Monday morning arts news, March 18


• Crafts Center: Dominick Rapone: Nature’s Whispers. The exhibition runs through April 22.

Tuesday, March 19

• University Theatre Workshop Series: From Theater to Film, the Art of Adaptation. Learn more and register. 6 p.m.

• University Theatre Workshop Series: Costume Crafting Night. Learn more and register. Two sessions: 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Tuesday, March 19 through Saturday, March 23

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Three exhibitions are open, with a fourth opening on Thursday (see below). Leading by Design celebrates the 75th anniversary of the NC State College of Design. Selections from the Collections features a sampling of the many different kinds of pieces in the Gregg collection. The Art of John Mark Hall is an exhibition of photographs drawn from some of Hall’s favorite works. Galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, March 20

• DAY OF GIVING 2024. Support the arts!

• Department of Performing Arts and Technology: The Lunchbox Series. “Beyond Binaries: Popular Music and Gender Fluidity” with Kirsten Paige. 12 to 12:45 p.m. (virtual)

Thursday, March 21

• University Theatre Workshop Series: Writing Plays Centering Science and Technology. Learn more and register. 4 p.m.

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Exhibition opening reception for Material Messages: The Tales Textiles Tell. 6 to 8 p.m.

• Department of Performing Arts and Technology: Panoramic Dance Project Concert (day 1 of 2). 7 p.m. Stewart Theatre.

Friday, March 22

• University Theatre Workshop Series: Agency and Intimacy Awareness. Learn more and register. 3 p.m.

• Department of Performing Arts and Technology: Panoramic Dance Project Concert (day 2 of 2). 7 p.m. Stewart Theatre.

• University Theatre presents the Comedic Improvisational Alliance. 7 p.m. Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre.

Saturday, March 23

• Department of Performing Arts and Technology: “Considering Matthew Shepard,” a modern fusion oratorio, performed by NC State Choral Artists. 7:30 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh.

• NC State LIVE: Afro-Cuban percussion concert by the Pedrito Martínez Group. 7:30 p.m. Stewart Theatre.

Sunday, March 24

• Department of Performing Arts and Technology: Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra in concert, featuring a program of works by women composers. 4 p.m. Stewart Theatre.

• NC State LIVE has posted the lineup of events taking place on and around campus during the Small Island Big Song artist residency, April 8-12. This collective of Indigenous musicians comes from island nations in the Pacific and Indian Oceans – Taiwan, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Madagascar, Mauritius, Easter Island (Chile) – where they are on the front lines of climate change. The musicians have joined with filmmakers, oceanographers, scientists and artists to create a week of extraordinary events. The residency will come to a celebratory close with a concert by Small Island Big Song in Stewart Theatre on Friday, April 12 at 7:30pm.

• Matt McConnell’s fascinating Evolution Field sculpture has returned to campus and will be on display between D.H. Hill Jr. Library and Bostian Hall through May 4. The lights are on from dusk until midnight.

• The Gregg Museum of Art & Design and the College of Design have added a closing reception (April 11) for the Leading by Design exhibition. Registration is required, and the deadline is April 1.

• Student artists: The deadline to apply to participate in the annual Student Art Sale is Sunday, March 31. The sale is open to all NC State students and takes place on April 12.

• Summer job: Artspace, a nonprofit visual arts center located in downtown Raleigh, seeks applicants for a nine-week position as camp coordinator in summer 2024. Application deadline: April 5.

• Read Smart Book Discussion: In preparation for author Jenny Offill’s March 28 visit to NC State, graduation student Sally Parlier will lead a discussion of Offill’s novel Weather. Monday, March 18 at 7 p.m. (virtual event). Presented by the NC State University Libraries.

• WKNC’s Lunch Local Live opens on Wednesday, March 20 at noon, and will run weekly for the next six weeks at The Corner on Centennial Campus. Bring your lunch or check out the food trucks.

• Sole Strut: A Sneaker Showcase. University Founded hosts an event that includes a sneaker pop-up shop, a fashion show, and an exhibit of research on sneakerhead communities. Friday, March 22 at 4:30 to 6 p.m.

• Festival on the Hill: Ex Machina. The UNC Department of Music presents “an interdisciplinary and multimedia project exploring the complex connections and relationship between technology and humanity through visual art and music.” The March 22 program includes a commissioned piece by Peter Askim from NC State’s Department of Performing Arts and Technology.

• Academic and Student Affairs News: NC State Choral Artists Prepare for Debut with ‘Considering Matthew Shepard.’ In their first concert, the NC State Choral Artists will be joined by the State Chorale to perform Craig Hella Johnson’s modern fusion oratorio, a Grammy-nominated musical response to a tragedy that offers a message of hope.

• NC State News: The Paradox of the Librarian Poetry Fox. Our favorite furry poet gets more press.

• The North State Journal: Asheville’s Holler Choir. You’ll be able to catch the Holler Choir for free on the LIVE @ Lake Raleigh series on May 2.

• Technician: Women’s History Month Profiles: Nina Simone is still misunderstoodTechnician writer Rocky Berhe discusses the life of one of the greatest musicians ever born in North Carolina. [Historical note: Nine Simone performed in Reynolds Coliseum on November 1, 1968, as part of the New Arts Jazz Festival. See the story in the Technician archives.]

• Technician: Asia Night brings diverse culture and talent to Stewart TheatreTechnician assistant culture editor Riya Kannan recaps this annual event presented by the Asian Students Association. Technician photographer Violet Beesley has posted some great photos from the event.

• Technician: African American Cultural Center closes ‘29 Days of Healing’ with open mic eventTechnician assistant video editor Katherine Wan writes about a gathering that featured spoken word, singing and rap.

• Nature: The neuroscientist formerly known as Prince’s audio engineer. Susan Rogers worked with the legendary singer-songwriter before earning a Ph.D. in her 50s on auditory memory and how we listen to music throughout life. (H/T: Jory Weintraub)

• Dance Magazine: Ana María Alvarez Redefines the Dance Program at UC San Diego. The CONTRA-TIEMPO dance theatre company, founded by Alvarez, has been a part of three NC State LIVE seasons since 2016 and has set work on our student dance companies on more than one occasion.

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