NCMC Events From Around the State… July 25, 2011
1). High Point Museum presents “Arts Splash Concert in the Historical Park” on Sunday, August 7, 6 pm to 7:30 pm. Enjoy the bluegrass music of Zephyr Lighting Bolt while relaxing in the Historical Park! Brought to you by the High Point Area Arts Council and the High Point Museum. Drop-in – free.
2). Asheville Art Museum presents “Lunchtime Art Break: A Tisket A Tasket: Appalachian, Cherokee and Low Country Baskets” on July 29th – 12noon to 1pm. FREE Admission. 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. Join us on July 29 as we hear from Museum Curator, Frank Thomson about “A Tisket A Tasket: Appalachian, Cherokee and Low Country Baskets”, on view at the Museum through Sunday, January 8, 2012. Held in the Holden Community Gallery, this Art Break is free and open to the public.
3). Cape Fear Museum presents “Dynamic Dinosaurs”, Saturday, August 6, 13, 20, 27 from 1-4pm – ages 5-12. Dinosaurs big and small, come meet them all! From the Apatosaurus to the Velociraptor, explore bones, teeth and skin casts of creatures long extinct. Investigate “living fossils” and make a skeletal “dino” model to take home.
4). N.C. Museums Council The North Carolina Museums Council recently established a Southeastern Museums Conference Annual Meeting Registration grant. One full, paid registration to the October 25-27 Annual Meeting in Greenville, SC will be awarded. Deadline for applications: August 15. Forms available on NCMC web site.
5). Cameron Art Museum presents “Music in the Courtyard: Lisa and Galen, acoustic” on Thurs. Aug. 4, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Program admission: CAM Members and students: $5.00, Non-members: $10.00. Enjoy Wilmington musicians Lisa & Galen performing original acoustic music to showcase their range of talents and musical interests in a departure from their jazz sets. Lisa Rankin: vocals, piano, keybass, flute, recorder, tin whistle, harmonica, 6 and 12 string acoustic guitars. Galen Hunsucker: acoustic and electric guitars, vocals. Music held outdoors weather permitting, inside if not.
6). Marbles Kids Museum presents “Family Science Olympiad at Marbles” on Saturday, August 6th, 1:00pm-4:00pm. Grab your family for a friendly competition in the Sport of Science! Bring your brain power and challenge yourself in a series of interactive and hands-on challenges. Don’t crack under pressure as you build an egg drop device or blow a fuse as you explore snap circuits, but do expect to be blown away as you turn wind into power and send paper airplanes a flyin’! Be a Marbles Medalist during the first Family Science Olympiad with the North Carolina Science Olympiad.
7). Museum of the Albemarle Sign up for the Museum of the Albemarle’s program “What is a C-130,” Tuesday, July 26 from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Participants will learn the facts about the U.S. Coast Guard’s C-130 airplane manufactured by Lockheed Martin; envision the size of the C-130 by measuring the wingspan and length of the fixed wing plane; talk to the crew of a C-130 from Air Station Elizabeth City, and make a C-130 model with the assistance from local artist Doug Lane using creative art. Pre-registration and a supply fee are required.
8). The Bascom Dine at Lakeside Restaurant on Wednesday, July 27th and help The Bascom simply by having dinner. Lakeside will generously donate 15 percent of the gross sales from the evening's supporters to the art center. You get the chance to have a great dinner from acclaimed chef Marty Rosenfield and support The Bascom. When making your reservation, be sure to mention you are dining to support The Bascom. To make a reservation, call Lakeside directly at (828) 526-9419.
9). HandsOn! presents “Comedy Camp”: August 2 – 5, grades rising 1st – 6th, *$35 ($30-members). Laughter is the best medicine! Learn about the health benefits of good, clean humor! Work on presentation, timing, puns & homophones and practice these concepts by acting. Comedy Presentation at 12:30 on the last day. Cost to attend the performance: $5.00. This camp is taught by Dr. Dennis who generously donates his time, expertise and energy.
10). Winston-Salem Delta Fine Arts presents “Releasing the Spirit: Faces of the Theatre” – portraits by Carmen L. de Jesus, running from July 26 to September 3, 2011. Artist reception on Sunday, July 31st from 3-5pm.