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Arts Notes

A Colorful Palette

“A Colorful Palette,” paintings by Bob Rankin, will be on display from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 11, at the Renaissance North Hills, 4100 Main at North Hills St., Raleigh.

Music of Carolinas: 1700s ballads

“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 details, 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 details, 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 at 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 details, visit www.artsource-raleigh.com or call 919-787-9533.

Artsplosure

Artsplosure is set for 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at Moore Square Park and City Plaza in downtown Raleigh. The festival will include live music from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, go to www.artsplosure.org.

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 details, visit www.wakeforestarts.org.

Music on the Green

Music on the Green, a series of outdoor concerts, is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through October at Lafayette Village, 8450 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Takeout meals available. Upcoming performers include: Chris Overstreet, May 8; Ed Stephenson, May 15; Alexis & Joe, May 22; Bill Stonehouse, May 29; and Jordan Okrend, June 5. For more information, go to www.lafayettevillageraleigh.com.

Art in the Village

Art in the Village, a series of artist fairs, is scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays through October at Lafayette Village, 8450 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh. For more information or to register to exhibit, go to www.lafayettevillageraleigh.com.

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 details, 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 details, 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 details, visit www.wakeforestarts.org.

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