January 29, 2015

VGCC schedules Portrait Painting art class

The work of a previous Portrait Painting class at VGCC is seen here on display in Building 7 on the college’s main campus. (VGCC photo)

Vance-Granville Community College will offer an Art class focused on Portrait Painting on Wednesdays from 1:45 p.m. until 4:45 p.m., Feb. 5 through April 8. Classes will be held in room 5230 (Building 5) on the college’s main campus in Vance County. Instructor Leslie Johnson of Oxford said that new students are sometimes reluctant to […]

N.C. Museum of Art to remake Raleigh campus

The N.C. Museum of Art has received a $13 million anonymous donation to jump-start plans to remake its 164-acre campus in west Raleigh. The multi-phase plan calls for a new campus entrance and streetscape, more parking, woodland and meadow restoration, additional bike and walking trails and infrastructure, improved sustainability measures, and more outdoor works of […]

State Farmers Market to host Fall Craft Fair Nov. 7-9

RALEIGH – Shoppers looking to get a start on their holiday gift buying can find unique, locally made items during the annual Fall Craft Fair at the State Farmers Market Nov. 7-9. “Most people think of the State Farmers Market as a great place to shop for holiday meals,” said market manager Ronnie Best. “It’s […]

Christmas With The Embers December 5th, 2014


The Henderson Vance Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Christmas Concert with the Embers featuring Craig Woolard on December 5th, 2014 at 7pm in the Civic Center at Vance Granville Community College in Henderson, NC. Tickets are $10.00 for Adults, and $5.00 for children.  Tickets can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce.  (We also […]

Vance County Arts Council – Imagination Art Station Fundraiser

Imagination Art Station is a weeklong art education program for children ages six to twelve. Students progress through classes that focus on the art of African drumming, drama, dance, photograph, scrapbooking and various crafts. This year we would like to offer a storytelling block featuring Willa Brigham. Additional funds will assist in bringing in this […]

Creativity of VGCC students on display for Earth Day

VGCC student Johnny Rogers of Louisburg holds his “Save the Earth” poster, which won first place in the Earth Day poster contest at Franklin Campus.

Students created projects to address various environmental issues as Vance-Granville Community College held Earth Day festivals on April 22 on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County, South Campus in Granville County, and the Franklin County Campus. Alongside student exhibits were informative displays, works of art and demonstrations related to science, nature and sustainability, provided […]

Butterfield Congratulates Winners of 2014 Congressional Art Competition

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) congratulates Carmen Li of Roanoke Rapids High School, who earned the top honor of “Best in Show” during Saturday’s official awards ceremony for the 2014 Congressional Art Competition themed, An Artistic Discovery.  Li, whose charcoal piece entitled “Exhaustion”, was one of 50 students from 14 high schools […]

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 […]