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Arts Notes, Aug. 28

America’s Music Series

America’s Music film and music series will be held through October at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. The schedule:

Aug. 31 – 2 p.m. The N.C. Symphony will perform. Children can play at the symphony’s Instrument Zoo.

Sept. 1 – 2 p.m. New Beginnings Gospel Choir will perform.

Sept. 5 – 7 p.m. The films “The Blues: Episode 1: I Feel Like Going Home” and “Say Amen Somebody” will be screened, followed by a discussion.

Ebb and Flow

A reception for Ebb and Flow, an art exhibit sponsored by the City of Raleigh Arts Commission, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Miriam Preston Block Art Gallery in the Avery C. Upchurch Government Complex, 222 W. Hargett St., Raleigh. The exhibit will be on display until Nov. 15.

Featured are mixed media drawings by Amy Friend, photographs by Holden Richards, watercolors by Ginny Runge, and jewelry and photographs by Pullen Arts Center instructors and students. Block2 Video Series will air Adam Graetz’s “Into the Woods” and “Gaze of the Native Dreamers.”

For more information, contact the City of Raleigh Arts Commission at 919-996-3610 or email Annah Lee, Block Gallery coordinator, at annah.lee@raleighnc.gov.

‘Art’ at Little Theatre

Raleigh Little Theatre presents Yasmina Reza’s “Art,” a comedy where lines are drawn and old friends square off when one purchases a canvas that is just a pure white painting. Performances will be held at 3 p.m. or 8 p.m. Sept. 6-29 at the theatre, 301 S. Pogue St., Raleigh. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $16 for seniors and students. All tickets for the performance on Sunday, Sept. 3, are $12. For more information or to purchase a ticket, call 919-821-3111 or visit www.raleighlittletheatre.org.

Art at TRIG Modern

A reception for an exhibit titled Wish You Were Here! Paintings by Deneé Black will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at TRIG Modern, 328 W. Jones St., Raleigh. The series of paintings and screen paints captures the sights, shapes and energies of vacationing at the beach. Her exhibit will be on display through September, along with art by Peg Ginoux and Kaola Phoenix. For more information, call TRIG Modern at 919-516-8744.

Fall Arts Fair

The 2013 Fall Arts Fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Sertoma Arts Center, 1400 W. Millbrook Road, Raleigh. The event will feature art exhibits, artist demonstrations, children’s art activities, live music and food vendors. For more information, visit www.raleighnc.gov/arts.

Tour or Artists

The Wake Forest Guild of Artists will hold its 18th annual Tour of Artists on Sept.7 -8 in galleries in downtown Wake Forest. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Artists will be in attendance at the galleries to give demonstrations and discuss their art. For more information, visit www.wakeforestguild.com.


Rob Sharer will discuss the craft of guitar-making at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Registration is requested at 919-856-6710.

Wind Ensemble

The Triangle Wind Ensemble will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-870-4000.

Outdoor films at NCMA

The N.C. Museum of Art will screen outdoor films through September at Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Theater, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh.

“The Big Lebowski” – 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7

Tickets are free for NCMA members and $5 for nonmembers. For more information, visit www.ncartmuseum.org.