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Visual Arts Events

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Raleigh -- Thu., Apr. 19, 2018 ( Thu., Feb. 1, 2018 - Fri., Apr. 20, 2018 )

City of Raleigh Arts Commission, Miriam Preston Block Gallery: EXHIBITION: Works from the Collection in Black and White

This exhibition curates black and white works from the Municipal Art Collection collected over the past 40 years. The Municipal Art Collection holds more than 600 fine art and public art pieces by local, state and national artists in all mediums.
Exhibit Reception:  October 25, 5:00-7:00 PM

Miriam Block Gallery at Raleigh Municipal Building. -- (919) 996-3610 , http://www.raleighnc.gov/arts/content/Arts/Articles/BlockGallery.html
Free

Chapel Hill -- Thu., Apr. 19, 2018 ( Wed., Apr. 18, 2018 - Fri., Apr. 20, 2018 )

UNC Chapel Hill Art Department: One-Week MFA Thesis Exhibition: Are We There Yet?

Performed by Joel Hopler

Are We There Yet? reveals the studio practice of an artist less concerned on being the originator/creator, but that of a narrator/coder/hacker. The exhibition juxtaposes art historical references with lowbrow cartoon and comic visual culture; and integrated with a frenzy of intimately painted marks from his children.... Read More
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm

John and June Allcott Gallery. , http://www.art.unc.edu
Free

Concord -- Thu., Apr. 19, 2018 ( Tue., Apr. 17, 2018 - Sat., Apr. 21, 2018 )

Cabarrus Arts Council: Origin Story Exhibition

Performed by Gordon C. James, Diren He, and Dean Kube

Find out for yourself why visitors have raved about Origin Story, The Galleries' current exhibition featuring figurative works by Gordon C. James, Diren He and Dean Kube.  

Davis Theater. , http://www.cabarrusartscouncil.org
Free

Winston-Salem -- Thu., Apr. 19, 2018 ( Fri., Apr. 13, 2018 - Sun., Apr. 22, 2018 )

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA): 12 x 12: Artists from the 12th State

12X12: 12 Artists from the 12th State presents North Carolina artists who were selected by jury to participate in the 12X12 pop-up artist salon series at SECCA during 2016-2017. 

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. , http://www.secca.org
Free

Winston-Salem -- Thu., Apr. 19, 2018 ( Fri., Apr. 13, 2018 - Sun., Apr. 22, 2018 )

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA): Paul Travis Phillips

Phillips is a Winston-Salem based painter, multi-media artist, and instructor whose work explores the logic of language and the moments when knowledge and insight are first conceived. He subverts and repurposes sources of information like books, articles, and notes. 

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. , http://www.secca.org
Free

Winston-Salem -- Thu., Apr. 19, 2018 ( Thu., Feb. 1, 2018 - Sun., Apr. 22, 2018 )

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA): EXHIBITION: 12 x 12: Artists from the 12th State

12 X 12:  12 Artists from the 12th State (12 X 12) exhibition presents North Carolina artists who were selected by jury to participate in the 12 X 12 pop-up artist salon series at SECCA during 2016-2017. The artists in the series represent a diversity of artistic practices and cultural backgrounds. The artists... Read More
Thursday, February 1, 6:00-8:00 PM - Opening Reception and Artist Talk

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. -- (336) 725-1904 , http://secca.org/
Free

Raleigh -- Thu., Apr. 19, 2018 ( Thu., Apr. 5, 2018 - Tue., Apr. 24, 2018 )

ARTS NC STATE: EXHIBITION: Fluxus Actions: An evening of chance, randomness, and uncertainty

As both an investigation and mechanical process, NC State University interdisciplinary arts students (ARS414) will be exhibiting a variety of new works: performances, happenings, poetry and sound, in the spirit of the Fluxus paradigm. Different in intention from Dadaism, Fluxus is a creative paradigm for artistic... Read More
Opening Reception:  Thursday, April 5, 5:00-7:00 PM

Crafts Center at NC State University. -- (919) 515-2457; crafts-center@ncsu.edu , https://crafts.arts.ncsu.edu
Free

Apex -- Thu., Apr. 19, 2018 ( Thu., Mar. 29, 2018 - Fri., Apr. 27, 2018 )

Halle Cultural Arts Center: Apex Friendship High School Art Exhibit

Apex Friendship High School electrifies us again this spring - how apropos! - with their fresh and energetic portrayals of life in youth and all the adventures, pitfalls and angst that may entail. This show is worth visiting every year, as it returns annually and yet shows anew the extraordinary promise that beats in the... Read More
Opening reception Thursday, March 29, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Halle Cultural Arts Center. -- (919) 249-1120 halleculturalartscenter@apexnc.org , http://www.thehalle.org
Free

Raleigh -- Thu., Apr. 19, 2018 ( Sat., Aug. 26, 2017 - Sun., Apr. 29, 2018 )

Gregg Museum of Art & Design: EXHIBITION: Treasures of Native America: Selections from the Drs. Norman and Gilda Greenberg Gift

This exhibition includes silver and turquoise jewelry (displayed in special visitor exploration drawers), Navajo weavings, Hopi katsinam, Apache basketry, Pueblo pottery and Northwest Coast masks. Together, they offer a glimpse into the riches of the Greenberg Collection, a major recent donation to the Gregg Museum.
On display in the first floor galleries of the historic residence.

Gregg Museum of Art & Design. -- (919) 515-3503; gregg@ncsu.edu , http://gregg.arts.ncsu.edu
Free

Raleigh -- Thu., Apr. 19, 2018 ( Wed., Feb. 14, 2018 - Sun., Apr. 29, 2018 )

ARTS NC STATE: EXHIBITION: Random Weave Installation

A site‐specific wall installation will be created within the NC State Craft Center by artist Anne Willson and participants of the center’s Spring 2018 Random Weave workshop. Seemingly chaotic, the random weave process incorporates several fundamental construction techniques to meld line, textural... Read More

Crafts Center at NC State University. -- (919) 515-2457; crafts-center@ncsu.edu , https://crafts.arts.ncsu.edu
Free

Raleigh -- Thu., Apr. 19, 2018 at 6:00 PM ( Fri., Apr. 6, 2018 - Thu., May. 3, 2018 )

The Mahler Fine Art: "Entanglements"

Performed by Elizabeth Bradford

Opening Reception - April 6th 6pm “Entanglements” is an exhibition of new work by Elizabeth Bradford. Bradford is descended from generations of North Carolina farmers and her work reflects an inherited preoccupation with the land. Bradford enjoys exploring wild places as a naturalist and backpacker. Her... Read More

Mahler Fine Art. -- (919) 896-7503, info@themahlerfineart.com , http://www.themahlerfineart.com
Free

Raleigh -- Thu., Apr. 19, 2018 at 7:00 PM ( Mon., Apr. 16, 2018 - Mon., May. 7, 2018 )

City of Raleigh Arts Commission, Sertoma Arts Center: Better By the Dozen

Performed by Steve Karloski

Learn how to make sets, groups, and a series in this pottery class focused on small-scale production. Explore techniques and tricks to fine-tune the creative process, allowing your handbuilding skills and design ideas to grow and flourish. Beginning Handbuilding at Sertoma or Pullen Arts Centers required. 
Ages 16+. Class Barcode # 215677

Sertoma Arts Center. -- (919) 996-2329 , https://reclink.raleighnc.gov/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp
$55

Raleigh -- Thu., Apr. 19, 2018 ( Sat., Mar. 24, 2018 - Tue., May. 15, 2018 )

Gallery C: The Best of North Carolina 2018 Exhibition

The much anticipated annual exhibition “The Best of North Carolina” will open March 21st at Gallery C. Gallery owner and art historian Charlene Newsom employs her broad knowledge of North Carolina art to curate an extensive collection. All of which are landmark pieces by important North Carolina... Read More
OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, March 25th, 6:00-9:00pm

Gallery C. -- (919) 828-3165 , http://www.galleryc.net
Free

Asheville -- Thu., Apr. 19, 2018 ( Fri., Jan. 19, 2018 - Sat., May. 19, 2018 )

Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center: EXHIBITION: Gerald van de Wiele: Variations / Seven Decades of Painting

Organized by guest curator Jason Andrew, this retrospective features a survey of paintings, sculptures, drawings, ink sketches, and watercolors from every period of the artist’s seven-decade career. Highlights include Wells Street (1956), a major painting that van de Wiele began at Black Mountain College; Castelli (1962),... Read More
Opening Reception:  January 19, 5:30-8:00 PM, Gallery Talk @ 6:15 PM Public Discussion with Artist and Curator:  January 20 @ 2:00 PM

Diana Wortham Theatre. -- (828) 350-8484; info@blackmountaincollege.org , http://blackmountaincollege.org
Adults $20; Children 18 & Under $12

Raleigh -- Thu., Apr. 19, 2018 ( Sun., Apr. 8, 2018 - Sun., May. 27, 2018 )

Lee Hansley Gallery: Lope Max Diaz/Luke Miller Buchanan Exhibition

Join us on Sunday, April 8, from 2-5 p.m. for a champagne celebration of the paintings of former NCSU College of Design art professor Lope Max Diaz and one of his most outstanding students, mixed media artist Luke Miller Buchanan.  This marks the first time mentor and mentee have shown their works... Read More

Lee Hansley Gallery (New Location). -- (919) 828-7557 , http://www.leehansleygallery.com
Free

Asheville -- Thu., Apr. 19, 2018 ( Thu., Mar. 22, 2018 - Sun., Jun. 17, 2018 )

Adler Gallery, Posana Restaurant: STORMS

Curator Constance Vlahoulis quotes Tanner Walling when asked her inspiration for this show; “Life is like a storm. At its worst, it’s full of blinding fury and destruction. However, at its best, full of striking beauty and wonder.”   Twenty-five invited artists include a host of Asheville's best... Read More
To learn more about Storms, email cvlahoulis@icloud.com. To donate to April’s YouCaring campaign, visit Read More

Adler Gallery, Posana Restaurant. -- (828) 329-2918
Free

Charlotte -- Thu., Apr. 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM ( Wed., Mar. 21, 2018 - Wed., Jun. 27, 2018 )

Central Piedmont Community College: color + color = space

Performed by Felicia van Bork

Van Bork’s artwork invites the viewer into the narrative space of the collages and the environmental space of the paintings. A featured visual artist in CPCC’s upcoming Sensoria celebration, van Bork is showcasing her works in a solo exhibition in Ross Art Gallery on the CPCC Central Campus.   In... Read More
 Gallery open Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Ross Gallery. -- Contact: Jeff Lowrance, (704) 330-6660, jeff.lowrance@cpcc.edu , http://www.cpcc.edu
Free

Raleigh -- Thu., Apr. 19, 2018 ( Sun., Mar. 4, 2018 - Wed., Jun. 27, 2018 )

Block Gallery: The Wild Exhibition

Performed by Leah Sobsey, Joy Meyer and Jeff Whetstone

Block2 Gallery debuts a new exhibition just in time for First Friday! Featuring new videos by 3 artists - Leah Sobsey, Joy Meyer, and Jeff Whetstone - The Wild explores unique perspectives on nature and man. On view now through June 27th.

Market Plaza. -- (919) 996-3610 , https://www.raleighnc.gov/arts
$

Raleigh -- Thu., Apr. 19, 2018 ( Thu., Feb. 1, 2018 - Sun., Jul. 1, 2018 )

Gregg Museum of Art & Design: EXHIBITION: Bob Trotman: Business as Usual

Bob Trotman: Business as Usual - The pieces included in Business as Usual are the work of North Carolina sculptor ... Read More

Gregg Museum of Art & Design. -- (919) 515-3503; gregg@ncsu.edu , http://gregg.arts.ncsu.edu
Free

Wilmington -- Thu., Apr. 19, 2018 ( Sun., Oct. 8, 2017 - Sun., Jul. 8, 2018 )

Cameron Art Museum: EXHIBITION: State of the Art/Art of the State

State of the Art/Art of the State:  A public exhibition of work by artists 18 years or older who live in or are native to the state of North Carolina.  Artists bring in one piece of art to Cameron Art Museum within a 24-hour period of time for inclusion in the exhibition.
This event was originally held in 2011.  For footage on that year's exhibition, click here.

Cameron Art Museum. -- (910) 395-5999 , http://www.cameronartmuseum.com/
$.

Charlotte -- Thu., Apr. 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM ( Wed., Mar. 28, 2018 - Wed., Jul. 18, 2018 )

Central Piedmont Community College: CPCC Juried Student Art Show

Each year, Central Piedmont Community College’s (CPCC) Visual Arts Department hosts a Juried Student Show recognizing students’ works in painting, photography, drawing, ceramics, jewelry and sculpture. Students who have works featured in the show receive an array of awards, ranging from the Presidential and CPCC... Read More
Gallery open Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m

Pease Gallery, Learning Resources Center. -- Contact Jeff Lowrance: (704) 330-6660, jeff.lowrance@cpcc.edu , http://www.cpcc.edu
Free

Charlotte -- Thu., Apr. 19, 2018 ( Wed., Mar. 28, 2018 - Wed., Jul. 18, 2018 )

Central Piedmont Community College: EXHIBITION: 2018 Juried Student Show

The Annual Juried Student Show encompasses the creative talents of CPCC Visual Arts program students.
Opening Reception/Awards Ceremony:  April 10, 5:00-7:00 PM

Pease Gallery, Learning Resources Center. -- (704) 330-6660 , http://cpcc.edu/
Free

Raleigh -- Thu., Apr. 19, 2018 ( Sat., Apr. 7, 2018 - Sun., Jul. 22, 2018 )

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

You Are Here features immersive art installations by 14 contemporary artists, including large-scale light works; sound installations; video works; mixed-media, room-size environments; and site-specific projects. The artists in this exhibition employ a diversity of media to create intriguing experiences that engage... Read More
This exhibition is on display in the East Building, Level B, and Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park

North Carolina Museum of Art. -- (919) 715-5923 , http://ncartmuseum.org/
$

Raleigh -- Thu., Apr. 19, 2018 ( Sat., Apr. 7, 2018 - Sun., Jul. 22, 2018 )

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

You Are Here features 20 immersive art installations by 15 contemporary artists, including large-scale light works, sound installations, video works, mixed-media room-size environments, and site-specific projects. Some are delightfully low-tech, transforming ordinary materials into awe-inspiring visuals, while... Read More
This exhibition takes over an entire floor of the NCMA’s temporary exhibition galleries and also transforms the landscape in the Museum Park, creating a campus-wide presentation of contemporary experiential art.  Opening weekend April 7, 10 am to 5 pm; April 7 all-nighter, 8:30 pm to 10 am; April 8, 10 am to 5... Read More

North Carolina Museum of Art. -- (919) 839-6262 , http://www.ncartmuseum.org/exhibition
$15 - $12

Wilmington -- Thu., Apr. 19, 2018 ( Sat., Mar. 3, 2018 - Sun., Aug. 5, 2018 )

North Carolina Arts Council: Artist Fellowship Exhibition

The North Carolina Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship Exhibition opens Saturday, March 3 at the Cameron Art Museum (CAM) in Wilmington with the works of 17 contemporary artists. The artists participating in the show include ten visual artists, three... Read More

Cameron Art Museum. -- (910) 395-5999 , http://cameronartmuseum.org/
$10 adults, $8 seniors/military/students, children under 16 free if accompanied by adult