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Arts Notes: March 8

Art on display in Clayton

Works by 41 artists are on display this month at The Clayton, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. The display showcases works by 18 members of Clayton Visual Arts and 23 members of the Raleigh-Durham chapter of Colored Pencil of America.

The Clayton Visual Arts artists are Julie Alexander, Paul Arceneaux, Lauri Arnsten, Lisa Bailey, Amy Beshgetorian, Frank Dziepak, John Farr, Phyllis Harvey, Carolyn Howard, Jill Hunt, Michael Morrison, Kathy Nobles, Medrith Nuttle, Heidi Lee Peach, Janie Prete, Linda Strevig, Jo Tucker and Heidi Wood.

The colored-pencil artists are Annette Kirk of Wendell; Jim Sanders of Garner; Kay Mowery, Margaret Nelson and Toby Sue Shaw, all of Cary; Pearl Cohen, Cordelia M. Haremann, Mike Gantt, Suzan Holmes, Nina MacDonald, Dorothea Miller, Jan Pope, Janet Slagle, Melinda Pollard Stump and Joyce Yount, all of Raleigh; Jackie Balog of Willow Spring; Irena Brubaker of Chapel Hill; Betty Hendrix of Whispering Pines; Sue Henson of Durham; Linda Koffenberger of Holly Springs; Theresa Korab of Apex; Kate Lagaly of Roxboro; and Carolyn Langley of Burlington.

The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; admission is free.

Quilts, illustrations coming to JCC

Quilts by Johnston Community College students will be on display March 16-April 9 in the Frank Creech Art Gallery on JCC's main campus, 245 College Road, Smithfield. Simultaneously, works by writer and illustrator Emily Wallace will be on in the gallery lobby. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Admission is free.

Music in Clayton

Here are the remaining shows in this year’s performing-arts series at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. Tickets are available online at, by phone at 919-553-1737 and in the Clayton Center box office. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Friday, March 20 – “Yesterday & Today: The Interactive Beatles’ Experience.” Tickets to this all-request concert are $25.

Saturday, April 11 – Jeremy Davis & The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra. Tickets are $30.

Art, Food Festival March 19 at JCC

The sixth annual Art and Food Festival Gala is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, March 19, in the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium at Johnston Community College, 245 College Road, Smithfield.

Proceeds will fund the 2015 Artists-in-the-School program, award scholarships to JCC students and pay for free community arts programming.

Gala tickets are $40 for singles and $75 for couples. The evening will feature sample dishes from Johnston restaurants, which will compete for Best Presentation, Best Entree, Best Dessert and Best Restaurant.

The Johnston County Arts Council will announce the winners of its juried art show, and local artists will display and sell their works. A variety of musicians will perform, and a silent auction will feature collaborative and individual artwork.

To attend, or for more information, call Darlene Williford at 919-938-0306 or email

Clayton resident in ‘Velveteen Rabbit’

A Clayton resident has a role in an upcoming Raleigh Little Theatre production. Julia Ryan plays Boat in “The Velveteen Rabbit.” Remaining show dates are March 8, 12-15 and 19-22 in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre, 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. General-admission seating is $14 for adults and teens and $10 for children 12 and younger. For tickets, go to

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