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Arts Datebook, Aug. 31

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Friday, August 31, 2018

City Art Gallery

The gallery will feature the art of Sally Sutton through Saturday.

Live and In Color will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday. The event will feature art and music from award-winning author Clyde Edgerton and acclaimed architect Chip Hemingway. Both residents of Wilmington, the two formed a friendship through a mutual love of art and music. Hemingway served as a mentor to Edgerton as the writer worked to develop his talent in painting. The show, which continues through Oct. 13, is their second collaborative show at the gallery.

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

Emerge

Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge will exhibit “The Black Light Project” and “Black Peace” from Sept. 7-28 in the Don Edwards and Harvey Wooten galleries. “The Black Light Project” is photographic documentary designed to highlight positive images of black life in the community. “Black Peace” is an exhibition of emerging African-American artists Bryce Chapman, Rakia Jackson and Shayla Thornton. An opening reception will be held from 5-8 p.m. Sept. 7 as part of First Friday Artwalk.

Emerge is at 404 Evans St. Visit emergegallery.com or call 551-6947.

Artwalk

First Friday Artwalk will be held from 5-8 p.m. Sept. 7 in the Uptown District. Several galleries will host opening receptions. Studio 9, 213 W. Ninth St., will feature music by Bryan Quintard from 6-8 p.m.

Gray Gallery

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.

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.

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.

Auditions

Auditions for the Greenville Choral Society’s Youth Chorale and Children's Chorus 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.

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 Saturday.

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.

Art classes

Emerge Gallery will offer the following classes for adults. Call 551-6947 or visit emergegallery.com.

■ Daytime Potter's Wheel, 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays from Sept. 12-Oct. 17. Cost is $55 for members and $115 for others. An additional supply fee is charged for clay.

■ Daytime Handbuilding, 1-3 p.m. Thursdays from Sept. 13-Oct. 18. Cost is $75 for members and $115 for others. An additional supply fee is charged for clay.

■ Topics in Ceramics: No Soup for You, 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays from Sept. 11-Oct. 16. Class projects include soup bowls and mugs, noodle bowls, ladles, spoon rests and a soup tureen. Cost is $85 for members and $125 for others.

■ Introduction to Wheel Throwing, 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays from Sept. 12-Oct. 17. Cost is $95 for members and $135 for others. An additional supply fee is charged for clay.

■ Continuing Potter: Beyond the Basic, 6-8:30 p.m. Thursdays from Sept. 13-Oct. 18. Cost is $85 for members and $125 for others. An additional supply fee is charged for clay.

■ Metalsmithing Basics, 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays from Sept. 12-Oct. 17 or 6-8:30 p.m. Thursdays from Sept. 13-Oct. 18. Cost is $115 for members and $155 for others.

■ Painting and Drawing, 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays from Sept. 11-Oct. 16 or 6-8:30 p.m. Thursdays from Sept. 13-Oct. 18. Cost is $75 for members and $115 for others.

■ Beginning and Continuing Silk Painting, 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays from Sept. 11-Oct. 16. Cost is $75 for members and $115 for others.

■ Introduction to Bookmaking, 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays from Sept. 12-Oct. 17. Cost is $65 for members and $115 for others.

The city's Recreation and Parks Department will offer the following arts classes at the Jaycee Park Center for Arts and Crafts, 2000 Cedar Lane:

■ Learn to Throw, 9-11: 30 a.m. Wednesdays from Sept. 12-Oct. 17. Cost is $75 for city residents and $112 for others. An additional fee is charged for clay.

■ Handbuilding with Slabs, 6-8:30 p.m. Thursdays from Sept. 13-Oct. 18. Cost is 75 for city residents and $112 for others. An additional fee is charged for clay.

■ Sewing 101, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays from Sept. 13-Oct. 18. Cost is $60 for city residents and $90 for others.

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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