Arts Notes, Sept. 18

September 16, 2013 

‘Art’ at Little Theatre

Raleigh Little Theatre presents Yasmina Reza’s “Art,” a comedy where lines are drawn and old friends square off when one purchases a canvas that is just a pure white painting. Performances will be held at 3 or 8 p.m. through Sept. 29 at the theatre, 301 S. Pogue St., Raleigh. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $16 for seniors and students. For more information or to purchase a ticket, call 919-821-3111 or visit www.raleighlittletheatre.org.

America’s Music Series

America’s Music film and music series will be held through October at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. The upcoming schedule is:

Sept. 19 – 7 p.m. The films “International Sweethearts of Rhythm” and “Ken Burn’s Jazz: Episode 6 - Swing, The Velocity of Celebration” will be viewed and discussed.

Sept. 22 – 2 p.m. Tommy Goldsmith will discuss the use of mandolins in bluegrass music.

Sept. 25 – 6:30 p.m. Local bluegrass musicians will discuss the musical tradition.

Rock for Hope

UNC Rex Cancer Care’s Rock for Hope will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in the museum park theater at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The festival will raise awareness and support for those with cancer.

Mandolins and music

Tony Williamson and Friends present A Classic in Any Tradition: The Many Expressions of the Mandolin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The cost is $12 for members and $14 for nonmembers. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 919-715-5923.

Senior Sampler

Senior Sampler: From Head to Toe will be held Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The first session is from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with a second session from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Seniors ages 55 and older will look at proportion, shape and movement in sculpture from the Chrysler Museum and then model a small-scale figure in clay. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Registration is required at 919-715-5923.

Egypt and art

NCMA lecturer and art educator Joseph Covington will discuss Egypt and the Purposes of Art from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 919-715-5923.

Wine tasting

Raleigh Little Theatre and the N.C. Museum of Art Contemporaries will offer a wine tasting and social for young professionals at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the theatre, 301 S. Pogue St., Raleigh. The wine tasting and social will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., followed by a performance of “Art” at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for adults and $21 for seniors and students. For more information or to purchase a ticket, call 919-821-3111 or visit www.raleighlittletheatre.org.

Lunch and Lecture

Lunch and Lecture: Masterworks from the Chrysler Museum will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Curator David Steel will discuss works from the Chrysler Museum in Virginia that are on loan to the NCMA. Discussion will be followed by a catered lunch at the Iris restaurant. The cost is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Registration is required at 919-715-5923.

Call for fiction

The Piedmont Laureate program is accepting applications from authors of short fiction for 2014.

Authors must be residents of Wake, Alamance, Durham or Orange counties. The Laureate will receive a stipend of $6,500 and serve for one year. Laureate activities include readings, workshops and creative writing and literature promotions.

The deadline for applications is 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. For more information or to apply, visit www.piedmontlaureate.com.

Bluegrass festival

The International Bluegrass Music Association’s Wide Open Bluegrass festival will be held Sept. 27-28 in downtown Raleigh. The event will feature music, a music expo, a public street fair and the N.C. Whole Hog Barbecue State Championship. The festival is part of the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass 2013, which takes place Sept. 24-28 and includes a business conference and the IBMA awards. Tickets start at $40 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.bluegrassfanfest.org.

Book signing

Karen Matthews will read her children’s book “The Legend of Lizard Lick: A North Carolina Folktale” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at NoFo at The Pig Café and Gift Shop, 2014 Fairview Road, Raleigh. A book signing will follow the reading.

Porsche lecture

Acclaimed automotive journalist Ken Gross will discuss Porsche’s innovative designs at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The lecture is free, but a ticket from the box office is required. For more information, call 919-715-5923.

Whitley at Roundabout

An opening reception for Mary Page Whitley’s paintings, called North Carolina Mountain Magic, will be held at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at Roundabout Art Collective, 305 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-747-9495.

Harp guitar

Andy Kasab will perform eclectic American and world music with a harp guitar at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-870-4000.

Call for artists

The city of Raleigh seeks artists or artist teams experienced in streetscape public art to work as art consultants for the Hillsborough Street Streetscape Phase II project. The design team artist will assist the project design team in concept and plan development for art and aesthetic integration for the overall project.

Qualifications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11. For application guidelines, visit www.raleighnc.gov/arts and search for “artist calls.” For more information, contact Kim Curry-Evans, public art coordinator for the Office of Raleigh Arts, at 919-996-4688 or kim.curry-evans@raleighnc.gov.

Harp guitar

Andy Kasab will perform eclectic American and world music with a harp guitar at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.

Membership drive

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy will hold a membership drive from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at CAM Raleigh, 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh. The film “Appalachian Impressions” will be screened, followed by guest speakers. There is a suggested donation of $30 per ticket, and children 13 and younger get in free. For more information or purchase a ticket, visit www.appalachiantrail.org/journey.

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