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Arts Datebook, Sept. 7

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Clyde Edgerton's "Before the Wedding" (after John Rosenthal's photo) at City Art Gallery.

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Emerge

Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge will exhibit “The Black Light Project” and “Black Peace” from today through Sept. 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. Contributing artists include Bryce Chapman and Randy Curtis. “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. today as part of First Friday Artwalk.

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

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. today. 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.

■ “Glass Art, Studies Abroad in Poland, Summer 2018,” curated by Lacey Hargroder, will be on exhibit Sept. 17-21 in the Burroughs Wellcome Senior Gallery.

The Wellington B. Gray and Burroughs Wellcome Senior galleries are in the Jenkins Fine Arts Center on ECU’s campus. The Call 328-6665.

Artwalk

First Friday Artwalk will be held from 5-8 p.m. today 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. Visit uptowngreenville.com.

City Art Gallery

Live and In Color will on exhibit through Oct. 13.The show is the second collaborative show at City Art Gallery to feature art from award-winning author Clyde Edgerton and acclaimed architect Chip Hemingway, both of Wilmingon.

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

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 Oct. 7.

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. Sunday and from 5:30-7 p.m. Monday. All auditions will be held at Memorial Baptist Church, 1510 S.E. Greenville Blvd. Visit greenvillechoralsociety.com.

Greenville Brushstrokes

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, beginning next week. 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 host the following classes for ages 16 old older at the Jaycee Park Center for Arts & Crafts, 2000 Cedar Lane.

■ Try It! Art Series, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays from Sept. 20-Oct. 25. Cost is $50 for city residents and $75 for others. The class will include ceramics, drawing and acrylic painting.

■ Addicted to Art, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays from Sept. 19-Oct. 10. Cost is $40 for city residents and $60 for others.

■ Beginning Drawing & Painting, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays from Sept. 20-Oct. 25. Cost is $50 for city residents and $75 for others.

■ Beginners Quilting, 6-8:30 p.m. Mondays from Sept. 17-Oct. 22. Cost is $60 for city residents and $90 for others.

Registration deadline is seven days prior to class start. Register at the center or online at greenvillenc.gov. Email scaropreso@greenvillenc.gov or call 329-4546.

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