Community Council for the Arts
  Promoting the Arts:  In Our Galleries
For more information about the exhibits in our galleries at the
Arts Center, contact us at 252-527-2517.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Exhibit March 30 through June 3

​Friday, April 7, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.​​

***Including:  A Book signing by author Thomas Gill for his new book

***In conjunction with author Thomas Gill's book launch RETURN TO EMERALD ISLE,
artists are encouraged to participate in a Pop-Up Exhibit at the Arts Center to be on display May 1-May 31, 2017.
Follow the page link to Artist Opportunities for more information.

Besides the GALLERY RECEPTION FRIDAY, APRIL 7, at the Community Council for the Arts,
galleries will be open throughout the Arts & Cultural District for FIRST FRIDAY, including:

· Joyful Artist Studio & Creative Lab, 402 Mitchell Street
· The Atlantic Art House, 410 Atlantic Avenue
· Yellow House Writing Room, 216 W. Peyton Avenue

· The Vanilla Gorillas at 7:30 p.m. at the Mother Earth Brewery Taproom
· LIVE MUSIC TBA at 10:00 p.m. at The Red Room

Hampton Gallery

Sara Smith —
smARTkinston artist Sara Smith  displays her large-scale paintings depicting land, sky, fine dining dishes, vegetables and restaurant life of Kinston and Lenoir County. Work featured was created within the last 60 days. Sarah’s inspiration was drawn from her interaction and experiences during the last year. When not creating art, Sara is employed as Marketing Director for Chef & The Farmer Restaurant.

The Kenneth & Kristi Blizzard Gallery

Shannon Keesler and East Carolina University Student Printmakers — Work may include traditional and contemporary approaches to lithography and intaglio, work in relief, screen-printing, and photomechanical processes. Specialized techniques such as mezzotint, metal engraving, drypoint, monotypes, paper casting, digital explorations, and bookmaking may also be on display.

(Left: Shanon Keesler)

Minges Gallery

 Carolyn Roberts —
After Carolyn Roberts retired from teaching art in the Lenoir County Public Schools, she began drawing on the iPad. She was more worry about spilling she changed her studio to the living room. As Apple began to introduce apps specifically designed for drawing, she was able to create more intricate work. These apps allow for drawing/ painting, either by using your finger or a stylus. Carolyn prefers using the new Apple Pencil designed especially for the latest IPad Pro. Her exhibit features work that she
created on her iPad.

Carolyn is pleased to offer classes through the Arts Center in this medium. Call us — 252-527-2517 — or email — — for more information.

(Left: Tony’s Pansies, by Carolyn Roberts) 

Barrus Gallery

Pop-Up Exhibit: Coastal Art — In conjunction with a book launch by author Thomas Gill, artists were encouraged to participate in a Pop-Up Exhibit at the Arts Center. This artwork will be on display May 1-May 31, 2017. Submitted artwork should depict the coastline, particularly Morehead City, Emerald Isle, and Topsail Beach.

On Display
May 1 - May 31 

Rayner Gallery

International Baccalaureate Students from Kinston High School  —
Display of art created by high school students from the International Baccalaureate program at Kinston High School. The students are instructed by teacher Prishonda Daniels.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) visual arts program focuses on culture, context, and critical thinking in visual arts.  Students are required to analyze, critique, interpret, and deconstruct artworks.  The program helps the students to explore, acquire skills, techniques, and processes involved in making artwork.  The students are encouraged to use different art mediums and develop new artistic ideas.  The visual arts program for IB creates an opportunity for students to communicate through visual arts.  Students are involved in the process of selecting work for an exhibition and public display.

There are 7 participating students.

Artist of the Month

Sylvia Lanier — Duke

Each month the Lenoir County Artist League recognizes one of the members as Artist of the Month. The artwork from the artist is on display for the month at the Arts Center.

The Lenoir County Artist League is an Umbrella Organization of the Community Council for the Arts.

For more information about this painting and/or artist, please call the Arts Center at 252-527-2517.