Monday morning arts news, February 28



• 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.

Monday, February 28

• NC State LIVE: Choreographer Ephrat Asherie will be the guest lecturer for the University Scholars Forum. Stewart Theatre. 3 p.m.

Tuesday, March 1

• NC State LIVE: In a community outreach segment of her weeklong artist residency, choreographer Ephrat Asherie will lead a class with students in the Raleigh Parks and Rec Teen Zone Program at John Chavis Memorial Park Community Center.

Tuesday, March 1 through Saturday, March 5

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Visit your museum! The larger part of the Crossed Kalunga 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, March 2

• Dance Program: The Lunchbox Series: How Dance and the Arts Intersect With STEM. Tara Mullins will facilitate a Zoom conversation with a dancer who is pursuing a degree in a STEM field (Layla El-Khoury, biological engineering) and another dancer (Ashley Broderick, animal sciences) who recently earned a degree. Both women will share how dance and the arts support their degrees and how the creative process skills they develop in the dance studio are useful in their courses and research. Learn more and register. 12 p.m.

• NC State LIVE: Choreographer Ephrat Asherie will be the guest speaker for a Lunch and Learn Zoom conversation presented in partnership with the Women’s Center, discussing the history of various social dances including breaking, hip-hop, house and vogue. NC State students who attend can get a free ticket for the performance by Ephrat Asherie Dance on Saturday, March 5. Open to all; register here. 12 p.m.

• NC State LIVE: In a community outreach segment of her weeklong artist residency, choreographer Ephrat Asherie will lead a workshop with students in the LEAP Team of NC Arts in Action.

• NC State LIVE: Choreographer Ephrat Asherie will conduct a master class for NC State students who are members of the State Dance Company and Panoramic Dance Project.

Thursday, March 3

• NC State LIVE: Head to Stafford Commons (outside Talley Student Union) for a pop-up performance by Ephrat Asherie Dance. 12 p.m.

• NC State LIVE: Join a free vogue dance class with Omari Wiles of Ephrat Asherie Dance, presented in partnership with the Dance Program, and open to NC State students, faculty and staff. You must pre-register, and space is limited. 5:45 p.m.

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Collage, Assemblage and Bricolage. In this virtual presentation, learn how these three concepts appear throughout art history and how artists can implement them into their own work. This event is presented in conjunction with the Gregg Museum’s exhibition Frank Lee Craig – Near Distance and as part of the Sustainable Development Goals Action and Awareness Week.

Thursday, March 3 through Sunday, March 6

• University Theatre: A Case of Salt. A murder mystery highlights the fears, expectations and assumptions about disability that a group of high school theatre students face in this 2021 Creative Artist Award-winning play by Gaven Bell, an NC State junior majoring in biological sciences. March 3-6 in the Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre. Learn more and get your tickets online.

Friday, March 4

• Dept. of Music: Guest recital by Ryan Fogg, piano. Fogg will perform a sampling of works by Frédéric Chopin. Interesting connection to the NC State LIVE performance on Saturday night: Composer Ernesto Nazareth was a big fan of Chopin. Free; no tickets required. Price Music Center. 5 p.m.

Saturday, March 5

• University Theatre: Auditions, open to all. TheatreFEST returns with a bang this June with the production of the musical Assassins. See all the details and register for an audition time.

• University Theatre: Free voice and monologue master class. Explore the Linklater Voice Method and its application to text. Participants will engage in full voice work-out focusing on breath, vibration, resonance and articulation. Learn more and register. 1-4 p.m.

• NC State LIVE: Get your tickets for a high-energy dance performance by Ephrat Asherie Dance in “Odeon,” an evening-length work that features a mesmerizing blend of club dances paired (somewhat unlikely) with the early 20th century “Brazilian tango” music of composer Ernesto Nazareth played live on stage. Stewart Theatre. 8 p.m.

Sunday, March 6

• NC State LIVE: The Ugly Duckling. Kidstuff returns! We all know The Ugly Duckling as the classic tale of belonging by Hans Christian Andersen, but we’ve never seen it quite like this. Using cutting-edge lighting technology, Lightwire Theater brings the beloved story to life in a blaze of color. Stewart Theatre. 3 p.m.


• Are you ready? Tickets for The SpongeBob Musical go on sale Tuesday, March 1 at 10 a.m. University Theatre’s production runs March 31 through April 10 in Titmus Theatre. Just sayin’: You might not want to wait around to get your tickets.

• Multicultural Student Affairs will host the first MSA Visual Art Expo, in partnership with the Black Artist Coalition. Thursday, March 3, 6-8 p.m. in Talley 4210.

• You DO have Day of Giving (03.23.22) on your calendar… right?

• Cash awards for creatives: The Arts NC State Creative Artist Award recognizes original work in music, dance and theatre created by full-time NC State students. Each winning creative artist receives $500, and the selected works will be performed and/or workshopped in the following academic year by the appropriate performing arts program. Deadline for submission: March 25, 2022.

• The 2022 Student Art Sale is approaching. Artwork submissions are due Friday, April 1, and the sale begins on Friday, April 15 starting at noon. Not only can students sell their original artwork (and keep 100% of the proceeds), all student artists who submit work are eligible for cash prizes in categories for 2D, 3D, and computer-rendered art or photography. See all of the details.


• VoyageRaleigh: Conversations with Jennifer Siegel. Our Crafts Center clay studio manager is interviewed in this feature.

• VisitRaleigh Insider: Final Days for Dare Coulter’s “Dare to Dissent” Mural in Downtown Raleigh. Coulter’s 2017 mural at 214 South Salisbury Street (in downtown Raleigh) will be coming down soon.

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