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North Carolina Museum of Art Presents “Line, Touch, Trace”

North Carolina Museum of Art Presents “Line, Touch, Trace”

Exhibition highlights North Carolina artists who create hand-drawn works in a variety of graphic mediums   RALEIGH, NC July 31, 2014 —Beginning Saturday, August 30, 2014, the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) presents Line, Touch, Trace, an exhibition of 30 hand-drawn works. Organized by Greenhill in Greensboro, N.C., the exhibition highlights 13 North Carolina artists who use graphite, ballpoint pen, conté crayon, ink, or charcoal to explore drawing in its relationship to thought processes.   In Line, Touch, Trace, artists may work with line to precisely render contours or as calligraphy on the drawing’s surface; apply touch to build tonal values or erase edges; and use traced marks to suggest elements of an imagined topography. The artists use these techniques […]

Food Lion to Host “Thriller on the Griller” Local Events Starting July 31 to Benefit Hope for the Warriors®

Food Lion to Host “Thriller on the Griller” Local Events Starting July 31 to Benefit Hope for the Warriors®

SALISBURY, NC July 30, 2014: What:  Food Lion will host its “Thriller on the Griller” fundraising events at area beach stores July 31 through August 4 to benefit Hope For The Warriors®. The events will begin Thursday in Jacksonville, N.C., followed by Friday in Swansboro, N.C. They will continue on Saturday in Emerald Isle, N.C., and on Sunday in Atlantic Beach, N.C. The final event will be held on Monday back in Jacksonville, N.C. Who: For a small donation, customers can purchase lunch donated by vendors as well as bid on silent auction items. The stores will also have music and games. All proceeds will benefit Hope For The Warriors® Where: July 31 – 128 College Plaza Drive, Jacksonville, N.C. – 3 […]

Blackbeard lands at the NC Maritime Museum for Beaufort Pirate Invasion

Blackbeard lands at the NC Maritime Museum for Beaufort Pirate Invasion

Blackbeard to land at NC Maritime Museum for annual pirate luncheon, activities BEAUFORT, NC July 30, 2014- Ahoy, Pirates! The North Carolina Maritime Museum offers a child (and parent) friendly zone for families visiting during Beaufort’s annual Pirate Invasion.   On Friday, August 8 and Saturday, August 9, the Museum offer additional programs and activities, most free of charge, for visitors to enjoy and get in the spirit of the Beaufort Pirate Invasion! These activities include a hunt for pirates, free tattoos, and the chance to meet the notorious Blackbeard himself! Starting on Friday, August 8 and running through Saturday, August 9, visitors will be able to participate in a scavenger hunt that will take them around Beaufort looking for pirates. […]

Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission To Meet Aug. 8 in Shallotte-Calabash, North Carolina

Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission To Meet Aug. 8 in Shallotte-Calabash, North Carolina

Brunswick County, N.C., Communities Will Be Focus of Business Meeting JOHNS ISLAND, SC July 30, 2014 – The four-state Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission will hold its third quarterly business meeting on Friday, August 8, in North Carolina. The public is invited to attend at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 8950 Ocean Highway West, Calabash, North Carolina, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The business meeting will focus on the communities within Brunswick County. Local communities are encouraged to participate in discussion groups to help commissioners learn about their history and the significance of the Gullah Geechee culture in the region. Commission members will be available to answer questions on partnership applications, potential projects and programs as well as […]

5 Seconds of Summer announce the ‘Rock Out with Your Socks Out’ 2015 North American Tour presented by Nabisco

5 Seconds of Summer announce the ‘Rock Out with Your Socks Out’ 2015 North American Tour presented by Nabisco

– Band’s First-Ever Headlining North American Tour Kicks Off on July 17, 2015 in Las Vegas and Includes Stops in 30 Cities Across The U.S. and Canada – – Band Instantly Sells Out Concert The Forum in Los Angeles Set For November 15; Announces Second Forum Show Along With All-New Concert In Phoenix on November 13, 2014 – LOS ANGELES, CA July 30, 2014 – Pop punk sensations 5 Seconds of Summer announced today their massive 2015 Rock Out With Your Socks Out Tour in support of their Billboard chart-topping, self-titled debut album.. The band’s first-ever North American headlining tour, produced and promoted exclusively by Live Nation and presented by Nabisco, the makers of OREO, RITZ and HONEY MAID, will […]

Jacksonville Council for the Arts: Workshops by Jake Van Wyk

Jacksonville Council for the Arts: Workshops by Jake Van Wyk

JACKSONVILLE, NC July 30, 2014:   Jake Van Wyk will teach workshop Tuesday, August 19 – Mono-printmaking – 1 to 4pm – limit of 15 Mono-printing using Caron Dasche crayons on Rag Stock Ink wiping and layering using process inks Workshop will stress image planning, buildup and registration using plexi-glass templates as a printing matrix as well as other transfer techniques All materials including Arches rag stock paper will be provided – bring your images Wednesday, August 20 – Hand building techniques in Clay – 1 to 5pm Hands on experience in working with a special sculpture stoneware clay to extend hand construction techniques for sculptural works. All materials will be provided – bring sketches and ideas – limit of […]

OneRepublic kicks off second leg of summer tour

OneRepublic kicks off second leg of summer tour

ONEREPUBLIC KICKS OFF THE SECOND LEG OF THE NATIVE SUMMER TOUR PRESENTED BY MALIBU RUM WALNUT CREEK AMPHITHEATRE RALEIGH – AUGUST 13 PNC MUSIC PAVILION CHARLOTTE – AUGUST 14 TICKETS: OneRepublic Concerts – OneRepublic to Perform on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on August 11 – LOS ANGELES July 30, 2014 – OneRepublic is kicking off the second leg of their successful Native Summer Tour Presented By Malibu Rum today in Omaha, NE at the Century Link Center.  After selling out dates on the first leg of the tour including the famed Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and the Nikon At Jones Beach Theater outside New York City and performing to over half a million fans around the country, […]

UNCG developed strategic plan roadmaps growth for North Carolina’s wine and grape industry

UNCG developed strategic plan roadmaps growth for North Carolina’s wine and grape industry

GREENSBORO, N.C. – North Carolina’s wine and grape industry has experienced exponential growth in the past decade, employing more than 7,600 people. Now the industry has a five-year roadmap for continued growth and economic impact. Researchers from the UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics have developed the first comprehensive strategic plan for the North Carolina wine and grape industry. Formulated with input from key stakeholders ―  including industry representatives, governmental agencies, business leaders and academics ― the report identified key areas of direction, including: Ensuring the quality of North Carolina grapes and wines to drive sales, and increase positive brand recognition and consumer confidence; Continued funding and research in enology, marketing, viticulture and wine/grape business; Enhanced marketing to inform […]

Museum of the Albemarle needs Volunteer Speakers for upcoming programs

Museum of the Albemarle needs Volunteer Speakers for upcoming programs

ELIZABETH CITY, NC July 29, 2014 – The Museum of the Albemarle is preparing its 2015 schedule of speakers for two monthly programs and is seeking presenters. Back to the Past with at 21st Century Twist is held every first Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and may include a demonstration. History for Lunch is held every first Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. and ends at approximately 1 p.m.  If you are interested in presenting a session during one of these programs, please contact the education department at the museum.   Please include your name, a brief biography, and contact information. Also include the title and brief description of your presentation. All contacts will be considered and notified by October 15, 2014. For […]

Darlington Raceway to host Annual Blood Drive Event on September 11, 2014

Darlington Raceway to host Annual Blood Drive Event on September 11, 2014

Fans and community members can honor the heroes of 9-11 by donating blood at the track Too Tough To Tame   DARLINGTON, SC July 29, 2014 – Darlington Raceway will host its ninth annual Blood Drive event on Thursday, September 11. The Darlington Raceway Blood Drive has experienced tremendous success over the years. It’s important to remember that one unit of donated blood can be transfused to up to three people. The 2013 event collected 183 units of blood, thus potentially saving the lives of 549 people.   “This is a community event that has made a significant impact for the South Carolina Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross since 2005,” Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile said. “The tragedies of 9-11 impacted us […]