High School Students Shine at the Arts Council
See what our high school art students have to offer during the 14th annual Cumberland County High School Juried Art Exhibition, presented by the school system’s Arts Education Program. This juried art exhibition, featuring drawings, paintings, sculpture and mixed media artwork, will be open at the Arts Council from March 11-19.
Each year, Cumberland County high school art teachers submit artwork for the competition (grades 9-12). Prior to the exhibit opening, a juror will select first, second and third-place pieces, along with honorable mentions. All students submitting artwork will receive certificates of participation.
For students, this is an excellent opportunity to experience having their art reviewed by a judge. It also helps them prepare their portfolios for college admission and gives them a better understanding of how art can be pursued at a professional level.
Participating in the exhibition makes it possible for students to learn the important skills of critical thinking, making connections, expressing diversity and solving problems creatively, which will serve them in all facets of life. In return, the public will gain an awareness of and appreciation for the energy and enthusiasm of these young artists. (See gallery hours below.)
Arts Council galleries are located at 301 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC. Admission is free.
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to noon
Saturday: noon to 4 p.m.
Mar. 11 - Mar. 19
Cumberland County High School Juried Art Exhibition
This annual juried exhibit features the young talents of local high school students.
Mar. 28 - May 17
The John & Vivian Hewitt Collection of African American Art
Experience one of the nation's most important and comprehensive collections of African-American art.
May 23 - June 21
Public Works 2014
More than 100 pieces of work represent the cross section of subjects, styles and skill levels of our artistic community in Public Works. This annual exhibition, sponsored by Fayetteville Public Works Commission, includes art by people of all ages and abilities from surrounding counties, as well as Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base. Gallery visitors are invited to vote on their favorite artwork during the show’s opening on April 25.
June 27 - July 19
Urban Art: Expressions of an Environment (Invitational)
Edgy, heated and, yes, even raw. Experience the intensity of the urban environment. This Arts Council exhibition features artists who are on the edge with body art and other self-expressions.
The Arts Council’s galleries at 301 Hay Street are free and open to the public six days a week.
The Arts Council's 2013-14 exhibitions are curated by The Ellington-White Community Development Corporation.