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Visual Arts Events

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Raleigh -- Mon., May 28, 2018 ( Tue., May. 1, 2018 - Thu., May. 31, 2018 )

Gallery C: New Works by Trena McNabb

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, May 4th, 6:00-9:00pm

Gallery C. -- art@galleryc.net , http://www.galleryc.net
Free

Raleigh -- Mon., May 28, 2018 ( Sun., Apr. 8, 2018 - Sun., Jun. 3, 2018 )

Lee Hansley Gallery: Lope Max Diaz/Luke Miller Buchanan Exhibition

Join us on Sunday, April 8, from 2-5 p.m. for a champagne celebration of the paintings of former NCSU College of Design art professor Lope Max Diaz and one of his most outstanding students, mixed media artist Luke Miller Buchanan.  This marks the first time mentor and mentee have shown their works... Read More

Lee Hansley Gallery (New Location). -- (919) 828-7557 , http://www.leehansleygallery.com
Free

Apex -- Mon., May 28, 2018 ( Fri., May. 4, 2018 - Fri., Jun. 8, 2018 )

Halle Cultural Arts Center: 9th Annual Latino Arts Collective

Our Latino community collaborates annually to celebrate its diverse cultures through art and design. Every year we bring more art, more variety, more color! This, our ninth year, will include works of at least 10 Latino countries. Enjoy the original creations, and then join us at the Ninth Annual Latino Arts Festival on Sat, Jun... Read More
Opening Reception: Friday, May 4, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Halle Cultural Arts Center. -- (919) 249-1120 , http://www.thehalle.org
Free

Asheville -- Mon., May 28, 2018 ( Thu., Mar. 22, 2018 - Sun., Jun. 17, 2018 )

Adler Gallery, Posana Restaurant: STORMS

Curator Constance Vlahoulis quotes Tanner Walling when asked her inspiration for this show; “Life is like a storm. At its worst, it’s full of blinding fury and destruction. However, at its best, full of striking beauty and wonder.”   Twenty-five invited artists include a host of Asheville's best... Read More
To learn more about Storms, email cvlahoulis@icloud.com. To donate to April’s YouCaring campaign, visit Read More

Adler Gallery, Posana Restaurant. -- (828) 329-2918
Free

Blowing Rock -- Mon., May 28, 2018 ( Sat., May. 5, 2018 - Sun., Jun. 24, 2018 )

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum: The Way Watauga Works

 The exhibit will explore similar themes of the Smithsonian exhibition The Way We Worked, but with a specific focus on members of our working community. 
 Blowing Rock Art & History Museum Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m, and Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. (May - November). The Museum is closed on Monday. General admission to the Museum is $7 for adults and $6 for students, seniors, and children ages 5 and up. Donations are accepted for... Read More

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum. -- (828) 295-9099 , http://www.blowingrockmuseum.org
$7

Raleigh -- Mon., May 28, 2018 ( Sun., Mar. 4, 2018 - Wed., Jun. 27, 2018 )

Block Gallery: The Wild Exhibition

Performed by Leah Sobsey, Joy Meyer and Jeff Whetstone

Block2 Gallery debuts a new exhibition just in time for First Friday! Featuring new videos by 3 artists - Leah Sobsey, Joy Meyer, and Jeff Whetstone - The Wild explores unique perspectives on nature and man. On view now through June 27th.

Market Plaza. -- (919) 996-3610 , https://www.raleighnc.gov/arts
$

Carrboro -- Mon., May 28, 2018 ( Fri., May. 29, 2015 - Sat., Jun. 30, 2018 )

ArtsCenter: Layered Lives Exhibition and Benefit Sale

Performed by Ron Liberti, Harry Lane Wurster and Roger Kellison

The exhibit, titled Layered Lives, will feature over one hundred pieces by Ron Liberti, Harry Lane Wurster and the late Roger Kellison.  An opening reception with music from Shark Quest will be held in conjunction with The 2nd Friday ArtWalk on June 8, from 6pm - 9pm. Subtitled “Paint, Photo... Read More

ArtsCenter. , http://www.artscenterlive.org
Free

Raleigh -- Mon., May 28, 2018 ( Thu., Feb. 1, 2018 - Sun., Jul. 1, 2018 )

Gregg Museum of Art & Design: EXHIBITION: Bob Trotman: Business as Usual

Bob Trotman: Business as Usual - The pieces included in Business as Usual are the work of North Carolina sculptor ... Read More

Gregg Museum of Art & Design. -- (919) 515-3503; gregg@ncsu.edu , http://gregg.arts.ncsu.edu
Free

Wilmington -- Mon., May 28, 2018 ( Sun., Oct. 8, 2017 - Sun., Jul. 8, 2018 )

Cameron Art Museum: EXHIBITION: State of the Art/Art of the State

State of the Art/Art of the State:  A public exhibition of work by artists 18 years or older who live in or are native to the state of North Carolina.  Artists bring in one piece of art to Cameron Art Museum within a 24-hour period of time for inclusion in the exhibition.
This event was originally held in 2011.  For footage on that year's exhibition, click here.

Cameron Art Museum. -- (910) 395-5999 , http://www.cameronartmuseum.com/
$.

Raleigh -- Mon., May 28, 2018 ( Mon., May. 14, 2018 - Mon., Jul. 9, 2018 )

ARTS NC STATE: Threads of Imagination: Triangle Art Quilters Exhibition

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 17, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Crafts Center at NC State University. , https://crafts.arts.ncsu.edu/events-and-exhibitions/exhibitions/
Free

Charlotte -- Mon., May 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM ( Wed., Mar. 28, 2018 - Wed., Jul. 18, 2018 )

Central Piedmont Community College: CPCC Juried Student Art Show

Each year, Central Piedmont Community College’s (CPCC) Visual Arts Department hosts a Juried Student Show recognizing students’ works in painting, photography, drawing, ceramics, jewelry and sculpture. Students who have works featured in the show receive an array of awards, ranging from the Presidential and CPCC... Read More
Gallery open Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m

Pease Gallery, Learning Resources Center. -- Contact Jeff Lowrance: (704) 330-6660, jeff.lowrance@cpcc.edu , http://www.cpcc.edu
Free

Charlotte -- Mon., May 28, 2018 ( Wed., Mar. 28, 2018 - Wed., Jul. 18, 2018 )

Central Piedmont Community College: EXHIBITION: 2018 Juried Student Show

The Annual Juried Student Show encompasses the creative talents of CPCC Visual Arts program students.
Opening Reception/Awards Ceremony:  April 10, 5:00-7:00 PM

Pease Gallery, Learning Resources Center. -- (704) 330-6660 , http://cpcc.edu/
Free

Charlotte -- Mon., May 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM ( Wed., Mar. 21, 2018 - Sat., Jul. 21, 2018 )

Central Piedmont Community College: color + color = space

Performed by Felicia van Bork

Van Bork’s artwork invites the viewer into the narrative space of the collages and the environmental space of the paintings. A featured visual artist in CPCC’s upcoming Sensoria celebration, van Bork is showcasing her works in a solo exhibition in Ross Art Gallery on the CPCC Central Campus.In addition to... Read More
 Gallery open Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Ross Gallery. -- Contact: Jeff Lowrance, (704) 330-6660, jeff.lowrance@cpcc.edu , http://www.cpcc.edu
Free

Raleigh -- Mon., May 28, 2018 ( Sat., Apr. 7, 2018 - Sun., Jul. 22, 2018 )

North Carolina Museum of Art: EXHIBITION: You Are Here: Light, Color, and Sound Experiences

You Are Here features immersive art installations by 14 contemporary artists, including large-scale light works; sound installations; video works; mixed-media, room-size environments; and site-specific projects. The artists in this exhibition employ a diversity of media to create intriguing experiences that engage... Read More
This exhibition is on display in the East Building, Level B, and Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park

North Carolina Museum of Art. -- (919) 715-5923 , http://ncartmuseum.org/
$

Raleigh -- Mon., May 28, 2018 ( Sat., Apr. 7, 2018 - Sun., Jul. 22, 2018 )

North Carolina Museum of Art: You Are Here: Light, Color, and Sound Experiences

You Are Here features 20 immersive art installations by 15 contemporary artists, including large-scale light works, sound installations, video works, mixed-media room-size environments, and site-specific projects. Some are delightfully low-tech, transforming ordinary materials into awe-inspiring visuals, while... Read More
This exhibition takes over an entire floor of the NCMA’s temporary exhibition galleries and also transforms the landscape in the Museum Park, creating a campus-wide presentation of contemporary experiential art.  Opening weekend April 7, 10 am to 5 pm; April 7 all-nighter, 8:30 pm to 10 am; April 8, 10 am to 5... Read More

North Carolina Museum of Art. -- (919) 839-6262 , http://www.ncartmuseum.org/exhibition
$15 - $12

Charlotte -- Mon., May 28, 2018 ( Sat., Feb. 3, 2018 - Sun., Jul. 29, 2018 )

The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture: By and About Women: The Collection of Dr. Dianne Whitfield-Locke and Dr. Carnell Locke

Treat Mom! Bring your mother to see ... Read More

The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture. -- (704) 547-3700 , http://www.ganttcenter.org
$9 - $7

Wilmington -- Mon., May 28, 2018 ( Sat., Mar. 3, 2018 - Sun., Aug. 5, 2018 )

North Carolina Arts Council: Artist Fellowship Exhibition

The North Carolina Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship Exhibition opens Saturday, March 3 at the Cameron Art Museum (CAM) in Wilmington with the works of 17 contemporary artists. The artists participating in the show include ten visual artists, three... Read More

Cameron Art Museum. -- (910) 395-5999 , http://cameronartmuseum.org/
$10 adults, $8 seniors/military/students, children under 16 free if accompanied by adult

Raleigh -- Mon., May 28, 2018 ( Fri., May. 11, 2018 - Fri., Aug. 24, 2018 )

Block Gallery: Playscape Exhibition

Performed by Marguerite Jay Gignoux, Becky Joye and Georges le Chevallier

Playscape, an exhibit by Marguerite Jay Gignoux, Becky Joye and Georges le Chevallier, explores how each artist incorporates different ideas and principles of play into their artistic practices. Come play with us at Block Gallery now through August 24th! 

Miriam Block Gallery at Raleigh Municipal Building. , http://links.govdelivery.com/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTgwNTExLjg5NjI2MDAxJm1lc3NhZ2VpZD1NREItUFJELUJVTC0yMDE4MDUxMS44OTYyNjAwMSZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTE3MzI3MDY2JmVtYWlsa
Free

Raleigh -- Mon., May 28, 2018 ( Thu., Mar. 15, 2018 - Sun., Sep. 9, 2018 )

Gregg Museum of Art & Design: EXHIBITION: Design Duet: The Creative Lives of Robert Black and Ormond Sanderson

Paintings, ceramics and enamels by the pioneer NC modernists. Design Duet will include a number of Robert Black’s striking collage‐paintings and award‐winning contemporary stonewares, alongside the exquisitely etched and glazed metal enamels that led the organizers of the 1964 New York World’s... Read More

Gregg Museum of Art & Design. -- (919) 515-3503; gregg@ncsu.edu , http://gregg.arts.ncsu.edu
Free

Raleigh -- Mon., May 28, 2018 ( Thu., May. 17, 2018 - Sun., Nov. 25, 2018 )

Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Our Living Past: Photographs by Timothy Duffy

Performed by Timothy Duffy

Photographer Timothy Duffy’s wet plate collodion prints bring attention to the traditional musicians of the South.  When Duffy began recording the music of folk and blues musicians for the Southern Folklife Collection at UNC Chapel Hill, he discovered many of them living in poverty, despite their significant... Read More
May 17 — Opening Reception, 6:00pm - 8:00pm with a special performance by Glorifying Vines  

Gregg Museum of Art & Design. -- (919) 515-3503, gregg@ncsu.edu , http://www.gregg.arts.ncsu.edu
Free

Raleigh -- Mon., May 28, 2018 ( Sat., Apr. 7, 2018 - Mon., Jul. 22, 2019 )

North Carolina Museum of Art: EXHIBITION: You Are Here: Light, Color, and Sound Experiences

You Are Here includes large-scale light works, sound installations, video works, room-size environments, and site-specific projects. The artists—Bill Viola, Janet Cardiff, Durham-based Heather Gordon, Anila Agha, and many more—employ a diversity of media to create intriguing experiences that engage the... Read More

North Carolina Museum of Art. -- (919) 715-5923 , http://ncartmuseum.org/
$