Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Seagrove Potters for Peace

On Aug. 14, 24 Seagrove Potteries have joined together to help Greg Mortenson raise money to build schools in impoverished areas in Pakistan and Afghanistan. They call themselves the Seagrove Potters for Peace. They all have made specially signed pieces to sell from their pottery shops and will donate 1/2 of the sales to Mr. Mortenson's group the Central Asia Institute.
The list of participating potteries and detailed information can be found on the Seagrove Potters for Peace website.

The Courier Tribune released an article by Mary Anderson today (July 26) in their Asheboro newspaper.
“Buy one vessel and you have provided a school uniform for one child, two vessels and you have paid a child’s school expenses for an entire year. A small purchase makes a big difference,” said Beth Gore, who has organized the event for the second year. “Every cent of the sales from this fund-raiser will go to Mortenson. The potters have donated their time and their wares to turn stoneware into schools.”

Friday, July 23, 2010

Benefit Auction-July 24

On Saturday July 24 from 11:00am- until..,
a benefit BBQ chicken and hot dog supper for Jennifer Williams will be held by Trinity Wesleyan Church of Seagrove and Erect communities.

This benefit is being held for Jennifer Williams, who is paralyzed from the waist down. Proceeds will go for rehabilitation and physical therapy treatments.

Menu will be BBQ chicken, baked beans, slaw, roll, dessert and drink for $7. Children's plate for $3.50 or two hot dogs with chips, dessert and drink for $5; ages 4 and under are free. Eat in or take out; a silent auction will go on throughout the day.

The Trinity Wesleyan Church is at 3224 Trinity Church Road, Seagrove, NC 27341-8472, (336) 879-5222

Info is from the "Get This" a publication by the Courier-Tribune. Its focus is on Randolph County but its content goes beyond. These can be picked up at various locations. I got mine from the Seagrove Pharmacy.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Mt Gilead Art Crawl--Tonight July 16

Third Fridays Art Crawl in Mt. Gilead, July 16, 6-8

Historic Downtown Mount Gilead blog
Kids activities
Stores open
Music in the streets
Wood-turning demonstrations
Light refreshments
6-8 p.m.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Seagrove in the Blogosphere : Carolina Arts Unleashed


Tom Starland writes in Carolina Arts Unleashed, "Believe it or not – there are a few folks who don’t know about Seagrove, NC – the center of North Carolina pottery. I mean – most around the world who know anything about clay – know about Seagrove, but some folks still don’t and a few others appreciate a heads up on events taking place there."

To read more..... go to Carolina Arts Unleased.......

Monday, July 5, 2010

Stick to it – Invited Artists at the Sara Self Gallery

This image is from Randolph Arts Guild's website

Stick To It! Opening Reception - Tomorrow Night!

The Randolph Arts Guild - Sara Smith Self Gallery

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Featuring art work from invited artists, inspired by and made out of duct tape.

(The date was incorrect in the Get This! calendar last week so please remind your friends that the reception will be tomorrow, TUESDAY night.)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Man in Trees at Artifex

Wood Guys Do Art??
Next Friday on July 9th there will be an opening for the next exhibition at Artifex. The opening is from 6:30-9:30pm. Please RSVP (910-975-0085) or beverly [at] theartifexstudio.com