If you are still pondering what project to support on Power2Give/NorthCarolina you might want to experience some of the organizations arts and cultural offerings starting today through Sunday, April 13.
Here’s a brief look at some activities. Use the links to the websites to find out more about what’s happening.
North Carolina Pottery Center, Seagrove
Through April 26 visitors can see the exhibition, Teachers of Tradition: NC’s Heritage Award-Winning Potters. This is a temporary show highlighting and honoring the exemplary work of thirteen of the state’s outstanding traditional potters. The Pottery Center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Free. (The North Carolina Heritage Awards are a program of the North Carolina Arts Council and the 2014 concert and ceremony is scheduled Tuesday, May. 20. Tickets are still available.)
Cherokee County Arts Council, Murphy
If you missed the opening reception you can view the new Cherokee County School exhibition Elementary A School Arts Show from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Also on tap is a needle felting workshop at 11:30 a.m. where you can learn to make cute needle felted critters. The cost $45, plus supplies. Reservations are required so if you miss this opportunity visit their calendar for the next class.
Power2Give Project Update: The Arts Council only needs $1,275 to ensure that there is music during the First Fridays Murphy Art Walk! Isn’t it great to listen to local musicians while visiting downtown galleries, shopping and enjoying a nice summers eve? Remember every dollar you give is match by fifty cents!
North Carolina Stage Company, Asheville
Tonight through Sunday you can enjoy Venus in Fur by David Ives, nominated for the 2012 Best New Play award. A frustrated playwright and a mysterious actress find themselves caught in a sexy and brutal pas de deux of power. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Power2Give Project Update: This dynamic professional theater only needs $1,574 to help fill large potholes and irregular concert for wheelchairs to the entrance and shed a little light. This video with Artistic Director Charlie Flynn-McIver demonstrates the needs for funding. (Remember not to try Charlie’s stunt at home!)
Madison County Arts Council, Marshall
The Arts Council is sponsoring the Fiddlin’ 5K on Saturday and it’s not too later to register! The family event is at Mars Hill College and supports the Bascom Lamar Lunsford “Minstrel of Appalahia” Festival and the Arts Council’s Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM), a program that teaches traditional music and dance to local, school age children. After the 5K enjoy music from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Arts of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City
In April the Jenkins Gallery Featured Artist is paintings by Margie Sawyer, Historic Land Trust Show in partnership with The Mahler Gallery in Raleigh. The 515 Gallery is featuring Katherine Wassink, a fiber artist.
Power2Give Project Update: The project to send students to New York for iTheatrics this summer for a week to perform in instructional choreography videos for the new shows that will be released this fall is only 28-percent funded. Give today!
Hickory Community Theatre, Hickory
This award-winning theatre, located in downtown Hickory, is featuring The Lion in Winter through Saturday, April 19 in the Fireman’s Kitchen. Lion in Winter, by James Goldman, is a modern day classic that tells the story of the Plantagenet family who are locked in a free for all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom. The performance begins at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Power2Give Project Update: The theatre needs to upgrade the sound system to provide wireless microphones for actors. The mics will make sure that every audience member can hear! They are 26 –percent toward their goal of $3,000.
Cullowhee Mountain Arts, Sylva
Cullowhee Mountain ARTS offers amazing workshops in mixed media, painting, ceramics, book arts, printing making and creative writing. These are week long immersion workshop that require advance registration. Visit their website for details.
Power2GiveProjectUpdate: The Cullowhee Mountain ARTS hosts and annual Summer ARTS series at Western Carolina University’s Bardo Fine and Performing Art Center in Cullowhee, and they would like to send five art or English teachers in Jackson and Macon County to the workshop. The scholarships will provide professional development for teachers in the fields. Only 24 parents of the project is funded.
Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill
The Museum, located on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill, will host an opening reception for the exhibition Field Studies: Works in Paper by Bryant Holsenbeck and Ann Marie Kennedy on Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The exhibition chronicles the daily observations and connections to nature of the two artists. On Saturday there are several gallery activities: Drawings In the Galleries at 10 a.m.; Drawings for Tweens: Drawing from Nature at 10:30 a.m. and “Encounter Art Tour” at 3 p.m. The museum’s permanent collection is always available, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
Transylvania Community Arts Council, Brevard
On display through April 30 is the Transylvania Count Public Schools Student Art Exhibit, which is a partnership with the county public schools. The show features artwork by students in K–12 grades. The arts council also has a gallery for local and regional artists to display and sell their work. The gallery is open Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Power2GiveProjectUpdate: The Arts Council will be offering pottery classes to children and adults. They have the space but need the equipment and funds to offer scholarships. The Arts Council is working with Rise and Shine and the Boys & Girls Club.
Asheville Art Museum, Asheville
On Saturday and Sunday Beasts of the Southern Wild will be shown at 2 p.m. as part of the weekend Film Screening. The 2012 Oscar-nominated drama follows a little girl named Hushpuppy who lives in a dilapidated pocket of homes in the Mississippi Delta. When her father falls ill and natural disasters strike, Hushpuppy sets off to find her long-lost mother. The permanent collection is also open for viewing.
Power2GiveProjectUpdate: Testing 1, 2, 3…will enable the Asheville Art Museum to improve and upgrade its current microphone and speaker system.