Monday morning arts news, January 16


Monday, January 16

• MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY. University closed.

Tuesday, January 17 through Saturday, January 21

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Visit your museum! Galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, January 19

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Staff-guided tour of the True Likeness exhibition. 6 p.m.

Friday, January 20

• Crafts Center: Exhibition reception for Bailey Knight: Color from the Earth. 5:30 to 8 p.m.

• University Theatre: The WRIGHT Way reading #4 (Muse by Gavin Bell). 7 p.m. Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre.

Saturday, January 21

• NC State LIVE: Concert by world-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli. 8 p.m. Stewart Theatre.


• IDEAL Summer Internship: IDEAL places undergraduate students from backgrounds underrepresented in arts leadership with host arts organizations in Wake County and pairs them with local mentors to guide the students’ personal and professional growth throughout the summer. The program is targeted to students interested in the arts, arts administration, and arts nonprofit work. Application deadline: Jan. 31, 2023.

• The 2023 Martin Luther King, Jr. Campus Commemoration takes place Jan. 16-20, featuring a keynote address by Grammy-nominated musician, author and educator Pierce Freelon. See the calendar of events that includes an MLK-inspired spoken word/poetry open mic evening on Tuesday, Jan. 17, and Freelon’s keynote on Jan. 18.

• NC State students are invited to submit video auditions for the pit orchestra of University Theatre’s February production of Urinetown, the Musical. The deadline is Friday, Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. See the details.

• Do you want to learn what it takes to create theatre magic? University Theatre has volunteer opportunities for students in the shops and in backstage positions. No experience necessary. There are also paid student positions with the theatre.

• Crafting Resilience: Prevention Services and University Libraries provide experiential opportunities to engage in self-care through crafting, scheduled for every other Tuesday beginning Jan. 17.


• DASA News: The Performance of a Lifetime. The NC State Jazz Orchestra was the first collegiate ensemble from North Carolina invited to perform at the Midwest Clinic, the world’s largest instrumental music education conference.

• NC State Office of Gift Planning: Leading by Example. NC State’s former director of Gift Planning (and longtime Friends of Arts NC State board member) Joan DeBruin created planned gifts to support her interests, including the arts.

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