September Kaleidoscope Issue Available

 

Click here to download the new September Kaleidoscope and get all the news and information. This month's issue features information about the upcoming Fall Gala, Fall Classes and Workshops, opportunities for kids, and what's on display in our galleries.

Summer Camp 2014

Around the World at The Arts Center

There are just two more summer camps sponsored by SPIRIT to explore, so sign up today!

ART CAMP for ages 3 & 4 -- Tuesday-Thursday, August 12-14, 9:30 a.m.—11:00 a.m.; Cost is $35 members/ $45 non-members/ $20 non-refundable registration fee: Art Camp will feature traditional arts including painting, pottery and multimedia.

Also, friends and family are invited to the Art & Craft Camp Reception Wednesday, August 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Arts Center 2nd Floor Galleries. This event is sponsored by Chick-fil-A.

Find out more and get involved...


Regional Artist Project Grants

Artists in 29 counties are eligible for the regional awards !
8/07/2014 — The Kinston Community Council for the Arts is seeking
applications for the 2014–2015 Regional Artist Project Grants. The deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. There will be free grant-writing workshops for the RAP Grants. For more information download the press release... [ PDF | Word ]

Visit our Artists Opportunities page for more information like this...


Update from the Music Trail

The African American Heritage Music project for Lenoir Co. started approximately 8 years ago with the interview and authentic documentation of African American musicians from Lenoir Co. We never dreamed that years later this initial project would spawn numerous gigs for practicing musicians, a variety of educational programs for our K-12 students, an after school jazz mentorship program – one of its kind in North Carolina, the presentation of a myriad of international and national professional touring artists, an international touring visual arts showcase and economic development in the form of increasing patronage in area restaurants and social clubs, enhancement and entranceway projects, and public art projects.

The most tangible to date is the artist designed and fabricated canopy that shelters the bandstand at Pearson Park. This project was completed in May, 2012 by the artistic team of Hanna and Jodi Hollagnel- Jubran. Now there is more visible evidence of the extended project development with the construction work on the music park located at Spring Hill and South Queen Streets. This park is the culmination of a series of public meetings spanning three (3) years. Working with the North Carolina Arts Council, the Community Council for the Arts contracted a landscape architect and an artistic team (selected through an RFQ and RFP process with final choices made by a local committee comprised of musicians, music educators, tourism developers, and community stakeholders).

The work that is occurring now is the infrastructure work for the park – walkways, sound mounds, concrete paths, concrete benches, footings for the landmark sculpture and landscaping. This is the first phase of the project and is funded through a grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation and held by the Community Council for the Arts. Concurrently there is ongoing work in Raleigh of the fabrication of the landmark sculpture designed by artistic team David Yow and Brandon Wilson. The sculpture, paid for by a partnership grant between NC Department of Transportation and the North Carolina Arts Council will most likely be completed and ready for installation by late summer. Stay tuned for more information about the park and the local music project and trail.


Classes & Workshops for Spring & Summer!

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Our annual fundraising campaign is under way now.

Levels of Giving

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Amounts greater than $100 are payable in installments via credit card or bank draft.

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