April 20, 2014

Kerr Lake Art Show winners named

“Red Carnation” by Stephen Filarksy of Franklinton (Second place, Professional division).

Entries in the 48th Annual Kerr Lake Art Show, co-sponsored by Vance-Granville Community College and the Kerr Lake Art Society, were judged and put on display for the public in the lobby of the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County, April 14-18. This year’s competition saw 21 visual artists from throughout […]

Young artists showcased at VGCC Child Care Center

Four-year-old VGCC Child Care Center student Mya Thompson of Henderson (center) shows her mother, Rene Alston-Thompson, the artwork that she and her classmates created. (VGCC photo)

The Child Care Center at Vance-Granville Community College’s Main Campus held an Art Show on March 21. Approximately 150 works of art created by 37 artists (who ranged in age from one to five years old) were displayed. The children used a variety of techniques, including finger painting, watercolors, collages and flowers made with hand-prints […]

Art Show at VGCC Seeks Entries, Announces Cash Prizes

Artists are invited to submit their works for the 48th annual Kerr Lake Art Show, which will be open to the public April 14-18. The event, co-sponsored by Vance-Granville Community College and the Kerr Lake Art Society, will be held in the Civic Center (Building 9) on VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County, N.C. This […]

State Farmers Market to hold Spring Craft Fair March 14-16

RALEIGH – The State Farmers Market will kick off its spring season of special events with its annual Spring Craft Fair. The event will run March 14-16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Spring Craft Fair will feature local crafters and artisans selling a variety of handmade items. Shoppers will find ornamental garden accessories […]

New Trails Link African American History, Culture

RALEIGH, N.C. (January 27, 2014) — Paths have a way of crossing in history, and 2014 brings an intersection of new African American history and heritage trails across North Carolina. Both famous and ordinary people play a role in extraordinary stories that inspire a journey through the heart of the state. Choose your destination and […]

N.C. Museum of Art receives work by Mary Cassatt

The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh has acquired its first work by impressionist painter Mary Cassatt, courtesy of a Winston-Salem woman and some anonymous donors. “Portrait of Madame X Dressed for the Matinee” will go on view in the museum’s impressionist gallery later this month and be part of its permanent collection, museum […]

VGCC Art students exhibit their work


Vance-Granville Community College is holding an art show consisting of works by students in Portrait Painting continuing education classes taught by Leslie Johnson of Oxford. The portraits are displayed in the lobby on the first floor of Building 7 on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County, Friday, Jan. 10 through Wednesday, Jan. 15. The […]

Louisburg College Presents Play ‘Tuesdays With Morrie’ November 9th and 10th

LOUISBURG, N.C.—Louisburg College announces a limited engagement presentation of Mitch Albom’s and Jeffery Hatcher’s play, Tuesdays With Morrie, November 9 and 10 in the Norris Theatre. Performances both days will begin at 2:00 PM. Tuesdays With Morrie is the autobiographical memoir of Mitch Albom, an accomplished sports writer driven by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his […]

VGCC offers Hand-Stamped Jewelry class

Instructor Alison Beal created this example of the type of necklace that participants will make during the class. (submitted photo)

Just in time for the holiday season, Vance-Granville Community College will offer a two-hour class that provides opportunities for crafting unique, personalized gifts. The “Hand-Stamped Jewelry” class is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. until noon on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. During the class, instructor Alison Beal of Wake Forest […]

VGCC offers Sewing class at Main Campus

Vance-Granville Community College will offer a Sewing class on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. The course, taught by Lunnie Taborn of Oxford, will be held on Monday evenings from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m., Oct. 21 through Nov. 25 in room 5201 (Building 5). Taborn has been teaching sewing classes like this one at […]