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Concord -- Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 ( Thu., Nov. 8, 2018 - Sat., Jan. 26, 2019 )

Cabarrus Arts Council: Clay

Performed by Marina Bosetti, Pam Brewer, Lucy Clark, Elise W. P. Delfield of Pincu Pottery, Xena Electra, Jake Ford, Andrea Freeman, Kate Johnston, Liz Kelly, Terry & Anna King of Kings Pottery, Crystal King, Stacy Lambert, Adam Landman of Blue Hen Pottery, Leah Leits

The Galleries at the Cabarrus Arts Council will present its annual pottery exhibition and sale Thursday, November 8, 2018 through Saturday, January 26, 2019. This group invitational celebrates the diverse talent of 28 potters and sculptors working in North Carolina: Marina Bosetti, Pam Brewer, Lucy Clark, Elise W. P. Delfield... Read More
Art Walk and Opening Reception for Clay – Tour the exhibition at your own pace during the opening reception of Clay and stroll through downtown Concord as dozens of artists sell their works during Art Walk, Friday, November 16 from 6-9 pm. Artists who would like to participate on the lawn should visit ... Read More

Cabarrus Arts Council. -- 704-920-ARTS x2787,   ,

Asheville -- Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 at 8:00 PM ( Fri., Sep. 28, 2018 - Thu., Jan. 31, 2019 )

Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center: Between Form and Content: Perspectives on Jacob Lawrence and Black Mountain College

Performed by Curated by Julie Levin Caro and Jeff Arnal

One of the most widely regarded American artists of the 20th century, Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) is known for his paintings, drawings, and prints that hover between abstraction and socially inspired narrative realism, chronicling African-American history and experience during his lifetime. Between Form and Content will be the... Read More

Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center. -- More information ,

Chapel Hill -- Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 ( Tue., Jan. 15, 2019 - Fri., Feb. 8, 2019 )

UNC Chapel Hill Department of Art and Art History: Who saves who?

Performed by Fereshteh Toosi

Interdisciplinary Miami-based artist Fereshteh Toosi designs contemplative, sensory outdoor experiences as part of her ongoing project, Nature Connection Arts Lab. Fereshteh brings her work indoors to the Allcott Gallery with a plant listening lounge, guided meditations, graphic scores, and video diaries documenting her walking... Read More
Admission: Free Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm

John and June Allcott Gallery. --, Artist website: ,

Apex -- Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 ( Fri., Jan. 11, 2019 - Fri., Feb. 8, 2019 )

Halle Cultural Arts Center: Nancy Kempf, Sid Thakur, Anna Pollard, & Trudy Thomson

Nancy Kempf is an award winning painter of seascapes, colorful city scenes and figurative art which have captured audiences across the United States. Sid Thakur is a Cary-based visual artist who explores the fragile art of cutting and carving paper by hand, mainly using scissors and knife. Anna Pollard is a web designer and... Read More
Show Runs: January 11 – February 8 Free Reception: Friday, January 11, 6 – 8pm

Halle Cultural Arts Center. -- (919) 249-1120, ,

Raleigh -- Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 at 6:00 PM ( Thu., Oct. 11, 2018 - Sun., Feb. 10, 2019 )

ARTS NC STATE, Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Vernon Pratt: All the Possibilities of Sixteen

Performed by Vernon Pratt

The largest artwork by the late Durham jazz musician/artist Vernon Pratt (1940-2000) is a composite painting in 256 panels, covering an area 18' high by about 110' long, revealing all the possible permutations of a square divided by three vertical and three horizontal lines. This is the first time this work has been exhibited.
Opening reception, Thursday, October 11, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Gregg Museum of Art & Design. -- 919-515-1100 ,

Raleigh -- Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 ( Sat., Jan. 5, 2019 - Tue., Feb. 12, 2019 )

Gallery C: Bert Beirne: Still Lifes

Working with only natural light from a northern exposure and using multiple layers of translucent oil glazes, Bert Beirne is able to create works of great depth and astonishing realism. The process is a slow and patient one, resulting in pictures of remarkable clarity and arresting beauty. This exhibition showcases work produced... Read More
Tuesday-Friday: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Saturday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Sundays: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Closed Mondays

Gallery C. -- 919.828.3165 (phone), ,

Raleigh -- Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 ( Sat., Jan. 5, 2019 - Tue., Feb. 12, 2019 )

Gallery C: Bert Beirne

Bert Beirne has been painting still-lifes for nearly three decades and is considered one of the important painters of the genre living today. Since receiving her BFA from the University of Cincinnati, Beirne’s work is most often compared to the Dutch and Flemish masters of the early Seventeenth Century; painters such as... Read More
Mondays           Closed Tues - Fridays   12pm - 6pm  Saturdays          11am - 5pm Sundays             1pm - 5pm

Gallery C. -- 919.828.3165, 888.278.3973 ,

Raleigh -- Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 ( Sun., Jan. 6, 2019 - Fri., Feb. 15, 2019 )

NCSU College of Design:

The exhibition features 100 key works from the collection of more than 70,000 Bauhaus photos held by the Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung in Berlin – the largest collection of its kind in the world. Under the four headings of ‘The Bauhaus Lives,’ ‘Architecture and... Read More
Lecture + Reception: January 23, 6 p.m., Burns Auditorium Hours: Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 1 to 5 p.m.

Brooks Hall Gallery. -- ,

Winston-Salem -- Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 ( Mon., Dec. 17, 2018 - Sun., Mar. 3, 2019 )

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA): The Same Leaving

Performed by Christine Kirouac

The Same Leaving is a first-time configuration and conversation between three independent projects. In the video/audio installation State Lines, 2005, the simple view of a pipe running along a subway tunnel wall is transformed into a animated drawn horizon line that propels the viewer through an ethereal... Read More
Opening Reception: January 17, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA). -- 336.725.1904 - ,

Raleigh -- Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 ( Sun., Jan. 20, 2019 - Wed., Mar. 6, 2019 )

Lee Hansley Gallery: Hobson Pittman and His Contemporaries

North Carolina native Hobson Pittman (1899-1972) made his mark as a painter nationally during the first half of the 20th Century. This exhibition celebrates his work as well as that of his contemporaries including Sarah Blakeslee, Robert Broderson, Claude Howell, Gregory Ivy, Edith London, Howard Murray, Kenneth Ness, Henry... Read More
Exhibition runs January 20 - March 6

Lee Hansley Gallery (New Location). -- (919) 828-7557, Open Tuesday - Saturday 11:00am - 6:00pm ,

Wilmington -- Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 ( Sat., Oct. 13, 2018 - Sun., Mar. 10, 2019 )

Cameron Art Museum: Recovery in Flight: The Sculptures of Grainger McKoy

Performed by Grainger McKoy

From the detailed beginnings of the single iconic feather, Grainger McKoy transforms his intricately carved birds into gravity-defying sculptures that play with form and space. McKoy finds the greatest poetry from observation and understanding of the bird’s upstroke, or recovery stroke, as he describes, “This motion... Read More
Member Preview: Friday, October 12, 2018, 6-8 PM Opening October 13, 2018 through March 10, 2019 Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 1:15 PM

Cameron Art Museum. --  (910) 395-5999 ,

Charlotte -- Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM ( Thu., Jan. 10, 2019 - Thu., Mar. 14, 2019 )

Central Piedmont Community College: When Worlds Collide

Performed by Nancy Albert, Meg Greene Malvasi, and Leigh Williams

In this special exhibition, each artist explores the idea of chemistry as both a literal and symbolic process in her body of work. Nancy Albert’s digital photographic images focus on the interaction of nature's processes with urban and industrial structures. Meg Greene Malvasi submerges Polaroid images into tubs of water... Read More
January 10 – March 14, 2019, Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Artist Group Lecture: January 31, 5 – 6 p.m. in Tate Hall Opening Reception: January 31, 6 – 8 p.m. in Ross Gallery; with musical guest singer/songwriter Tyler Lynch. Ross Art Gallery, Overcash Center, 1206 Elizabeth Ave.,... Read More

Overcash Center. -- ,

Blowing Rock -- Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 ( Sat., Dec. 1, 2018 - Sat., Mar. 23, 2019 )

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum: Gail Haley's Jack Tales: New Acquisitions to the Collection

BRAHM is excited to celebrate its latest acquisitions to the Permanent Collection in "Gail Haley’s Jack Tales."  This exhibition features Gail Haley’s original illustrations for her book “Jack and the Bean Tree” and original linocut prints for her book “Jack and the Fire Dragon,” as well... Read More
Due to extenuating circumstances, "The Affrilachian Artist Traveling Studio" has been canceled and replaced with "Gail Haley's Jack Tales: New Acquisitions to the Collection".

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum. -- (828) 295-9099 ,

Blowing Rock -- Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 ( Sat., Dec. 1, 2018 - Sat., Apr. 20, 2019 )

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum: Farm, Forage, Feast: High Country Foodways

Farm. Forage. Feast. examines the intersection of cultures, economies, education, and the environment relating to the production and consumption of food in the High Country of North Carolina through lenses of oral histories, photography, and local history.  For the purpose of this exhibition, the High Country... Read More
Farm. Forage. Feast. would not have been possible without stories from Debbie Wiseman Bauer; Renee Boughman of F.A.R.M. Café; Melinda Brown of Never Ending Farm; Rodney, Brandon, and Traythan Cheek of Cheek Family Dairy; Cecil and Julie Gurganus; Bill Moretz of Moretz Mountain Orchard; Alek Schober of... Read More

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum. --  (828) 295-9099 ,

Blowing Rock -- Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 ( Sat., Dec. 1, 2018 - Sun., May. 5, 2019 )

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum: Outsiders: The Inside Story of Folk Art

“Folk” and “Outsider” Art are terms often used to define work made by artists unschooled in their practice and lacking artistic intention.  In keeping with the definition, very few of the artists represented in “Outsiders” have received formal training, and most have been strongly... Read More
Special thanks to the Hickory Museum of Art and Barry & Allen Huffman for sharing their works and making this exhibition possible.

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum. -- (828) 295-9099 ,

Winston-Salem -- Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 ( Fri., Dec. 14, 2018 - Sat., May. 18, 2019 )

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA): Somewhere in a Dream I Got Lost

Performed by Lonnie Holley

Showcasing the multi-faceted art and music of the prolific self-taught artist Lonnie Holley, this exhibition features found-art sculptures, works on paper, steel sculptures, and a selection of music from Holley’s three albums. The works of art and music present a snapshot of Holley’s work from the last 6 years.... Read More
Join us for the opening of our latest solo exhibition, Somewhere in a Dream I Got Lost, and a discussion with the featured artist, Lonnie Holley, on December 13, 6:00 - 8:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public and will inlcude a cash bar (no charge for SECCA members).

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA). --  336.725.1904 - ,
Free and open to the public.

Raleigh -- Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 ( Thu., Jan. 10, 2019 - Sun., Jun. 23, 2019 )

Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Left-Handed Liberty

The self-taught North Carolina artists featured in “Left-Handed Liberty” sometimes achieved recognition as innovative creative minds, but often started out exploring their art in deeply personal ways. They made art in their homes, their workshops, or while in prison; some were plagued by physical and emotional... Read More
All exhibitions are free and open to the public. The Gregg Museum is open every day but Monday. Please visit for hours, directions, and announcements regarding openings, programs and other events.

Gregg Museum of Art & Design. -- 919.515.5335, ,
Free and open to the public.

Raleigh -- Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 ( Sat., Apr. 7, 2018 - Mon., Jul. 22, 2019 )

North Carolina Museum of Art: EXHIBITION: You Are Here: Light, Color, and Sound Experiences

You Are Here includes large-scale light works, sound installations, video works, room-size environments, and site-specific projects. The artists—Bill Viola, Janet Cardiff, Durham-based Heather Gordon, Anila Agha, and many more—employ a diversity of media to create intriguing experiences that engage the... Read More

North Carolina Museum of Art. -- (919) 715-5923 ,