Pottery in Smithfield
The Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled two pottery classes at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 Booker Dairy Road.
Starting April 23, “Beginning Handbuilding” will meet from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays through June 4. This class is for students who want to make pottery without using the wheel. The fee is $100 for Smithfield residents and $125 for nonresidents. A 25-pound bag of clay is $20. It’s available at the SRAC.
Starting April 21, “Wheel Throwing” will meet from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays through May 26, also at the SRAC. The fee is $100 for Smithfield residents and $125 for nonresidents. A 25-pound bag of clay is $20.
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Art on display in Clayton
Works by 41 artists are on display this month at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. The display showcases works by 18 members of Clayton Visual Arts and 23 members of the Raleigh-Durham chapter of Colored Pencil of America.
The Clayton Visual Arts artists are Julie Alexander, Paul Arceneaux, Lauri Arnsten, Lisa Bailey, Amy Beshgetorian, Frank Dziepak, John Farr, Phyllis Harvey, Carolyn Howard, Jill Hunt, Michael Morrison, Kathy Nobles, Medrith Nuttle, Heidi Lee Peach, Janie Prete, Linda Strevig, Jo Tucker and Heidi Wood.
The colored-pencil artists are Annette Kirk of Wendell; Jim Sanders of Garner; Kay Mowery, Margaret Nelson and Toby Sue Shaw, all of Cary; Pearl Cohen, Cordelia M. Haremann, Mike Gantt, Suzan Holmes, Nina MacDonald, Dorothea Miller, Jan Pope, Janet Slagle, Melinda Pollard Stump and Joyce Yount, all of Raleigh; Jackie Balog of Willow Spring; Irena Brubaker of Chapel Hill; Betty Hendrix of Whispering Pines; Sue Henson of Durham; Linda Koffenberger of Holly Springs; Theresa Korab of Apex; Kate Lagaly of Roxboro; and Carolyn Langley of Burlington.
The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; admission is free.
Quilts, illustrations coming to JCC
Quilts by Johnston Community College students will be on display March 16-April 9 in the Frank Creech Art Gallery on JCC's main campus, 245 College Road, Smithfield. Simultaneously, works by writer and illustrator Emily Wallace will be in the gallery lobby. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Admission is free.
Music in Clayton
Here are the remaining shows in this year’s performing-arts series at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. Tickets are available online at theclaytoncenter.com, by phone at 919-553-1737 and in the Clayton Center box office. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Friday, March 20 – “Yesterday & Today: The Interactive Beatles’ Experience.” Tickets to this all-request concert are $25.
Saturday, April 11 – Jeremy Davis & The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra. Tickets are $30.
American Music Jubilee, Eddie Miles
Here are upcoming performances of the American Music Jubilee, the variety show at the The Rudy theater, 300 N. Raiford St., Selma: 1:40 p.m. March 19 and March 28. Separately, Elvis impersonator Eddie Miles will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 20-21. For ticket information, call 877-843-7839 or go to amjubilee.com.
Monthly art chat
Clayton Visual Arts Inc. sponsors Third Thursday Art Chat, a monthly gathering that offers artists a chance to share ideas, art products, resources, marketing tips, etc. The monthly chat is on the third Thursday of the month in the Poole Room in The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. The chat starts at 6:30 p.m.
Ice House Theatre
Here are upcoming shows at the Ice House Theatre, 112 N. Webb St., Selma: Raymond Bradley, March 20; and Jonathan Parker and the Bel Airs, March 27. Show times are 7:45 p.m. For tickets, call 919-631-3797.
Art class for children
Doodlebugs, a weekly art class for children ages 18 months to 4 years, has resumed at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. In sessions at 10 a.m. Friday, children experiment with dough, paper, watercolors, glue and more. For Smithfield residents, the cost is $5 per session or $19 for four sessions. For nonresidents, the costs are $7 and $27, respectively. Register two days in advance by calling 919-934-1408.
Art, Food Festival March 19 at JCC
The sixth annual Art and Food Festival Gala is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, March 19, in the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium at Johnston Community College, 245 College Road, Smithfield.
Proceeds will fund the 2015 Artists-in-the-School program, award scholarships to JCC students and pay for free community arts programming.
Gala tickets are $40 for singles and $75 for couples. The evening will feature sample dishes from Johnston restaurants, which will compete for Best Presentation, Best Entree, Best Dessert and Best Restaurant.
The Johnston County Arts Council will announce the winners of its juried art show, and local artists will display and sell their works. A variety of musicians will perform, and a silent auction will feature collaborative and individual artwork.
To attend, or for more information, call Darlene Williford at 919-938-0306 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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