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Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities

Calendar of Events

Apr
25
Thu
John Hatcher and Friends Quintet @ Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Favorites from the repertoire of Rodgers & Hart played by the John Hatcher & Friends Quintet 

Thursday, April 25 at 7 PM.

Light refreshments, wine, and beer included.

Tickets: $50 members $60 nonmembers CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE ONLINE!

Apr
30
Tue
Jam Session aka Song Circle @ Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bring your instrument and your love of music. The musician’s jam session and song circle meets monthly on the last Tuesday from 6-9PM. All are welcome. This event is free and open to the public.

May
1
Wed
Ladies Wine Out!
May 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

May 1, 2019

Ladies Wine Out – Sponsored by Women of Weymouth

Click here for online tickets.

$10 for Weymouth members and $20 for nonmembers.

Annual single membership is $50 – It makes sense to join! 

Save the date for a great night out!

May
2
Thu
Fine Arts Lecture Series (Part 2 of 3): Lecture by Ellen Burke @ Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities
May 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Fine Arts Lecture Series (Part 2 of 3)

Presented by the Arts Council of Moore County & Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities

Before the #MeToo movement or even the 1963 publication of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique, a number of women artists astonished the art world establishment and public expectations with their talent and grit. These lectures will examine the accomplishments of five notable women who produced paintings and textile art that were every bit as original as the much-heralded art of their male counterparts. Two of the women were married to painters who led the first modern art movement in America, but Lee Krasner Pollock and Elaine de Kooning were undeterred by their husbands’ celebrity and painted radically innovative work throughout their lives. A third, Frida Kahlo, began her career in the shadow of her famous husband, Diego Rivera, but today may be more widely recognized than he for paintings about her own life and Mexican heritage.

Lecture #2 – Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 5:30 PM | Lecturer: Ellen Burke

NOT JUST A PRETTY FACE: Portrait Painters – Alchemist of Humanity

“The self, we have it like an albatross around the neck.” ~ Alice Neel

Portrait painter, Alice Neel, was not interested in “a pretty face.” She turned her intense, no-nonsense gaze on her subjects, including herself, depicting the humanity in all of us. She used bold color and line to communicate our frailty, dynamism, intelligence, and passion, creating art that speaks to our soul rather than describing appearances. Join us as we explore some of the most intriguing modern portrait artists, including Robert Henri, Alice Neel, Frida Kahlo, Philip Pearlstein, Larry Rivers, and David Hockney.

ELLEN BURKE is an art educator with 37 years of experience as a studio instructor and fine and performing arts administrator. In addition to teaching in Massachusetts, she was an adjunct instructor in art education at the New Hampshire Art Institute. One of her great passions is engaging students in careful observation, reflection and discussion of works of art. Since moving to Pinehurst three years ago she has presented art appreciation discussions at Hollyhocks Gallery in Pinehurst and teaches small group art lessons to children and adults.

COST (per lecture):  $15 for ACMC & Weymouth Members / $20 for Nonmembers

All Lectures will be presented at Weymouth Center (555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines).

Space is limited. Please register now with full payment at the Arts Council’s offices (Campbell House, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines) or by calling 910-692-ARTS (2787).

For additional information, call 910-692-ARTS (2787) or visit www.MooreArt.org.

May
20
Mon
Women of Weymouth – Strawberry Festival
May 20 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Luncheon includes tea sandwiches, salads and STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE!
A short Women of Weymouth business meeting followed jazz, oldies and blues by John Tyson playing trumpet & singing with Bob Henderson on piano.

Free for members. Guests $15 payable at the door.

May
21
Tue
James Boyd Book Club May Meeting: Mary Kay Andrews @ Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities
May 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The May selection of the James Boyd Book Club is Spring Fever by Mary Kay Andrews. All are welcome to attend the May 21st meeting from 2-3PM.

May
22
Wed
Writers-in-Residence Reading: Tammy Wilson and Idol Talk Anthology @ Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities
May 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

North Carolina writers Marjorie Hudson, Lisa Kline and co-editor Tamra Wilson will read from the anthology Idol Talk: Women Writers on the Teenage Infatuations That Changed Their Lives.

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22.

There will be a light reception following sponsored in part by St. Joseph of the Pines.

The Idol Talk anthology, released this year by McFarland and Company, offers a romp through the world of teen idols, a topic seldom discussed by adults or seriously studied as a coming-of-age phenomenon. The 44 essays were written by notable authors from across the US, including Ann Hood, B. A. Shapiro, Breena Clarke, Hank Philippi Ryan and Judy Goldman, among others.

Co-editor Tamra Wilson explains that teen idols “are part of girl culture that can help bridge the gap between childhood and young adulthood.” She has been a Peter Noone fan for more than 50 years and enlisted him to write the foreword too Idol Talk. Wilson is the author of a story collection, Dining with Robert Redford and is a Road Scholar for the NC Humanities Council and a two-time recipient of a Regional Artist Project grant funded in part by the NC Arts Council.

Marjorie Hudson, fiction writer and essayist, is the author of Accidental Birds of the Carolinas, a short-story collection, and Searching for Virginia Dare, a creative nonfiction journey. Her Idol Talk essay is about singer Joni Mitchell.

Lisa Kline will share her musings about David McCallum, a star of the 1960s’ TV series, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. She has published nine young adult novels including the five-part Sisters in All Seasons series. Her latest novel is One Week of You (Blue Crow 2019).

May
23
Thu
Fine Arts Lecture Series (Part 3 of 3): Lecture by Denise Drum Baker @ Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities
May 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Fine Arts Lecture Series (Part 3 of 3)

Presented by the Arts Council of Moore County & Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities

Before the #MeToo movement or even the 1963 publication of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique, a number of women artists astonished the art world establishment and public expectations with their talent and grit. These lectures will examine the accomplishments of five notable women who produced paintings and textile art that were every bit as original as the much-heralded art of their male counterparts. Two of the women were married to painters who led the first modern art movement in America, but Lee Krasner Pollock and Elaine de Kooning were undeterred by their husbands’ celebrity and painted radically innovative work throughout their lives. A third, Frida Kahlo, began her career in the shadow of her famous husband, Diego Rivera, but today may be more widely recognized than he for paintings about her own life and Mexican heritage.

Lecture #3 – Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 5:30 PM | Lecturer: Denise Drum Baker

ARTISTS & MUSES: Lee Krasner Pollock, Elaine de Kooning & Georgia O’Keeffe

Lee Krasner Pollock
at Hans Hofmann School
of Art (c. 1939)

There are many reasons that people marry or divorce, but sometimes it is because they are both artists. Some artists will understand their partners’ work, accept the lifestyle and serve as a supporter as well as an experienced eye. Another artist might be one’s competitor and fiercest critic, resentful of one’s success and scornful in his or her own work. It is not infrequent that artists marry each other, as their paths cross in art studies, gallery openings and professional associations.

Art enthusiasts have long been fascinated with the lives of the artists behind their favorite works, and particularly with the elusive relationship between artists and muses who inspire them. But when we think of artists and muses, it’s hard not to think of a male artist and a female muse. This lecture will focus on successful, dramatic and turbulent relationships between 20th century art couples and their influence on each other and the world.

DENISE DRUM BAKER is an artist and recently retired professor of visual arts at Sandhills Community College. She earned her master’s degree from Appalachian State University. Her list of awards and honors includes a Faculty Exchange from the Newry Institute in Northern Ireland; Fulbright Teacher Exchange Scholarship Nominee; and a Distance Learning Instructor for the NC Museum of Art. She most recently completed work on Post Cards Crossing the Atlantic, an exchange project with Irish colleagues demonstrating the lost art of letter writing.

COST (per lecture):  $15 for ACMC & Weymouth Members / $20 for Nonmembers

All Lectures will be presented at Weymouth Center (555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines).

Space is limited. Please register now with full payment at the Arts Council’s offices (Campbell House, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines) or by calling 910-692-ARTS (2787).

For additional information, call 910-692-ARTS (2787) or visit www.MooreArt.org.

May
28
Tue
Jam Session aka Song Circle @ Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bring your instrument and your love of music. The musician’s jam session and song circle meets monthly on the last Tuesday from 6-9PM. All are welcome. This event is free and open to the public.

Jun
19
Wed
Writers-in-Residence Reading: Adrian and Molly Rice @ Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities
Jun 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Writers-in-Residence series invites you attend a reading by Adrian and Molly Rice on Wednesday, June 19 from 5:30-7PM in the Great Room.

This event is free and open to the public.

Light reception to follow.