Arts News: Sunday / June 25

Arts News from North & South Carolina

Asheboro: The art of puppetry

Asheville: Asheville RAD overhaul $26M over budget

Asheville: County cuts funds for Diana Wortham Theatre, Asheville Art Museum

Asheville: Paulus Berensohn, a Dancer Who Pivoted to Pottery, Dies at 84

Gastonia: A young actor follows a dream

Greensboro: National Folk Festival to showcase state’s younger, emerging artists

Greenville, SC: Fountain Inn transfers Younts Center to Cultural Arts Foundation

Raleigh: Catherine Charlebois and Ben Michael to Lead North Carolina Theatre’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Raleigh: Arts play big part in local economy, study shows

Raleigh: North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre to Open 2017-18 Season with DOGFIGHT

Raleigh: ‘Struck’ captivates despite script’s failings

Wilmington: PHOTOS: The first Fourth Thursday art gallery at Burgaw Antiqueplace

Wilmington: EDITORIAL: The arts pay off; let’s sell them better

Winston-Salem: Art and culture spending up $20 million from 2010

Winston-Salem: Arts Economy Continues To Grow Across Triad

Winston-Salem: Study: Nonprofit arts groups have huge economic impact


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Arts News: Saturday / June 24

Arts News from North & South Carolina

Asheville: Nonprofit art is a $68M industry in Buncombe County

Asheville: Mountain music hits the big screen in Appalachian documentary

Asheville: Asheville Community Theatre hosts 6th annual “Costume Drama” fashion fundraiser

Asheville: Asheville Percussion Festival creates community around rhythm

Beaufort, SC: Beaufort’s New Pat Conroy Literary Center Is Extending the Author’s Legacy

Black Mountain: Garden-inspired art goes up at Arts Center

Charlotte: Legion Brewing Brings Art Into the Taproom

Charlotte:  Youth orchestra initiative strikes all the right music and social notes

Charlotte: Art gives you ‘patience for things you don’t initially understand,’ sculptor tells teens

Columbia: A Growing Number of Local Groups Are Empowering People Through Public Storytelling

Durham: ADF Review: The Oldest Piece Made the Biggest Splash in the American Dance Festival’s Opening Night Performance

Gastonia: Market, artist studios, cooking school proposed for downtown Gastonia bank building

Greensboro: Study finds arts, culture generate $162.2 million in Guilford County

Greensboro: New bids for Tanger Center come in $1 million lower

Myrtle Beach: Coastal Carolina University students paint mural in North Myrtle Beach

Raleigh: Artist Dare Coulter is working on a mural in Downtown Raleigh about protesting

Raleigh: Raleigh’s Nonprofit Arts and Culture Industry Generates $531 Million in Economic Activity

Wilmington: Cape Fear Blues Festival helps keep the blues alive

Winston-Salem: Arts yield $319M impact in Guilford, Forsyth, research shows




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Arts News: Friday / June 23

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Asheville: Diana Wortham Theatre announces possible funding cut, asks for public support

Charleston: Charleston Parks Conservancy to receive NEA grant for public art project

Charleston: Halsey Institute receives $15,000 NEA grant for Roberto Diago exhibit

Durham: Arts spending makes Durham ‘cultural capital of North Carolina’

Durham: Study: Durham’s Arts and Culture Industry Generates $154 Million in Economic Activity a Year

Durham: Snapshots: The scene at Third Friday in Durham

Kingstree: Performance features local youth

Raleigh: Honest Pint Theatre Co. Announces Patreon Campaign

Raleigh: THE TEMPEST, Featuring Musicians from Kidznotes, to Play Raleigh Little Theatre

Wilmington: PONDERING RAINBOW COMPLEXITIES: Artist Evalyn Boyd Hines debuts new works in ‘Aurora’ at New Elements Gallery

Wilmington: FILMING IMMORTALITY: Independent filmmaker Tanya Fermin brings unreal life to Wilmington’s film industry

Wilmington: Film’s spotlight back on NC?

Wilmington: Where We Live: This Castle Hayne home is a potter’s paradise


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Arts News: Thursday / June 22

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Black Mountain: New film explores the multicultural roots of traditional music and dance

Harkers Island: Waterfowl Museum to Celebrate 25 Years

Lumberton: An education rich in the arts can change a life

Wilmington: Beth Staples gets promotion(s) at UNCW

Wilmington: Beth Staples promoted to Lookout editor, Ecotone senior editor

Wilmington: Report Shines Spotlight On Local Arts Economy

Wilmington: Survey: The arts have impact on local economy

Wilmington: PHOTOS: Filming Good Behavior

National: From Jobs to Dinner to Even Milking Cows, the Nonprofit Arts Are a Multi-Faceted Economic Powerhouse


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Arts News: Wednesday / June 21

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Charlotte: How Foundation For The Carolinas Has Expanded Influence And Reached $2 Billion In Assets

Elkin: Silver artists display, perform pieces

Gastonia: Two visions offered for historic downtown building

Greenville, SC: Artisphere has evolved over the years

Lincolnton: ‘Rock of Ages’ opens Friday

Raleigh: Governor’s School hopes to avoid shutdown as it welcomes students


Wilson: Shooting for the stars – High hopes for homegrown musical

Winston-Salem: Dancers plan to shake it for a cause

Winston-Salem: Art Briefs

Winston-Salem: ‘Ghost’ makes crafty transition to stage


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Arts News: Tuesday / June 20

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Charlotte: NEA Invests $117.5K in Charlotte Cultural Groups

Durham: American Dance Festival opens 40th season here with a night to remember

Fayetteville: Children, theater are Molly Malone’s focus

Greenville, NC: ECU to study social, economic impact of glassblowing on Farmville

Raleigh: Theater Picks: Justice Theater stages ‘Porgy and Bess’ in Raleigh

Raleigh: African American Cultural Center welcomes new director

Raleigh:  Raleigh Little Theatre Brings ‘Avenue Q’ To The Triangle

Wilmington: Communique: Shakespeare At Greenfield Lake Through June 25 | Cape Fear Shakespeare’s 25th Season

Wilmington: David Gessner’s Search For ‘Ultimate Glory’ With A Frisbee


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Arts News: Monday / June 19

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Asheville: Asheville area stage productions

Asheville: Posana restaurant hosts “Clouds” art exhibition

Camden: Arts Arising underway at FAC

Cary: ADF debuts in Cary with ‘We Love Arabs’

Charlotte: Center City Partners wants to make Charlotte a destination for live music

Elon: Elon Music Theatre 2017 graduate lands Broadway show three days after graduation

Greensboro: North Carolina Folk Festival to replace national event in 2018

Hickory: Buzz Briefs: Theatre to run Neil Simon’s ‘Chapter Two’

Raleigh: Dwane Powell pokes at politics with ‘You really stuck it to me today’ at the COR Museum

Raleigh: North Carolina Theatre Conservatory presents OKLAHOMA!


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Arts News: Sunday / June 18

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Burlington: Yarn Bomb Brightens Burlington Bridge, Aims To Brighten The World

Charlotte: Kapow! Bang! African American artists expand the comic universe

Clemson: Clemson names new leadership team for Brooks Center


Durham: A Dispatch from African Dance Master Baba Chuck Davis’s Moving Memorial Services in Durham

Florence: Gala recognizes Smiley’s dedication to arts

Greensboro: Sample local performances at the first Triad Theatre Festival

Hendersonville: Arts Council of Henderson County announces 58th annual Arts on Main Festival

Wilmington: Warshauer chamber piece gets New York premiere

Wilmington: UNCW’s SEAHAWK FAM Series Features Mix of Entertainment, Culture

Wilmington: Communique: Actress Erin Hunter Plays Celia Rivenbark Onstage At Theatre Now


South Carolina: With McMaster’s Arts Veto, a Familiar Script


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Arts News: Saturday / June 17

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Asheville: BMCM+AC receives a grant to fund a Jacob Lawrence exhibition in Asheville

Asheville: Zany Asheville poets raise money to perform in D.C. Fringe

Charlotte: Firm hired to design Downtown Monroe’s Center Theatre

Durham: NC dancers in spotlight at ADF

Durham: Dance Review: Renay Aumiller Dances’ boneGlow Was Full of Compelling Ideas That Were Hard to See

Elkin: Elkin pieces added to mural trail

Greensboro: Allen Johnson: If Durham can, why can’t we?

Greensboro:  Editorial: The Tanger Center and the DPAC playbook

Greenville, NC: Theater reconstruction stated for August, doors to open next spring

Greenville, SC: Actress plays polar opposite characters in SCCT’s ‘Miss Nelson Is Missing’

Raleigh: Triangle events celebrate African American artists



Winston-Salem: Early exposure to pottery made impression on artist


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Arts News: Friday / June 16

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Asheville: ‘American Arcade’ among Magnetic Theatre’s best

Asheville: Swannanoa Chamber Music Series launches summer of fine arts July 1 at Warren Wilson College

Boone: The Horn in the West 66th Season Approaches

Charleston: PURE Theatre announces 15th season lineup

Charlotte: What’s up this week in Charlotte’s visual arts?

Charlotte: How to keep Charlotte artists fresh? ASC’s trying, with $10K checks

Greensboro: Our State magazine to sponsor arts marketplace at folk festival

Mount Airy: Arts Council has busy summer planned

Wilmington: North Front Theatre reopens after six months

Wilmington: Theater review: Tuneful ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ gets at the man behind the myth

Wilmington:  17th annual Cape Fear Independent Film Fest aims to promote N.C. films

Wilmington: REVOLUTIONARY RETELLINGS: ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ cast makes the son of God incredibly personable and flawed

Wilmington: PAINTING VULNERABILITIES: Naomi Jones takes on the parallels between animals and humans

Wilmington: ARTS-INSPIRED ACTION: ‘The Laramie Project’ reminds us how far we have to go for acceptance

Wilmington: Communique: Panel Discussion With Artists & Scientists Focuses On Environmental Stewardship

Winston-Salem: Swap meet marks Art-o-mat’s 20th anniversary


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