John Thomas Biggers's works of art are deeply rooted in his experience as an African-American man working primarily in the American South in a time when Jim Crow laws and racial segregation were the norm.
The nationally and internationally acclaimed artists represented by Jerald Melberg Gallery are chosen with extreme care as they seek to exhibit works with a particular visual poetry, a spiritual quality and an inner integrity, whether abstract, representational or realist.
The North Carolina Museum of History is located in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. Permanent exhibits focus on the state’s military history, decorative arts, the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, and more.
The BMCA was the dream of a small group of visionaries, who in 1993 saved the Old City Hall from destruction. They obtained the building, raised over a million dollars and succeeded in renovating the 6,000-square-foot facility into a welcoming and vital landmark.
The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh encompasses a collection that spans more than 5,000 years of artistic work from antiquity to the present, an amphitheater for outdoor performances, and a variety of celebrated exhibitions and public programs.
The Bechtler is only the second in the US designed by the Swiss architect Mario Botta. The collection includes works by the most important and influential artists of the mid 20th century including Miró, Giacometti, Picasso, Calder, Hepworth, Warhol and many others.
Innovative programming backed by an outstanding collection of American art of the 20th and 21st centuries has established the Asheville Art Museum as a leader in the arts for Western North Carolina and the Southeast.
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Recognised as the greenest hotel in America, at the Proximity Hotel every piece of guest room furniture has been custom designed. The boutique hotel also serves as a kind of eight storey gallery for the work of artist in residence Chip Holton.
Cosmopolitan comfort and rustic elegance extends from each of the superbly furnished guestrooms. Conceived to evoke the feel and spirit of a private residence, each suite is tastefully decorated with warm mountain hues and furniture of the highest craftsmanship.
With the Blue Ridge Mountains as a backdrop, this Tudor-inspired Hotel offers an Old-World ambiance. Antique fixtures, hand-carved furniture and rustic design finishes complete with the amenities of the modern world create an eclectic fusion of art, music, décor and luxury.
The Old Stone Inn is a unique dining venue featuring rustic stone walls, a large wood burning fireplace and antique oak floors which contrast nicely with crisp black and white table linens and comfortable wheat-back Windsor chairs.
The Fig Tree Restaurant opened in 2005 following renovations to the historic Lucas House, a 1913 Craftsman Bungalow in Charlotte. Fig Tree offers a unique dining experience with French and Italian cuisine, an international wine list and unsurpassed service.
Located in the heart of the historic Southend District near Uptown Charlotte, Bonterra is housed in a renovated 110-year-old church. Bonterra manages to blend the original architectural features of its historic building tastefully with modern additions.
Destination North Carolina
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North Carolina Profile
A Southern State which forms part of the Atlantic Seaboard, North Carolina
has had a tumultuous and at times tragic history. It formed part of the
original Thirteen Colonies of the British and was also one of states to secede
from the union prior to the Civil War. The economy of North Carolina was devastated
by the Civil War and the abolition of slavery which followed, as it was largely
dependent on cotton plantations run on slave labour.
The most famous author from North Carolina is Thomas Wolfewho is widely celebrated as one of the preeminent American authors of the
Twentieth Century. His critically acclaimed works Look Homeward,
Angel and You Can’t Go Home Againare based partly on his own experiences of growing up in small town North
Carolina. The former is a bildungsroman which follows one young man’s
development within the fictional town of Altamont, Catawba, based partly on
Wolfe’s home town of Asheville, North Carolina.
North Carolina has served as setting and inspiration for a number of
celebrated modern films including Being
There, Bill Durham and The Butcher’s Wife. They all engage with
the small town life which typifies North Carolina.