Thursday, March 6, 2014

March 2014: Arts of the Albemarle Events

If you are having trouble viewing this message, see it in your browser.

 A R T I G R A S
celebrates 5 years at The Center


Break out your beads and masks—it's time to celebrate the five year anniversary of Arts of the Albemarle's home at The Center.  ARTiGras takes place this Saturday at AoA from 7-10:30pm and is sure to be the event of the year!
The evening will kick off with a champagne reception in the gallery, featuring a special guest appearance by The Center Players. After enjoyiing a New Orleans buffet provided by Kelly's Outer Banks Restaurant & Tavern and a cash bar, kick off your shoes and cut a rug to the sounds of Society's Best!

A silent auction will also be offered, inlcuding a moonlight cruise for two on the Pasquotank River, a week's retreat in a mountain cabin just outside of Asheville, a beach weekend getaway, and much more.

All corporate tables are sold out, but general admission tickets are still available. Tickets are $50 and available at AoA - 516 E. Main Street, or by calling 252.338.6445! Tickets will also be on sale during First Friday ArtWalk this Friday!

Arts of the Albemarle welcomes
S U S A N   T O B E Y   W H I T E
Article courtesy Margie Berry,

Infuse your inner muse with a shot of vibrant color and motion with visiting artist Susan Tobey White. White’s visit begins with a Demo Day on March 10. From 5:30 to 7 p.m., join us in the McGuire Theater at Arts of the Albemarle for a lively and informative demonstration. Cost for the demo is free for members, $10 for non-members. It will also be offered free of cost to those who sign up for the workshop. RSVP for the demo by calling 252.338.6455!

Beginning March 11, White will conduct a three-day acrylic workshop, “No Boundaries,” that will include instruction, demonstration and a chance to express yourself in vivid color. A former elementary art teacher from Belfast, Maine, White’s work is strongly influenced by the colors and symbols of children’s art.

Her colorful and expressive series, “Dancing the Night Away,” invokes a feeling of nostalgia with scenes of impassioned dancers in crowded halls. As an instructor, White moves her students through exercises that stimulate and inspire. The workshop takes place March 11-13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. It will be held in the AOA’s Twiford Room. The cost is $295. A box lunch will be served. Participants are invited to “Wine on the River” after the first day of painting, at the home of Joe and Carolyn Peel. Held from 5 to 6:30 p.m., this soiree will be an opportunity to mingle with the artist and your fellow participants. On March 13, a mini exhibit of White’s work and an opening reception will be held at the Arts of the Albemarle’s 516 Gallery. To sign up, or for more information, call (252) 335-6877. The Center at Arts of the Albemarle, is located at 516 E. Main Street.

E M P T Y   B O W L S
of the Albemarle

Arts of the Albemarle is excited to partner with the Food Bank of the Albemarle for their upcoming event, Empty Bowls of the Albemarle.  Based on an international grassroots effort to fight hunger, the Food Bank of the Albemarle is excited to bring this event to the Elizabeth City community and add it to their list of annual fundraisers.

The lunchtime event will take place at AoA on Wednesday, March 19th, from 11am - 2pm in the Maguire Theater and Twiford Room.  Lunch will include a choice of homemade soup donated by local restaurants including Montero's, Cypress Creek, Island Breeze, Currituck BBQ, and Morrison's Cafeteria, as well as salad, dessert and a drink.  

peelAfter lunch, attendees will pick out a handmade bowl to take home as a reminder of the empty bowls across our region. Several months ago, local art instructors including John Peel and Mary Ann Mason invited Food Bank representatives to speak to their art classes and explain the work they do, and their vision for the event.  Students were inspired to be a part of such a worthy cause, and have been hard a work creating over 300 bowls for the event.  Stop by AoA for a sneak peak of several available bowls, which are showcased as part of the 3-Dimensional display in the 516 Gallery. 

Advance tickets are $15 and are available at AoA or by calling 252.338.6455; the day-of cost of admission will be $20.  Guests may dine in or carry out.  Tickets will also be on sale during First Friday ArtWalk this Friday! 

J E N K I N S   G A L L E R Y presentsStan Akins Middle Eastern Rug Show & Bazaar
For the 14th year in the row, Stan Akins has arrived in Elizabeth City with his Middle Eastern Rug Show and Bazaar.  The show features rugs from throughout the Middle East of all shapes and sizes at reasonable prices.  In addition, home accessories as well as jewelry, scarves and purses are available.  Watch the short video below to learn how Stan ended up an importer of rugs, and why he considers them an art form. To learn more about the rug making process and design symbolism, join us for Stan Akins ArtTalk on Thursday, March 20th from 5-6pm in the Maguire Theater. 
Video not showing? Click here

No comments:


Related Posts with Thumbnails