Asides: News of Triangle arts, in brief

April 12, 2014 

James Nares’ video, “Street,” is on view at the N.C. Museum of Art through Sept. 7.


Video exhibit atN.C. Museum of Art

“Street,” a video exhibition by British-born artist James Nares, is on view at the N.C. Museum of Art through Sept. 7.

Nares, who has lived in New York City since 1974, recorded 16 hours of video over a week in September 2011, shooting from the windows of a moving car. He used a high-speed camera that is typically used from a stationary position.

He then slowed the video, editing the results into 61 minutes of continuous motion, which would last only 3 minutes if shown in real time.

“My intention was to give the dreamlike impression of floating through a city full of people frozen in time, caught Pompeii-like, at a particular moment of thought, expression, or activity,” he wrote in announcing the exhibit, “a film to be viewed a hundred years from now.”

Curator Linda Dougherty says the installation invites visitors to watch, reflect and be transported to a new city.

Nares’ film is on view in the museum’s Main Hall Video Gallery. Admission is free.

The museum, at 2110 Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh, is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. It is closed Monday.

Info: 919-839-6262 or

Show at Green Gallery

A new exhibit, “Friends and Family,” opens Friday at the Green Gallery in Durham’s Scrap Exchange with a free reception from 6-9 p.m. The public is invited.

“Friends and Family” is an annual nonjuried exhibit open to the community.

Artists of all ages, skill levels and styles are invited to submit art works that incorporates strong elements of reuse. Artwork, which must be appropriate for viewing by all ages, must be ready to hang and should be dropped off during store hours Monday-Wednesday. Exhibit guidelines are at

“Friends and Family” runs through May 10.

The Green Gallery is at 923 Franklin St. It is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday.

Info: 919-688-6960 or

Lebanese musicians

A trio of Lebanese musicians will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday as part of the Music of the Carolinas series at the N.C. Museum of History.

The performance by Naji Hilal, Basil Samara and Christopher Saleh is part of the museum’s “Cedars in the Pines” exhibit, commemorating the history and contributions of Lebanese immigrants who have made North Carolina their home since the 1880s.

Free tickets are first-come, first-served and will be available outside the museum’s Daniels Auditorium starting at 2 p.m.

Info: 919-807-7900 or or

Classes at Artspace

Registration is underway for summer arts programs at Artspace in downtown Raleigh.

Classes are available for rising third- through 10th-graders starting June 16. Weeklong, half- and full-day programs are offered.

College prep classes for rising ninth- through 12th-graders and adult classes for artists over age 16 are also planned, starting May 31.

During the summer programs, students typically complete one large individual art project and several smaller ones. Classes are offered in a variety of media, including drawing and painting, clay, encaustic, batik and tie-dye, silk painting and puppetry.

Artspace is at 201 E. Davie St.

Info: 919-821-2787 or

Photo competition

Entries for the Carrboro ArtsCenter’s annual Community Photography Contest are being accepted through April 28. Winning photos will be on display in the center’s Nicholson Gallery during May.

Two photos may be submitted for each $25 adult entry fee or for the $10 fee for entrants age 14 and under. Adults may enter one photo for $15. Proceeds are earmarked for scholarships and the center’s ArtsCamp.

Prizes will be awarded during a reception 6-9 p.m. May 9, with separate Best in Show prizes for adults and youth, and first-, second- and third-place prizes in color and black and white categories. Peter Wilkie is the judge.

For contest rules and entry form, visit

Youth concerto contest

The N.C. Symphony’s annual youth concerto competition is coming up in May.

Instrumental musicians between ages 10 and 21 are eligible. Applicants must be North Carolina residents or enrolled full-time in a North Carolina school.

The deadline to apply for an audition time is May 2. The first round competition is May 11 in the Wainwright Music Building at Meredith College in Raleigh. Final auditions will be May 31 at William Peace University in Raleigh.

First- and second-place winners in two divisions receive cash prizes. Winner of the senior division, for 16- to 21-year-olds, will perform as a featured soloist with the N.C. Symphony at a future concert.

For details and an application form, visit or email Sarah Gilpin, the symphony’s director of education, at

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