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Art for the American Home: Grant Wood’s Lithographs

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

In 1934, the Regionalist artist Grant Wood made an agreement with Associated American Artists (AAA) in New York to create a series of lithographs. Wood, the creator of Reynolda’s iconic 1936 painting “Spring Turning,” ultimately produced 19 lithographs, about a quarter of his mature work. His consummate drafting skills made him a natural for the medium. The AAA produced the lithographs in editions of 250 and sold them for $5 to $10 each. The opportunity to create affordable art during the Great Depression appealed to the artist. This small exhibition will focus on Wood’s narrative lithographs (“Sultry Night,” “Honorary Degree,” “Shrine Quartet,” “The Midnight Alarm”) and still lifes. The colored still life lithographs of fruits, vegetables and flowers represent the fecundity of Iowa’s farmland.



Cameron Art Museum 3201 S. 17th Street, Wilmington

In Stay in the Light, South Carolina artist Charles Edward Williams draws inspiration from historical photography of the Civil Rights movement, offering a contemporary response to social and political issues of the past and present. His paintings and installation works incorporate a strong use of color and gesture, inviting a focus on human emotion and our connectedness and commonality. Stay in the Light includes new work created for this exhibition, as well as work from Williams’ Sun and Light series. Born in Georgetown, SC, he currently lives in Durham, NC. A graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design, Charles Edward Williams is a supported recipient of the Andy Warhol Visual Arts Grant. He teaches at North Carolina Central University where he is the SunTrust Endowed Faculty Chair and Associate Professor of Drawing and Painting.


From Alpha to Creation: Religion in the Deep South

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem

For the first time, the North Carolina Museum of Art (in Raleigh) and the North Carolina Museum of Art, Winston-Salem (formerly SECCA), present a shared exhibition on both campuses, bringing awareness of global artists to audiences across our state. Examining place and theology from North Carolina to eastern Texas, From Alpha to Creation: Religion in the Deep South explores the ideological relationships among various belief systems, highlighting the blending of spiritual practices throughout our daily lives. The exhibition distinguishes itself from antiquated or heavily stereotyped studies of Southern culture that often disregard our complexities. It instead focuses on the spiritual innovations that allow many of us to maintain a dedicated relationship with our religious heritages, from Abrahamic denominations to composite belief systems like Hoodoo. For many artists throughout the exhibition—who originated or worked extensively in the region—the South represents a unique context for religious expression reflected by our racial, political, and economic structures. Opening Reception: Thursday, February 15, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Potter Gallery


Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson: Infinite Space, Sublime Horizons

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art 420 South Tryon Street, Charlotte

Born and raised in Iceland, Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson (b. 1963) has spent the last 30 years developing a unique practice that melds the disciplines of painting, weaving, and drawing, creating an innovative and labor-intensive body of work that blurs the boundaries between abstraction and representation, and fine art and craft. Based on the captivating landscape and skies of Iceland, her work is deeply rooted in environmental subjects and concerns while also contributing to art historical discourses on landscape painting and postwar abstraction. Organized by the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University, this exhibition will feature large-scale paintings created on a loom and more intimate watercolors and drawings.


On the Horizon: Landscapes from the Collection

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art 420 South Tryon Street, Charlotte

This exhibition features work by nearly twenty artists from the museum's collection that explore diverse approaches to depicting landscapes. Artists like Isabel Quintanilla, Markus Raetz, and Italo Valenti portray idyllic scenes; in contrast, Paul Harcharik explores the grim impact of industrialization. Other artists including Nicolas de Staël, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, and Zao Wou-Ki push the boundaries of traditional landscapes with wholly abstract compositions. With works spanning over fifty years, On the Horizon: Landscapes from the Collection delves into artists' varied engagements with the natural world and evolving environments.


The Work of Their Hands: American Quiltmaking

Cameron Art Museum 3201 S. 17th Street, Wilmington

The anchor work of The Work of Their Hands: American Quiltmaking is a tulip quilt made 170 years ago by an now unknown, enslaved woman in North Carolina. Through her masterful stitchwork and time-honored design, this unknown artist sewed a story of strength and perseverance.   Spinning forward from this quilt and its practice, The Work of Their Hands:  American Quiltmaking explores the continuing legacy of quilt-making and the evolution of textile art, starting with traditional quilts made for bed coverings to contemporary fabric artworks by artists including Brittney Boyd Bullock, Celeste Butler, Robin Cowley, Michael Cummings, Gee’s Bend quilters, Michael James, Precious Lovell, Katie Pasquini Masopust, Carolyn Mazloomi, Mary Pal, Hattie Schmidt, Beverly Smith, The Advocacy Project, and others.


Yadkin Arts Council, Yadkin River School: ARTcestry: DuMond’s Descendants and Their Art in Yadkin County

Yadkin Cultural Arts Center 226 E. Main St., Yadkinville

It is impossible to measure the importance of human teaching.  Great teachers of the past have an enduring influence on their students, their students’ students, and their students, students' students and so on through the ages.  It is very much so with the artist and great teacher, Frank Vincent DuMond.  He taught and painted from the late 1800’s until the mid-20th century.  Many of his students became exceedingly famous painters. Two are Norman Rockwell and Georgia O’Keefe.  Other students became teachers in their own right.  DuMond’s great-grandchild, artistically speaking, Viktoria Majestic, has continued the tradition of teaching right here in Yadkin County, NC.  She established the Yadkin River School of Art.  Viktoria and her students are excited to present, for the first time ever, their traditional oil paintings of still life, figurative, and landscapes scenes. Featured Artists: Vicktoria K. Majestic, Mark Andrews, Emily Lanier Cassidy, Gail Crotts, , Linda Fossier, Rose Fitzgerald, Ellen Frances Reece, Jane Townes, and Betty Vettor Opening Reception:  March 1, 2024 (5pm - 7pm) at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center

Arts Access Gallery Opening Exhibition: WOVEN STRANGERS

Arts Access Gallery 444 S. Blount St, Suite 115B, Raleigh

The new Arts Access Gallery is dedicated to showcasing and selling the work of artists with disabilities — the only one in the region. The small, intimate space is the perfect venue to immerse yourself in a rotating slate of different artists throughout the year. Visitors will also get a chance to participate in artist talkbacks and related events. For its grand opening, the Art Access Gallery is hosting well-known Raleigh based artist Jean Gray Mohs’ exhibition “Woven Strangers”. Her 15-piece collection of wood and acrylic art will be available for view beginning March 1. Mohs, who had a double lung transplant, often contrasts materials like maple plywood and waxed thread in her pieces which reflect the interplay of strength and fragility in the face of her chronic illness.


North Carolina Museum of Art: To Take Shape and Meaning: Form and Design in Contemporary American Indian Art

North Carolina Museum of Art 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh

To Take Shape and Meaning: Form and Design in Contemporary American Indian Art features works by 75 Indigenous artists from over 50 tribes throughout the United States and Canada, including eight from North Carolina. The exhibition, composed exclusively of 3-D artworks, includes baskets made of blown glass, cars transformed into works of art, and cutting

$14 – $20

North Carolina Museum of Art: Community Threads: A Maker Space

North Carolina Museum of Art 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh

Community Threads is presented in conjunction with Layered Legacies: Quilts from the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts at Old Salem. In this community quilt installation and maker space, visitors are invited to design and create quilt squares of their own design from Friday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Local artists Aliyah Bonnette, Patrizia Ferreira, and Michelle Wilkie, whose fabric works are on view, will sew the squares together to make one large community artwork. The room is stocked with 10-by-10-inch quilting squares and smaller colored shapes. Visitors can glue shapes to the quilting squares and leave them for our local artists to use. Bonnette, Ferreira, and Wilkie will sew, embroider, and attach all the squares to make one large community artwork. Visit multiple weekends to watch the community quilt progress. You may see your art incorporated and on the walls of the NCMA!  

Gallery C: Best of NC 2024

Gallery C 540 North Blount Street, Raleigh

Gallery owner, art historian, and North Carolina native Charlene Newsom employs her broad knowledge of NC art to curate an extensive collection celebrating the best and brightest NC artists of past and present. The show includes landmark pieces by influential North Carolina artists. Some of the biggest names and most important North Carolina art from the 19th and 20th century are included in this year’s show. This much anticipated Gallery C exhibition occurs every year. This year marks the 21st anniversary! Opening Reception: Friday, April 5, 6-8pm

RiverRun International Film Festival

Winston Salem

 The Festival will feature 196 screenings—the most in its history—in Winston-Salem and Greensboro, North Carolina. Based in Winston-Salem, RiverRun is an Academy Award-qualifying festival in two categories: Documentary Short and Animated Short. “We are delighted to welcome our audiences back for another year of incredible screenings and inspiring conversations,” said RiverRun Executive Director Rob Davis. “This year’s festival includes a phenomenal slate of diverse and exciting films from across the globe. We are particularly excited about the RiverRun BIPOC Film Program, which this year will focus on contemporary Sudanese films. In addition, we will honor industry legends Kate Amend, Adrienne Barbeau and Constance Towers Gavin, all three of whom will attend the Festival, with receive Master of Cinema Awards.  In addition, Robert Schwartzman will join us to receive our Emerging Master of Cinema Award.” Opening night’s narrative feature will be “Thelma,” a wonderful take on action films with a 93-year-old grandmother as an unlikely action hero in a clever comedy caper. “Mad About the Boy,” the opening night documentary, showcases the vast talent and genius of Noel Coward. The closing night film stars John Malkovich as a widowed British industrialist mistaken for the new butler at the French chateau where […]

SECCA: David Gilbert: Flutter

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem

SECCA (North Carolina Museum of Art, Winston-Salem) is proud to present Flutter, an exhibition of photography by Los Angeles-based artist David Gilbert, on view in SECCA's Main Gallery. Flutter marks the artist's first institutional solo exhibition, providing the unique opportunity to experience twelve years of Gilbert's work in one setting. David Gilbert (American, b. 1982) creates photographs that flirt with impermanence. The artist constructs playful sculptures, backdrops, and scenes from found materials, photographing them in distinctive views and dramatic natural light. The resulting pictures capture spontaneous moments, paired with lightheartedness and sensitivity. An opening reception with the artist and curator will be held Thursday, April 18 from 6–8pm.


Good Impressions: Portraits Across Three Centuries from Reynolda and Wake Forest

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

Portraits are often taken at face value—as accurate representations of a person’s appearance, sometimes removed by decades or centuries. But portraits are often the products of delicate negotiations between artist and subject. Sometimes they flatter, exaggerating the sitter’s beauty or rich attire. Sometimes they capture the subject engaged in his or her occupation, whether pausing during study or painting in his or her studio. Sometimes they celebrate an auspicious occasion, such as a recent engagement or the imminent birth of a child. This exhibition features three centuries of portraits of men and women, Black and White, solitary and companionate, classic and modern.


Intangible Words by Marge Loudon Moody

Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries, Cato Campus 8120 Grier Road Cato III, Cato Campus, Charlotte

‘Intangible Words’ broadly investigates environments inspired by Moody’s travels and imaginations. Through the use of bright colors, abstract forms and continuous reworking of the composition, Moody creates the “essential” feeling of certain environments. Non-representational imagery utilizes the “essential” nature in order to illuminate the unseen or intangible spirit of the subject. “Subject matter may serve as metaphor for intangible ideas. The work examines boundaries, addresses the fragility of existence, of presence, of absence, and of memory,” says Moody.


Fragments by Tina Alberni

Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries, Cato Campus 8120 Grier Road Cato III, Cato Campus, Charlotte

Alberni uses her new exhibition ‘Fragments’ to illustrate the narrative of fragmented lives and irreversible damage both visually and physically. In contrast to the hopeless narrative of destruction, Alberni seeks to use her artwork to create a positive, hopeful spirit for the future. Alberni assembles objects and layers in her work in a brightly colored, harmonious fashion, which invites the viewer in for a deeper contemplation of each composition.


A Celebration of Art featured artists Mario Loprete, Sheridan Hathaway and Andres Palacios

Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries, Cato Campus 8120 Grier Road Cato III, Cato Campus, Charlotte

Works from the College’s collection exhibit a variety of works from former Central Piedmont students with a special highlight on Loprete, a mixed media artist, and ceramic artists Hathaway and Palacios. “A Celebration of Art” is certain to deliver a diverse selection of 2D and 3D artwork for the 2024 year.


Land/mark featuring artist Kenny Nguyen

Central Piedmont’s Dove Gallery will host a new exhibition by esteemed Vietnamese artist, Kenny Nguyen. Born in Vietnam, and with a background in fashion design, Nguyen exhibits his work across the US and internationally.


As a Vietnamese immigrant now living and working as an artist in the United States, much of Nguyen’s work explores ideas related to cultural identity, displacement, reconciling with the past and the artistic fusion of Vietnamese and American cultures.


Nguyen uses silk, in tribute to his Vietnamese culture, deconstructs it into strips, and then dips it in paint. Thousands of these strips creates sculptural works of art that Nguyen calls “deconstructed paintings.” The action of deconstruction and reconstruction, and transformation of the fine silk into a sculptural painting echoes Nguyen’s journey forging his own identity while continuously incorporating all of the unique elements that make Nguyen who he is today.


Stories: Eight Decades of Politics and Picture Making Vera B. Williams

Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center (BMCM+AC) 120 College St., Asheville

Vera B. Williams, an award-winning author and illustrator of children’s books, started making pictures almost as soon as she could walk. She studied at Black Mountain College in a time where summer institutes were held with classes taught by John Cage and Merce Cunningham. Williams studied under the Bauhaus luminary Josef Albers and went on to make art for the rest of her life. At the time of her death, The New York Times wrote: “Her illustrations, known for bold colors and a style reminiscent of folk art, were praised by reviewers for their great tenderness and crackling vitality.” Despite numerous awards and recognition for her children’s books, much of her wider life and work remains unexplored. This retrospective will showcase the complete range of Williams' life and work. It will highlight her time at Black Mountain College, her political activism, and her establishment, with Paul Williams, of an influential yet little-known artist community, in addition to her work as an author and illustrator.


Yadkin Arts Council: Men in Black

Willingham Theater 226 E. Main St. Yadkin Cultural Arts Center, Yadkinville

Men in Black is a veteran quintet hailing from Stokes County who play a wide variety of rock and roll from the 60’s through the 90’s. The band consists of Keith Farmer on drums, Bob Norris on bass guitar, Jeff Haney on guitar and keyboards, Joe Terrell on guitar, and Brad Dunlap on lead vocals. For this special show they will feature one set devoted to the music of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers with hits such as I Won’t Back Down, Runnin’ Down a Dream, Refugee, and Free Fallin’. The second set will be a tribute to 60’s rock legends who greatly influenced Petty like The Beatles, Rolling Stones, and Byrds, among others. Men In Black will put a reverent spin on these classic rock favorites and always encourage the crowd to participate in the fun.


DUKE MUSIC: Chamber Music Program Concert: Part 2

Baldwin Auditorium 1336 Campus Drive, Durham

Students in the Duke Music Department's Chamber Music Program perform works from the 18th-21st centuries. Student chamber music groups are coached by members of the Ciompi Quartet and other Duke Music faculty.

UNC Wind Ensemble & UNC Symphony Band

Moeser Auditorium, Hill Hall 135 E. Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill

UNC Wind Ensemble, conducted by Evan Feldman
UNC Symphony Band, conducted by Erin Cooper



Joan H Gillings Center for Dramatic Art 120 Country Club Rd, Chapel Hill

Alyssa and Homer are feeling disconnected in their marriage. And it’s all due to the massively engrossing online game that’s wreaking havoc on the lives of couples everywhere. When she puts together a support group for other women in a similar situation, the game enters a new level where all’s fair in love and war. Bekah Brunstetter’s (NBC’s "This is Us”, Broadway's newest hit "The Notebook") hilarious and heartfelt world premiere brings technology and community together in the most unexpected ways.

$10 – $67
Event Series Nick & the Prizefighter

Nick & the Prizefighter

Bennett College’s Little Theatre 900 E Washington Street, Greensboro

Selah Thompson is the caregiver for her famous playwright father, Forest Thompson. Nick Beerman, a young writer and dramaturg is tasked with helping Forest complete his life’s work before the clock runs out. Selah must fight for control of her father’s work, his legacy and find her own rhythm as she prepares to face the world without him. Nick & the Prizefighter is a play that questions who owns the stories we tell and how we share experiences across cultures.