Encore Theater presents Love, Loss and
What I Wore
7:30pm | Maguire Theater Matinee 2.23 at
The ECSU Concert Choir scheduled for 2.8.14 has been RESCHEDULED FOR
7pm | McGuire Theater
C H A M P I O N of the A R T
Support the arts G I V E T
O D A Y ____
University of Pennsylvania researchers have
demonstrated that a high concentration of the arts in a city leads to higher
civic engagement, more social cohesion, higher child welfare, and lower poverty
rates. A vibrant arts community ensures that young people are not left to be
raised solely in a pop culture and tabloid marketplace.
Arts of the
Albemarle (AoA) is the leader in arts education in northeast North Carolina,
providing programming assistance to 5 counties and over 14,000 children, as well
as countless learning opportunities throughout the year for
I N V E S
your community I N V E S T in the arts!
S T A
Y connected ____
F I R S T F R I D A Y A R T W A L K turns three!
This Friday will be the 3rd birthday of the First Friday ArtWalk!
Eleven locations will be participating in this month's walk, taking place from
5:30 - 7pm throughout Downtown.
Several venues will be offering special
birthday-themed art and activities. Starting at AoA, welcome our February
featured artists John Peel and Barbara Wachter, have a birthday cupcake and
enjoy "The OBX Firebreather" Brett Dennison!
At Spoonful of
Sugar, Kelly Thorsby, President of the Elizabeth City Area
Chamber of Commerce, will be showcasing her whimsical artwork, as well as a
brand new piece created to honor the ArtWalk's 3rd birthday! Be sure to bring
items for the SPCA of Northeastern NC. You can see their wishlist here.
Floor 2 Ceiling Designs will present “In a
Galaxy Far, Far Away," a Sci-Fi inspired show featuring model artists Josh Frink
and L. E. Spry and other related artwork. Dress up as your favorite Sci-Fi
character and win a prize for best costume, while enjoying "cosmic" refreshments
and wine tastings.
For the parents, Port Discover will offer “1st Friday
Kids Art-In." Let your children create some kid-friendly art and watch a movie,
while you enjoy an evening on the town! This is available to Port Discover
members only; however, memberships can be purchased at the door. Admission is
$10 for first child and $5 for each additional child (per family), includes
pizza and fruit, for children ages 5 to 12-years-old. Space is very limited for
this event so reservations are encouraged.
See what else is scheduled for
this week's First Friday ArtWalk here!
J E N K I N S G A L L E R Y featured artists
B A R B A R A W A C H T E R
For two decades, Barbara Wachter has been capturing life on canvas.
Spending her time between her homes in Charlottesville, VA, and Elizabeth City,
Wachter's body of work includes landscapes and city street scenes, as well as
touching scenes of human interaction. In her current body of work, titled
"Seeing the Invisible," her impressionistic style is clearly inspired by the
great masters such as Renior and Monet. Wachter's work will be on display at
AoA through February. To learn more, visit her website or read Anna Goodwin McCarthy's interview with Wachter in the Daily Advance.
Arts of the Albemarle is
excited to present local potter John Peel as one of this month's Jenkins Gallery
featured artists. Peel will showcase his collection of beautiful, fully
functional, ceramics throughout the month of February. Much of Peel's
inspirations comes from Japanese and Korean folk pottery, but something for
every taste and need can be found his his vast collection.
member of the local arts community, Peel is also an art teacher at Northeastern
High School. While Peel's body of work is the focus this month at AoA, his
student's work will be on display next month, when the Food Bank of the
Albemarle hosts their first Empty Bowls event in the Maguire Theater. The lunchtime
event, taking place March 19th, will offer soups from area restaurants served in
a take-home bowl handcrafted by an area art student. Peel, along with several
other area art teachers, embraced the event as an opportunity to both showcase
their student's work and support an important local
E N C O R E T H E A T E R presents
Coming later this month, Encore Theater will present Love, Loss
and What I Wore at the Maguire Theater. This series of monologes started as
a best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman, then became an Off-Broadway sensation as
adapted by Nora Ephron (Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless In
Seattle) and sister Delia (You've Got Mail, Hanging Up). Five
years later, it is still playing to packed
houses! It mixes the satirical, the
tender, and the downright silly into a wonderfully witty evening of fun. Tickets
are on sale now at the AoA Box Office. Check out the details on Encore's
Facebook page here.
illustrates what one wears to the party is sometimes more memorable than the
The C E N T E R P L A Y E R S
bring home top festival
courtesy of Rebecca Bunch, The Daily Advance)
Natalie Foreman of Edenton couldn’t be happier. When the Arts of
the Albemarle’s Center Players returned home in triumph on Jan. 20 after
capturing an Outstanding Performance award during the Junior Theater Festival,
she and her two daughters were celebrating right along with them.
Foreman is a dance instructor with the group; she joined
the Center Players in September. Her daughters Newbern, 14, and Carson, 10, were
part of the group that competed for the first time at the festival held in
Atlanta. Their friend, Sam Densmore, formerly of Edenton, joined them at the
show, Natalie Foreman said. Densmore now lives in South Carolina.
Natalie Foreman said being a part of the whole experience
“This was a new experience for us,” she said. “The kids
had a wonderful time.”
Arts of the Albemarle (AoA) is a regional non-profit
arts council (representing Pasquotank, Gates and Camden Counties) located in
Downtown Elizabeth City, North Carolina in the recently renovated historical
Lowry-Chesson Building, now called The Center. This world-class facility houses
the Jaquelin Jenkins Gallery, a home to over 250 artists, craftsman and
photographers, the AoA School of the Arts, a multi-discipline visual and
performing arts after –school instructional program and the Maguire Theatre, a
State-of-the-Art 224 Seat performance space.