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INNER PEACE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

IPCA presents a diverse range of high quality exhibitions, lectures and programs, including educational offerings and special events to Robeson County and the surrounding communities. These exhibitions, lectures and programs provide youth and community members with important insights into the visual and performing arts while learning about the creative processes.
Inner Peace strives to become a recognized cultural hub and authority for cultural enrichment through visual and performing art, while being widely renown for excellence
in creative programming, education, collaboration and leadership development of the arts.
A center for professional and emerging talents.

Due to Covid-19, gallery hours are by appointment only. Please call 910-802-4340 to schedule.

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Join us on the
Main Street Art Stroll!

Thursday, October 20, 2022
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Downtown Lumberton
Stop by and enjoy a glass of wine, treat your  taste buds with gallery Chef Larry Harrison's deliciously colorful tastes, view new works on display by UNCP Alumni artists, and relax with live entertainment. IPCA is excited to host an opening reception and exhibition of new works by artists Nickalos Golden, Rachel F. Stephens and Desiree Thomas during the stroll. Meet the artists and say "hi", we can't wait to see you there!

See you at the gallery!
 

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Exhibition opening reception at IPCA
October 20, 2022
6 to 8:30 p.m.
featuring works by
UNCP ALUMNI ARTISTS

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The expression of internal and external experiences has always been a thing of interest to Golden. Born December 16th, 1998, Nickalos Golden is a North Carolina-based artist currently residing in Pembroke NC. Working primarily in oils, Golden's work reflects the struggle of being black, male, and Christian. Areas that clash on multiple borders. Drawing inspiration from on high, he attempts to communicate how faith and culture interact with each other while bringing said faith back into the contemporary conversation.

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Rachel F. Stephens is a minister, retired educator, wife, and mother of three adult children, grandmother of six, published author, and the owner of  “A Holy Portion” Art Gallery in downtown Fairmont, NC.

 

Her love for art was apparent in her early childhood.  As a little girl, she often did her version of family portraits and eagerly awaited a rainy day to create sculptures from the fresh mud.  During her schools days and professional career, her creative input was always solicited in major decorative projects.  Also, her paintings and drawings serve as an influential part of the focused concepts in her published books.

 

In today’s show, “Out Of Africa”, the pieces presented today are of mixed media. It is my hope that one’s interest would be sparked in understanding what the continent of Africa has to offer both visually and culturally.

To contact Rachel, please email rachel.stephens56@gmail.com or find her on Instagram and Facebook.

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Desiree Thomas is a visual artist born and based in Charlotte, NC. Provoked by her fascination with the human gaze; she explores the idea of seeing and being seen through the interaction of the subject and viewer. She takes a whimsical approach to her renderings where she immortalizes facets of herself in her whimsical and mystifying world. From a young age, Desiree was always drawn to art and other artistic practices however, she didn't have an opportunity to immerse herself in it until moving to Buffalo, NY at the age of 6. Although she moved back to Charlotte at the age of 13, her time up North was very formative in her early artistic development. During her time there, she attended free weekly art lessons at a neighborhood art center named, Molly Olga where she learned painting and ceramics. This center was an outlet where she could escape the inner city influence, participate in community art events and learn from established artists and instructors. Many years later, Desiree attended the University of North Carolina at Pembroke where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art in 2016. In her most recent years, Desiree continues to hone in on her craft to learn and grow as an emerging artist.

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Inner Peace Center for the Arts now has a WINE CLUB! When you become a member, you will enjoy special wine tasting events, discounts, and other perks throughout the year.
Support IPCA and become a member today!

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10% off admission price to paid IPCA events
Logo wrist band and wine glass
Admission to 4 seasonal wine tasting events with live entertainment
•PLUS•

Invitations to special wine tasting events scheduled throughout the year
(all wine tasting events will have special hor d’ouevres prepared by gallery chef)

 

Complimentary glass of wine per tasting event
(Printed tickets will be provided)

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The Mural Project

On the Chestnut Street side of the gallery building,
an interchangeable mural space is installed.
This space is for
The Mural Project. 
 

Throughout the year IPCA will showcase various murals that could tell the community's story, create a unique experience downtown, increase appreciation for the arts and artists, and increase the overall attractiveness of the space.
 

Want to have your mural displayed? Join us at the opening or simply follow us to find out more!

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Upcoming Events

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Meet Our Gallery Chefs

Because food is art too.

During events, we like to compliment art and wine with a colorful blend of delicious flavors. Meet Chef Jay, Chef Larry and Chef Steven, our very own fine cuisine specialists. With combined experience and talent, they create a deliciously artful experience for any event.

 

Do you have a wedding, party or other event/celebration you are planning and need catering? The Gallery Chefs are available for booking. Please visit our Chefs page to find out more about the Chefs and how to get in touch!

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OUR TEAM

Melvin Morris
Owner/Curator

Sara Voecks
Art & Marketing Director
Graphic Designer

Eric Voecks
Technical Advisor

Burritt "Bucky" Benson III
Resident Artist

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Donate to the Arts!

IPCA presents a diverse range of high quality exhibitions, lectures and programs, including educational offerings and special events to Robeson County and surrounding communities. To do this we need you. Your contribution will help us continue to expand and enhance, and grow as a cultural hub providing artistic resources to the community.

 

Thank you for your support!

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Tel. 910-802-4340

Email: ipcagallery@gmail.com

302 N. Chestnut Street, 
Lumberton, NC  28358

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Wednesday - Friday 10:00a - 2:00p

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302 N. Chestnut Street
Lumberton, NC  28358
Ph. 910-802-4340
ipcagallery@gmail.com

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