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The December 2012 Issue of Carolina Arts is Now Ready to Download

December 1, 2012

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The December 2012 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at (www.carolinaarts.com) – all 63 pages of it. Our download numbers for the November issue dropped down to 95,000. Elections – who needs them.

We ask that you help us bring the news about the Carolina visual art community to others by spreading the link for the download around to your e-mail lists and posting it on your Facebook page. Once people see all that is going on in the visual art community they will spread it around to their lists and on their Facebook pages. We started using Twitter this month – so you can find us at (http://twitter.com/carolinaarts/). Follow us.

The link is: (http://www.carolinaarts.com/1212/1212carolinaarts.pdf).

If you would like to get direct notice that our latest issue is ready to be downloaded you can send us an e-mail to (info@carolinaarts.com) to be placed on our mailing list.

So download that PDF and dig in – it makes for good reading and shows that you have lots of opportunities to enjoy the visual arts in the Carolinas. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make the paper possible.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts
843/825-3408
info@carolinaarts.com

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Vista Studios in Columbia, SC, Host the Midlands Clay Arts Society’s 12th Annual Holiday Sale – Nov. 29 – Dec. 2, 2012

November 23, 2012

Vista Studios in Columbia, SC, will present the Midlands Clay Arts Society’s 12th Annual Holiday Sale, on view in Gallery 80808, from Nov. 29 through Dec. 2, 2012. An opening reception will be held on Nov. 29, from 5-8pm.

The Midlands Clay Arts Society’s 12th Annual Holiday Sale features one-of-a-kind, handmade gifts by South Carolina based ceramic artists. It is a much anticipated opportunity to view and purchase unique, original, works of art, from whimsical sculptures to classic functional pieces, decorative accessories, and everything in between.


Work by Mike & Patz Fowle

Participating artists for this year’s event are: Adele Thornhill, Alice Klaas, Anne Schultz, Barbara Mitchell, Becky Leonard, Betsy Kaemmerlen, Dawn Caldwell, Jeannie Lindler, Margaret Arial, Mary Lou Price, Mary Lou Wu, Pam Bailey, Patz & Mike Fowle, Renee Rouillier, Rick Shackleford, Rita Ruth Cockrell, Susan Kennedy, Susan Tondreau-Dwyer, Susanne Sievers, Suzy Shealy, Teresa Tipton, Terry Meek, Tim Graham, and Tuula Widdifield.


Work by Tuula Widdifield

The event takes place at Gallery 80808 at 808 Lady Street, Columbia SC 29201. The sale takes place over four days: Thursday, Nov. 29, noon-8pm; Friday, Nov. 30, noon-8pm; Saturday, Dec. 1, noon-4pm; and Sunday, December 2, noon-4pm. Admission is free; cash and checks only are accepted.

MCAS was organized in 1987 to foster fellowship, education and creativity among local potters and clay artists and to promote appreciation of all things made from clay.

If you would like more information about the sale, contact Adele Thornhill by e-mail at (adele@adelethornhill.com) or call 201/839-6386 or visit the MCAS Facebook page at (www.facebook.com/MidlandsClayArts).

UNC Asheville in Asheville, NC, to Hold Holiday Ceramic and Art Sale – Nov. 30 & Dec. 1, 2012

November 13, 2012

UNC Asheville’s art department will hold its annual holiday sale of ceramics, glass and other art objects from 4-7pm, Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, and 10am-2pm, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, in the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, located on the ground floor of Owen Hall in Asheville, NC. The sale is open to the public.

A wide variety of functional and decorative items crafted by UNC Asheville students will be on sale with prices beginning at $5. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the university’s art department.

For more information, call 828/251-6559.

The November 2012 Issue of Carolina Arts is Now Ready to Download

November 1, 2012

The November 2012 issue of Carolina Arts is up on our website at (www.carolinaarts.com) – all 74 pages of it. Our download numbers for the October issue came in just over 175,000. That’s right – it’s not a typo.

We ask that you help us bring the news about the Carolina visual art community to others by spreading the link for the download around to your e-mail lists and posting it on your Facebook page. Once people see all that is going on in the visual art community they will spread it around to their lists and on their Facebook pages.

The link is: (http://www.carolinaarts.com/1112/1112carolinaarts.pdf).

If you would like to get direct notice that our latest issue is ready to be downloaded you can send us an e-mail to (info@carolinaarts.com) to be placed on our mailing list.

So download that PDF and dig in – it makes for good reading and shows that you have lots of opportunities to enjoy the visual arts in the Carolinas. And, don’t forget to find a way to thank our advertisers – they make the paper possible.

Thanks – Tom and Linda Starland
Carolina Arts
843/825-3408
info@carolinaarts.com

The Greensboro Historical Museum’s Shop in Greensboro, NC, Offers Celtic Pottery Trunk Show and Demonstration – Dec. 1, 2012

October 30, 2012

The Greensboro Historical Museum’s Shop in Greensboro, NC, will offer a John Dortch Memorial Series Event – Greensboro’s Celtic Pottery Trunk Show and Demonstration, on Dec. 1, 2012, from 2-5pm.

Talk with Greensboro artists, Janet Gaddy and Timothy Moran, who produce pottery influenced by their Celtic heritage and personal reflections. Gaddy, a Greensboro College instructor, creates porcelain sculptural pieces and stoneware folk art, while Moran, a North Carolina certified master potter, specializes in crystalline glazes on wheel-thrown porcelain.


Work by Janet Gaddy

Using his potter’s wheel, Moran will create a ring vase during the trunk show event at the Greensboro Historical Museum Shop.


Work by Timothy Moran

The Celtic Pottery’s trunk show will include smaller decorative pieces along with monumental collectibles.

The Greensboro Historical Museum is located at 130 Summit Avenue in Greensboro. Museum and Shop Hours: Tue. – Sat., 10am– 5pm and Sun., 1-5pm.

For further info call 336/373-2043 or visit (www.greensborohistory.org).

Garth Clark visits North Carolina to discuss the Future of Traditional Pottery

October 4, 2012

Garth Clark is considered by many to be one of the great contemporary critics and writers in the field of ceramics.  South African by birth, he has lived in the US since the mid nineteen-seventies.  He ran galleries in LA and NYC with his partner Mark del Vecchio for thirty years.  He has been a prolific writer and advocate of ceramics in all its forms, and has lectured all over the world.  This affords the state of NC and its potters a unique opportunity to exchange ideas with one of our field’s brightest thinkers.

On Oct. 16, 2012, in Charlotte, NC (10am-3pm): Clark will deliver the keynote lecture in a symposium called “Traditional Pottery: Back to the Future,” presented by the Delhom Service League at the Mint Museum’s Randolph Road location.  After Garth’s lecture there will be ample time for audience participation. The keynote address will be preceded by shorter presentations by Matt Jones, Mark Hewitt and Charlotte Brown Wainwright. The symposium is organized by the Delhom Service League, an affiliate group of The Mint Museum devoted to the support and study of ceramics. Admission is $25 or $20 for Mint members and includes lunch. Reservations will be required.  Contact: Barbara Perry by e-mail at (bperry10@att.net).

On Oct. 18, 2012, in Raleigh, NC (6-8pm):  Clark will deliver a lecture on the subject of traditional pottery, its present and future, and host questions from the audience.  Event will be held at the Gregg Museum at NC State University, located at 2610 Cates Ave, 2nd floor Talley Student Center. For info call 919/515-3503 or visit (www.ncsu.edu/arts).

On Oct. 20, 2012, in Asheville, NC (2-4pm):  Clark will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Andrew Glasgow. Other panelists will include Mark del Vecchio (writer and gallerist), Mark Hewitt (potter), and Jean Mclaughlin (executive director of the Penland School of Craft).  The event will be hosted by UNCA and the Center for Craft Creativity and Design and held on the campus of UNCA. Exact Location TBA. For info call UNCA’s Art Department at 828/251-6559 or at (http://art.unca.edu/).

 

 

 

North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, Offers Free Admission for American Craft Week – Oct. 5 – 14, 2012

October 4, 2012

The North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, “for people who love the potter’s craft” is supporting American Craft Week, Oct. 5 – 14, 2012. In honor and recognition of this important statewide craft the Center will have free admission during this time frame.

It is the mission of the North Carolina Pottery Center to promote public awareness and appreciation of the history, heritage, and ongoing tradition of pottery-making in North Carolina through educational programs, public services, collection and preservation.

The North Carolina Pottery Center is your first stop in exploring our state’s deep heritage in pottery. Located in Seagrove, one of the state’s key pottery centers, the North Carolina Pottery Center offers a variety of exhibits and activities that will delight the novice and enthusiast alike. Permanent exhibits trace the history of NC Pottery from the Native Americans to the present. Changing exhibits focus on topics of both historic and contemporary work by the state’s potters. Displays and information will help you find your way to the potteries of Seagrove and around the state.

The current exhibit on display during American Craft Week is “The Collector’s Eye II: Seven Perspectives”, which features approximately 140 pots from seven female collectors and contains examples of the very best of their collections. On Saturdays, a local potter gives day-long demonstrations in the Center’s Education Building.

The NCPC is a private nonprofit entity, funded primarily through memberships, grants, admissions, and appropriations.

The Center is open, Tue. – Sat., 10am-4pm. Admission (excluding free special events): $2 – adults, $1 – students 9th through 12th grades, Free – children through 8th grade, free – NCPC members. Handicap accessible. Groups and tours welcomed.

For further information and details call 336/873-8430 or visit (www.NCPotteryCenter.org).

 

 

 

9th Annual Hilton Homeplace Pottery Sale Takes Place in Newton, NC – Oct. 13, 2012

October 4, 2012

The 9th annual Hilton Homeplace Pottery Sale will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, from 8am to 4pm at the old C.R. Hilton home place in the community of Blackburn, outside of Newton, NC.

A number of local potters connected to the Hilton family will be represented, including B. R. (Bob) Hilton, 4th generation potter of the Hilton family, Sybil Scronce Hedspeth of Pottery by Sybil, Judy Petrie of Carolina Cameo, and John Hilton, grandson of famed post-Civil War potter John Wesley Helton. A limited number of pieces will be available from Heather Hilton, Bob’s daughter, now a 5th generation potter from the Hilton family, and Irene Hatley, granddaughter of C.R. Hilton.

Bob Hilton, who resides at the home place, has renovated an old building on the property that he uses as a gallery full time. Nine years ago he decided to begin the annual sale to honor his heritage and share some of the long history of the Hilton family with others who are interested in pottery as traditional vessels. The Hiltons were known for usable, functional pieces, and Bob continues his work in that same tradition, as the family has for close to 150 years. The C. R. Hilton home place is about two miles from the original site of John Wesley Hilton’s pottery shop, who began the pottery industry for the Hilton family after the Civil War.

Sybil Scronce Hedspeth of Pottery by Sybil grew up in the Blackburn community and now lives and turns in Granite Falls, NC. Judy Petrie of Carolina Cameo applies clay slip in relief on traditional pottery. Judy began her craft more than thirty years ago on pieces turned for her by Boyd Shuford Hilton, Bob’s late father. John Hilton lives and turns in Lincoln County.

Light refreshments will be served. Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church will offer breakfast and lunch on the grounds, with proceeds benefiting mission work that the church supports. Live turning demonstrations will occur throughout the day.

The address is 4026 Old State Road in Newton, NC.

For directions, a map or any other information, go to (www.hiltonhomeplace.com), or call 704/462-1304.

 

 

 

Falling Rivers Gallery in Albemarle, NC, Presents 5th Annual Pottery Show – Sept. 28 and 29, 2012

September 13, 2012


Falling Rivers Gallery and the Stanly Arts Guild in Albemarle, NC, is honored to host “Celebrating our Pottery Harvest”, the 5th Annual Pottery Show at the Gallery, located at 119 West Main Street in Albemarle. The Show will be held on September 28th and 29th, Friday and Saturday. The hours are 10am-5pm on both days with an open reception held until 7pm on Friday evening. Potters from Stanly and surrounding counties will showcase their work and offer them for sale. For the past four years, the show has attracted pottery enthusiasts from across the state.  This year’s event includes returning potters as well as first-time participants.

“We are expecting to have a great selection of new work by our current members and visiting potters at this year’s show. As always, we want to expose the public to innovative new artists as well as bring new collections from their favorite local potters” states Nancy Lipe, Gallery Director of Falling Rivers Gallery. Unlike traditional pottery shows, this event is able to utilize the resources of the Gallery for checkout and wrapping.

“This show is fun for the potters as they can spend their time interacting with customers and each other, and also for the customers as they have a single checkout rather than having to pay each potter individually for purchases.  It creates a very laid-back atmosphere in this very beautiful Gallery setting” adds Bobbie Listerman from River Road Clayworks.

This year the Gallery will host pottery from eight area potteries including three potteries participating for the first time.

The Falling Rivers Gallery is the cooperative sales venue of the Stanly Arts Guild and is supported in part by the Albemarle Downtown Improvement LLC and the Stanly County Arts Council, and receives support from the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources, and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes a great nation deserves great art.

More information can be found on our website at (www.fallingriversgallery.com).

 

 

 

The North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, Receives Z. Smith Reynolds Grant

July 18, 2012

The Board of Directors and Staff, on behalf of our Membership, are pleased to announce that the North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, NC, has been awarded a grant from the Zachary Smith Reynolds Foundation, Inc.  This special grant for $65,000 will be distributed over a two-year period and will serve as the core support for the installation of a new executive director.

The NCPC is very excited about this opportunity to begin a nationwide search for a new museum director. This is a remarkable accomplishment for the NCPC given the present economic climate. By finding the NCPC worthy of this financial award, the Trustees of the Z Smith Reynolds Foundation, Inc., have demonstrated their confidence in the museum to bring stability and economic development to the pottery communities of our state. In keeping with the mission of the NCPC, to promote and preserve our state’s continuing pottery traditions, this grant will bring us the leadership required to move it forward into new partnerships, resource sharing, increased educational offerings, greater exposure, on-going exciting exhibitions, workshops, and off-site events.

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, Inc., was founded in 1936 and named as a memorial for the youngest son of the founder, R. J. Reynolds. In 1951 the foundation was increased by a trust from the uncle, William Neal Reynolds.   The Foundation, now comprised of the income from the ZSR Trust and the W. N. Reynolds Trust, has distributed grants to recipients of all 100 North Carolina counties, totaling more than $493 million. The NCPC is very honored to be one of the latest recipients of this prestigious award. This endorsement will provide the NCPC with valuable standing as it approaches a new future of vigorous partnerships targeted towards the promotion and preservation of our pottery and the arts.

The mission of the North Carolina Pottery Center is to promote public awareness of and appreciation for the history, heritage, and ongoing tradition of pottery making in North Carolina.

The Center is located at 233 East Avenue in Seagrove, NC. Hours of operation are Tue. – Sat., 10am – 4pm.

Also, don’t forget the Pottery Center will be hosting its 13th Annual Auction, “Going, Going, Gone to Pots,” on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales in Hillsborough, NC. This year there will be an unprecedented, star-studded, pre-auction supper, called, “Fill Your Plate,” with food prepared by several of the Triangle’s best chefs, and served on plates made by North Carolina potters. You can read all about it at this link.

For more information, please call 336/873-8430 or go to (www.ncpotterycenter.org).