Three sculptors will have their works displayed at City Plaza in Raleigh for a year, starting in mid-September.
Adam Walls of Laurinburg designed “Balancing Act,” a brightly painted steel sculpture more than 12 feet tall. He was also featured in the 2010 Art on the City Plaza exhibit.
Robert Coon of Vero Beach, Fla., will show “My Big Red,” a 15-foot sculpture of fabricated and painted aluminum.
Deborah Marucci of Venice, Fla., won for “Spiral Orb,” a 10-foot-tall sculpture of powder-coated steel and aluminum.
They were chosen from applicants across North Carolina, the mid-Atlantic and Southeast by representatives of Artspace, Visual Art Exchange and the Raleigh Arts Commission.
The sculptures will be unveiled Sept. 17.
The Brussels Chamber Orchestra will launch the new 400-seat theater in the Cary Arts Center at 7 p.m. Friday.
The concert, featuring advanced string players who will participate in a music camp starting today, is part of the Cross Currents Music Arts Festival. Also scheduled:
July 10: Brussels Chamber Orchestra and members of the N.C. Symphony at 3 p.m.
July 14: The BCO and violinist Lorenzo Gatto at 7 p.m.
July 15: Lorenzo Gatto, with the BCO at 7 p.m.
July 17: BCO’s final festival concert at 7 p.m.
For tickets, visit http://crosscurrents festival.com .
A modern, 22,000-square-foot, four-level glass villa nearing completion in Kuwait has its roots in Raleigh.
Kenneth Hobgood Architects designed Villa Al Bahar for businessman Adnan Al Bahar, who discovered the firm during a stay in Durham.
Al Bahar challenged them to create separate spaces for formal entertaining, family living and servants’ living quarters – with an unusual twist for Kuwait, full accessibility to people with disabilities. The result: A central glass, steel and concrete mass with glass wings that wrap around and overlook a central courtyard. View a gallery of the home at tinyurl.com/6ks35le.
Six state historic sites focus on the Civil War on Saturday.
Historic Stagville in Durham: a free viewing of “Gone with the Wind” at 7 p.m., followed by discussion. Information: 620-0120.
At Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington, volunteers will discuss the blue and gray navies. Call 910-251-5797.
At Bentonville Battlefield in Four Oaks, a re-enactment group will give presentations on period clothing at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; and authors Deanna Klingel and McKendree Long will hold book signings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 910-594-0789.
CSS Neuse in Kinston: Doug Butler will speak about his photographs of N.C. Civil War Monuments from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 252-522-2091.
Fort Fisher in Kure Beach: explore recent works about Fort Fisher history along with cannon demonstrations and costumed tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: 910-458-5538.
N.C. Maritime Museum in Southport: hear tales of men who settled what would become Southport and see the tools of their trade in the “Pilots, Rescues and Navigation” exhibit. Call 910-457-0003.