• Volunteers WILL be meeting tomorrow (Saturday 2/28/15) to move Rummage.

    Volunteers will be meeting tomorrow at 9am to start moving items from the Rummage Storage trailer behind Durham Printing (corner of Cox Rd. and Dorsett Ave.) Wear warm clothes and drive carefully. We won't have the big truck so we will need all the help and pickup trucks we can get.

RSVP Community Theatre Announces Auditions For Greater Tuna

RSVP Community Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for Greater Tuna, a comedy by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard.  Auditions will take place on Saturday, March 14, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, and Monday, March 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Moring Arts Center, 123 Sunset Avenue, in Asheboro.  Performance dates are April 24-26 and May 1-3 at the Sunset Theatre.

Greater Tuna has nineteen human characters and one dog to be played by two adult men.  The show will be directed by Philip Shore.  Shore is not looking for specific ages or body types so much as an artistic bond between the two actors.  Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script without advance preparation.  Actors should be willing to take a chance and try this show on from scratch.

The characters are male and female (and canine), old and young, slick and rough, ignorant and know-it-all, drunk and sober, fat and skinny and 100 per cent funny.  Holding the show together are two radio announcers who broadcast to the folks of Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas.

Actors will find many challenges in the parts.  Characterizations are distinct and detailed.  Because of all the costume changes, the pacing is Daytona.  Gentlemen, start your engines and give these auditions a test drive.  For more information about RSVP Community Theatre, go to RSVP Theatre on Facebook or visit www.rsvptheatre.org online.  Questions? Please call 336-736-3120.

Artspace Studio Opportunities


 Image: Artist Mary Kircher working in her studio at Artspace

Image: Artist Mary Kircher working in her studio at Artspace

3-Year Studio Lease Opportunity

Located in historic City Market in the heart of downtown Raleigh, Artspace offers 30 partially subsidized studios for professional visual artists. Apply now to be considered for an opportunity to join our vibrant open studio environment where artists work alongside peers and interact with art lovers from our community.

Applications for leases starting July 1, 2015 are due March 30, 2015.

Learn More and Apply

Regional Emerging Artist in Residence

Established in January 2000, the Regional Emerging Artist in Residence provides emerging visual artists with time and space to explore their work in a supportive, thriving artistic environment at Artspace.

Two artists in their early professional careers are chosen from a regional pool of applicants every six months.

Applications for July 2015 – January 2016 residencies are due March 30, 2015.

Learn More and Apply

Slideshow Presentation by Judith Duff at the North Carolina Pottery Center

Judith Duff in JapanOn Sunday, March 8, the North Carolina Pottery Center, located at 233 East Avenue in Seagrove, NC, will be open to the public from 12:30-4:30 pm. From 2:00-2:45 pm, in conjunction with the NC Potter’s Conference put on by the Randolph Arts Guild, Judith Duff of Brevard, NC, will be giving a presentation at the North Carolina Pottery Center relating her journey as a potter and the significant influence of the Japanese aesthetic and pottery on her work. She will discuss her several trips to Japan, the grant she received to replicate traditional Japanese Shinos, and the various kilns she has built and still fires.

Judith also guest curated the center’s current exhibition, Quiet Inspiration: Japanese Influence on North Carolina Potters, which runs through May 16. Judith states, “As a potter profoundly influenced by my own study in Japan, it has been deeply gratifying to curate an event celebrating that same vital impact on my fellow North Carolina potters, many already shaped by a two hundred year tradition of the state’s traditional ceramic art. It is a joy to bring to you a show exploring the rich depth and breadth that occurs when two great traditions become entwined.”

Twenty-three potters from across the state have works in this exhibition.

Featured Artists include: Tacy Apostolik, Cynthia Bringle, Josh Copus, Adrienne Dellinger, Judith Duff, Susan Filley, Warner Hyde, Fred Johnston, Matt Kelleher, Eric Knoche, Jan Lee, Linda McFarling, Reiko Miyagi, Ben Owen III, Ron Philbeck, Akira Satake, Jason Serres, Michael Sherrill, Hitomi Shibata, Takuro Shibata, David Stuempfle, Hiroshi Sueyoshi, Shoko Teruyama

Many of the outstanding pieces by the highly recognized artists featured in this exhibition will be available for purchase. Any pieces purchased must remain in the exhibition until its takedown date, May 18th.

For more information, please contact the North Carolina Pottery Center at info@ncpotterycenter.org.

Exhibitions are made possible through the generosity of our membership, the Mary and Elliott Wood Foundation, the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, the Windgate Charitable Foundation, and the John W. and Anna H. Hanes Foundation. This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Thank you!

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 10 am – 4 pm. For more information, please call 336.873.8430, visit ncpotterycenter.org, or find them on Facebook.


image001Greenhill is excited to announce a call for proposals for 2015 Ten-Day Pop-Up Residencies in ArtQuest at Greenhill: Greenhill’s one- of-a-kind hands-on education studios for children and families. Filled with sunlight, the NC Studio, a socially charged educational space, will serve as a pop up studio for selected artists. Greenhill is looking for artists who have a genuine interest in sharing their techniques and processes with children and families who frequent the space. If desired, artists can invite visitors to participate in artmaking activities alongside them. Artists will be expected to work in the studio during regular business hours for a minimum of five to seven days to include one Family Night, which takes place on Wednesdays from 5-7 PM, and First Friday 6-9PM offering artists a unique opportunity to share their work with visitors.


The Piano Magic of Floyd Cramer, featuring Jason Coleman to Perform in Asheboro, N.C. on March 1, 2015

image003(1)Jason Coleman, grandson of the legendary Nashville pianist Floyd Cramer, continues his family’s tradition in this nostalgic and entertaining tribute at Asheboro High School on Sunday, March 1st, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.   Single tickets for this event are $20 (adults) and $10 (students). For more information please contact Linda Covington at 336-629-4369.

In addition to touring the “Piano Magic” show, Jason Coleman is an active recording musician, church music associate and feature performer on the General Jackson Showboat in Nashville, Tennessee. He debuted on the Grand Ole Opry at age 17.   Coleman’s natural inclination to the piano was clear by the age of five.  In addition to his formal training, Jason displayed an uncanny reflection of his grandfather’s stylings.  He famously performed piano duets with Cramer on “Music City Tonight” hosted by Lorraine Crook and Crystal Gayle at the age of nine, and on “Nashville Now” hosted by Ralph Emery at four years of age.  Most notably for Coleman, however, was his performance at the induction of his grandfather into the Country Music Hall of Fame with the Opry House Band.  Follow this link to view a video featuring Jason Coleman.

Since 1948 the Randolph Community Concert Association has presented nationally acclaimed artists to the community.  This all-volunteer nonprofit organization is committed to enriching the cultural life of the Randolph / Asheboro area through live performances.  Thanks to the generosity of Patrons and Sponsors, these concerts are offered at affordable, family friendly prices.

Crochet for Kids returns to Asheboro library

ASHEBORO – Beginning Crochet for Kids at the Asheboro Public Library is back by popular demand!

Children can learn crocheting basics with hands-on instruction in a two-part class, at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 3 and Tuesday, March 10.

Crocheting hooks and yarn will be provided, and kids can take home what they make at the end of the second class.

The sessions are free and the public is invited, but space is limited, so call 318-6804 or visit the Children’s Room to sign up.

The library is located at 201 Worth Street.

Centenarian Pugh to discuss autobiography What’s Next at Asheboro library

JohnPugh2ASHEBORO – Centenarian John Q. Pugh will share stories from his autobiography, What’s Next, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the Asheboro Public Library.

Pugh’s talk, which includes a book signing, is free and the public is invited. It’s Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

What’s Next tracks Pugh’s determination to live his dreams, even at age 101. He says the key is to view life as a learning process, and “get inspired, get motivated and most importantly, participate.”

Pugh overcame a hearing disability and established the hugely successful business Pugh Lubricants. He has traveled the world (including a trip to Antarctica at age 96 in which he took the “polar plunge”), and he won three gold medals in the National Senior Olympics at age 100.

The library is located at 201 Worth Street.

“Deciphering and Preserving Vintage Photos Workshop”

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March 21, 2015

 The North Carolina Genealogical Society (NCGS) and the Friends of the Archives present an all-day event for anyone interested in learning to identify and preserve their family photographs. The workshop, “Deciphering and Preserving Vintage Photos”, will feature Maureen Taylor, the Photo Detective, and will included sessions from the State Archives of North Carolina’s Audio Visual Materials Archivist, Kim Andersen, and the Head of the Collections Management Branch, Jennifer Blomberg. Learn more about Maureen Taylor at her website: http://www.maureentaylor.com/.


Call to Artists – Burke Arts Council



SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015

Join artists from every corner of North Carolina and beyond for ART ON THE SQUARE, an outdoor fine arts show to be held in Morganton. Artists will present their work on the grassy lawn of the Historic Old Courthouse in the center of Downtown. Painters, Jewelers, Photographers, Sculptors, Woodworkers, Potters, and more will be participating in this one day event.

Downtown Morganton is in the foothills of Western North Carolina with easy access from Charlotte, Greensboro or Asheville; located at Exit 105 on Interstate 40. US Highways 18 and 181, as well as US 64 and US 70 also intersect the city. In a recent issue, Southern Living Magazine called Morganton a small town we love, “this Foothills Blue Ridge Community is quickly gaining a reputation as a vibrant hub for dining and the arts.”

Art on the Square is an outdoor, juried art show. It will coincide with the APPALACHIAN PASTEL SOCIETY EXHIBITION in the arts council gallery.

Art on the Square is planned and administered by the Burke Arts Council with support from the Downtown Morganton Main Street Office and the Morganton Parks and Recreation Department.


Burlington Writers Club – Annual Spring Contest

The Burlington Writers Club is now accepting entries for its Annual Spring Contest, open to adult writers in Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham,Guilford, Orange, Randolph and Rockingham Counties. Cash prizes are offered in six categories, and rules are available at most area libraries, at the Captain White House(Art Center)in Graham, NC, on our website at www.burlingtonwritersclub.org or for additional information, call Seena Granowsky at 336-227-2351.  CLICK HERE to Download Contest Rules Contest deadline is March 14th, 2015, so don’t delay. The Burlington Writers Club is a Member Group of the Alamance County Arts Council.

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