Monday morning arts news, September 13


Tuesday, September 14 through Saturday, September 18

• Gregg Museum: Visit your museum! Galleries open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The first section of a new exhibition – Crossed Kalunga by the Stars and Other Acts of Resistance – recently opened, and features work by seven contemporary artists of color. The Gregg has resumed Saturday hours and is open until 8 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month.

Wednesday, September 15

• Yom Kippur begins at sundown.

Thursday, September 16

• Music: Fall piano series. Olga Kleiankina, director of piano studies, presents a free virtual piano master class with international performing artist Gjergji Gaqi. Open to all. Learn more and register. 5:30 p.m.

• Dance Program: Enjoy a free master class targeted to intermediate dance level. Classical Chinese dance with XiaoSong Her. 6 p.m. Space is limited, so please register.

• Gregg Museum: Join education staff members on a one-hour guided tour of Conflict Photography by Chris Hondros. Registration is required and space is limited. 6 p.m.

Saturday, September 18

• Home football game vs. Furman, 7:30 p.m. Parents and Families Weekend.


• If you missed the Art of Remembrance 9/11 memorial ceremony on Saturday evening, the video is available on the NC State YouTube channel. An exhibition of World Trade Center photographs by NC State alum Charles Moretz ’72 will be open at the Crafts Center through Nov. 5.

• The latest “Our Life in the Arts” blog post by Rich Holly is now available. In this installment, Rich reflects on his philosophy on personal strategic planning.

• The first home football game of the season brought the return of the Power Sound of the South to Carter-Finley Stadium. Check out a fun video of the marching band on game day on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

• NC State English professor Jason Miller, who partnered with NC State LIVE and other campus departments on the Experiencing King at NC State project in fall 2016 (revisit that project on page 16 of #creativestate), will be discussing his team’s latest research project, Backlash Blues: Nina Simone and Langston Hughes, a digital archive documenting the lifelong friendship between singer and poet. The Alumni Association is hosting a launch reception and presentation on Sept. 21 (registration deadline Sept. 17). A virtual presentation will also be available.

• University Theatre’s production support project was selected for the new NC State crowdfunding campaign. After reaching the original goal in only 10 days, the goal has been doubled. Don’t miss out on being a part of this first successful effort.

• The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is now accepting entries for the 2021 NC State Fiction Contest. See all of the details (including award information). The postmark deadline is Oct. 15.


• NC State News: Catching Up With the Outgoing Class. NC State follows up with six new seniors who were first interviewed when they started their college careers in August 2018 – including Dani Coan, who has made University Theatre a big part of her life as a student at NC State.

• NC State Alumni Magazine: Hollywood Called, He Answered. In our August 16 update, we announced that the summer issue of the alumni magazine includes an interview with Hollywood marketing trailblazer Scott Addison Clay ’98. During his time as an environmental engineering major at NC State, Clay performed in multiple University Theatre productions, including the lead role of Billy Crocker in the 1994/95 season production of Anything Goes. The story is now available online.

• The News & Observer: Events across the Triangle will mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11 attacks. An N&O article featured the Art of Remembrance ceremony presented by the Crafts Center.

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