Asides: News of Triangle arts, in brief

April 19, 2014 

“Sushi Collection, Volume 5,” is a mixed-media painting by Patrick FitzGerald of N.C. State’s College of Design. The painting is a part of an exhibit including work from four major North Carolina universities at Lee Hansley Gallery in Raleigh through Saturday.


Art for teens, by teens

Art Scene, an annual event for teens, is on tap Saturday at the N.C. Museum of Art.

The event will feature several “scenes,” including:

Performance Scene: Live dance performance by Enloe High’s Dance Ensemble and music by high school pop, punk, alternative and jazz bands.

Poetry Scene: Five-minute poetry slams between dance and music performances.

Graffiti Scene: A graffiti wall where teens can add their own designs.

Photo Scene: A photo booth, including costumes and props, where teens can create mementos.

The event, which culminates with an award ceremony and reception celebrating winners of this year’s “Teens, Inspired” art competition, is 1-4 p.m. Admission is free. The museum is at 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh.

Info: 919-839-6262 or

University artists on display

Paintings, sculpture, prints, drawing and photographs from four major North Carolina universities are on display at Lee Hansley Gallery in Raleigh through Saturday.

Artists from UNC-Chapel Hill are Beth Grabowski, Yun-Dong Nam, elin o’Hara slavick, Jeff Whetstone and Dennis Zaborowski. Duke’s participants are Tom Rankin, Raquel Salvatella de Prada and Merrill Shatzman.

Representing N.C. State’s College of Design are Chandra Cox, Patrick FitzGerald, Charles Joyner, Dana Raymond and Kathleen Rieder. Wake Forest University exhibitors are David Faber, David Finn, Alix Hitchcock and John Pickel.

The gallery, at 225 Glenwood Ave., is open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment.

Info: 919-828-7557 or

Photos of twins span 30 years

“Growing Together,” a 30-year photo study of twin sisters, is on view at Room 100 Gallery in Durham through April 29.

The series was born in Celo, an artist community in the North Carolina mountains when the twins were 6 years old and artist/photographer Marthanna Yater of Durham was a student at Penland School. Yater has captured moments in their lives over three decades and is now photographing the next generation.

Room 100 is at Golden Belt, 807 E. Main St., Durham. Room 100 is open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. It is free.

Info: 919-967-7700 or

PRC2 produces region premiere

The final production of PlayMakers Repertory Company’s PRC2 second-stage series is the regional premiere of “Hold These Truths,” on tap Wednesday through April 27.

PRC2 features topical plays followed by post-show discussions.

“Hold These Truths” is the story of a University of Washington student’s resistance to Japanese-American internment during World War II. Gordon Hirabayashi was one of only three people to openly defy the internment order. Joel de la Fuente is cast in the role of Hirabayashi.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. nightly and at 2 p.m. April 27 in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theater in the Center for Dramatic Art at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Info: 919-962-7529 or

MFA candidates show work

An opening reception for “Parts of the Sum: MFA 2014,” an exhibit of works by nine Master of Fine Arts candidates at UNC-Chapel Hill, is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Ackland Art Museum.

Exhibiting artists are Ben Alper, Michael Bramwell, Isabel Cuenca, Minjin Kang, Cody Platt, Meg Stein, Lile Stephens, Antoine Williams and Connie Zamorano. Lauren Turner is the curator.

The exhibit will be on view through June 1. Ackland Art Museum is at 101 S. Columbia St., Chapel Hill.

It is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

Info: 919-966-5736 or

Bluegrass fest tickets on sale

Tickets for the Wide Open Bluegrass festival and other events during the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass 2014 event in Raleigh come fall are on sale now.

The event has four parts: the IBMA business conference, Sept. 30-Oct. 2; the annual bluegrass music awards, Oct. 2; the music festival, Oct. 3-4; and Bluegrass Ramble, a series of showcases during the entire event in downtown Raleigh and at the convention center.


Durham dancers will tour

Three Durham-based artists have been chosen to tour during the 24th season of the N.C. Dance Festival, which kicks off in September.

Gaspard & Dancers, directed by Gaspard Louis, will present “Rubix,” a puzzle of combinations and physical designs created by the bodies of three dancers.

Diego Carrasco Schoch choreographs “A Place Apart,” a duet for two men depicting the need for space inherent in relationships.

Leah Wilks will perform the solo “Mess,” which asks the question: “How does the body react when the world makes no sense?”

They will perform at each of the festival sites: Raleigh (Sept. 20); Boone (Oct 24-25); Greensboro (Nov. 1); and Charlotte (Jan. 25).



N.C. Master Chorale performs Sergei Rachmaninoff’s a cappella masterwork, “Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom” at 8 p.m. Friday at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Binkley Chapel in Wake Forest, and at 3 p.m. April 27 at Broughton High School in Raleigh. Tickets: 919-856-9700 or … The 2014 season of Hillsborough Arts Council’s Last Fridays Art Walk begins Friday. Many venues will have artist and opening receptions 6-9 p.m. Info: 919-643-2500 or … The NC Revelers, featuring vocalist Lauren Meehan, will play Thursday for the April Cavalcade of Triangle Big Bands. The dance is 7-9:30 p.m. at Five Points Center for Active Adults, 2000 Noble Road, Raleigh. Tickets are $10 per person at the door.

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