Arts Notes: July 7

July 6, 2013 

‘Meet the Artisans: Needle Art in America’

Members of the Gifted Hands of Cary Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America will discuss thread-based art techniques at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 7, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex; and 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. To register, call the Eva Perry Regional Library at 919-387-2100 or the West Regional Library at 919-463-8500.

Starlight Concert Series

The town of Cary will continue its 15th annual Starlight Concert Series at 7 p.m. Friday, July 12 and 26, in the garden at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop. Performers include:

• July 12: Ricardo Diquez and the Tropic Orchestra

• July 26: Jamrock

For details, call 919-460-4963 or search “Starlight Concert Series” at www.townofcary.org.

Art class

Grace Wang will teach a painting class to students over the age of 14 from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 13, at Southern Charm in the Cary Towne Center mall, 1105 Walnut St., Cary. Class registration costs $50 per student, plus a $10 supply fee. Students will be given a $25 gift certificate toward any of the artist’s pieces on display at Southern Charm.

Register in the Southern Charm store or online at etsy.com/listing/152210676/july-13th-mixed-media-art-class-with. For more information, call 919-233-1598 or visit GraceLiWang.com.

Concerts

Vocalist Laura Ridgeway will perform American favorites at noon Sunday, July 14, at the Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex; and 3 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at the West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary.

Apex Jazz Festival

The Apex Downtown Business Association will hold its third annual Apex Jazz Festival on Saturday, Sept. 21, in downtown Apex. Performances will be featured in a variety of outdoor and indoor venues along Salem Street. There will be a beer garden in conjunction with an outdoor stage located on the Apex Chamber of Commerce property. Tickets are $10.

Sponsors and volunteers are also needed for the festival. Sponsors should contact Sue Mooney at 919-608-6532 or sue-m@nc.rr.com. Volunteers should contact Melissa Van at 919-303-3345 or Melissa@aabsinc.com.

For details, visit www.apexjazzfestival.com.

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