(From Wednesday, March 21, 2007)
Several folks received and wanted to share the following note: "Regarding a potential donation of a Civil War quilt: I am in Memphis helping my mother dispose of many things she no longer can store or use. She has a silk & velvet crazy quilt that was made during the Civil War by her great, great grandmother for her son, Mamma's great grandfather. It was a wedding gift- after the war, he bought property in Miss. to settle there and after he married, he went to NC to visit his mother and she gave him the quilt. Their last name was Lester. I can find out more details but I'm writing you because we are looking for a home for this quilt. We want to just give it to someone who could use it , and the sooner the better. As soon as I can get home to more high-tech equipment, I can photograph it and have photos to send. Thank you for any help you can give us with this. Sincerely, Cary Slatery, Knoxville, TN (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)."
Upcoming exhibits at the Rocky Mount Arts Center include: Artist Randy Shull (April 6-June 27); "Juan Logan: Notes and Observations" (April 6-June 27); the 50th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition (March 28-June 17); "Clyde Jones: Critters" (now through June 10); "Alexis Joyner: Spirit Flight" (now through June 10); and Hand-Made Dolls by Anna Hammond (March 28-June 17). An opening reception for all exhibits will be free and open to the public from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, April 13.
Among the offerings new or continuing at the Hickory Museum of Art are: "High Contrast: Works from the HMA Vault" (though May 27); Plastiquarium! by David Edgar (through July 8); River Cat Series by Vickie Jo Franks (through July 8); plus the 58th Annual Paul Whitener Student Art Show and Selected Works of Catawba County Art Teachers (both March 24-May 13). Riverbend by Brian Rutenberg will run March 24-June 17.
At the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, Denzil Hurley: Falk Visiting Artist will remain until April 8th; Henri Matisse: Prints and Bronzes from the Etta and Claribel Cone Collection remains until April 15th; and Catherine Opie: 1999 & In and Around Home stays until April 29th. Figured/Out: Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection opened last week and is open until July 8. Sunday (March 25th) is the museum's Spring Family Day.
The Caldwell Arts Council, Lenoir, is hosting a collection of N.C.-created crafts with Discover Craft NC, on site from April 6 through May 26. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 13th.
Natural egg dyeing is the activity in the High Point Museum Historical Park from 10-4 on Saturday, April 7th.
Guilford College recently opened an exhibit of work by Wosene Worke Kosrof in the Art Gallery, Hege Library. It will remain on site through May 4.
The Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center, with Cape Lookout National Seashore, will hold Workboats & Waterfronts, a Celebration of N.C. Fishing Families, from 10-5 on Saturday, March 24 -- end of the road, Harkers Island. Documentary presentations at the Visitor Center Theatre are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
In conjunction with its Candy Unwrapped exhibit, Discovery Place will hold the Ultimate Jelly Bean Taste Test from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 24.