North Raleigh: Community

Arts Notes: Nov. 12

Call for artists

The city of Raleigh is seeking art for its new project, “Art Along Blount Street,” which will exhibit artwork on select utility poles on Blount Street from East Davie to East South streets. Eligible visual and graphic artists must be at least 18 years old and have lived, worked or attended school in Wake County for at least one year. Special emphasis will be given to residents of the East Raleigh-South Park Historic District.

All submissions must be delivered to the Office of Raleigh Arts by 5 p.m. Dec. 12. Artists whose work is selected for the project will receive a $750 honorarium. Their artwork will be on view for approximately six months, beginning in the summer 2015.

For details, contact Public Art Coordinator Kim Curry-Evans at or 919-996-4688, or go to and search for “Artist Calls.”

Photo essay competition

The Cary Photographic Artists will sponsor a photo essay competition for Wake County high school students. Cash prizes range from $50 to $150, and the competition will end with an exhibit. To enter, choose one of four themes: “America to Me,” “Home Town Pride,” “Student Life” or “Our Natural World.” Send four images for your theme and a paragraph relating your photography to the theme to by Thursday, Jan. 15. For details, go to

Arts program accepting submissions

The National Arts Program’s Block Gallery is accepting submissions from city of Raleigh and Wake County employees and their families. The deadline is Nov. 14. For details, visit

Renaissance Centre events

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre hosts events at 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. For details and ticket information, go to

• Writer’s Night in the Forest will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13. The free event is designed to promote local authors and their works. Steven Lee’s “A Lovely, Indecent Departure” will be the featured work.

• Scrap Happens & Open Craft Night will be at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14. Participants can choose their own project at the event or experience something new with the optional Make & Take project. This month’s Make & Take is a set of three Christmas tags. Tickets are $10, with an extra $5 for the Make & Take. Call Cathy Gouge at 919-435-9567 to RSVP.

• “The Gift of the Magi & Other Heartwarming Tales” will be at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15. Admission costs $9 for adults and $6 for children, and the performance is geared for ages 3-10.

• Santa’s Secret Workshop for Kids will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and will offer children ages 5-8 the chance to craft a handmade gift for loved ones. The cost is $20. Register online at


Grant workshops

The city of Raleigh awards grant funding annually to nonprofit groups. Grants will support arts programming that runs from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016. Applications are due by Monday, Jan. 5. As part of the application process, organizations must attend one of two informational grant workshops scheduled in November. Any organization interested in applying for an Innovation Grant must also attend the workshop for that grant category.

Seating is limited at the workshops, so organizations planning to attend must notify Arts Grant Coordinator Sarah Corrin at or 919-996-4686.

• 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14: The workshop for new applicants will be at the Halifax Community Center, 1023 Halifax St., Raleigh.

• 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21: The Innovation Grant workshop will be at the Halifax Community Center, 1023 Halifax St., Raleigh. The session is mandatory for anyone applying for the Innovation Grant.

Arts at N.C. State

N.C. State University holds arts programs throughout the year. For more information on these programs, visit


8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13:

DahkaBrakha will perform in the Talley Student Union Ballroom.


9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday Through Feb. 6:

“Smokes and Mirrors: Reflections of the Self in Photographs” by John Menapace is on display at the Historic Chancellor’s Residence, 1903 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Admission is free.

Arts Council meeting

The Franklin County Student Arts Council will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at FCAC Headquarters, 22 S. Main St., Franklinton. The event is open to all youth up to age 18. For details, email

Main Street Rag Open Mic

Poet Bruce Lader will be featured at the Main Street Rag Open Mic Series from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at So & So books, 704 N. Person St., Raleigh. Participants may bring poems, stories or essays to read at the Third Wednesday monthly event.

Wonderland Book Club

Wonderland Book Club will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 21, at the Center for Excellence, 3803-B Computer Drive, Suite 106, Raleigh. The club will discuss Anne Barnhill’s “Queen Elizabeth’s Daughter, a Novel of Elizabeth I.” Register at

Call for artists

The Cotton Company in historic downtown Wake Forest is seeking a variety of artists and musicians for Art After Hours. The event, which takes place the second Friday of each month, allows local artists and musicians to display their work, network and sell to the public. The Cotton Company is now accepting applications for 2015. For details, email

Family ties

The works of Marriott Little and her family (Marriott Sheldon, Corneille Little, Stan Mallard, Will Sheldon, George Bason III and the late Bill Little) will be featured throughout November at Roundabout Art Collective, 305 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. For details, go to


The 22nd Annual Boylan Heights ArtWalk will be from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, in historic Boylan Heights in downtown Raleigh. More than 100 artists will show and sell their work on porches and lawns, and in artists’ studios. There will be a broad range of artwork, including jewelry, pottery, prints, oils, watercolors, pastels, photography, home accessories and more. Admission is free. For details, go to


Raleigh Little Theatre will present “Cinderella” at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 1 and 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 5-20, at 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. RLT will partner with WRAL’S Coats for the Children Dec. 11, donating $10 of every ticket sold to the Salvation Army. Tickets are $33 including tax. For details, go to

‘The Nutcracker’

City Ballet will perform Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, and 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at Rolesville High School, 1099 E. Young St., Rolesville. Tickets start at $10 and are available at

Art sale

The artists of Wake Forest’s Storytellers Books and Art will host a holiday show with more than 50 original works of art for sale for under $75 each. The show will be open during Art After Hours Friday, Dec. 12, at 158 S. White St., Wake Forest, and run through the end of January. For details, call 919-556-3903.

N.C. State University Theatre

N.C. State University Theatre will present shows for its 2014-15 season. Season tickets cost $62; $58 for senior citizens, NCSU faculty and staff, alumni association members, parent association members and students; and $48 for NCSU students. Pick three shows for $48. Individual tickets cost $16-$18.


“Around the World in 80 Days”

by Laura Eason, adapted from the novel by Jules Verne, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. weeknights and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 12-16 and 19-23, at Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall.


“The Little Shop of Horrors”

by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman will be presented at 7:30 p.m. weeknights and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 12-15 and 18-22, at Titmus Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall.


“The Burial at Thebes, a version of Sophocles’ Antigone”

will be presented at 7:30 p.m. March 27-29, and April 8-12 and 15-19 at Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall.