Monday morning arts news, January 22


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

Tuesday, January 23 through Saturday, January 27

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Four exhibitions are open through this weekLeading 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. BLOW UP II: Inflatable Contemporary Art (closing Jan. 27) highlights the imaginative ways that air can be used as a medium to create large-scale sculptures. Just added: The Art of John Mark Hall. Galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (NOTE: This week only, see the daily inflation and deflation of sculptures in the BLOW UP II exhibition at 10 a.m. and 4:45 p.m.)

Wednesday, January 24

• University Theatre: Audition orientation for Ada and the Engine. Thompson Hall. 7 p.m.

Thursday, January 25

• NC State LIVE and Department of Performing Arts and Technology: Free dance master class with members of Compagnie Hervé KOUBI (contemporary dance, hip-hop and capoeira fusion). Open to NC State students, faculty and staff. Carmichael Gym, Dance Studio 2307. 5:30 p.m.

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Free screening of The Red Balloon (1956), the Academy Award-winning 1956 French film short. 6 p.m.

• University Theatre: Auditions for Ada and the Engine (day 1 of 2). Open to all NC State students regardless of major or experience. Thompson Hall. 7 p.m.

Friday, January 26

• University Theatre Workshop Series: Loud and Clear – A Voice Workshop Emphasizing Articulation (sold out). 4 p.m. Frank Thompson Hall.

• University Theatre: Auditions for Ada and the Engine (day 2 of 2). Open to all NC State students regardless of major or experience. Thompson Hall. 7 p.m.

Saturday, January 27

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Last day for BLOW UP II: Inflatable Contemporary Art. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• University Theatre Workshop Series: Sketch Comedy Crash Course – What is it, and how do I start making it? Learn more and register. 1 p.m. Frank Thompson Hall.

• NC State LIVE: Dance performance by Compagnie Hervé KOUBI (sold out). 7:30 p.m. in Stewart Theatre.

• Crafting Resilience: Beaded Bracelets. Join Prevention Services and NC State University Libraries for experiential opportunities to engage in self-care through crafting. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2 p.m. at D.H. Hill Jr. Library.

• Poetry Reading: Yerra Sugarman and Holocaust Remembrance Day. Award-winning poet and essayist Yerra Sugarman will read from her most recent collection of poetry, Aunt Bird, a lyrical meditation on longing, mourning and remembering in response to the trauma and erasure of genocide. Thursday, Jan. 25 at 5:15 p.m. in Caldwell Hall Lounge.

• The North Carolina Museum of Art is hosting a free, accessible college dance party on Friday, Jan. 26, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. “Hello 2024! A College Dance for Every Body” includes a scavenger hunt, retro Polaroid photo booth, snacks, and group dance lessons. This accessible event offers noise canceling headphones/earplugs, quiet spaces, sighted guides, ASL interpreters, and information in braille. Arts NC State will be offering a limited number of van rides to and from the event; sign up here by Jan. 25 at 5 p.m.

• IDEAL Summer Internship: United Arts places undergraduate students from backgrounds underrepresented in arts leadership (such as a cultural identity, one or more disabilities, from a low-income background) 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: Feb. 1, 2024.

• College of Design News: Alum Featured in New Exhibition at MoMA-NYC. NC State graduate Ralph Knowles’ dedication to environmentalism through architecture has helped influence dozens of works on display at the new Museum of Modern Art Exhibit, “Emerging Ecologies.”

• Humanities and Social Sciences News: Professor Rodney Waschka’s New Composition Premieres. “Suite for Piano,” a new work by arts studies professor and composer Rodney Waschka, will premiere at the NYC Contemporary Music Symposium’s 2023 Columbia University concert on Feb. 1.

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