Original play ‘Black Blue & Invisible’ to cap Randolph Reads: Invisible Man

MikeWileyStories of those who feel invisible in the community will inform Black Blue & Invisible, an original play created for Randolph Reads: Invisible Man by actor/playwright Mike Wiley.

The show, sponsored by the City of Asheboro, will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 27, and 3 p.m. Sunday, September 28, at the Sunset Theatre, 234 Sunset Avenue. The performance is free and the public is invited.

Black Blue & Invisible interweaves three elements: Chip Womick’s interviews for his series of articles in The Courier-Tribune on invisibility in the community; Wiley’s own personal narrative; and parts of another play, Sketches of a Man by Dr. Kashif Powell, which explores Ellison’s work.

Wiley says Black, Blue & Invisible proceeds from Ellison’s question, “Why am I so black and blue?” He calls the play a thoughtful investigation of what shared experiences evoke the feeling of invisibility.

2015 NC Artists Exhibition

2015 NC Artists Exhibition

To register for the 2015 NC Artists Exhibition:  go to – enter your username and password – click on HOW TO APPLY and follow the 3 steps to set up your profile, upload your images and apply to the call.

Registration opens October 1, 2014

Stanly County Arts Guild Member Show

Stanly County Arts Guild announces its Member Show 2014.  Click the link to download the prospectus.  2014-Members-Show-prospectus

Sponsored by the Stanly Arts Guild
October 7 – November 6, 2014
The Stanly Arts Guild at Falling Rivers Gallery
119 West Main Street, Albemarle, NC, 28001
(704) 983-4278


Brightside Gallery is ending its 2014 “front porch season” in style with a Friday evening function on September 19, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Brightside Gallery is located at 170 Worth Street, Asheboro, NC. This is at the corner of Worth and Cox streets. Local band The Barrister Boys will play, Native Son Vineyard will be doing a wine tasting on the front porch, there will be a garden party at Herb N Garden and Carriage House Tea will be doing a free tea tasting.

Randolph Arts Guild to Feature Artist Les Caison III during Sept. Out and About

Asheboro — On Friday, Septeresize_ sunset theatrember 19th at 6pm for the last of the monthly downtown “Out & About Asheboro” events, The Randolph Arts Guild’s featured artist will be their own Program Director, Les Caison III. The downtown Out & About events are organized by Asheboro’s Downtown Business Association. The monthly evening event provides an opportunity for the community to enjoy an evening in downtown asheboro with many local shops offering extended hours and featuring special events.

During the last four years in his role as the Guild’s Program Director Les has utilized his artistic skills and creative talent to cultivate cultural opportunities for the citizens of Randolph County.  In addition to these efforts Caison is also an active, working and award winning visual artist. Originally a native of Greensboro, NC, Les is a graduate of Appalachian State University. Les’ work centers on narrative paintings that manifest gracefully through his expressive, gestural style. These key aspects of his technique are highlighted by his unparalleled attention to details both in the composition and in the overall work’s presentation. His paintings have been exhibited throughout North Carolina and his patrons include international clientele. Les is currently preparing for a solo exhibition that opens at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone in December 2014.  Follow him via his blog: .

Les will be at the guild to unveil his limited edition print of a recent illustration of Asheboro’s Historic Sunset Theatre. These prints will be available for sale and Les does accepts a variety of commissions from time to time.  For more information contact the Randolph Arts Guild at (336) 629-0399.

NWRCAC Family Art Daze

The NWRCAC is announcing its annual Family Art Daze creative event to be held September 20th. Now at a new location, The Arts Academy of Archdale, this event plans to be a fun filled afternoon where children and parents alike can be creative. The Scrap Exchange, the provider of Art Daze, specializes in gathering donated and recycled materials that can be used in crafts and fun imaginative art. They bring items like foam, rubber corks, silk flowers, recycled folders, wire, gauze, and much much more.  Children, and adults, of all ages can come by to create with us at no cost!  Children have just as much fun as the adults as anything can be made from flower vases to robots.

For the past 4 years the NWRCAC sponsored Art Daze event has been enjoyed and recommended by the families of Archdale. They are proud to host it again and hope to inspire kids of all ages. Many thanks to the city of Archdale for sponsoring this free community event.

Art Daze will be held at The Arts Academy, located at 304 Trindale Rd. Ste. D, in
Archdale, on September 20th from 10am to 2pm. To see more about Art Daze, visit the Art Daze page on the NWRCAC


Randolph Reads: Invisible Man brings Ellison documentary to Sunset Theatre

Randolph Reads: Invisible Man will screen the PBS American Masters documentary “Ralph Ellison, An American Journey” at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 18, at the Sunset Theatre.

The showing is free and the public is invited. The theatre is located at 234 Sunset Ave. in Asheboro.

Narrated by actor Andre Braugher, the film is a powerful look at the man behind one of the 20th Century’s most important literary works, and shows through interviews with scholars, critics and authors how Ellison was shaped by and shaped the landscape of American culture.

The thought-provoking, feature-length documentary will open viewers’ eyes to the historical relevance of Invisible Man and offer ideas for discussion and study.

Copper Repoussee with Anita Ammerman at Falling Rivers

unnamed-6Come join us for the unique opportunity to work with Anita Ammerman. Create 2 beautiful copper works. This medium is a form of metal relief using original designs, then antiqued to bring out the design.This class will be limited to 12 people so call, come in or visit the website to register. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, Sept. 20th 1-4pm, min. participants 4 and max 12. All Supplies included with a custom 8×10 mat. Cost is $45.00 Bring your own ideas for designs, logos or symbols along with a pencil.

Falling Rivers Gallery, 119 W. Main St. Albermarle. Questions? Call 704-983-4278.

Final Brightside Market of the Season

Brightside Gallery will host the final Brightside
Market of  its second season on September 13, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to
4:00 p.m. at 170 Worth Street, Asheboro, NC.  There is sure to be
something for everyone to enjoy at this event.

Brightside Gallery is hosting this market with eight vendors who will
be stationed on the front and side lawns of the property.  Joining us
this month are:  BrewBake’s Coffee and Cakes–selling lunch fare and
desserts; Kim Brownie has handmade candles; Wendi Mink will showcase
her handmade chainmaille jewelry; Henrietta Cummings makes herbal
products and tinctures—handcrafted in small batches; Dawn Williams
will debut her Bohemian style dresses, blouses, trolley totes and chic
fashion jewelry; Darrell Williams specializes in handmade ceramic
items; Teresa Williams will dazzle market shoppers with her handmade
fabric totes and other household items; and Rachel Wetsriru of
Asheboro will be presenting her fantasy trilogy set in a world of
dragons, flying horses and magic.

Gather up your friends and family and come out to enjoy a day of fresh
air, great market shopping, and tons of fun at an old timey market


Chug & Chunk Triathlon

We’re looking for the best mug throwers!  You got what it takes to enter RAG’s first annual Chug & Chunk Triathlon?  To enter you must be 21 or older, and have a sense of humor to compete in this wacky contest.  The winner in the women’s and men’s category take home 200 pounds of mid-range fire clay (that may need to be re-pugged) and all the bragging rights that go with this glorious farce where creativity and brawn collide.  And it only costs $10 bucks to enter.

A grandstand will be available for those who would like to watch the event and cheer your favorite contender!  It’s free!


Date:  November 9th at 2pm

Location:  Lumina Wine & Beer, 152 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro.

Judging:  contestants will be judged on creativity, speed, athletic performance, and zany subjective metrics.  1st, 2nd , and 3rd place are up for grabs.  1st place in each division wins 200 pounds of clay.

Triathlon Events: 1) chug 12 ounces of a beverage of your choice, 2)  throw a mug with handle (we know it won’t stick too well) on the pottery wheel, & 3)  Chunk the thrown mug for distance.

Ready to roll up your sleeves and prove your pottery prowess?  Register for this event via the below links (you will need to pay your registration fee online):

Click on Event Name for description/registration
Chug & Chunk Triathlon (Womens)
Open Seats 8
2:00 pm
-5:00 pm
Chug & Chunk Triathlon (Mens)
Open Seats 8
2:00 pm
-5:00 pm

Chug & Chunk Triathlon (Womens)

Nov 9,2014 - Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Throw clay.  Win 200 pounds of mid-range fire clay*.  Got the fire in you to compete? Must be 21 or over to enter.   *It may need to be re-pugged.  (:


Lumina Beer & Wine
152 Sunset Ave.
Asheboro, 27203

Event Fees:

Registration Fee -- womens $ 10.00

Chug & Chunk Triathlon (Mens)

Nov 9,2014 - Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Throw clay.  Win 200 pounds of mid-range fire clay*.  Got the fire in you to compete? Must be 21 or over to enter.   *It may need to be re-pugged.  (:


Lumina Beer & Wine
152 Sunset Ave.
Asheboro, 27203

Event Fees:

Registration Fee -- mens $ 10.00

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The Randolph Arts Guild

123 Sunset Avenue
Asheboro, NC 27203

PO Box 1033
Asheboro, NC 27204

Phone: (336) 629-0399
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