Limited-Edition Poster for 2018 Heritage Award Available

A limited-edition poster that celebrates the 2018 North Carolina Heritage Award recipients is now available in advance of the May 23 ceremony and concert in Raleigh.

Created by artist Katy G. Collier, the screen-printed poster is the first-ever commissioned to celebrate the N.C. Heritage Award.

Inspired by traditional print patterns and pastoral forms, Collier captured artistic elements of each recipient’s craft: a fiddle for Arvil Freeman; pottery and a saw wheel for Glenn and Lula Bolick; delicate bells for South Indian dance instructor and performer Asha Bala; a mandolin for Tony Williamson; and a trumpet for R&B and soul musician Dick Knight.

The poster is available for purchase online and at the event on Wednesday, May 23 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh.

The North Carolina Heritage Award Ceremony is part of the N.C. Arts Council’s 50th Anniversary celebration. Information about the ceremony and concert is available here.

About the Artist

Collier is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Greensboro, N.C., who works primarily with printmaking, drawing, poetry, and textiles. She earned a BA from Whittier College in Los Angeles and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has shown her work throughout the United States including at the Hyde Park Art Center, Women’s Studio Workshop, Legion Arts, and Detroit Artists Market. She currently teaches art and print media at Guilford College in Greensboro.


About The North Carolina Arts Council

The North Carolina Arts Council builds on our state’s long-standing love of the arts, leading the way to a more vibrant future. The Arts Council is an economic catalyst, fueling a thriving nonprofit creative sector that generates $2.12 billion in annual direct economic activity. The Arts Council also sustains diverse arts expression and traditions while investing in innovative approaches to art-making. The North Carolina Arts Council has proven to be a champion for youth by cultivating tomorrow’s creative citizens through arts education.