NCMC Events From Around the State… June 20, 2011
1). Transylvania Heritage Museum presents “4th Friday Gallery Walk” at the Museum, Jun 24 - Live music by Quarter House with John and Anita Bishop and Handcrafts on the Lawn, Transylvania Heritage Museum, 189 W. Main St., Brevard. See the latest exhibits in the Museum, and shop at Heritage Gifts for locally made items. Suggested donation $5 adults, $2 children.
2). Hands On! presents “Dino Dig! Camp”: June 21-24, grades rising 2nd – 5th. Become a paleontologist and discover digging for dinosaur bones! Participants will keep a dinosaur journal, dig for dinosaur bones, assemble the dinosaur and learn about the worldwide range of these ancient creatures! Journal will be taken home at the end of camp so you can continue journaling and learning about dinosaurs!
3). Asheville Art Museum presents “Art Break: A Chosen Path: The Ceramic Art of Karen Karnes” on June 24 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. The Museum presents a series of gallery talks and presentations designed to inform and engage you in dialogue with members of our curatorial and education departments, docents and special guests. Free with Membership or Museum Admission ($8 adults, $7 students/seniors.) This event will be presented by ceramist Leah Leitson.
4). NC Museum of Natural Sciences Art inspires. Science educates. But what happens when those roles are reversed? Or better yet, combined? Witness “Our Expanding Oceans”, a comprehensive art and education exhibit created by artist Mary Edna Fraser and scientist Orrin Pilkey, on display at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh from June 25 to November 6, 2011. The exhibit will explore the major elements of global climate change and the greenhouse effect with an emphasis on melting ice and rising seas.
5). NC Museum of History New research reveals surprising findings about the number of North Carolina soldiers who died during the Civil War. Josh Howard, Research Historian at the N.C. Office of Archives and History, has spent more than a year spearheading the North Carolina Civil War Death Study. Howard will highlight his investigations and share stories he has discovered during “History à la Carte: Recounting Civil War Sacrifices” on Wednesday, July 27, at 12:10 p.m. He will explain how he researches the topic and will discuss some of the soldiers’ unusual experiences. Admission is free. Bring your lunch; beverages are free.
6). The Bascom On Saturday, June 25, The Bascom’s first “Summer Barn Dance” of the season takes place from 7-10 pm. Gather with friends and neighbors enjoy the music of The Wild Hog Band and celebrate the nostalgia of Highlands’ yesteryear. Don't miss it. Tickets are $5 per person, cash only, and can be purchased at the door. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
7). Museum of the Albemarle Join the Museum of the Albemarle every Thursday, at 2:00 p.m. for a matinee. The Museum will show a Miles Clark’s silent home movie of the Elizabeth City High School Band and the Elizabeth City area. Come out and reminisce about days gone. If you can’t make Thursday’s matinee, don’t worry. The Museum will show the Miles Clark homes movies into July until all movies are shown. Free to the Public.
8). High Point Museum recently obtained an important new collection to add its current list of exhibits, Meredith’s Miniatures. The acquisition, a group of 30 miniature rooms, is a gift of Meredith Slane Michener, who created them over a period of 15 years beginning in 1990. Fascinating in detail and craftsmanship, on a scale of 1 to 12, the rooms represent a wide variety of subjects, from a French library room in High Point, to Old Salem, to as distant places such as Sweden, with some rooms simply created from the artist’s imagination.
9). NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher By most accounts, Monday was a typical day at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher. On this day, however, over 30 special guests benefitted from generous donations that allowed them to spend the day at the Aquarium; something they might not otherwise have been able to do. The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher was grateful to receive generous donations from Wilmington Rotary and Time Warner Cable to provide a family Aquarium Day through the Blue Ribbon Commission. This special day came about as a result of the Commission’s continued effort to forge partnerships with families and to “address the issue of youth violence in the Cape Fear area”.