Asides: News of the arts, in brief

March 23, 2013 

Time through art

The N.C. Museum of Art and Penland School of Crafts join forces on “0 to 60: The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art,” opening Sunday in the museum’s East Building.

Featuring indoor and outdoor installations at the museum in Raleigh and a series of artist residencies and installations at Penland, the show examines how contemporary artists blur the boundaries of art, craft and design, and how they incorporate science, engineering, robotics, computer software and gaming technology to explore the concept of time, according to an exhibit summary.

Eight artists are creating new works tied to the exhibit’s themes. One of these, “Forest for the Chairs,” by Penland’s resident artist Tom Shields, will be on view in Museum Park. Artists Dan Bailey, Kyoung Ae Cho, Alison Collins and Anne Lemanski will be in residence at Penland, where they will create installations that will be on view for the run of the exhibit.

The show was conceived by Linda Dougherty, the museum’s chief curator, and Jean McLaughlin, director of Penland. Many of the more than 30 artists whose work is on exhibit have studied or taught at Penland.

“We are committed to collecting and exhibiting contemporary art, and ‘0 to 60’ offers a unique opportunity to do that by drawing on our ties to Penland School of Crafts -- which has been an incubator for so many wonderful artists from our state -- and the relationships we have with artists who are excited to create new work for our exhibition,” museum director Lawrence J. Wheeler said in a prepared statement.

Tickets are $7 for adults; $5 for seniors, military and students age 7 and older. College students with current I.D. are free from 5-9 p.m. Fridays.

The museum is at 2110 Blue Ridge Road, and the exhibit will be on view through Aug. 11. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Info: 919-839-6262 or

Geter retrospective

Nearly four dozen of Tyrone Geter’s most significant drawings, collages, paintings, installation pieces and sculptures are on exhibit at N.C. Central University art museum Sunday through April 19.

This is the first major retrospective of works by Geter, who is regarded as one of the best draftsmen on the contemporary scene.

Currently director of the Ponder Gallery of Art at Benedict College in Columbia, S.C., Geter received a grant in 1979 that enabled him to spend seven years in Nigeria, where he produced large-scale drawings that are showcased in the exhibit. His interpretation of the role that spirits and ancestors play in African family life is highlighted in the charcoal drawing, “Spirits No. 4 (Ancestors).” The show also includes his 2013 “Father of Our Fathers,” a large-scale installation piece, and studies in motion, mixed media and three-dimensional collage from the early 2000s.

The museum is on Lawson Street in Durham, across from the NCCU’s Farrison-Newton Communications Building. It is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

Info: 919-560-6211 or

Spotlight on small

A reception is on tap Friday at Cary Gallery of Artists to kick off “Small Treasures,” an annual juried exhibit. The show, judged by Nancy Tuttle May, includes two- and three-dimensional small pieces from more than 20 artists across the state. It runs through April 19.

The reception is from 6-9 p.m. at the gallery, 200 S. Academy St., Suite 120, as part of Cary’s Final Friday Art Loop. The public is invited.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Info: 919-462-2035 or

Shakespeare remix

Join Common Ground Theatre Co. for a thoroughly modern take on Shakespeare Wednesday through Saturday.

Charles Marowitz breaks “Hamlet” into pieces and remixes it for the 21st century in “The Marowitz Hamlet.” Characters appear and disappear from the stage at random as Hamlet conjures his memories and imaginings of them.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee also scheduled Saturday.

Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and under 21. Common Ground Theatre is at 4815-B Hillsborough Road in Durham.

Info: 919-698-3870; or

Brass preview

Hear the program that two Triangle-area brass groups will present at the North American Brass Band Association contest next month at Sunday in Wendell.

Triangle Youth Brass Band and Triangle Youth Brass Ensemble perform at 7 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 125 S. Selma Road. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students and will be available at the door.



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