Monday morning arts news, May 9


Tuesday, May 10 through Saturday, May 14

• 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.


• Do you plan for silence in your life? In his latest “Our Life in the Arts” blog post, Rich Holly discusses silence and its relationship to the arts.

• For graduation 2022, NC State posted social media videos focused on friendship. Graduating seniors Parker Mitchell and Noah Weaver have been friends since elementary school, and both have been involved with the arts at NC State. They’ve lived in the Arts Village. Parker has been an arts intern and an arts entrepreneurship student. Noah has worked at the Crafts Center and has participated in the Student Art Sale for multiple years. See their video on Facebook.

• Don’t miss out! It is the last week to join the crowd. The spring 2022 NC State Crowdfunding campaign includes two arts projects: Dance Student Research and Choreography, and Power Sound of the South Drumline Equipment. This fundraising effort runs through May 13. The minimum gift amount on the crowdfunding platform is only $5.

• 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 (very soon to be) 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.


• Carolina Arts: North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, Features Works by Martha Strawn. The Gregg Museum’s Across the Threshold of India exhibition is featured.

• DASA News: Meet the Graduates. DASA marketing intern Natalie Gore writes about some standout 2022 graduates, including three who have been involved in the arts: Lindsay Caslin (State Dance Company), Erin Migneco (Gregg Museum intern), and Solteria Ross (Panoramic Dance Project).

• Raleigh Magazine: Bouncing off the Walls. The aerial dance troupe Bandaloop returned to Raleigh to perform for the grand opening of the 301 Hillsborough tower in downtown Raleigh. Bandaloop has been presented by NC State LIVE on two occasions, first in 1997, then again in 2015 for the grand reopening of Talley Student Union.

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