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Arts Notes: June 23

Art reception

The Cary Gallery of Artists will hold a reception for the feature art shows titled, “Expressions on Canvas and Paper” and “Summer Escapes” from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 28, at 200 S. Academy St., Suite 120, Cary. The show will include paintings by Patricia Pittman and Diana Coidan, as well as glass work by Jean Cheely. The show will be on display until Tuesday, July 23. For details, call 919-462-2035 or visit

Sizzlin’ Summer Auction

The Cary Gallery of Artists will hold its Sizzlin’ Summer Auction beginning Friday, June 28, and ending at 8 p.m. Friday, July 26, at 200 S. Academy St., Suite 120, Cary. For details, call 919-462-2035 or visit

‘Coffee with the Artist’ series

The Cary Gallery of Artists will hold a “Coffee with the Artist” event from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 29, at 200 S. Academy St., Suite 120, Cary. Patricia Pittman, Diana Coidan and Jean Cheely will demo and speak about their art. For details, call 919-462-2035 or visit

‘Seven O’ Clock Rock’ series

The intersection of Chatham and Academy Streets in downtown Cary will host “Seven O’Clock Rock,” a series of themed community block parties this spring, complete with dance lessons and live entertainment. The last show in the series will be Beach Night with the Magnificents Band on Thursday, June 27. Dance lessons start at 7 p.m.; the concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

For information, call 919-469-4061 or search “Seven O’Clock Rock” at

Art gallery opening event

The Village Art Circle will hold its opening event during the Cary Art Loop Final Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 28, at Ashworth Village, 200 S. Academy St., Cary. There will be an exhibition of work by 16 member artists, live music and painting demonstrations. For details, email or visit

Starlight Concert Series

The town of Cary will continue its 15th annual Starlight Concert Series at 7 p.m. Friday, June 28, in the garden at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop. Performers include:

• June 28: The Snyder Family Band

• July 12: Ricardo Diquez and the Tropic Orchestra

• July 26: Jamrock

For details, call 919-460-4963 or search “Starlight Concert Series” at

N.C. Symphony’s Summerfest Series continues June 29

The N.C. Symphony’s outdoor concerts, the Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series, begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Concert-goers can bring picnics, blankets and lawn chairs as early as 5 p.m.

The series includes:

• June 29: Holst’s “The Planets: An HD Odyssey”

• July 6: Classics Celebration

For tickets, call 919-733-2750 or visit

Apex Jazz Festival

The Apex Downtown Business Association will hold its third annual Apex Jazz Festival on Saturday, Sept. 21, in downtown Apex. Performances will be featured in a variety of outdoor and indoor venues along Salem Street. There will be a beer garden in conjunction with an outdoor stage located on the Apex Chamber of Commerce property. Tickets are $10.

Sponsors and volunteers are also needed for the festival. Sponsors should contact Sue Mooney at 919-608-6532 or Volunteers should contact Melissa Van at 919-303-3345 or

For details, visit