Monday morning arts news, July 3


Wednesday, July 5 through Saturday, July 8

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: It’s a great time to visit the Gregg, with three exhibitions running right nowSelections from the Collection just opened in the historic residence gallery spaces and features a sampling of the many different kinds of pieces in the Gregg collection. True Likeness is open through July 22, and This Is Not: Aldwyth in Retrospect remains open through October 7. Visit your museum! Galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed July 4.

Thursday, July 6

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Free screening of The Adventures of Prince Achmed, a 1926 German animated fairy tale that is the oldest surviving animated feature film in the world. 6 p.m.


• Jillian Sortore’s exhibition, Plume, is open at the Crafts Center through July 27. During summer sessions, the Crafts Center is open daily except Fridays.


• Davidson News: Powerful Portraits and Outsider Art Inspire ‘True Likeness’ Exhibition. Just-retired Gregg Museum director Roger Manley was interviewed for this article about the True Likeness exhibition now showing at the Gregg. Please note: the final day of the exhibition is July 22, not July 23.

• Walter Magazine: The Sonny Side: Sonny Miles Hones His Unique Sound. Jordan Williams ’18 (aka Sonny Miles) was a member of the Grains of Time throughout his college career at NC State, won a Hammy Award for his role as Seaweed J. Stubbs in University Theatre’s spring 2018 production of Hairspray, and performed in the NC State LIVE #PackPops series early in the pandemic when all that was allowed was outdoor pop-up concerts. Walter writer David Menconi checks in with Sonny about his developing music career.

• The News & Observer: Sly artist in a fox suit approaches 45,000 poems, all off the top of his furry head. Chris Vitiello, NC State’s prolific canine poet, was featured on the front page of the N&O.

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