Monday morning arts news, January 31


Monday, January 31

• Let’s Celebrate Art and Hot Chocolate: Arts NC State joins the fun at Poulton Plaza (in front of Partners Building I) on Centennial Campus. You may paint or simply enjoy free hot chocolate. 12-2 p.m.

Tuesday, February 1 through Saturday, February 5

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Visit your museum! Learn more about the current Crossed Kalunga exhibition in this article by Bridgette Lacy. Galleries open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, February 3

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Virtual artist talk with cinematographer Rex Miller. Learn more and register. 6 p.m.

Saturday, February 5

• NC State LIVE: Las Cafeteras in concert. This East L.A. Chicano band remixes Afro-Mexican beats, son jarocho rhythms, and hip-hop to create a magnetic sound and undeniable energy. See details and grab your tickets. 8 p.m.


• The NC State Crafts Center hosted famed YouTuber Safiya Nygaard for the filming of a video about turning thrift store silver into fabulous new jewelry. Crafts Center instructors Sarah Tector and Suijin Li taught Safiya how to play with fire. So far, the video has had almost three million views on YouTube.

• Jazz musician and writer Owen Cordle died on January 20. NC State LIVE audience members knew him as the soft-spoken host of jazz concert pre-show talks for over 20 years.

• Raleigh native Charles Phaneuf is the new vice president of strategy for South Arts, the regional arts organization for the southeastern U.S. that supports artists and organizations through grants, fellowships and programs. Before his latest move, Charles was the CEO of United Arts here in Raleigh, and before that, Raleigh Little Theatre. He is also the immediate past president of the Friends of the Gregg.


• Technician: American Spiritual Ensemble. Technician photographers Ray Black III and Shea Phillips took some great photos at the NC State LIVE Jan. 27 concert at the cathedral.

• Technician: College goes quickly: carpe diem. Senior Ryan Catalfu encourages his fellow students to not wait until the end of their college careers to take advantage of the wealth of extracurricular activities – including the arts – that are available on campus.

• Technician: Wolfgang Acapella’s ‘Island Time’ concert brings sense of summer to campus. Technician writer Emily Cooney recaps the Jan. 23 concert by Wolfgang A Cappella.

• Technician: The ‘Power Sound of the South’ looks back on the Holiday Bowl that never happened. Technician writer Karsyn Westerbeek interviews marching band members about their unusual experience.

• Technician: Clarence Heyward at the Free Expression Tunnel. Technician videographer William Harrell documents the Jan. 28 tunnel painting by Arts NC State artist-in-residence Clarence Heyward.

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