Arts Datebook, Aug. 3
Friday, August 3, 2018
The First Friday Artwalk will be held from 5-8 p.m. today. Area galleries will host receptions for exhibits. Whirligig Stage, 628 S. Pitt St., will host a closing reception from 5-7 p.m. for an exhibition by Kristina Fricker. Free. Visit whirligigstage.com
“Revisiting Cornerstones: The Louis Orr Etchings of North Carolina,” will be on exhibit through Oct. 7 in the West Wing Gallery.
NC Civil will present “To the Core,” a journey through the history, identity and expression of the West Greenville Community, through Sept. 2.
The Greenville Museum of Art is at 802 Evans St. Call 758-1946 or visit gmoa.org.
Selected work from three dozen members of Greenville Brushstrokes will be featured at the Community Council for the Arts, 400 N. Queen St., Kinston, through Sept. 1.
The works of Brushstrokes members Doug Voegeli, Judy Dye and Cynthia DeLafontaine will be featured at a’Tavola, 620 Red Banks Road, through Aug. 29. For more information, visit greenvillebrushstrokes.com.
A Pitt County Schools arts exhibition, featuring work of students in kindergarten through eighth grade, will be exhibited through Aug. 17.
The Downeast Sculpture Exhibition, featuring 11 outdoor sculptures on display throughout Greenville as well as Winterville and Farmville, continues through February 2019. For a map of locations, visit emergegallery.com/community/public-art/downeast-sculpture-exhibition.
Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge is at 404 Evans St. Call 551-6947 or visit emergegallery.com.
City Art Gallery
The gallery will feature the art of Sally Sutton from Thursday-Sept. 1. Sutton will conduct a paint demonstration at an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. Thursday.
City Art Gallery is at 511 Red Banks Road. Visit www.cityartgreenville.com or call 353-7000.
The Greenville Museum of Art, 802 Evans St., will offer Artist’s Studio with Gail Ritzer from 2-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday. The classes will include instruction in painting, drawing, printing and mixed media in a studio environment. Cost for four classes is $60 for museum members and $70 for others. Call 758-1946 or visit gmoa.org.
Artists from Eastern North Carolina are invited to enter their work in the 10th Ayden Art Show in September. The event is part of the Ayden Collard Festival. Categories include painting, photography, creative design, drawing, 3D, and multimedia/mixed media.
Entry fees are $5 for one piece, $10 for two and $15 for three pieces. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places in each category, plus best-in-show and viewers’ choice. Youth entries are also accepted at no charge.
Entries should be delivered to the Ayden Community Building, 548 Second St., from 2-5 pm. Aug. 26 or 9 a.m.-noon or 4-8 p.m. Aug. 27. For more information, visit aydencollardfestival.com.
Emerge Gallery, 404 Evans St., will accept entries through Sept. 8 for The Schwa Show, a national juried competition. This exhibition is open to artists in any media and subject matter. Artists must be age 18 or older. All work must have been completed in the past three years and never previously exhibited at Emerge. All pieces must fit through a standard sized door. Work must be available from Sept. 29-Oct. 27. The entry fee is $15 for three entries and $5 for each additional entry with a limit of five entries. All work must be labeled with title and artist. Visit emergegallery.com.