Monday morning arts news, February 12


• Crafts Center: Dominick Rapone: Nature’s Whispers. The exhibition runs through April 22.

Tuesday, February 13

• WELLNESS DAY (no classes).

• University Theatre Workshop Series: Spoken word workshop with 2023 Piedmont Laureate Dasan Anahu, presented in collaboration with NC State LIVE and Arts NC State. 2 p.m. Frank Thompson Hall, room 150.

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Yoga in the galleries (NC State students only). 3:30 p.m.

• Crafts Center: Spindle Spinning as Meditation, a free drop-in activity for Wellness Day. 5 to 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 13 through Saturday, February 17

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Three exhibitions are openLeading by Design celebrates the 75th anniversary of the NC State College of Design. Selections from the Collections features a sampling of the many different kinds of pieces in the Gregg collection. The Art of John Mark Hall is an exhibition of photographs drawn from some of Hall’s favorite works. Galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, February 15

• Department of Performing Arts and Technology: Free dance master class (hip-hop with Frankie Lee). Open to NC State students, faculty and staff. Carmichael Gym, Dance Studio 2307. 5:30 p.m.

• NC State LIVE: Murielle Elizéon and Shana Tucker in When We were Queens… (day 4 of 5). Presented at the NC Museum of Art. 6:30 p.m. This performance is sold out.

• Department of Performing Arts and Technology: Arts NOW Series concert by percussionist Quintin Mallette. 7:30 p.m. Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre.

• University Theatre: Jekyll & Hyde (day 1 of 4). 7:30 p.m. Stewart Theatre.

Friday, February 16

• NC State LIVE: Murielle Elizéon and Shana Tucker in When We were Queens… (day 5 of 5). Presented at the NC Museum of Art. 6:30 p.m. This performance is sold out.

• University Theatre: Jekyll & Hyde (day 2 of 4). 7:30 p.m. Stewart Theatre.

Saturday, February 17

• University Theatre: Jekyll & Hyde (day 3 of 4). 7:30 p.m. Stewart Theatre.

Sunday, February 18

• University Theatre: Jekyll & Hyde (day 4 of 4). 2 p.m. Stewart Theatre.

• Tuesday, February 13 is Wellness Day. In addition to the events noted above hosted by Arts NC State programs, explore the full list of activities available to students for that day.

• Early voting in Talley: From Feb. 15 to March 2, those who are registered to vote in Wake County – including NC State students, faculty and staff – can cast their ballot in the U.S. primary elections at Talley Student Union.

• Crafting + Connecting: Join the Women’s Center and the Counseling Center in a communal healing space for students to make crafts and connect with peers. Thursday, Feb 15, 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Talley Student Union, room 5210.

• Gallery Opening: The African American Cultural Center hosts an opening reception for 29 Days of Healing: Black Book Blitz Exhibit. Thursday, Feb. 15, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Witherspoon Student Center

• Documentary Film Screening: Breaking the News. The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers returns to NC State with a screening of a documentary about the launch of The 19th*, a digital news start-up led by women and LGBTQ+ journalists. Members of the film’s production team, including directors and producers, will be present for a post-screening discussion. Thursday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. Hill Library auditorium.

• Carter Sickels and LaTanya McQueen, faculty members in the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at NC State, will read original fiction as a part of the NC State Literary Readings Series. Thursday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Caldwell Hall lounge.

• NPR: Seiji Ozawa, longtime conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, has died at 88. And yes, he performed at NC State – twice, in fact. Ozawa conducted concerts by the New York Philharmonic in 1970 and the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1974, both in Reynolds Coliseum as part of the Friends of the College series. (Not familiar with Friends of the College? See page 30 of the fall 2019 issue of #creativestate magazine.)

• NC State Giving News: Chancellor Woodson Receives District Chief Executive Leadership Award. Bestowed by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), this honor was awarded in part for Chancellor Woodson’s leadership in the addition and renovation of many buildings across campus, including the Gregg Museum of Art & Design.

• Technician: Playful and upbeat, ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ opens Carolina Ballet’s spring performanceTechnician culture editor Elizabeth Dull reports on the opening program of Carolina Ballet’s spring season.

• Indy Week: Jill McCorkle Loves the Threat of Fairy Tales. McCorkle discusses her latest book, a short story collection called Old Crimes. She recently retired from teaching creative writing at NC State.

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