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Arts Notes, Nov. 7

‘Mid-Century American’ at Adam Cave Fine Art

A rare group of original prints from the 1930s through ’50s goes on display with an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Adam Cave Fine Art, 115 ½ Hargett St., Raleigh.

The roughly 25 works, all from private collections, track the progression in American art from the social realism of the WPA years to the full-fledged development of abstract expressionism. Some of the most famous works in this show are by artists that flowed freely from painting to printmaking. “Down the River” by Thomas Hart Benton and “Which Way” by Martin Lewis exhibit the dramatic storytelling that characterized art from the ’30s. From the ’50s comes the pure abstraction of Californian Leonard Edmondson and longtime Brown University professor Walter Feldman.

The exhibit continues through Dec. 31. For more information, go to www.adamcavefineart.com.

Different Drum in Wake Forest

Alex Weiss & Different Drum will perform at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Northern Wake Senior Center, 235 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest. Different Drum takes the rich ethnic sounds of Africa and Latin America and blends them with original compositions and jazz standards. All Wake Forest-area seniors are invited to the free concert, but space is limited, so seating is available on a first-come basis.

Collecting Southern art

Collecting Southern Paintings and Decorative Arts: Opportunities and Pitfalls in the Marketplace is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Learn what impact research has made in the marketplace. Cost is $10, $5 for associates. For tickets, call 919-807-7835.

Roundabout Art Collective show

M. Blair Ligon’s layer photography show will be featured through November at the Roundabout Art Collective, 305 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. For more information, go to www.roundaboutartcollective.com.

Handmade Market

The Handmade Market is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Cobblestone Hall, 215 Wolfe St., Suite 100, Raleigh. The market will include handcrafted items from more than 50 artisans. Make a donation to Urban Ministries of Wake County and receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a gift basket.

Artists, authors showcase

The Raleigh artists and authors showcase featuring Alice Osborn is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Bosetti Art Tile Showroom and Studio, 1201 W. Lenoir St., Raleigh. View art, jewelry and conversation pieces by local artists. Visit with Alice Osborn, Sandra Carrington-Smith and Jon Batson as they share their works and sign their books. The event will include wine and food. To RSVP, visit authors-artists-showcase-111012.eventbrite.com.

Neck of the Woods Performance Series

The Neck of the Woods Performance Series continues at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Wake Forest Coffee Company, 156 S. White St.

Admission is free; a donation of $5 is requested. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/WakeForestNeckOfTheWoods or email Cora Hemphill at neckofthewoodsevent@gmail.com.

Bluesman Holeman at Museum of History

Piedmont blues musician John Dee Holeman will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Admission is free. George Higgs, who was originally scheduled to perform, canceled due to illness.

Born in Orange County in 1929, Holeman grew up on a small farm and began playing the blues at age 14. He has performed at the National Folk Festival and Carnegie Hall, and he has conducted multiple overseas tours. Now in his 80s, Holeman continues to perform regularly throughout North Carolina.

For more information, call 919-807-7900 or visit www.ncmuseumofhistory.org.

Designers Downtown Market

Designers Downtown Market is scheduled from 9 am. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, outside Ornamentea, 509 N. West St., Raleigh. Vendors showcase handcrafted arts and crafts including jewelry, pottery, apparel, stained glass and paper crafts. For more information, go to www.designersdowntownmarket.com.

Paint Your Pet’s Portrait fundraiser

Helping Paws International is holding a Paint Your Pet’s Portrait fundraiser from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at Wine & Design, 219 Bickett Blvd, Raleigh. With the help of a local artist, participants will paint their pets’ portraits on a 16x20 canvas. All materials and refreshments will be provided. Reservation deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 7. Cost is $60. Proceeds will benefit Helping Paws therapy, assistance and reading dogs. For more information or to register, email HelpingPawsIntl@gmail.com or go to www.helpingpawsintl.org.