Asides: Triangle arts news, in brief

December 7, 2013 

Papercut, cut Tyvek, by Beatrice Coron

"Etched in Stone" by Beatrice Coron will be part of LIGHT Art+Design's 3rd annual METAL show from Dec. 6 to Jan. 25.

COURTESY OF ETIENNE FROSSARD — Courtesy of Etienne Frossard

Variety of metalwork on exhibit in Chapel Hill

LIGHT Art+Design is highlighting the work of several metalsmiths in its latest show, “METAL,” on view through Jan. 25.

Curator Cindy Spuria chose works in a variety of art forms, from delicate jewelry to large sculptures. Participating artists include Hoss Haley, Lyde Zavaleta, Robert Ebendorf, Andrea Vail and Beatrice Coron.

The gallery, at 601 W. Rosemary St. in Chapel Hill, is open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and by appointment.

Info: 919-942-7077 or

Film on Mies van der Rohe

The documentary “Regular or Super: Views on Mies van der Rohe” is next in the MODTriangle Architecture Movie Series hosted by N.C. Modernist Houses.

The film, on the famed German-American architect and master of Modernist design, screens at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Raleigh Grande Cinema.

Tickets are $9 at the N.C. Modernist Houses’ ticket desk inside the cinema.


‘Pinkalicious’ auditions

Auditions are coming for the Storybook Theater production of “Pinkalicious, The Musical,” which plays the A.J. Fletcher Theater in Raleigh in late January and early February.

Producers are seeking adults for this musical adaptation of the popular book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann. The play is about learning the power of self-control and the importance of moderation. Those auditioning must be able to sing and dance.

Auditions will be 4-8 p.m. Dec. 16 at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. Rehearsals begin about Jan. 10, and performances are scheduled Jan. 22-Feb. 2 at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts’ Fletcher venue.

For information or to schedule an audition, email

New exhibit at Lump

“A Tooth for an Eye,” an exhibit featuring works by Lee Delegard and Carolyn Janssen, is on view through Jan. 4 at Lump in downtown Raleigh.

Delegard’s sculptures and installation combine domestic materials from her everyday life – Coconut Water boxes, Keds, mugs, hair extensions – with abstracted papier-mache and ceramic forms. Janssen’s large-scale tableaus blur the line between painting and photography. Both are graduates of UNC-Chapel Hill’s masters of fine arts program.

Their works can be seen 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and by appointment during the week. Lump is at 505 S. Blount St.

Info: 919-889-2927 or

N.C. art pottery exhibit

“Formed, Fired and Finished: Art Pottery From the James Farmer Collection” features more than 70 pieces made by North Carolina potters. It will be on display in the lobby of the N.C. Museum of History through Aug. 3, 2014.

The exhibit features examples of a major transition for North Carolina potters.

“In the early 1900s, Tar Heel potters began transitioning to art pottery after cheaper, mass-produced containers replaced the demand for utilitarian pottery,” an announcement of the exhibit says. “They used innovative colorful glazes and reinterpreted traditional shapes to transform their vessels into decorative items to sell. The potters’ financial survival, the crafts revival movement, increased tourism and outside cultural influences motivated North Carolinians to adapt.”

The pottery is on loan from collectors A. Everett James Jr. and his wife, Nancy James Farmer, of Chapel Hill. James’ book “North Carolina Art Pottery, 1900-1960” inspired the exhibit.

The museum is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. It is at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Admission is free.

Info: 919-807-7900 or

Home tour includes art

Eight new artists will show their works 3-7 p.m. Sunday during the annual Christmas in Clayton Art and Home Tour.

Participating artists are Laura Bailey, Maria Baluis, Amy Beshgetoorian, Frank Dziepak, Carolyn Howard, Kathleen Nobles, Janie Prete and Sharlene Thomas.

Four of the homes, which are decorated for the holidays, are in Neuse Colony, and the others are in adjacent Neuse Colony Estates, both off N.C. 42 East.

Tickets are $10.

Info: 919-550-8934 or

Holiday happenings

Triangle Brass Band performs “Sounds of the Season” at 7 p.m. Saturdayat Wake Forest Baptist Church and at 3 p.m. Dec. 15 at Cary Arts Center. For ticket prices and more information, visit ... See how Southern civilians and soldiers spent Christmas at Bennett Place State Historic Site in Durham, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 15. Children can create their own Christmas decorations during the event, and Santa will be on hand. Roasting of a hog’s head and caroling are also planned. Admission is free, but donations are suggested. Info: 919-383-4345 or ... Durham Community Chorale performs at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Temple Baptist Church, 4504 Sterling Dr., Durham. Tickets, available at the door, are $10. Info: ... At noon Saturday, Historic Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh will be taking part in the annual Wreaths Across America Day. More than 750 locations across the United States are participating in the observance.

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