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OCTOBER Featured Artist in HMA Galleria for October: Pat Kofahl – All work by this artist 10% off!

Saturday, October 1 – Festival 11 AM – 4 PM, 4689 Giles Ave • Sherrills Ford, NC FREE Admission and Parking 30+ Folk Artist Booths • Demos • Food Vendors Music • Children’s Art Activities • More! Festival Sponsors: Alex Lee, Inc. • Catawba Valley Medical Center Wells Fargo • Joanie Gardner, Broker – Newport Properties Our State Magazine • Republic Services, Inc. • Rink Media

SATURday, OCTOber 8 – Opening reception Andrew Fullwood: ORIGINS 6 - 8 PM, Shuford Gallery Exhibition runs through February 26, 2012 16 carved wood sculptures by self-taught Chapel Hill artist Andrew Fullwood. Sponsored by Medical Center Pharmacy Tuesday, OCTOber 11 Tai Chi in the Gallery with Rick Berry 7 PM, Coe Gallery FREE Demonstration & Discussion Class series to follow (see listing below). OCTOber 15 through OCTOber 20 Barnes & Noble Bookfair Supporting HMA Shop B & N in Hickory, mention at the register that you want to support HMA, and a percentage of the net sale will be donated to the Museum! (exclusions apply) SATURday, OCTOber 15 – FAMILY EVENT Cartooning Demonstration & Art-Making Activity 1 - 3 PM, Barnes & Noble Café, FREE to participate Presented by Katie Lisk, Illustrator for HMA’s new folk art discovery children’s book. TAI CHI IN THE GALLERY with Rick Berry 18 Tuesdays: Starting October 18 (with breaks for holidays) Introductory Class: 6:30 – 7:30 PM Continuing Class: 7:30 – 8:30 PM $70 Members, $85 Non-Members (either Introductory or Continuing) 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. Join Rick at the Museum for 18 evenings of fun and fitness. Improve your balance, strength and coordination in the ambience of beautiful original art. The Continuing Class is open to students who studied with Rick previously at the Museum and to others with Tai Chi experience.

NOVEMBER Featured Artist in HMA Galleria for November: J & M Helton Pottery – All of their work 10% off! saturday, November 5 Holiday Open House & Book Signing 11 AM - 3 PM, HMA Galleria 20% off for Members (10% Non-Members) on all items, and free lemonade & cookies. Book signing by Robert W. Hart III for “Hart Square” recently published by Goosepen Press (1 - 3 PM). Sunday, November 6 – family workshop Make a Large Lighted Lawn & Garden Ornament 2 – 4 PM, HMA Garden See inside for more information. FRIday, November 11 – Opening reception Local Artist Series: Chrys Riviere-Blalock 6 - 8 PM, Gifford & Regal Galleries Exhibition runs through February 12, 2012 This project was made possible by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources and the Cleveland County Arts Council.

DECEMBER Featured Artist in HMA Galleria for December: Nancy Lipscomb – All work by this artist 10% off!

angels of the arts – Holiday Brunch & Auction “Light Your Life with Art” Saturday, december 3 10 AM – 1 PM, Lake Hickory Country Club The HMA Guild presents the 37th Annual Angels of the Arts Brunch! A Silent Auction will be held from 10 – 11:30 AM; followed by the Brunch and Live Auction. All proceeds benefit HMA. Sponsored by

Corning Cable Systems & The George Foundation Invitations will be mailed in November. Image: Angel Plate by Judith Covey

December 20 through december 23 Extended HMA Galleria Hours The Galleria will be open from 10 AM - 5 PM for last minute shopping. THursday, december 29 – teen workshop Steampunk Literature & Beaded Jewelry Ridgeview Library, 12:30 - 2:30 PM, $5 Patrick Beaver Library, 3:30 - 5:30 PM, $5 Must register by Wednesday, December 21 To register: • Call Ridgeview at 345.6037 or e-mail • Call Patrick Beaver at 304.0500 x7267 or e-mail The week following Christmas is the perfect time to meet at the library with your friends and explore the popular Steampunk literature by Cassandra Clare. Following an introduction to the books, students will make a hemp and beaded bracelet. The Hickory Public Library and Art Museum have collaborated to provide this service to our teens.

HIGH SCHOOL & ADULT CLASSES To register: call Kate Worm 828-327-8576 ext. 207 STILL-LIFE STUDIO Two Fridays: October 14 & November 11, 11 AM – 2 PM $15/class Members, $25/class Non-Members Must register by the Wednesday before each class. This is a class of limited instruction. Kate Worm will set up a stilllife and provide critique at the end of class. Join others for a structured time of painting and fellowship. ABOUT TOWN! ARCHITECTURE ON-LOCATION: Sketching the Built Environment with Chris Wilson Three Fridays: October 21, November 4 & 18, 4 – 6 PM $50 Members, $65 Non-Members Must register by Tuesday, October 18 Once again, the HMA is pleased to have architect Chris Wilson teach a series of sketching classes. Mr. Wilson brings over 20 years of sketching experience to the outdoor classroom. This unique class is designed for the artist community and anyone else who is interested in developing his/her ability to draw the urban environment. The sessions will include the following topics: • The Architectural Sketch – Capturing mass with space • The Building Language – Exploring what we draw • The Detail – Expressing more with less A detailed materials list that includes specific pens and pencils will be sent to interested students. THE ART OF BLACKSMITHING: RAILROAD SPIKE TO KNIFE With Brock Martin Four Tuesdays: November 1, 8, 15 & 22 6 – 8:30 PM $70 Members, $85 Non-Members Must register by Friday, October 28 Imagine striking a glowing piece of metal like a railroad spike against an anvil and transforming it into a knife. Brock Martin has been a blacksmith’s apprentice and assistant at John C. Campbell Folk School, Calerin Forge and Jackson County Green Energy Park. He will teach the basics of coordination, shaping, tool handling, tempering and polishing. Students will meet at his work site, War Fire Forge, in Conover. This class could become on-going if there is enough interest. Brock is a Medievalist who makes Chain Maille armor and jewelry as well as metal objects for the home. Bring a leather apron and gloves if you have them. family workshop! MAKE A LARGE LIGHTED LAWN ORNAMENT Sunday, November 6, 2 – 4 PM $20/Family (or individual) for Members, $25/Family for Non-Members Includes materials for one ball (additional sphere kits may be purchased for $10 each) Must register by Wednesday, November 2 Family fun includes making soccer ball-size lighted spheres. They look great on the lawn or hanging from trees during the holidays. John Eller took the class last year and is eager to teach the process. Please bring wire cutters and work gloves. (Wire cutters available for sale during the class.) HMA will provide the Lighted Ornament Kits.

OPEN STUDIO WITH THE FIGURE Six Mondays: November 7, 14, 21, 28, December 5 & 12, 6 – 9 PM $70 Members, $85 Non-Members The Open Studio is an opportunity for artists to work with an unclothed model. This is an ongoing format in six week blocks of time. Participants can draw, paint, collage or use the printing press. The model holds the same pose for three hours with a break every 20 minutes. All ability levels are welcome. There is no instruction. This class is for adults, but high school students with written parental permission may participate. THE ART OF HENNA with Anita Gupta Two Mondays: November 7 & 14, 6 – 8 PM $50 Members, $60 Non-Members (includes all materials) Must register by Thursday, November 3 Here is your chance to learn how to do Henna for yourself and friends. Anita will introduce the basics of this beautiful, ancient art form of skin decoration including design, application, and aftercare. Henna paste is all natural containing powdered henna leaves, acidic liquid and Eucalyptus oil. Your body art is temporary and perfect for special occasions like weddings, festivals and birthdays. Anita is originally from India and loves different arts and crafts, especially Henna (also called Mehndi). She participates in Hickory International Festival and Octoberfest. LESSONS IN WATERCOLOR with Judy Rider Four Wednesdays: November 9, 16, 30 & December 7 12:30 – 3:30 PM $20/class Members, $30/class Non-Members Must register by the Monday before each class Judy is a master watercolorist and very popular educator. Each day will be a self-contained lesson emphasizing basics of good watercolor painting. Judy will meet with students one to four times. The Museum is offering a flexible format for Judy’s classes. You get to choose. Bring your painting supplies. CHAIN MAILLE JEWELRY with Brock Martin Three Mondays: November 28, December 5 & 12, 6 – 8:30 PM $55 Members, $65 Non-Members Must register by Wednesday, November 23 Chain Maille is the classic Medieval art of linking metal rings to make jewelry and armor. The art form is having a creative resurgence and Medievalist Brock Martin will teach the construction methods of winding, opening and closing the metal rings to weave a beautiful bracelet or a pair of earrings. Students can purchase a mandrel (tool for winding wire) for $35 or borrow one from Brock. Other supplies are included in the fee. Bring a magnifying device if you have one. GIRLS’ NIGHTS OUT! Jewelry Workshops with Jessie McCann Three Mondays (Come for One or All Three!): • October 17 – Earrings & Pendants • November 21 – Bracelet & Necklace Sets • December 19 – Jeweler’s Choice (Christmas gifts!) 6:15 – 6:30 PM Wine and Light Snacks 6:30 – 8:30 PM Class Members $35/each class; Non-Members $45/each class Fee includes materials and refreshments. Must register by the Friday before each class. Gather the 3rd Monday of each month this Fall for adult beverages and snacks before learning to make exquisite, unique, wire-wrapped jewelry with popular instructor Jessie McCann. Jessie gives away DOOR PRIZES!


Kindergarten • Elementary • Middle School To register: call Ginny Zellmer 828-327-8576 ext. 216 Happy Birthday to the following kids who celebrated their birthdays at HMA: Laura Graham – 6 years old Caitlyn Main – 5 years old Cameron Myers – 8 years old Steven Myers – 6 years old Lauren Reid – 6 years old Frank Young – 4 years old For more information about birthday parties call Ginny Zellmer at 828-327-8576 or visit HOMESCHOOL ART CLASSES 2nd Thursday of each month from 10:30 – 11:45 AM or 1 – 2:15 PM Ages 5 years and older (must be 5 by October 1, 2011) $5 per class Members, $8 per class Non-Members Students will be led through the galleries examining works of art on a student level. From gallery inspiration, students will then create artwork of their own. Different media will be used each month for experimentation. Pre-registration required. PINT SIZE PICASSOS 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 1 – 2 PM OR 2nd and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 1 – 2 PM 3 – 5 years with accompanying adult $12 Members, $18 Non-Members, Adults free This is an art experience your child will love. Hear stories, play games and get messy with all sorts of art materials. Price includes both Tuesdays or both Wednesdays. New activities each month. Pre-registration required. heARTy YOGA FOR KIDS Four Mondays: October 10, 17, 24 and November 7 3:30 – 4:30 PM Ages 5 – 12 years $8 Members, $10 Non-Members Within the galleries of HMA, certified yoga instructor Swati Bhende will guide children through fun yoga poses and games that will energize and yet calm your child. A new yoga pose will be introduced each class along with a simple origami project related to the pose. Students will love the unique approach of blending art with yoga. Bring a mat or order one from Swati. For more details on kids yoga, benefits, and the instructor, visit CLAY FOR KIDS Three Tuesdays: October 11, 18, & 25, 3:30 – 5 PM 2nd – 6th grade $35 Members, $45 Non-Members Students will get their hands messy using clay to create a pumpkin, glowing lantern and an item of their choice. Pieces will be hand built, glazed and fired. UNUSUAL PAINTING Three Wednesdays: October 26, November 2 & 9, 3:30 – 4:30 PM K – 2nd grade $25 Members, $35 Non-Members This class will find unusual items to paint, just like Folk Artists. We will paint on glass bottles and turn them into luminaries, make CD sun catchers, paint ourselves on a piece of wood and more!

PAINTING ANIMALS Thursdays, November 10 & 17 and Friday, November 18 3:30 – 5 PM 3rd – 7th grade $30 Members, $40 Non-Members Using acrylics, students will be taught about proportions and scale while learning to paint animals of all shapes and sizes. All supplies provided. Instructor: Pam Smith CLAY FOR BEGINNERS Three Mondays: November 14, 21 & 28 3:30 – 4:30 PM, K – 1st grade $30 Members, $35 Non-Members Young hands will learn to squish, pound, and score clay. We will make a tile, animal bowl, and several other handmade items that will be glazed and fired. HOLIDAY ORNAMENT WORKSHOPS Thursday, December 8, 3:30 – 4:30 PM K – 1st grade $12 Members, $18 Non-Members Friday, December 9, 3:30 – 5 PM 2nd – 6th grade, $18 Members, $24 Non-Members Create several lovely ornaments for the giving or the keeping. We will use a variety of materials and designs to create lovely accents for the home. New ornaments each year!

Parents... enjoy a latté or frappuccino while your child enjoys an art lesson conducted by HMA teachers at Taste Full Beans Coffee in downtown Hickory (29 2nd St NW). All classes are for children K – 5th grade with the exception of the family night event. SPOOKY GHOULS Five characters you’ll create to fit in one box Saturday, October 22; 10 – 11 AM; $15 FALL LANDSCAPE – Fall-inspired landscape on canvas Saturday, November 5; 10 – 11:15 AM; $15 HOLIDAY ADORNMENT Create a festive adornment just in time for the Holidays Saturday, December 10; 10 – 11 AM; $15 Family Fun! NESTING DOLLS (MATRYOSHKA DOLLS) Tuesday, November 15, 5:30 – 7 PM $25 (per set of five dolls) Parents and children together are invited to paint their own folk art family of five wood nesting dolls during this workshop. Materials for decoupage will also be available as an option. These make great holiday decorations!

Parents! Be sure to stop by the Museum’s Galleria and check-out one of our “Discovery Bags” for your child. These bags are to be used in conjunction with the new Discover Folk Art exhibit. They will enhance your visit by offering books, puzzles, and magnifying glasses for close-up discovery. Museum members can borrow these for free while visiting the Museum.



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FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Bryan Propst, HMA Weekend Manager, adjusts the new energyefficient LED lighting system in Discover Folk Art.

If you’ve been to the Museum since September 17, I hope you’ve already begun helping us spread the word about our newly reopened third floor Mezzanine featuring the interactive exhibition DISCOVER FOLK ART: Unique Visions by Southern Self-Taught Artists from the Hickory Museum of Art Collection. Designed to showcase over 200 pieces in the Museum’s extensive collection of Southern Contemporary Folk Art, most were gifted or purchased from Hickory collectors Barry and Allen Huffman. Divided into Personal Beliefs, Memories, Nature and Collecting themes, the exhibit encourages exploration and discovery through traditional labels, text panels, and catalogs, as well as new tools like: • Touch Screens with information and videos about folk art and artists in the exhibition; • Family Activity Stations to make rubbings from reproductions of our stone artwork, and to design folk art assemblages and collages; • Re-Creations of Artists’ Working Environments including a school bus where an artist lived and stored artwork, and the barn where another made and stored his objects; and • Cell Phone Tour Stops that allow visitors to use their own phones to access audio information about folk artists and their creations.

As with any project of this magnitude, contributions reflect gifts of many types and sizes providing important funding, time, energy and creativity. We are especially appreciative for a multi-year $150,000 matching grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, additional major support from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Inc. and a multi-year gift from the Unifour Foundation Endowment Fund of North Carolina Community Foundation. If you haven’t made it here, yet, I hope you will accept my invitation to visit Discover Folk Art, and let us know what you think! Sincerely,

Lisë C. Swensson

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