Art Faire seeks entries
The 17th annual Art Faire in Clayton is seeking entries.
The competition will award six prizes in two categories – fine arts and photography. The deadline to enter is Aug. 24, Entries will go on display at The Clayton Center in September.
The entry fee is $25 for members of Clayton Visual Arts and $40 for all others. To learn more, go to claytonvisualartsnc.org and click on Artist Invitation, then 2015 Art Faire.
Lunchtime music returns Wednesday
Pianist Ella Ann Holding will kick off the 31st season of Music for the Lunch. The Smithfield resident will perform at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, at First Presbyterian Church, 215 S. Third St., Smithfield.
Holding has performed with the Yale University Orchestra, the N.C. Symphony, the S.C. Philharmonic and at the Spoleto Festival. She is featured on Albany Records’ “Chamber Music of Hunter Johnson.” The late Mr. Johnson was a Johnston County resident and North Carolina’s composer laureate.
Holding earned her bachelor’s degree in music from Salem College and her master’s degree in piano performance from Yale University. She did additional studies at the Julliard School of Music and the Royal Academy of Music in London. Holding was Campbell University’s artist-in-residence for nine years.
Admission to Wednesday’s performance is free.
Music in Selma
Here are upcoming performances of the American Music Jubilee, a variety show at The Rudy theater, 300 N. Raiford St., Selma: 1:40 p.m. June 18 and 27. For ticket information, call 877-843-7839 or go to www.amjubilee.com.
‘Just Passing Through’
“Just Passing Through,” an exhibit of doors covered in student art, has opened in the Frank Creech Gallery at Johnston Community College, 245 College Road, Smithfield. Magen Pike, who teaches art at Benson Middle School, developed the project with help from art teachers Katie Gentry of West View Elementary School, Kelly Crocker of Princeton Elementary, Megan Jones of South Johnston High School, Abby Boykin of Corinth Holders High School and Christina Schaffer of Smithfield Middle School.
Town Square concerts
Here’s the remaining lineup for this year’s Town Square Concert Series in Clayton:
June 18 – Southern Grace.
July 16 – Coco Loco Party Band.
Aug. 20 – Idlewild South.
Sept. 17 – Walrus.
The free concerts are at 7 p.m. on Town Square at the corner of Main and Fayetteville streets. Bring a lawn chair or blanket but no coolers; food trucks and other vendors will be on hand. For more information, visit www.downtownclayton.org.
Art, photography camps
The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled the following summer camps. For more information, call 919-553-1550.
Youth art – 9 a.m.-noon June 22-26 or Aug. 3-7 for ages 9-12. Young people will create works of art based on everyday designs and images. The fee is $70 for Clayton residents and $85 for nonresidents.
Teen art – 9 a.m.-noon July 20-24 for ages 13-17. The fee is $70 for Clayton residents and $85 for nonresidents.
Photography – 1-5 p.m. July 27-31 for ages 11-16. A professional photographer will teach the camp; young people should bring their own digital camera. The fee is $70 for Clayton residents and $85 for nonresidents.
Art camp in Smithfield
This summer, the Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department will offer Smithfield Artz Kidz Play, an art camp for children ages 5-13. The camp will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. June 22-26 in Smith-Collins Park. The cost is $2 a day or $10 for the whole week. The camp will repeat July 20-24. For more information, call 919-934-2148.
Pottery camp at SRAC
This summer, the Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department will offer a pottery camp for young people ages 8-15. The camp will meet from 9 a.m. to noon July 6-10 at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 Booker Dairy Road. The camp will repeat Aug. 3-7. The cost is $85 for Smithfield residents and $100 for nonresidents. A 25-pound bag of clay is $20.
Sundown in Benson
Here’s the remaining schedule of Sundown Concerts in the Singing Grove on Main Street in downtown Benson:
July 9 – The Attractions.
Aug. 13 – Jim Quick and the Coastline Band.
Sept. 24 – Russ Varnell and His Too Country Band.
The free concerts are at 5:30 p.m. In case of rain, they move to the American Legion Building, 605 N. Wall St.
Monthly art chat
Clayton Visual Arts Inc. sponsors Third Thursday Art Chat, a monthly gathering that offers artists a chance to share ideas, art products, resources, marketing tips, etc. The monthly chat is on the third Thursday of the month in the Poole Room in The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. The chat starts at 6:30 p.m.
Art class for children
Doodlebugs, a weekly art class for children ages 18 months to 4 years, has resumed at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. In sessions at 10 a.m. Friday, children experiment with dough, paper, watercolors, glue and more. For Smithfield residents, the cost is $5 per session or $19 for four sessions. For nonresidents, the costs are $7 and $27, respectively. Register two days in advance by calling 919-934-1408.
Concert at Flowers
Here’s the remaining schedule for the 2015 concert series at Flowers Crossroads, the Harris Teeter-anchored shopping center on N.C. 42 East at Buffalo Road near Clayton:
Sept. 13: Jim Quick and Coastline.
Oct. 11: Band of Oz.
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