Greenhill Center for North Carolina Art will present its 40th annual Winter Show holiday exhibition, featuring works for sale by 90 North Carolina artists in a beautifully installed survey exhibition of contemporary art and fine crafts. The show runs Dec. 8 through Jan. 15.
“Ambitious in scope and always a highlight on cultural calendars, GreenHill’s Winter Show inspires and excites through its diverse offerings and the wide-ranging spectrum of North Carolina artists represented,” says GreenHill Executive Director Barbara Richter. “Through this show and all the vital work that we do, we’re thrilled to be a gateway to the larger creative community and advance our rich cultural economy.”
“Artists from Wilmington to Weaverville will be participating in this year’s exhibition, with over 40 new artists joining returning artists to the show,” says GreenHill Curator Edie Carpenter. “Winter Show elevates statewide art and artists by presenting an abundant selection of handmade works in all mediums, exemplifying the high level of craftsmanship and creative expression concentrated in North Carolina.”
As in previous years, all Winter Show artists currently reside in North Carolina or have lived, studied or taught in the state. Half of the proceeds from Winter Show go directly to exhibiting artists. The other half funds GreenHill’s exhibition and arts education initiatives.
Winter Show programming includes two of Greensboro’s most popular holiday season events: On Dec. 7, Winter Show opens with Collector’s Choice, where participants have a rare opportunity to meet and mingle with Winter Show artists, purchase art and enjoy a lively evening of food, cocktails and music. Tickets are $85 for members, $95 for non-members, and $95 at the door for everyone. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.greenhillnc.org/artist-tickets or by calling (336) 333-7460.
Winter Show’s public opening takes place on Dec. 8 from 2 – 5 p.m., with a fun afternoon for the whole family. Visitors can enjoy holiday cookies and see the exhibition in a relaxed setting. Led by artist/educator Steven M. Cozart, student docents from Weaver Academy, a full-time performing and visual arts academy located in downtown Greensboro, will be giving presentations on artists and works featured in Winter Show. Students research and interview artists and then compose brief introductions to their selected artists, giving them professional experience. GreenHill’s studios will also be open for families to enjoy hands-on artmaking.
GreenHill is located at 200 North Davie St., in the Greensboro Cultural Center. It comprises 5,000 square feet of contemporary art galleries, a museum shop, hands-on art studios for families, and the Blue Nook Studio gallery. GreenHill engages a broad community of artists, adults and children through dynamic exhibitions and educational programs while providing a platform for exploration and investment in art. GreenHill is the only non-collecting organization dedicated to presenting, promoting and advocating for contemporary visual art and artists of North Carolina.
For more information, visit www.greenhillnc.org.