Four non-profit arts organizations that provide cultural opportunities in the Triangle, Cullowhee, Transylvania and Burke counties need a few bucks by the end of June. And, for every dollar you donate there will be a match of fifty-cents, so there’s no better time to connect your passion for arts and culture in your community!
The Power2Give/North Carolina online platform not only makes it easy to donate but you actually see how your dollars are being spent.
One project, Sharing Jazz, From Veteran Musicians to Young Hotshots! brings the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra, the Second Line Stompers, and the Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble together to present the annual Paul Montgomery Memorial Father’s Day Concert at the Raleigh Little Theater amphitheater.
Your support of the Father’s Day concert will not only be a chance to enjoy great jazz with your whole family celebrating Dad’s you’ll also be providing an opportunity for the young musicians to participate in a clinic with professional performers.
The concert honors Paul Montgomery, a well-known area pianist and the star of a Raleigh radio and TV show. The concert is a true family affair. Gregg Gelb, the director of the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra and the Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble, is Mr. Montgomery’s son-in-law. Mr. Montgomery’s daughter Kathy Montgomery Gelb and son Chris Gelb also perform during the concerts.
“Your gift to Power2Give will support a special concert by guest artists and a clinic where veteran performers will work with students,” said Dr. Gregg Gelb. “We are working very hard to keep jazz alive and welcome contributions for this project. Let’s keep jazz alive in the Triangle!”
Pottery classes will be offered year-round for adults and children by the Transylvania Community Arts Council if they can raise $3,000 for a kiln and an outbuilding to store the kiln.
“Our mission is to nurture the creative spirit of all artists, youth and individuals in our county,” said Paula Wesley of the Transylvania Community Arts Council. “This project will allow our community to experience the rich heritage of pottery making that our area is known for and to provide a creative outlet for our underserved and economically challenged children.”
The Arts Council, based in Brevard, has the space for pottery classes, but no equipment. Through a partnership with Rise and Shine and the Boys & Girls Club scholarships will be offered to children interested in learning how to make traditional pottery.
With your support kids in Transylvania County can learn how it feels to make something with their own hands! Click here to give now!
In Burke County the original county jailhouse is the home of the arts council! Steeped in history this Power2Give project will transform the exterior of the building with original artwork by local artist, Debbie Van Ordstrand.
Using tile, colored glass, mirror, and rocks indigenous to the area the artist create mosaics for the outside windows, which currently feature bars from the original jail! What’s fun about this project is that it will involve the community working together to make the 6 ½ ‘x 3 ½’ mosaics.
The hands-on art project will take place at the upcoming ART ON THE SQUARE scheduled Saturday, June 7th on the Historic Courthouse Square in Downtown Morganton. Help the community raise $3,000 now to make their downtown square lively and vibrant!
Imagine contributing to a project that would provide a glimpse of ancient history to the world! That sure would have an impact for art loves and those interested in ancient cultures. The Ackland Art Museum needs your help to document Asian scrolls that bring to life the cultures of China and Japan.
These scrolls are some of the most precious and fragile in the Ackland collection. Every time they are unrolled there is a chance of damage. Your gift will allow the UNC-Chapel Hill art museum to photograph 73 scrolls and 11 Asian screens can be added to its online collection.
It only cost $34.10 to digitize each item. Are you ready to make these artifacts available to the world? Give now.