Monday morning arts news, December 4


Monday, December 4

• The Crafts Center: Spring crafts class registration opens for staff, faculty and the public at 9 a.m.

• University Theatre: UT hosts Sips and Scripts. Playwright sign-up begins at 5 p.m., readings begin at 6 p.m. Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre.

Tuesday, December 5


Tuesday, December 5 through Saturday, December 9

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Three exhibitions are now openLeading by Design celebrates the 75th anniversary of the NC State College of Design. Selections from the Collections is open in the historic residence gallery spaces and features a sampling of the many different kinds of pieces in the Gregg collection. BLOW UP II: Inflatable Contemporary Art highlights the imaginative ways that air can be used as a medium to create large-scale sculptures. Galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, December 7

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Staff-guided tour of BLOW UP II: Inflatable Contemporary Art. 3 p.m.

• HANUKKAH begins at sunset.


• A new statue honoring three-time All-American basketball great David Thompson will be unveiled outside Reynolds Coliseum on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 11:30 a.m. The ceremony is open to everyone.

• The Department of Media Arts, Design and Technology (College of Design) is hosting an open house for their new virtual production studio. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6, with a formal presentation at 4 p.m. Brooks Hall 318.

• Wellness and Recreation hosts De-Stress Fest, Dec. 5 to 13. Check out the list of events planned to help students recharge and unwind during exams.

• Chancellor Randy Woodson and his wife, Susan, invite all NC State faculty and staff to The Point for their annual Holiday Open House. Friday, December 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• City Ballet’s December production of The Nutcracker in Stewart Theatre is a holiday tradition. This year’s performances (Dec. 8 and 9) include two guest artists, a current NC State student (Sam Ainley-Zoll) and a young alum (Sara Roe), both former dancers with Carolina Ballet.

• Summer Internship: United Arts places undergraduate students from backgrounds underrepresented in arts leadership (such as a cultural identity, one or more disabilities, from a low-income background) with host arts organizations in Wake County and pairs them with local mentors to guide the students’ personal and professional growth throughout the summer. The program is targeted to students interested in the arts, arts administration, and arts nonprofit work. Application deadline: Feb. 1, 2024.


• Technician: Beyond Hollywood: A look at international holiday cinemaTechnician writer Riya Kannan suggests alternatives to the typical holiday movie collection.

• Technician: Symphonic Band Concert: From the Sky to the StarsTechnician photographer Lily McCabe has shared an album of images from the Symphonic Band Concert in November.

• UC San Diego Today: New Faculty Reshape the Meaning of Inclusive Research, Teaching and Service. The CONTRA-TIEMPO dance theatre company has been a part of three NC State LIVE seasons since 2016 and has set work on our student dance companies on more than one occasion. Founding artistic director Ana María Álvarez is a new faculty member at UC San Diego, part of a cluster hire to advance equity, diversity and inclusion using social justice frameworks.

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