United Arts Awards
United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County and the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce have named the recipients of the annual Business Support of the Arts Awards, recognizing outstanding contributions to the arts in the area by businesses, organizations and individuals.
Awards are given in four categories: large business, small business, individual and arts education. A special award – The Paladin Award – will also be presented during the 4th Annual State of the Arts and Culture in Wake County at 8 a.m. Jan. 14 at the North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh.• The Large Business category winner, Allscripts, was nominated by the North Carolina Theatre Company and Marbles Kids Museum.
• The Small Business category winner is Senter, Stephenson, Johnson, PA, nominated by Ann-Marie Amico.
• The Individual Category winner is Robert C. Morrow, nominated by Margaret Partridge of the Philharmonic Association and Anthony P. Dowling of Eno River Media Productions.
• The winners of Arts Education are Bill Brown and Chris Droessler, who have provided lighting, sound, and logistical technical assistance for numerous events.
Art and photography contests
Share your artistic creations from Jan. 25 through Feb. 2 at Historic Yates Mill Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh, by entering the park’s eighth annual art and photography contests. Contest rules can be obtained at the park, by mail on request and on wakegov.com. The contests are free and include youth and adult categories with mill, nature and park subjects. For more information, call 919-856-6675.
Gallery talk at Roundabout
Abie Harris and Charlotte Wainwright will host a gallery talk at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at Roundabout Art Collective, 305 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. For more information, visit www.RoundaboutArtCollective.com.
National Arts Program
The 11th annual National Arts Program exhibition, featuring artwork by city of Raleigh and Wake County employees and their families, will be on display through Jan. 15 at the Miriam Preston Block Art Gallery, 222 W. Hargett St., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-996-3610.
Aviation art contest
The 2014 N.C. Aviation Art Contest is seeking entries. The deadline is Jan. 17. Participants ages 6-17 may enter two-dimensional artwork using permanent media depicting airplanes surveying disaster zones, dropping off relief supplies, flying crash victims and other similar activities. For more information, visit www.NASAO.org.
N.C. Opera will present “La Bohème” at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at 612 Wade Ave., #100, Raleigh. Tickets are $27 to $85 and may be purchased at www.NCOpera.org or by calling 919-792-3850.
Art exhibit open
N.C. artist Louis St. Lewis will be the featured artist of the month for February at Roundabout Art Collective, 305 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. St. Lewis’ mixed media and assemblage creations are found in the permanent collections of numerous museums, including the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art and the University of North Carolina's Ackland Art Museum. The reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9. For more information, visit www.RoundaboutArtCollective.com.