Monday morning arts news, July 18


Tuesday, July 19 through Saturday, July 23

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Visit your museum! Four exhibitions are now open. Galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. And don’t forget about the beautiful outdoor areas, including the pollinator garden and the whirligig. Wouldn’t the Gregg be a nice destination for a healthy midday walk?


• Rich Holly embraces random thoughts in his latest “Our Life in the Arts” blog post.

• Time travel requires some special equipment. Stop by the grand hallway in Thompson Hall to check out a collection of items from The Institute for Temporal Observation and Application, now on display.

• University Theatre will host the National Women’s Theatre Festival in Thompson Hall, July 28-31.

• You DO have Packapalooza 2022 on your calendar, right? Saturday, August 27, with musical headliner American Aquarium.


• National Endowment for the Arts: NEA Announces the 2023 Recipients of NEA Jazz Masters Honors. Violinist Regina Carter, who has been performing on the NC State LIVE series for over 25 years, is one of the four 2023 recipients. In October, joined by 2010 NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron, Regina will make her seventh appearance on the series.

• The New Yorker: Arturo O’Farrill’s “Fandango at the Wall.” Arturo O’Farrill scores a full-page photo shout-out in the July 11 & 18 issue of The New Yorker. The multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-winning artist performed on the NC State LIVE series in November 2021 and returns for the 2022-23 season to create a commissioned work with choreographer Ana Maria Alvarez of CONTRA-TIEMPO.

• The New York Times: Why Are We Still Talking About Black Mountain College? In 1933, a handful of renegade teachers opened a school in rural North Carolina that would go on to shape American art and art education for decades to come.

• Technician: Raleigh Little Theatre enchants community for over 80 years. Technician writer Olivia Winston previews the 2022-23 season at RLT.

• Technician: Alumna Kulsum Tasnif provides community for marginalized artists, expands protest beyond designated boundaries. Technician assistant culture editor Jameson Wolf interviews artist and College of Design alumna Kulsum Tasnif.

• Sensational Jazz Vocalist Veronica Swift and Latin Jazz Master Arturo O’Farrill. Gregg Gelb reviews a July 14 outdoor concert at the NC Museum of Art that featured Arturo O’Farrill – who will be on campus twice during the NC State LIVE 2022-23 season (artist residency in the fall, performance in the spring).

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