Reception & Gallery Talk for "Woven Together"
May
29
6:00 pm18:00

Reception & Gallery Talk for "Woven Together"

WOVEN TOGETHER: From Lesotho to Carolina
Free for HMA Members, $5 Non-Members [suggested donation]
Please RSVP, Call HMA at 828.327.8576

Woven Together is an exhibition of tapestries, collages, paintings and photographs by Linda Elksnin, Lillian Trettin, Carl Trettin and Maseru Tapestries Cooperative.

Meet artists Linda Elksnin and Lillian Trettin as they share about their individual work and collaboration with a weaving cooperative in Lesotho, Africa.

Reception
Jun
5
6:00 pm18:00

Reception

HMA STUDIO ART SCHOOL PRINTMAKING EXHIBITION
Regal & Gifford Galleries
Exhibition runs through September 20

 

The Art of Poetry Tour
Jun
20
2:00 pm14:00

The Art of Poetry Tour

Ekphrastic (poetry about art) walking tour through the exhibits. Poets: To participate, visit HMA then submit poem(s) written about artwork to Kelly Demaegd (geneandkelly@charter.net) by June 6. And, read some past poems and see the art that inspired them at http://artofpoetry.net/


Book Signing
May
17
2:00 pm14:00

Book Signing

WHEN THE SPIRIT SPEAKS, SELF-TAUGHT ART OF THE SOUTH
Coe Gallery

Meet North Carolina author Margaret Allen and enjoy a brief presentation and book signing. The book is available in the HMA Galleria.

Reception
May
9
6:00 pm18:00

Reception

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR EDDIE HAMRICK
Coe Gallery
FREE for Members; $5 Non-Members [suggested donation]

Meet Master Woodwright Eddie Hamrick as we celebrate his birthday and current retrospective at the Museum. Enjoy music by Second Hand Still. 

Awards Reception
May
5
5:30 pm17:30

Awards Reception

PAUL WHITENER STUDENT ART SHOW: Middle School & High School Division
Shuford Gallery
Exhibition runs through May 17

Sponsored by Hickory Rotary Club

Art À la Carte Luncheon
Apr
27
Apr 28

Art À la Carte Luncheon

$30 per person, seating is limited
RSVP by April 10, call HMA at 828.327.8576

This is the Hickory Museum of Art Guild's 15th annual luncheon featuring elaborately decorated tablescapes. This year the theme is "Enchanted Garden." Come and enjoy:

    • Parade of Hats*
    • Catered lunch with homemade desserts

*Show off your hat during the Hat Parade! Sign-up at the check-in table.

All proceeds benefit the Hickory Museum of Art

Art À la Carte Preview Reception
Apr
25
6:00 pm18:00

Art À la Carte Preview Reception

FREE for HMA Members; $5 for Non-Members
Come see a preview of the elaborately decorated luncheon tablescapes with the theme "Enchanted Garden." Enjoy a cash bar by Olde Hickory Station and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

The Art a la Carte Luncheon will be held on Monday, April 27. See event listing for more information.

Sponsored by the HMA Guild.

Dessert Reception for "Faces of America"
Apr
18
7:00 pm19:00

Dessert Reception for "Faces of America"

Hickory Museum of Art
$7.50 HMA Members & Youth, $10 Non-Members

High school student Hisham Qadri, working with HMA for his Senior Project, created a photography exhibition called Faces of America. Join Qadri for a dessert reception as he presents this body of work.

This is a one night only event and all proceeds benefit HMA to encourage teens in the arts.

Click here for more information about the project and to purchase tickets to the event.

 

Awards Reception
Apr
2
5:30 pm17:30

Awards Reception

PAUL WHITENER STUDENT ART SHOW: Elementary Division
Shuford Gallery
Exhibition runs through April 19

Sponsored by Hickory Rotary Club

World War II Stories in Conversation
Mar
29
2:00 pm14:00

World War II Stories in Conversation

Join the conversations at HMA Sunday afternoon when WWII veterans and survivors discuss personal experiences. Visitors will move from table to table in the gallery and engage in conversations with some who were involved. The following four men are participating:

  • Charlie Dixon, son-in-law of Harold Edgerton, talks about Doc Edgerton’s reconnaissance work.
  • Rhys Samuel was there at the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the largest naval battle in history.
  • Carl Zwingli was part of a bombing squad stationed in the Aleutian Islands bombarding the islands of northern Japan.
  • Vladmir Khudyakov was a Russian teen involved in the war effort in Moscow during   WWII.

This program is presented in conjunction with the closing day of 1944: A War, The People, A New Museum.

THE ART OF POETRY
Mar
28
2:00 pm14:00

THE ART OF POETRY

Ekphrastic (poetry about art) walking tour through the exhibits. Poets: To participate, visit HMA then submit poem(s) written about artwork to Kelly Demaegd (geneandkelly@charter.net) by March 14.

Fashion Show
Mar
15
4:00 pm16:00

Fashion Show

HATTITUDE: A Woman and Her Hat
Free Admission

Enjoy champagne and chocolates as women strut their stuff on the runway during a fashion show of “crowns” (church hats). The event will take place in the Museum's second floor Coe Gallery.

Gallery Talk with Laura Holland
Mar
15
2:30 pm14:30

Gallery Talk with Laura Holland

Laura Holland,  Director of Marketing Services at Hickory Chair, will share a program titled, "How Hickory Became the Capital of the Furniture World."

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition 1944: A War, The People, A New Museum.

***POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER CONCERNS*** Reception for "My Brother's Paintings: Works by Gordon Wetmore"
Feb
21
6:00 pm18:00

***POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER CONCERNS*** Reception for "My Brother's Paintings: Works by Gordon Wetmore"

***Please note this reception has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 28 due to concerns about inclement weather.***

FREE for Members; $5 for Non-Members [suggested donation]

Meet Lou Wetmore, guest curator of the exhibition, who presents paintings by his brother, renown portraitist Gordon Wetmore. Reception sponsored by Lou & Julia Wetmore.

The Man Behind the Hats...An Artist Talk
Feb
7
4:00 pm16:00

The Man Behind the Hats...An Artist Talk

Hickory Museum of Art, Coe Gallery
Free Admission

Wear your hat, and enjoy high tea with photographer Michael Cunningham, co-author of CROWNS: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats. Enter raffle drawing for a photo by Cunningham.

Cunningham’s appearance is courtesy of Hickory Public Library, HPL Endowment and Hickory Community Theatre.

In collaboration with Hickory Community Theatre presenting the local premiere of CROWNS by Regina Taylor adapted from the book by Michael Cunningham & Craig Marberry onstage February 6 – 22 [828-328-2283 for tickets].

Image by Michael Cunningham

Gallery Talk with Melinda Herzog
Feb
1
2:30 pm14:30

Gallery Talk with Melinda Herzog

"The Miracle of Hickory"

Melinda Herzog, Executive Director of Iredell Museums, presents a talk on Hickory’s polio epidemic of 1944.

In conjunction with the exhibition 1944: A War, The People, A New Museum.

SNEAK PEEK OF "CROWNS"
Jan
25
2:00 pm14:00

SNEAK PEEK OF "CROWNS"

SALT Block Auditorium

Gospel concert featuring Morning Star First Baptist Church Spiritual Voices, and cast from CROWNS: A Gospel Musical. Reception to follow across the hall at the Hickory Museum of Art. Meet Vanessa Adams-Harris, Director of CROWNS, and the cast.

While at the Museum see a sneak peek of the exhibition "Black Women...Their Hats and Their Stories," inspired by the book CROWNS: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry.

This program and exhibition are in collaboration with Hickory Community Theatre presenting the local premiere of CROWNS by Regina Taylor adapted from the book by Michael Cunningham & Craig Marberry onstage February 6 – 22 [call 828-328-2283 for tickets].

Gallery Talk with Dr. Gary Freeze
Jan
18
2:30 pm14:30

Gallery Talk with Dr. Gary Freeze

The Dodge of the Artful Catawban: A County Tableaux, 1944, and After

Dr. Gary Freeze, Professor of History at Catawba College, is also author of “The Catawbans” book series; the third volume to be published in 2015.

Presented in conjunction with the current exhibition 1944: A War, The People, A New Museum.

Guild Meeting
Jan
5
10:00 am10:00

Guild Meeting

Bring a friend, enjoy the meeting, program and refreshments.

Katharine Smith, a second year Visual Effects student at Savannah College of Art and Design, will share a program called "Art in Visual Effects." Katharine will offer an inside view of digital media as it relates to art.

For more info, contact:
Robyn Parker, HMA Guild Secretary
828.228.5860 • rparker1950@yahoo.com
Response Appreciated (but not required)

THE ART OF POETRY TOUR
Dec
13
2:00 pm14:00

THE ART OF POETRY TOUR

Join us for an ekphrastic (poetry about art) walking tour through the exhibits. Poets: To participate, visit HMA then submit poem(s) written about artwork to Kelly Demaegd (geneandkelly@charter.net) by November 29.

JINGLE BELL GINGERBREAD HOUSE PARTY
Dec
13
10:00 am10:00

JINGLE BELL GINGERBREAD HOUSE PARTY

$20 per house, HMA Members
$30 per house, Non-Members

Two age groups: K - 3rd Grade & 4th and up

Spaces are LIMITED, call 828.327.8576 for Reservations

Get into the holiday spirit by decorating your own gingerbread house! Enjoy the smell of fresh gingerbread as you adorn your house with icing and an assortment of goodies and candies. All materials provided.

ANGELS OF THE ARTS BRUNCH
Dec
6
10:00 am10:00

ANGELS OF THE ARTS BRUNCH

$30 per person, Call HMA at 828.327.8576 for Reservations
Lake Hickory Country Club

The HMA Guild presents its 40th Annual Angels of the Arts Brunch! The Silent Auction will be held from 10 – 11:30 AM; followed by the Brunch and Live Auction. New this year: “Wreaths for All Reasons” – a room devoted to wreaths that are perfect for all your holiday decorating needs! All proceeds benefit HMA. Invitations will be mailed in November.

Support provided by:
Von Drehle Corporation & Catawba Valley Medical Center

FAMILY WORKSHOP: Make a Large Lighted Lawn Ornament
Nov
20
6:30 pm18:30

FAMILY WORKSHOP: Make a Large Lighted Lawn Ornament

$15/Family (or individual) Members
$20/Family Non-Members
Includes materials for one multi-colored ball
Must register by Friday, November 14
Call HMA at 828.327.8576


Family fun includes making beach ball-sized lighted spheres. They look great on the lawn or hanging from your trees during the holidays! Les Whicker will lead you through the process. Please bring wire cutters and work gloves and be ready for fun!

Please note there was a date change from what was listed in the newsletter.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Nov
15
10:00 am10:00

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Shop the HMA Galleria for your holiday needs!

Enjoy 20% off for Members (10% Non-Members) on most items*, and free lemonade & cookies. (*excludes gift certificates, memberships, exhibition artwork, and certain book titles)

AN EVENING TO REMEMBER
Nov
8
6:44 pm18:44

AN EVENING TO REMEMBER

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

Members: $19.44 for a couple [$10 individuals]
Non-Members: $44 for a couple [$22 individuals]
Please reserve your spot by Monday, November 3

This event is presented in honor of the exhibition 1944: A War, The People, A New Museum. Dare to dress vintage and enjoy cocktails, period music by Nathan Hefner and Rick Cline, and hors d’oeuvres by LRU’s Chef Eddie.

Sponsored by George Clay III, DDS   Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

HALLOWEEN CONCERT
Oct
31
8:00 pm20:00

HALLOWEEN CONCERT

FREE Admission

Enjoy the eerie electric improv sounds of John Cheek (keyboard synthesizer), Rick Cline (drums) and David Wechsler (wind synthesizer and flutes) inspired by B-horror movies. Presented in conjunction with LRU’s concert series.

GALLERY TALK: In Time We Shall Know Ourselves
Oct
26
3:00 pm15:00

GALLERY TALK: In Time We Shall Know Ourselves

Join Raymond Smith for a gallery talk through his current exhibition In Time We Shall Know Ourselves. Following the discussion, Smith will sign copies of the catalog, which illustrates all 52 photos with essays by Richard King and Alexander Nemerov.

Refreshments will be served at 2:30 PM.

 

RECEPTION FOR MARGARET CURTIS: Recent Work
Oct
18
6:00 pm18:00

RECEPTION FOR MARGARET CURTIS: Recent Work

Once part of New York City’s art scene, Tryon, NC artist Margaret Curtis has been reviewed by Artforum, Art in America and The New York Times. “Her level of technical skill draws viewers in – but the longer one examines the scene, the odder it appears.” [VERVE Magazine]

Exhibition runs through November 2.

TAI CHI DEMONSTRATION
Oct
15
6:30 pm18:30

TAI CHI DEMONSTRATION

Free Demonstration, Coe Gallery

Give Tai Chi a try! The ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi uses gentle flowing movements to reduce the stress of today’s busy lifestyles and improve health. Rick Berry is a certified Tai Chi instructor who teaches with great clarity and patience. Improve your balance, strength and coordination in the ambience of beautiful original art. 

A series of 18 classes will begin on October 22. Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 7:30 PM for Introductory Class; and 7:30 – 8:30 PM for Continuing Class. The cost for 18 classes is $70 Members, $85 Non-Members (either Introductory or Continuing). The Continuing Class is open to students who have studied with Rick previously at the Museum and to others with Tai Chi experience.

A minimum of 10 registrants is required for the class to run.