Monday morning arts news, August 1


Monday, August 1

• Crafts Center: Fall 2022 crafts class registration opens today at 9 a.m. for NC State students only. Explore classes in clay, fibers, glass, jewelry and metals, lapidary, mixed media, new media, photography, and wood. Registration opens to NC State faculty, staff, and the public on Monday, Aug. 8 at 9 a.m.

Tuesday, August 2 through Saturday, August 6

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Visit your museum! Four exhibitions are now open (though the Frank Lee Craig exhibition closes on August 20). Galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. And don’t forget about the beautiful outdoor areas, including the pollinator garden (with a new sculpture in place!) and the whirligig. Wouldn’t the Gregg be a nice destination for a healthy midday walk?


• To complement our weekly NC State arts update, we’re adding a two-month list of upcoming arts events. It will appear as a news post on the Arts NC State homepage, and you can see it here.

• Former President Barack Obama has shared his summer 2022 playlist – and our own Shana Tucker has a mention as a featured artist on “Better” by the Foreign Exchange! Shana has been part of the NC State LIVE series on several occasions and will return in May 2023 for a work-in-progress showing of a new commission. Those who have been at NC State for more than a few years will recall that she was a member of the Dept. of Music staff before her time as a cellist and vocalist with Cirque du Soleil.


• NC State Giving News: Marching to the Beat of a New Drum(line). During the spring 2022 crowdfunding campaign, the Department of Music was able to raise over $15,000 in just 30 days to purchase new drums for the marching band.

• Daniel Bernard Roumain brings daring creativity to NJ Symphony series at Newark Museum of Art. Violinist and composer Daniel Bernard Roumain (aka DBR) will return to the NC State LIVE series in April 2023 for the world premiere of a new commission performed with the Raleigh Civic Symphony.

• The New York Times: The Role of Art in a Time of War. Take advantage of your NC State access to the Times to read this interesting essay.

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