Gallery Exhibition: "Material Remains" featuring t
Wilson Arts is delighted to present the captivating works of Leslie Pearson in her new exhibit entitled “Material Remains”. Leslie is a multimedia artist who utilizes many fiber-based materials, processes and techniques to create sculptures, installations, encaustic paintings, and handmade books in which she explores themes of memory and identity.
Leslie pursues art as a studio artist, community arts advocate and educator. In 1998, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from Southeast Missouri State University and was heavily involved in community arts programming as the Assistant Director of the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri and co-curator of Gallery 100 and the Lorimier Gallery in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. In 2000, she earned a Master’s degree in Museum Studies at Newcastle University in England and completed an internship at the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art in Sunderland, UK. In 2011, she earned an MFA in Textile Design at East Carolina University’s School of Art and Design in Greenville, North Carolina. She has taught at various colleges and Universities and currently serves on the Board of Trustees at the Arts Council of Fayetteville, and on the Board of Directors for the Surface Design Association. Pearson exhibits her work nationally and internationally. To find out more about Leslie, visit her website at https://www.lesliekpearson.com/.
The gallery is open from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday.
Take a long look at Reynolda’s collection of American art and The Voyage of Life in recognition of Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month and National Eye Exam Month. Inspired by the trending practice of slow looking, guests will enjoy structured visual inquiry activities to engage with multiple mediums by different artists.
Visitors may register for any time slot and arrive between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or register at the front desk (timed admission not required). Advance registration is encouraged.
Virtual Sneak Peek of "Still I Rise: The Black Exp
Grab your lunch and join Director of Library and Archives Bari Helms for a virtual sneak peek of the 2022 exhibition, Still I Rise: The Black Experience at Reynolda. The exhibition will examine the lives of the Black men and women, including nationally recognized artists, who shaped Reynolda as it evolved from a Jim Crow-era working estate into a nonprofit American art museum, incorporated in 1967.
Join us for the (End of) Summer Shindig, our summertime, signature fundraiser at the Greenville Museum of Art (GMoA) on Thursday, September 9th, 6-9pm!
Attendees can expect dynamic live music by Greenville's own, The Still Shakers, great local food provided by Moore's Old Thyme Barbeque, open bar, lawn games, silent auction and raffle items, and general summer-themed merriment! The funds raised for this event support the GMoA, helping us keep admission to the Museum FREE and supporting our educational outreach, exhibitions, and programs. Check-in at the registration tables before entering located at the front and back of the parking lot. Guest parking is available along 8th St., 9th St., Washington St., Dickinson Ave., and Five Points Plaza as this outdoor event will be located in our parking lot and courtyard.
PURCHASE TICKETS: https://e.givesmart.com/events/mUx/
(The website will be continuously updated as event details are solidified).
"OutFront 24/7," presented by the Southeast Queens Artist Alliance, includes banners made by Queens based artists whose work reflects on life during the pandemic. During this crisis, city dwellers long for the lost ability to connect, whether with family, friends, or even with strangers. OutFront 24/7 encourages a sense of community and healing through visual art, inviting reflection, discussion, and public feedback.
Installed on Flushing Town Hall's Garden fence on Northern Boulevard, OutFront 24/7 will be on view from Wednesdeay, August 18 to Friday, September 3.
WRAL First Night Raleigh takes place in various venues from museum lobbies to church sanctuaries to street corners across more than 20 blocks of downtown Raleigh on December 31, offering entertainment for all ages.
Festivities begin with the early afternoon Children’s Celebration on Bicentennial Plaza and at the NC Museums of History and Natural Sciences. The Evening Celebration comes alive with performances in 30+ downtown Raleigh locations, featuring interactive art installations, drama, magic, music, comedy and dance. The night is capped off with music on the outdoor Main Stage, the famous Raleigh Acorn Drop, and a spectacular fireworks show.
The Schwa Show is a National Juried competition recognizing excellence in fine arts and crafts
Exhibition Dates: October 1 - 28, 2021
Deadline Date: August 21, 2021 by 11:59pm
This exhibition is open to artists in any media and subject matter. Artists must be age 18 or up. All work must have been completed in the past 3 years and never previously exhibited at emerge. All pieces must fit through a standard sized door. Work must be available for entire exhibition. Video entries are accepted, but special equipment must be provided. Work must be "ready to hang" or will not be eligible.
ENTRIES & FEES
Each artist may submit up to 5 entries. The entry fee is $20 for three entries and $5 for each additional entry with a limit of five entries. All work must be labeled with title and artist at time of delivery, if accepted.
There will be cash awards:
1st Place - $500
2nd Place - $250
3rd Place - $100
JUROR - JERRY JACKSON
An artist, collector of craft, and a teacher, Jerry Jackson holds a master’s degree in Fine Arts from East Carolina University. His interests include ceramics and painting. Jerry has long been a community leader, serving on the boards of nonprofits including United Way, chambers, and arts and educational institutions. Jerry is married to Jeff Harris, a designer, and entrepreneur.
Jackson is the current executive director of John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC. Jackson previously served as deputy director of Penland School of Crafts. Prior to his decade at Penland, Jackson was executive director of Rocky Mount Arts Center, where he provided leadership and vision for the largest historic preservation site in the southeastern United States.
Past Wet Paint Sales have included both emerging as well as established professional artists. They are a unique opportunity to purchase art of Blowing Rock landmarks and meet the artists, all while contributing to our community outreach and education programs.
The general public may view the Wet Paint Show & Sale on Saturday, August 21st between 2:00 - 5:00 pm. Timed entry tickets will be reserved online.
All previously unsold artwork will be available for purchase at that time.
All pieces must remain on display until 5:00 pm.
BRAHM handles all sales and retains a 30% commission as a fundraiser for our non-profit community programs.
***Update, the Wet Paint sale will remain on view at the museum through the end of September. ***