Call for artists
The Cotton Company in historic downtown Wake Forest is seeking a variety of artists and musicians for Art After Hours. The event, which takes place the second Friday of each month, allows local artists and musicians to display their work, network and sell to the public. The Cotton Company is now accepting applications for 2015. For details, email TheCottonCompanyGallery@gmail.com.
Sertoma Arts Center
The Sertoma Arts Center hosts art events and classes at 1400 W. Millbrook Road, Raleigh. For details and to register for classes, go to RaleighNC.gov.
• 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4: Raleigh Room & Hall Gallery will host work by Alice Whyte, Laura Teague, Bev Liddle, Linda Walraed, Ann Neely, Claudia Jackson, Bekah Haslett, Carolyn Zbavitel, Tammy Kaufman, Sonia Kane and Marilyn Woo.
• 4:45 to 6:45 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 12 through Feb. 23: Sertoma will host an art appreciation class for children ages 7-12. The course fee is $70.
• 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 14 through Feb. 18: Zentangle for Beginners is a zen art class for ages 10 and older. The course fee is $84.
• 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 22 through Feb. 12: Handbuilding for Youth & Teens will let students work with clay and learn various methods of constructing pottery. The course fee is $55.
• 9:30 a.m. to noon Fridays, Jan. 16 through Feb. 20: Intermediate Drawing is for participants ages 16 and older who have completed a basic drawing course. The course fee is $84.
• 1 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 15 through Feb. 19: Introduction to Oils will teach students ages 16 and older how to paint with oil paints. The course fee is $84.
• Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 17-18: Batik on Silk will teach students ages 16 and older how to make a unique silk scarf with dyes. The course fee is $100. Bring $15 to $30 for scarves, wax and dye on the first day of class.
• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24: Basic Drawing will teach students ages 15 and older the basics of drawing.
Artist-in-residence Kiki Farish will host her exhibition “Line, Touch, Trace” from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Admission is $15 for members, or $20 for non-members. For details, call 919-715-5923.
State of the Arts
The N.C. Museum of Art will host the United Arts Council’s State of the Arts and Culture in Wake County from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The event is free and open to the public. For details, go to UnitedArts.org.
‘Venus in Fur’
Actors Comedy Lab and Raleigh Little Theatre will present “Venus in Fur” Jan. 16 through Feb. 1 at 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. For reservations, call 919-821-3111.
N.C. State University Theatre
N.C. State University Theatre will present shows for its 2014-15 season. Season tickets cost $62; $58 for senior citizens, NCSU faculty and staff, alumni association members, parent association members and students; and $48 for NCSU students. Pick three shows for $48. Individual tickets cost $16-$18.
•“The Little Shop of Horrors”
by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman will be presented at 7:30 p.m. weeknights and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 12-15 and 18-22, at Titmus Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall.
•“The Burial at Thebes, a version of Sophocles’ Antigone”
will be presented at 7:30 p.m. March 27-29, and April 8-12 and 15-19 at Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall.