Monday morning arts news, February 21



• The Crafts Center: Davis Choun: Pattern Assemblage. A new exhibition features the work of College of Design young alum Davis Choun, a process-oriented artist who works with many different discarded or everyday materials, most notably, clothespins. Through April 9.

Tuesday, February 22 through Saturday, February 26

• 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 23

• Dance Program: The Lunchbox Series with Christina Soriano. This virtual 45-minute program includes both a short movement class and conversation with Soriano, Wake Forest University vice provost for the arts and founder of the IMPROVment® method. Learn more and register. 12 p.m.

Thursday, February 24

• Dance Program: Afro-Horton Dance Expressions with Jasmine Powell. This free Dance Program master class, intended for intermediate-level dancers, juxtaposes West African dance techniques with the modern dance Horton technique developed in the United States. Preregistration is required and space is limited. 5:45 p.m.

Friday, February 25

• Department of Music: Enjoy a concert of big band music featuring both the NC State Jazz Orchestra and the Jazz Lab Band. Stewart Theatre. Tickets are available online. 7 p.m.

Saturday, February 26

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Saturday is the final day for one section of Crossed Kalunga by the Stars & Other Acts of Resistance. The reminder of the exhibition will be open through March 12.


• Interdisciplinary artist Johnny Lee Chapman III will be the guest speaker for Career Conversations on Monday, Feb. 21 at 2pm. This virtual event is presented by the Exploratory Studies program.

• The University Activities Board has extended the call for speakers deadline for TuffTalks: The Story of Music until Feb. 23. See the Google form for more information. Open to students, faculty and staff.

• Details are available for Envisioning Research, the seventh annual university research image contest. The contest is open to all graduate students, undergraduate students, postdocs and faculty/staff. Prize money totals $4,200. The deadline to submit is June 19. You can see past winners on the contest homepage.

• Explore the updated Last Chance to Register list on the Crafts Center website. Find something fun to add to your spring agenda. 


• University Human Resources News: From Trucker to Artist: Story Inspires NC State Students. When Clarence Heyward thought he couldn’t make a decent living doing what he trained to do in college – teach art – he worked in the trucking industry for 12 years. Heyward recently spent a week on campus in an artist residency organized by Arts NC State student intern Sabrina Hurtado.

• DASA News: Get a Taste of ‘A Case of Salt.’ DASA intern Caleb White interviewed biological sciences major Gaven Bell, winner of the 2021 Creative Artist Award for her original play, A Case of Salt, that’s being produced by University Theatre March 3-6. Tickets are on sale now.

• DASA News: Bad Beauty Science at the Crafts Center. DASA marketing intern Natalie Gore writes about YouTube sensation Safiya Nygaard and her visits to the Crafts Center, including the latest visit as part of her search for Wolfpack Red lipstick.

• WRAL: The ultimate guide to the best museums in Raleigh. The Gregg Museum gets a shout-out from WRAL.

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