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Art Notes: Dec. 20-26

Call for artists

Artistic Expressions Gallery in Fuquay-Varina is seeking new members. The gallery is at 118 Raleigh St. The gallery will accept a limited number of admissions in a juried selection process.

‘The Nutcracker’

The Campaneria Ballet Company in Cary will present “International Repertory and Journey to the Nutcracker Suite,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, and Tuesday, Dec. 22, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets are $16. This is the first Nutcracker performance from the school, which professional dancer Miguel Campaneria opened this year. 919-462-2055,

Raleigh Ringers auditions

The Raleigh Ringers, a handbell ensemble based in Raleigh, will hold auditions in early January. For details or to sign up for an appointment, contact David Harris: 919-847-7574,

‘Two Minds, One Artist’

Constance Pappalardo’s exhibition “Two Minds, One Artist” begins Friday, Jan. 1, at The Umstead Hotel and Spa, 100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary.

January movies at The Cary

The Cary theater shows movies for $5 each at 122 E. Chatham St. All movies are $5 each.

▪ “He Named Me Malala” at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1.

▪ “Labyrinth of Lies” is at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1; at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2; and at 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7.

▪ “The Look of Silence” at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2.

▪ “Match” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3; 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7; and 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14.

▪ “A Ballerina’s Tale” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14.

▪ “Selma, Lord, Selma” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16.

▪ “Selma” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17.

Opening reception

An opening reception for oil paintings by Karen Meredith and wood art by Rich Croteau is from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, at the Cary Gallery of Artists, 200 S. Academy St., suite 120.

Chinese lantern festival

The North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival runs through Sunday, Jan. 3, at Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Tickets are $20 for ages 18 and older, $12 for ages 3-17 and free for ages 2 and younger. A pack of four costs $50.

Poetry competition

Submissions are open for the 8th Annual Nazim Hikmet Poetry Competition through Monday, Jan. 4. The submission fee is $10 for three poems. Winners will receive $100 and read their poems at the 8th Annual Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival on April 10 in Cary.

‘Celtic Moods and Melodies’

Mara Shea and the Elftones play at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. Tickets are available for $16 at The Cary, 122 E. Chatham St., by phone at 1-800-514-3849 or online at

Aviation Art Contest

The N.C. Department of Transportation is accepting entries from ages 6-17 through Jan. 22 for the Aviation Art Contest. This year’s theme is “Air Sports in Harmony with Nature.”

Discovery Series

The Holly Springs Cultural Center’s Discovery Series of performances is at 7:30 p.m. one Friday each month this fall through spring at 300 W. Ballentine St. Tickets cost $5.

“Wire Boy” will be on Jan. 22. The Holly Springs Professional Showcase will be Feb. 12. “Place Match: The City Doctor’s Guide to Finding Where You Belong” with Dr. Katherine Loflin will be March 11.

‘For All the Seasons’

The Cary Town Band’s concert “For All the Seasons” is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Admission is free.

‘Play With the Band II’

The Cary Town Band invites music students to join the band for a series of rehearsals and a concert. The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave.

Small Treasures

The Cary Gallery of Artists’ eight annual Small Treasures Juried Exhibit runs from March 25 through April 23. Entries and fees are due by 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 4.

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