Monday, February 1
• University Theatre: Out Loud series. Join Mia Self for a reading of Skeleton Stories by Delondra Mesa (Part 1). On Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a young girl named Maya journeys into the underworld to find and rescue the spirit of her dead mother. 7pm.
Tuesday, February 2
• University Theatre: How to Theatre. Hand Sewing Basics: Join Laura Parker for an IN-PERSON class to learn some of the most used hand stitching techniques for basic sewing, backstage, and personal wardrobe repairs. Registration is limited to eight students per session. 4:30pm.
• University Theatre: Strictly Speaking series. Matthew Miller is a Chicago-based director and producer, the co-creator of TV Land’s Teachers, the director of many commercials (including Lowe’s, AT&T and Hyundai), and an accomplished stage director. 6pm.
• Dance Program and NC State LIVE: Virtual house master class. Join choreographer Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie for an interactive class that will cover some of the fundamentals of house dance, including aspects of footwork, floorwork and the importance of a freestyle approach to the form. Learn more and register by noon on February 2. 6pm.
Wednesday, February 3
• University Theatre: Out Loud series. Join Mia Self for a reading of Skeleton Stories by Delondra Mesa (Part 2). On Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a young girl named Maya journeys into the underworld to find and rescue the spirit of her dead mother. 7pm.
• University Theatre: How to Theatre. Join Dave Jensen and Mike White for an IN-PERSON workshop to learn how to use some of the most common hand and stationary power tools used in the scene shop. Registration is limited to eight students per session. 4:30pm.
Thursday, February 4
• Gregg Museum: Thoughts from the Artist. The Gregg presents part one of a prerecorded gallery walk-through and interview with master ceramic artist Daniel Johnston about his current exhibition, A Thousand Throws. Johnston combines his interests in architecture, engineering, installation art and various traditions of making pottery to create works that control space and environment. 4pm.
• University Theatre: Strictly Speaking series. An Asheville native and UNCG alum, actor Chris Chalk is known for roles as Officer Paul Drake in HBO’s Perry Mason, Lucius Fox on Gotham, journalist Gary Cooper in HBO’s The Newsroom, and Clemens in 12 Years a Slave. 6pm.
• Dance Program: Virtual contemporary master class. Christopher Rudd’s class offers dancers the opportunity to experience contemporary ballet as a whole body experience while emphasizing communicating through movement. 6pm.
Friday, February 5
• Crafts Center: Join the first Crafternoon class of the semester, open to NC State students only. Create a handcrafted bracelet in the Wolfpack Chain Maille class. Get the details and register. 4pm.
• University Theatre: The Institute. This new project aims to introduce students, and eventually audiences, to site specific, interactive and immersive storytelling experiences. Learn more and register. 4pm.
CHECK. IT. OUT.
• Solteria Ross, a senior studying aerospace engineering and a fourth-year member of Panoramic Dance Project, has been selected for the 2021 Brooke Owens Fellowship cohort. The fellowship recognizes exceptional undergraduate women and other gender minorities with space and aviation internships, senior mentorship, and a lifelong professional network. A dancer since the age of two, Solteria was a recipient of the 2019-2020 Arts NC State Performing Artist Award in dance.
• Developed for the Wake County Public School System 2021 STEAM career fair, staff at the Gregg Museum produced a set of videos that describe different jobs and careers at a museum, and more specifically, the Gregg at NC State.
• Hosts Tarik Ghiradella and Anna Linvill of the Composer’s Studio have conversations with contemporary composers about music, life and what’s happening in the genre defying world of classical music today. Check out the podcast of their interview with Peter Askim, director of orchestra studies.
• In-person classes resume at the Crafts Center this week. Check the last chance list for both in-person and online classes in February that might still have space available.
IN THE NEWS
• The New York Times: As More Deaf People Are Seen on TV, Others Want to Be Heard. Alexandra Dean Grossi (MGD ‘17, NC State College of Design) is featured in this Times article about deaf representation on TV. Alex is married to Peter Askim from the Department of Music.
• Colorado Public Radio: Refresh Your Sonic Palette: Contemporary Black Composers You Should Know. This article includes violinist and composer Daniel Bernard Roumain (aka DBR), a longtime collaborator with the NC State LIVE series, and a recent surprise guest on the NCSL online concert with Shana Tucker in December.
• College of Sciences: Scholarship Honors Legacy of an NC State Pioneer. Jack Stewart was NC State’s first dean of students (1954-69), and Stewart Theatre was named in his honor. To honor his memory, his granddaughter and her husband have established an endowed scholarship in the College of Sciences for future STEM educators.
• Art Jewelry Forum: All is Possible. The Gregg Museum exhibition of work by the late Mary Ann Scherr is still making national news.
• Artfix Daily: Take A Virtual Tour Of ‘All Is Possible,’ First Retrospective of Pioneering Jewelry Designer Mary Ann Scherr. Another article about the recent Gregg Museum exhibition.