Tickets Available for RSVP’s Production of The Curious Savage

Tickets for RSVP Community Theatre’s production of The Curious Savage go on sale October 18 at Morings Fine Crafts, 123 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro.  Adult admission is $10.00 and senior (60+) and student (to age 18) admission is $8.00.  Tickets may be bought in person or by phone at 336-629-0399, using cash, check, or card.  At the door, only cash or check can be taken.  Open seating.

Performances will be given at the Sunset Theatre, 234 Sunset Avenue in downtown Asheboro.  Dates for evening shows are November 7, 8, 14, and 15 at 7:30 pm.  There will be two Sunday matinees, November 9 and 16, at 2:30.


Opening Reception for Gayle Lambeth at the Ragan House

gaylelambethThe NWRCAC proudly presents the art of Gayle Lambeth now on display at the Ragan House! Gayle Lambeth is a native of Archdale. She began painting in 2007 and has taken workshops and classes under several artists.  Although Gayle paints using watercolor and acrylics, her favorite medium is oil.  With oils she can achieve rich texture and vibrant colors.  Gayle lives in Archdale with her husband, Steve. You can see Gayle Lambeth’s paintings from October to December at the Ragan House located at 118 Trindale Road, Archdale NC. An opening reception will be held this Sunday, October 19th, from 2-4pm.

Don’t miss a chance to meet one of our local artists. For more information, visit us at, or call 802-1957. Gayle Lambeth accepts commission work and can be reached at

Westmoore Pottery Presents Hearthside Cookery Program

cooking guild 2On Saturday, October 18, Westmoore Pottery will present “Stepping Back in Time:  Hearthside Cookery.”  Cooks from The Historical Cooking Guild of the Catawba Valley will be the guest presenters this year as they cook foods in the large fireplace at Westmoore Pottery using historical “receipts” (as recipes were then called) from the late 18th century.

For this presentation, the Historical Cooking Guild of the Catawba Valley will be preparing Scots Irish foods such as would have been cooked and served in the backcountry of North Carolina in the latter 1700s.  This will include some familiar foods, such as apple pie and shortbread, as well as some less common dishes – colcannon, bannocks, haggis, and metheglin among them.  Butter will be churned as well.   Sampling of many of the dishes will be allowed as foods finish cooking.

This experienced and very active group, a branch of the Mecklenburg Historical Association, travels from their home base near Charlotte, NC all over the country, teaching others and constantly learning more about historical cooking themselves.  The cooks frequently demonstrate period cookery at the James K. Polk State Historic Site in Pineville, NC near Charlotte.

Westmoore Pottery is well known for making and providing replica historical pottery used for heritage cookery programs and museum furnishings.   The Historical Cooking Guild of the Catawba Valley will use Westmoore’s pottery in its cooking, to demonstrate how various pottery pieces were used in the 18th century.  Pots used will range from the more common bowls, pitchers, and plates to the lesser known pottery pipkins, skillets, and steep pans.

“I am excited to have The Historical Cooking Guild of the Catawba Valley this year,” says potter Mary Farrell.  “I have seen presentations these cooks have done at other venues.
They have a wealth of knowledge to share with the public.”

The Hearthside Cooking programs are always among Westmoore Pottery’s most popular special events, and attract a wide and varied audience who learn about a part of history that people sometimes forget about — the history of foods, cooking skills, and the daily tasks of those who lived long ago.  These programs interest many different types of people – history buffs, cooks, foodies, pottery enthusiasts, teachers, and lifetime learners.  Never has history tasted so good!

Westmoore Pottery will be open from 9 am – 5 pm on Saturday, October 18.  The hearthside cooking demonstrations will run from 10 am – 3 pm.  (The end of the day is allotted to washing dishes!)  Visitors may come at any point during the day, and come back as often as they like to see the various foods being cooked.  No admission fee will be charged and no pre-registration is required.

“We sometimes have people who stay the whole day to watch, ask questions, and learn,” adds Mary, “though most visitors just come for a part of the day.”

Since the cooks will be making and explaining different foods throughout the day, returning later in the day means more watching and learning . . . and more sampling!

In conjunction with the Hearth Cookery program, Mill Creek Forge (next door to Westmoore Pottery) will also be open with demonstrations making hand forged ironwork by blacksmith Jerry Darnell and friends.  Jerry is one of the most skilled blacksmiths working in the US today.  His work is used and treasured by many hearth cooks.

Westmoore Pottery is located at 4622 Busbee Road, just off Highway 705 halfway between the small towns of Seagrove and Robbins, in North Carolina.

Artist Cara Bevan publishes Children’s Book

CaraBevan_ImprobableA children’s picture book two years in the making, local artist Cara Bevan proudly presents Improbable…Never Impossible. It is a gentle story about love; a story of old with lessons of good morals and beautiful art. In a hardened world it is also a reminder to adults that they were once young and full of imagination. Here they can find a wonderful and safe place on a farm where a cat and a mouse come together, in only a way that two hearts were meant to join.

“The painted illustrations are very detailed and colorful,” said artist Cara Bevan. “Painting them was the most enjoyable set of artworks I’ve ever made.” The animals and scenes in the book were inspired by her own family farm and pets. Above all she hopes to share a beautiful story, written by her friend pen named VixyyFox.

Improbable…Never Impossible is for sale through the publisher Rabbit Valley and Bevan will also be participating in Archdale Public Library’s Author Breakfast. On October 25th from 9am to noon local authors will present their books to an audience and hold book signings. The breakfast is free for the public to attend and there will be refreshments.

Don’t miss this newly published children’s book. You can purchase it online and see details at Cara Bevan’s website:

Call to Artists – Charlotte Art League

Charlotte“FALL INTO ART”
Charlotte Art League Gallery
November 7-28, 2014
Charlotte Art League (CAL) Gallery  1517 Camden Road, Charlotte, NC  28203

ELIGIBILITY (there is no theme for this exhibit)
All artists eighteen (18) years and older are invited to participate.
Join CAL today and receive discounted entry fees throughout the year.  General membership is $50 a year.

ENTRY FEES  Entry fee is non-refundable.
CAL Members: First two (2) entries $25. Additional entries are $6 each.  (six entries maximum)
Non-Members: First two (2) entries $35. Additional entries are $15 each. (four entries maximum)
This is a “juried” show, so not all entries will be exhibited.  The Juror will select all art to be exhibited.  The Juror will choose the awards.  Entrants will be called ONLY if their work is selected for Exhibition.
Those NOT called should pick up work on date indicated below.

Artists, please attend the opening reception to meet patrons and increase the potential for sales. We would also be grateful for you to volunteer a few hours of your time at gallery crawl.

Entries Accepted:     Friday Oct 31, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Saturday Nov 1, 12:00 pm- 400 pm

Sunday Nov 2, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Pick up declined work:  Tues Nov 4, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm (and usual gallery hours)

Opening Reception:       Friday, November 7, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, Awards presented at 7 pm

Last Day of Show:            Friday, November 28 (CAL will be closed Thurs Nov 27 and Fri Nov 28)

Pick up exhibited work:    Saturday November 29- Sunday November 30 (during gallery hours) (more…)

Call For Artists: Bev’s Fine Art


Bev’s Fine Art is now accepting entries to all local North Carolina professional and amateur artists. We are very excited to receive submissions from a diverse group of artists that represent North Carolina’s beautiful landscapes.


All art mediums will be considered from photography, wall sculpture, fabric, mixed media, all paintings and drawings including, oil, acrylic, pastels, ink, and graphite. Artwork selected will be purchased and put on display in Hillsborough, NC.


Deadline for submissions are November 5th 2014. Once artists are selected they will be responsible for shipping and delivery of artwork. For more details and exclusions please refer to this Rules, Guidelines, and Instructions below.


Entrants must submit images in JPG or PDF image files. Submissions will only be accepted through with a completed entry form attached.


7400 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
T: 919.870.5342

Carriage House Tea Tasting: Pumpkin Spice Black Tea

Asheboro, NC—-Carriage House Tea will be holding a free tea tasting on October 18, 2014 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Brightside Gallery, 170 Worth Street, Asheboro, NC. This tea tasting will be featuring their Pumpkin Spice Black Tea–an exquisite black tea from the tropical island of Sri Lanka. This is a FREE event and the public is invited.


Spooky Day At Brightside Gallery

Asheboro, NC—–Brightside Gallery will host SPOOKY events on October 18, 2014 from 1 to 4 p.m. Stop by to round out your Halloween season. You won’t want to miss this amazing line-up of talent! There will be a spooky storyteller on the front porch (Ray Albright); a spooky jewelry artist (Susan Reynolds) in the jewelry parlor and a spooky doll maker (Mary Davis) in the front parlor. These events are all FREE and open to the public. (more…)

Piedmont Craftsmen’s 51st Fair

More than 120 of the finest artisans from across the southeastern United States will fill the booths at Piedmont Craftsmen’s 51st Fair in Winston-Salem, NC on November 22 and 23.   The Fair, which presents a broad sampling of the finest work available in artist-designed handmade home goods, wearables, jewelry, furniture and decorative items, wraps up a year-long celebration of Piedmont Craftsmen’s 50th Anniversary. (more…)

Deadline for N.C. Artist Fellowships is Monday, Nov. 3

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Arts Council will accept applications for the 2014-15 Artist Fellowship awards for songwriters, composers, and writers until Monday, Nov. 3, 2014.

The Artist Fellowship program, now in its 34th year, supports creative development and the creation of new work for artists in North Carolina. The Artist Fellowship allows artists to set aside time to work and to buy supplies and equipment.

The fellowship award is $10,000. Fellowship guidelines can be found at


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