Monday morning arts news, December 14


Monday, December 14

• Gregg Museum: Windhover (NC State’s literary and art magazine) and the Gregg partner on two livestream events titled “Empowering Artists: From the Classroom to the Gallery.” At noon, join a tour of the quarantine workspace of mixed-medium visual artist Heike Schneider, hosted on the Windhover Instagram page. At 6pm, visit the Gregg Instagram page for a talk and tour with photographer Noah Baldwin and Windhover editor Xenna Smith. Baldwin is a May 2020 NC State graduate, and recipient of the 2018 Arts NC State Creative Artist Award in music.

Tuesday, December 15

• Gregg Museum: Galleries open 10am-5pm. Free timed ticket required.

• University Theatre: Strictly Speaking series. Eric Woodall, Broadway casting director, resident Broadway director of Mamma Mia!, and producing artistic director of North Carolina Theatre. 6pm.

Wednesday, December 16

• Gregg Museum: Galleries open 10am-5pm. Free timed ticket required.

Thursday, December 17

• Gregg Museum: Galleries open 10am-5pm. Free timed ticket required.

• Gregg Museum: Virtual guided tour of exhibitions at the Gregg, hosted by staff member Christina Wytko. Registration required. 4pm.

Friday, December 18

• Gregg Museum: Galleries open 10am-5pm. Free timed ticket required.

Monday, December 21

• Not an arts event, but you don’t want to miss this: The Great Conjunction of 2020. It will be the closest visible conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in 800 years.

Tuesday, December 22

• Gregg Museum: Galleries open 10am-5pm. Free timed ticket required.

Wednesday, December 23

• Gregg Museum: Galleries open 10am-5pm, the last day until January 5. Free timed ticket required. Final day for All Is Possible – Mary Ann Scherr’s Legacy in Metal.

See the latest schedules at

December 17: Women’s basketball. Wake Forest. Reynolds Coliseum. 7pm.
December 19: Men’s basketball. Campbell. PNC Arena. 4pm.
December 20: Women’s basketball. Duke. Reynolds Coliseum. 4pm.
December 22: Men’s basketball. North Carolina. PNC Arena. 9pm.
December 30: Men’s basketball. Boston College. PNC Arena. 8pm.


• Create Over Break: Spring semester brings the annual Creative Artist Awards and Student Art Sale – and the chance for NC State students to win prizes of $500.

• Enjoy a new recording from Ladies in Red! NC State’s student-led female a cappella group recorded their arrangement of LSD’s “Thunderclouds” (remotely, of course) during the fall 2020 semester.

• Since 2004, globalFEST has been an invaluable resource for NC State LIVE. The flagship festival takes place every January in conjunction with the APAP booking conference in New York City, and is North America’s most important world music industry event. It’s been a godsend for presenting organizations with modest budgets (like NC State LIVE), offering an opportunity to experience a curated multi-stage concert of remarkable emerging artists from around the world. In November, globalFEST announced it would be partnering with NPR to present a four-night online festival in January 2021 hosted by African superstar Angélique Kidjo, that would include four alumni performers. The globalFEST alumni performers were announced on December 11, and all four (plus the host!) have performed on our series at NC State. The newly announced artists include Ukrainian avant-folk group DakhaBrakha, Tunisian born experimentalist Emel Mathlouthi, Afro-Indigenous vocalist and songwriter Martha Redbone, and visionary Malian singer Rokia Traoré. Mark your calendars. This is going to be awesome.

• Have you registered for a spring 2020 crafts class?


• NC State Music: Emma Nussman receives Masini scholarship for leadership in marching band and beyond. The Masini scholarship – the largest music scholarship offered at NC State – is awarded this year to a senior majoring in genetics and minoring in music performance and psychology.

• Indy Week: Lormarev Jones’s “My Geriatric Uterus” Is Handmade and Personal. University Theatre’s Lormarev Jones premiered her “exhilarating” show at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival in 2019. It is available on-demand via Vimeo through the end of December.

• NC State Music: NC artist’s unique handcrafted guitars tell a powerful story. Department of Music lecturer Will Boone is a musician and an ethnomusicologist who teaches courses on the history of popular music at NC State. He collaborated with the Music Maker Relief Foundation to help tell the story of luthier Freeman Vines.

• Dance Magazine: Meet the 2020 Dance Magazine Award Honorees. Camille A. Brown’s company performed Black Girl: Linguistic Play as part of the 2016-17 NC State LIVE season.

• NC State Global Engagement: NC State Graduate Assistants Win NAFSA TLS Case Study Competition. Samantha Sillaman is pursuing a master’s degree in higher education administration from the College of Education and is the graduate assistant for the Arts Village. Sillaman was one of the NC State winners in the case study competition at the recent Region VII conference of NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

• Gregg Museum: The latest addition to the Gregg. At their annual purchase party, the Friends of the Gregg selected a new work by King Nobuyoshi Godwin to add to the Gregg collection.

• The Washington Post: Best classical music of 2020. Lisa Bielawa, composer of the Department of Music’s “Brickyard Broadcast” that premiered in November, was selected for the Post’s top ten list in classical music for 2020.

And with that… the unprecedented fall semester of 2020 is a wrap. Enjoy the holiday break, stay safe, wear your face covering, wash your hands often, and look forward to more amazing arts events in spring 2021.