Monday morning arts news, November 15


Monday, November 15

• Crafts Center: Spring 2022 crafts class registration opens today for NC State students only. Explore classes in clay, fibers, glass, jewelry and metals, lapidary, mixed media, new media, photography, and wood. Registration opens to NC State faculty, staff, and the public on Nov. 22.

• Crafts Center: Final exhibition day for Fluxus Actions: Chance, Randomness and Uncertainty. Free.

• University Theatre: Audition workshop. Want to put your best fin forward when you audition for The SpongeBob Musical in January? Find your sea legs and learn more about how to prepare. Get the details and register at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, November 16 through Saturday, November 20

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Visit your museum! Galleries open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and until 8 p.m. and the first and third Thursday of each month. Three exhibitions are open for viewing: Crossed Kalunga by the Stars and Other Acts of Resistance, Chris Hondros – Conflict photography, and Will Henry Stevens – Pastels and drawings.

Tuesday, November 16

• Dept. of Music: Symphonic Band Concert. Chris Branam directs a concert titled “Fate Through Time.” Check out the program and get your tickets online. 7 p.m.

Wednesday, November 17

• Crafts Center: Refreshed windows open today at the Member-Made Street Gallery.

• Crafts Center: Over 50 NC State students from the Women and Minority Engineering Programs will visit for a series of specialized classes.

• Dept. of Music: Wind Ensemble Holiday Concert. Dr. Paul Garcia directs the ensemble. Get your tickets online. 7 p.m.

Thursday, November 18

• Gregg Museum of Art & Design: Staff-guided tour. Join Gregg Museum education staff on a detailed tour of works by multidisciplinary artist André Leon Gray, whose work is featured in Crossed Kalunga by the Stars and Other Acts of Resistance. Registration required. 6 p.m.

• Dept. of Music: Jazz Orchestra Concert. Dr. Wes Parker directs the big band, joined by several NC State jazz combos. Get your tickets online. 7 p.m.

• NC State LIVE: Be a part of the live audience for Rissi Palmer’s Color Me Country podcast. NC State LIVE partners with the NC State University Libraries to host a taping of the Apple Music radio show in the auditorium at Hunt Library. Palmer will interview Indigenous music makers Charly Lowry and Roger Dale. Free; registration required. 7:30 p.m.

Friday, November 19

• Dept. of Music: Piano recital by international performing artist Cahill Smith, as part of the Fall Piano Series. You can attend the recital in person in Price Music Center or via Zoom. Registration required. Free. 5:30 p.m.

• University Theatre: Orchestra pit auditions. Music director Diane Petteway invites students to join her and other local professional musicians as she builds a 16-piece orchestra for the spring production of The SpongeBob Musical. Students may sign up for a 10-minute live audition or submit a video to the UT website. Visit for all details and registration.

Saturday, November 20

• Crafts Center: Get a jump on your holiday shopping and BUY LOCAL! The annual Crafts Fair returns after the pandemic break, this year on the street (Jensen Drive, between Thompson Hall and the Coliseum Parking Deck). 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $3 per person, free for NC State students with campus ID and children under age ten.

• Home football game vs. Syracuse. Military Appreciation Day. 4 p.m.

• Dept. of Music: Chordination A Cappella presents their first fall concert in Stewart Theatre, with special guests Wolfgang A Cappella. Avoid missing part of the concert: get your tickets online. 7 p.m.

Sunday, November 21

• Dept. of Music: Raleigh Civic Symphony. Dr. Peter Askim directs a program that includes the world premiere of “The Other Side of Hungry River” by Tift Merritt, who will join the orchestra to perform her new work. The program includes Valerie Coleman’s “Umoja” and selections from Georges Bizet’s “Carmen.” Tickets are limited; buy online in advance. 4 p.m.


• What have we learned from the pandemic? Problem solving. In his latest “Our Life in The Arts” blog post, Rich Holly discusses how artists are problem solvers day in and day out.

• The Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies will host a virtual conversation with Arab American producer and actor Mike Mosallam, writer/director of his 2020 film Breaking Fast, and creator and co-executive producer of the television series All-American Muslim. Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m.

Windhover, NC State’s literary arts magazine, is accepting submissions in four categories: visual art, literature, audio and video. The priority deadline is Nov. 23.


• The New York Times: In ‘Unedited,’ the Revisions Are Part of the Tradition. This Times review praises a “stunning” solo performance by Rachna Nivas, cofounder and artistic director of Leela Dance Collective, scheduled to perform Speak on the NC State LIVE series on April 14, 2022.

• National Endowment for the Arts: Bringing Joy and Upliftment. The NEA quarterly publication, American Artscape, features an interview with Leela Dance Collective cofounder and artistic director Rina Mehta. Leela Dance Collective is scheduled to perform Speak on the NC State LIVE series on April 14, 2022.

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