Asides: News of the arts, in brief

From staff reportsJuly 20, 2013 

‘Art I Have Loved’ at Lee Hansley Gallery

More than 250 works of art go on view Sunday in the latest edition of Lee Hansley Gallery’s “Art I Have Loved” series.

The first exhibit in the biennial series was in 1993. This year’s show is the largest ever and features works by a number of nationally known artists, including Helen Frankenthaler, Peter Max, Josef Albers, Harold Altman, Andy Warhol and A.B. Shattuck. Regional artists whose works will be on view include George Bireline, Francis Speight, Maud Gatewood, Ted Potter, Frank Faulkner, David Loren Bass and Arless Day.

Among the North Carolina artists represented are Silvia Heyden, Edith London, Lope Max Diaz, Elsie Dinsmore Popkin, E.C. Langford, Joe Cox, Sharon Parker, Deborah First, Duncan Stuart and Nancy Albertson.

The opening reception is from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the gallery, 225 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh.

Info: 919-828-7557 or

‘Remix Redux’

“Remix Redux,” an exhibit that explores how we have reused, replayed, remixed and reinvented electronic media throughout history is on display at the Green Gallery in Durham through Aug. 10.

Stations within the gallery include vintage audio-visual equipment such as a turntable, slide projector and overhead projector that offer interactive experiences to viewers. At a station with a cassette tape player, for instance, visitors can choose from dozens of vintage mix tapes culled from a massive collection accumulated by The Scrap Exchange, a creative reuse center.

Artist Daniel Bagnell, design manager at The Scrap Exchange, explained the concept this way in announcing the show:

“A college is creative reuse. A junk sculpture or a quilt made from scraps is creative reuse. But how far can we stretch this idea? Is music made with samples creative reuse? Is DJing creative reuse? Is circuit bending creative reuse? We think so and we know there are myriad art forms that are in some way related to the concept of creative reuse.”

The Green Gallery, is inside The Scrap Exchange, 923 Franklin St. It is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Info: 919-688-6960 or

Big Band music

The Cavalcade of Triangle Big Bands, a summerlong celebration of the big band era, continues Thursday with Leon Jordan and the Continentals performing from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Five Points Center for Active Adults in Raleigh.

The last concert in the series will be Aug. 29, featuring the Moonlighters Orchestra, led by Terry Blalock.

The Five Points center is at 2000 Noble Road.

Tickets are $10 at the door. Parking is free, and dance instructor Deborah Brown offers free lessons at each event.

Info: 919-996-4734 or

Auction and reception

Cary Gallery of Artists’ summer auction closes at 8 p.m. Friday.

In conjunction with the auction, a reception is on tap from 6-9 p.m. Friday featuring jewelry artist Monica Hunter, photographer Jim Lawson and painter Jill Pike. The three will also be on hand from 11 a.m.-noon Saturday to speak about their work at the gallery’s “Coffee with the Artist” series.

The gallery is at 200 S. Academy St., Suite 120.

Info: 919-462-2035 or

Auction and music

“Imagine,” a summer open house, is on tap from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Waverly Artists Group in Cary. Jazz guitarist Heath Tuttle and the drumming Circle of Rhythmicity will perform.

The event dovetails with the end of an art auction that evening. For bidding details, click the link on the group’s website.

Waverly Artists Group is at 302 Colonades Way, Suite 209 in Cary.



Meet 16 Triangle-area authors Saturday at the Raleigh Street Gallery, 120 W. Raleigh St., Siler City. The author showcase is from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. Info: 919-742-4033 or send email to Pat Dawson of PaperBacks Plus! at ... The N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh is the winner of an award of merit from the American Association for State and Local History. The award honors the permanent exhibit “History in Every Direction: Tar Heel Junior Historian Discovery Gallery.”

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