April 2018 Newsletter
Art in the Heart of Hillsborough Tomorrow
Celebrate local makers and shop early for Mother's Day gifts on Saturday! We are celebrating the 10th year of this juried art show offering original artwork and quality handcrafted items.
44 artists, live music, beer, mead, cider and food trucks will be on hand 9 am to 4 pm, on the lawn at the Hillsborough Visitors Center, 150 East King St. and Cameron St. For more information including maps, go here . The rain date is April 22.
Last Fridays Concert Series Returns: 4/27
Our free concert series returns with The Castaways ! These Carolina Beach Music Awards "Hall Of Fame" winners are the premier party band in the Carolinas and Virginia. The Castaways bring a full sound that includes live horns and versatile vocals covering a variety of music. Join us for all six monthly concerts at the Old Orange County Courthouse lawn (106 E. King St.) with artists, food vendors, craftspeople, and nonprofits. View this year's band lineup here .
Hillsborough Art Walk Last Fridays: 4/27
Art Walk Last Fridays showcases the talents of local artists in walkable historic Hillsborough. Park once and enjoy art galleries, artist studios, boutiques and award-winning restaurants. Many Hillsborough Last Fridays Art Walk venues will have opening receptions from 6 to 9 pm.

The Hillsborough Arts Council Gallery and Gift Shop   at 102 North Churton Street presents “Breath of Spring” featuring art by Triangle Visual Artists on the Move.
The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts   at 121 North Churton Street presents “Trees by Three” featuring carved wood by Larry Favorite, glass art by Susan Hope and paintings by Ellie Reinhold.
The Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce   at 121 North Churton Street, Ste. 1C, presents “Jump Into Spring” featuring paintings by Chrystal Hardt and James Keul.
The Hillsborough Artists Cooperative and The Skylight Gallery   at 102 West King Street present   “Boats of the Times” by Hunter Levinsohn as well as art by studio artists Jayne Boomberg, Tom Guthrie, Jennifer E. Miller, Andrea DeGette, Mame Cotter and Jacquelin Liggins.
Thomas Stevens Gallery   at 126 West King Street presents “The Walls We Build”, a literary and visual collaboration by poet Katie Bowler Young and photographer Donn Young.
ENO Gallery at 100 South Churton St. landscape paintings by Gayle Stott Lowry.
Margaret Lane Gallery   at 121 West Margaret Lane presents “We Take Care of Each Other” featuring Kevin Bell, Beverly Currence, David Knox and others.
K’s Closet   at 200 North Churton Street presents “Day by Day” featuring paintings by Emily Duncan.
Orange County Historical Museum at 201 North Churton Street presents children’s art projects for Earth Day.
Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston at 106 South Churton Street presents artwork by local artists.
The Paynter Law Firm at 106 South Churton Street, Suite 200, presents paintings by Debbie Corina and jewelry by Kim Pernicka.
Cedar Walk Wellness Center at 147 West King Street presents paintings by Shannon Moore Fitzgerald and “Collective: A Community of Artists & an Art Experience for the Community”.

Brochures with a map of the Hillsborough Last Fridays Art Walk are available at participating venues. More information is available  here .
Nominate Our Next Poet Laureate by 4/30
The Town of Hillsborough is accepting nominations for its next Poet Laureate to serve from June 15, 2018 to June 15, 2020. Nominees must live in the Hillsborough area (27278 zip code only), have a fair record of publishing and/or performing their own original work, and will be expected to foster poetry as an integral part of the community. Self-nomination is not allowed. By April 30, please email nominee poet's name, contact info, and a few sentences in support of his/her candidacy to info@hillsboroughartscouncil.org .
The Poet Laureate Selection Committee includes: William Davis (Poet Laureate), Aaron Belz (Poet Laureate emeritus), Barbara Kenyon (Poet Laureate emeritus), John Claude Bemis (Piedmont Laureate emeritus), Erin Sapienza (OC Public Library), Sara Stephens (Burwell School), Sharon Wheeler (Purple Crow) and Jerry Eidener.
Artist Statement Writing Workshop: 5/5
Your artist statement provides important context for your art; it communicates information about your intent, process, materials, and sources of inspiration. If you want to refine your skill in writing a meaningful and individualized artist’s statement, attend this practical, interactive workshop led by Nancy Ellen Walker. You will leave with an artist statement and a process for creating individualized statements for exhibits. For more information and to register, go here .
Parlor Concert with the Kossler Duo: 5/20
Experience an intimate evening of classical guitar at the home of Becky Tobin in downtown Hillsborough on Sunday, May 20 at 4 pm. Brothers Adam and John Kossler have established themselves as soloists, chamber musicians, and educators.
As the Kossler Duo, John and Adam have performed for series including the Auburn Guitar Society Concert Series, East Carolina Summer Guitar Workshop, the Aguado Guitar Series and a number of other venues around the US. Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at the door, if available. A reception is included in the ticket price. Learn more and buy tickets here .
Show your support of our work!
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In May, Orange County and the Town of Hillsborough will consider funding requests. The Hillsborough Arts Council is seeking continued support to meet the growing needs of our nonprofit and the community. If you can attend our presentation to show your support and/or send a note about the value of our work to our County and Town Commissioners, we would be most appreciative!
County Commissioners: The meeting is May 5 at 7 pm at the Whitted Building and/ or email ocbocc@orangecountync.gov .
Hillsborough Board of Commissioners: The meeting is May 21 at 7 pm in the Town Barn and/or email here .
Thank you to Our Sponsors!
Hillsborough Arts Council | 919.643.2500| www.hillsboroughartscouncil.org