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Arts Datebook, Aug. 10

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Faulkner Gallery

“Spellbound: Dreams, Magic and Unnatural Order,” artwork by Sue Luddeke and Maria Modlin, will be on exhibit through Sept. 28 in Joyner Library’s Janice B. Faulkner Gallery on the ECU campus. Call 328-0287

Gray Gallery

“Shift,” an exhibition of artworks by ECU master of fine arts students, will be on display from Thursday through Aug. 24 in The Burroughs Wellcome Senior Gallery, adjacent to Gray Gallery on the ECU campus. The exhibit will feature the work of Jessica Bradsher, Holly Roddenbery, Joanne Lang, Lacey Hargroder, Ronson Shultz, Kayla Clark, Adam Atkinson, Sephra Reyes, Claire White, Tim Rickett, Youngjae Kim, Carolyn Buss, Tim Christensen, Robin Carter, Heather McLelland, Lauren Purcell, Epiphany Knedler, Dana Smessaert, Junghoon Han and Mairin Gwyn.

The Wellington B. Gray Gallery is in the Jenkins Fine Arts Center on ECU’s campus. Call 328-6665.

Art class

Whirligig Stage, 628 S. Pitt St., hosts a figure drawing group from 9 a.m.-noon Thursdays. Participants should bring an easel and drawing supplies. The fee is $10 per session. Visit whirligigstage.com.

Auditions

■ Smiles and Frowns Playhouse children’s theater will host auditions for “Alice in Wonderland” from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 29-30 at the Doug Mitchell Auditorium, 4354 Lee St., Ayden. Younger actors are asked to memorize a poem to recite. Older actors will be asked to read from the script. For more information, visit smilesandfrowns.org.

■ Auditions for the Greenville Choral Society’s concert choir will be held from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Aug. 25 and from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 26. Auditions for youth and children will be held from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Sept. 9 and from 5:30- 7 p.m. Sept. 10. All auditions will be held at Memorial Baptist Church, 1510 S.E. Greenville Blvd. Visit greenvillechoral.society.com

GMA

“Revisiting Cornerstones: The Louis Orr Etchings of North Carolina,” will be on exhibit through Oct. 7 in the West Wing Gallery.

NC Civil will present “To the Core,” a journey through the history, identity and expression of the West Greenville Community, through Sept. 2.

The Greenville Museum of Art is at 802 Evans St. Call 758-1946 or visit gmoa.org.

Greenville Brushstrokes

Selected work from three dozen members of Greenville Brushstrokes will be featured at the Community Council for the Arts, 400 N. Queen St., Kinston, through Sept. 1.

The works of Brushstrokes members Doug Voegeli, Judy Dye and Cynthia DeLafontaine will be featured at a’Tavola, 620 Red Banks Road, through Aug. 29. For more information, visit greenvillebrushstrokes.com.

Emerge

A Pitt County Schools arts exhibition, featuring work of students in kindergarten through eighth grade, will be exhibited through Aug. 17.

Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge is at 404 Evans St. Call 551-6947 or visit emergegallery.com.

City Art Gallery

The gallery will feature the art of Sally Sutton through Sept. 1.

City Art Gallery is at 511 Red Banks Road. Visit www.cityartgreenville.com or call 353-7000.

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