Monday morning arts news, June 21


Monday, June 21

• Make Music at NC State: Orientation Info Session. Paul Garcia joins music department head Dan Monek for the first of three Zoom Q&A sessions for new students, to field questions about the marching band, pep band and wind ensemble. 4pm.

Tuesday, June 22 through Friday, June 25

• Gregg Museum: Visit your museum! Galleries open 10am-5pm.

Thursday, June 24

• Gregg Museum: Yoga at the Gregg. Bring a mat and mask, participation is free. Space is limited due to distancing regulations, and registration is required. 10am.

Friday, June 25

• Gregg Museum: It is the final day for Animate Earth – Adventures in Mimetolithia. In the deserts of the Southwest, Andy Nasisse photographs amazing landforms that resemble ghosts, ancient statues or remnants of lost civilizations. In his studio, he makes ceramics that straddle the boundary between accidental and intentional, creating figures that seem to emerge from the clay on their own.


• How to Theatre: Would you like to learn how to alter clothing, weld, paint scenery, style a wig, or turn yourself into a zombie? Explore these topics and many more in the rich video archives of the University Theatre “How to Theatre” series from 2020-21.

• Enjoy another recording of a world premiere by NC State University’s Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra. Violist/composer Trevor New was commissioned to workshop and create new music for “virtual orchestra” during the pandemic. Spend a few minutes with “Echoes from Our Digital World.”

• Raleigh native Ronnie Ellis has a long history with University Theatre and NC State LIVE. He is a retired NC State University employee, a longtime member of the former Theatre Endowment Board, a Pullen Society member, and he and his late partner, Earl Roberson, endowed an arts scholarship. Ronnie Ellis is featured in a new project called Not Another Second that shares the stories of LGBT+ seniors.


• South Arts: Florida artist Marielle Plaisir named 2021 Southern Prize recipient. Plaisir will be one of the five visual artists featured in the upcoming Gregg Museum exhibition, Crossed Kalunga by the Stars and Other Acts of Resistance, opening in late August.

• Provost News: An Active Summer on Campus. Summer arts events are featured.

• NC State Philanthropy in the News: Honoring our piano pioneers. A new piano performance scholarship is named in honor of Marilyn Lynch and Phyllis Vogel, faculty who built the piano program at NC State and helped shape the music department.

• Indy Week: Rissi Palmer Named to Rolling Stone’s “Future 25” List. Palmer headlined the first NC State LIVE parking lot concert last October and will return for a performance in Stewart Theatre in December.

• UNC Wilmington News: “Because It’s Time” Public Artwork Honors Black Lives in Wilmington. On June 18, NC State alum and Friends of Arts NC State board member Dare Coulter unveiled her new sculpture installed on the UNCW campus.

• Walter Magazine: 10 Community Yoga Classes Happening in Raleigh this Summer. Yoga at the Gregg on June 24 gets a shout-out from Walter.

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