Arts calendar for Aug. 9, 2013

Aug. 08, 2013 @ 06:02 PM

The 8th Regiment Civil War Band comes to Newton on Aug. 10 to play patriotic music of the 19th century in a concert in honor of Soldiers Reunion. The band is a recreation of a 19th-century brass band. Using mostly 19th century instruments, including an 1840s bass drum, band members dress in period uniforms or civilian clothing and play arrangements from the band books of that period, making every effort to give audiences as rich of a historical experience as they can. The event will be at the Newton Conover Auditorium starting at 6:30 p.m. A reception hosted by the Catawba County Historical Association after the performance will allow people to meet and talk with members of the band. Tickets are $10 a person and can be purchased at the Catawba County Museum of History.

The Harper Concert Band’s summer concert will be at 3 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Lenoir High School auditorium under the direction of John Craig, Camilla Graeber and special guest Justin Hammond. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Selections will include the theme from “Lawrence of Arabia,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from the musical production Carousel, and a medley of Beatles tunes. Also featured will be an arrangement of “Glorious Everlasting,” which was arranged by Camilla Graeber.

The Harper Concert Band is seeking adults with high school band experience to join this group. There is a special need for clarinet and French horn players. Rehearsals are held on Monday nights from 7-8:45 p.m. in the band room of Hibriten High School. The first rehearsal of the fall will be on Sept. 9.

Tuesdays in August (Aug. 13, 20, 27), 6-7:30 p.m. - Kaye Warren will teach Beginning Sewing at the Crow’s Nest Antique Mall & Emporium (corner of Mulberry and West downtown). $30 for 4 sessions or 6 hours of instruction; take home a usable, personalized item when you finish this simple, beginning class. Basic supplies, pattern and instruction are included. Registration and prepayment to the Caldwell Arts Council required; call 828-754-2486.

Aug. 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. – HandMade In America presents “Social Media For Beginners” at the Caldwell Arts Council – Do you know what Facebook is or how to tag a photo in Pintrest? If you are just starting out in social media, come find out the basic tricks to make it work for your creative business. Please bring a laptop if you have one. Free to members of the Caldwell Arts Council; $20 for others. Registration and prepayment to the Caldwell Arts Council required; call 828-754-2486.

Aug. 17, 9 a.m.-noon – Dawn Mathews will teach a second class in The Art of Cheese Making – students will make chevre and mozzarella from goat milk & take home cheese. $35/person all inclusive. Registration and prepayment to the Caldwell Arts Council required; call 828-754-2486.

Aug. 24, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – Photography Workshop with Sol Levine at the Caldwell Arts Council – f-stop? Shutter speed? Film or digital? Manual or automatic? Printing a photography? Wide angle versus macro versus telephoto? Your questions will all be answered during this workshop. $45/person. Registration and prepayment to the Caldwell Arts Council required. Call 828-754-2486.

Tuesdays in September (Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24), 6-7:30 p.m. - Kaye Warren will teach Beginning Embroidery at the Crow’s Nest Antique Mall & Emporium (corner of Mulberry and West downtown). $30 for 4 sessions or 6 hours of instruction; take home a usable, personalized handbag when you finish this simple, beginning class in the historic art of hand embroidery. Basic supplies, pattern and instruction are included in this 4-session class. Registration and prepayment to the Caldwell Arts Council required; call 828-754-2486.

Sept. 14 & 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with break for lunch – Artist/Instructor Anne Welch will teach “Sailing the 4 C’s of Watercolor” at the Caldwell Arts Council. $50/class; supplies list to be provided. Learn Concept, Composition, Color and Contrast. Registration and prepayment to the Caldwell Arts Council required; call 828-754-2486.

Sept. 28, noon – Cut Paper demo & talk with Ingrid A. Erickson, whose cut paper and mixed media artwork is on display at Caldwell Arts Council’s Art-in-Healing Gallery at Caldwell Memorial Hospital. Demonstration/talk at Caldwell Arts Council. Free, but registration of at least 8 people required by September 25; call Caldwell Arts Council at 828-754-2486