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NCMC Events from Around the State... May 23, 2016


Posted: May 25, 2016, 10:13 am


1). Hands On! (www.handsonwnc.org), the Children's Museum in downtown Hendersonville, invites you to join them as they prepare for Memorial Day by making stars. All ages will enjoy creating star banners to use as decorations for this special holiday. This activity takes place on Tuesday, May 24th through Friday, May 27th and is free with $5 admission or free for members. For additional information about Hands On! educational programs and facility, please visit their website at www.handsonwnc.org or call 828-697-8333.
 
2). New Winston Museum (www.newwinston.org) invites you to their May Salon Series panel discussion, “Civil Rights Activism in Winston-Salem: School Integration” which will take place on Thursday, May 26th at 5:30 p.m. Special guests will be Daisy Chambers, the first black teacher on the faculty at Clemmons Elementary in 1964; Ms. Norma Corley, one of three black students assigned to integrate the formerly all-white Easton Elementary School in 1958; and Dr. Kenneth Simington, a student at Carver Elementary School in 1970 and currently the assistant superintendent for instructional and student services with WSFC Schools. The panel will be moderated by Alex Harris, a Salem College student and North Carolina native.  This event is the second of a three-part salon series on twentieth century civil rights activism in Winston-Salem. The final program on June 23rd will focus on the Black Panthers movement in Winston-Salem.  This event is free and open to the public. New Winston Museum is located at 713 S. Marshall Street, Winston-Salem. Additional parking is available in the Old Salem Visitors Center lot.
 
3). Greensboro Historical Museum (www.greensborohistory.org) announces that their new exhibition, Weaving Wonder with Historical Threads: Janet Echelman’s Aerial Sculpture at LeBauer Park, is now open.  This exhibition centers on the massive aerial artwork that Janet Echelman has designed for the new Carolyn & Maurice LeBauer Park scheduled to open this summer.  Inspired by the threads of our local history, Echelman has woven an ever-changing sculpture, 90 feet by 70 feet, which will hang 55 feet in the air above LeBauer Park. The Museum’s exhibition explores the ways local history can inspire art and audience, including local public art. Visitors will be able to play with ideas of history and art, weaving their own wonder. Elements of the exhibit include an interactive map kiosk of Greensboro public art and a station where visitors can create their own Ah-Ha! moment inspired by Greensboro’s history. The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro has awarded grants in support of this exhibition. The exhibition will open to the public through September 11, 2016. As always, the exhibition is free. For more information please contact Museum Director Carol Ghiorsi Hart at 336-373-2306, carol.hart@greensboro-nc.gov or cell 336-362-7112.
 
4). Cameron Art Museum (www.cameronartmuseum.org) reminds you that there is still time to visit their exhibit The Bones Of: Sculptures by Dustin Farnsworth which is on view thru June 5, 2016.  A native of Lansing, Michigan, Dustin Farnsworth’s works are informed by the collapse of industry and depict the rusted mementoes of a bygone era in American culture and their effect on a future generation who will inherit these shattered vestiges of a broken dream – the American Dream. His work is a social commentary on the anxiety of a region thrown into chaos. His commentary is affective and raw, moving the viewer on a visceral level well beyond mere shock-value, yet at the same time it expresses a melancholy longing, a wistful remembrance of times past.  CAM debuts the acquisition, The Bones Of, in context of seven other works by this rising artist.
 
5). The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville (www.naturalsciences.org) presents “Science Cinema,” Saturday, May 28, featuring Disneynature’s “Oceans.” This film takes you on a journey into the depths of a wonderland filled with mystery, beauty and power.  “Oceans” is a spectacular story, narrated by Pierce Bronsnan, about remarkable creatures under the sea. This free, 104-minute film will be shown at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. This film is rated G. The last Saturday of each month, the museum will show engaging nature and science films perfect for the entire family. Science Cinema programming is funded by a grant from the International Paper Foundation.   Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. For more information, please call the museum at 910-914-4185 or email Whiteville@naturalsciences.org.   
 
6). Battleship NORTH CAROLINA (www.battleshipnc.com) invites you their 51st Annual Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 30th from 5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  Remember those who gave their lives in service by honoring veterans at the Battleship’s traditional Memorial Day Observance featuring military guest speaker, RADM Christina Alvarado, Deputy Commander, Navy Medicine East, Congressman David Rouzer, an all-service Color Guard, a 21-gun salute by a Marine Corps Honor Guard, patriotic music performed by Duke Ladd Band, Taps, and a memorial wreath cast onto the waters. This special event is free and open to the public.
 
7). Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (www.secca.org) invites you to the opening of their latest exhibit, 12 X 12: Bill Fick, on Tuesday, May 31st from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Preview Gallery and Overlook Gallery. This 12 X 12 exhibition literally comes alive with art as printmaker Bill Fick installs a live screen-printing operation at SECCA in the Overlook Gallery for the Artist Salon. Fick's prints exude a bold, brash style of cartoon, combining punk and street-art styles. Come dressed for printmaking. Free and Open to the Public.
 
8). North Carolina Museum of History (www.ncmuseumofhistory.org) invites you to “History Corner: Clayful Creations” on Wednesday, June 1st from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. This program, geared for ages 6-9, explores why North Carolina mud is often red and how it impacted the state’s pottery history. Participants will make a clay object to take home.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  $3 plus tax per child; $1 plus tax for Associates/museum members. To register, visit www.NCMOH-programs.com. For information, call 919-807-7988.
 
9). North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort (www.ncmaritimemuseums.com) invites you toShackleford Banks: Horses, Hiking and History” on June 3rd from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Join Maritime Museum Staff and experience the Outer Banks heritage and wildlife on a guided hike of Shackleford Banks, part of the Cape Lookout National Seashore. This hike is not suitable for children under 12. Advance reservations required. 252-728-7317. Fee: $30.  The North Carolina Maritime Museum is located at 315 Front Street in Beaufort, NC. Additional hike dates include: July 28 and August 11.
 
10). The Asheville Art Museum (www.ashevilleart.org) is excited to be a partner and host for the Authentically Cherokee Native Marketplace on Saturday, June 4 from 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. This event will showcase work by members of ONABEN, Sequoyah Fund and Authentically Cherokee, groups of contemporary Native American artists. These artists will not only sell their work, but will also demonstrate their processes. Admission to the Native Marketplace is free and community members are encouraged to participate, learn, support and shop. All sales go to the Cherokee artists.  The Asheville Art Museum has a history of honoring and preserving the tradition of Cherokee art, and supporting contemporary Cherokee artists is an integral part of this mission. The art of the Cherokee represents the longest tradition of art and creativity in Western North Carolina and the Museum exhibits some of these great works from their growing Cherokee art collection in an effort to celebrate this artistic heritage.  For more information visit www.ashevilleart.org or call 828.253.3227.