Asides: News of Triangle arts, in brief

March 15, 2014 

In “Re:circled,” visual artist Sarah E. Dale of Washington, D.C., presents an elegant, circle-centric series featuring lids from her recycling bin, rehydrated paint and materials found on the street in the Green Gallery at The Scrap Exchange.


Artist Sarah E. Dale will give away one of her works to a person who mentions her (@sarahedale) and The Scrape Exchange (@scrapexchange) with the hashtag #recircled on Twitter or Facebook during her exhibit a The Green Gallery. The Scrape Exchange's information was incorrect in Asides on Sunday.

‘Re:circled’ eyes discards

“Re:circled,” a new exhibit of artist Sarah E. Dale’s works featuring lids from her recycling bin, rehydrated paint and materials found on the street, opens Friday with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m.

The reception, with beer and snacks, is free, and the public is invited.

The exhibit will be on view through April 12 at the Green Gallery at The Scrap Exchange, 923 Franklin St., Durham.

Dale, who is from Washington, D.C., uses circles to focus on society’s discards while addressing the circular nature of human life. “If our lives are three-dimensional, overlapping things,” she asks, “should they not be splashed with vibrant colors?”

She will give away one of her works to a person who mentions her (@sarahedale) and The Scrap Exchange (@scrapexchange) with the hashtag “#recircled” on Twitter or Facebook at any time during the exhibit.

Info: 919-688-6960 or

Knowles named Piedmont Laureate

Carrie Knowles of Raleigh is the 2014 Piedmont Laureate.

The Piedmont Laureate “promotes awareness and heightens appreciation for excellence in the literary arts throughout the Piedmont region.” In her new role, Knowles will appear at workshops, reading programs and speaking engagements throughout Alamance, Durham, Orange and Wake counties.

The program focuses on a different literary form each year; short fiction is the 2014 emphasis.

Knowles has published dozens of short stories and three books: a memoir titled “The Last Childhood: A Family Story of Alzheimer’s” and two novels, “Lillian’s Garden” and “Ashoan’s Rug.” She founded the Free Range Studio in Raleigh, providing office space to a wide range of writers and other creative people. Chapel Hill News

Modern dancers wrap up season

A Raleigh-based modern dance company performs the final show of its 2013-14 season Saturday and Sunday at the Durham Arts Council’s PSI Theatre.

The show, by AWW Performance Company, includes five works choreographed by artistic director Ashley Walls White. Performers are McKenna Czap, Brent Hauser, Jillian Hauser, Kayla Haver, Amanda Maxwell, Meg Ralston-Asumendi and Jacquelyn Watson.

Suggested donation is $15 at the door. Advance tickets are $10 at

PSI Theatre is at 120 Morris St.

Coming up

Triangle Brass Band has a pair of concerts coming up this week.

“Our Favorites,” is on tap at 8 p.m. Thursday at Campbell University’s Scott Concert Hall in Buies Creek, N.C.

The group performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh’s Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Euphonium virtuoso Demondrae Thurman and percussionist Nate Campbell are featured soloists. The Triangle Youth Brass Band is also on the bill.

For ticket information, visit


Mary Ellen Snodgrass of Hickory has won the Library Journal award for her 2013 reference book, “World Clothing and Fashion: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture, and Social Influence.” She is a member of the state Library Commission. … A painting by Rose Wenkel, an artist at the Chapel Hill Gallery, has been selected to display in the new school being built in Newtown, Conn., to replace Sandy Hook Elementary.

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