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Arts Notes, Nov. 20

Contemporary South art exhibition

The art exhibition “Contemporary South” is open to all artists in the Southeast region. The show will highlight contemporary artwork from across the South. There is no theme, and there are no media restrictions. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. Entry fees are $10 per piece for members, $15 for nonmembers. For more information, visit http://visualartexchange.org or email brandon@visualartexchange.org.

Art of the Landscape

North Carolina artist Jean Kolb Grunewald will exhibit her artwork in an exhibition entitled “Art of the Landscape” through Nov. 23 at Nicole’s Studio & Art Gallery, 719 N. Person St., Raleigh. Nicole’s is open 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and noon-5 p.m. Saturdays.

Senior exhibition

The Frankie G. Weems Art Gallery will present “Syn-the-sys: Senior Exhibition, Fall 2013” through Dec. 3 at Meredith College. The exhibition showcases the work of two art education majors, Kristen Piner and Clarke Glendenning. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday 2-5 p.m.

Car meetups

During the Porsche By Design exhibit, the N.C. Museum of Art will present a juried car show (art cars meet-up) 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, along 2110 Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh. Owners of European cars, American cars, hot rods and art cars wishing to exhibit their cars must submit an application at www.ncartmuseum.org.

Bob Rankin exhibition

TRIG Modern, 328 W. Jones St., Raleigh, has opened the exhibition “Surface Expansion” by Bob Rankin, an award-winning acrylic artist, and it will remain on display through Tuesday, Dec. 3.

Betty Adams retrospective

The art exhibit “Betty Adams, a Retrospective: Her Joy and Discovery Creating Art” will take place through Dec. 6 at Roundabout Art Collective, 305 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. Roundabout is open Wednesday through Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday 1-5 p.m. For more information, visit www.roundabout artcollective.com.


“Cinderella” will return to Raleigh Little Theater Dec. 6-21 in its 30th anniversary production. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 919-821-3111 Monday through Friday, noon-5 p.m., or by visiting www.RaleighLittleTheatre.org.


The 21st annual Boylan Heights ArtWalk will take place noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 in downtown Raleigh. More than 100 artists will show and sell their work on porches and lawns and in artists’ studios. There will be a broad range of artwork from both new and well-established artists, including pottery, jewelry, prints, oils, watercolors, home accessories and more. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.BoylanHeights.org.

Virginia Tull series

Virginia Tull Music & Arts Series will host several events in December at Wake Forest Baptist Church, 107 E. South Ave., Wake Forest. For more information on these events, call 919-675-5366.

Appalachian Winter / Hanging of the Greens – 6:30 p.m., Dec. 8. Appalachian melodies, featuring the choirs of Wake Forest Baptist Church and guest Appalachian instrumental consort. Free and open to the public.

Triangle Brass Band Christmas Concert – 7 p.m., Dec. 14. Music from “The Nutcracker,” various Christmas carols, and other selections performed by brass and percussion players from the greater Research Triangle Park area. For tickets, visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

‘The Nutcracker’

City Ballet will host the 21st annual performance of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” at Enloe High, 128 Clarendon Crescent, Raleigh, at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 14 and 1 p.m. Dec. 15. Tickets start at $10. For more information, visit www.city-ballet.com.

Call for authors

The Piedmont Laureate program has reopened its call for applications from authors of short fiction for 2014. Authors must be residents of Wake, Alamance, Durham or Orange counties. The deadline has been extended to Jan. 9. Guidelines, application form and further information are available at www.piedmontlaureate.com.