Asides: Briefs on the arts in the Triangle

October 19, 2013 

Art at Clayton Center

Work produced by three local artists will be on display at the Clayton Center throughout the month of October.

Carolyn Howard of Clayton, a winner in the September Art Faire competition, is showing her mixed media work.

Medrith Nuttle of Zebulon, who works primarily in plein air, includes landscapes, structures and portraits among her acrylic paintings.

Photographer Amy Elizabeth Devereaux of Clayton is exhibiting images from India, Israel, Kenya, Costa Rica and Peru, where she has been traveling during the past two years.

Clayton Center is at 111 E. Second St. in downtown Clayton.

A world of objects

A class in installation art for young people in grades 6 through 8 will take place Oct. 26 at Art Space in downtown Raleigh.

The class, called Building Worlds, will be taught by Lauren Kennedy and covers the basics of how to use found objects such as sticks, string, drawings and other materials to design and decorate interior spaces. Registration is $35 plus a $12 materials fee.

Kennedy holds a master’s of fine arts in painting and drawing from East Carolina University and works at the Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham. She is known for using recycled materials to shape her imagination and her work.

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Onstage adventures

N.C. State University’s Center Stage program presents “The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer,” which mixes puppetry and animation for adults.

The one-man show tells a story of love at the end of the world, when seas have risen and those still living spend their days on the tops of tall buildings or mountains. Then scientists make an effort to find a safe place beneath the sea for mankind to resettle.

The production was created and is performed by Tim Watts using a mix of mime, puppetry, music and animation.

Shows will be presented Thursday through Oct. 27 at Titmus Theatre at Thompson Hall on N.C. State University’s campus.

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Classical masters

The N.C. Symphony will feature music by Mozart and Beethoven in upcoming concerts in Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Southern Pines.

Conductor and pianist Jeffrey Kahane, known for a diverse repertoire ranging from Bach to Gershwin, will lead the symphony in the series of performances. Pieces will include Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22, Kenneth Frazelle’s “Air” from Concerto for Chamber Orchestra; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2.

The concerts will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh; and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, at Lee Auditorium in Southern Pines.

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Peace Singers

William Peace University Singers will present “A Homecoming Concert” at 7 p.m. Saturday at Kenan Hall on the university campus.

The group was formed in the fall of 2011 and has been featured at functions throughout the state, including the North Carolina Governor’s Ball.

The homecoming concert will include a variety of secular and sacred music, both contemporary and traditional tunes.

Tickets for the concert are $10, $5 for students.

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