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  • 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|

    Creative Power

    Debbie and Jerry McDaniel are finding the key to happiness in their retirement By Jason Schneider Debbie and Jerry McDaniel knew that when they retired, they wanted to build their dream house. “It was all part of our retirement plan,” says Jerry. “We had been in our house for 38 years, and we wanted to build our dream house. [...]

    2019-01-21T12:08:19-05:00January 15th, 2019|Arts & Culture, Recreation & Leisure|

    North Carolina Museum of History Foundation Presents Awards

    The North Carolina Museum of History Foundation recently announced the recipients of its 2018 Philanthropy Awards, which recognize outstanding contributions to the preservation, study or understanding of North Carolina history. Awards went to BlueCross and BlueShield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) and CEO Emeritus J. Bradley Wilson, Ann Baggett Goodnight and Dr. James Howard Goodnight, and Betty Ray [...]

    2019-01-13T10:36:09-05:00January 12th, 2019|Arts & Culture, News & Information|

    Celebrations Mark 300 Years Since Blackbeard’s Death

    Celebrations Along the N.C. Coast Mark 300 Years Since Blackbeard’s Death It’s been 300 hundred years since Blackbeard, North Carolina’s most famous pirate, was killed in a battle in Ocracoke Inlet. Little is known about Blackbeard’s early life—even his real name, commonly thought to be Edward Teach, or possibly Thatch. Blackbeard had been captain of his own ship, Queen [...]

    2019-03-27T18:07:00-04:00October 30th, 2018|Arts & Culture|

    New Poet Laureate Installed

    Jaki Shelton Green Jaki Shelton Green was installed as North Carolina’s ninth Poet Laureate on Wednesday, September 19, in a ceremony in the old House Chamber at the State Capitol in downtown Raleigh. Governor Roy Cooper announced Green’s appointment last month, succeeding Shelby Stephenson, named poet laureate in early 2015. A native of Orange County, Green has been active [...]

    2019-01-27T21:38:38-05:00October 27th, 2018|Arts & Culture|
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