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Aug
23
Thu
RECONSTRUCTING FRANKENSTEIN’S MONSTER: MARY SHELLEY’S WORLD IN PRINT @ Saltarelli Exhibit Room, Wilson Library, UNC Campus
Aug 23 – Aug 26 all-day

This year readers worldwide celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s pioneering novel. The first local celebration is “Reconstructing Frankenstein’s Monster: Mary Shelley’s World in Print,” an exhibit of Frankenstein-related rare books and medical items, curated by UNC-Chapel Hill honors students, held at the Saltarelli Exhibit Room in Wilson Library at UNC-CH. The exhibit opens with a celebration Thursday, April 26, from 5:30 pm till 7:00 pm, and remains on display until August 26. Wilson Library’s hours are M-F 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sat 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, and Sun 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The address is 200 South Road, Chapel Hill NC 27515; phone 919-962-3765. Free and open to the public. Audio-cast guides available for adults and children.

Aug
28
Tue
Common Ground @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Aug 28 – Sep 4 all-day

Paintings by Linda Carmel and Michele Yellin, jewelry by Nell Chandler and pottery by Evelyn Ward. Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, July 27th 6-9pm.
Linda Carmel’s paintings in this show reflect her thoughts on the current predicament American society is facing. “My work illuminates how women can help heal a torn community. This series points toward a time of compassion for all of humanity and a respect for the Earth. With a positive attitude and with humor, I offer my perspective to the viewer.”
Jewelry artist, Nell Chandler felt inspired to dig deeper into new techniques such as etched metal impressions on polymer clay, Prisma colored pencils on copper, and torch enameling. “I wanted to push myself to try to combine these techniques to make jewelry that reflected the common ground of these seemingly different styles.”
Painter, Michele Yellin writes, “In life, what interests me most is finding … a meeting of the minds and hearts with others. I create work as an expression of my own inner and outer life. Once I put it out in the world, I am interested in other people connecting with and finding that what I paint, is part of their lives as well.
Evelyn Ward is showing a selection of her twice-fired stoneware pottery; the decoration integrates representations of local native plants. Ward writes: “I enjoy making good useful pots that someone will enjoy using every day.”
Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned & operated by 22 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, wood, pottery, fiber and textile arts. 121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough NC, 919-732-5001. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Th, 10-9 Fri & Sat, 12-4 Sun. HillsboroughGallery.com

Aug
31
Fri
Artist Reception: Wings, Wheels and Rails @ Margaret Lane Gallery
Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Calling all rail fans, car buffs, airplane enthusiasts! The gallery will be filled with transportation images from local and visiting artists, including Kevin Flynn Bell, R. Chamberlin, William Hill, David Knox, Ray LaMantia, Lynn Schmoock, Jerry Smith, Nancy Ellen Walker, and Barbara Younger, working in an array of media. You will find also find small gifts for the transportation-lover on your list.

The show is ongoing through September 23. Available as well will be paintings, photographs, embossed metal, mosaics, stained glass, polymer clay and ceramic figures, jewelry, fiber arts and small gift items by local artists. Light refreshments and a children’s puppet show will be offered during the art walk. Free children’s art activities are always available during gallery open hours

Sep
1
Sat
Story Time, Puppet Show and Art Activity @ Carrboro Branch Library
Sep 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Story Time, Puppet Show and Make and Take Art Activity inspired by the book The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn at four community locations. Carrboro Branch Library Sat., Sept. 1st 10:30-11:30; Kidzu Children’s Children’s Museum Sun., Sept. 2nd 1:30-2:30; GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center Sat., Sept. 15th 10:30-11:30; Hillsborough Main Library Sun., Sept. 16th 2:00-3:00. Recommended Ages 4-8 years. Free at Carrboro and Hillsborough Libraries, Free GiGi’s Playhouse (registration required due to space limitations), and Kidzu Museum Pay What You Can Sundays,

Sep
2
Sun
Story Time, Puppet Show and Art Activity @ Kidzu Children's Museum
Sep 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Story Time, Puppet Show and Make and Take Art Activity inspired by the book The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn at four community locations. Carrboro Branch Library Sat., Sept. 1st 10:30-11:30; Kidzu Children’s Children’s Museum Sun., Sept. 2nd 1:30-2:30; GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center Sat., Sept. 15th 10:30-11:30; Hillsborough Main Library Sun., Sept. 16th 2:00-3:00. Recommended Ages 4-8 years. Free at Carrboro and Hillsborough Libraries, Free GiGi’s Playhouse (registration required due to space limitations), and Kidzu Museum Pay What You Can Sundays

Sep
9
Sun
The Bazaar Art & Craft Market @ The Carrboro Town Commons
Sep 9 all-day

Don’t miss our one and only Fall Bazaar in Carrboro this year! Shop handmade crafts and creations from our 30+ talented local makers, and enjoy awesome eats and drinks from Merry Franksters, Baozi, Thai Box Zing Catering, Yee Haw Doughnuts, Bull City Ciderworks, Mystery Brewing Company, Boro Beverage, and Carrboro Coffee Roasters. We’ll also have Sparkle Body Arts doing mehndi, face painting, and fairy hair, Selector B Steady spinning world beats, and hooping aficionado Bonnie MacDougall who brings hoops for everyone to enjoy! The Bazaar is kid-friendly, dog-friendly, free, and it’s all happening on the Carrboro Town Commons from 12-5 p.m. on Sunday, September 9th!

Sep
10
Mon
Auditions for the North Carolina Boys Choir and Girls Choir @ Olin T Binkley Memorial Baptist Church
Sep 10 @ 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm

THE NORTH CAROLINA BOYS CHOIR
THE NORTH CAROLINA GIRLS CHOIR
Dedicated to musical excellence for over 40 years!
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Auditions to be held
Saturdays, August 25 and September 8, at 8:45 am or 11:00 am;

Mondays, August 27 and September 10, at 6:15 pm or 8:30 pm

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For boys and girls who love to sing!

The North Carolina Boys Choir and The North Carolina Girls Choir are arts organizations for boys and girls between the ages of seven and eighteen. They perform in concerts throughout the area and take part in wider opportunities with other choirs. As the girls and boys progress within the choir, they study progressively more challenging music, are provided with educational opportunities; and travel locally, regionally, nationally, and abroad for performances.

More than just a choir . . .

The North Carolina Boys Choir and The North Carolina Girls Choir educate and train girls and boys in the art of performing the finest music in the choral tradition. Through musical training and choral experiences, the girls and boys develop an appreciation of a wide range of choral literature. They gain self-confidence and poise, develop leadership and teamwork skills, and acquire self-discipline and self-respect. They bond with other girls and boys who share their love of music.

How to join . . .

Mark your calendars. Auditions will be held

Saturdays, August 25 and September 8, at 8:45 am or 11:00 am;
Mondays, August 27 and September 10, at 6:15 pm or 8:30 pm;
in the Fellowship Hall at Binkley Memorial Baptist Church, 1712 Willow Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. (The corner of Willow Drive and 15/501)

At the auditions, girls and boys and their parents will have an opportunity to observe rehearsals.
No formal preparation of singing material or prior singing experience is required.
For our training choir, we are looking for boys and girls with a pleasant singing voice, interest in music, and a basic music ability.
If you feel that your child is more comfortable to audition in a one-to-one setting, or if you missed one of our formal audition dates, please contact the Choir Director Robert E. Unger, or Associate Choir Director, David Cole, to arrange for an individual audition.

If you have any other questions about auditions, our organization or benefits of choral singing for children, please contact

Robert E. Unger 919-239-9083 robert.unger@rlcary.org

or David Cole 443-974-8431 coledavid@hotmail.com

Sep
14
Fri
Meet Jennifer Strickland and Carolyn Doyle At WomanCraft @ WomanCraft Gifts
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

WomanCraft is featuring two artists at its 2nd Friday celebration in September!

Carolyn Doyle works in both fabric and clay. At this event, she will be showing several new quilts. You can also explore her beautiful clay creations and fabric items during your visit.

Jennifer Strickland creates beautiful decorative and utilitarian pieces in fused glass. Her pieces are composed of cut, crushed and powdered glass that is then fused in a kiln to create a solid piece.

Both Carolyn and Jennifer will be there to share their passion for hand crafted art – as well as their techniques. This is a great opportunity to learn about several mediums from two of the best! And as always – light refreshments are on us!

Neko Case with Thao (of the Get Down Stay Down) @ UNC's Memorial Hall
Sep 14 @ 8:00 pm

In the universe of independent singer-songwriters, Neko Case is near the epicenter. After several years collaborating with kd lang and Laura Veirs, she has released her first solo album since 2013: the acclaimed Hell-On. Speaks for itself, no?

Sep
15
Sat
Robin Frohardt’s Plastic Bag Store @ CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio
Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm

This is no ordinary store: All of the products that line the shelves are just plastic bags. There are bottles of bags, cans of bags, boxes of bags, and, of course, bags of bags, each product an original design, made from discarded plastic stuffed inside other discarded plastic, creating an endless cacophony of packaging.

At night this store comes to life with live performers, dynamic sets, hidden worlds and inventive puppetry to tell a darkly comedic, sometimes tender story that explores how the plastic refuse we are leaving behind might be misinterpreted by future generations. Plastic Bag Store is a tragicomic ode to the foreverness of plastic.

The Plastic Bag Store installation will be free and open to the public from September 14-23 (closed on September 17).

Sep
16
Sun
Robin Frohardt’s Plastic Bag Store @ CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio
Sep 16 @ 7:30 pm

This is no ordinary store: All of the products that line the shelves are just plastic bags. There are bottles of bags, cans of bags, boxes of bags, and, of course, bags of bags, each product an original design, made from discarded plastic stuffed inside other discarded plastic, creating an endless cacophony of packaging.

At night this store comes to life with live performers, dynamic sets, hidden worlds and inventive puppetry to tell a darkly comedic, sometimes tender story that explores how the plastic refuse we are leaving behind might be misinterpreted by future generations. Plastic Bag Store is a tragicomic ode to the foreverness of plastic.

The Plastic Bag Store installation will be free and open to the public from September 14-23 (closed on September 17).

Sep
18
Tue
ColorFull @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Sep 18 – Sep 23 all-day

Paintings by Chris Graebner and Lolette Guthrie, blown glass by Pringle Teetor. August 27 – September 23. Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned & operated by 22 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, wood, pottery, fiber and textile arts. 121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough NC, 919-732-5001. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Th, 10-9 Fri & Sat, 12-4 Sun. HillsboroughGallery.com

Robin Frohardt’s Plastic Bag Store @ CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio
Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm

This is no ordinary store: All of the products that line the shelves are just plastic bags. There are bottles of bags, cans of bags, boxes of bags, and, of course, bags of bags, each product an original design, made from discarded plastic stuffed inside other discarded plastic, creating an endless cacophony of packaging.

At night this store comes to life with live performers, dynamic sets, hidden worlds and inventive puppetry to tell a darkly comedic, sometimes tender story that explores how the plastic refuse we are leaving behind might be misinterpreted by future generations. Plastic Bag Store is a tragicomic ode to the foreverness of plastic.

The Plastic Bag Store installation will be free and open to the public from September 14-23 (closed on September 17).

Sep
19
Wed
Robin Frohardt’s Plastic Bag Store @ CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio
Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm

This is no ordinary store: All of the products that line the shelves are just plastic bags. There are bottles of bags, cans of bags, boxes of bags, and, of course, bags of bags, each product an original design, made from discarded plastic stuffed inside other discarded plastic, creating an endless cacophony of packaging.

At night this store comes to life with live performers, dynamic sets, hidden worlds and inventive puppetry to tell a darkly comedic, sometimes tender story that explores how the plastic refuse we are leaving behind might be misinterpreted by future generations. Plastic Bag Store is a tragicomic ode to the foreverness of plastic.

The Plastic Bag Store installation will be free and open to the public from September 14-23 (closed on September 17).

Sep
20
Thu
Robin Frohardt’s Plastic Bag Store @ CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio
Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm

This is no ordinary store: All of the products that line the shelves are just plastic bags. There are bottles of bags, cans of bags, boxes of bags, and, of course, bags of bags, each product an original design, made from discarded plastic stuffed inside other discarded plastic, creating an endless cacophony of packaging.

At night this store comes to life with live performers, dynamic sets, hidden worlds and inventive puppetry to tell a darkly comedic, sometimes tender story that explores how the plastic refuse we are leaving behind might be misinterpreted by future generations. Plastic Bag Store is a tragicomic ode to the foreverness of plastic.

The Plastic Bag Store installation will be free and open to the public from September 14-23 (closed on September 17).

Sep
21
Fri
Fused Glass and Quilts Featured @ WomanCraft Gifts
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come and celebrate the end of Florence and the wonderful work of two artistans at WomanCraft this Friday
.
Carolyn Doyle works in both fabric and clay. At this event, she will be showing several new quilts. You can also explore her beautiful clay creations and fabric items during your visit.

Jennifer Strickland creates beautiful decorative and utilitarian pieces in fused glass. Her pieces are composed of cut, crushed and powdered glass that is then fused in a kiln to create a solid piece.

This is a great opportunity to learn about several mediums from two of the best! And as always – light refreshments are on us!

Flutronix @ UNC's Hill Hall
Sep 21 @ 8:00 pm

Ingenious composers, musicians and vocalists Nathalie Joachim and Allison Loggins-Hull create original works for flute, voice, electronics and live drums featuring their signature art pop sound.

Robin Frohardt’s Plastic Bag Store @ CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio
Sep 21 @ 8:00 pm

This is no ordinary store: All of the products that line the shelves are just plastic bags. There are bottles of bags, cans of bags, boxes of bags, and, of course, bags of bags, each product an original design, made from discarded plastic stuffed inside other discarded plastic, creating an endless cacophony of packaging.

At night this store comes to life with live performers, dynamic sets, hidden worlds and inventive puppetry to tell a darkly comedic, sometimes tender story that explores how the plastic refuse we are leaving behind might be misinterpreted by future generations. Plastic Bag Store is a tragicomic ode to the foreverness of plastic.

The Plastic Bag Store installation will be free and open to the public from September 14-23 (closed on September 17).

Sep
22
Sat
Nutcracker Auditions (8-10 yr olds) @ Triangle Youth Ballet (Auditions held at Durham Arts Council)
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

For Serious Young Ballet Dancers ages 8-10. Please know that if cast, all rehearsals are mandatory.

Nutcracker Auditions (11-18 yr olds) @ Triangle Youth Ballet (Audition held at Durham Arts Council)
Sep 22 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Nutcracker auditions for serious young dancers ages 11-18. Please know that if cast, all rehearsals are mandatory.