Asides: News of Triangle arts, in brief

February 15, 2014 

Jeanne Heifetz’s, “Geometry of Hope: Cobalt, Emerald” is part of the exhibit called “Trajectories,” at Artspace through March 29.


Landscape paintings

After living on the Carolina coast for more than a decade, landscape painter Joseph Cave has been settling into a new home outside Asheville, a picturesque setting that has fueled his creative imagination.

Beginning Feb. 23, Cave will be showing 14 oil paintings at his son Adam Cave’s Raleigh gallery that reveal how different the color, light and mood are from one region to the next.

His “excitement over his new surroundings is palpable in warm, rollicking works full of mountain roads, Piedmont horse farms, one-street towns and ambling creeks,” Adam Cave said in announcing his 77-year-old father’s exhibit.

Meet both Caves at a reception 2-5 p.m. Feb. 23 at Adam Cave Fine Art, 115-1/2 E. Hargett St., second floor.

The exhibit runs through March 31 and also can be viewed at The gallery is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Info: 919-838-6692 or

Living history

Saturday will be a day of living history events commemorating the occupation of Hillsborough by British Gen. Lord Charles Cornwallis in February 1781, near the end of the Revolutionary War.

Cornwallis and his men came to Hillsborough aiming to enlist loyalists; six days later, he left, largely unsuccessful.

Commemorative events are on tap 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The lineup includes military re-enactments, craft activities sponsored by the Orange County Historical Museum 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; and a merchant of period goods will be on hand all day.

The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough’s staff will offer one-hour guided walking tours of the historic district at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets for the tour are $5 per person, ages 12 and up. All events take place at the Hillsborough Visitors Center, 150 E. King St.

Info: 919-732-7741.

‘Let Them Be Heard’

Bare Theatre’s “Let Them Be Heard” series returns to Historic Stagville in Durham Friday through March 1, with new adaptations of testimonies from formerly enslaved North Carolinians.

The production is staged in and around the original slave quarters at Stagville’s Horton Grove. Each performance is a lantern-lit walking tour that moves in and around the historic structures. Performances are at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. nightly, and space is limited. To make reservations, visit Tickets are $10.

“Let Them Be Heard” then moves to The ArtsCenter in Carrboro for performances at 8 p.m. March 7-9 and 14-16. Tickets for the Carrboro series can be obtained at They are $8 for friends of the center, $10 for others.

The text for this acclaimed theatrical adaptation is taken from the Works Progress Administration’s “Slave Narrative Project.” Organizers note that it contains language and graphic descriptions of violence that may not be suitable for all audiences.


Artspace exhibits

Four new exhibits are on view at Artspace in Raleigh. Here’s a look at the lineup:

Gallery 1: Miami-based artist Alma Leiva has a solo exhibition, “Celdas.” She constructs, photographs and makes videos of interior environments “that allude to the accumulated, generational fear experienced by residents of Central American countries” who hide indoors from ongoing drug and gang violence. Through March 7.

Gallery 2: Orna Feinstein of Houston and Jeanne Heifetz of Brooklyn are showing three-dimensional works in an exhibit called “Trajectories” through March 29.

Upfront Gallery: Mary Ann Anderson is showing her Asian-inspired pieces through March 1. The exhibit is “Juxtaposition.”

Lobby: Jaclyn Bowie completes her regional emerging- artist residency with a multimedia exhibit, “Fabricating Disaster,” on view through March 29.

Artspace is at 201 E. Davie St., Raleigh. It is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and until 10 p.m. on First Fridays.

Info: 919-821-2787 or

Civil War exhibit

The final exhibit of the N.C. Museum of History’s Civil War series is now open.

“North Carolina and the Civil War: The Bitter End, 1864-1865,” becomes part of the museum’s permanent collection. It is in the military history gallery, “A Call to Arms.” Admission is free.

The exhibit is part of the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in North Carolina. It begins when heavy fighting in Virginia was thinning the ranks of Tar Heel troops, according to an announcement from the museum. It concludes with the surrender of the CSS Shenandoah in England on Nov. 6, 1865. Artifacts on display include revolvers, swords, battle flags and uniforms used by North Carolinians.

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

Info: 919-807-7900 or

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