Arts & Culture

Asides: News of Triangle arts, in brief

“Raising Bertie,” about three young men in Bertie County, has won a grant from Southern Documentary Fund.
“Raising Bertie,” about three young men in Bertie County, has won a grant from Southern Documentary Fund. MARGARET BYRNE

Dinosaur exhibit opening in Raleigh

“The World’s Largest Dinosaurs,” a major exhibit sure to captivate kids as well as Mom and Dad, opens Saturday at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh.

It draws on cutting-edge research into the biology of the long-necked and long-tailed sauropods, which may have been as much as 140 feet long.

Find out how these giants were able to thrive for about 140 million years.

The exhibit includes a detailed model of a 60-foot-long Mamenchisaurus. Visitors will be able to compare sauropod teeth with those of modern animals or use a hand up to discover how much pressure would have been needed to distribute blood through a sauropod’s long neck to its head.

Specimens from the museum’s own fossil collection, including about 10 sauropod specimens, will also be on view.

The exhibit continues through April 12. Tickets are $14 for adults; $12 for seniors, students and military; $8 for ages 3-12; and free for members.

The museum is at 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh.

Info: 919-707-9950 or

Shows at Artspace

Paris Alexander and Warren Hicks are featured artists for October at Artspace in Raleigh.

Alexander’s show, “Revisiting the Figure,” is a collection of figurative, mixed-media sculptures that he has been working on for 20 years. The sculptures are made with fired stoneware, branches, fabric and found materials.

Hicks’ exhibit, “Talkboards,” is a series of varnish-sealed boards painted with chalk that contain what curators describe as “an irreverant rant cartoon-like drawings that may challenge your expectations.”

See their shows through Nov. 1.

Artspace, 201 E. Davie St., is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and until 10 p.m. First Fridays.

Info: 919-821-2787 or

Music at The Pinhook

Mallarmé Chamber Players join forces with Asheville-based Pan Harmonia Thursday night for a concert at The Pinhook in downtown Durham.

The 7:30 p.m. performance, eHARMONIOUS, will feature both classical and light contemporary works. Flutist Kate Steinbeck of Pan Harmonia and violist Suzanne Rousso of Mallarmé will be joined by cellist Nathan Leyland and guitarist Amy Brucksch.

Pinhook is at 117 W. Main St.

Info: 919-560-2701 or

Hall of Fame poets

Betty Adcock of Raleigh is one of four poets slated for induction into the N.C. Literary Hall of Fame.

Adcock is the author of six poetry collections and is the recipient of several other major awards, including the N.C. Medal for Literature. She has taught at Duke University and Meredith College in Raleigh.

Also joining the Hall of Fame on Oct. 12 are poets Ronald H. Bayes, Jaki Shelton Green and Shelby Stephenson.

The hall, housed at the Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities in Southern Pines, has 53 writers enshrined.

Spooky ballet

What better way to whet your appetite for Halloween than a little spine-tingling ballet?

Starting Thursday, Carolina Ballet brings “Dracula” and “The Masque of the Red Death” back to the stage after a two-season absence.

Performances at A.J. Fletcher Theater at Raleigh’s Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 18 and 25; and 2 p.m. Oct. 12, 18-19, 25-26.

Tickets are $26.69-$72.59. Student tickets for $16.01 are sold at the theater 30 minutes before the show.

Info: 919-719-0900 or

‘Sculpture in the Garden’

Chapel Hill-based sculptor Patrick Dougherty is the artist-in-residence at the N.C. Botanical Garden through Oct. 24.

He will incorporate tree saplings into a large-scale, whirling shape. Watch the work come together and contribute to its creation.

The garden is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays; 1-5 p.m. Sundays.

Dougherty’s residency is part of the 26th annual “Sculpture in the Garden” show, which continues through Dec. 7. Admission is free.

The garden is at 100 Old Mason Farm Road in Chapel Hill.

Info: 919-962-0522 or

Arts Council fellowships

Nov. 3 is the deadline for applications for N.C. Arts Council fellowships for songwriters, composers and writers. The program supports creative development and the creation of new work.

Artists must have been year-round residents of North Carolina for at least a year prior to the application deadline. Students are not eligible. The awards are $10,000.

Choreographers and visual, craft and film/video artists will be eligible to apply in November, 2015.

For guidelines, visit

Grants for documentaries

Four North Carolina documentary projects have won filmmaking grants from the Durham-based Southern Documentary Fund.

Jason Arthurs and Ted Richardson received post-production funding for “The Last Barn Dance,” their film about Randy Lewis, a dairy farmer who is not only trying to save his business but also its half-century tradition of barn dances.

Margaret Byrne received post-production funding for “Raising Bertie,” about three young men in Bertie County.

Lana Garland’s grant is for production of “Living Off the Line: Stories From the Clothesline Muse,” a look at the last living generation of clothesline laundresses.

Ali Mann and Phoebe Brush were awarded a grant to develop “Untitled: Furniture Worker Story,” about three women whose exposure to a glue used in furniture production left them permanently disabled.


• The Jazz Live concert series at Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex gets underway at 7:30 p.m. Saturday with a performance by noted jazz pianist

Lenore Raphael

. Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for ages 18 and under. Info: 919-249-1120 or


Triangle Brass Band

presents “A Sousa Spectacular” at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Sertoma Amphitheater at Cary’s Bond Park. The concert is free. Info: 919-238-9108 or

• Oil paintings by

Sonia Kane

are on exhibit through Oct. 24 at Waverly Artists Group Studio & Gallery, 302 Colonades Way, Suite 209, Cary. The gallery is open noon-6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Info:

• To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month,

311 West Martin Street Gallery

in Raleigh is exhibiting “Celebrating Life” through Nov. 2, featuring works that reflect the experiences of artists affected by breast cancer. Info: 919-436-6987 or

• The

C.J. Jung Society of the Triangle

sponsors “Awakening the Dream: Gestalt Practice With Dreams, Fantasies, Stories and Symbols” on Friday and Saturday. Guest lecturers will be James Kepner and his wife, Maria de Lourdes Quiroz Kepner. For info about tickets to the event, at Binkley Baptist Church in Chapel Hill, visit


• “Adagio,” an exhibit of oil paintings by

Jennifer Hahn

and embellished gourds by

Catherine Kramer

, runs through Oct. 25 at the Hillsborough Arts Council Gallery, 102 N. Churton St. The gallery is open noon-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and during special events. Info: 919-643-2500 or