Monday morning arts news, June 28


Monday, June 28

• New Student Orientation: Campus visits begin today and will be offered most weekdays through July 30.

Tuesday, June 29 through Friday, July 2

• Gregg Museum: Visit your museum! Galleries open 10am-5pm. The summer Silent Film Celebration continues, with films running in a loop during museum hours.

Monday, July 5

• University closed for Independence Day.    

Tuesday, July 6 through Friday, July 9

• Gregg Museum: Visit your museum! Galleries open 10am-5pm. The summer Silent Film Celebration continues, with films running in a loop during museum hours.  

Tuesday, July 6

• Make Music at NC State: Orientation Info Session. Music department head Dan Monek will be joined by Peter Askim (orchestras), Paul Garcia (marching band, pep band, wind ensemble) and Wes Parker (jazz ensembles) in a Zoom Q&A session for new students. 4pm.

Thursday, July 8

• Virtual Orientation and Information Session: Arts NC State outreach and engagement manager Amy Sawyers-Williams, joined by students and staff from the six visual and performing arts programs at NC State, will lead a Zoom information session for new students. 12pm.

• Gregg Museum: Virtual Exhibition Tour. Join a virtual guided tour of the Gregg’s 2018 exhibition, Bob Trotman: Business as Usual. Trotman satirizes the world of corporate business and high finance by reinterpreting it through the eye of a master artist/craftsman. This was the largest exhibition of Trotman’s kinetic work ever assembled. Registration required. 4pm.


• The NC State Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Paul Garcia, performed Michael Gandolfi’s “Vientos y Tangos” for their spring virtual concert, now available on YouTube.

• Have you explored the new Member-Made Street Gallery at the Crafts Center? There are 17 street gallery windows loaded with artwork by Crafts Center members, instructors and NC State students.

• The Next Festival of Emerging Artists 2021 continues online through July 1. The festival is led by founder Peter Askim, conductor of the Raleigh Civic Symphony and Chamber Orchestra and director of orchestral studies in the Department of Music. You’ll find tons of free content on the website, and a new video of Festival Fellows in Concert available on Facebook.


• Carolina Arts: NC State University in Raleigh, NC, Features Works by Chris Hondros and Will Henry Stevens. New exhibitions at the Gregg are highlighted on page 32 of this PDF file.

• The Washington Post: Jacob’s Pillow reawakens to a post-pandemic world, with tap dancing among the trees and tick checks. This article features Michelle Dorrance and Ephrat Asherie, two choreographers who were part of NC State LIVE virtual programming in 2020-21 and will be presented on the 2021-22 season.

• The News & Observer: NC singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer’s ‘second act’ gets a big shoutout from Rolling Stone (video and story). Rissi Palmer headlined the first NC State LIVE parking lot concert last October and will return for a performance in Stewart Theatre in December.

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