Watch mural in the making for Raleigh
Watch artists paint three murals on a pedestrian walkway in front of an apartment and office project under construction in downtown Raleigh on Sunday.
Shaun Richards and The Peregrine Projects, an artist cooperative, designed and will create the mural, in partnership with Artspace, which is across Blount Street from the site. Six of the eight artists involved with Peregrine are former regional emerging artists-in-residence at Artspace.
The mural, approved by the City of Raleigh Arts Commission, features the repeated image of a child’s face, representing wonderment. Additional graphic images will portray children of various ages and ethnicities playing together, some of them wearing whimsical animal masks.
The mural will be in front of the Edison, an office and residential project that will eventually cover an entire city block just east of Fayetteville Street.
Artists plan to be at work between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Rain date is April 26.
Art exhibit, garden tour on tap in Hillsborough
An opening reception is scheduled from 6-9 p.m. Friday for “Along the Garden Path,” a multimedia exhibit with a garden theme at the Hillsborough Arts Council.
The exhibit will be on view through May 23. It is being being held in conjunction with the 2015 Hillsborough Garden Tour, which takes place May 16-17. Two of artists who are showing their work in the exhibit will conduct demonstrations during the tour, and the gallery will have extended hours that weekend.
Marcia McDade will be quilting and displaying floral quilts at the home of Rosie Summers, 124 W. Queen St., which is also a stop on the tour. Emily Weinstein will demonstrate plein air painting at Qi Garden, 112 S. Churton St., and at Ayr Mount Historic Site, 376 St. Marys Road, during the garden tour.
Hillsborough Arts Council is at 102 N. Churton St.
Info: 919-643-2500 or HillsboroughArtsCouncil.org
Castoffs become art at Durham’s Scrap Exchange
“Friends and Family,” an exhibit of artwork that incorporates elements of creative reuse, is on view through May 9 in Cameron Gallery at Durham’s Scrap Exchange. The annual show features work by artists of all ages and styles.
In conjunction with the exhibit, bluebird houses painted by artists from RSI-Life Options Artists Co-op will be shown and offered for sale. Built by the Eastern Bluebird Rescue Group, the birdhouses were provided by SPRING Inc. (Supportive Persons for Residents in Need of Guardianship).
The gallery is at 2050 Chapel Hill Road. It is open from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.
Info: 919-688-6960 or scrapexchange.org/cameron-gallery
Village Art Circle showing ‘Faces and Places’
An opening reception is planned from 6-9 p.m. Friday to kick off “Faces and Places,” a new exhibit of paintings at Village Art Circle in Cary.
Karol Tucker will show a series of portrait studies, and Lori White will exhibit landscapes through May 23.
The gallery is at 200 S. Academy St. It is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
Info: 919-210-0398 or villageartcircle.com
Chamber trio at Raleigh church
The Four Seasons Chamber Festival, an ensemble organized by Greenville-based violinist Ara Gregorian, performs at 3 p.m. Sunday at Hayes Barton United Methodist Church in Raleigh. The concert is part of the Raleigh Chamber Music Guild’s Masters Series.
Joining Gregorian are pianist Thomas Sauer and cellist Marcy Rosen, who will perform selections from Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich.
The church is at 2209 Fairview Road.
Tickets – $10 for students and $30 general admission – are available at http://nando.com/15f.
Info: 919-821-2030 or rcmg.org/
The Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble, directed by Gregg Gelb, performs big-band jazz favorites at 2 p.m. Sunday at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. The concert, in the Daniels Auditorium, is free.
Info: 919-807-7900 or ncmuseumofhistory.org
Brian Carney is showing his ballpoint pen drawings of the natural world at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery. The free exhibit, “On Point Wild,” is on view through April 26. The gallery, inside the museum store at 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.
Info: 919-707-9854 or http://nando.com/az
▪ Hillsborough Arts Council’s free Last Fridays concert series gets underway from 6-9 p.m. Friday, with “The Swing On! Dixieland Band” performing at the Old Orange County Courthouse, at North Churton and East King streets.
“Too Much Fun” will perform from 6-8 p.m. at the Weaver Street Market, 228 S. Churton St.
Live music at Hillsborough Presbyterian Church begins at 6:30 p.m., with church members scooping free ice cream for everyone to enjoy. The church is at 102 W. Tryon St.
▪ Susan Brabeauof Wendell won first place in the Women Painters of the Southeast competition for her oil painting, “Logan’s Hydrangeas,” which was also a winner at the 2014 N.C. State Fair. Brabeau has a studio at Artspace in downtown Raleigh.