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Flat Rock Playhouse Presents:
2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC 28731
AT THE BILTMORE:
Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics
February 10 – July 4, 2017
The artistry of great literary works, costume design, and movie making comes together in Designed for Drama: Fashion from the Classics, a new exhibition premiering in Biltmore House. Inspired by George Vanderbilt’s love of literature, Designed for Drama showcases more than 40 award-winning movie costumes from films based on favorite books in his collection.
Vanderbilt amassed a personal library of more than 22,000 volumes at his North Carolina home alone. He also counted leading authors of the era as personal friends, including Henry James, Paul Leicester Ford, and Edith Wharton—all of whom stayed at Biltmore House as guests. That literary connection is brought home in the exhibition with the costumes accompanied by the original books from Vanderbilt’s library that inspired the films.
The exhibition features elaborate costumes from recent films that bring literary characters to life, including Sherlock Holmes, Finding Neverland, Anna Karenina, and Pride and Prejudice. Costumes from 13 movies are dramatically staged in the magnificent rooms of Biltmore House. The fashions on display reveal the attention to detail involved in period costume design, and represent the work of costume designers at the highest level of their profession.
Entry to this exhibition is included in Biltmore admission. Save $10 per admission ticket when you buy 7 or more days in advance.
Eric McRay: Contempory Modernist
McRay received a BFA degree at the Maryland Institute, College of Art, where he earned a four-year scholarship for his artistic talent. A native of Washington, DC, McRay moved to North Carolina and has been exhibiting since 1987. In November 1998, he was juried into Raleigh’s prestigious Artspace. Since opening his Artspace studio in downtown Raleigh, McRay has served in the offices of Vice-President and President of the Artspace Artists Association, as well as served on Artspace’s board of directors and Executive Committee.
McRay’s artistic career has been featured on TV and radio programs, and in numerous newspapers, magazines and websites. TheRaleigh News & Observer named him one of the “Artists to Watch”. Numerous times he has been listed among the “Best Local Artist” and “Favorite Local Artist”. McRay has received feature articles in Fortune Small Business, Art Business News, Our State Magazine and Southern Living Magazine.
Some of his collectors include the SAS Institute, American Tobacco Campus, North Carolina Central University Art Museum, Duke University Medical Center, Duke Health Raleigh Hospital, NC State University, UNC – Chapel Hill and Western Wake Hospital, as well as many private collectors locally, nationally and internationally.
McRay’s Guiding Principle is that an artist’s style is his visual language by which he communicates. Thus, Eric McRay is multilingual, with influences from the 1860s through the 1960s. Openness and exploration rather than a dedication to a particular style best characterize his work. “I believe there is no single correct pictorial solution,” says McRay.
Eric McRay: Contemporary Modernist will be on display in Gallery I from January 27-March 4.
On View: January 20 – May 20, 2017
The Good Making of Good Things investigates Craft Horizons, a watershed publication, which ran from 1941-1979, and explores how the magazine documented and shaped the concept of craft as a movement, career, way of life, and cultural phenomenon.
During its nearly forty years in print, Craft Horizons documented the craft movement as it happened. This exhibition pairs works by makers featured in the magazine with articles, reviews, and letters from readers to illustrate the essential role it played in the development of craft and its cultural connections. In a pre-Internet era, Craft Horizons was the field’s tutorial guide, its social network, and its image-sharing database. It gave the artist, enthusiast, scholar, or casual hobbyist access to all that occurred in craft.
The magazine began as a humble unnamed newsletter in 1941, bringing together a like-minded community that had yet to connect nationally. By the 1970s, Craft Horizons had grown into the field’s leading voice. In 1979, the American Craft Council, its publisher, rebranded it as American Craft, which is still in print today.
Featured artists include: Tanya Aguiñiga (b. 1978), David Gilhooly (1943-2013), Rudi Gernreich (1922-1985), Ted Hallman (b. 1933), Harvey Littleton (1922-2013), Jaydan Moore (b. 1986), George Nakashima (1905-1990), Ruth Radakovich (1920-1975), Svetozar Radakovich (1918-1998), Southern Highland Craft Guild, Rudolf Staffel (1911-2002), Bob Stocksdale (1913-2003), Peter Voulkos (1924-2002), Betty Woodman (b. 1953)
The Good Making of Good Things: Craft Horizons 1941–1979 is curated by The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design’s (CCCD) 2017 Curatorial Fellows Elizabeth Essner, Lily Kane, and Meaghan Roddy and organized by CCCD.
The CCCD Curatorial Fellowship is made possible by the John & Robyn Horn Foundation. This exhibition is generously sponsored by Rotasa Foundation with additional support from Gary Ferraro and Lorne Lassiter. All Craft Horizons images and content owned by the American Craft Council and provided courtesy of the ACC Library & Archives.
CCCD is supported in part by a grant from the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) is located at 67 Broadway Street, Asheville, North Carolina 28801.
Opening Hours: Tue – Sat, 10 – 6.
Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings
Wine Tastings Sunday – Thursday 12-6pm
Winery Tours 2 pm Daily
2695 Sugarloaf Rd. Hendersonville, NC 28792
Furman University Softball vs. Toledo
In Other Words is a group exhibition featuring the work of seven artists who are fascinated with letters and language. Viewers are challenged to consider words and text not only as a means of gaining and dispersing information, but as visual representations of human thoughts and emotions. The works on view range from photographs of vintage and out-of-print books, sculptural works made of repurposed to-do lists, and canvases embroidered with braille text. These vastly different materials and techniques all contribute to a celebration of the varied methods of visual communication.
Furman University Softball vs. Scared Heart
Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery (M&G) Presents:
Highlights of the Collection
45- minute guided tours of the collection are available at M&G at Bob Jones University on Thursdays and Fridays at 3 p.m. for $3 in addition to general admission. Ask about these tours in the M&G Gift Shop.
Clemson University Baseball vs. Elon
Furman University Baseball vs. Monmouth
USC Upstate Baseball vs. Georgetown
Wofford College Baseball vs. James Madison University
Russell C. King Field
“A Streetcar Named Desire”
Cost: $15 adults/$10 students
Location: Brooks Center for the Performing Arts
Unscripted: Improv Comedy Reunion from JAMBAG
Every Friday night at 7:30pm features theatrical improv comedy.
1 E Coffee St, Greenville, SC 29601
Live Bluegrass at The Silver Dollar Music Hall
Highway 76 Long Creek, South Carolina
Located Between Westminster, SC and Clayton, GA — Ample Free Parking
Local Legends: Improv Comedy Inspired by Improv 301 students
Every Friday night a different local legend (person of note) tells their own local legends (personal stories)
1 E Coffee St, Greenville, SC 29601
Harrah’s Cherokee Resort & Casino Presents:
Michael Bolton at Harrah’s