Festival seeks artists
Millstock15 has extended the registration deadline for artists wishing to display and sell their works at this year’s festival, which is scheduled for June 6. The new deadline is May 27. To register, go to http://claytonvisualartsnc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015-Millstock-artist-brochure1.pdf. For more information, call John McFadden at 919-865-7295 or 330-323-5772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artists invited to ‘Paint the Town’
Clayton Visual Arts Inc. is seeking artists to “Paint the Town,” formerly the group’s poster contest. This year’s theme is “Clayton – People, Places, Things,” and the deadline to enter is 5 p.m. May 26. The contests accepts paintings, drawings and mixed-medium pieces but no photographs or giclees. The maximum size is 48 inches on the largest side. Here are the entry fees: one entry, $25 for members of Clayton Visual Arts and $35 for all others; two entries, $45 for CVA members and $65 for nonmembers; and three entries, $65 for CVA members and $95 for nonmembers. The contest pays $700 for first place, $150 for second, $100 for third and $50 for honorable mention. Here’s how to apply: via email at email@example.com; online at http://claytonvisualartsnc.org/artist-invitation/paint-the-town-2015 ; by mail to Clayton Visual Arts, P.O. Box 698, Clayton, N.C. 27528; or by calling 919-550-0999. Works are due at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., on June 1. Delivery hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.
‘Hairspray’ at West High
West Johnston High School will present the musical “Hairspray” May 28-30 at the school, 5935 Raleigh Road, Benson. Show times are 7 p.m. May 28-29 and 2 and 7 p.m. May 30. Tickets are $10. They’re available at the school. For more information, call 919-934-7333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clayton High School and one of its students are finalists in the fifth annual Triangle Rising Star Awards. The high school is nominated in two categories: Best Musical and Best Ensemble, both for the school’s production of “Seussical the Musical.” Student Melode Stanton is nominated for Best Actress for her performance as Gertrude in “Seussical the Musical.” The awards ceremony, with live performances, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at the Durham Performing Arts Center. For tickets, which are $10, call the DPAC at 919-680-2787, go to ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.
‘Just Passing Through’
The opening of “Just Passing Through,” an exhibit of doors covered in student art, is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 18, in the Frank Creech Gallery at Johnston Community College, 245 College Road, Smithfield. Magen Pike, who teaches art at Benson Middle School, developed the project with help from art teachers Katie Gentry of West View Elementary School, Kelly Crocker of Princeton Elementary, Megan Jones of South Johnston High School, Abby Boykin of Corinth Holders High School and Christina Schaffer of Smithfield Middle School.
Town Square concerts
Here’s the lineup for this year’s Town Square Concert Series in Clayton:
May 21 – Jack the Radio.
June 18 – Southern Grace.
July 16 – Coco Loco Party Band.
Aug. 20 – Idlewild South.
Sept. 17 – Walrus.
The free concerts are at 7 p.m. on Town Square at the corner of Main and Fayetteville streets. Bring a lawn chair or blanket but no coolers; food trucks and other vendors will be on hand. For more information, visit www.downtownclayton.org.
Auditions in Clayton
Auditions for “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” a Clayton Youth Theater musical, are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. May 29 and 10 a.m. May 30 at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. The show has roles for students in grades 7-12. For more information, go to claytonyouththeater.com.
Art, photography camps
The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled the following summer camps. For more information, call 919-553-1550.
Youth art – 9 a.m.-noon June 22-26 or Aug. 3-7 for ages 9-12. Young people will create works of art based on everyday designs and images. The fee is $70 for Clayton residents and $85 for nonresidents.
Teen art – 9 a.m.-noon July 20-24 for ages 13-17. The fee is $70 for Clayton residents and $85 for nonresidents.
Photography – 1-5 p.m. July 27-31 for ages 11-16. A professional photographer will teach the camp; young people should bring their own digital camera. The fee is $70 for Clayton residents and $85 for nonresidents.