The Mims and North Civic Galleries at The Dunn Center for the Performing Arts

In support of the cultural mission and quality entertainment of The Dunn Center, the Mims Gallery annually produces a series of art exhibits by nationally recognized and local professionals from various and diverse populations. All Gallery events are free to the public and bring music and art together for reception parties where visitors and art collectors can talk with visiting artists one on one. Most artworks are for sale and we encourage collecting from our exhibits.

The North Civic Gallery in The Dunn Center is a community gallery that features works from area schools, children’s art and special projects. The internationally recognized Four Sisters Gallery of Self-Taught Visionary Art in the Welcome Center specializes in Coastal Plain Art.

 2017/2018 Season: Mims and Civic Galleries

Aug 18 – Sept 29, 2017: WILSON ACTIVE ARTISTS: GROUP EXHIBIT; Reception Begins at 5pm pm Thursday, Sept. 7th

 Wilson Active Artists Association is a vital part of the eastern Carolina arts community. They are a talented diverse group who are all productive artists. Wilson Active Artists Association has been in existence for over 50 years and boasts 75 members.


Sept. 28 – Oct. 29, 2017: GAYLE BLACKERBY: My Parallel Universe: Abstract Paintings; Reception Begins at 5pm Thursday, Sept. 28th

 Blackerby originates her colorful abstractions both from nature and free improvisation. She fearlessly travels with her painterly inventions with brush and color until she has a pictorial statement. Click here to view press release.


Nov. 2 – Dec. 10, 2017: DONNA HODGINS: Lens on Israel by Israeli-American Photographer; Reception Begins at 5pm Thursday, Nov 2nd

Israel is ancient, 3226 years old, and in evidence everywhere there. Its advancements in the modern and contemporary world since its statehood in 1948 are remarkable and the old and new are beautifully expressed in Hodgin’s photographs.




Jan. 18 – Feb. 22, 2018: GRACE LI WANG: Radiance in Nature: Recent Paintings Reception Begins at 5pm Thursday Jan 18th 2018

International expressionist painter, Grace Li Wang finds focal point in the sun and her paintbrush carries her across colorful landscape, table, and sea. She also creates colorful portrait works, moved by the emotions inspired by nature.




March 8 – April 8, 2018: KITTIE DEEMER and DELPHINE PELLER: Patterns of Growth: Youthful Felons to Green Saplings; Reception Begins at 5pm Thursday, March 8th

 Two friends exhibiting together: Deemer, a peerless watercolorist, paints enigmatic portraits of young felons from yesteryear and Peller uses a mixed media patchwork to celebrate our natural company of trees.


April 5 – May 24, 2018: CIVIC GALLERY: “Come Fly With Me” Hollister Elementary School makes mosaic butterflies with resident artist Karen Lynch Harley

Artist/Teacher Karen Lynch Harley is awarded a resident artist grant to teach mosaic technique to elementary students; the gallery will feature the variety of projects expressing the flight of butterflies.


April 12 – May 13, 2018: ERIC McRAY: Recent Abstract Paintings; Reception Begins at 5pm Thursday, April 12th

McRay is one of the Triangle’s most celebrated artists. Known for his popular jazz paintings, McRay has recently re-committed his creative energy to abstract expressionist painting.


Gallery hours are Monday–Friday, 9 am – 5 pm and Saturdays 9 am – noon.

To contact Gallery Director Everett Adelman, e-mail or phone 252-985-5268.