Midtown: Community

Arts Notes: Feb. 15

N.C. Museum of Art

The N.C. Museum of Art hosts exhibits and events at 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. For details, go to NCArtMuseum.org.

• Senior Samplers, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, will teach participants how to make their own art. There is a fee, and registration is required.

• Joseph Covington will discuss the work of John James Audubon at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20, in the East Building. The cost is $25 for museum members, $30 for nonmembers.

• The fourth annual Purim Celebration will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, in the West Building. The event will incorporate the Chinese New Year celebration and will feature music, dancing, dim-sum style hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and more. Reserve a space for $65 per person at



Vintage Valentines

The Third Place coffeehouse is hosting a Valentine’s exhibition throughout February featuring vintage prints. Jerry Johnson, of Frederick, Md., is showing a collection from his Charm City Chickens of Baltimore and Iron City Pickles of Pittsburgh series. Rock Kershaw is showing antique French postcards from his personal collection. The Third Place is located at 1811 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh.

The Business Side of Art

The Franklin County Arts Council will host a seminar on “The Business Side of Art – Keeping it Simple” from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at 22 S. Main St., Franklinton. Registration costs $40 for members, $45 for nonmembers, and is due by Feb. 14. For details, go to FCACArts.org.

Art reception

The Mahler Fine Art will host an exhibit by Malu Fatorelli of Rio de Janeiro and Marty Baird of Raleigh through Feb. 18 at 228 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. For details, go to TheMahlerFineArt.com.

CAM Raleigh exhibit

CAM Raleigh will host an exhibit featuring the works of Sarah Anne Johnson from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, through May 3 at 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh.

‘Around the City’

During the month of February, ArtSource will feature an exhibition for three artists who each take on a different meaning of “cityscape.” Works by Larry Dean, Scott Harris and Gina Strumpf will be on display through Feb. 27. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. ArtSource is located in the North Hills shopping center at 4351-107 The Circle at North Hills St., Raleigh.

Winter Film Series

The N.C. Museum of Art will present a Winter Film Series at 8 p.m. Fridays at the East Building at 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The series will focus on costumes and the films that used them to great effect. For details, go to NCArtMuseum.org.

• Feb. 20: “Now, Voyager,” directed by Irving Rapper.

• Feb. 27: “Cleopatra,” directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

‘Much Ado About Nothing’

Raleigh Little Theatre presents “Much Ado About Nothing” at 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. The show will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through March 1. There will be a student matinee Wednesday, Feb. 18. For details, go to RaleighLittleTheatre.org.

Black History Month at COR Museum

The City of Raleigh Museum will celebrate Black History Month with an exhibit and lectures that explore African-American identity through photographs. The museum is located at 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. For details, visit CityOfRaleighMuseum.org.

• 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19: Craig James will talk about collecting early photographs of African-Americans, focusing largely on images that show the pride of newly emancipated men and women.

• Thursday, Feb. 26: The museum will honor Raleigh’s African-American newspaper on its 75th anniversary. The Carolinian was started in 1939 by Paul R. Jervay Sr.

Public art project

The city of Raleigh invites artists and teams of artists to submit qualifications to create public art for up to three bioretention basins as part of the road-widening project on Sandy Forks Road. Up to three finalists will be selected for interviews and will receive a $1,000 travel stipend. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27. For details, go to RaleighNC.gov.

N.C. Bach Festival

The N.C. Bach Festival will present the N.C. Guitar Quartet performing Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at the Raleigh Moravian Church, 1815 Ridge Road, Raleigh. The Annual Bach Festival Youth Concert is set for 4 p.m., Sunday, March 8, at the church. Admission to both concerts is free, but donations will be accepted. For more information, contact Chris Bickers at 919-789-4631 or chrisbickers@gmail.com.

Tipping Paint Gallery

For its March show, the Tipping Paint Gallery will present “Hot & Cold” featuring artwork with red-hot colors and cool blues. The First Friday reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 6, at 311 Martin St., Raleigh. The show runs through March 28. For details, contact info@tippingpaintartists.com.

Tamale Festival

The 2015 Raleigh Tamale Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at Pullen Park, 520 Ashe Ave., Raleigh. The event will feature games and activities for the family, a tamale cooking contest, community resources, music and more.

Call for artists

311 Gallery and Tipping Paint Gallery will host a juried art show in May. “Eggistentialism 2.0” will kick off the Tour D’Coop and benefit Urban Ministries. Artists may interpret the theme of “all things chicken” in any way, literally or figuratively, from representational to abstract, in any medium. Bob Rankin is the juror for this event. The deadline to enter is March 14. View the Call For Artists and entry form at 311Gallery.com.

Garden and art show

Lasting Impressions will host its ninth annual Open Garden & Art Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at 4904 Hermitage Drive, Raleigh. Local artists and crafters will be at the event, and plants will be for sale. For details, go to LastingImpressionsLeaves.com.

Reverse Raffle

The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Reverse Raffle from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 20, at The Renaissance Center, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. Tickets are $125 for two people. The last ticket to be drawn will win $10,000. Tickets may be purchased at the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce, 350 S. White St. Or call the Chamber at 919-556-1519, or buy tickets from any Chamber Board of Directors member.

N.C. State University Theatre

N.C. State University Theatre will present shows for its 2014-15 season. Season tickets cost $62; $58 for senior citizens, NCSU faculty and staff, alumni association members, parent association members and students; and $48 for NCSU students. Pick three shows for $48. Individual tickets cost $16-$18.

• “The Little Shop of Horrors” by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman will be presented at 7:30 p.m. weeknights and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18-22, at Titmus Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall.

• “The Burial at Thebes, a version of Sophocles’ Antigone” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. March 27-29, and April 8-12 and 15-19 at Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall.

Call for artists

The Cotton Company in historic downtown Wake Forest is seeking a variety of artists and musicians for Art After Hours. The event, which takes place the second Friday of each month, allows local artists and musicians to display their work, network and sell to the public. The Cotton Company is now accepting applications for 2015. For details, email TheCottonCompanyGallery@gmail.com.