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Arts Notes: May 8

Artwork of Iraqi refugees

William Peace University will host an exhibit featuring 12 artists who fled their homes in Iraq and have relocated to the United States and Canada. Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 13; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 14; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 15.

Call for writers, photographers

The Franklin County Arts Council Writers Guild is issuing a call to writers and photographers to be considered in the 2017 issue of County Lines: A Literary Journal. For guidelines, email CountyLinesLiteraryJournal@gmail.com. Deadline for submissions is Sept. 15, 2016.

Quilt Trails of the Tar River

The Quilt Trails of the Tar River team will meet at noon Monday, May 9, at the coffee shop inside Barnes & Noble at Triangle Town Center, 5959 Triangle Town Blvd., Raleigh. New members are welcome. Volunteers are needed. For more information, go to www.fcacarts.org/quilt_trails_of_the_tar_river.aspx, email FCACarts@gmail.com or call 919-496-6910.

Poster workshop

Linda Wade will host a poster workshop for students in K-12 at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the BROAD community center, 583 Bunn Elementary School Road, Bunn. For details, call 919-497-6910.

Artsplosure

Artsplosure, an annual art festival in downtown Raleigh, will be May 20-22. Admission is free. For more information, go to www.raleighartsfestival.com.

Juneteenth celebration

The Franklin Arts Council will sponsor a two-part Juneteenth celebration in honor of the end of slavery in the United States:

▪ Poster and essay contest for K-12 students. For guidelines, email FCACarts@gmail.com.

▪ Outdoor concert/picnic from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at BROAD community center, 583 Bunn Elementary School Road, Bunn. Bring a picnic lunch and chairs; alcohol is not allowed. The event is free.

Music at Midday

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department and Wake Forest ARTS will sponsor a free music series from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Thursdays through June 2. A variety of local performers will be featured in Centennial Plaza, 301 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest.

‘Lawn & Disorder’ comedy concert

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts will present a comedy concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. Tickets are $15 plus tax in advance and $18 plus tax the day of the show. For more information and to buy tickets, go to www.wakeforestnc.gov/lawn-disorder-comedy-concert.aspx or call 919-435-9458.

Carolina Ballet Spring Shakespeare Festival

Carolina Ballet will present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” May 12-15 at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh to mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. To buy tickets, go to www.carolinaballet.com or call 919-719-0900. Free tickets will be available to high school students with valid ID.

‘Faces’

The “Faces” exhibit will be on display in May at Local Color Gallery, 311 W. Martin St., Raleigh.

Artwork of Iraqi refugees

William Peace University will host an exhibit featuring 12 artists who fled their homes in Iraq and have relocated to the United States and Canada. Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 13; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 14; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 15.

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