Monday morning arts news, January 8

Monday, January 8


• The Crafts Center opens for spring semester. See the hours of operation.

• Crafts Center: New exhibition opens. Dominick Rapone: Nature’s Whispers. Open through April 22, with a reception on Friday, Jan. 19.

Tuesday, January 9 through Saturday, January 13

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Three exhibitions are now openLeading by Design celebrates the 75th anniversary of the NC State College of Design. Selections from the Collections is open in the historic residence gallery spaces and features a sampling of the many different kinds of pieces in the Gregg collection. BLOW UP II: Inflatable Contemporary Art highlights the imaginative ways that air can be used as a medium to create large-scale sculptures. Galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, January 11

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Thirst 4 Architecture Happy Hour with NCModernist, 5 to 7 p.m. Registration required.

• The spring Master Class Series in dance has been announced and includes seven classes open to both experienced dancers and beginners, offering free dance instruction to NC State students, staff and faculty. The spring lineup features contemporary, hip-hop, house, modern and Native American dance styles.

• Prevention Services is hosting a Paint Break on Thursday, Jan 11, noon to 2 p.m., at Campus Health, room 2301.

• WKNC is offering five info and training sessions in the next week for both paid and volunteer positions: news content creator on Jan. 8; an interest meeting on Jan. 9; blog, video, podcast and interview content creator on Jan. 11; an interest meeting on Jan.11; and news content creator on Jan. 14.

• Indy Week: The 1st Annual “Best of the Best of the Triangle” winners announced! The Gregg Museum is recognized as the winner of the best-kept secret category in the Triangle. See the full issue online (the shout-out for the Gregg appears on page 42).

• Walter Magazine: What to Do in January 2024 In and Around RaleighWalter previews the upcoming NC State LIVE dance presentation by Compagnie Hervé KOUBI on Jan. 27.

• NPR: Celebrate 2024 with Toast of the Nation. It’s almost an NC State LIVE reunion program. Three of the four featured artists have performed on our series.

• NC State Magazine: “Volya.” In Ukrainian, the word means “will.” Darya Levchenko ’19 MA and her fight to preserve the arts embody that spirit of Ukraine’s people. NOTE: Levchenko will be on campus for a talk on Jan. 17, and will introduce films by Ukrainian filmmakers on Jan. 18.

• NC State News: Worth the Wait. NC State staff member Kathryn Behling joined fellow members of Raleigh’s Oakwood Waits to sing at the White House in December.

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