Arts Notes: Nov. 13

November 10, 2013 

Call for artists

Clayton Visual Arts has extended the deadline for its call for artists to exhibit at The Clayton Center in 2014. The new deadline is Nov. 15. Visual artists in two-dimensional media may apply. Artists should submit a resume, four to six images of their work and a $10 nonrefundable application fee. For more information, or to apply, visit and click “Artist-Invitation,” or call 919-553-2987.

‘An Evening with Elvis’

“An Evening with Elvis,” featuring Wayne Tindle, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, in the fellowship hall at Four Oaks United Methodist Church, 302 N. Church St., Four Oaks. Doors open at 5:30. Dessert and coffee will follow the show. For tickets, which are $10, call 919-963-2095.

Music Association to meet Nov. 13

The Johnston County Music Association will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the home of Mary Raver, 50 Beech Trail, Garner. For more information, call Julie Stewart 919-359-3473.

‘Home for the Holidays’

Carolina Music Showcase and the Benson Foundation for the Arts will present “Home for the Holidays,” a Christmas show, Nov. 22-24 in the W.J. Barefoot Auditorium, 303 E. Church St., Benson. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. For tickets, which are $12, call the Benson Chamber of Commerce at 919-894-3825. For more information, visit

Concert in Clayton

Barbara Bailey Hutchinson, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, will perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 23, at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students. They’re available online at, by phone at 919-553-1737 and in the box office, which is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. To learn more about the singer, visit

‘Music Man’ at JCC

The Neuse Little Theatre will present “The Music Man,” a musical by Meredith Wilson, at 8 p.m. Nov. 15-16 and 3 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium at Johnston Community College, 245 College Road, Smithfield. For tickets, which are $18, visit or call 919-209-2099.

Photos, fiber art on display in Clayton

Works by photographer Rhonda Peters and fiber artist Maureen Wartski are on display this month at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton.

Peters is a retired optometrist who moved to Goldsboro in 2007 after spending most of her career in Chicago. She has been behind a camera since 1987. In 2012, she won the Clayton Art Faire Award of Excellence in photography.

Wartski, a Raleigh resident who was born in Japan, has studied art in Japan, Thailand and the United States. In addition to creating fiber art, she has written nearly 50 novels.

The exhibit runs through Dec. 1. Admission is free. The Clayton Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Art class for toddlers

Doodlebugs, an art class for children ages 18 months to 3 years, meets from 9:30-10:15 a.m. Fridays at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. Children experiment with dough, pudding, gelatin, crayons, watercolors and more. For Smithfield residents, the cost is $5 per session or $19 for four sessions. For nonresidents, the cost is $7 or $27. Registration is due the Wednesday before a Friday class. For more information, call 919-934-1408.

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