Monday morning arts news, January 29


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

Monday, January 29

• University Theatre Workshop Series: Costume Crafting Night. Learn more and register. Two sessions: 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Frank Thompson Hall.

Tuesday, January 30 through Saturday, February 3

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Three exhibitions are openLeading 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. The Art of John Mark Hall is an exhibition of photographs drawn from some of Hall’s favorite works. Galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, February 1

• Department of Performing Arts and Technology: Free dance master class (house dance with Brianna Forbes). Open to NC State students, faculty and staff. Carmichael Gym, Dance Studio 2307. 5:30 p.m.

• University Theatre Workshop Series: Embroidery art. This event is sold out. 6 p.m. Frank Thompson Hall.

Friday, February 2

• Crafts Center: Mindful Crafts with the Pack. The Crafts Center is partnering with Prevention Services on a new drop-in space for students. Noon to 2 p.m.

• University Theatre Workshop Series: Loud and Clear – Freeing tension in the jaw, tongue and soft palate. Learn more and register. 4 p.m. Frank Thompson Hall.

Sunday, February 4

• Arts Village: For current students, the application deadline to live in a Living and Learning Village in 2024-25 is 5 p.m. today.

• The Honors Forum presents a free concert (open to all) featuring music and conversation with Rissi Palmer joined by the band Making Movies. Monday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. in Stewart Theatre.

• CALS presents a free screening of Picture a Scientist, a documentary that tells the stories of women scientists and their quest for equity and inclusion. Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 3 p.m. in 2405 Williams Hall.

• The University Activities Board will host a karaoke night featuring your favorite Disney hits. Tuesday, Jan. 30, 8 to 10 p.m. in Talley’s One Earth Lounge.

• Black History Month kickoff: Stop by a hot cocoa bar hosted by the African American Cultural Center in the Talley Student Union lobby. Thursday, Feb 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• The annual NC State Poetry Contest is a literary competition open to all North Carolina residents. A project of the Department of English, it is one of the largest free-to-enter poetry contests in the South. See all details at The postmark deadline is March 1, 2024.

• Two actors with deep NC State connections are starring in the current Burning Coal Theatre production of Hymn that runs through Feb. 11: Juan Isler (Institute for Emerging Issues staff) and Byron Jennings II (an NC State and University Theatre alum, who starred as Colehouse Walker Jr. in the UT production of Ragtime in Feb. 2020). See this Triangle Review article about the production.

• Walter Magazine: What to Do in February 2024 In and Around RaleighWalter gives a shout-out to the Gregg Museum’s free screening of MANA – Beyond Belief on Feb. 22. Roger Manley will moderate a Q&A session that follows.

• Academic and Student Affairs News: ‘Posture of the Heart:’ NC State Professor Christa Oliver Sends Message Through Dance. Christa Oliver’s dance work titled “Posture of the Heart” depicts the struggle and mistreatment of migrant families at the Texas-Mexico border.

• Indy Week: Triangle-Based Illustrator Dare Coulter Wins Coretta Scott King Award. NC State alum Dare Coulter is one of the youngest people to ever win this award that recognizes excellence in books for children and young adults reflecting the African American experience.

• Final week to see inflatable exhibit at Gregg Museum. Thank you to WRAL for the extra push for the closing week of BLOW UP II: Inflatable Contemporary Art.

• Technician: NC State alum brings Ukrainian culture to campus through animationTechnician assistant culture editor Riya Kannan recaps the screening of animated films from Ukraine, presented as part of the Global Film Series and introduced by NC State film alum Darya Levchenko.

• College of Engineering News: Comedy duo Rhett and Link bring the mythicality to commencement. The duo, known professionally as Rhett and Link, own Mythical Entertainment and star in two award-winning daily YouTube shows, Good Mythical Morning and Good Mythical More.

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