Monday morning arts news, July 31


Monday, July 31

• The Crafts Center: Fall crafts class registration opens for staff, faculty and the community at 9 a.m.

Tuesday, August 1 through Saturday, August 5

• Gregg Museum of Art & 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. 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.

Thursday, August 3

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Free screening of To Be or Not To Be (1942), an American comedy film that follows a troupe of actors in Nazi-occupied Warsaw who use disguises and acting skills to fool the occupying troops. 6 p.m.


• Two Arts NC State employees recognized: Christina Wytko Marchington, education and communications coordinator at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design, and Katy Walls, studio technician and photography studio manager at the Crafts Center, were the recipients of the Arts Service Above and Beyond Award.

• Wilton Barnhardt, former director of NC State’s master of fine arts in creative writing program, will be reading from his latest novelWestern Alliances, at Quail Ridge Books on Tuesday, August 1 at 7 p.m.

• Last chance: It’s the final free summer evening of music and storytelling from Artist Notes with 95.7 FM THAT Station, presented at The Corner on Centennial Campus. This week’s program features the distinctly Appalachian, old-time sound of Asheville’s Holler Choir. Thursday, August 3, 6 to 8 p.m.

• The NC State LGBTQ Pride Center is seeking an NC State student artist (or perhaps a young alum) to design new artwork for a wall in the center. Pay will be competitive. The Pride Center is looking for one large canvas or 2-3 smaller canvases that will be displayed in the Pride Lounge. Selected artists will visit the space in person or virtually. The art should express themes around identity, pride, etc. and can be abstract or literal. LGBTQ+ artists are encouraged to apply. Interested artists should complete this short Google form by Friday, August 4. Direct questions to Amy Sawyers-Williams at

• On-sale dates are approaching for the 2023-24 seasons from NC State LIVE (subscriptions on August 16, single tickets on August 31) and University Theatre (single tickets on August 21).

• The Career Development Center invites NC State staff, faculty and graduate students to become Certified Career Champions, learning cutting-edge career information and trends to improve their role as an advisor, staff mentor, counselor, and/or coach. Learn about the requirements and training.


• Walter Magazine: What to Do in August 2023 In and Around Raleigh. NC State LIVE’s August 25 Wolfpack Welcome Week presentation of The Second City comedy troupe gets a shout-out from Walter. (Note: The on-sale date published in Walter is incorrect. Tickets go on sale to NC State students on August 18 and everyone else on August 23.)

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