Asides: News of the arts, in brief

February 23, 2013 

Family time at museum

Sunday is Family Day at the Ackland Art Museum. Adults and kids alike can explore the “More Love” exhibition, take part in storytime and visit the Creation Station.

The event is 2-5 p.m. and is recommended for children ages 4 to 8. It is free and open to the public.

Also this week at Ackland: “Yoga in the Galleries,” noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, free for current Ackland members, $5 for non-members; Ackland Film Forum features “A Separation,” a film set in contemporary Iran, at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill; “Collage” hands-on art classes for UNC students, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, $8 per class.

Info: 919-966-5736 or The Ackland Art Museum is at 101 S. Columbia St., Chapel Hill.

Make a flag magnet

Learn about the different flags of the Americas at the N.C. Museum of History.

At the “Make It, Take It: Flags of the Americas” event, visit the “Al Norte al Norte” exhibit to learn about Hispanics living in North Carolina. Participants also will be able to color their own flag magnets to take home.

The event is 1-3 p.m. Saturday. It is free and open to the public.

Info: 919-807-7900 or The N.C. Museum of History is at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh.

Seeking submissions

The Hillsborough Arts Council is seeking submissions from area artists for displays in 2013.

Art can be displayed at one of the five shows as part of the Art Walk held on the last Friday of each month.

Artists who live in or have studios in Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Orange, Person or Wake counties are eligible. Application deadline is 4 p.m. March 28. There is a $15 non-refundable application fee.

Info: 919-294-8308;

‘Found object’ sculpture

See an art exhibit full of found and reclaimed objects at The Scrap Exchange in Durham.

Shelly Hehenberger presents her “found object sculpture 2009-2011” exhibit. Her work includes mixed media wall sculptures that are inspired by nests and seeds.

The exhibit is on display through March 9 in the Green Gallery during regular store hours, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Info: 919-688-6960 or The Scrap Exchange is at 923 Franklin St., Durham.

Enter art competition

Artists throughout the Carolinas can compete for $15,000 in cash and prizes in the third annual “Carolina’s Got Art” competition. Both professional and amateur artists may apply, and entries will be accepted in all media, including paintings, photography, sculptures, woven pieces and ceramics.

Lance Esplund, art critic for Bloomberg News, will act as juror for the competition.

Artists may enter up to three pieces. All work has to be original, for sale and created in the past two years.

Entry fee is $35. Deadline to submit entries is March 15.


Wagner, Strauss concert

Celebrate the 200th birthday of German composer Richard Wagner.

The Mallarme Chamber Players and the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra are teaming up for a concert that will feature Wagner’s only piece of chamber music, “Siegfried Idyll.”

The concert also will feature works from Louis Spohr and Richard Strauss. Greensboro Symphony music director Dmitry Sitkovetsky will conduct the Wagner piece and play violin for the Strauss piece.

Concert is 7:30 p.m. March 3 at the Kirby Horton Hall at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door, and $5 for students with ID.

Info: 919-560-2788;

Seeking art interns

Artspace seeks two summer interns to work with the summer arts program.

The first internship starts June 11 and pays $1,200. The second starts June 17 and pays $600.

Responsibilities include overseeing volunteers, gathering necessary supplies and acting as liaison between teachers and staff.

The internships are designed for visual art, art education and art administration majors or MFA candidates working in education programming and management. Interns are encouraged to seek school credit.

The application deadline is March 15.

Info: 919-821-2787 or Artspace is at 201 E. Davie St., Raleigh.

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