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.

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

AN EVENING TO REMEMBER

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

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)

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.

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

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.


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.

Guild Meeting
Oct
6
10:00 am10:00

Guild Meeting

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

• Wyn Flo’s Program: A Creative Approach to Helping Others through Breast Cancer Treatment

• Plans for Angels of the Arts Brunch

Immediately Following the Meeting:

Wreaths for All Reasons Workshop
Bring your lunch or order out, drinks provided.

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

 

Additional Wreaths for All Reasons Workshops:

  • Tuesday, October 14, 10 AM
  • Monday, October 20, 1 PM 

The workshops will be held in the small education classroom.  Also, if we could mention that we still need donations for the workshops and that the Fall wreaths are in the Galleria for sale.

GALLERY TALK
Sep
14
2:30 pm14:30

GALLERY TALK

Meet Hickory artist and HMA’s Collections Curator Kate Worm in the gallery for an informal “walk and talk” through the exhibition WOLF KAHN: Then & Now.

 

HMA Guild Meeting
Sep
8
10:00 am10:00

HMA Guild Meeting

The Guild invites you to their monthly meeting. Bring a friend and enjoy refreshments. HMA's Exhibitions and Communications Manager Kristina Anthony will share what exhibits the Museum has planned for the upcoming year.

RED JUNE CONCERT
Sep
6
6:30 pm18:30

RED JUNE CONCERT

Red June, the hot acoustic trio from Asheville, returns for The Autolawn Party! Amongst many other accolades, Red June’s John Miller won 1st place at the 2013 Merlefest in the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest.

Red June is well underway to becoming a long-time southern favorite, akin to the Appalachian heirloom apple from which they glean their name. They were featured in Southern Living magazine with Douglas Rogers writing, “Bands like Old Crow Medicine Show, The Avett Brothers, and Red June have recently put the sounds of Appalachia back on the map.”

Tickets: $15 Advance (purchase here or call HMA at 828.327.8576) or $18 at the door 
All HMA members will receive a complimentary beverage ticket with their purchase.

THE AUTOLAWN PARTY
Sep
6
10:00 am10:00

THE AUTOLAWN PARTY

Free Admission for Spectators
www.theautolawn.com

HMA’s second annual celebration of the art of automobiles centered around a European classic car show.

Car show featuring up to 120 European classic cars, with an emphasis on Ferrari and Maserati brands. Enjoy a Trike/Bike Rally with prizes for children, Beer Garden & Grill, raffle prizes, memorabilia, entertainment, voting for People’s Choice Award, awards ceremony, and more! Check the website for the complete schedule including information on a Sunday Drive.

Register your car(s) for the show here or call Chrissy Schramm at 828.327.8576.

End your day at The Autolawn Party with a fabulous dinner and drinks at Youssef 242. Call 828.324.2005 for reservations.

Concert with Red June at 6:30 PM [doors open at 6 PM]
SALT Block Auditorium
Advance Tickets: $15 / At the Door: $18

Red June, the hot acoustic trio from Asheville, returns for The Autolawn Party! Amongst many other accolades, Red June’s John Miller won 1st place at the 2013 Merlefest in the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest.

Tickets can be purchased here or at HMA. All HMA members will receive a complimentary beverage ticket with their purchase.

Proceeds from The Autolawn benefit the Hickory Museum of Art. For sponsorship inquiries, please contact HMA Development Manager, Chrissy Schramm at 828.327.8576. 

DIGITAL HIGH-SPEED PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
Aug
9
12:00 pm12:00

DIGITAL HIGH-SPEED PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

$35 HMA/CSC Members; $45 Non-members 
Must register by Tuesday, August 5

In this four hour workshop, open to teens and adults, students will explore high-speed photographic techniques with photographer Robert Dant. Experimenting in the total dark, students will use strobe lights and a sound slave (a very common photographic tool used to trigger light) to capture images as if they were frozen in time. Bring your digital SLR camera to class. This workshop will be held in conjunction with the Light Moves and Qualities of Light exhibitions at Hickory Museum of Art and the Catawba Science Center. Both exhibits are showing high-speed photography from Dr. Harold Edgerton, the MIT professor known for pioneering this field. Pre-registration and payment required.

FOLKMOOT USA
Jul
20
7:00 pm19:00

FOLKMOOT USA

SALT Block Auditorium
$10 General Admission
Children (12 years & under) $5, fully refundable at the door

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Performers demonstrate cultural heritage through colorful, authentic and original reproduction costumes, lively dance and traditional music. During its 30-year history, over 200 folk groups from more than 100 countries have shared their heritage and culture at the Folkmoot Festival.

GALLERY TALK
Jul
13
2:30 pm14:30

GALLERY TALK

Meet HMA’s Executive Director Lisë Swensson in the gallery for an informal “walk and talk” through the exhibition WOLF KAHN: Then & Now.

OPENING RECEPTION FOR "WOLF KAHN: THEN & NOW"
Jun
14
6:00 pm18:00

OPENING RECEPTION FOR "WOLF KAHN: THEN & NOW"

FREE for Members; $5 for Non-Members (suggested donation)

Abstract landscape paintings and pastels by prominent German-born American artist Wolf Kahn. Exhibition runs through October 12.

Sponsored by Plastic Packaging, Inc.

ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
Jun
14
5:00 pm17:00

ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING

All HMA Members are invited to attend. Includes Director’s Report and election of new Board Members.

Opening reception for WOLF KAHN: Then & Now will immediately follow. See listing below.

BEHIND-THE-SCENES BILTMORE ESTATE TOUR
May
19
7:30 am07:30

BEHIND-THE-SCENES BILTMORE ESTATE TOUR

$130/HMA Members, $150/Non-Members
Call HMA at 828.327.8576 for more information
Only 25 seats available

Join us on a day-trip to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville. A comfortable bus will carry you to the Estate, where Biltmore’s Curator of Interpretation, Leslie Klingner, will give HMA guests a ‘tailored tour.’ You’ve heard of the popular Monument’s Men book and movie? You will learn of the Vanderbilt’s ‘Monument’s effort’ during WWII and the integral part the Estate played in storing a portion of our nation’s treasured art collection. Next you’ll go ‘below stairs’ like in Downton Abbey, where Leslie will give the ‘Butler’s Tour’ and show how the house was managed. You’ll also enjoy a luncheon at the beautiful Deerpark Restaurant, housed in a historic barn original to the property. Then you’ll be free to wander the Estate, the house, the shops and the award-winning winery.

Reserve soon by calling HMA!

ART A LA CARTE LUNCHEON & FASHIONS
May
5
11:30 am11:30

ART A LA CARTE LUNCHEON & FASHIONS

$30 per person, limited seating
RSVP by April 22, call HMA at 828.327.8576

     • Celebrate “The Way We Were”
     • Vintage Fashion Show with 7 decades of styles
     • Catered lunch with homemade desserts

All proceeds benefit the Hickory Museum of Art

Click here for invitation

ART A LA CARTE PREVIEW RECEPTION
May
3
6:00 pm18:00

ART A LA CARTE PREVIEW RECEPTION

FREE for Members; $5 for Non-Members (suggested donation)

• Decorated Tables
• Vintage Fashions
• Retro Art & Music

Cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

Click here for invitation

Beverages supplied by Olde Hickory Station

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
Apr
26
10:00 am10:00

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

SALT Block Lawn
Make a recycled art project with HMA and enjoy the other crafts and activities from local organizations.

DAY TRIP TO REYNOLDA HOUSE
Apr
16
8:30 am08:30

DAY TRIP TO REYNOLDA HOUSE

Reynolda House Museum of American Art
Meet at HMA at 8:30 AM
$12 per person (plus tax); also bring money for lunch and contribution towards gas for volunteer drivers
RSVP to Nancy Gargis at 828.464.0187

Enjoy a guided tour of AMERICAN MODERNS, 1910-1960: From O’Keeffe to Rockwell – The 57 works in this exhibition from the Brooklyn Museum were produced by the most well-known artists at the time including Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Grandma Moses, Joseph Stella, Elie Nadelman, and Norman Rockwell.

Sponsored by HMA Guild

STUDENT ART SHOW
Apr
15
5:30 pm17:30

STUDENT ART SHOW

PAUL WHITENER STUDENT ART SHOW:
Middle School & High School Division

Shuford Gallery
Sponsored by Hickory Rotary Club
Exhibit runs April 5 – 20.

A Benefit Party WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS
Apr
11
7:00 pm19:00

A Benefit Party WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS

Tickets: $15 Members; $20 Non-Members
Reservations Preferred, Call HMA at 828.327.8576
Click here for invitation

Come out and support the Museum during this party presented in conjunction with the gallery show and sale of the same name! The night features live music by Tony Eltora 2. Also enjoy beer, wine, hors d’oeuvres, and of course wonderful artwork available for purchase!
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About the Gallery Show & Sale
Landscape-inspired works by selected Carolina artists:

Scott Boyle • Stephen Brooks • Hal Bryant • Jean Cauthen • Andrew Chapman
Fanjoy Labrenz • Gary Freeman • Jack Greenfield • Matthew Good
Moni Hill • John Inman • Cotton Ketchie • John Mac Kah • Richard Oversmith
Philip Philbeck • Kate Worm

A percentage of each artwork sale benefits HMA.

FIGURE PAINTING DEMONSTRATION
Mar
13
6:30 pm18:30

FIGURE PAINTING DEMONSTRATION

Presented by Kate Worm
Coe Gallery
Working with a live model, Kate Worm will present her “no brush” technique of applying watercolor and gouache to paper with printmaking rollers. She finds the radical departure from traditional watercolor techniques allows her to create breathtakingly bold paintings. This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Faces and Figures: Works from the Permanent Collection.

THE ART OF POETRY
Mar
8
2:00 pm14:00

THE ART OF POETRY

Coe Gallery
Join us for an ekphrastic (poetry about art) walking tour through the exhibits where poets will share poems written about specific artworks.

Poets: To participate, visit HMA and write one or more poems about works in the exhibitions, then submit poem(s) to Scott Owens (asowens1@yahoo.com) by February 22

Click here to visit The Art of Poetry's website.

HMA GUILD MEETING
Mar
3
10:00 am10:00

HMA GUILD MEETING

The Guild invites you to their monthly meeting, held in the Museum's second floor Coe Gallery. Bring a friend, and enjoy refreshments and an art-related program.

GALLERY TALK
Mar
2
2:30 pm14:30

GALLERY TALK

ELIZABETH CATLETT: Printmaker, Sculptor & Activist
FREE Admission, Shuford Gallery
Kenneth G. Rodgers, Director of the North Carolina Central University Art Museum, will present on the life and work of artist Elizabeth Catlett. Sponsored by the Hickory Museum of Art Guild.

Image: Elizabeth Catlett, Sharecropper, linocut, Weatherspoon Museum of Art, UNC, Greensboro Collection, Art © Catlett Mora Family Trust/Licensed by VAGA, New York , NY

This project is made possible in part by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

FOUNDERS DAY CELEBRATION
Feb
21
6:00 pm18:00

FOUNDERS DAY CELEBRATION

FREE Admission

The Hickory Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority presents a Founders Day Celebration reception at the Hickory Museum of Art. Enjoy exhibitions featuring work by Elizabeth Catlett and Juie Rattley III. 

HMA GUILD MEETING
Feb
3
10:00 am10:00

HMA GUILD MEETING

The Guild invites you to their monthly meeting, held in the Museum's second floor Coe Gallery. Bring a friend, and enjoy refreshments and an art-related program.

FACES AND FIGURES OPENING RECEPTION
Feb
1
6:00 pm18:00

FACES AND FIGURES OPENING RECEPTION

Coe Gallery
One of several events planned in honor of HMA’s anniversary celebrating 70 light-filled years. Enjoy surprises, including seeing some of the Museum’s treasured paintings brought to life in tableaux vivants and the unveiling of a light installation by artist Julia Gray Hines.