Monday morning arts news, January 9


Monday, January 9

• The Crafts Center opens for spring semester. Have you registered for a class?

• Crafts Center: exhibition opens. Bailey Knight: Color from the Earth.

• Winter Welcome Week: Arts info, meetup and pizza. 6 to 7 p.m. The Crafts Center.

• Dept. of Music: Choir and orchestra auditions this week.

Thursday, January 12

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: The museum reopens following winter break. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: True Likeness exhibition opens.


• We were winding down for fall when Rich Holly shared his most recent “Our Life in the Arts” blog post. Check out his thoughts on the importance of professional development.

• The Dance Master Class Series spring schedule has been announced. Classes are free for NC State students, staff and faculty, offering you a chance to learn something new with no long-term commitment required. Registration is required.

• University Theatre has announced the titles for TheatreFEST 2023. Auditions take place March 24 and 25.

• The 2023 Martin Luther King, Jr. Campus Commemoration takes place Jan. 16-20, headlined with 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.

• NC State young alum Dare Coulter is the illustrator of a just-released book for children – An American Story – written by New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander. No stranger to the arts at NC State, Dare Coulter was the creator of the Colors of the Nile mural painted during the NC State LIVE presentation of The Nile Project in spring 2017, and has served on the Friends of Arts NC State board of advisors.


• VoyageRaleigh: Daily Inspiration: Meet Rich HollyVoyageRaleigh magazine interviews local entrepreneurs, creatives and community leaders for their Inspiring Stories series.

• Inside SEMC: The Newsletter of the Southeastern Museums Conference. The Gregg Museum is featured in multiple spots, including publication awards on page 35, a photo of Mary Hauser on page 56, and a multipage article about the Gregg’s joint project with the College of Design to create 3D models and scans of objects beginning on page 120.

• Chatham Life & Style: The Best of Triangle Arts 2022. Can you find all of the shout-outs for University Theatre on this year-end best-of list? There are quite a few.

• Indy Week: The Must-See Winter Performances Coming to the Triangle. The Indy theatre preview includes the Sweet Tea Shakespeare production of Henry IV, Part 2, directed by University Theatre’s Mia Self with Laura Parker as Prince Hal. Jan. 26-29 at William Peace University.

• NC State Alumni Magazine: Joy and Pain. To coincide with the publication of An American Story (noted above), the Alumni Association has released a digital version of their feature about Dare Coulter ’15 that will appear in the upcoming winter issue of the magazine.

• Indy Week: Triangle Artist Teams Up With Best-Selling Author to Create New Children’s Book About Slavery. Author Kwame Alexander and artist Dare Coulter kick off a nine-city national book tour.

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