Selected Community Events
10th Annual Youth Arts Festival at East Carolina University
The ECU "mall" located in the center of campus. Greenville, NC
The festival will bring over 100 visual and performing artists to campus who will share their creative talents with the children of our community. Varied and talented musical, dance and theatrical groups will also be featured at the festival.
Children will have the opportunity to visit with artists demonstrating activities such as wheel thrown ceramics, traditional watercolor painting, weaving, felting, papermaking, printmaking, portraiture and a myriad of other visual art media. Featured visual artists will come from surrounding states, North Carolina, Greenville, and from the School of Art and Design at East Carolina University.
Children will also have the opportunity to create their own artwork with the help of professional artists and art students. There will be lots of other fun and exciting interactive activities for children of all ages during the day.
All events are free and open to the public. Free parking on campus for this event.
Dindy Reich- Youth Arts Festival Coordinator
Youth Arts Festival E-mail:
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NORTH CAROLINA’S CRYSTAL COAST Weekly Calendar of Events
Feb 24, 2014 - Mar 2, 2014 --
NORTH CAROLINA’S CRYSTAL COAST
Feb 24: Succulent Seafood Series- The Aquarium once again teams up with top restaurants to dish up recipes and tips on selecting and preparing fresh, seasonal, local seafood. Succulent Seafood sessions are scheduled for selected Mondays and occasionally other days of the week at 2 p.m. Aquarium staff members share information on the life cycles and habitats of featured seafood species.
Chefs provide favorite recipes and insights on preparing finfish, shellfish and crustaceans. A taste test of the featured dish tops off each gathering. Succulent Seafood is for ages 12 and up; $15 per person, per session. Advance registration is required. Feb. 2: Clawson's Restaurant- Beaufort, Feb. 24: Island Grille- Atlantic Beach, Mar. 3: Amos Mosquitos- Atlantic Beach & Mar. 17: Island Grille- Atlantic Beach. Call 252-247-4003 for more information
Feb 24-Mar 1: Art from the Heart- Sponsored by the Arts Council of Carteret County, this three-week exhibition and sale of original, innovative and traditional works by area artists occurs each year in mid-February, with an opening reception on Friday, Feb.14 from 5:30-7:30. The reception is free and open to the public. Combined with an annual exhibit of work by area school children, this exhibition is a great opportunity for art lovers to view and buy original oils and acrylics; water media; photography and computer generated art; glass, stone, fiber arts and other three-dimensional artwork; pastels and drawings; and mixed media. Proceeds benefit the artists and the Arts Council. The show is open 7 days a week through March 1.
Location: Morehead Plaza, 3000 Arendell Street, Morehead City, just west of Lowes Food Store. Gallery Hours: Mon - Wed: 10:00 am - 6 pm, Thus - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm For more information go to the ACCC's website at www.artscouncilcarteret.org or call 252-726-9156
Feb 27: Book Fair- 7 am to 4 pm at Carteret General Hospital (1st floor, birthing center) 3500 Arendell Street, Morehead City. Event sponsored by the gift gallery and benefits patient care.
Feb 28: Taste of Core Sound- Every winter the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center in Harkers Island gathers to celebrate the a wonderful winter menu of stewed oysters, duck and rutabaga, scallop fritters, stewed beef and taters, collards and sweet potatoes, light rolls, homemade pie ... the list goes on ...
Wine & cheese begins at 6, dinner at 7, program at 8 ... There will be music, and good friends, a silent auction, a live auction, and a great time "at the end of the road." Guest speaker is Joe Smith (an avid waterman and fishery biologist and is employed by the NOAA Beaufort Laboratory. He maintains the annual fishery-dependent databases for the Atlantic and Gulf menhaden fisheries. Joe's perspective of fisheries spans nearly 30 years and is one that has been honed from the water and working alongside fishermen). For more information call 252-728-1500 or visit www.coresound.com
Feb 28: Merry Time for Tots- 10 am at the NC Maritime Museum, Beaufort. Admission to the program, designed for ages 2-5 is free, but advance registration is preferred as space is limited. The program theme for Feb. 28th is "Ahoy, Pirates!". To register, call 252-728-7317 or visit www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.
Mar 1: Coastal Home & Garden Show- This annual trade show in March assembles the services, wares and expertise of local businesses that focus on aspects of building, landscaping and decorating. With more than 65 exhibitors you can gath-er ideas, good advice and the right products for do-it-yourself projects. Or you can shop for professional services during the show. This is a mutually beneficial opportunity for businesses and the community, too. Hours are Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM & Sunday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Entrance fee is $3. Call 252-247-3883 for more information.
Mar 1: Spring Craft Fair- Location: The History Place Museum, 1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City. Three times a year we bring talented crafters in ceramics, alpaca products, shell ornaments, jewelry and gemstones, etched glass, and a changing variety of artwork to our History Place. We also feature a bake sale that has some of the best homemade cakes, cookies, scones, breads, Greek pastries and candies. All proceeds go directly to the Carteret County Historical Society. Bring your appetites and be ready to indulge yourself. Hosted by the CCHS/History Place, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Free, refreshments will be available. 252-247-7533 or www.thehistoryplace.org
Mar 1: Crystal Coast Half Marathon & 5K- 8 am in downtown Morehead City. The race starts and finishes on the More-head City Waterfront and makes a loop past the neighborhoods and businesses of Downtown Morehead City. After passing the gift shops and charter fishing boats, runners cross the bridge to Atlantic Beach. This part of the race offers a beautiful view of the sound and the Atlantic Ocean in the distance. For information on the marathon and how to register, visit http://ncraces.com/events/crystal-coast-half-marathon-and-5k/
Mar 1: Seafood “Shellabration:- Join the N.C. Coastal Federation and Swansboro Parks and Recreation in Historic Down-town Swansboro for a celebration of North Carolina oysters and seafood and the healthy coastal habitats and waters that provide them. Time: 11 am - 5 pm. For all details, visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event;jsessionid=59CBEB878CC0F86B84F24D1F72B7CF17.worker_registrant?llr=zt44nadab&oeidk=a07e8sspkql9171956b or contact Lexia Weaver, email@example.com
Mar 1: Fishtowne 5K Race Series- 9 am beginning on the corner of Turner and Front Street along the Beaufort waterfront. Registration at 8 am. Fee is $15 per runner per race. All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Coastal Carolina. Register online at www.beaufortnc.org. For more information, contact Lauren Hermley at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Beaufort Town Hall at 252-728-2141.
Mar 1: About Boating Safety- Location: Carteret Community College, Morehead City. This one-day seminar will be taught by certified instructors of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. The seminar will meet all requirements to satisfy NC laws for recrea-tional boating certification. The course is suitable for beginning boaters or for the more experienced boater who may wish to remain current on boating requirements and regulations. Cost is $25 with a family discount available. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For information or to enroll, contact Ben Crabtree at 252-808-3091 or email@example.com
Mar 1: Mardi Gras on Middle Lane- 2-6 pm on Middle Lane in Beaufort. Parade begins at 3 pm. Cajun and New Orleans delicacies, jazz and zydeco music, games, street dance, "krewes" competition and crowning of Mardi Gras king and queen. Hosted by Beaufort Sister Cities.
For all programs and events offered at our major attractions, please visit individual websites:
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores: www.ncaquariums.com (252-247-4003)
North Carolina Maritime Museum: www.ncmaritimemuseum.org (252-728-7317)
Beaufort Historic Site: www.beauforthistoricsite.org (252-728-5225)
Fort Macon State Park: http://ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/foma/main.php (252-726-3775)
The History Place: www.thehistoryplace.org (252-247-7533)
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum: www.coresound.com (252-728-1500)
Cape Lookout National Seashore: www.nps.gov/calo (252-728-2250)
3rd Annual “Birds in Harmony”
Mar 25, 2014 - Apr 6, 2014 --
109 E. King St.
The Lenoir County Historical Association is sponsoring the 3rd Annual “Birds in Harmony” birdhouse show, sale and exposition. This will be at Harmony Hall which is located at 109 E. King St., Kinston, NC, across from the Lenoir County Courthouse. The dates are 3/25-4/6.
This will end with the Southern Brunch on Sunday 4/6. This brunch will be from 11:30AM to 2:00PM. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. Tickets for the brunch can be obtained by calling Harmony Hall Site Manager, Judy White at 252 522-0421.
The show includes, not only birdhouse, but birdfeeders, birdbaths and most other things related to birds. You are encouraged to exhibit your craft by calling Judy White, Harmony Hall Site Manager, at 252 522-0421. Please contact Judy by 3/18. The exhibit will not be open on
Mondays and Sundays(except for 4/6) from 10:AM-4:00PM
Harmony Hall Site Manager, Judy White (252) 522-0421
Nash Arts Denim & Diamonds Gala Presents: A Night of Bluegrass & Barbeque
Mar 21, 2014 6-11PM
100 E. Washington Street, Nashville, NC 27856
Fundraiser. Art by local artists, silent auction, dinner catered by Doug Sauls BBQ & Seafood, Entertainment by The Grass Cats.
Shelly Gray 252-459-4734
Don Bryan Retrospective Art Exhibit to Kick Off First Full Season of the Bryan Cultural Series
Feb 27, 2014 - Mar 8, 2014 --
Ghost Fleet Gallery, in Nags Head
Savor an amazing viewing of the Don Bryan Retrospective Art Exhibit, which will be the first program in the 2014 season of the Bryan Cultural Series. The exhibit will be held from Feb. 27-March 8 at Glenn Eure's, “Ghost Fleet Gallery”. An opening reception will be held at the gallery on Sunday, March 2 from 2 – 5 p.m. The public is invited.
“This special tribute to our founder and acclaimed artist will feature some of Don’s earliest paintings that have never been exhibited publicly,” said John H. Tucker, Jr., chairman of the Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series Board of Directors. “Come enjoy perusing these ‘firsts’!”
The Don Bryan, A Retrospective 1964-2013 will include works from Don’s personal collections and works from several local collections. Also on display will be a sampling of sketches and paintings Bryan used to develop his finished pieces.
Born in Pennsylvania and spending much of his youth in Tucson, AZ, Bryan left in early 1942 to start his Air Force career during which he began to record his travels on canvas. After leaving the military service, Bryan and his wife established their home and his studio in Nags Head, NC where he served as Town Councilman and Mayor from the mid-seventies until the early nineties.
As an accomplished professional artist, Don Bryan has brought the Outer Banks past and present to life on canvas. A full-time resident of Nags Head since 1972 who passed away just recently, his work hung for many years in the halls of Congress and is found in many local businesses and collections including Vantage South, Wells Fargo, Sanderling Inn, and the Town of Nags Head.
About his work Bryan would say, “In my paintings, I do my best to capture the spirit of life styles as well as the beauty in the commonplace surrounding us - a field or bouquet of flowers, an aging face, a decaying building or the working boats and implements people use to make their livings.” The exhibition will feature works from public and private collections spanning Bryan’s time as an artist from mid 60’s to 2013.
The Bryan Cultural Series is a non-profit organization formed in 2012. The board of directors is composed of nine community leaders dedicated to offering a series of high quality cultural events. These events will include a variety of visual, literary and performing arts. The board strives to glean from talent that has attained regional as well as national recognition to maintain a high standard.
Substantial support for this annual cultural offering of events is provided by Village Realty, Dominion North Carolina Power, Towne Bank of Currituck, Hilton Garden Inn of Kitty Hawk, Ramada Plaza Hotel of Kill Devil Hills and Wells Fargo. For more information about these events, visit bryanculturalseries.org.
John H. Tucker, Jr. - Chairman
Reveal: Portraits by Carrie Levy
North Carolina Museum of Art
Carrie Levy’s portraits reveal everything and nothing at the same time. This solo exhibition features photographs selected from several series Levy created over the past decade and a half. Vulnerable, disquieting, and unsettling, her portraits explore the politics of representation: the gaze of the photographer and the subject of the gaze.
Outer Banks History Center Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Call for Submissions
in the History Center Gallery in Manteo
Outer Banks History Center Celebrates 25th Anniversary
With Call for Submissions
MANTEO, N.C. -- To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Outer Banks History Center is partnering with the Dare County Arts Council to present an art exhibit, An Eye for Art, a Heart for History, showcasing the many aspects of the heritage and history of the Outer Banks and surrounding areas through a broad spectrum of artistic media and expression. Artist submissions are being sought.
"We're inviting artists to submit works that embody a personal sense of appreciation for our unique culture and history for display in the History Center Gallery," said Curator and Site Manager KaeLi Schurr. Awards will be presented in five categories: Best in Show, People's Choice, Excellence Award for Best Depiction of Theme, Excellence Award for a Two-dimensional Piece, and Excellence Award for a Three-dimensional piece.
The show is open to artists from any location. Membership in the Dare County Arts Council or Friends of the Outer Banks History Center is not a requirement. For a single entry fee of $25, up to three works can be submitted. Works must be original but unlike other shows and in the spirit of honoring the past, works do not have to have been created within the past year or two. Entries should be accompanied by an Artist's Statement (75 - 200 words) that puts entries in context and briefly explains the tie to Outer Banks regional history.
An Eye for Art, a Heart for History opens Feb. 28, 2014, and will be on display through Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in the History Center Gallery in Manteo. All are invited to the opening reception, Feb. 28, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., hosted by the Friends of the Outer Banks History Center. It is free and open to the public. Come out and vote for your favorite entry and congratulate all the award winners.
The Outer Banks History Center's holdings include tens of thousands of historical photographs, along with maps, magazines, books, posters, pamphlets, and original works of art encompassing every topic of Outer Banks history. We invite artists to tap this resource for inspiration as you create your entries for this show or any others in the future.
Digital files depicting proposed submissions for An Eye for Art, a Heart for History are due by Dec. 2. The show will be juried; submission does not guarantee placement in the exhibit. All works must be for sale, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Friends of the Outer Banks History Center and the Dare County Arts Council.
For more information contact the Outer Banks History Center or visit the center's website. The full prospectus can also be found on the calendar page of the Dare County Arts Council's website at http://darearts.org/calendar.
For more information including questions about the 2014 art show, call (252) 473-2655, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.obhistorycenter.ncdcr.gov or connect with the center on Facebook.
About the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state's cultural resources to build the social, cultural and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan Kluttz, NCDCR's mission is to enrich lives and communities by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina that will spark creativity, stimulate learning, preserve the state's history and promote the creative economy. NCDCR was the first state organization in the nation to include all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella.
Through arts efforts led by the N.C. Arts Council, the N.C. Symphony and the N.C. Museum of Art, NCDCR offers the opportunity for enriching arts education for young and old alike and spurring the economic stimulus engine for our state's communities. NCDCR's Divisions of Archives and Records, Historical Resources, State Historic Sites and State History Museums preserve, document and interpret North Carolina's rich cultural heritage to offer experiences of learning and reflection. NCDCR's State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government and builds the capacity of all libraries in our state to develop and to offer access to educational resources through traditional and online collections including genealogy and resources for the blind and physically handicapped.
NCDCR annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation's first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council and the State Archives. NCDCR champions our state's creative industry that accounts for more than 300,000 jobs and generates nearly $18.5 billion in revenues. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov.
North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
ncdcr.gov / ncculture.com
109 East Jones Street / Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
(919) 807-7385 / email@example.com
For more information including questions about the 2014 art show, call (252) 473-2655, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.obhistorycenter.ncdcr.gov or connect with the center on Facebook.
Arts Gone Live
Sep 18, 2009 6 to 10pm
New Bern Riverfront Convention Center
Great food, casual dress, and the excitement of art created "in the moment" are the backdrop for Craven Arts Council & Gallery's 5th Annual Art Auction—"Arts Gone Live!" This event takes place Friday, September 18, 2009, 6-10 p.m. at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center and brings together 30 artists creating pieces on the spot for silent bid. Forty additional works of other artists will be available for silent bid as well. Tickets are $50 for members; $60 for non-members. Contact the Craven Arts Council & Gallery to make a reservation by credit card or to get more information. All proceeds from the Auction go to support Craven Arts Council & Gallery.