Smithfield: Community

June 20, 2014

Arts Notes: June 22

Here are this year’s winners in Chalk It Up, a chalk art contest held during the Millstock art and music festival:

Millstock chalks up contest winners

Here are this year’s winners in Chalk It Up, a chalk art contest held during the Millstock art and music festival:

Adult division – first place and $25, Angela Woody; second place and $15, Pat Zullo; and third place and $10, Stacy Beard and Overly Crew.

Child division – first place and $25, Aryanna Paine; second place and $15, Sonia Hunt; and third place and $10, Lennon Foster.

Acting workshop

An acting workshop titled “Documentary Theater: Bringing History to Life” will meet from 9 a.m. to noon June 24-26 in the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium on the campus of Johnston Community College, 245 College Road, Smithfield.

Students will explore storytelling through documentary theater. They will conduct life studies using film footage, oral histories, newspaper clippings, diaries, letters and archives. Later, they will interview subjects, first someone they know and then a stranger.

The workshop is free, but it’s limited to 25 students ages 13 and older. To register, call 919-209-2534.

Music in Selma

Here’s the next performance of the American Music Jubilee, the Branson-style variety show at the Rudy Theater, 300 N. Raiford St., Selma: 1:40 p.m. Thursday, June 26. For ticket information, call 877-843-7839 or go to

Art in Smithfield

Works by Impressionist painter Medrith Nuttle and potter Frank Grubbs are on display in the Smithfield-Selma Chamber of Commerce office, 1115 Industrial Park Drive, Smithfield. The works are for sale.

Arts Faire seeking entries

The 16th annual Clayton Art Faire is seeking entries. The juried art show will award a total of $1,900 in two categories – photography and fine arts. The fine arts category will accept entries in painting, graphics, printmaking, mixed media, collage and fiber arts.

Artists may submit just one entry, and the show is limited to 50 entries. The deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. Aug. 26; art delivery date is Sept. 2. The entry fee is $25 for members of Clayton Visual Arts and $35 for all others. Make checks payable to Clayton Visual Arts Inc. or pay at

For a brochure with information and rules, email a request to Also, brochures are available at The Clayton Center 111 E. Second St.; the Coffee Mill, 105 S. Lombard St.; Right Angles Framing Shop, 215 E. Main St.; and the Clayton Chamber of Commerce, 301 E. Main St.

Mail paper entries and checks to Clayton Visual Arts, Art Faire Competition, P.O. Box 698, Clayton, N.C. 27528.

Music for Lunch

Here’s the remaining schedule for this year’s Music for the Lunch Bunch series:

•  June 25 – Anna Lee Crumpton, harp.
•  July 9 – Julie Stewart and students, vocal.
•  July 16 – Brooke Mikuski, flute; and Cameron Brewer, trumpet.
•  July 23 – Amy Brucksch, classical guitar; and John Malloy, violin.
•  July 30 – Tori Howell, flute; and Catherine Hamner, piano.
•  Aug. 6 – Dara Edwards and students, piano.
•  Aug. 13 – Molly Olah and students, violin.

All performances will be at 12:15 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 215 S. Third St., Smithfield. Admission is free, with donations accepted.

Free concert at JCC

The 440th Army Band will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, in the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium at Johnston Community College, 245 College Road, Smithfield. The college will accept donations to benefit the performing arts.

The band performs for troops and their families and for the citizens of North Carolina at ceremonies, public concerts and parades. For more information, call 919-209-2099 or visit

Art exhibit in Clayton

Mixed-media works by Apex artist Zborovan are on display this month at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton.

Zborovan was born in and grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y. He attended the Parson’s School of Design but is mostly self-taught as an artist. He has lived all over the United States, including New Jersey, Tennessee, Georgia, California, Illinois and Michigan.

Jammin’ on Johnston

Here are the remaining dates in the 2014 Jammin’ on Johnston Summer Concert Series in downtown Smithfield: July 15, The Main Event Band; Aug. 19, Backyard Groove; and Sept. 19, Coco Loco Party Band. All shows will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the corner of Johnston and Third streets. Admission is free.

Summer concerts

Here’s the remaining schedule for Concerts at the Crossroads at Flowers Crossroads, the Harris Teeter-anchored shopping center at 4880 N.C. 42 East, Clayton: The Embers featuring Craig Woolard, July 10; the Holiday Band, Aug. 14; and the Band of Oz, Sept. 14. All shows are from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is free.

Art for kids

Doodlebugs, a weekly art class for kids and their parents, meets from 9:30-10:15 a.m. Fridays at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 E. Booker Dairy Road. Children 18 months to 3 years experiment with dough, pudding gelatin, crayons, watercolors and more. For Smithfield residents, the cost is $5 per session or $19 for four sessions. For nonresidents, it’s $7 per session or $27 for four sessions. Register two days in advance by calling 919-934-2148.

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