Monday morning arts news, April 1


• Crafts Center: Dominick Rapone: Nature’s Whispers. The exhibition runs through April 22.

Monday, April 1

• Crafts Center: Registration for summer crafts classes begins today for current NC State students (Monday, April 8 for everyone else). Please review the new registration process in advance.

• University Theatre: UT hosts Sips and Scripts. Playwright sign-up begins at 5 p.m., readings begin at 6 p.m. Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre.

Tuesday, April 2 through Saturday, April 6

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Four exhibitions are currently runningLeading by Design celebrates the 75th anniversary of the NC State College of Design. Selections from the Collections features a sampling of the many different kinds of pieces in the Gregg collection. The Art of John Mark Hall is an exhibition of photographs drawn from some of Hall’s favorite works. Material Messages: The Tales That Textiles Tell showcases the power of color, pattern, motif, weaving, dyeing, embroidery and appliqué. Galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, April 4

• NC State LIVE: First free LIVE @ Lake Raleigh concert of the season, featuring Charly Lowry. Food trucks at 5 p.m., concert at 6 p.m.

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Guest curator tour of Material Messages with Precious Lovell. 6 p.m.

• Department of Performing Arts and Technology: State Dance Company spring concert (day 1 of 2). 7 p.m. Stewart Theatre.

• University Theatre: Opening night of Ada and the Engine (day 1 of 9). 7:30 p.m. Titmus Theatre.

Friday, April 5

• Crafts Center: Mindful Crafts with the Pack. The Crafts Center is partnering with Prevention Services to provide a drop-in space for students. Noon to 2 p.m.

• Department of Performing Arts and Technology: Instrument Yard Sale. The department will be selling used marching band and British brass band instruments, including alto saxophones, clarinets, cornets, trombones and trumpets. 2 to 6 p.m. Price Music Center, room 120.

• Department of Performing Arts and Technology: State Dance Company spring concert (day 2 of 2). 7 p.m. Stewart Theatre.

• University Theatre: Ada and the Engine (day 2 of 9). 7:30 p.m. Titmus Theatre.

Saturday, April 6

University Theatre: Ada and the Engine (day 3 of 9). 7:30 p.m. Titmus Theatre.

Sunday, April 7

University Theatre: Ada and the Engine (day 4 of 9). 2 p.m. Titmus Theatre.

Department of Performing Arts and Technology: Raleigh Civic Symphony concert. 4 p.m. Stewart Theatre.

• The Gregg Museum of Art & Design and the College of Design have added a closing reception (April 11, 6 to 8 p.m.) for the Leading by Design exhibition. Registration is required, and the deadline is today, April 1.

• The Gregg Museum is accepting applications for paid student internships. The deadline is Monday, April 8 at 9 a.m. See all details.

• Summer job: Artspace, a nonprofit visual arts center located in downtown Raleigh, seeks applicants for a nine-week position as camp coordinator in summer 2024. Application deadline: April 5.

• Triangle ArtWorks is accepting applications for a paid three-month summer internship. The deadline is Friday, April 12 at 11:59 p.m. See all details.

• The deadline for Creative Artist Award submissions in dance and music is Monday, April 15. The award recognizes original work created by NC State students and is open to any currently enrolled, full-time student.

• Crafting Resilience: Stamp making. Join Prevention Services and NC State University Libraries for experiential opportunities to engage in self-care through crafting. Tuesday, April 2, 2 p.m. at D.H. Hill Jr. Library.

• The Nonprofit Studies Minor program hosts a documentary screening of the film UnCharitable. Tuesday, April 2 at 4 p.m. Caldwell Hall, room G107.

• The NC State University Libraries presents Femme Beat-Making Night, an opportunity to create beats and explore music by women and nonbinary artists. Tuesday, April 2 at 5:30 p.m. in the audio rooms at  Hunt Library.

• April Showers Bring Paper Flowers: UAB hosts an event to make origami flowers and enjoy mocktails. Tuesday, April 2, 6 to 8 p.m. Talley Student Union, room 4280.

• Documentary Film Screening: We Will Speak. The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers returns to NC State with a documentary about urgent revitalization efforts to help save the Cherokee language from extinction. Members of the film’s production team, including directors and producers, will be present for a post-screening discussion. Tuesday, April 2 at 7 p.m. Hill Library auditorium.

• WKNC’s Local Lunch Live, showcasing student performers, will run weekly on Wednesdays at noon through April 24 at The Corner on Centennial Campus. Bring your lunch or check out the food trucks.

• Dr. Emily Meineke will give an informal talk titled “Exploring the World of Insects Through Art: A Creative Approach to Education,” followed by discussion. Wednesday, April 3, 12 to 2 p.m. in room 2312N in the Faculty Research Commons of Hill Library. Emily was a graduate student at NC State where she began to partner with artists. She now works at UC Davis where she has innovated bold new art/science partnerships in the context of insects.

• Creative Journaling: The NC State University Libraries presents a wellness workshop. Wednesday, April 3 at 3 p.m. Fishbowl Forum at Hill Library.

• Info Session: Advanced Critical and Creative Thinking Certificate. Learn about NC State’s newest undergraduate offering, and why employers want critical and creative thinking skills in the age of artificial intelligence. Wednesday, April 3 at 3:30 p.m. Talley Student Union, room 4280.

• Be sure to check out the NC State LIVE lineup of events taking place on and around campus during the Small Island Big Song artist residency, April 8-12. This collective of Indigenous musicians comes from island nations in the Pacific and Indian Oceans – Taiwan, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Madagascar, Mauritius, Easter Island (Chile) – where they are on the front lines of climate change. The musicians have joined with filmmakers, oceanographers, scientists and artists to create a week of extraordinary events. The residency will come to a celebratory close with a concert by Small Island Big Song in Stewart Theatre on Friday, April 12 at 7:30pm.

• Roundabout: The People Behind the Personas. NC State Student Media writer Katherine Wan interviewed cast and crew members of University Theatre’s February production of Jekyll & Hyde. Photos by Emily Peedin.

• Technician: The work of George Matsumoto. Technician writers Savannah Woodman and Lucy Roseman report on the life and work of George Matsumoto, a Japanese American architect who was a professor of architecture at NC State from 1948 to 1961. Not noted in the article: the model of Matsumoto House in Raleigh is on display at the Gregg Museum (Leading by Design) through April 13. Fun fact: the Matsumoto House was the home of Dr. Banks Talley Jr. and his family from 1961-1974.

• Technician: NC State’s got a new class for Swifties. Technician writer Riya Kannan discovers a new honors seminar devoted to Taylor Swift. Arts intern John Craven is quoted.

• Technician: Sing us a song, they’re the Caldwell piano men. Technician writers Koen Rodabaugh and Riya Kannan unveil a new music hub on campus: the Caldwell Hall lounge.

• Technician: APISAA kickoff showcases future events honoring heritage. Technician writers Elizabeth Dull and Amelia Russell report on an event that gives a platform to artists of Asian American backgrounds.

See a two-month list of campus arts events and exhibitions, posted on the first day of each month.