Arts Notes, June 12

June 11, 2013 

Sunday in the Park

The Sunday in the Park free concert series will continue at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 15, at Pullen Park, 520 Ashe Ave., Raleigh. Spanish music and Nuevo flamenco ensemble Ed Stephenson and the Paco Band will perform. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Raleigh seeks artists

The city of Raleigh is seeking artists or artist teams to provide site-specific public art for the Downtown Remote Operations Facility located near Capital Boulevard and Interstate 440. The facility will house units of the city’s Parks and Recreation and Public Works departments.

The selection process will have two rounds. First, a panel will evaluate the artists’ qualifications based on artistic merit, place-making experience, collaborative public art processes, project management experience and technical expertise. Three artists will be selected for second-round interviews.

Artists must submit qualifications by 5 p.m. Friday, July 26. For application guidelines, visit www.raleighnc.gov/arts. For more information, contact public art coordinator Kim Curry-Evans at 919-996-4688 or kim.curry-evans@raleighnc.gov.

Baseball art at Cameron Village library

Art by Pete Sack will be on display for the month of June at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Sack reinterprets old baseball cards using watercolor and oil paint.

June artists at ArtSource

Craig Gurganus and Diana Barnes will be June’s featured artists at ArtSource Fine Art Gallery and Framing, 4351-101 The Circle at North Hills, Raleigh.

NCSU Summer Theatrefest

N.C. State University will hold its Summer Theatrefest through June 30 at Frank Thompson Hall, 2241 E. Dunn Ave., Raleigh. Performances of “Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got the Will” will be held June14. Performances of “Murder at the Howard Johnson’s” will be held June 13, 15, 16, 19, 22 and 23. Finally, performances of “Black Coffee” will be held June 20, 21, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. and matinees are at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $16 for adults, $14 for seniors and students, and $5 for NCSU students. Reservations are required. Tickets can be purchased at the box office by calling 919-515-1100 or online at www.ncsu.edu/ticketcentral.

Caribbean drumming

A Caribbean and West African percussion class will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug.28 at the Eastgate Park Community Center, 4200 Quail Hollow Drive, Raleigh. Students will learn basic drumming techniques, styles and rhythms. Admission is free, and registration is required at reclink.raleighnc.gov.

Raleigh Film Festival screenings

The Raleigh Film Festival will hold its monthly screenings of films by local and national independent directors from 7 to 10 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Mosaic Wine Lounge, 517 W. Jones St., Raleigh. Screenings will also be held from 7:30 to 11 p.m. the second Friday of each month at Club Phantom, 1505 Capital Blvd., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-926-8642 or email raleighfilmfestival@gmail.com.

Make It, Take It: Clay Creations

Make It, Take It: Clay Creations is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Watch regional potters and work a little clay of your own.

Outdoor films at NCMA

The N.C. Museum of Art will screen outdoor films June through September at Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Theater, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh.

“Life of Pi” – 9 p.m. Friday, June 14

“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” – 9 p.m. Friday, June 21

“Skyfall” – 9 p.m. Saturday, June 22

“Madagascar 3” – 9 p.m. Friday, June 28

“Silver Linings Playbook” – 9 p.m. Friday, July 19

“Argo” – 9 p.m. Saturday, July 20

“Cars” – 9 p.m. Friday, July 26

“Drive” – 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2

“Glory” – 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9

“Lincoln” – 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10

“Moonrise Kingdom” – 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16

“Vertigo” – 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23

“The Big Lebowski” – 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7

Tickets are free for NCMA members and $5 for nonmembers. For more information, visit www.ncartmuseum.org.

Jazz concert

An outdoor jazz concert is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 16, in the Louise Stephenson Amphitheatre at Raleigh Little Theatre, 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. Performers include Director of Jazz Studies at Northern Illinois University, Dr. Ronald Carter; singer Demetria Carter; Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble; and the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at www.raleighlittletheatre.org.

Raleigh Drum Circle

The Raleigh Drum Circle meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month. The next session will be Monday, June 17, at the boathouse at Lake Johnson Park, 4601 Avent Ferry Road, Raleigh. Loaner drums will be available. The cost is $5 per person or $10 per family.

Open mic night

Time to Shine, an open mic night for adult performers with developmental or physical disabilities, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Method Road Community Center, 514 Method Road, Raleigh. Registration is required at reclink.raleighnc.gov. For more information, call Meredith Homlotis at 919-996-2149.

Wine tasting to benefit VAE

A summer wine tasting and fundraiser will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Visual Art Exchange Galleries, 309 W. Martin St., Raleigh. The event will also feature heavy hors d’oeuvres from Empire Eats restaurants, a chance to meet artists and a raffle for an N.C. getaway or landscaping services. The cost is $20 for VAE members and $25 for nonmembers. Proceeds will benefit VAE’s program for artists. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.tasteofsummervae.eventbrite.com.

Artist at Work: Bob Meier

Bob Meier of Doe Ridge Pottery will demonstrate the art of turning clay on a wheel from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. He will make pottery with contemporary designs.

Free concert at Red Hat venue

Red Hat will hold a free concert from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at the Red Hat Amphitheater, 500 S. McDowell St., Raleigh. Alternative rockers Silversun Pickups will headline. The concert will be held in celebration of Red Hat’s one-year anniversary sponsorship of the downtown concert venue and serves as a thank-you to the downtown Raleigh community. For more information, visit www.redhatamphitheater.com.

Raleigh Festival Orchestra concert

The Raleigh Festival Orchestra will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Millbrook High School, 2201 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh. The concert will feature works from Strauss, Beethoven, Dvorak and Mozart and an original piece from composer Joseph House.

The Raleigh Festival Orchestra is a student-founded and student-run program for students who want to play music during the summer with an ensemble. Donations will be accepted to help continue the orchestra. For more information, call 919-696-2132 or go to raleighorchestra.wix.com/home.

Porsche show coming to museum

Tickets are on sale to the N.C. Museum of Art’s first-ever design show, “Porsche By Design: Seducing Speed,” which opens Oct. 12.

The exhibition will feature more than 20 Porsche cars, including Janis Joplin’s psychedelic Porsche Type 356C Cabriolet, Steve McQueen’s iconic Porsche Speedster and a rare Type 804 Formula One race car. The museum is also releasing a series of short-format videos featuring interviews with Porsche collectors, including Jay Leno. The videos include archival images of the Porsche family, a close look at signature design details and footage of historic car races.

Tickets are $18 for adults; $15 for seniors, military, groups of 10 or more and college students with ID; $12 for ages 7-18; and free for others. Tickets are available through ncartmuseum.org/buy-tickets/ or 919-715-5923.

Senior communities outreach program

A free outreach program for senior communities titled From Here to There: Celebrating the Art of Travel will be offered October through January by the N.C. Museum of Art. Participants will discuss the art of travel in paintings and sculptures and create postcards. To schedule a visit to your facility, call Diana Phillips at 919-664-6779.

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