Alex Art ... Promoting the Arts in Alexander County
Spring gardens are in full bloom and the Summer entertaining season is just around the corner. The Hiddenite Center’s Festival of Tables arrives just in time to supply creative inspiration and innovative ideas for making your Spring and Summer events truly special occasions.
This Festival of Tables, entitled, “A Day in May : Spring Gardens & Summer Picnics,” will be held at the Hiddenite Center Educational Complex on Saturday, May 25, 2013. Festivities will begin at 10:00am with an opportunity for guests to view all of the beautifully decorated tables. A delicious luncheon will be served at 11:00am.
Throughout the event, the Hiddenite Center will offer decorating tips, and tablescape demonstrations. As a special treat for Festival of Tables guests, the Hiddenite Center will offer the return of their popular, One Day Only Garden Gift Shop. This special shopping experience will feature a front porch plant sale with locally grown annuals and perennials, one of a kind treasures for the home and garden, vintage finds, handmade gifts, and many more delightful items. A portion of the proceeds from sales in the One Day Only Garden Gift Shop will benefit the Hiddenite Center.
Cost for attending the Spring Gardens & Summer Picnics Festival of Tables is only $15.00 per person. Call The Hiddenite Center Lucas Mansion at (828) 632-6966 to make your reservations.
Guests will be seated around tables that have been decorated to reflect the beauty and wonder of Spring, the simple joys of Summer picnics, or a favorite Summer activity. The Hiddenite Center’s Festival of Tables is a wonderful event to attend with friends and family and is a great opportunity to get inspired with ideas for entertaining and decor.
The “Spring Gardens & Summer Picnics” Festival of Tables is made possible by the Hiddenite Center’s talented family of volunteers and supporters. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Hiddenite Center and their mission of providing year round arts and educational opportunities for Alexander County and surrounding communities.
The Hiddenite Center would like to hear from those who would be interested in volunteering to decorate and host a table for this event. Please call the Hiddenite Center Lucas Mansion (828) 632-6966 if you would like to volunteer or if you would like to make a reservation for the Festival of Tables luncheon.
Support the ARTS on Your Lunch Hour:
The Hiddenite Center will sponsor their annual “Summer Salad Luncheon” fundraiser on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. This unique community event will be held at the Hiddenite Center’s Educational Building from 11:30am – 1:30pm.
The Summer Salad Luncheon will feature a buffet of delicious homemade salads and desserts that have been prepared and donated by generous volunteers and supporters.
The cost for the homemade salad buffet, dessert, and beverage is a bargain at only $7 per person! Carry out orders will also be available for your convenience. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Hiddenite Center’s ongoing Arts education programming.
This year’s Summer Salad Luncheon will feature the very first “Taste of Hiddenite Cake Auction.” The Hiddenite Center’s salad luncheon series is famous for delectable desserts and for the very first time, guests will have the opportunity to bid on whole cakes that have been prepared by expert bakers. The highest bidder will win and all proceeds will benefit The Hiddenite Center.
In addition to enjoying a terrific meal, guests of the Hiddenite Center’s Summer Salad Luncheon will have the satisfaction of knowing that they put their lunch hour to good use.
“The Summer Salad Luncheon offers an opportunity to use your lunch hour to support the Arts in our community,” said Karen Walker, Interim Director. “We invite everyone to attend our Summer Salad Luncheon fundraiser to experience an outstanding buffet of homemade foods, enjoy the fellowship of neighbors, and support a great cause.”
The Hiddenite Center is seeking volunteers and donations for this fun luncheon event. If you would like to donate a salad or dessert for the Hiddenite Center’s Summer Luncheon, want to volunteer to help out with an upcoming event, or if you would like more information about Hiddenite Center events and programs, call (828) 632-6966 or email the Hiddenite Center at email@example.com Join the Hiddenite Center on facebook by searching “Friends of the Hiddenite Center.”
The Hiddenite Center Presents:
It is time once again for The Hiddenite Center’s Annual Summer Art Camp for Children and this year’s theme is “Art From Head to Toe.” Instructor, Martha Burgin has planned a six week course of fun, creative, and innovative art projects designed to appeal to children ages 4 and older.
Art Camp students will spend their summer getting creative with collage art, clay hand building, drawing, and so much more!
The Hiddenite Center’s “Art From Head to Toe” Summer Art Camp will meet at the Hiddenite Center Educational Complex (70 Hiddenite Church Roas) on Tuesdays during the months of June and July 2013.
Art Camp Dates are as follows:
Classes for ages 4 – 8 (4 and 5 year old students must be accompanied by an adult during the class) are held from 10:00am until 12:00noon. Classes for students 9 and older are held from 1:00pm until 3:00pm.
Students will enjoy the variety that this unique art camp has to offer. Among other class topics, sessions include:
“The Way I See It!” : Students will learn about perspective in drawing. Instruction will focus on portraits and alignment of facial features, then students will draw a realistic eye in pencil. With acrylic paint, they will paint an abstract eye using imagination and creativity.
“It’s a Shoe-In!” : Students are asked to bring one old shoe. Using different mediums and a variety of supplies, students will turn that old shoe into an 3D art piece.
“Hand-made and Heart-felt!” :Students will work in the Hiddenite Center’s pottery studio as they learn the basics of Hand Building in clay. In the final class of the six week session, students will paint their completed clay creation.
This Hiddenite Center’s ongoing exhibits, classes, and programs are made possible in part through the generosity of the North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Fund, The R.Y. and Eileen Lackey Sharpe Family Foundation, Alexander County Government, The Winston-Salem Foundation, Friends of the Hiddenite Center and the Hiddenite Center’s operating budget.
“Art in Relation “ on Display in
The Hiddenite Center’s Lucas Mansion Gallery will highlight the work of artistic families during the months of April and May 2013. This unique exhibit features the work of artists who are related to one another, either as fellow creators of art or by family bonds.
The exhibit will remind visitors of the artistic ties that bind us to one another and to the world we share. Invited artists have been asked to submit one piece per person, along with a short biography about how they became involved in art. Artists were also encouraged to submit work “in memorial” to honor family members who preceded, but still influenced later generations.
“It is certainly evident that art relates to every facet of our lives,” said Director of Education and Gallery Curator, Allison Houchins. “This exhibit perfectly illustrates the old adage that ‘art imitates life and life imitates art.’ Art in Relation focuses on how art is shared in relation to family, friendship, and shared experience.”
Art in Relation will be on display April 5th – May 30th 2013 in the Hiddenite Center’s Lucas Mansion Gallery, which is located at 316 Hiddenite Church Road. The Hiddenite Center is open Tuesday – Friday from 10:00am until 4:30pm and on Saturday from 10:00am until 3:00pm. All Lucas Mansion Gallery exhibits are FREE and open to the public.
The Hiddenite Center is a non profit arts and cultural heritage organization located in Alexander County. The Hiddenite Center offers monthly gallery exhibits, classes in art and pottery, and performing arts events. For more information about upcoming classes and programs, call (828) 632-6966, visit www.hiddenitecenter.com, or join the Hiddenite Center on facebook by searching “Friends of the Hiddenite Center.”
ArtMix : “Creative Women Making Art”
With twelve multi talented, diverse, and accomplished members, ArtMix is a group of women artists from Northwest North Carolina who are committed to the creative practice of art. The collective result of their individual efforts is a visually stunning new exhibit, which will be on display in The Hiddenite Center’s Lucas Mansion Gallery during the Summer months of June and July 2013.
The public is cordially invited to attend a reception honoring the artists of ArtMix on Sunday, June 9, 2013 from 3:00pm until 4:30pm at the Hiddenite Center’s Lucas Mansion, which is located at 316 Hiddenite Church Road. Light refreshments will be served, pieces from the exhibit will be available for sale, and the women of ArtMix will be on hand to discuss their work.