NCMC Events From Around the State… August 22, 2011
1). Charlotte Museum of History presents “Celtic Festival”, August 27, 2011 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Celebrate the rich Celtic heritage of the Charlotte region with concerts by Beoir Agus Ceoil and the renowned Loch Norman Pipe Band! Bring your own chairs, blankets and picnic dinner and enjoy an evening of Scottish Highland dancing, piping and drumming. Children’s activities, games and raffle prizes will also be available! Admission: Free with a suggested donation of $5 per adult and $10 per family.
2). Asheville Art Museum is pleased to announce the upcoming panel discussion “Art Working” to be held in Gallery 6 of the Museum on August 28, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. Guest panelists include local artists and arts professionals who will discuss the role of government in art, the history of the Works Progress Administration and its legacies in public and private sector grant-making, and how to survive as a working artist today.
3). Turchin Center for the Visual Arts “Fall Exhibition Celebration” will be Friday, September 2nd, 2011. There will be Food, Live Music and a Cash Bar. The main event will be held from 7:00 to 9:00pm, and is FREE and open to the public! We will be celebrating the following exhibitions: “John Scarlata: Living In the Light: A Retrospective & Other Works”, “Sanctuary: Val Lyle, Halpert Biennial: A National Juried Competition & Exhibition”, “Selections: Works from the Turchin CenterPermanent Collection”, “Northmost: R. Martin Stamet”.
4). HandsOn! Hands On!-A Child’s Gallery, the children’s museum in downtown Hendersonville, invites you to come celebrate your canine friends on Friday August 26th, 2011, all day. Cost to attend is included in $5 admission and is free for museum members. “Bring your favorite pet dog in to our Vet Exhibit sponsored by the Etowah Valley Veterinary Hospital for a check-up,” said Beth Bockoven, Operations Manager. At 4:00 pm a police dog will visit so be sure to come meet a working dog!
5). Cameron Art Museum The Cameron Art Museum received a $5,000 grant from the Corning Incorporated Foundation in support of the Museum School. The Museum School provides adult learners a creative curriculum of classes taught by local artists, art historians, scholars, and art professionals on the museum's campus. All classes connect to, interpret, and deepen participants' understanding of the museum's exhibitions and permanent collection. The Museum School provides a gathering place for the interpretation of art for instructors and their students through an engaging, entrepreneurial process.
6). Cape Fear Museum presents “People of the Past Docent Training” on Monday, August 29, 2011 from 10am – 12pm. Be a part of Cape Fear Museum’s long-running “People of the Past” school program. This training session will orient new and returning docents to the 90-minute fourth grade program. Become familiar with the Museum’s methods in working with school groups.
7). Waterworks Visual Arts Center will host an opening reception for the fall exhibition “Imprints” on Friday, August 26 from 6-8 pm. Come early and enjoy a Gallery Talk with exhibiting artist Mona Wu on Friday, August 26 at 4 pm. This event is free and open to the public. “ Imprints” features three exhibitions: “Through a Soldier’s Eyes: Remembering Vietnam”, a collection of photographs, oral histories and artifacts from local servicemen and women; “Principles and Reality” by Thomas Floyd paintings and lithographs exploring his feelings and emotions that arose from his Vietnam experience; and “New Work” by Mona Wu, incorporating her Asian interests and knowledge in her work by combining printmaking, Chinese brush painting, and calligraphy.
8). Greensboro Children’s Museum The insatiable curiosity of Curious George – the little monkey who has captured the imagination and hearts of millions of children and adults for 65 years – comes to life Saturday, October 8, 2011 – January 22, 2012, at the Greensboro Children’s Museum. The exhibit, “Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!”, will introduce young children to Curious George’s world and lead visitors on a fun, meaningful interactive math, science and engineering-based adventure.
9). Marbles Kids Museum presents “Marbletinis to the MAX” on Thursday, September 8 from 5:30pm-8:00pm. Marbletinis to the MAX is a monthly happy hour (2nd Thursday of each month) at the Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre at Marbles featuring two showings of an inspiring documentary, specialty martinis, beer and wine, and light appetizers. Tickets include admission to the night’s documentary, a cocktail of your choice and light appetizers. Additional drink tickets may be purchased. Event tickets are $20/person or $10/IMAX Power Pass holder. All ticketholders must be at least 21 years of age.
10). Museum of the Albemarle Join the Museum of the Albemarle on Thursday, August 25 at 2:00 pm for an afternoon matinee. The Museum will show “The Carolina Brogue” which is a production of the North Carolina Language and Life Project at North Carolina State University. The documentary focuses on the dialect and life of the people living on the North Carolina coast. This event is free to the public.