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Arts Datebook, Aug. 24

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Friday, August 24, 2018

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.

Gray Gallery

“Shift,” an exhibition of artworks by ECU master of fine arts students, ends today in The Burroughs Wellcome Senior Gallery, adjacent to Gray Gallery on the ECU campus. A closing reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. today.

The Gray Gallery will present Keaton and Umberger Gala Art Auction and Sale from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 22. An opening reception for the preview of the collection will be held from 5-8 p.m. Sept. 7. Tickets for the sale, which will feature an auction, sale, hors d’oeuvres, live music and beverages, are $25. Call 328-1268 by Sept. 14.

All proceeds from the sale of the Keaton and Umberger Collection will support scholarships and programs at the School of Art and Design.

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

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.

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. Wednesday-Thursday 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. Sunday and from 6-8 p.m. Monday. Auditions for youth and children will be held from 2:30-5 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 greenvillechoralsociety.com.

Fashion on Display

The Greenville Museum of Art, 802 Evans St., will host Fashion on Display at 6 p.m. Thursday. The event will include a viewing of women’s fall fashions, along with refreshments. Tickets are $30. 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 Beth Clark, Carol Jones and Sharon Mazurek will be featured at a’Tavola, 620 Red Banks Road, today through Sept. 28. For more information, visit greenvillebrushstrokes.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.

Entries sought

Artists from Eastern North Carolina are invited to enter their work in the 10th Ayden Art Show in September. The event is part of the Ayden Collard Festival. Categories include painting, photography, creative design, drawing, 3D and multimedia/​mixed media.

Entry fees are $5 for one piece, $10 for two and $15 for three pieces. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places in each category, plus best-in-show and viewers’ choice. Youth entries are also accepted at no charge.

Entries should be delivered to the Ayden Community Building, 548 Second St., from 2-5 pm. Sunday or 9 a.m.-noon or 4-8 p.m. Monday. For more information, visit aydencollardfestival.com.

Schwa Show

Emerge Gallery, 404 Evans St., will accept entries through Sept. 8 for The Schwa Show, a national juried competition.

This exhibition is open to artists in any media and subject matter. Artists must be age 18 or older. All work must have been completed in the past three years and never previously exhibited at Emerge. All pieces must fit through a standard sized door. Work must be available from Sept. 29-Oct. 27.

The entry fee is $15 for three entries and $5 for each additional entry with a limit of five entries. All work must be labeled with title and artist. Visit www.emergegallery.com.

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