Current News Letter



Colleen Black-Semelka Ceramics at James Applewhite Poetry Invitational
City Art Gallery, 511 Red Banks Road, Greenville, NC
Through February 10
City Art Gallery and the North Carolina Literary Review host the 7th annual James Applewhite Poetry Invitational. Colleen Black-Semelka feels fortunate to have her ceramics selected for this exhibit of works by twenty artists from North Carolina to Colorado. For more information go to City Art Gallery online at or visit their Facebook page.

Beth Bale at Watercolor Society of NC Central Region Exhibit
Spine Gallery at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
1 Medical Center Blvd., Winston-Salem, NC
Through March 24
Beth Bale is exhibiting two watercolor paintings at the Watercolor Society of NC’s Central Region (WSNC) Exhibit. The exhibit includes 21 original watercolor paintings from members of the NC Watercolor Society, on display and for sale at Baptist Medical Center. Beth is a member of the WSNC Board of Directors.

Nathalie Worthington Paintings at the Nature Art Gallery
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
11 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC
February 3 to 26
Natalie Worthington’s one person show of paintings, “In Light of Nature”, will exhibit at the Nature Art Gallery of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in February. Visit the Nature Art Gallery at for more information.


Horty Jacobs Photographs at Carolina Brewery
Carolina Brewery, 120 Lowes Drives, Suite 100 Pittsboro, NC
Opening Reception March 5th, 3 – 5pm
February 4 through April 1
“Beauty at the End of the Line”, a photo series by Horty Jacobs, will be featured in a solo exhibit at the Carolina Brewery in February and March.

Horty is drawn to abandoned things, vehicles and buildings, which left unprotected from the elements transform from what were once unblemished surfaces into arresting compositions of color, texture and shape. The images are printed with no digital manipulation or enhancements to capture exactly what Horty saw through the camera lens.

Abandoned Train Rainbow

Vidabeth Bensen Workshop at National Art Education Association
National Art Education Association Convention in New York, NY
March 2 to 5
Vidabeth will demonstrate Simple Screen Printing for art teachers of all grades at the National Art Education Association Convention in NYC March 2nd – 5th. The convention is attended by art teachers from all over the country.
Vidabeth Bensen Prints on Exhibit
5th annual Multisensory Show
Noble Academy, 3310 Horse Pen Creek Rd, Greensboro
February 10th to March 6th

Three screen prints by Vidabeth Bensen were accepted for the 5th Annual Multisensory Show at Noble Academy. The Opening Reception is February 10th.


The NC Crafts Gallery in Carrboro will exhibit Vidabeth’s original prints during the month of March. The Opening Reception will be held during the second Friday Art Walk in March.

NC Crafts Gallery
212 W Main St., Carrboro, NC
Through March

Carol Kroll Gourd Art at Page-Walker Arts
Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary NC
February 21 to April 18
A collection of gourd and mixed media sculpture by Carol Kroll will be on display in the lobby of the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, located at Town of Cary, from February 21 to April 18.

Stacye Leanza’s Winter – Spring classes in the Chatham Countryside!
This winter, Stacye offers classes in Chatham County, at a friend’s studio near Silk Hope. It’s a mere 35 minute drive from her classes at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro.

You can find complete information about classes and registration at

Exploring Color, Part 1
Wednesdays Feb. 15 to March 1, three afternoons from 2 – 5 PM
Sign up early & get a discount! Registration ends on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 11:59 PM.

In a mere 3 class sessions, you will learn how to mix any color you desire, in your medium of choice. If mixing colors is a frustrating experience for you, or if your colors tend to end up like mud, this class is what you need!

Printmaking – Monoprints & Collagraphs
Mondays Feb. 20 to Mar. 27, six evenings from 6 – 9 PM
Sign up early & get a discount! Registration ends on Sun, Feb. 12 at 11:59 PM.

Unlike other forms of printmaking, monoprints & collagraphs do not require much technical skill or preparation, so they are great for beginners and people who don’t like to plan. The process tends to unleash the imagination, so it’s a great place for some untethered self­ expression!

Register for Exploring Abstract Art by March 20th for a discount!

Registration closes on April 3 for the class, which runs from April 10 to May 22. The course introduces the same exercises used by early Western abstract and Surrealist artists to loosen up & access their fertile subconscious minds.

Visit to register now and see a complete course description.
Stacye Leanza Classes at the ArtsCenter Carboro
The ArtsCenter, 300-G East Main St., Carrboro, NC
Find Your Artistic Voice at the ArtsCenter
Section B: February 27 to March 27, Mondays from 11am-2pm

This on-going class will challenge and guide you in finding & developing your own authentic artistic voice. If you are at the beginning of your art-making journey, or have come to a roadblock and need guidance in moving forward with your artistic objectives, this class is for you.

Beth Bale classes at The Joyful Jewel
44-A Hillsboro St. in downtown Pittsboro, NC
Beth Bale is currently teaching beginner to intermediate watercolor classes at The Joyful Jewel. Students focus on painting landscapes and animals loosely in watercolor in a fun, no-pressure atmosphere, guided by Beth’s demonstrations of specific skills and with time to practice techniques.

For information about Beth’s watercolor classes call The Joyful Jewel at 919-883-2775 or email mariah.joyfuljewel@gmail or

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