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March 24, 2014

Arts Notes: March 26

Local arts events, including concerts, shows and art classes.

Small Treasures Juried Exhibit

The sixth annual Small Treasures Juried Exhibit of the Cary Gallery of Artists will be from March 27 to April 19. For details, go to

Reflections Gallery at WakeMed seeks artists

WakeMed Cary Hospital’s Reflections Gallery is looking for artists from Cary and Wake County to display their work from Tuesday, July 1, through Wednesday, Oct. 1, or from Thursday, Oct. 2, through Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. Applications are due Friday, March 28. To apply, go to For more information, call Cary Visual Art at 919-531-2821 or email

Art by Linda Mendible

An exhibition of artist Linda Mendible’s work will be at the Holly Springs Cultural Center through Friday, March 28, at 300 W. Ballentine St. For more information, call 919-567-4016 or go to

Cary Photographic Artists

The Cary Photographic Artists will meet for a critique of members’ prints with Dick Cicone at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. For more information, call Bobbi Hopp at 919-388-3395 or go to

Celebration of the Arts Festival

The 11th annual Celebration of the Arts Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 7, in downtown Fuquay-Varina. The Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association will accept applications for people selling art and crafts through Friday, April 11, at Booth fees are $85 to $100 through April 11; $100 to $120 after that. For details, go to

En Plein Air Paint-Off

The third annual En Plein Air Paint-Off will be from 2:30-7 p.m. Friday, April 11, during Art After Dark in downtown Fuquay-Varina. Artists will paint the local landscape.

A public auction of the paintings will be from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 7, on Vance Street. The top three winners’ paintings will be enlarged and placed on brick walls in the town’s historic district and added to the public art program organized by Fuquay-Varina Downtown and sponsored by Bob Barker, Inc. For more information, go to

Spring for the Arts

Downtown Fuquay-Varina galleries, artists, businesses and organizations will host art events and activities from 5-9 p.m. Friday, April 11. For details, go to

Holly Springs Community Band spring concert

The Holly Springs Community Band spring concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Admission is free, but ticket reservations are required. Donations for the Holly Springs Food Cupboard will be collected. To reserve tickets, call 919-567-4000. For information about the band, go to


The Bookmarked! reading and music celebration will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 12, at the Cary Performance Green on the corner of Academy Street and Kildaire Farm Road. The event, which will feature readers, musicians, games and arts activities, will raise money for Dorcas Ministries, Lucy Daniels Center and Cary Creative Center. For details, go to

Holly Springs Reader’s Theater Troupe auditions

The Holly Springs Reader’s Theater Troupe will host auditions for its production of two short stories, “Lost at C” and “Wanda Hickey’s Night of Golden Memories,” from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 12, in the Carolina Room of the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. For details, call 919-567-4000.

JazzLive concert

Jazz pianist Lenore Raphael and trumpeter Dr. David Champouillon will perform in The Halle Cultural Arts Center’s JazzLive series at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $12 for ages 16 and younger at

Poetry open mic

The Turkish House will host an open mic night for poetry with tea at 7 p.m. Friday, April 25, at 303 E. Durham Road, suite F, Cary.

Thomas Pandolfi concert

Pianist Thomas Pandolfi will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at The Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors at

Painting workshop

Donna Bland will lead a two-day studio landscape painting workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, April 28, to Tuesday, April 29, at the Waverly Artists Group Studio and Gallery, 302 Colonades Way, suite 209, Cary. The class costs $136. To register, go to

‘The Three Little Pigs’

Opera Carolina will perform “The Three Little Pigs” for kids at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. This is a rescheduled performance from Saturday, Feb. 22, and tickets from the canceled show will be accepted. Tickets cost $8 at For details, go to

Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson will perform with Alison Krauss and Union Station, Jerry Douglas and The Devil Makes Three at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Tickets cost $49.50 to $59.50 at


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