Jazz at the Bechtler: Latin Jazz

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art 420 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC, United States

From the fiery beats of Afro-Cuban jazz to the sultry melodies of bossa nova, Latin Jazz at the Bechtler offers an unforgettable musical experience. Experience the infectious energy and sizzling grooves as the talented musicians Jim Brock (percussion), Nelson Rios (Bass), and Ariel Mejia (trumpet) take the stage with the Ziad Jazz Quartet, led by Ziad Rabie, creating a captivating blend of Latin rhythms, melodic sensibilities, and improvisational brilliance. This unique fusion of cultures and musical traditions will transport listeners to a world where the boundaries of jazz are pushed and new artistic expressions emerge.

$25

Jazz at the Bechtler: Latin Jazz

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art 420 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC, United States

From the fiery beats of Afro-Cuban jazz to the sultry melodies of bossa nova, Latin Jazz at the Bechtler offers an unforgettable musical experience. Experience the infectious energy and sizzling grooves as the talented musicians Jim Brock (percussion), Nelson Rios (Bass), and Ariel Mejia (trumpet) take the stage with the Ziad Jazz Quartet, led by Ziad Rabie, creating a captivating blend of Latin rhythms, melodic sensibilities, and improvisational brilliance. This unique fusion of cultures and musical traditions will transport listeners to a world where the boundaries of jazz are pushed and new artistic expressions emerge.

$25

Meet the Curator: Nancy Strickland Fields

North Carolina Museum of Art 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC, United States

Meet Nancy Strickland Fields, director/curator of the Museum of the Southeast American Indian and guest curator of this celebration of contemporary Indigenous art, who leads a tour of To Take Shape and Meaning. Free on Community Days: Saturday, March 2, April 20, 1–2 pm Free with ticket to the exhibition (must register): Saturday, May 18, June 8, 1–2 pm   To Take Shape and Meaning features 3-D works by seventy-five contemporary Indigenous artists from throughout the United States and Canada, including eight from North Carolina. Form and design are two of the oldest elements in American Indian art. Artists use these to create culturally unique characteristics that convey meaning and function in ceramics, weaving, beadwork, and basketry. Tickets go on sale Thursday, February 8, at 10 am for members and Thursday, February 22, at 10 am for nonmembers. Free for Members. $20 Adults, $17 Seniors age 65 and older, $14 Youth ages 7–18, Free for children 6 and under and college students. This exhibit runs from March 2 - July 28, 2024, with additional exhibition programming on the following dates: Community Days 10am-5pm Featuring free exhibition entry and special programming. Saturday, April 20; Sunday, May 19; Sunday, June 16; Sunday, July 21

Free

Artfolios: Art Extravaganza

Millennium Center 101 W. Fifth St., Winston-Salem, NC, United States

During this one-day extravaganza, visit with many of Artfolios’ artists while enjoying live musical performances by Ellie Taylor, classical pianist, and Dwan Hayes, soulful vocalist. Shop our boutique market and explore our gallery collections. Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. The event is free and open to the public: all are welcome! Participating artists include: Alix Hitchcock, Amy A. Bronson, Barbara Lister-Sink, Bryn Lenkaitis, Carrie Leigh Dickey, David M. Kessler, Dean Roland Johnson, Frank Campion, Jessica Singerman, Joan Rutledge, Kevin Owen, Kimberly Varnadoe, Laurie Basham, Marsha Thrift Marion, Melrose Tapscott Buchanan, Patricia Dixon, Paul Travis Phillips, Robyn Churn, Sara Bridgman, Shannon Boyle, and Virginia Shepley Riccio.

Wednesday Night Live: Art Trivia

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art 420 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC, United States

“’Who is Andy Warhol?’ for $500, please.” Put your art knowledge to the test in a fast-paced, thrilling evening of friendly Art Trivia games. Designed for beginners to advanced, grab your game board, show off your expertise, learn fascinating facts, and enjoy a night of laughter and camaraderie with fellow art enthusiasts.

FREE

Triad Cultural Arts: 25th Annual Juneteenth Celebration

Bailey Park 445 Patterson Ave., Winston-Salem, NC, United States

 Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and honors the invaluable contributions of African Americans to our society. The theme for this year’s celebration is African Americans and the Arts. The 25th anniversary of the local Juneteenth Festival will be commemorated by honoring storyteller, Patricia “Mardia” Stepney for her visionary role in initiating the idea of holding a local Juneteenth Celebration. Biotech Place will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. and will include gospel music, merchandise vendors, community displays, health discussions and a sponsor meet and greet. Additionally, a culturally affirming Arts and Literacy Village will include creative activities Black author read-a-louds, games and crafts. 10,000 attendees are expected. Bailey Park events will run from 1 to 8 p.m. and will include R&B and jazz music, African dance, youth performances, merchandise vendors, a Food Lion local produce stand and more! Kid’s Kingdom will be available from 1-5 p.m. and will include games, tribal dot face painting, crafts, make-n-takes and more.

THE ARTSCENTER: Rissi Palmer

The Arts Center 301 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC, United States

Rissi Palmer's gift lies in reaching across all musical boundaries. While she made her mark in Country Music, she is equally at home in R&B music, bringing the entire spectrum of popular music to bear on music she calls “Southern Soul.”

$30

“To Take Shape and Meaning” Community Day

North Carolina Museum of Art 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC, United States

This exhibition features 3-D works by seventy-five contemporary Indigenous artists from throughout the United States and Canada, including eight from North Carolina. Form and design are two of the oldest elements in American Indian art. Artists use these to create culturally unique characteristics that convey meaning and function in ceramics, weaving, beadwork, and basketry. Tickets go on sale Thursday, February 8, at 10 am for members and Thursday, February 22, at 10 am for nonmembers. Free for Members. $20 Adults, $17 Seniors age 65 and older, $14 Youth ages 7–18, Free for children 6 and under and college students. This exhibit runs from March 2 - July 28, 2024, with additional exhibition programming on the following dates: Artist Panel: Indigenous Understanding of Shape and Meaning in American Indian Art Friday, March 1, noon–1 pm Free with registration Join us for a discussion moderated by guest curator Nancy Strickland Fields (Lumbee) with renowned artists Kenneth Johnson (Muscogee/Seminole), Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo), and Margaret Roach Wheeler (Chickasaw/Choctaw). NC Indigenous Artist Festival Saturday, March 2, 10 am–4 pm Free, including free admission to To Take Shape and Meaning Celebrate Indigenous arts and culture from across the state of North Carolina, meet artists and buy traditional crafts and contemporary […]

$14 – $20

Reynolda House Museum of American Art: Seen and Unseen: Photographs by Imogen Cunningham

Reynolda House Museum of American Art 2250 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC, United States

Imogen Cunningham was one of the most experimental photographers of the 20th century. In this exhibition, unusual and rare images are presented alongside iconic ones, revealing why this American artist is one of the most important pioneers of photography and demonstrating how the unseen for Cunningham was eternally as important as the familiar.

$18

Thomas Sayre: Four Walls

Cameron Art Museum 3201 S. 17th Street, Wilmington, NC, United States

Each of the four large-scale pieces in the installation questions the belief systems and symbols that underpin the ideals of church, nation and creation. Made of materials that include tar, smoke, fabric gowns, gunshots, welding material, earth and fire, these works invite visitors to draw close and experience the messiness of making, and by analogy, to bear witness to the ways that life invades, entangles, and tarnishes us.

$15

Thomas Sayre: Four Walls

Cameron Art Museum 3201 S. 17th Street, Wilmington, NC, United States

Each of the four large-scale pieces in the installation questions the belief systems and symbols that underpin the ideals of church, nation and creation. Made of materials that include tar, smoke, fabric gowns, gunshots, welding material, earth and fire, these works invite visitors to draw close and experience the messiness of making, and by analogy, to bear witness to the ways that life invades, entangles, and tarnishes us.

$15

NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF ART: PEDER & HENDRIK

North Carolina Museum of Art 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC, United States

Peder & Hendrik is the collaborative performance practice of Erik Pedersen (Asheville, NC) and Nathaniel Hendrickson (Louisville, KY). Drawing on their collective experiences as musicians, visual artists, and storytellers, Peder & Hendrik create performances that rely on improvisation, chance, and physical comedy to playfully blur the lines between performer and spectator. Live from NCMA begins as an artist lecture on Peder & Hendrik’s seven-year collaborative relationship before dissolving into an improvised audio-visual collaboration between the artists and audience. Through the use of digital and analog cameras, projectors, amplifiers, voice, and instruments, this event highlights the space between traditional performance and unrehearsed experimentation.

Free