Monday morning arts news, February 14


Tuesday, February 15 through Saturday, February 19

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Visit your museum! The Black/Sanderson Gallery section of the Crossed Kalunga exhibition closes on Feb. 26, but the larger part of the exhibition in the Adams and Woodson Galleries remains open through March 12. Frank Lee Craig – Near Distance is now open in the historic residence. Galleries open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, February 16

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: The NC State University Libraries and Alumni Association have partnered with the Gregg to present a program that will explore the museum’s history. Join Christina Wytko Marchington in this free virtual presentation as she discusses the museum’s history, collections and impact on NC State. Registration required. 12 p.m.

• University Theatre: Strictly Speaking with Elizabeth Doran, president and CEO of North Carolina Theatre. UT is reviving a terrific 2020 virtual series as an in-person experience. Learn more and register. 6 p.m.

Thursday, February 17

• Dance Program: AfroContemporary dance class with Robin Gee. This master class, intended for intermediate-level dancers, will focus on engaging the core, lengthening curves, harnessing lines of energy, along with finding access within the back. Preregistration is required and space is limited. 5:45 p.m.

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Virtual artist talk with Renée Stout. Stout will join the Gregg virtually from Washington, D.C. to discuss her work in Crossed Kalunga by the Stars & Other Acts of Resistance. Learn more and register. 6 p.m.


• In his latest “Our Life in The Arts” blog post, Rich Holly is talking about inspiration. You really must check out this list.

• Podcast fans: NC State’s Jason Miller, professor of English and author of Origins of the Dream: Hughes’s Poetry and King’s Rhetoric, is featured in this new Smithsonian Sidedoor episode (“Kings Speech”) created for Black History Month.

• To celebrate Black History Month in February and Women’s HERstory Month in March, the African American Cultural Center and the Women’s Center have created an exhibition titled HERMonies: Black Sounds, Black Voices, Black Movements, focusing on the influence that Black women musical artists have had in advancing social justice movements through the music. It runs Feb. 15 through March 1.

• Gary Greene, an NC State alumnus and a past president of the Friends of Arts NC State board of advisors, will be the guest speaker for Career Conversations on Friday, Feb. 18 at noon. He is the founder of Greene Resources, a recruiting firm offering a wide range of talent solutions to connect people and companies in such a way that jobs become purposeful, impactful and long-term careers. This virtual event is presented by the Exploratory Studies program.

• Amandine Gay, an Afro-French and Afro-feminist filmmaker, scholar and activist, will present and discuss her new documentary, A Story of One’s Own (Une histoire a soi). This free showing takes place on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. at the Campus Cinema, presented by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and Interdisciplinary Studies in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.


• Technician: From folk to funk: The dynamic beat of Las Cafeteras. Student writer Mai Listokin reflects on the Feb. 5 concert by the Chicano band Las Cafeteras, presented by NC State LIVE.

• Raleigh Magazine: 16 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, Feb. 10-16. The Ladies in Red and NC State LIVE’s presentation of Ballet Hispánico both got a shout-out from Raleigh Magazine.

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