Monday morning arts news, April 25


Monday, April 25


• The Crafts Center: Summer crafts class registration is open to everyone beginning at 9 a.m. today.

Tuesday, April 26 through Saturday, April 30

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Visit your museum! There are three exhibitions currently open at the Gregg: the trompe l’oeil ceramics of Eric Serritella, photographs of Indian threshold drawings by Martha Strawn, and collages by NC State College of Design alumnus Frank Lee Craig. Galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, April 27

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Yoga in the Garden. Free, but registration is required. 10 a.m.

Thursday, April 28

• NC State LIVE: Martha Redbone Roots Project. For their last Stewart Theatre concert of spring semester, NC State LIVE brings back Martha Redbone and her unique blend of Kentucky folk and blues mixed with the grit of pre-gentrified Brooklyn. 8 p.m.


• Music of Hope: Recital to Benefit Ukraine. Olga Kleiankina will be joined by her piano students from the Dept. of Music to present a concert to benefit Sunflower of Peace. Saturday, April 30 at 6 p.m. at Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex. See details on the Facebook event page.

• The annual Art2Wear student-organized runway show, presented by the College of Design, takes place in Stewart Theatre on Wednesday, April 27 at 7 p.m. Learn more and get your tickets.

• Will you be in the New York area in late May-early June? The Next Festival of Emerging Artists returns to live, in-person events for 2022. Peter Askim, director of orchestral studies in the Dept. of Music, is the founder and artistic director of Next Fest.

• New this summer at the Crafts Center: Break to Make, a series of two-hour classes created for NC State faculty and staff. Take a break in your day and make something wonderful. See the eight classes; registration opens on April 25 at 9 a.m.

• The second NC State Crowdfunding project is underway and includes two arts projects: Dance Student Research and Choreography, and Power Sound of the South Drumline Equipment. This fundraising effort runs through May 13.


• Technician: Virtual annual Student Art Sale puts NC State on the map. Technician writer Emily Cooney talks with Amy Sawyers-Williams about the 2022 Student Art Sale.

• NPR: Ukrainian band DakhaBrakha delivers an urgent message to U.S. audiences. Folks still talk about DahkaBraka’s Nov. 2014 concert presented by NC State LIVE. Good news: they will be back for the 2022-23 series in Stewart Theatre on Friday, Oct. 21 (save the date!).

• Technician: Eric Serritella’s ‘Trompe l’Oeil Ceramics’ art exhibition relays meaningful message. Technician writer Olivia Winston interviews artist Eric Serritella about the hyperrealistic ceramic sculptures he creates, now on display at the Gregg Museum.

• New York Times: Review: ‘For Colored Girls’ Returns, Leading With Joy. The Times reviewer praises the new production of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf, directed and choreographed by Camille A. Brown (NC State LIVE, Feb. 2017) with music by Martha Redbone (NC State LIVE, Nov. 2013 and again this Thursday). Fun fact: the national tour of the original production of For Colored Girls was presented in Stewart Theatre in 1979.

• Walter Magazine: 15 Outdoor Concerts Coming this Summer. LIVE @ Lake Raleigh gets a shout-out from Walter. Next up: high-energy Latin fusion from Tumbao.

• Technician: Take a look at Hindu representation through Gregg Museum’s new exhibit. Technician writer Dhwani Shah visits the Gregg exhibition of photographs by Martha Strawn.

• Technician: Fault Lines Exhibit at NCMA brings awareness to global environmental issues. Technician writer Emily Cooney highlights a new NC Museum of Art exhibition that explores humanity’s relationship to the environment. College students can get free tickets, Wednesdays through Fridays, from 3 to 5 p.m. (advance reservation required).

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