Arts & Culture

Asides: News of Triangle arts, in brief

The oil-on-cavas work “Bling,” by Mike Hoyt, will be included in the exhibit “Lasting Impressions” at Hillsborough’s Eno Gallery.
The oil-on-cavas work “Bling,” by Mike Hoyt, will be included in the exhibit “Lasting Impressions” at Hillsborough’s Eno Gallery. MIKE HOYT

3 lectures this month at the N.C. Museum of Art

The N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh is hosting a series of lectures this month. Here’s the schedule:

• At 2 p.m. Sunday, Dudi Mevorach, chief curator at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, will talk about Herod the Great and whether a tomb discovered in 2007 was that of the king who died in fourth century B.C. The lecture is being held in the East Building. It is free, but a ticket is required. A reception will follow.

• At 11 a.m. Friday, Dennis Weller, curator of Northern European art, will discuss the masterpieces in the current “Small Treasures” exhibit. The lecture includes a catered lunch from the Iris restaurant. Tickets cost $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers. Registration is required by 4 p.m. Tuesday.

• At 11 a.m. Nov. 21, Egyptologist and exhibition curator Caroline M. Rocheleau will talk about the 13 works in the permanent “Sacred Motherhood” exhibition. The lecture includes a catered lunch from the Iris restaurant. Tickets cost $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers. Registration is required by 4 p.m. on the Tuesday before.

The museum is at 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Info: 919-839-6262

Kashmir photographs

Photographer Chris Harris has a collection of photos, “Glimpses of Kashmir,” on display until Dec. 3 at David’s Dumpling and Noodle Bar in Raleigh.

A reception with Harris will be 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the restaurant, 1900 Hillsborough St.

Band at history museum

Dark Water Rising, a Robeson County band that blends soul, blues, country, hip-hop, gospel and rock, will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at the N.C. Museum of History.

The concert is free. The museum is at 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Info: 919-807-7979 or

Folk music concert

PineCone’s next Down Home Concerts will be 8 p.m. Thursday, featuring folk musician Willie Watson with special guest Liz Longley.

Watson is a former Old Crow Medicine Show member who is touring to support his debut album, “Folk Singer No. 1.”

The concert will be held at the Fletcher Theater in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Center.

Tickets cost $27-$29 plus fees. Info: 919-664-8302 or

See Ricky Bobby’s car

Ricky Bobby’s No. 26 Wonder Bread race car from the movie “Talladega Nights” will be on display starting Saturday at the N.C. Museum of History.

The race car is part of the first major exhibit about movies and television shows filmed in North Carolina. The exhibit will be on display until Sept. 6, 2015.

The exhibit will showcase costumes and props from such other movies as “Bull Durham,” “Iron Man 3,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Blue Velvet” and “Sleepy Hollow.”

Info: 919-807-7850 or

Exhibits at Eno Gallery

Hillsborough’s Eno Gallery has two exhibitions on display until Nov. 23 featuring impressionist paintings and sculptural wall pieces. Here are the details:

• Painter

Mike Hoyt

, an “icon of the North Carolina impressionists,” has an exhibition of paintings in the main gallery. Hoyt’s art is described as the “ability to portray what can only be described as joyous color shows us the beauty in the ordinary,” according to a news release.

• Artist

Vicki Grant

has a solo exhibition in the lower gallery of “evocative new spiritual and totemic sculptural wall pieces and vessels in clay and mixed media,” the news release said.

The gallery is at 110 S. Churton St., Hillsborough. Info: 919-883-1415 or

Destroy tiles, make art

Artist Anna Wallace and her new show at a Durham gallery asks the question: What happens when an artist invites the audience to destroy the artwork?

Wallace’s show, “When I Lose My Grip,” will display a series of press-molded, screen-printed ceramic wallpaper tiles at the Cameron Gallery at The Scrap Exchange in Durham from Nov. 21 to Dec. 13. On Nov. 28, Wallace will invite a group of blindfolded participants to drop tiles on the ground to break them. The smashed remains of the tiles will be on display along with an audiovisual recording of the performance.

Wallace “doesn’t see the performance as the destruction of this body of work, but rather the creation of a new work of art.”

An opening reception will be 6-9 p.m. Nov. 21. The Scrap Exchange is at 2050 Chapel Hill Road, Durham. Info: 919-688-6960 or

Feather photographs

Photographer and artist James Henderson has more than 20 photos of feathers on view at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery until Nov. 30.

The show, “Etheral Plummage,” began with a brown pelican feather that Henderson found on the beach and progressed from there.

The gallery is at 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. Info: 919-707-9800 or

Music from war photos

Duke Performances commissioned a work by solo guitarist William Tyler for a film and music piece, “Corduroy Roads,” inspired by rare Civil War photographs.

The piece was inspired by the photographs of the Civil War taken by George Barnard and Alexander Gardner and recently acquired by Duke University’s David M. Rubinstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

The performance combines original music, film and spoken text to “reflect on the lingering legacy of the Civil War,” according to a news release. It is a collaboration between Tyler, filmmaker Steve Milligan and theater director Akiva Fox.

It will be performed at 8 p.m. Nov. 20-22 and 7 p.m. Nov. 23 at 305 S. Dillard, a multi-use art space in downtown Durham. Info: 919-660-3356 or

Holiday chorale concert

The N.C. Master Chorale is performing its annual holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh.

This year’s concert will include “traditional and modern carols, works by Franz Schubert, and selections from Disney’s “Frozen.”

Other upcoming concerts include:

• “Romance in the Air” will be 4 and 8 p.m. Feb. 14 at Kenan Hall at William Peace University in downtown Raleigh.

• ”American Classics,” featuring works by four acclaimed American composers, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. March 27 at Hayes Barton United Methodist Church in Raleigh.

• Antonin Dvorak’s “Stabat Mater,” based on a poem about the Virgin Mary’s grief over the crucifixion of Jesus, will be performed at 3 p.m. April 12 at Meymandi Concert Hall.

Ticket prices vary. Info: 919-856-9700 or