Through June 22
In their first collaborative endeavor, Kimberly English and Carley Zarzeka combine their shared interests in labor and process in disproduction. The exhibition can be seen in the Allcott Gallery of the Hanes Art Center 8 a.m.-5 p.m. through Thursday. (If the door to the gallery is locked, the key is available from 101 Hanes Art Center.) Admission is free.
Spend an interactive, art-filled afternoon 1-5 p.m. with family and friends at the Ackland Art Museum. All ages of art-lovers are invited to this free program. This Sunday, family and friends will explore fab fabrics, cool quilts and woven tops that wow, inspired by our exhibitions Court and Capital: Art from Asia’s Greatest Cities and Los Trompos. Also, 2-4 p.m., Chapel Hill artist Helen Seebold will lead a pop-up art-making activity where visitors are invited to make their own quilt square for the Chapel Hill Community Quilt. For more information, call 919-843-3687.
June 29 and July 13
The 2017 Southern Culture Movie Series is meant to introduce the region’s character to international students and scholars, but the movies are free and open to all. The films are shown in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the FedEx Global Education Center at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments are provided following the films. Coming up next are Tootie’s Last Suit (June 29) and A Man Named Pearl (July 13). In Tootie’s Last Suit, New Orleans’ Mardi Gras Indian Chief Tootie Montana decides to come out of retirement and make one last Mardi Gras Indian suit. A Man Named Pearl tells the inspiring story of self-taught topiary artist Pearl Fryar and offers a message that speaks to respect for both self and others. The series is organized by The Writing Center, International Student and Scholar Services, Center for the Study of the American South and Media Resources Center. UNC Summer School is the sponsor of the series.
James W. Clark Jr., emeritus professor of English at N.C. State University, shares the story of the N.C. Literary Hall of Fame at the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities in Southern Pines at 5:30 p.m. at Flyleaf Books. For the program, Remembering North Carolina’s Great Writers: The N.C. Literary Hall of Fame, Clark will discuss the Literary Hall of Fame and the extraordinary North Carolina writers it honors. Register ahead of time and pay $18 per program; members of the General Alumni Association pay only $8. Tuition is $20 for everyone paying at the door. Complimentary registration is available for up to 15 current K-12 teachers. For more information, email Paul Bonnici at email@example.com or call 800-962-0742.
Gospel singer, historian and educator Mary D. Williams will perform on July 16 at UNC’s Wilson Special Collections Library. From Slavery to Civil Rights: An Aural History Tour will offer a chance to learn about American history through music, including spirituals, protest songs and gospel music. The program will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Pleasants Room at Wilson Library, following a 5 p.m. reception. The event is free and open to the public. Williams is a 2016 Carolina graduate who has performed song and narrative at colleges, churches, libraries and training programs, and has collaborated in teaching with Duke University professor Timothy Tyson, author of Blood Done Sign My Name.