Arts Notes: Feb. 2

January 31, 2014 

Amanda Shields earned first place with this piece in the Holly Springs Martin Luther King Jr. Community Foundation’s art contest for Holly Springs High School students on Jan. 19. Gabrielle Horne won second place, and Abby Redus won third.

DAD — COURTESY OF THE HOLLY SPRINGS MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

‘An Evening of Possibilities’

Cary Players Community Theater will present “An Evening of Possibilities,” the 1,000th performance of playwright Mark Harvey Levine’s short works. Here’s the schedule:

• 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2.

• 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, and Saturday, Feb. 8.

• 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9.

Levine will talk about his work after the shows on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. Tickets cost $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and students and $15 each for groups. For details, go to www.caryplayers.org.

Holly Springs Arts Festival

The Holly Springs Arts Festival will be from Wednesday, Feb. 5, to Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Afternoons and evenings will feature classes in art, crafts, dance and Medieval swordfighting. For the schedule, go to www.hollyspringsartscouncil.org.

‘A Window on Time’

“A Window on Time,” a fiber art exhibit of quilts, wearable art and sculpture by 10 artists, will be on display until Friday, Feb. 7, at The Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. For more information, call 919-249-1120.

Full Spectrum

Full Spectrum, an ensemble of the U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band, will perform for free at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at The Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex.

String music in the library

Angelyn Fanlo will play the harp at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. For details, call 919-463-8500. The Triangle Mountain Dulcimer Association will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. For details, call 919-387-2100.

Classical Concert Series

Margaret Fontiveros, Monifa Harris, Christopher Reed, Chrissy Ricker, Lawrence Speakman, Scott MacLeod, Lewis Moore and Annette Stowe will perform opera arias at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at The Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $8 for students. For details, go to www.thehalle.org.

The show is part of The Halle’s Classical Concert Series. The next show, featuring contemporary North Carolina composers, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 9.

Marvelous Music series

As part of the third Marvelous Music season, performances will begin at 7 p.m. at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Tickets are $26 for adults, $24 for seniors and $88 for a pack of four.

The Cary Arts Center will host Crafty Connection, a series of arts and crafts activities for ages 2-12, before each concert. Activities, schedules and prices are online.

Here’s the schedule:

• Saturday, Feb. 15: Emile Pandolfi.

• Friday, March 21: “The Fantasticks,” presented by the Nebraska Theatre Caravan.

• Friday, May 9: Diane Shuur.

Details: bit.ly/1dq37tS.

JazzLive concert

Jazz pianist Lenore Raphael will perform with Jimmy Mngwandi on bass and singer J.D. Miller at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at The Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex. The show is part of The Halle’s JazzLive Concert Series. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $12 for ages 16 and younger. For details, go to www.thehalle.org.

‘Czech Mates’

The Cary Town Band will present “Czech Mates,” a free concert of music by Czech composers, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. For details, go to www.carytownband.org.

Winter Concert Series

Brean Reagin will perform in the Carole J. Wright Memorial Concert, the last part of the Winter Concert Series of the Friends of the Page-Walker Hotel, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. Season tickets cost $60; tickets to individual performances cost $15 at www.etix.com.

Meet the Artisan: Books as Art

Bookmakers will give hour-long drop-in demonstrations at local libraries. A session with Jennifer Mahaffey will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary. For details, call 919-463-8500.

‘East Meets West’

“East Meets West,” an exhibit of Chinese brush painting by Loretta Moskal and her students, will be on display through Friday, Feb. 28, at the Village Art Circle, 200 S. Academy St., Suite 130, Cary. For details, go to www.villageartcircle.com.

‘The Golden Doorstop’

Raleigh Little Theatre’s Storytellers to Go! will perform Judy M. Dove’s play, “The Golden Doorstop,” for free at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex. Students will perform the play about a North Carolinian 12-year-old finding the nation’s first gold mine. To register, call 919-387-2100.

En Plein Air Paint-Off

The third annual En Plein Air Paint-Off will be from 2:30-7 p.m. Friday, April 11, during Art After Dark in downtown Fuquay-Varina. Artists will paint the local landscape.

Apply to participate in the contest by Friday, March 14, by sending an online application and three images of original artwork to director@fuquay-varinadowntown.com. The contest is open to all skill levels from high school students to professionals. For more information, go to www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com.

A public auction of the paintings will be from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 7, on Vance Street. The top three winners’ paintings will be enlarged and placed on brick walls in the town’s historic district and added to the public art program organized by Fuquay-Varina Downtown and sponsored by Bob Barker, Inc.

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