1). Asheville Art Museum: The Asheville Art Museum invites you to take an Art Break and join a member of the Asheville Art Museum Docents on a conversational tour of “Eva Zeisel: The Shape of Life” on Friday, May 8 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Eva Zeisel is one of the top names in 20th century design and her story is fascinating. At 102, she continues to design and has quite a prolific portfolio.
2). Cape Fear Museum presents “ToyTime,” a new exhibit that opens on May 8. Enter a world of “old-timey” toys that is larger than life. Toys that spin. Toys that walk. Toys that twirl. Play with giant wooden folk toys that run on nothing more than good old-fashion laws of physics. “ToyTime” is a fun blend of craft, culture, history, science and play.
3). Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA): The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), in conjunction with the RiverRun International Film Festival will present “Minus 8,” a video by artist and architect Anna von Gwinner - April 15 - 30 (every night), 7 p.m. to 12 a.m., in the windows of the Loewy Building, 500 West Fourth St., in Winston-Salem.
4). Airborne & Special Operations Museum: The Airborne & Special Operations Museum will open a new temporary exhibit on 19 May 2009 at 0930. Entitled "173rd Sky Soldiers, the legend continues. . . ," the exhibit will feature a painting by renowned artist Craig Bone. "The 8th of November" is a tribute to those soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice in Operation Hump in 1965 and is based on the famous country duo, Big & Rich's hit by the same name. The exhibit will be featured through Veterans Day.
5). High Point Museum: In celebration of National Volunteer Week (April 19 – 25), the High Point Museum hosted a reception for its volunteers Monday. The theme for National Volunteer Week is "Celebrating People in Action." The theme captures the meaning behind this signature week – honoring the individuals who dedicate themselves to taking action and solving problems in their communities. During the past year, 85 volunteers worked 3,495 hours valued at $70,773.75 at the High Point Museum.
6). Mint Museum of Art: Platform shoes are back this spring, but don’t expect to see them on the runway. Opening April 25 at the Mint Museum of Art, “The Heights of Fashion: Platform Shoes Then and Now” showcases more than 60 platform shoes from the 1930s through the present – a true shoe lover’s delight!
7). Port Discover: Experience anatomy from the inside out at “Inside-Out Yoga,” Port Discover’s Second Saturday Science program set for Saturday, May 9. Children will learn about the muscle groups and how they are expanded and contracted through the practice of yoga. Registered Yoga teacher Lorrie D. Taylor will lead the group. “Inside-Out Yoga” will be offered at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
8). Hickory Museum of Art: The Hickory Museum of Art will be hosting the 8th annual Art on the Avenue Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free family festival will take place on the SALT Block lawn between the Arts & Science Center and Hickory Public Library. This year will be the largest Art on the Avenue to date with more than 30 artists, multiple live performances, and a wide range of free art activities for children!