Monday morning arts news, May 16


Monday, May 16

• The Crafts Center opens for summer (see the schedule). Have you registered for a class?

Tuesday, May 17 through Saturday, May 21

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Visit your museum! There are three exhibitions currently open at the Gregg: the trompe l’oeil ceramics of Eric Serritella, photographs of Indian threshold drawings by Martha Strawn, and collages by NC State College of Design alumnus Frank Lee Craig. Galleries open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, May 18

• Crafts Center: The refreshed windows of the Member-Made Street Gallery open today. Do you have gift shopping on your to-do list?

• University Theatre: Josh Reaves, Mia Self and Danica Jackson will be interviewed by Wayne Williams on the Lights Up! program on WHUP-FM. They’ll be talking about all things TheatreFEST. The program runs 5-6 p.m., and UT folks are scheduled to join at 5:30.

Thursday, May 19

• NC State LIVE and Centennial Campus: Don’t miss the final LIVE @ Lake Raleigh free outdoor concert of spring 2022, featuring Durham-based hip-hop artist Shirlette Ammons. Food trucks at 5 p.m., concert at 6 p.m. Find all the details.

Thursday, May 19 through Saturday, May 21

• Department of Music: Are you in the market for a piano? The music department hosts the 2022 Piano and Digital Piano Sale in Price Music Center.

Friday, May 20

• University Theatre: TheatreFEST Insight (Design Track). Experience theatre being made in real time. Mia Self leads a one-hour intimate show-and-tell conversation about creating the world of AssassinsLearn more. 7 p.m.


• For graduation 2022, NC State posted social media videos focused on friendship. Last week, we saw a video featuring arts students Parker Mitchell and Noah Weaver. This week, NC State has shared another great video of best friends, this time Alyssa McInnis and Emily Southard; both were members of the saxophone section of the Power Sound of the South. The videos featuring these new alumni are available on Facebook.

Crowdfunding success! Both spring 2022 arts projects made goal – one for Dance Student Research and Choreography, and the other for Power Sound of the South Drumline Equipment. Thank you to all who supported the effort.

• Tickets are now available for TheatreFEST 2022. After the two-year pandemic break, TheatreFEST returns with a BANG, expanding to be Raleigh’s hub for summer theatre. Centered around the production of Stephen Sondheim’s multiple Tony Award-winning dark comedy, Assassins, TheatreFEST (June 2-19) will include a 24-hour challenge to create four 10-minute plays; the first public staging of a new one-woman show by a young alum; the return of the TheatreFESTival open house that reveals some of the magic behind live performance; previews of work to come from neighboring theatre companies; the first workshop offering of a new musical work-in-progress by Honest Pint Theatre Company; and new Insight tracks to get more from your Assassins experience.


• College of Engineering News: Senior Solteria Ross gives herself grace. Panoramic Dance Project member Solteria Ross graduated this month with a B.S. in aerospace engineering and minors in English and women’s and gender studies. Dance kept her grounded during her years at NC State.

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