Monday morning arts news, August 23


Tuesday, August 24 through Saturday, August 28

• Gregg Museum: Visit your museum! Galleries open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The summer Silent Film Celebration continues through August 27, with films running in a loop during museum hours, featuring “Silent Slapstick” in the final set of films.

Wednesday, August 25

• NC State will host an event to recognize members of the Pullen Society, individuals who invest in the future of the university through planned gifts. Students in the State Dance Company will perform, and Amy Sawyers-Williams with arts outreach and engagement will organize a pop-up gallery to showcase artwork created by NC State students.

Thursday, August 26

• Music: All Music Showcase. In partnership with the student club All Music People (AMP), the Department of Music presents a showcase highlighting many of the music-focused organizations and academic opportunities on campus. Stafford Commons. Rain date: August 27. 6 to 8 p.m.

• Live music returns to Stewart Theatre on August 26 and 28 when the Quadrivium Project – NC State’s faculty rock band – plays music of Genesis and Pink Floyd. 8 p.m.

Friday, August 27

• Dance Program: Contemporary Dance with Tracey Durbin. This free master class equips dancers with a strong, technical foundation while focusing on lowering the center of gravity and syncopating movement with a blend of Latin, modern, ballet and jazz. Registration required. Intermediate level. 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

• Gregg Museum: Last day for the summer Silent Film Celebration. Films run in a loop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Music: Becoming You. Olga Kleiankina, director of piano studies, presents a free virtual workshop with Julian Toha, a pianist and the CEO and co-founder of Oclef, an education company that uses the piano to develop self-confidence, creativity and critical thinking through schools, music and software. Learn more and register. 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 28

• Music: Four NC State a cappella ensembles hold auditions outside at Lee Park. Learn more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• It’s night two for music of Genesis and Pink Floyd when the Quadrivium Project – NC State’s faculty rock band – takes the stage in Stewart Theatre. 8 p.m.


• The Gregg Museum is expanding hours that the galleries will be open. Beginning August 28, Saturday hours resume (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). And starting September 2, the Gregg will be open until 8 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month. The adjusted schedule happens just in time for the newest exhibition, Crossed Kalunga by the Stars and Other Acts of Resistance. The first section of this exhibition will open on August 31, with the full exhibition available for viewing beginning September 28.

• The Arts NC State Fall 2021 Curricular Connection Guide is now online. View class connections for the Gregg Museum‘s current exhibitions, the Crafts Center‘s 9/11 exhibition and memorial ceremony, and performances by the Quadrivium Project (the faculty rock band) on August 26 and 28.

• Put this on your calendar: Art of Remembrance. On Saturday, September 11, the Crafts Center will host a memorial ceremony in Stewart Theatre to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The previous evening, there will be an opening reception for the Crafts Center exhibition of stunning images of the twin towers of the World Trade Center, photographed by NC State College of Design alumnus Charles Moretz.


• The News & Observer: Renovated Pullen Arts Center seeks to make arts more accessible. Peek inside new space. The city of Raleigh’s Pullen Arts Center closed to the public shortly after the Gregg Museum reopened on Hillsborough Street in 2017. After an addition and an extensive renovation, the Pullen Arts Center returns as the Gregg’s neighbor.

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