Monday morning arts news, March 28



• 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.

Tuesday, March 29 through Saturday, April 2

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Visit your museum! Frank Lee Craig – Near Distance is now open in the historic residence, and a new exhibition opens on March 31. Galleries open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, March 29

• Dept. of Music: Spring recitals by music performance minors. Open to all. See the performance list. Price Music Center, Room 110. 7 p.m.

Wednesday, March 30

• Dance Program: The Lunchbox Series with Gail Nagel. In this virtual 45-minute conversation, join Gail Nagel, a physical therapist, as she discusses the interconnections within the body, how the body works as one kinetic chain, and why these are important things to consider when assessing and treating musculoskeletal injuries. Register here. 12 p.m.

Thursday, March 31

• University Theatre: It’s opening night for The SpongeBob Musical. When SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world, chaos erupts, and lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. Titmus Theatre. See show dates and times.

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Across the Threshold of India – Photographs by Martha Strawn. This new exhibition opens today and features images that draw attention to one of India’s longest and least-known religious practices – the art of sanctifying space through the creation of threshold diagrams. Learn more. Free. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Dept. of Music: Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra. Peter Askim conducts NC State’s chamber orchestra in “Unfinished…,” featuring Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 plus new music by composers Allison Loggins-Hull and Milad Yousufi. Stewart Theatre. Learn more and get tickets. 8 p.m.

Friday, April 1

• Dept. of Music: In this free virtual event, Dylan Savage, professor of piano at UNC Charlotte, will address careers in music and how students can extract tremendous value from their music study. Learn more. 2 p.m.

• Dept. of Music: Join the three NC State choirs – State Chorale, University Singers and Chamber Singers – for their spring concert. Tickets are available online. Stewart Theatre. 7 p.m.

• DEADLINE EXTENDED to today: Creative Artist Awards 2022. 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.

• The 2022 Student Art Sale submissions are due Friday, April 1 by 11:59 p.m., 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.


• Free outdoor concerts by the lake are BACK! NC State LIVE has announced the spring 2022 LIVE @ Lake Raleigh series.

• Get all the behind-the-scenes scoop on The SpongeBob Musical. On UT Talk, one video features student members of the cast, and the other video is from a conversation between scenic and costume designers Jayme Mellema and Laura Parker.

• Podcast: Inside the Memorial Belltower with Dr. Tom Stafford. In the first full episode of the NC State Philanthropy Podcast, the university’s unofficial Belltower historian gives listeners a short lesson on this hallowed landmark.

• NC State students: The Gregg Museum is hiring Museum Ambassadors for the summer. These are paid, part-time positions open to full-time NC State students.

• UAB’s TUFFTalks 2022: The Story of Music. The speaker lineup includes senior Michael Gardo (2019-20 Arts NC State Performing Artist Award winner) and Olga Kleiankina, teaching professor and director of piano studies in the Dept. of Music. Stewart Theatre. 6 p.m.

• Pride Life Expo 2022 at the McKimmon Center. With 132 exhibitor booths, the event is being billed as “the largest ever exposition of businesses, agencies and non-profit organizations in North Carolina, that want to connect with, support and serve the LGBTQ+ community.” Free. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


• Technician: Behind the scenes at University Theatre: Costume Designer Laura Parker. Technician writer Shelby Bryson interviews Laura Parker and gets a preview of costumes for UT’s upcoming production of The SpongeBob Musical.

• Technician: The Gregg Museum of Art & Design invites community to new exhibitions. Technician writer Olivia Winston highlights current and upcoming exhibitions at the Gregg.

• Business Daily Africa: Kasiva, the drummer turns rhythms into a new album. How has it already been five years since the NC State LIVE presentation of the boundary-breaking Nile Project? It was so amazing. Remember the euphoric percussionist Kasiva Mutua? Business Daily previews her first solo EP project. Do take a quick spin down memory lane with a glance back at the spring 2017 issue of #creativestate (The Nile Project story beings on page 34).

• Technician: Black History Month. This Technician photo gallery looks back at Black History Month and includes images from the Gregg Museum Crossed Kalunga exhibition that has now closed.

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