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The Frank Creech Art Gallery

The Frank Creech Art Gallery We will have four exhibits every year during the Fall and Spring that run for four weekends each. A The 1,500-square-foot gallery was a collaborative project among the students and faculty in the college's Department of Fine Arts and Graphic Design, the JCC Foundation and the Johnston County Arts Council.

The gallery contains state-of-the-art exhibition space and a 750-foot reception area that will eventually be used for the public sale of art. The gallery interior is equipped with museum-quality lighting, climate-control, hanging and security systems. Its gray, hand-finished concrete floors, contemporary white walls and distinct crown molding are designed to balance a modern feel with traditional Southern architecture.

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We were so glad to host an opening reception in the The Frank Creech Art Gallery again! The Johnston County Arts Council...
03/24/2022

We were so glad to host an opening reception in the The Frank Creech Art Gallery again! The Johnston County Arts Council is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. The exhibit, featuring current Council board members and honoring founder John Hobart, will be open to the public March 26th - April 24th. The gallery is open Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Sundays, 1:00 – 5:00 PM. It will be closed Easter weekend. The art gallery is located in the STEAM building on our main campus. Come visit!

Johnston County Arts Council's 50th Anniversary Art Exhibit and Reception with founder, John Hobart. This exhibit will f...
02/28/2022

Johnston County Arts Council's 50th Anniversary Art Exhibit and Reception with founder, John Hobart. This exhibit will feature board members from the Arts Council with visual art, pottery, and authors. An opening reception will be held Sunday, March 20 from 3 - 5pm. The public is welcome to attend this free event. This exhibit runs from March 26 – April 24. Saturdays 10am – 3pm and Sundays 1 – 5pm (Closed April 16 & 17 for Easter).

03/18/2020

🚨JCC is closed March 17 through March 27🚨
Effective 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Johnston Community College began assuming an emergency response schedule based on current COVID-19 recommendations and will be closed to the public, students and employees through Friday, March 27. To the greatest extent possible, on-campus face-to-face and in-person instruction have been moved to an online presence. Students should continue working remotely and should check the college Website, email, and voicemail for the latest regarding course assignments. Updates will be provided via the JCC Website, Blackboard, Email, and Jaguar Alerts.

Sue Avera and Michelle Fields-Laughinghouse Exhibit Opening ReceptionThursday, February 6, 2020, 5:30 – 7pmHosted by Shi...
01/15/2020

Sue Avera and Michelle Fields-Laughinghouse Exhibit Opening Reception
Thursday, February 6, 2020, 5:30 – 7pm
Hosted by Shirley Booker.
Light hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Free and open to the public.
This exhibit will run February 6 - March 1.
Gallery hours are Saturdays 10am - 3pm and Sundays 1 - 5pm.

A great reception for our Artistry On Canvas  with Steampunk Jewelry exhibit featuring works by Lyudmila Tomova and Terr...
11/08/2019

A great reception for our Artistry On Canvas with Steampunk Jewelry exhibit featuring works by Lyudmila Tomova and Terri Black respectively. This exhibit will run through December 8. Saturdays 10am - 3pm and Sundays 1 - 5pm.

Please join us Thursday, November 7, 5:30 - 7pm for our next opening reception featuring works by Lyudmila Tomova and Te...
11/05/2019

Please join us Thursday, November 7, 5:30 - 7pm for our next opening reception featuring works by Lyudmila Tomova and Terri Black. Hosted by the Down to Earth Garden Club. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served. Free and open to the public. This exhibit will run November 7 - December 8. Gallery hours are Saturdays 10am - 3pm and Sundays 1 - 5pm.

Another great reception for our current exhibit featuring works by Amy Beshgetoorian, Medrith Nuttle, and Sharlene Thoma...
09/19/2019

Another great reception for our current exhibit featuring works by Amy Beshgetoorian, Medrith Nuttle, and Sharlene Thomas. Exhibit runs through October 20. Saturdays 10am - 3pm and Sundays 1 - 5pm.

09/16/2019

Please join us Tuesday, September 17, 5:30 - 7pm for our next art exhibit's opening reception featuring works by Amy Beshgetoorian, Medrith Nuttle, and Sharlene Thomas. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served. Free and open to the public.
This exhibit will run September 21 through October 20.
Gallery hours are Saturdays 10am - 3pm and Sundays 1 - 5pm.
For more information visit: http://www.johnstoncc.edu/view-all-events.aspx?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D364065557

09/04/2019

JCC will be closed Thursday, Sept. 5 and Friday, Sept. 6 due to the threat of Hurricane Dorian impacting our area. All classes are canceled and college events are postponed.
The college will evaluate weather conditions and decide about weekend classes on Friday.
Please monitor Jaguar Alerts, the JCC home page, social media and local media channels for updates. Sign up for our alerts at www.johnstoncc.edu/alerts for more information.
Students should log into Blackboard for further instructions about assignments and their classes.
Please stay safe!

Please join us Tuesday, September 17, 5:30 - 7pm for our next art exhibit's opening reception featuring works by Amy Bes...
08/30/2019

Please join us Tuesday, September 17, 5:30 - 7pm for our next art exhibit's opening reception featuring works by Amy Beshgetoorian, Medrith Nuttle, and Sharlene Thomas. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served. Free and open to the public.
This exhibit will run September 21 through October 20.
Gallery hours are Saturdays 10am - 3pm and Sundays 1 - 5pm.
For more information visit: http://www.johnstoncc.edu/view-all-events.aspx?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D364065557

Great opening reception celebrating the works of Johnston County High School students. Thanks go out to everyone that ca...
04/08/2019

Great opening reception celebrating the works of Johnston County High School students. Thanks go out to everyone that came out to support them and the Frank Creech Art Gallery.

Great opening reception celebrating the works of Kathy Nobles and Doug Strickland. Thanks go out to everyone that came o...
02/01/2019

Great opening reception celebrating the works of Kathy Nobles and Doug Strickland. Thanks go out to everyone that came out to support them and the Frank Creech Art Gallery.

Please join us for 'Art Past, Art Present' Opening Reception Thursday, Jan. 31, 5:30 - 7pm featuring art of Kathy Nobles...
01/29/2019

Please join us for 'Art Past, Art Present' Opening Reception Thursday, Jan. 31, 5:30 - 7pm featuring art of Kathy Nobles and Doug Strickland.

12/09/2018

The gallery is closed Sunday, December 9 due to inclement weather.

Thanks to everyone who came out Sunday, November 4 to support Jim Brown and his student artists for our latest exhibit w...
11/08/2018

Thanks to everyone who came out Sunday, November 4 to support Jim Brown and his student artists for our latest exhibit which runs through December 9. Gallery hours are Saturdays 10am - 3pm and Sundays 1 - 5pm; closed Thanksgiving weekend.

'Jim Brown's Art and Artists' Opening ReceptionSTEAM Building Frank Creech Art GallerySunday, November 4, 2018, 3 – 4:30...
10/18/2018

'Jim Brown's Art and Artists' Opening Reception
STEAM Building Frank Creech Art Gallery
Sunday, November 4, 2018, 3 – 4:30pm
'Jim Brown's Art and Artists' Opening Reception
Featuring the art of Jim Brown and his students.
Hosted by Shirley Booker.
Light hors d'oeuvres will be served. Free and open to the public.
This exhibit will run November 10 through December 9.
Gallery hours are Saturdays 10am - 3pm and Sundays 1 - 5pm.

The Frank Creech Art Gallery will be closed this weekend 9/15 & 9/16 due to Hurricane Florence.
09/11/2018

The Frank Creech Art Gallery will be closed this weekend 9/15 & 9/16 due to Hurricane Florence.

A great turnout for the Studio Girls Opening Reception last night. Thanks go out to our artists Michelle Fields, Lori Ha...
09/07/2018

A great turnout for the Studio Girls Opening Reception last night. Thanks go out to our artists Michelle Fields, Lori Hamilton, Dee Lee, Linda Ridout, and Jo Lee Tucker and the Down to Earth Garden Club for catering this event.

'Studio Girls at the Johnston County Arts Cooperative' Opening ReceptionSTEAM Building Frank Creech Art GalleryThursday,...
08/03/2018

'Studio Girls at the Johnston County Arts Cooperative' Opening Reception

STEAM Building Frank Creech Art Gallery
Thursday, September 6, 2018, 5:30 – 7pm

Featuring the works of Michelle Fields, Lori Hamilton, Dee Lee, Linda Ridout, and Jo Lee Tucker.

Hosted by the Down to Earth Garden Club.

Light hors d'oeuvres will be served. Free and open to the public.

This exhibit will run September 8 through September 30.

Gallery hours are Saturdays 10am - 3pm and Sundays 1 - 5pm.

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04/20/2018

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04/20/2018

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Congratulations to these student artists and special thanks to Keith Dimsdale of Chick-fill-A for sponsoring this exhibi...
04/20/2018

Congratulations to these student artists and special thanks to Keith Dimsdale of Chick-fill-A for sponsoring this exhibit.

Great turn out to the Opening Reception for our 2018 High School Art Exhibit. Thanks go out to the students, teachers, t...
04/20/2018

Great turn out to the Opening Reception for our 2018 High School Art Exhibit. Thanks go out to the students, teachers, the art gallery committee for all their hard work and the Trial and Error Garden Club for hosting the reception.

04/12/2018

2018 High School Art Exhibition Opening Reception
STEAM Building Frank Creech Art Gallery
Thursday, April 19, 2018, 5:30 – 7pm

Hosted by the Trial and Error Garden Club.
Light hors d'oeuvres will be served. Free and open to the public.
This exhibit will run April 21 through May 13.
Gallery hours are Saturdays 10am - 3pm and Sundays 1 - 5pm.

03/12/2018

Due to the potential for snow and sleet this evening, JCC will close at 5 p.m. Monday, March 12. All evening classes are canceled. Please be safe. Where did the warm weather go?

More Creative Clay and  Colorful Canvases
02/05/2018

More Creative Clay and Colorful Canvases

02/05/2018

Thanks to everyone that joined us for the opening reception of 'More Creative Clay and Colorful Canvases' featuring works by Frank Grubbs, Natalie Starr, and Haywood Watson . If you were not able to join us, make plans to view this great exhibit Saturdays 10am - 3pm and Sundays 1 - 5pm through February 25.

More Creative Clay and Colorful Canvases Opening ReceptionFeaturing the art of Frank Grubbs, Haywood Watson, and Natalie...
01/25/2018

More Creative Clay and Colorful Canvases Opening Reception

Featuring the art of Frank Grubbs, Haywood Watson, and Natalie Starr.

Hosted by Shirley Booker.

Light hors d'oeuvres will be served. Free and open to the public.

This exhibit will run February 3 through 25.

Gallery hours are Saturdays 10am - 3pm and Sundays 1 - 5pm.

Thanks to everyone that joined us for the opening reception of 'Colors of Nature and More' featuring works by Don Stephe...
11/03/2017

Thanks to everyone that joined us for the opening reception of 'Colors of Nature and More' featuring works by Don Stephenson and Kelly Sutton last night. If you were not able to join us, make plans to view this great exhibit Saturdays 10am - 3pm and Sundays 1 - 5pm through December 3.

Colors of Nature and More
11/03/2017

Colors of Nature and More

A fabulous reception debuting "Dot Hooks: An Artist's Life" was held in the gallery Sunday. Be sure to stop by and view ...
09/11/2017

A fabulous reception debuting "Dot Hooks: An Artist's Life" was held in the gallery Sunday. Be sure to stop by and view the Smithfield native's magnificent watercolor works on display through Oct. 1.

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Johnston Community College Foundation celebrated Board of Trustees Chair Lyn Austin, this year's I.E. Ready Award winner, with a recent reception in the The Frank Creech Art Gallery. So grateful for her dedication and service to JCC and North Carolina Community Colleges over the past 23 years! #JCCProud
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