If your New Year’s resolution is to enjoy more art and music in 2020, the GreenHill Center for North Carolina Art has you covered.

The gallery has several shows and events planned in early 2020 and one is coming up this weekend. On Friday, Jan. 3, the downtown Greensboro gallery will feature the music of Hokum Pokum from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The band, as the name sort of indicates, celebrates the great string and jug band traditions of the 1920’s and 1930’s. According to promotional material from GreenHill about the event, Hokum Pokum “engages the crowd in a lively show with washboard rhythms providing the backdrop for spirited guitar, mandolin, and banjo, combined with vocals,” and the gallery promises the show will be “A little bit of history and a lot of fun!”

The gallery and show are open to the public and free that evening – but unfortunately the drinks cost money. There will be a cash bar and, also, donations are appreciated.

On display during the event is the gallery’s Winter Show, which will be on view until Friday, Jan. 17. It includes works by artists such as Asheville-based painter Michael Barringer and Bakersville glass artist Courtney Dodd.

Also on display until Jan. 17 is the work of local high school students who won a contest GreenHill held. The gallery asked middle and high school students across Guilford County to imagine how they could represent the experience of peace in artwork – and over a hundred high schoolers did so. The winning works are on display.

Starting in February, the gallery will be working with even younger artists through its Young Artists Kollective (YAK) program, which is “an interactive themed-based educational program where young artists problem-solve, use exciting new art materials, look at and learn about art and artists and meet fellow artists.”

The theme in 2020 is “a celebration of the seasons through art.” YAK meetings run from 4 to 5:15 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month for K-2nd graders, and on the second Tuesday of the month for 3rd-6th graders. Each four-month session – which includes one meeting per month – is $35. More info on that offering can be found online at greenhillnc.org/yak.