Monday morning arts news, May 3


Tuesday, May 4

• Gregg Museum: This Friday is your last chance to see (in person) the stunning photographs by Stephen Althouse. The Gregg is open 10am to 5pm, Tuesday through Friday.

Wednesday, May 5

Gregg Museum: Visit your museum! Galleries open 10am-5pm.

Thursday, May 6

• Gregg Museum: Visit your museum! Galleries open 10am-5pm.

• Gregg Museum: YouTube launch. It’s show and tell time. Featuring an object from the Gregg Museum collection, learn about Japanese redware, manufactured in the ancient kiln town of Tokoname. 4pm.

• NC State LIVE @ the Lot presents a drive-in concert by Jack the Radio. Gates and food trucks at 5:30pm, concert at 6:30pm. Details and gate passes at [Arts NC State faculty and staff: contact Katherine Fuller directly at].

Friday, May 7

• Gregg Museum: Visit your museum! Galleries open 10am-5pm. Final day for Objects of Intention: Photographs by Stephen Althouse.

• University Theatre: It’s the last day to view Static on YouTube. Scroll down for more information.


• The DASA End of the Year awards ceremony last Wednesday included recognition of several arts folks. Jeannifer Sandoval, visitor services and security coordinator for the Gregg Museum of Art and Design, was one of the recipients of the DASA Award for Excellence. Other nominees included Michael Auchter (Arts Development) and Jordan Brothers Cao (Gregg Museum). Olga Kleiankina (Music) has been named a recipient of the Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Award. And as was noted in last week’s issue, four music and dance faculty members have been approved for promotion to Teaching Professor: Peter Askim, Olga Kleiankina, Autumn Mist Belk and Beth Wright Fath.

• The Department of Music has announced three more virtual concert events in May to celebrate the work of student-musicians and faculty this spring: NC State Symphonic Band, Varsity Pep Band and Wind Ensemble (May 13); NC State Choirs (May 20); and world premieres by the Raleigh Civic Symphony and Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra (May 27). See details and get YouTube links.

• Have you registered for a summer crafts class? Both in-person and online classes are available.

• The NC State Dance Team, part of the NC State Marching Band, became the first-ever ACC Dance Team Champions on April 2, followed by first and second-place wins in the National Dance Alliance Collegiate National Championship. Learn more and see their competition videos.

• Last chance: Senior psychology major Aysia Slade was named winner of the 2020 Creative Artist Award in theatre for her play Static. Indoor audiences for the University Theatre performances in March were extremely limited due to COVID guidelines, but the show was filmed and is now available on YouTube until Friday, May 7 at 7pm. Learn more about Aysia Slade and the play in this interview piece from the University Honors and Scholars Programs, and view the performance here.

• Crafts Center clay studio manager Jennifer Siegel is getting “eggsited” about her “eggsibition” coming up May 7-9 at Gretchen Quinn Pottery in Raleigh’s Five Points (2003 Fairview Road). Scramble to get the details at

• Haven’t made a purchase from the Student Art Sale? Start here for instructions or go directly to the online gallery, where you can explore paintings, mixed media works, photography and 3D pieces available for you to purchase. You pay the students on their individual gallery sites, and they keep 100% of the proceeds.


• Technician: On-campus publications promote connection through uplifting interdisciplinary pursuits. Technician writer Jameson Wolf pens a nice article about magazines on campus, including #creativestate and Wolf Tones.

• Technician: Looking for summer fun? There’s plenty to do in North Carolina. The Gregg Museum gets a shout-out in this article.

• NC State Campaign News: A Perfect Fit. Longtime NC State arts advocate and donor Jerry Jackson has endowed a faculty position in biomedical engineering.

• NC State Alumni Magazine: Creature Comforts. Repeating for timeliness: Check out this piece about alumnus George Hage and his country-infused rock back Jack the Radio. Hage was an NC State LIVE #PackPops performer in fall 2020, and Jack the Radio will headline NC State LIVE @ the Lot on May 6.

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