• The Crafts Center: Davis Choun: Pattern Assemblage. Don’t miss this cool exhibition of pieces by College of Design young alum Davis Choun, a process-oriented artist who works with many different discarded or everyday materials, most notably, clothespins. Through April 9.
Monday, March 21
• Student Art Sale info session: Students who are considering submitting artwork for the April 15 Student Art Sale can join this Zoom session get tips from past participants and ask questions. Learn more about the art sale here, and register for the info session here. 5 p.m.
Tuesday, March 22 through Saturday, March 26
• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Visit your museum! Frank Lee Craig – Near Distance is now open in the historic residence. Galleries open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, March 23
• It’s here! Day of Giving 2022. Join the #GivingPack and support something you love: the arts. Whether your passion is singing, dancing, making, acting, playing, or simply appreciating the outstanding work of talented students and professional artists, you can turn that passion into action. Your gift will keep the arts thriving by funding bold initiatives. Visit dayofgiving.ncsu.edu today. You can find the DASA leaderboard here.
• Dance Program: The Lunchbox Series with DJ Robinson. This virtual 45-minute conversation will focus on understanding the dance, the dancer and dancing through a non-ocular lens to create greater empathy and understanding for how the sensorium of the body can propel the body into newfound expression. Register here. 12 p.m.
Thursday, March 24
• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Live from the Galleries. Join Gregg education staff for a live Zoom tour of Frank Lee Craig – Near Distance. Register here. 6 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, March 24-25
• Dance Program: Panoramic Dance Project concert. With a cast of current student members and alumni, the PDP concert will be an evening of dance and live music that explores themes of love, power, strength, overcoming fears, self and growth, featuring a range of dance styles including modern, contemporary, hip-hop, house, African and movement of the diaspora. Learn more and get tickets online. Stewart Theatre. 7 p.m.
Friday, March 25
• Creative Artist Awards 2022: Today is the submission deadline. The Arts NC State Creative Artist Award recognizes original work in music, dance and theatre created by full-time NC State students. Each winning creative artist receives $500, and the selected works will be performed and/or workshopped in the following academic year by the appropriate performing arts program.
Saturday, March 26
• Dept. of Music: Mu Beta Psi’s A Cappella Fest. The program will include performances by Ladies in Red, Chordination and Jawaani. Proceeds will benefit Raleigh’s Community Music School. Tickets available online. Stewart Theatre. 7 p.m.
CHECK. IT. OUT.
• Who knew? Rich Holly, the jock. In his latest “Our Life in The Arts” blog post, Rich Holly is thinking about what sports can learn from the arts, and what the arts can learn from sports.
• The spring 2022 issue of the Dept. of Music’s Wolf Tones magazine includes stories about music minors who lead NC State ensembles and internationally recognized drum corps, an arts entrepreneurship alum building her music career in Colombia, and our latest student spotlight video featuring Masini scholar Gage Fringer.
• The 2022 Student Art Sale is approaching. Artwork submissions are due Friday, April 1, and the sale begins on Friday, April 15 starting at noon. Not only can students sell their original artwork (and keep 100% of the proceeds), all student artists who submit work are eligible for cash awards in categories for 2D, 3D, and computer-rendered art or photography. See all the details.
• The Global Film Series returns on Tuesday, March 22 with Hive, the first film to win all three main awards at the Sundance Film Festival. It is based on the true story of a woman who, in order to provide for her struggling family, pulls together the other widows in her community to launch a business – and is met with hostility. Witherspoon Cinema. Free and open to the public. Register here. 6:30 p.m.
• The International Festival at NC State is a cultural showcase event encouraging interactions between individuals of all backgrounds, while upholding the values of diversity, inclusivity and cultural appreciation. Friday, March 25, 12-4 p.m. on Stafford Commons.
IN THE NEWS
• Association of Performing Arts Professionals: APAP awards over $2 million through ArtsForward Grant Program. NC State LIVE is one of only three presenting organizations in North Carolina to receive funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation through this new program. The $50,000 grant will support the commissioning of a new work to premiere on the NC State LIVE 50th anniversary season in 2022-23.
• Technician: NC State alumni Frank Lee Craig’s ‘Near Distance’ art exhibit brings pride to the Wolfpack. Technician writer Emily Cooney previews the Frank Lee Craig exhibition now open at the Gregg Museum of Art & Design.
• Technician: Multicultural Student Affairs’ Visual Arts Expo emphasizes cross-cultural student expression. Technician’s Patsy McKee writes about the MSA Visual Arts Expo that took place on March 3.
• Indy Week: Students Petition NCSU to Remove Tribute to Facist Design Icon. NC State students are leading an effort to redesign a Le Corbusier-inspired floor in Kamphoefner Hall.
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