Monday, April 5
• NC State LIVE: Seven-time Grammy Award-winner Arturo O’Farrill makes a virtual presentation on the topic of “Jazz as Global Citizenry” for the University Scholars Forum.
• University Theatre: Out Loud series. Join Mia Self for a reading of Umoja by LaDarrion Williams (Part 1 of 2). A group of seniors set out to create a club for Black excellence group called “UMOJA” on a predominantly white college campus. But when their petition is sidelined by racial tension and controversy, the students must share their truth and some of their deepest secrets. 7pm.
Tuesday, April 6
• University Theatre: How to Theatre series. Goldwork and Fabric Embellishment. Join Adrienne McKenzie to explore the history of goldwork and its application on garments throughout time. This IN-PERSON session is open to NC State students only. Registration is limited to eight students per class. 4:30pm.
• University Theatre: Strictly Speaking. North Carolina native Emily Tadlock used her academic background in communications, theatre and journalism to build a career as a TV news anchor in Maine. She recently traded her on-air heels for steel-toed boots as she transferred her skills to become the communications lead for a major construction company. 6pm.
Wednesday, April 7
• Dance Program Lunchbox Series: The hierarchy of curricula within university dance departments. Join faculty members and professional artists Christal Brown, Robin Gee, Francine Ott and Clarice Young in a conversation about the hierarchy of dance practice within their own college educations, as well as within the departments in which they currently work. These virtual conversations are free and open to all. Program at noon; registration closes at 10am.
• University Theatre: Out Loud series. Join Mia Self for a reading of Umoja by LaDarrion Williams (Part 2 of 2). A group of seniors set out to create a club for Black excellence group called “UMOJA” on a predominantly white college campus. But when their petition is sidelined by racial tension and controversy, the students must share their truth and some of their deepest secrets. 7pm.
Thursday, April 8
• Gregg Museum: Virtual film screening and the NC State premiere of All the Possibilities . . . Reflections on a Painting by Vernon Pratt. NC State film studies professor Marsha Gordon and architect Louis Cherry’s 16-minute documentary is a meditation on Vernon Pratt’s most ambitious painting, a 1,400 square foot systematic abstraction completed in 1982 but exhibited for the first time at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design in 2018. The film features a percussive score by Rich Holly, executive director for the arts at NC State, inspired by the painting’s mathematical formulas. Following the screening, Gordon, Cherry and Holly will be joined by William Dodge, founder and director of the Vernon Pratt Project, for an online panel discussion. Live via Zoom; registration is required. 4pm.
• University Theatre: How to Theatre. Welding. Join Dave Jensen and Mike White in a virtual session to learn the basics of cutting and welding for theatre. 4:30pm.
• NC State LIVE @ the Lot presents a drive-in concert by Violet Bell. Led by the duo Lizzy Ross and Omar Ruiz-Lopez, this genre-defying band blends pop sensibilities with folk traditions. Gates and food trucks at 5:30pm, concert at 6:30pm. Details and gate passes at go.ncsu.edu/liveatthelot.
• University Theatre: Strictly Speaking. Abby Tutorow is a field service engineer for ETC (Electronic Theatre Controls), an international leader in events lighting technology for the theatrical, entertainment and architectural lighting industry. 6pm.
Friday, April 9
• NC State LIVE: Spring social justice residency with Culture Mill and guests. NC State LIVE is partnering with El Pueblo to offer a two-part workshop on restorative justice and community building. Open to all. Friday, April 9, 5:30-8:30pm and Saturday, April 10, 12-4pm. Learn more and register.
• University Theatre: UT Revisited. Reconnect with the company members of Cabaret (2019) in a one-hour interactive Zoom call. Registration required. 8pm.
CHECK. IT. OUT.
• Student internships at the Gregg: find full details and an application for fall 2021 positions. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 12 at 9am.
• Arts Spotlight: One Student, an Empty Exhibition Case, and a Huge Art Sale. The spotlight shines on senior Jennifer Clark, a fashion and textile management major who has been involved in the arts throughout her time at NC State.
• Free Voice Care Seminar: The Duke Voice Care Center is offering a free, live webinar celebrating World Voice Day on Wednesday, April 28 at 7pm via Zoom. Learn more and register online at DukeHealth.org/WorldVoiceDay.
• Beginning April 13, individuals and groups of 15 or fewer will no longer need to make reservations to visit the Gregg Museum in person. Check out the details and plan a visit to explore the exhibitions at the Gregg!
• Want to make it with your own hands? Check the last chance list for both in-person and online classes at the Crafts Center that might still have space available.
• NC State LIVE: Gate passes for spring LIVE @ the Lot concerts are on sale now. The lineup includes Violet Bell (April 8), Charly Lowry (April 22), Jack the Radio (May 6), and Caique Vidal and Batuque (May 20). Arts NC State faculty and staff should contact Katherine Fuller directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IN THE NEWS
• DASA News: Dance Program to Highlight Immigration Stories from Students, Faculty and Staff. Learn about the Against the Railing project and explore the stories in a new digital project created by DASA Marketing and Communications.
• NC State News: NC State’s Third Churchill Scholar Steps Toward a Bright Future. Ana Sofia Uzsoy, a computer science and physics major, a Park Scholar, and member of the NC State Woodwind Ensemble, is heading to Cambridge University after earning one the most prestigious scholarships in the U.S.
• Technician: University Activities Board prepares for upcoming end-of-year events. UAB is planning both virtual and in-person events for students to participate in and celebrate the last days of classes, including the annual Wolfstock concert.
• NC State News: Who’s Leading the Pack? Get to Know WKNC 88.1. Student AnnE Ford creates videos for NC State social media channels, and recently took a spin as a guest DJ for WKNC to learn about the operation. You can also look back at this fall 2020 article about Ford’s preparation for her music minor recital.
• Technician: Polite Too Long: student’s virtual gallery on gender expectations a masterpiece in storytelling. Dani Dalton, a fourth-year student studying women and gender studies, and Meli Chaves, a Costa Rican feminist artist, created a virtual art exhibition in honor of International Women’s Day.
• Walter Magazine: 20+ Things to do in April in and around Raleigh. Scroll down to find our April 16 Student Art Sale featured. (You have marked your calendar, right?)
Are you connected with the arts programs on social media? Link to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for all at go.ncsu.edu/getsocial