The big event this year at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University is "The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl," opening in September. It's an exploration of the culture of vinyl records over 50 years of art. Get a look at what's coming at the exhibit's new website, www.nasher.duke.edu/therecord.
New magazine focuses on arts
There's a new arts publication based in Raleigh, called artsee. The plan is to publish it bimonthly in print and online. It will focus on art in the Carolinas. Behind artsee are Bob Doster, who owned the now-closed Glance Gallery in Raleigh, and Early Design Group members Sean W. Byrne, Dan Early, Mark Westphal and Van Early. The website is www.artsee magazine.com .
Young volunteers work for symphony
Here's a new twist on community outreach: The N.C. Symphony will deploy a team of college- and high-school-age volunteers to bring in new audiences. They'll swarm Triangle cultural events and work their own circles, handing out fliers and talking up the joys of orchestral music. Volunteers will be given a T-shirt and two symphony concert tickets. Know someone who might be interested? Send him or her to ncsymphony.org/streetteam or 789-5481.
Chancellor gets music honor
John Mauceri, chancellor of the UNC School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, was recognized in the June issue of the U.K.-based Gramophone magazine. The publication asked 35 musicians to select the 250 greatest recordings of all time. Among the selections was "Between Two Worlds" by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, performed by the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Berlin and conducted by Mauceri. The Decca recording is in the vein of the conductor's specialty of bringing old film scores to life.
Nonprofit group promotes the arts
A former chairwoman of the Raleigh Arts Commission has started a nonprofit group to promote the arts. Beth Yerxa is using a website - www.triangleartworks.org - and events to link the area's creative community and the art-loving public. Triangle ArtWorks will have a series of launch events: Friday in Raleigh, Aug. 20 in Durham, and an as-yet unscheduled event in Chapel Hill.