E-mail to (diamondcitygala@gmail.com).

Download application form at this link at (https://gallery.mailchimp.com/0af9a0f24479860bca2a55480/files/a1258917-cb7f-4cfe-b41c-7b50487d9514/application_contract_DCG_19.8.20_1_.pdf).

Call for Artists to Participate in the 2019 Artoberfest Juried Exhibit in Hickory, NC

September 11, 2019

Here is the call for artists flyer for Artoberfest. We have adjusted the show to be juried for this year (no categories like the typical Artoberfest show).

This year’s Juror is Kristina Anthony, Exhibitions Manager at the Hickory Museum of Art.

Here is a link to the show prospectus, (https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/6ff9335c-dca3-4181-bf78-be29b2a2b0b6/downloads/2019%20Artoberfest%20Prospectus%20.pdf?ver=1563105576431).

Amazing Grace Lutheran Church in Granite Falls, NC, Calls for Artist Participation in “The Amazing Festival of Art”

September 11, 2019

Amazing Grace Lutheran Church is hosting “The Amazing Festival of Art” and is seeking artists for our inaugural event. This event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 9am to 4pm at 4648 Grace Chapel Rd, Granite Falls, NC. We are looking for fine art and craft vendors as well as musicians. Time slots are available to regional musicians for our outdoor stage at no charge.

Cost for a 10×10 indoor vendor space is $30, a 5×10 indoor space is $20, and outdoor 10×10 spaces will be $20. Choice of booth location is first come, first serve. Set up will be Friday, October 25 from 12pm to 7pm.

Interested vendors are asked to submit a minimum of three photos showing examples of the work that they plan to offer for sale. Please e-mail your name/business name, address and category(s) of items for sale with photos to (info@TheAmazingFest.org). We will return a vendor form.

Our mission at Amazing Grace is to “grow in faith by seeking the will of God and sharing His love with all people.” Just so we stay focused and don’t forget that, we recite it together at the end of every worship service. In other words, loving God and loving our neighbors is what we’re all about. You’ll find the Spirit is active among us, leading us into new ministries and outreach to the