Monday morning arts news, May 31


Tuesday, June 1 through Friday, June 4

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

Thursday, June 3

• Gregg Museum: Chris Hondros – Conflict photography and Will Henry Stevens – Pastels and drawings. Two new exhibitions open at the Gregg on Thursday, featuring works from the museum’s permanent collection.

• Gregg Museum: Show and Tell. NC State alumnus Chris Hondros ’93 was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize for his 2002 photo of Liberian loyalist commander Joseph Duo exulting after firing a rocket at rebel militiamen during a battle for control of Monrovia, the Liberian capital. This presentation will highlight Hondros’ photo that’s part of the Gregg Museum’s permanent collection. Available on the Gregg YouTube channel at 4pm.

Friday, June 4

• Gregg Museum: Cellist Kirsten Jermé, an applied lecturer in the NC State music department, will perform a free outdoor concert that will include works by J.S. Bach, Lera Auerbach, and Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson. Registration required for this bring-your-own-chair event. 3pm.


• The summer Silent Film Celebration continues at the Gregg Museum. The series highlights women, people of color, and explorations in silent film. The films run in a loop during museum hours.

• One of the great University Theatre pivots of 2020-21 was Strictly Speaking, a series of Zoom discussions with professional theatre-makers from around the world. The speakers represented a wide range of fields, including actors, arts administrators, stage managers, special effects experts, filmmakers, and sound, costume, lighting and scenic designers. The archived discussions have created an impressive arts master class collection, with 51 videos available on the UT YouTube channel.

• The Crafts Center has a great collection of in-person summer classes ranging from beginner to advanced skill level, including a three-hour workshop in monoprinting, a two-day jewelry workshop in anodizing niobium and titanium (taught by Amy Veatch, who learned from Mary Ann Scherr), intermediate classes in sewing and knitting, a three-session intro to the ShopBot CNC router, and a six-week class in relief printing.

• The Department of Music wrapped up spring semester with three virtual concerts available on YouTube, including performances by the Concert Bands and Pep Band, the NC State Choirs, and a concert by NC State’s orchestras, the Raleigh Civic Symphony and Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra.

• The NC State Dance Program “Concert From Your Couch” series is back, and includes performances from spring 2021 as well as highlights from past concerts.


• Technician: Caique Vidal & Batuque LIVE @ Centennial. Technician staff videographer Eric Wennerstrom documented the final drive-in concert presented by NC State LIVE.

• Walter Magazine: 20+ Things to Do in June In and around Raleigh. The new Chris Hondros exhibition at the Gregg Museum is featured.

• Triangle on the Cheap: Free cello concert, and free silent film festival at the Gregg Museum. TOTC covers multiple summer events and exhibitions at the Gregg.

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