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  • Jaki Shelton Green Named N.C. Poet Laureate

    Jaki Shelton Green was inducted North Carolina’s ninth Poet Laureate on Monday, Feb. 18, at a ceremony in the North Carolina State Capitol. Jaki Shelton Green is the first African American and the third woman to serve as the state’s ambassador for poetry and the spoken word. Green spoke and read two poems. [...]

    2019-03-22T15:13:12-04:00March 22nd, 2019|Arts & Culture, News & Information|

    N.C. Museum of History – North Carolina & World War I

    The North Carolina Museum of History will extend the North Carolina & World War I exhibit through May 27, 2019. North Carolina & World War I is a free, award-winning exhibit commemorating the centennial of U.S. entry into World War I and focuses on North Carolina’s role in the War to End All Wars on the western front in [...]

    2019-03-22T14:57:20-04:00March 22nd, 2019|Arts & Culture, News & Information|

    N.C. Museum of History – The North Carolina Roots of Artist Ernie Barnes

    The North Carolina Museum of History will extend The North Carolina Roots of Artist Ernie Barnes exhibit through May 27, 2019. The North Carolina Roots of Artist Ernie Barnes exhibit showcases many unpublished Ernie Barnes original paintings, as well as artifacts from his life. Barnes was born in Durham and attended Hillside High School and North Carolina College (now [...]

    2019-03-22T14:56:42-04:00March 22nd, 2019|Arts & Culture, News & Information|

    Crooks Corner Book Prize

    Deadline is May 15 for the Crooks Corner Book Prize. The prize is awarded for the best debut novel set in the American South. The prize is intended to encourage emerging writers, whether published by established publishing houses, by small independent publishers, or self-published. Crook’s Corner is a restaurant in Chapel Hill [...]

    2019-03-22T13:46:58-04:00March 22nd, 2019|Arts & Culture, News & Information|

    “The Beautiful Brain” at UNC-CH

    On exhibit through April 7, Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s drawings of the brain are both aesthetically astonishing and scientifically significant. The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal is the first museum exhibition to present these amazing works within their historical context. Scientists throughout the world know Cajal (1852–1934) as the father of the study of the structure [...]

    2019-03-22T12:19:30-04:00March 22nd, 2019|Arts & Culture, News & Information|

    Raleigh VAE’s Contemporary South

    Raleigh VAE’s Contemporary South 2019 curated and juried exhibit is open for entries through April 6. VAE’s Contemporary South (CoSo) exhibit showcases what the South is currently thinking, discussing, and making work about. In one of our most popular annual calls VAE is looking for entries of recent art made by artists currently working in 11 states including North [...]

    2019-03-22T12:14:34-04:00March 22nd, 2019|Arts & Culture, News & Information|

    Transylvania Community Arts Council Presents the Fine Arts & Crafts Showcase on Main Street in Brevard

    The Transylvania Community Arts Council will present the 47th Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Showcase on Main Street during the 4th of July Celebration. TC Arts Council juries in more than 40+ professional visual artists from the Southeast who sell their artwork on Main Street. The event takes place on Main Street in downtown Brevard, in conjunction with the [...]

    2019-03-22T12:07:52-04:00March 22nd, 2019|Arts & Culture, News & Information|

    Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild Accepting Applications

    Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild (CDCG) is now accepting applications for the 50th Anniversary Carolina Artisan Craft Market, November 1 – 3, 2019, at the Raleigh Convention Center. The Market is a trusted resource for art collectors and buyers seeking American-made craft in glass, ceramics, wood, both wearable and decorative fibers, metal, leather, basketry, printmaking, photography and 2-D and 3-D [...]

    2019-03-22T12:09:14-04:00March 22nd, 2019|Arts & Culture, News & Information|

    The National Park System

    The United States created the world’s first national park on March 1, 1872, when President Ulysses S. Grant signed legislation setting aside Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Before the century was out, the country had four more parks – General Grant (now Kings Canyon), Sequoia, and Yosemite in California, and Mount Rainier in Washington. By that time the idea [...]

    2019-03-11T12:14:05-04:00March 11th, 2019|Recreation & Leisure|
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