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Arts Notes

Local artist creates winning birdhouse

Decorative tile artist Marina Bosetti of Bosetti Art Tile in Raleigh won first place at the St. Patrick’s Day Festival Birdhouse Competition in Dublin, Ga. Festival attendees and online visitors to the contest’s website voted Bosetti’s “Padulia’s House” first place.

Jazz quintet to play benefit at St. Aug’s

The Raleigh Retired Alumni Chapter of St. Augustine’s College presents the Thomas Taylor Quintet at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at Seby Jones Auditorium on the St. Aug’s campus.

Cost is $15 to benefit scholarships. For tickets, call 919-250-0550.

Jazz musician, gospel group

Jazz musician Marcus Anderson and gospel group Millennium Revival Praise Team will perform from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Wake Forest. Local artists also will show and sell their work. Refreshments will be available, and picnics are welcome. For more information, visit www.wakeforestarts.org.

May exhibit at Roundabout

Deep sea fishing, gorgeous sunsets and sea glass will be highlighted at the Roundabout Art Collective with featured painters Meredith Kittrell and Ruth Little, jeweler Fran Twisdale and glass maker Sarah Cawn during May. A kickoff party is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the gallery, 305 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. For more information, visit www.roundaboutartcollective.com.

Will McBride Band in Wake Forest

The Will McBride Band will perform jazzy pop/rock from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Wake Forest. The Wake Forest Greenways Advisory Board will make a presentation, and local artists also will show and sell their work. Refreshments will be available, and picnics are welcome. For more information, visit www.wakeforestarts.org.

Music of Carolinas: Sheila Kay Adams

“Music of the Carolinas: Sheila Kay Adams” is scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Adams performs English, Scottish and Irish ballads passed down since the mid-1700s. For more information, call 919-807-7900 or visit ncmuseumofhistory.org.

Reggae band, drum circle

The Healing Force, a reggae band, will perform after a drum circle and Phatbread from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Wake Forest. Local artists also will show and sell their work. Refreshments will be available, and picnics are welcome. For more information, visit www.wakeforestarts.org.

‘Envision’ exhibit

ArtSource Fine Art Gallery presents the works of Margaret Hill and Rebecca Patman Chandler from May 18 to June 16 at the gallery, 4351-101 The Circle @ North Hills St., Raleigh. An opening reception is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 18. Both artists are North Carolina natives who create landscapes and still lifes. For more information, visit www.artsource-raleigh.com or call 919-787-9533.

Arielle Bryant and Angela Easterling

Local favorite Arielle Bryant shares her Indie/folk with cutting edge lyrics and Angela Easterling brings folk/country from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Wake Forest. Local artists also will show and sell their work. Refreshments will be available, and picnics are welcome. For more information, visit www.wakeforestarts.org.

Lakota John and Kin

Lakota John and Kin will perform blues and Larry Hutcherson will open on guitar from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Wake Forest. Local artists also will show and sell their work. Refreshments will be available, and picnics are welcome. For more information, visit www.wakeforestarts.org.

June exhibit at Roundabout

Roundabout Art Collective will feature jewelry and statuesque talismans by mother and daughter artists Mary Ann Scherr and Sydney Scherr during June. A celebration is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 1, at the Roundabout Art Collective, 305 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. Light Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit www.roundaboutartcollective.com.

Gravy Boys play bluegrass

Gravy Boys, a bluegrass band, will perform at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Wake Forest. Starting at 3 p.m., local artists also will show and sell their work. Refreshments will be available, and picnics are welcome. For more information, visit www.wakeforestarts.org.

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