March 11, 1 to 4 p.m.
Former North Carolina Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti will teach a writing workshop called Writing the Longer Narrative Poem. The workshop is open to all levels and will focus on writing poems that tell stories through utilizing classic conversations of fiction, while still relying heavily on key elements of poetry. Cost is $45 for Dare County Arts Council members, $65 for nonmembers. Registration is required. Dare County Arts Council, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave., Manteo, 252-473-5558; email@example.com; darearts.org
Tin Collage Workshop
March 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Learn the art of tin collage in this day-long workshop led by artist Fay Davis Edwards. Using reclaimed tin containers, students learn basic techniques of creating a tin collage on wood. Call to register. Cost is $95 for DCAC members, $115 for nonmembers. Dare County Arts Council, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave., Manteo, 252-473-5558; firstname.lastname@example.org; darearts.org
Pocosin Arts Workshops
March 25 & 26
Weekend workshops, $225 each, include Stone Setting Techniques with Tim Lazure, Mixed-Media Photography with Sarah Lazure and Plein Air Painting with Fen Rascoe. Pocosin Arts, 201 Main St., Columbia, 252-796-2787; pocosinarts.org.
Outer Banks through the Seasons: Photography of Eve Turek
Naturalist and photographer Eve Turek is displaying her wildlife photography celebrating Outer Banks seasonal changes and wildlife visitors. Nautilus Gallery, N.C. Aquarium on Roanoke Island, 374 Airport Road, Manteo. 252-475-2300; ncaquariums.com/roanoke-island
Carolina Coto and Carol Willett: “Realms of Imagination”
Reception: March 3, 6 to 8 p.m.
Painter and coloring-book author Carolina Coto joins mixed-media sculptor Carol Willett to explore imagination and stories through color, composition and form. View fantasy landscapes and imaginative costumed papier and cloth mâché sculptures. Dare County Arts Council, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave., Manteo, 252-473-5558; darearts.org
CALL FOR ENTRY
New World Festival of the Arts
Deadline: March 31
Dare County Arts Council is calling for artists to enter to be chosen for a slot in the 36th annual New World Festival of the Arts, which will be held at the Manteo waterfront on August 16 and 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The outdoor festival brings 100 artists from all over the East Coast to showcase their fine art. Mixed-media artist Lisa Beth Robinson will judge the show. Call DCAC at 252-473-5558 or apply online at darearts.org.
Jerry Pontes, a local painter, is opening The Art Studio in Kill Devil Hills this month. Seven artists will show and sell their work in rented spaces. The venture also is designed to be a creative space for teaching and framing. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The Art Studio, 1903 S. Croatan Hwy., Kill Devil Hills. 252-722-1321