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Arts Notes, April 3

Marvin Soroos at Cameron Village library

Work by acrylic artist Marvin Soroos will be on display through April 30 at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-856-6701.

Big Boss Film Fest

Mission Valley Cinemas will offer free showings of cult classics from 10 p.m. to midnight every Monday throughout April in its theater at 2109-124 Avent Ferry Road, Raleigh. Features include “The Big Lebowski,” “Reservoir Dogs,” “Donnie Darko” and “Predator.” For more information, visit www.bigbossbrewing.com.

History Corner: Colorful Creations

History Corner: Colorful Creations for children ages 6-9 with an adult is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Cost is $1 per person. To register, call 919-807-7992.

History Hunters: From Dirt to Dish

History Hunters: From Dirt to Dish for children ages 10-13 is set for 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Learn how Colonial potters made their wares by visiting the new exhibit Art in Clay and trying your hand at slip decoration. Cost is $1 per person. To register, call 919-807-7992.

Byron Gin at Adam Cave Fine Art

Aviary, a show of new works by artist Byron Gin will be featured at a preview party from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at Adam Cave Fine Art, 115 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. A First Friday reception is also scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 5. For more information, visit www.adamcavefineart.com or call 919-838-6692.

A Sense of Place exhibition

A Sense of Place, an art exhibition sponsored by the Raleigh Arts Commission, will be on display through April 5 at the Miriam Preston Block Art Gallery in the Avery C. Upchurch Government Complex, 222 W. Hargett St., Raleigh. It will be the first exhibition of the Block Art Gallery 2013 series.

Featured are paintings by Carol Joy Shannon, mixed media works by Mary Storms and glass and print works by Pullen Arts Center instructors and students. The Block2 Video Series will air Michael Iauch’s “Energy Blanket” and “Natural Beauty.”

For more information, call 919-996-3610, email annah.lee@raleighnc.gov or visit www.raleighnc.gov/arts.

‘The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind’

A program on the film “Gone with the Wind” will start at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. A showing of the documentary “The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind” will run from 2 to 4 p.m., followed by a short talk and exhibit tour by James Tumblin, former head of the Universal Studios makeup and hair department. For more information, visit www.ncmuseumofhistory.org.

Sertoma Painters reception

A reception for the Sertoma Painters Association’s art exhibit will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the Sertoma Art Center, 1400 W. Millbrook Road, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-420-2329.

Artist’s Talk with Alec Soth

Alec Soth will discuss photographs taken during his travels at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The event is free, but a box office ticket is required. Soth’s photographs are on display in an exhibition called “Wanderlust,” which runs through June 30. For more information, visit www.ncartmuseum.org or call 919-715-5923.

The Magic of Mozart

Singers from Meredith College will present works from Mozart’s famous operas from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Wake Forest Baptist Church, 107 E. South Ave., Wake Forest. For more information, call minister of music David Fitzgerald at 919-556-5141, or visit www.virginiatull.org.

Poetry on the Bus

Local literary journal Raleigh Review will sponsor Poetry on the Bus, an initiative that places placards with selected short poems on the R-Line in downtown Raleigh. The placards will be displayed during April in celebration of National Poetry Month. Selected poets include N.C. Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti, Dorianne Laux and John Balaban from N.C. State University, Joseph Millar, Tony Abbot and others. For more information, visit www.raleighreview.org.

‘Bluescapes’ at Sunflower Gallery

“Bluescapes: A Drive through the Mississippi Delta” by guest artist Bill Beatty will be featured for Art After Hours from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 12, at Sunflower Studio & Gallery, 214 E. Jones Ave., Wake Forest. For more information, visit www.sunflowerstudiowf.com or call 919-570-0765.

‘Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall’

A showing of the film “Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall” is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday, April 12, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Live piano accompaniment will be provided by Ethan Uslan. Tickets are $7 for adults or $5 for members or students. For more information, visit www.ncartmuseum.org or call 919-715-5923.

Disney’s ‘Winnie the Pooh’

Performances of “Winnie the Pooh” will run April 12-14 at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. Performances are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets start at $14. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.dukeenergycenterraleigh.com.

‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

Performances of “The Importance of Being Earnest” will run April 12-28 at the Raleigh Little Theatre, 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees begin at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $16 for seniors and students. To purchase tickets, call 919-821-3111 or visit www.raleighlittletheatre.org.

Teen Art Scene

Activities and performances for teens will begin at noon Saturday, April 13, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. The event is free. For more information, visit www.ncartmuseum.org or call 919-715-5923.

Artist’s Talk: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer will present his interactive installations at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at the N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. Registration is required. For more information, visit www.ncartmuseum.org or call 919-715-5923.

Music of the Carolinas concert

Donna Ray Norton, an eighth-generation descendant of the original settlers of Madison County, will present their ballads from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. For more information, visit www.ncmuseumofhistory.org.

Raleigh Dance Theatre performances

The Raleigh Dance Theatre has announced its spring 2013 season of Spring Repertoire Performances. Performances will be held at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in the Fletcher Opera Theater at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. General admission costs $12 in advance and $15 at the door. The performances will feature ballet from classics such as Paquita and Coppelia. For more information or to purchase a ticket, call 919-834-1058 or visit www.raleighdance.org.

Music in the Civil War

Learn about the power and popularity of music during the Civil War at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Christian McWhirter, assistant editor at The National Archives, will analyze how music influenced popular culture during the Civil War. For more information, visit www.ncmuseumofhistory.org.

Fine Arts Society Literary Contest

The Raleigh Fine Arts Society will hold its Literary Contest Awards Ceremony and 35th anniversary celebration on Monday, April 29, in the A.J. Fletcher Theatre at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh. The contest recognizes excellence in writing by 10-12th grade Wake students.

The event will include a writer’s workshop at 4:45 p.m., a reception at 6:45 and the awards ceremony at 7:30. The featured speaker will be Michael Malone, professor of theater studies and English at Duke University and an Emmy award-winning author and television writer. Anna Hosea, director of development at Ravenscroft School and a past winner, will speak to students about how the contest influenced her career path.

For more information, contact Lyn Maness at ccmaness@bellsouth.net or 919-264-6711.

‘Metamorphoses’ exhibition

An opening reception for the art exhibit “Metamorphoses” will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at the Miriam Preston Block Art Gallery in the Avery C. Upchurch Government Complex, 222 W. Hargett St., Raleigh. “Metamorphoses” will be on display from May 1 to June 21.

Featured are ceramic sculptures by Jessica Dupuis and mixed media works by Julie Anne Greenberg. The Block2 Video Series will air Drew Robertson’s “Woods” and “Untitled.”

For more information, call 919-996-3610, email annah.lee@raleighnc.gov or visit www.raleighnc.gov/arts.

History à la Carte: Quaker Pottery

A program on Quaker potters who lived in the Piedmont region from the late 18th century through the early 20th century is set for 12:10 to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Hal Pugh, the owner and operator of New Salem Pottery, will talk about their contributions to American ceramic art. Pugh was born and raised in the community of New Salem, and his Quaker ancestors first settled in the area in 1756. For more information, call 919-807-7900.

Make It, Take It: Decorate It!

Make It, Take It: Decorate It! is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Watch North Carolina potters and decorate an ornament in the tradition of 18th-century artisans.

Artist at Work: Hal Pugh

Artist Hal Pugh of New Salem Pottery will demonstrate his craft from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. He will make traditional earthenware pottery with the look and feel of pottery from the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries.

Make It, Take It: Clay Creations

Make It, Take It: Clay Creations is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Watch regional potters and work a little clay of your own.

Artist at Work: Bob Meier

Bob Meier of Doe Ridge Pottery will demonstrate the art of turning clay on a wheel from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. He will make pottery with contemporary designs.

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