HMA Guild Meeting
Aug
31
10:00 am10:00

HMA Guild Meeting

The Guild invites you to their first monthly meeting of the new year. Enjoy a social time with refreshments, a business meeting and an art-related program. Call 828.327.8576 to be added to the mailing list for meeting reminders. Mark the date!

The Autolawn
Sep
12
10:00 am10:00

The Autolawn

This year’s event will highlight the Volkswagen brand, with about 120 entrants displayed in an informal setting on the grassy expanse. There will also be food, art exhibits, youth judging program, music, beer garden, regalia for sale, raffle prizes, ride and drives, and awards ceremonies.

Footcandle Film Festival
Sep
25
Sep 27

Footcandle Film Festival

The inaugural Footcandle Film Festival will be coming to the SALT Block Auditorium in Hickory, NC between September 25th and 27th, 2015, with the intent of bringing a selection of unique, interesting, challenging and entertaining films to North Carolina.  HMA will host the opening reception, filmmaker Q&A session, and closing reception, giving festival attendees the opportunity to enjoy the Museum's latest exhibitions including  the extraordinary photographs of Steve McCurry.

Both feature-length and short films will be screened at the festival. There will be 8-12 feature-length and 8-12 short films screened over the weekend with one (1) "Best Feature-Length" and one (1) "Best Short Film" award selected by a jury, and one (1) "Overall Audience Favorite" selected by those in attendance.

The festival is the creation of the founders and members of the Footcandle Film Society, a 550-member group dedicated to screening and discussing films on a monthly basis.

For more information, visit the Footcandle Film Society's web site.

Angel of the Arts brunch
Dec
5
11:00 am11:00

Angel of the Arts brunch

We are gearing up for  our Angel of the Arts Holiday Brunch, an annual HMA Guild benefit for the Museum.  This year we have professional auctioneers and a Golden Ticket Raffle, along with a new Sandie Froedge's doll to raffle and lots of great new ideas for displaying our silent auction pieces.  It will be a fun event!


An evening of art, dance and classical music
Jul
31
6:30 pm18:30

An evening of art, dance and classical music

Hickory Museum of Art in collaboration with Hickory Ballet Academy present an evening of art, dance and classical music, with two performances at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm. See Degas sculptures and other great artwork come to life with dance and classical music. Artistic Director Melissa French will give a talk following each performance. Come join us for a fun evening of art, music and dance! 

Look Behind You!™
Jul
16
6:00 pm18:00

Look Behind You!™

“Look Behind You! A multi-media performance lecture by Irish singer-songwriter Steafán Hanvey, brilliantly blends his father Bobbie’s iconic photographs of the Troubles with his own beautifully crafted words, music and lyrics to offer audiences a moving and memorable experience.” (Robert O’Neill/John J. Burns Library, Boston College)

HMA Annual Meeting
Jun
24
6:00 pm18:00

HMA Annual Meeting

Join us for the Museum's Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 6 PM in the upstairs Coe Gallery, with refreshments and conversation beginning at 5:30 PM.

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

The Art of Poetry Tour

When poets are inspired by a piece of visual art, they may create ekphrastic poetry, that is, poetry that verbally describes a visual work of art. Four times a year, HMA sponsors an ekphrastic walking tour through the Museum's exhibits, with poets reading aloud next to the artwork that inspired the poem.  The poets are usually members of the local community.

Event: Knit in Public Day
Jun
13
11:00 am11:00

Event: Knit in Public Day

HMA is celebrating World Wide Knit in Public Day on June 13th in conjunction with  the ongoing Woven Together exhibit. All fiber artists are invited to join other local knitters, spinners, crocheters, and weavers to showcase the fiber art they are so passionate about, while socializing on the South lawn of the SALT Block, in front of the Museum which is located at 243 3rd Ave. NE.

Lafone Living Art Project
Jun
12
4:00 pm16:00

Lafone Living Art Project

  • Hickory museum of art

Help support local artists! Save the date - June 12th, from 4-6PM. Joe Lafone will be at the HMA Galleria to kick off the Lafone Living Art Project. Come for light refreshments and fun.

HMA STUDIO ART SCHOOL PRINTMAKING EXHIBITION
Jun
5
6:00 pm18:00

HMA STUDIO ART SCHOOL PRINTMAKING EXHIBITION

The opening reception will be held Friday, June 5 from 6:00 until 7:30 PM and is free and open to the public. Barrick, Theielemann, and many of their students will be present. Local band The Quick Walkers will perform their blend of Americana and folk music. The band’s co-founder Abigail Taylor took all three workshops and has work in the exhibit.

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.

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.