Monday morning arts news, April 4



• The Crafts Center: Davis Choun: Pattern Assemblage. LAST CHANCE: Don’t miss this cool exhibition of pieces by College of Design young alum Davis Choun, a process-oriented artist who works with many different discarded or everyday materials, most notably, clothespins. Through April 9.

Tuesday, April 5 through Saturday, April 9

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Visit your museum! Frank Lee Craig – Near Distance is open in the historic residence, and Across the Threshold of India – Photographs by Martha Strawn is now open in the Black-Sanderson Gallery. Galleries open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, April 5

• Dept. of Music: Chamber Ensemble Recital. Brickyard Brass and the Woodwind Quintet present their spring recital. Price Music Center, Room 110. Free. 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 6 through Sunday, April 10

• University Theatre: Week 2 of The SpongeBob Musical. Most performances in the first week of the run were sold-out, so don’t put off getting your tickets. Titmus Theatre. See show dates and times.

Thursday, April 7

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

• NC State LIVE and Centennial Campus: LIVE @ Lake Raleigh is back! Free outdoor concerts. First up: The Collection, indie pop born in Saxapahaw. Food trucks at 5 p.m., concert at 6 p.m. Learn everything.

Thursday, April 7 and Friday, April 8

• Dance Program: State Dance Company. The spring concert program includes the premiere of a work by ADF instructor Tracey Durbin, a new screendance by dance faculty member Autumn Mist Belk, and pieces by Atlanta-based choreographer Kassandra Taylor Newberry, dance faculty member Joan Nicholas-Walker, and State Dance Company alumna Jenna Finkelstein. The concert includes Dance Program director Tara Mullins’ newest work, which highlights how inaccurate representations of State Dance Company in concert women of the Old Testament/Torah are used to control a political and social agenda. Tickets online. Stewart Theatre. 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 9

• Dept. of Music: NC State Jazz Orchestra. Wes Parker conducts a program of big band jazz. Tickets online. Stewart Theatre. 7 p.m.

Sunday, April 10

• Dept. of Music: Raleigh Civic Symphony. Peter Askim conducts a program of music by American composers, including Aaron Copland’s Rodeo, a new piece from Indian-American composer Anuj Bhutani based on the novel All the Light We Cannot See, and the live premiere of Grammy nominee Chris Cerrone’s What Divine Instrument. Tickets online. Stewart Theatre. 4 p.m.


• Just announced: Arts NC State and Centennial Campus are presenting a free lecture by filmmaker and Grammy-nominated record producer Max Langstaff, who will take you on a magical mystery tour inside Abbey Road studios with Sir George Martin in search of Sgt. Pepper – the band, the songs, and the myth. Who are the Beatles? Where did they come from, and do they still matter? Tuesday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at Hunt Library.

• The aerial dancers of Bandaloop have performed on the NC State LIVE series on two seasons, most recently for the grand reopening of Talley Student Union in Sept. 2015. On Friday, they were in Raleigh to perform at the grand opening of the new 301 Hillsborough building in downtown Raleigh. See video on YouTube.

• The African American Cultural Center presents work by artist Ajani Anderson, in a new exhibition titled Folk Nouveau: Myth, Magic and Resistance. Anderson’s work focuses on how myth and magic through storytelling are not only poetic but are an act of resistance and existence for Black communities. Opens April 5.

• The 2022 Student Art Sale is approaching. Mark your calendar for Friday, April 15 at noon.


• Technician: Behind the scenes at University Theatre: Director Mia Self. Technician writer Noah Buck interviews Mia Self, director of The SpongeBob Musical.

• Technician: Artist residency crosses disciplines to inspire all students. Technician writer Jameson Wolf looks back at the January Arts NC State residency with artist Clarence Heyward.

• Walter Magazine: An Old Soul: Singer-Songwriter Charly Lowry. Writer David Menconi interviews North Carolina artist Charly Lowry, who performed for one of the NC State LIVE concerts in the parking lot in April 2021.

• Technician: NC-based pottery artist Amanda Bury shares food for thought. We missed (until now) Technician writer Mai Listokin’s February interview with potter Amanda Bury, who made a presentation at the Crafts Center in January.

• Technician: NC State graduate Casey Allen illustrates human experience in new single ‘Get Right for You.’ Technician writer Karsyn Westerbeek interviews NC State alumnus Casey Allen, who is building a career as a professional musician.

• Technician: NC State’s Thandav team honors Indian classical dance. Technician writer Dhwani Shah highlights a competitive Indian classical dance team composed of NC State students.

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