Foothills Folk Art Festival
Oct
7
10:00am10:00am

Foothills Folk Art Festival

This family-friendly festival will showcase a variety of local and regional contemporary folk artists — whose work will be for sale — as well as artist demos, hands-on art activities for kids, two stages of live music, food stands from area restaurants, food truck vendors,
beer gardens and more.

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Opening Reception for New Horizons: Self-Taught Art in The 21st Century
Oct
7
4:30pm 4:30pm

Opening Reception for New Horizons: Self-Taught Art in The 21st Century

Following the Foothills Folk Art Festival, join us for a party!
Saturday, October 7

4:30 PM, Musical Performance by David Thomas Roberts
5 - 7 PM, Reception in the Shuford Gallery

Guest Curators Robert & Margaret Allen, author of When the Spirit Speaks: Self-Taught Art of the South, present the work of 9 self-taught artists who make art in a contemporary style.

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An Evening with Joel Sartore
Oct
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

An Evening with Joel Sartore

Catawba Valley Camera Club and Hickory Museum of Art present "An Evening with Joel Sartore" in conjunction with the exhibition ENDANGERED: Joel Sartore Retrospective on view September 16, 2017 - February 25, 2018 in the Museum's Coe Gallery.


AN EVENING WITH JOEL SARTORE -- Saturday, October 14

Reception with the Artist, 6 - 7:30 PM, HMA's Coe Gallery
HMA & Camera Club Members: $40 / Non-Members: $60
Reception includes admission to Artist Talk

Artist Talk, 7:30 PM, Drendel Auditorium
HMA & Camera Club Members: $15 / Non-Members: $20

***HMA & Catawba Valley Camera Club Members may take advantage of advanced ticket sales starting July 5. Tickets will then go on sale to the public on July 15.***
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Joel Sartore is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher, conservationist, National Geographic Fellow, and a regular contributor to National Geographic Magazine. His hallmarks are a sense of humor and a Midwestern work ethic Joel specializes in documenting endangered species and landscapes in order to show a world worth saving. He is the founder of The Photo Ark, a multi-year documentary project to save species and habitat.

In his words, "It is folly to think that we can destroy one species and ecosystem after another and not affect humanity. When we save species, we're actually saving ourselves."

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Art of Poetry
Jun
17
2:00pm 2:00pm

Art of Poetry

Meet at HMA Entrance
FREE Admission

Join us for an ekphrastic (poetry about art) walking tour through exhibits. In honor of Women's History Month the main focus of the tour and poems will be WOMAN MADE: Women Artists from the Hickory Museum of Art Collection. If you would like to have one of your own poems included in the tour -- visit HMA for inspiration and submit poem(s) to Kelly Demaegd at geneandkelly@charter.net by June 3.

Visit Art of Poetry's website

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Lecture: An Academic History of Art and Nature
May
20
12:30pm12:30pm

Lecture: An Academic History of Art and Nature

Lecture by Elliott Millinor
An Academic History of Art and Nature
FREE, Please call the Museum to Register at 828.327.8576
(a minimum of 8 participants is required for program to run)

The program starts at the Museum where Elliott Millinor will give a lecture on Kant's aesthetics and natural teleology (45 - 60 minutes). Participants will then view Jonathan Brilliant's HICKORY STICKS exhibition.

Participants will then drive to Riverbend Park for a guided nature hike that highlights plants and animals that embody beauty, the sublime, and/or are ecologically significant. The hike will last 1.5 - 2 hours and cover approximately 2.5 miles of trails. Please pack a snack and some water.

Elliott Millinor is a lifelong resident of Hickory, North Carolina. He received his B.S. in Biology and M.A. in History and Philosophy of Science from Lenoir-Rhyne University. Elliott’s scientific research interests include the diversity, distribution, and life histories of reptiles and amphibians, symbiotic relationships, and functional ecology. His historical and philosophical work focuses on the intersection of scientific knowledge, historical development, and scientific praxis. In particular, he is interested in the philosophical roles ontology plays in maintaining science’s monopoly on truth-claims and the challenges this presents in an increasingly diverse social and cultural environment. Elliott has presented his scientific and historical-philosophical research at the local, state, and international levels. He currently works as a Park Ranger for Catawba County Parks and as an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University where he teaches classes in Environmental Ethics/Aesthetics and Nature In and Through History. Elliott will assume a position at Arizona State University as a PhD student in the Biology and Society program beginning in January 2018. He currently resides in Hickory with his girlfriend, Katelyn, their dog, Carter, and snake, Raisin.

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PAUL WHITENER STUDENT ART SHOW: Middle & High School Division
Apr
11
5:30pm 5:30pm

PAUL WHITENER STUDENT ART SHOW: Middle & High School Division

Middle & High School Division
March 29 - April 19, 2017
Awards Reception: Tuesday, April 11, 5:30 - 7 PM

This annual event, started by the Museum’s founder and first director Paul Whitener, provides an opportunity for local students from Hickory and Catawba County schools to exhibit in the Museum and for family members and school representatives to demonstrate their support.

Sponsored by:
Hickory Rotary Club

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ART OF POETRY
Mar
18
2:00pm 2:00pm

ART OF POETRY

Join us for an ekphrastic (poetry about art) walking tour through exhibits. In honor of Women's History Month the main focus of the tour and poems will be WOMAN MADE: Women Artists from the Hickory Museum of Art Collection

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Preview Reception for Innocent & Ethereal: The Visionary World of Paul Lancaster
Nov
18
5:30pm 5:30pm

Preview Reception for Innocent & Ethereal: The Visionary World of Paul Lancaster

Be among the first to view the new exhibition, exploring the creations of Paul Lancaster, a self-taught visionary artist whose dreamlike landscapes and figures radiate an innocence rarely found in the real world. Exhibition runs through March 5, 2017.

Exhibition made possible by Grey Carter - Objects of Art, McLean, Virginia.

Reception sponsored by Lowes Foods, Hickory (Mountain View).

FREE for HMA Members
$5 Suggested donation for non-members
Call HMA at 828-327-8576 to RSVP

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