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.
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.
Quilts, illustrations at JCC
Quilts by Johnston Community College students are on display through 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.
Orchestra in Clayton
Jeremy Davis & The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra will perform Saturday, April 11, at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. For tickets, which are $30, visit theclaytoncenter.com, call 919-553-1737 or stop by the Clayton Center box office, which is open from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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
Jonathan Parker and the Bel Airs will perform at 7:45 p.m. Friday, March 27, at the House Ice Theatre, 112 N. Webb St., Selma. 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.
Concert series announces lineup
Here’s the schedule for the 2015 concert series at Flowers Crossroads, the Harris Teeter-anchored shopping center on N.C. 42 East at Buffalo Road near Clayton:
April 12: The Embers.
May 10: The Tams.
Sept. 13: Jim Quick and Coastline.
Oct. 11: Band of Oz.
Admission is free.
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