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Arts Notes: June 1

Clayton concerts

Here’s the remaining schedule for the Clayton Town Square Concert Series: Southern Culture on the Skids, June 16; Ken Knox & Co., June 21; Kasey Tyndall, with Big River Band, Aug. 20; and Natural Wonder, Sept. 15. Shows start at 5:30, and admission is free. Bring a lawn chair but no coolers; beer and wine will be available. Town Square is at 110 W. Main St.

Benefit concert in Smithfield

Jason D. Williams, known as The Pianimal, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, at The Meeting Place, 135 N. Third St., Smithfield. Doors open at 5:30, and dinner is at 6. The $40 cost includes the meal, the show and a donation to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Johnston County. For tickets, call Mike Evans at 919-631-5264.

Country music in Selma

Here are upcoming musical guests at the Ice House Theatre, the country music venue at 112 N. Webb St. in Selma: Antique Outlaws, June 3; Without Further Ado, June 10; Louis Waymore, June 17; and Eric Strickland and The B Sides, June 24. Doors open at 7 p.m. for shows at 7:45. For reservations, go to icehouseselma@gmail.com.

Drawing camps

The Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department will offer two art camps this summer.

“Young Rembrandts,” a drawing camp, will meet July 25-29 at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. Young people will learn to draw snakes, jaguars, toucans and more. Hours are 9-10 a.m. daily for ages 5-7 and 10-11 a.m. for ages 8-13. The cost is $75. Register online at youngrembrandts.com/raleigh.

A second drawing camp, with a Southwestern U.S. theme, will meet Aug. 8-12, also at the SRAC. Young people will learn to draw a cactus, flowers, basketry, a pueblo and more. Hours are 9-10 a.m. daily for ages 5-7 and 10-11 a.m. for ages 8-13. The cost is $75. Register online at youngrembrandts.com/raleigh.

Comedy in Smithfield

The Neuse Little Theatre will present the comedy “Always a Bridesmaid” at 8 p.m. June 3-4, 3 p.m. June 5 and 8 p.m. June 10-11 at the Hut on Front Street in downtown Smithfield. Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door. For reservations, call 919-934-1873.

Summer art camps

The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department will offer two art camps this summer.

A teen art camp, for ages 13-17, will meet from 9 a.m. to noon July 18-22. Young artists will explore different mediums to challenge their creativity. The cost is $70 for Clayton residents and $85 for nonresidents.

A pottery camp for ages 9-12 will meet from 9 a.m. to noon June 20-23 and July 7. Kids will create functional and decorative items inspired by summer gardens. The cost is $70 for Clayton residents and $85 for nonresidents.

For more information, call 919-553-1550.

Art Faire seeks entries

Clayton Visual Arts is seeking entries for this year’s Art Faire. The annual competition accepts works in two categories: fine arts and photography. The winner in each category receives $750. The entry fee is $25 for Clayton Visual Arts members and $40 for nonmembers, and the deadline to enter is 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26. More information is available at claytonvisualartsnc.org.

Sundown in Downtown

Here’s the remaining lineup for this year’s Sundown in Downtown concert series in Benson: June 9, The Attractions Band; Aug. 11, Jim Quick and the Coastline Band; and Sept. 22, Justin West Band and The Jonathan Parker Band. Concerts are at 5:30 p.m. in the Singing Grove, 406 E. Main St. Note: The Sept. 22 concert will start at 6 p.m. In case of rain, concerts move to the American Legion Building, 605 N. Wall St., Benson. Admission is free.

Art studio

The art studio at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center is open from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. The fee is $100 for six months. For more information, call 919-934-1408.

Send arts notes to sbolejack@newsobserver.com.

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