Asides: News of Triangle arts, in brief

March 8, 2014 

George Smart won one of five citations of merit from Docomomo US for N.C. Modernist House’s website’s documentation of modern architecture.


Last chance to vote on Hillsborough sculptures

This is your last chance to see the six works in the 2013 Hillsborough Sculpture Tour and vote for your favorite.

The exhibit runs through the end of March. Guided walking tours led by Nancy Espersen are scheduled for 1 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through month’s end. The free tours depart from the Hillsborough Arts Council Gallery, 102 N. Churton St.

The sculptures have been on display around Hillsborough since last April.

Vote for your favorite at Or scan the QR code at each sculpture, which will take you to the website. Ballots can also be found in brochures available at the arts council, Eno Gallery and Hillsborough/Orange County Visitors Center.

Info: 919-643-2500 or

Carolina Ballet to perform ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Carolina Ballet brings back “Romeo and Juliet” for 11 performances in Raleigh this month and one in Durham in May.

It has been four years since the company last performed the Shakespearean classic, which remains one of the most popular ballets in its repertoire.

Performances are at 8 p.m. March 13-15, 22 and 29; and at 2 p.m. March 15-16, 22-23, 29 and 30 at A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh’s Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. The production moves to Durham Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. May 3.

Tickets range from $30 to $68, with $10 tickets for students with valid ID, one hour before performance. Saturday matinees are $25-$58.

Info: 919-719-0900 or

Vintage, contemporary quilts on display at show

Vintage and contemporary stitchery will be on display Friday through March 16 at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh during the Vintage View Quilt Show.

The event, in the Kerr Scott Building, is a benefit for the nonprofit Capital Quilters Guild and Carolina Longarm Association.

The show will include judged quilts, themed exhibits and 40 vendors proffering quilting tools. The show is 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 16. Admission is $5.

Info: or

Brad Foster to lead DanceFest workshops

Brad Foster, a leader in the traditional dance movement, will lead a weekend of dancing in the Triangle on Saturday and March 16.

He will teach and lead dances at the Sun Assembly English Country Dancers’ annual DanceFest at Shared Visions Retreat Center in Durham. Sun Assembly is a local group that hosts weekly dances to showcase English country-dancing.

Workshops begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by dances at 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 16.

The center is at 3717 Murphy School Road, Durham.

Info: 650-533-9861 or

Call for artists

Cary Visual Art invites Wake County artists to apply for group or solo exhibits at WakeMed-Cary Hospital’s Reflections Gallery.

Artists exhibit their work in three-month quarters at the gallery Deadline to apply for summer and fall exhibits is March 28.

Info: 919-531-2821 or


A new guide is available to help Spanish-speaking visitors to the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh experience its largest exhibit, “The Story of North Carolina.” Ask for the Spanish-language gallery guide at the exhibit entrance. … Joe Gomez, founding director of N.C. State University’s film studies program, leads a three-day symposium, “Art & Politics: How the Third Reich Tried to Silence the Music,” at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1725 N. New Hope Road, Raleigh, on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $36 for the full program, $18 for a single session. The event is sponsored by Yavneh: A Jewish Renewal Community. Info: … Bentonville Battlefield’s 149th anniversary program, “Forced to Fight,” is on tap from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and March 16. The free event will feature a late-war enlistment drive with costumed re-enactors with a focus on the hardscripts of conscription in Civil War North Carolina. Bentonville Battlefield is at 5466 Harper House Road in Four Oaks. Info: 910-594-0789 or

Friday is the opening reception for the Carrboro ArtsCenter’s 2014 Student Exhibit. The event, part of Second Friday ArtWalk, is 6-8 p.m. at the ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St. Info: 919-929-2787 or


George Smart won one of five citations of merit from Docomomo US for N.C. Modernist Houses’ website’s documentation of modern architecture. The awards celebrate the documentation, preservation and re-use of modern buildings and landscapes.

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