NCMC Events From Around the State… July 5, 2011
1). Weatherspoon Art Museum Marking the sixth year anniversary of the devastation that swept through New Orleans, the Weatherspoon presents a video installation, “A Man Screaming Is Not a Dancing Bear” (2008) by Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla. The artistic duo creates metaphors for political and social issues through alternative interpretations of cultural materials, particularly music and musical instruments. “A Man Screaming Is Not a Dancing Bear” integrates film footage shot by the artists in New Orleans and the Mississippi delta, where hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc in 2005, with the rhythmic drumming of jazz. Through Sept. 18th.
2). Cameron Art Museum presents “Music in the Courtyard: El Jaye Johnson & The Port City All-Stars”, on Thurs. July 7, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Program admission: CAM Members and students: $5.00, Non-members: $10.00. El Jaye Johnson & The Port City All-Stars will feature the drum and percussion section extensively and explore a "mixed bag" of genres, including jazz, blues, funk, R&B, reggae, Latin, Caribbean, and Afro-Cuban all intertwined with simple melodic phrasings and complex syncopation. Simply put, "A mind boggling, toe-tapping, hand-clapping, musical experience." Music held outdoors weather permitting, inside if not.
3). North Carolina Collection Gallery In 1939, world-renowned etcher Louis Orr embarked on what came to be a twelve-year undertaking to produce a set of fifty-one etchings of important North Carolina buildings and sites. Marking the sixtieth anniversary of the set’s completion, the NCC Gallery presents an exhibition of 30 of the etchings, with original drawings, etching plates, and letters and photographs documenting the project.
4). N.C. Museum of History The N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh launched the online exhibit “A Change Is Gonna Come: Black, Indian and White Voices for Racial Equality” on Friday, July 1. Accessible at www.nccivilrights.org, the exhibit highlights the experiences of courageous Tar Heels in the struggle for equal rights for all North Carolinians. Focusing mainly on the years 1865 to the 1980s, the exhibit gives voice to the individuals and communities who challenged a system of oppression based on race.
5). SECCA presents “People’s Biennial” from July 9 – September 18, 2011. Organized & Toured by Independent Curators International (ICI), Curated by Harrell Fletcher & Jens Hoffmann. “People’s Biennial” is a bright, lively and irreverent platform to address the question of what being an “outsider” means today as an artist, an institution and a city. Featuring unique artists from five cities across the United States (Portland, OR; Rapid City, SD; Winston-Salem, NC; Scottsdale, AZ; Haverford, PA), this nationally-touring exhibition celebrates creativity that lives vibrantly, but inconspicuously outside the mainstream.
6). Battleship NORTH CAROLINA presents “Navigate: Battleship 101” a NC Dept. of Cultural Resources 2nd Saturday Program on Saturday, July 9, 2011 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Ship volunteers stationed throughout the ship will engage visitors in specific subjects and areas including: gunnery, radar, sickbay, galley, engineering, and daily shipboard life. Free with Battleship admission.
7). The Bascom Photographer Greg Newington returns to The Bascom for “On Assignment: Photographing Local Color” on Friday and Saturday, July 8-9. Student will experience a day in the life of a photojournalist, starting with receiving their assignment in a sealed envelope and returning with the finished photo for the “editor desk”. “Grounded in Nature: Paper”, a three-dimensional handcrafted sculpture by Charleston based paper artist Jocelyn Chateauvert runs from July 1-September 4. This exhibition in the Loft Gallery, is sponsored by Frances Bunzl.
8). North Carolina Maritime Museum presents “Shackleford Banks: Horses, Hiking and Heritage”. Experience Outer Banks heritage and wildlife with a guided hike on Shackelford Island. Reservations are required. There is a $25 fee.
9). Port Discover Naturalists with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences bring live animals to Port Discover for “Animal Tracks and Signs,” Port Discover’s Second Saturday Science program, on Saturday, July 9 at 11:00 am. Learn how to use your senses to uncover the different clues left behind by animals and meet some of the animals you might encounter in your own backyard.
10). Historic Halifax State Historic Site Since eating good food and visiting friends are two popular North Carolina pastimes, Historic Halifax State Historic Site suggests that families pack a picnic when they come to visit July 9 in the second installment of the popular three-part program “2nd Saturdays.” The theme for July is “Market Day.” Participants include: local farmers offering produce and food items; James Pender, with handcrafted tin items; Ellis Vaughan, with cane and rush chair seats; and Lynn Boyd, a local author whose book, “The Awakened Heart,” is set in Halifax at a market fair.
11). Mount Airy Museum of Regional History presents “Toast and Jam” on Saturday, July 9, 5 – 7 p.m. Good Wine and Good Music all set in the museum’s picturesque courtyard. This FREE monthly program sponsored by B & L Custom Jewelers is scheduled for the second Saturday of each month (May-October), from 5-7 p.m. It will showcase a number of the regions wineries as well as local musical talent. The wineries will be offering wine tasting and sales, along with a brief educational program about their wines between musical sets. An added feature this year will be live broadcasts by WSYD. Round Peak Vineyards will be the featured winery and blues music will be provided by Reggie Johnson.