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Arts Notes

Yuko Nogami Taylor art featured

The exhibit “Majesty Incognito – Merging East and West” by Raleigh artist Yuko Nogami Taylor is being featured in the AACC Gallery throughout the month of August. A reception for the artist is scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, in The African American Cultural Center at the A.M. Witherspoon Student Center, 2810 Cates Ave., Raleigh. For tours, call 919-515-5210. For more information, visit www.yukotaylor.com.

4 x 24 talk with Georges Le Chevallier

Georges Le Chevallier will give a curator’s talk from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at Block Gallery, 222 W. Hargett St., Raleigh. Hear his thoughts on the changing nature of photography and the artists chosen for the exhibit. Bring your lunch.

Le Chevallier received his MFA degree in painting from Hunter College in New York City. Le Chevallier has curated and organized many successful exhibitions and projects, including Visual Art Exchange’s 2011 Collector’s Print Portfolio.

For more info on Block Gallery, go to www.raleighnc.gov/arts or look for it on Facebook or Twitter.

Oak City 7 concert series

Oak City 7, a free summer concert series, also features local craft beers and food trucks from 5 to 9:30 p.m. on alternating Thursdays in City Plaza on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh. The last show is Thursday, Aug. 23, featuring Paleface, Debonzo Brothers and Big Daddy Love. For more information, go to oakcity7.com.

Emerging artists concert series

A concert series featuring emerging artists is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 12, at Fountain Park at the Captrust Tower, 4208 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. The following bands will play: US, Aug. 24; Johnny Orr Band, Aug. 31, Jo Gore and the Alternative, Sept. 7; Jason Adamo, Sept. 14; Old Avenue, Sept. 21; Addison Prophet, Sept. 28; CrowField, Oct. 5; and Catie King, Oct. 12.

Triangle Orchestra needs musicians

Triangle Area Community Orchestra is seeking adult amateur string instrument musicians for its next season, which begins Wednesday, Aug. 29. The group meets Wednesdays at Meredith College and gives a performance at the end of the season. For more information, visit www.taconc.com.

Art demonstration and wine tasting

A painting demo by North Carolina artist Suzanne Morris and a wine tasting are scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at ArtSource, 4351-101 The Circle @ North Hills St. Raleigh. Watch Morris demonstrate her technique of painting coastal and mountain scenery while enjoying the wine tasting provided by Westgate Wine. For more information, visit www.artsource-raleigh.com, or call 919-787-9533.

Workshop on iPhone photography

A program on Taking Better Pictures with Your iPhone is set for 3-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at Roundabout Art Collective, 305 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. Taught by fine art photographer John Pagliuca, this free workshop covers camera handling, basic composition, photography apps and transferring pictures from iPhone to computer. Bring your iPhone. For more information, call 919-747-9495, visit www.roundaboutartcollective.com or email www.johnpagliucaproductions.com

Sunflower Studio to feature Deemer

Sunflower Studio & Gallery will feature the work of artist Kittie Rue Deemer Sept. 14-Oct. 11. A artist reception is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, for Art After Hours at the gallery, 214 E. Jones Ave., Raleigh. For more information, visit www.sunflowerstudiowf.com or call 919-570-0765.

Sertoma Arts Center accepting proposals

The Sertoma Arts Center is accepting proposals for the 2013 gallery year. The center is seeking 2D and 3D works from artists 18 or older, residing and/or working in Wake County and surrounding areas. The gallery has introduced hundreds of artists to area residents and visitors since the inception of the Gallery Program. Monthly exhibitions will be scheduled. Applications are due by Sept. 30. Chosen artists will be notified by Oct. 31.

For more information, email sertomaartscenterexhibits@raleighnc.gov with “Attn: Gallery Program - Gallery Submissions 2013” in the subject line.

Sertoma and Pullen Arts Fair

The annual Sertoma and Pullen Arts Fair is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Pullen Arts Center. Booth registrations are open to everyone. For more information, call 919-996-6126 or email eliza.kiser@raleighnc.gov.

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. 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.