Monday morning arts news, March 22


Monday, March 22

• Student Art Sale panel and information session: Art sale manager Amy Sawyers-Williams and a panel of past Student Art Sale artists present a one-hour Zoom info session about selling artwork online. Join the discussion at (students must use their account to participate). 6pm.

Tuesday, March 23

• Gregg Museum: Get your free timed ticket on Eventbrite and explore the three current exhibitions. Galleries open 10am-5pm.

• University Theatre: How to Theatre series. Join Laura Parker to learn about 16th century garment construction, including seaming techniques, hand-bound eyelets, and cartridge pleating. This IN-PERSON session is open to NC State students only. Registration is limited to eight students per class. 4:30pm.

• University Theatre: Strictly Speaking. Elizabeth Mak is a Singapore-born NYC-based lighting and media designer. Her practice as an artist is rooted in using various forms of visual storytelling to create immersive and experiential works that address issues of social justice. 6pm.

• NC State LIVE and the Dance Program: Take part in a free virtual Latin social dance class led by Lyvan Verdecia of Ballet Hispánico. Open to all ages and abilities, solo or with a partner. Register by noon for the 6pm class.

Wednesday, March 24

• Wellness Day (no classes).

• Day of Giving: On March 24, the #GivingPack will come together for a day of philanthropy, competition and spirit. Join us by participating in fun social challenges, follow our progress throughout the day, and support the arts!

• Gregg Museum: Get your free timed ticket on Eventbrite and explore the three current exhibitions. Galleries open 10am-5pm.  

• Crafts Center: All of today’s free CraftCare classes may be filled, but you can check here.

Thursday, March 25

• Gregg Museum: Get your free timed ticket on Eventbrite and explore the three current exhibitions. Galleries open 10am-5pm.  

• University Theatre: Strictly Speaking. Jay Machado is a hard surface modeler for Industrial Light & Magic. His credits include The Mandalorian, Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run, Rogue One, Star Wars: the Force Awakens, and Transformers: Age of Extinction. 6pm.

Friday, March 26

• Gregg Museum: Get your free timed ticket on Eventbrite and explore the three current exhibitions. Galleries open 10am-5pm.  

• Today is the submission deadline for the annual Creative Artist Awards. The Arts NC State Creative Artist Award recognizes original work in music, dance and theatre created by 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 Arts NC State performing arts program.

NOTE: This week brings the University Theatre premiere of Static by Aysia Slade, winner of the 2020 Creative Artist Award in theatre. Due to extremely limited indoor capacity in the theatre, no tickets will be available. However, University Theatre is planning a virtual premiere in April, at a date TBA.


• The Lunchbox Series returns for five Wednesdays starting March 31. Share your lunch hour with the Dance Program and esteemed guests to discuss vibrant topics within the dance industry. These virtual conversations are free and open to all.

• A terrific new video: The NC State Jazz Orchestra performs “A Night in Tunisia” by John “Dizzy” Gillespie and Frank Paparelli, produced as a class project (MUS 144) during the spring semester of 2021. Arranged by Michael Philip Mossman. Directed, recorded and engineered by Dr. Wes Parker, director of jazz studies. Video edited by Colin Moore.

• The Crafts Center, in collaboration with the Counseling Center, announces its new CRAFTCARE: Creativity Through Wellness series. The first (free!) classes will be offered during the university’s Wellness Days on March 24 and April 15. Learn more and register.

• The Department of Music’s spring 2021 issue of Wolf Tones magazine is now available online. The new digital format includes video content.

• Deadline: Friday, April 2. The annual Student Art Sale is coming up on Friday, April 16, and is open to all currently enrolled, full-time NC State students. Deadline for submission is April 2. Learn how students can submit original artwork for sale, as well as be considered for the Visual Artist Award. To help students prepare for the event: Join art sale manager Amy Sawyers-Williams and past Student Art Sale artists for a one-hour info session to learn more about selling artwork online on Monday, March 22 at 6pm.

• Feeling the urge to make something cool? Check the last chance list for both in-person and online classes at the Crafts Center that might still have space available.

• NC State LIVE: Gate passes for spring LIVE @ the Lot concerts are on sale now. The lineup includes Violet Bell (April 8), Charly Lowry (April 22), Jack the Radio (May 6), and Caique Vidal and Batuque (May 20). Arts NC State faculty and staff should contact Katherine Fuller directly at


• NC State Campaign News: Music Students Band Together for Day of Giving. Will the music students repeat their success with Day of Giving social media challenges?

• NC State News: Defining the Student Experience at NC State: Meet Doneka Scott. Dr. Scott discusses her vision for student success.

• Technician: Heavlin/Bress ticket, Vanhoy claim victory in SG election. Congratulations to Molly Vanhoy, who just won the Student Senate presidential race! Molly is a student representative on the Friends of Arts NC State board of advisors.

• Technician: NC State professors explain how Disney+ is shaking up the streaming industry. Faculty from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Poole College of Management discuss how the streaming industry is evolving.

• Technician: NC State student tells the story of endangered salamanders through ‘The Forgotten Dragons’. This story brought back memories of The Nile Project that was wrapping up four years ago this month. NC State student Ben Zino is working to bring attention to the endangered Neuse River waterdog through a short film.

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