Reception, exhibit honor longtime Raleigh artist
Raleigh artist Mary Anne Keel Jenkins will be honored Thursday as a solo exhibit of her paintings, watercolors and collages opens at the Betty Ray McCain Gallery.
The gallery, inside the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh, will have her work on view through June.
Jenkins, 85, has Parkinson’s disease but plans to attend the reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. A special program is planned at 6:15 p.m. The public is invited, and the reception is free.
The exhibit will include a survey of her output over a 65-year period, said curator Lee Hansley.
“While not a retrospective in the truest sense, the show will include a very good sampling of the artist’s work throughout her career,” he said.
Jenkins taught at the Pullen Arts Center in Raleigh for 47 years..nd Pullen’s painting studio is named in her honor.
Info: 919-828-7557 or leehansleygallery.com
Carolina Ballet to salute William Shakespeare
The Carolina Ballet’s just-announced 18th season will include a timely tip of the hat to William Shakespeare.
The season will open with a series of programs choreographed to often-requested classical music, and the final four productions will mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in April 1616. Centerpiece of the Shakespeare commemoration will be a new “Macbeth” with a specially commissioned score by J. Mark Scearce, former head of the music department at N.C. State University.
Performances are at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh unless noted.
Here’s the lineup:
Sept. 24-27: “The Planets”
Oct. 8-25: “Symphonie Fantastique” with “A Dancerly Response”
Nov. 19-22: “Beethoven: Symphony No. 9”
Dec. 5-6: “Nutcracker” (Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill)
Dec.12-13: “Nutcracker” (Durham Performing Arts Center)
Dec. 18-27: “Nutcracker”
Feb. 4-21: “Love Speaks”
March 3-20: “Tempest Fantasy”
April 14-17: “Macbeth”
April 30-May 1: “Macbeth” (DPAC)
May 12-15: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Info: 919-719-0900 or carolinaballet.com
Roundabout Art shows hand-dyed tapestries
“Flow: Reflections on Place,” an exhibit of hand-dyed tapestries by Mary Kircher, opens Friday at the Roundabout Art Collective in Raleigh.
Join the artist for an opening reception from 6-9 p.m.
“Through weaving,” Kircher writes about her work, “I translate my experiences and perceptions of wilderness that help me better understand my connection with the natural world: my sense of place, the contrasts of urban living with surviving in remote places, and keen observation of unfamiliar or harsh environments that call for my acknowledgement.
Roundabout Art Collective is at 305 Oberlin Road. It is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, and Kircher’s work will be on view through May.
Info: 919-747-9495 or roundaboutartcollective.com
Chicago painter exhibiting at Raleigh gallery
Meet Chicago artist Byron Gin at a reception from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Adam Cave Fine Art in Raleigh.
Gin’s show, “emergence,” will be on view through May 26. A second reception, from 6-9 p.m. May 1 is also planned.
In his work, layer upon layer of paint is visible, calling to mind the peeling paint, plaster and paper one finds on the walls of old buildings. The birds and objects that populate his work seem to appear out of the paint like old stickers, signs or graffiti.
Adam Cave Fine Art is at 115-1/2 E. Hargett St. It is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon-4 p.m. weekends.
Info: 919-838-6692 or adamcavefineart.com
‘Mary’s Wedding’ part of WWI project at UNC
On the eve of her wedding to another man, Mary dreams of meeting a young soldier and the turns of fate that separated them when he left for World War I.
The regional premiere of Stephen Massicotte’s “Mary’s Wedding” is Wednesday through May 3 in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre in UNC’s Center for Dramatic Art in Chapel Hill.
The play is the final installment of PlayMakers Repertory Company’s 2014-15 PRC2 series, which features topical plays and post-show discussions.
“Mary’s Wedding” is part of the World War I Centenary Project at UNC-Chapel Hill. Post-show presenters include John McGowan, former director of UNC’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities; and Christopher Armitage, professor of English and comparative literature.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. nightly and 2 p.m. May 3. Tickets start at $15.
Info: 919-962-7529 or playmakersrep.org
N.C. sights, sounds featured at NCMA concert
North Carolina composer Kenneth Frazelle has spent his career setting the state’s sights, sounds and culture to music.
“Carolina Portrait: Songs and Piano Works by Kenneth Frazelle” will feature a sampling of five song cycles and four solo piano works May 3 at the N.C. Museum of Art.
Kathryn Findlen and pianist Charlie Magnone are featured performers. The concert begins at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $12 for museum members and seniors; $14 for nonmembers; $10 for 7- to 18-year-olds; free for younger children.
The museum is at 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh.
Info: 919-839-6262 or ncartmuseum.org
▪ “On the Other Side of the Lens: The Photography of Leonard Nimoy,” will be on view May 1 through July 15 at Alamance Arts, 213 S. Main St., Graham, N.C. The exhibit includes more than 40 images from Nimoy’s collections, including travel photos, self-portraits, landscapes, nudes and portraiture. The gallery is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Info: 336-226-4495 or alamancearts.org
▪ The N.C. Symphony performs Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” at noon Friday in Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall. Also on the program: a world premiere orchestration of the Judd Greenstein composition “Change,” and Barber’s Adagio for Strings and Essay No. 2.” Tickets are $28 for adults; $10 for students.
Info: 919-733-2750 or ncsymphony.org
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