The Arts Council of Henderson County will present a series of exhibitions as a thematic unit entitled Mentors & Students at First Citizens Bank, 539 N. Main St. Celebrating the importance of art in a child’s life, the three exhibitions will feature the work of Henderson County elementary students, secondary students, and their art mentors.
The Art of Our Children elementary student exhibition will open with a reception on Friday, February 15, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. The children’s exhibition will close Friday, February 22.
Art Teachers Create, the second show in the series, will feature the artwork of Henderson County’s art teachers. The exhibition will open with a reception on Friday, March 1, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. The show will close Friday, March 8. All artwork will be for sale during the Mentors exhibition. The public will have a chance to win a piece of art from this show in a free raffle sponsored by Woodlands Gallery, 419 N. Main St., Hendersonville. The winning name will be drawn at the end of the series on March 22.
Secondary students will be featured in the third show of the series, Artists of Tomorrow, opening Friday, March 9, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, and closing Friday, March 16. The opening will include the announcement of awards, which will include a Best of Show Award of $150, sponsored and presented by the Art League of Henderson County. In addition to announcement of the awards, the public will learn which piece of art will appear on an ArtScape Hendersonville banner for a year starting in April 2019.
Hours for all three exhibitions will be Monday through Thursday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Fridays from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. All exhibitions will be held at First Citizens Bank’s Main Street Gallery at 539 N. Main St., Hendersonville. The exhibitions are free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible.
Participation in Mentors & Students is open to public, private, parochial and home school students and teachers in Henderson County. More information can be found on the Arts Council’s website www.acofhc.org, or by emailing [email protected], or calling 828-693-8504.
Mentors & Students is sponsored by First Citizens Bank, the Dr. Minor F. Watts Fund at the Community Foundation of Henderson County, and Michael Brodnax and Tony Schlarb. This project is supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.
The Arts Council of Henderson County is a community organization that promotes, advocates for and nurtures the arts in Henderson County and Western North Carolina. Its office is located at 2700A Greenville Hwy., Flat Rock, NC 28731.
The Arts Council is supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, funds administered by the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Henderson County, Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, and the City of Hendersonville.