Medal of Arts awards in Raleigh Tuesday
Five individuals and two organizations will receive the Raleigh Arts Commission’s 2014 Medal of Arts on Tuesday. The city’s highest arts honor, the medal is awarded for extraordinary lifetime achievement in the practice or support of local arts.
This year’s honorees are:
The ceremony, which will be emceed by Ira David Wood III, begins at 7 p.m. in the Fletcher Opera Theater, 2 E. South St., Raleigh.
There will also be performances by Arts Together’s Rainbow Dance Company, jazz pianist Joey Calderazzo, bluegrass duo Wayne and Margaret Martin, cellis Bonnie Thron, and the N.C. Theatre Conservatory.
The event is free and seating is first-come, first seated.
Orange County artist studio tour
Meet local artists during the 20th annual Orange County Open Studio Tour, Nov. 1-2 and 8-9.
More than 80 local artists will open their studios to visitors 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on the two Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays.
Preview shows will be at the FRANK Gallery in Chapel Hill from 6-8 p.m. Thursday and at Hillsborough Gallery of Art from 6-9 p.m. Friday. It’s all free.
Get brochures and tour maps at orangecountyartistsguild.com
N.C. Symphony in concert in Raleigh
The N.C. Symphony performs “Battle Hymn of the Republic: Words and Music From the Civil War” at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh.
Associate conductor David Glove and guests Kevin Cherry of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, tenor Scott MacLeod and Civil War re-enactors will lead the audience on a journey through the era with music, letters and historical information. The concert is part of the state’s commemoration of the war’s 150th anniversary.
Tickets are $5. Meymandi Concert Hall is at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh.
Info: 919-733-2750 or ncsymphony.org
Artist reception in Hillsborough
An opening reception is scheduled from 6-9 p.m. Friday for Nancy Smart Carlson’s “Energy Stream of Consciousness II – Energy Particle Volatility,” which runs through Nov. 22 at Hillsborough Arts Council Gallery.
Carlson captures the energy suggested by particles of matter viewed under a high-powered microscope.
The gallery is at 102 N. Churton St.
Info: 919-643-2500 or hillsboroughartscouncil.org
Family day at N.C. Museum of Art
Saturday is “Family Fun Day” at the N.C. Museum of Art.
The theme of this year’s event is “Strike a Pose,” and families will explore portraits big and small during an afternoon of art making, performances and tours.
The free event is 1-4 p.m. in the museum’s East Building.
It is also an opportunity to visit the exhibit “Making Faces: A Portrait of the NCMA’s Youth Artists.”
The artists, all between age 4 and 14, participated in youth and family programs during the past year.
The exhibit features works in clay, collage, conté crayon, mixed media, paint and wire.
The museum is at 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh.
Info: 919-839-6262 or ncartmuseum.org
Info: 704-213-6666 or thecarrack.orgNano Stern
Info: 919-515-1100 or go.ncsu.edu/nanoRaleigh Dance Theatre
Info: 919-834-1058 or raleighdance.orgEmanuel Gruber Keiki Sekino
Info: 919-839-6262 or ncmuseumofart.org