March First Friday

CAM Raleigh’s March First Friday program includes after-hours access to the galleries, student docents in the Alistair McClymont exhibition, a special reception for the Raleigh Arts Commission’s Q-Art Code Project, pop up performances by the Carolina Ballet, new hands-on activities at the creation station coordinated with the Oaks & Spokes Bicycle Fest, music by DJ Grayson Currin, Porchetta and Smiles Cupcake food trucks, and a cash bar.

First Friday Schedule:

  • Q-Art Code Project Reception in the lobby and street gallery from 6:00—8:00 p.m., Remarks at 7:00 p.m.
  • Porchetta & Smiles Cupcake Food trucks in the courtyard from 6:00—10:00 p.m.
  • Student Docents from 6:30—8:30 p.m.
  • DJ Grayson Currin from 7:00—10:00 p.m.
  • Creation Station in the classroom from 6:30—9:00p.m.
  • Carolina Ballet Performances at 8:15 & 8:45 p.m.
  • Cash bar in the street gallery from 6:00—9:45 p.m.
  • Museum open until 10:00 p.m.

About the City of Raleigh Arts Commission Q-Art Code Project:
The City of Raleigh Arts Commission has partnered with North Carolina State University’s Advanced Media Lab to develop a project that provides smartphone users public access to information about the City’s public art collection. Advanced Media Lab students at N.C. State University researched and interviewed artists to develop brief videos on 12 sculptures in the City’s art collection. The resulting videos were incorporated into an interactive website, accessible via QR codes located at the site of each sculpture. Scanning the QR codes with a smartphone provides access to the videos and website.

About the Carolina Ballet Performance:
An excerpt from Variations on Debussy (the last movement of a ballet done in three parts) choreographed and performed by Carolina Ballet Corps de Ballet member Zalman Raffael. Music: Debussy’s Claire de Lune.

Admission to March First Friday is FREE through the generous support of the Contemporary Art Foundation Board of Directors and the CAM Raleigh Advisory Board:

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