A twice-monthly way to keep in touch with our valued supporters in Raleigh and Wake County
Can You Guess Who's Who?
When our mystery guests were asked to describe themselves in five words, we received some very interesting responses. Their answers will give you a hint as to which dinner they might attend. If you have a favorite artist, this might help you narrow it down...
The artist who " Laughs Loud. Lives Fully. Writes." will be at the Healy's grand production.
"Industrious. Risk-taker. Curious. Spontaneous. Merry!" This mystery guest was one of our most favorite guests two years ago. It is no myth, the Mason's home (right) promises to be a rollicking good time!
"Ask, my, husband, actually, don't!" came from what mystery artist? Could it be actress/singer Lauren Kennedy (left)? Ballet dancer, Lara O'Brien? Or writer/comedienne, Jane Borden? Lucky guests of the Scoggins will soon find out!
This artist is a "Story Weaver and Melody Maker." Could it be banjo player, Jim Mills? Or actor and singer, Alan Campbell, perhaps? All will be revealed at the Parnell house. Get your tickets today.
Make your reservation for dinner in one of the area's most distinguished homes. Over 20 artists with North Carolina ties are coming to this event and you never know who might be the guest of honor at your table.
This year's dinners take place on November 1-3, 2012 and benefit our "Artists in the Schools" program that provides grants to schools in Wake County to bring in artists for residencies and performances.
For details on homes and artists or to make a reservation go to www.unitedarts.org or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-839-1498 x 207
2013 Business Support of the Arts Awards
National Arts Program Deadline
Nominations are now open for businesses in Wake County that have a history of supporting the arts.
The Business Support of the Arts Awards,sponsored by United Arts and the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, are presented annually to businesses (large and small), organizations and individuals that promote the arts and humanities in Wake County in a significant way.
Nominations due: November 16, 2012
For entry requirements and nomination form click HERE for brochure or go to www.unitedarts.org
All current City of Raleigh and Wake County employees and their immediate family members are invited to enter the 10th annual National Arts Program® (NAP) competition and exhibition. The event is sponsored by United Arts and the City of Raleigh Arts Commission.
Participants must complete a registration form by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8.
All entries are due on November 15, 2012 by 4pm.
All accepted artwork will be displayed in the Block Art Gallery on 222 W. Hargett St., from December 6 to January16. A reception for the show’s opening will take place on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Participating City of Raleigh and Wake County employees and their families and elected officials will be in attendance. Sponsored by the National Arts Program, the reception is free and open to the public.
Registration information can be found at www.nationalartsprogram.org/venues/raleigh-wake-county-nc. Click on the “Register Now” button on the left. There is no fee to participate in the program. For more information contact Eleanor H. Oakley at 919-839-1498 extension 203 or email@example.com.
Photo: “I Didn’t Want Them Then, I Don’t Want Them Now” by Gregory Beaver, 2011 Best in Show
Teachers Begin "A Journey Through the Arts"
A Journey Through the Arts, a joint effort of United Arts and the Wake County Public School System, is a professional development program designed to bring Pre-K through 12 educators outstanding professional development opportunities in and through the arts.
This year's journey begins in November and includes: Edvard Munch:Symbolism in Print (left) at the North Carolina Museum of Art, The Rite of Spring by Carolina Ballet and The Importance of Being Earnest at Raleigh Little Theatre.
Participating teachers may earn renewal credits by attending these events. If you are a K-12 educator and would like to participate, click HERE for more information. Deadline for registration is October 29, 2012.
United Arts and the Wake County Public School System are members of the Partners in Education Program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, which furthers the goals of programs like Journey Through the Arts.
Application Workshop For Teaching Artists
Teaching artists are invited to learn how to apply for inclusion in the Artist Directory, a directory used by local schools and communities to book artists. This application workshop will be held on November 15, 2012 at 5:30pm at the United Arts offices at 110 South Blount Street in Downtown Raleigh. Please RSVP to Ragen Carlile at firstname.lastname@example.org.