Join us for the inaugural Foothills Folk Art Festival on Saturday, October 1, in Downtown Newton, N.C. This family friendly festival, which is expected to draw around 3,000 visitors, will showcase a variety of local and regional contemporary folk artists—whose work will be for sale—as well as artist demos, hands-on kids activities, two stages of live music, food from area restaurants and food truck vendors, beer gardens and more. The festival—formerly known as the Lake Norman Folk Art Festival—is made possible thanks to a partnership between the Downtown Newton Development Association and Hickory Museum of Art. Freehttp://www.foothillsfolkartfestival.com
Bring your sweetie to Cajun Canvas for our Date Night and create this 2 panel painting of “Sunset At The Lake.” Both of you paint for just $45.00! Bring your food and beverage to make this a special night. 45.00http://cajuncanvas.com/events/date-night-sunset-lake/
A Preview Reception with the Artist will take place on September 8 at 6-9PM. The event is free, open to the public and will feature Latin music and Uruguayan fare. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to email@example.com. FREEhttp://www.lacaprojects.com
WNC Open Studios are 40 local craftsment and artists who share an authentic desire to connect and inspire. Our studios will be open to the public, without cost from Oct. 1 st through Oct. 16 th , 2016. Our diversity of talent and leisurely 16-day schedule encourages you to linger and engage us in an exploration of our work and creative environments. You will be welcomed and appreciated. Please visit our website: www.wncopenstudios.org for complete studio details. Freehttp://www.wncopenstudios.org
The Inaugural TEASE Tour successfully took place September 2014 as we welcomed five German artists to the Southeast. Over the course of a week, they traveled from Atlanta, GA, to Durham, NC, making stops in Spartanburg, SC, and Charlotte, NC, to showcase their work. This year we will build on that success as we welcome four new artists, two from the Southeast and two from Germany. There is no cost to attend the shows, but we ask you to register. Freehttp://www.nczeitgeistfoundation.org/tease-artists-tour.html
Works in Oil and Acrylic by this up and coming South Carolina artist. Paintings created on location including several local scenes. Opening Reception/Meet the Artist: Saturday, Oct. 8 from 5 - 8pm Also Tom du Bois: Disney Prints from private collection- signed/numbered limited edition prints with Certificate of Authenticity, including Snow White, Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Peter Pan and more. Freehttp://www.charlottefineart.com/
This exhibit is about the power of perspective. It features work by experimental filmmaker Phil Solomon’s and an optical installation from Ethan Jackson. It’s also the debut of Sharon Dowell’s “A City on its Side,” a controversial mural (with a familiar face: CL contributor Lara Americo) created as a response to HB2. Jackson and Dowell will speak at the reception. Free
Fun and learning go hand in hand at this exhibit for young visitors. The stimulating atmosphere relates to science and math. Children will learn by touching and testing different environments and activities, including water tables, wind tunnels, blocks, gears and air tubes. Admission to the museum is $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and $9 for children; Free admission to children under 2 years old
A permanent gallery devoted to the work of Romare Bearden (1911-1988), who was born in Charlotte. Bearden is best known for his groundbreaking use of collage and vibrant portrayals of American life, depicting subjects that range from contemporary urban scenes to nostalgic recollections of the rural South.
The Dirty Hippie's signature weekly event! Paint Craze is a live art and music experience. New musicians every week. Create your own painting while listening to local performers! Cheap drink specials! $10 cover includes canvas and paint. Unleash your creative BEAST! Finding us: The Dirty Hippie is located at 5028 South Boulevard (in the tan building next to Pep Boys and across the street from Panda Express). $10 admission includes canvas and painthttp://www.facebook.com/TheDirtyHippieCharlotte
Open to the public, uninstructed figure drawing sessions are held at The North Carolina Academy of Art every Wednesday from 7-9pm. $10.00http://www.ncacademyofart.com
The mid-nineteenth was a time for evolution, expansion and innovation for American ceramics. On view in this exhibit are works of art from the museum’s permanent collection, selected to illustrate the variety of American wares produced in the second and third quarters of the nineteenth century. The objects range from the unadorned to the ornamented and include examples from prominent manufacturers and craftsmen active during this time period.
A collection of art forms showcasing the vast cultural, physical, historical and religious diversity that can be found across the African continent.
The exhibit features examples of European ceramics and other works from the museum's permanent collection, which were inspired by classical antiquities.
Selections from the museum’s recent exhibition, A Thriving Tradition: 75 Years of Collecting North Carolina Pottery, are supplemented by more highlights from the museum’s permanent collection.