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Visual Arts Events

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Raleigh -- Tue., Jan. 21, 2020 ( Sat., Oct. 26, 2019 - Sun., Jan. 26, 2020 )

North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA): EXTENDED: Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Masterpieces of Modern Mexico from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection

Performed by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

Kahlo and Rivera’s works are varied in scope and inspiration: she is best-known for her self-portraits, while he worked as a large-scale muralist in Mexico and the United States. Kahlo’s work is deeply personal, often depicting her own dreams, painful personal experiences, and affinity with Mexican culture, while... Read More
October 26 - January 19, 2020 EXTENDED through January 26, 2020 East Building, Meymandi Exhibition Gallery Ticketed There will be a special opening preview party on October 24.

North Carolina Museum of Art. -- 919-839-6262 , http://www.ncartmuseum.org
$

Raleigh -- Tue., Jan. 21, 2020 ( Thu., Jul. 18, 2019 - Sun., Jan. 26, 2020 )

Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Fantastic Fauna: Chimeric Creatures by Beauvais Lyons

Professor Beauvais Lyons teaches at the University of Tennessee, and is also the self-appointed Director of the Hokes Archives, a quasi-historical organization that holds a collection of rare and unique artifacts and objects. Among its holdings are Director Lyons' meticulously crafted lithographs of creatures of "zoomorphic... Read More
OPENING Thursday JULY 18, 2019: 6pm in the Thomas E. Cabaniss Gallery at the Historical Residence with a special presentation by NC Opera.

Gregg Museum of Art & Design. , http://www.gregg.arts.ncsu.edu
Free

Raleigh -- Tue., Jan. 21, 2020 ( Sat., Oct. 12, 2019 - Sun., Feb. 2, 2020 )

North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA): Scott Avett: INVISIBLE

Scott Avett: INVISIBLE features psychologically charged and emotionally intense portraits focused on his family and himself—often intimate, vulnerable, and sometimes uncomfortably truthful portrayals.  Until now Avett’s work with The Avett Brothers has taken center stage. The NCMA exhibition shines... Read More
The exhibition kicks off with a Friday, October 11, opening preview party in the galleries featuring cocktails, music, and an exclusive preview of the exhibition.

North Carolina Museum of Art. -- More information and tickets. , http://www.ncartmuseum.org
$

Blowing Rock -- Tue., Jan. 21, 2020 ( Sat., Nov. 9, 2019 - Sat., Feb. 22, 2020 )

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum: Photographs by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon Retrospective

This exhibition highlights dozens of Morton's lesser or unknown photographs alongside some classics. Hugh Morton’s photographic legacy is preserved by the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives in Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  To create this exhibit photographic archivist... Read More
Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m, and Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. The Museum is closed on Monday.

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum. -- (828) 295 - 9099 , http://www.blowingrockmuseum.org
$

Raleigh -- Tue., Jan. 21, 2020 ( Sat., Oct. 26, 2019 - Sun., Feb. 23, 2020 )

North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA): Luces y Sombras: Images of Mexico

This exhibition, loaned through the Bank of America Art in Our Communities program, features 45 photographs, spanning the 20th century, by six internationally renowned photographers who focused their cameras on Mexico: Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Manuel Carrillo, Flor Garduño, Graciela Iturbide, Paul Strand, and Mariana... Read More

North Carolina Museum of Art. , http://www.ncartmuseum.org
Free

Durham -- Tue., Jan. 21, 2020 ( Wed., Dec. 11, 2019 - Fri., Feb. 28, 2020 )

Horse & Buggy Press: THIS & THAT

Our roster of 30+ established artists and crafterspersons shares over a thousand works in a wide range of media in a 1,400 square foot retail storefront. Paintings. Books. Ceramics. Photography. Glass. Home Goods. Jewelry. Sculpture. Prints. Fibers.   HOURS  Dec 26 – Feb 28 Thu & Fri  ... Read More
THIRD FRIDAY DURHAM RECEPTION  Dec. 20; 5–9pm* *many artists in attendance and we will have a special “Crankie” musical performance at 8pm (10 mins long)  THIRD FRIDAY DURHAM RECEPTIONS  Jan 17 & Feb 21; 6-9pm 

Horse & Buggy Press and Friends, Pop-Up Satellite Gallery. -- 919 949 4847 , http://www.horseandbuggypress.com
Free and open to the public.

Charlotte -- Tue., Jan. 21, 2020 ( Mon., Jan. 13, 2020 - Thu., Mar. 12, 2020 )

Central Piedmont Community College: I Am My Things and My Things Are Me

I Am My Things and My Things Are Me is an exhibition featuring artist Allison Tierney, curated by Megan Boisvert. Tierney’s work relies heavily on painting and a decorative aesthetic to discover personal identity, comment on consumerism, and investigate the divide between craft and art. Tierney uses... Read More
Jan. 13 through March 12, 2020, in Ross Gallery, located on the college’s Central Campus, in the Overcash Center. Artist Lecture: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, 3:30 p.m. in Tate Hall, 2nd floor, Overcash Center Artist Reception: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, 5 – 7 p.m. in Ross Gallery, Overcash Center

Ross Gallery. -- megan.boisvert@cpcc.edu , http://www.cpcc.edu/community-and-arts
Free

Charlotte -- Tue., Jan. 21, 2020 ( Mon., Jan. 13, 2020 - Thu., Mar. 12, 2020 )

Central Piedmont Art Galleries: Richard Elaver: Structure and Void

"Structure and Void is an investigation into surface, structure, and systematized randomness. The work re-presents patterns from nature in organic forms and fluid surfaces. Those forms are deconstructed into cellular elements, and reconstructed in a variety of materials using generative software and digital... Read More
On view January 13 - March 12, 2020 in the Overcash Art Gallery ARTIST LECTURE: Thursday, January 30, 3:30 p.m. Location: Tate Hall, 2nd floor, Overcash Center, Central Campus, Central Piedmont Community College ARTIST RECEPTION: Thursday, January 30, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  Location: Overcash Art Gallery, 1st... Read More

Overcash Center. , http://www.cpcc.edu/arts
Free

Charlotte -- Tue., Jan. 21, 2020 ( Mon., Jan. 13, 2020 - Thu., Mar. 12, 2020 )

Central Piedmont Art Galleries: Remember, Reflect, & React: A Student-Centered Contribution to the Charlotte Community Remembrance Project

In partnership with Cato Middle College High School, The Light Factory, and Harvesting Humanity, CMS students present a visual timeline of our city's past as it relates to inequities and racial injustice, and address contemporary issues in the lives of students and the larger community.

Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries, Cato Campus. , http://www.cpcc.edu/arts
Free

Matthews -- Tue., Jan. 21, 2020 ( Mon., Jan. 13, 2020 - Thu., Mar. 12, 2020 )

Central Piedmont Art Galleries: A Joy Forever: Asian Brush Paintings

Performed by Barbara Rizza Mellin

A solo exhibit featuring a collection of blossom and branch paintings in a modern interpretation of the ancient art of Chinese brush painting.

Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries, Levine Campus. , http://www.cpcc.edu/arts
Free

Raleigh -- Tue., Jan. 21, 2020 ( Wed., Oct. 17, 2018 - Sun., Mar. 15, 2020 )

ARTS NC STATE, Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Art’s Work in the Age of Biotechnology: Shaping Our Genetic Futures

Aimed at raising awareness about genetic engineering, biotechnologies, and their consequences through the lens of art and design, this is an art-science exhibition organized by the NC State University Libraries and the Genetic Engineering and Society Center, and shown at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design, in the physical and... Read More
On display at Gregg from October 17, 2019 - March 15, 2020.

Gregg Museum of Art & Design. -- 919.515.3503 , http://www.gregg.arts.ncsu.edu
Free

Blowing Rock -- Tue., Jan. 21, 2020 ( Fri., Dec. 13, 2019 - Sat., Mar. 21, 2020 )

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum: Sallie Middleton: A Life in the Forest

Sallie Ellington Middleton (1926-2009) spent her childhood in one of Asheville’s most remarkable homes located near the end of Chunn’s Cove Road. Designed by her uncle Douglas Ellington, who also designed the Asheville City Building, the house was listed in House Beautiful as one of “The Ten Most Interesting... Read More
Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m, and Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. The Museum is closed on Monday. The exhibition is sponsored in part by Frugal Framer, John Cram & Matt Chambers, Ray Griffin & Thom Robinson, salliemiddletonart.net, salliemiddleton.com, mansfieldplantation.com, Mikell Middleton... Read More

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum. -- (828) 295 - 9099 , http://www.blowingrockmuseum.org
$

Blowing Rock -- Tue., Jan. 21, 2020 ( Fri., Dec. 13, 2019 - Sat., Mar. 21, 2020 )

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum: Shared Spaces: Wildlife Wood Sculptures by Pete Lupo

Sculpting since 1983, Lenoir-based artist Pete Lupo brings an intimate knowledge of wildlife, their habitat and their interaction with mankind. Growing up around his grandparents' farms in rural southeastern North Carolina, he was rewarded with an awareness of the simple things of life. How a change in light can reveal color and... Read More
Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m, and Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. The Museum is closed on Monday.

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum. -- (828) 295 - 9099 , http://www.blowingrockmuseum.org
$

Blowing Rock -- Tue., Jan. 21, 2020 ( Sat., Nov. 23, 2019 - Sat., Mar. 28, 2020 )

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum: Mentors & Heroes: Photographs by David Holt

David Holt is a four-time Grammy Award winner who has toured full-time as a folk musician and entertainer since 1981. He is among the most recognizable ambassadors of traditional Southern music and storytelling. Texas-born, Holt moved to the North Carolina mountains in 1968 after finishing college, and began to learn traditional... Read More
Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m, and Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. The Museum is closed on Monday.

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum. -- (828) 295 - 9099 , http://www.blowingrockmuseum.org
$

Blowing Rock -- Tue., Jan. 21, 2020 ( Sat., Nov. 23, 2019 - Sat., Apr. 11, 2020 )

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum: Sound Machines: Stringed Instruments by the Capozzoli Guitar Company

This exhibition is guest curated by Willard Watson III and features over twenty handcrafted guitars built here in the High Country alongside photographs of the maker, captured by Ashley Warren of Natural Craft Photography. The guitars range from acoustic, electric, and bass, and much of the wood used to make them is repurposed... Read More
Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m, and Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. The Museum is closed on Monday.

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum. -- (828) 295 - 9099 , http://www.blowingrockmuseum.org
$

Charlotte -- Tue., Jan. 21, 2020 ( Tue., Oct. 1, 2019 - Fri., Jul. 31, 2020 )

Central Piedmont Community College: "Frieze," by Tom Stanley

Exhibited with works of art from the collection of Bill and the late Patty Gorelick    

Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries, Harper Campus. -- For more information, pricing or to schedule a personal tour of the Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries on any of Central Piedmont’s campuses, please contact: Robin Glenn, (704) 330-6869 or robin.glenn@cpcc.edu , http://www.tix.cpcc.edu/

Charlotte -- Tue., Jan. 21, 2020 ( Mon., Jan. 13, 2020 - Fri., Dec. 18, 2020 )

ArtPop Street Gallery, Central Piedmont Art Galleries: Illuminate

A collective showcase of eclectic pieces from the ArtPop Street Gallery Class of 2018. This expanded exhibit includes a range of mediums and styles created by Charlotte's best emerging artists.

Harris Conference Center. , http://www.cpcc.edu/arts
Free