Is May Art Month?

It sure seems like it! Artsplosure is this month (May 20-22) and we'll have a tent to showcase our organization. We'll be located in the same place as last year, in front of the City of Raleigh Museum at 220 Fayetteville Street. We're planning interactive fun arts activities for the kids that come by, bringing information about upcoming travel and RSC programs and we'll have a ticket to the Betty Ray McCain Art Gallery Exhibit. If you'd like to help, be sure to sign up here: 
Art from Raleigh Sister Cities Exhibit
Betty Ray McCain Art Gallery, Duke Center for the Performing Arts
2 E South Street
Opening Reception - May 19 at 5:30 pm

We're pleased to invite you to the opening reception for the Art from Raleigh Sister Cities Exhibit! If you can't make the opening reception, make room on your calendar to visit - we'll be there through the end of July. The exhibit will be open during First Friday, May 6, during public performances at Meymandi Concert Hall and by appointment.

The exhibit features 51 works created by 17 artists from Raleigh’s sister cities in Kingston-upon-Hull, UK; Compiegne, France; Rostock, Germany and Nairobi, Kenya. The exhibited works were selected by co-curators, Lee Hansley, proprietor of  Lee Hansley Galleries, and Melissa Peden, art consultant, from 135 submissions.

Hansley commented in a recent article, "In evaluating the works submitted we attempted to select works that were representative of life in that particular country. That was not always possible because visual art is an international language. We focused on skill and imagination demonstrated in each work chosen for the exhibition.”

RSC is pleased to produce this exhibit as part of Raleigh Sister Cities 30th anniversary celebration, and we hope you find time to visit and be inspired by the artwork selected. A catalog and price list will be available.
Sister Cities International - Sixty Years and Counting!

This year marks the 60th anniversary since Sister Cities International (SCI) was launched as a major Presidential Initiative by Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956. SCI was founded on the idea that by forming community-led relationships, people of different cultures could appreciate their differences and build partnerships to lessen the chance of new national conflicts.

With a focus on major countries involved in World War II and a mission to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation – one individual one community at a time – SCI began creating relationships between cities in the U.S. and cities abroad in order to implement cultural, educational, business, and community development exchanges.

Over the past 60 years SCI has grown dramatically, with 570 member communities forming 2,300 partnerships in 150 countries on six continents.
Upcoming Events - Follow us on Facebook to see the most up-to-date event details and RSVP.:

May 7 - Cycle for Rostock
May 20-22 - Artsplosure
May 22 - Raleigh Ringers Concert
May 28 - An African Dinner

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Like to Plan Parties?

Join the RSC 30th Anniversary Gala Planning Team to help plan the BIG event to open the Voices From Our Sisters Exhibit in September. The planning team will meet Thursday, May 12 at 6 pm at the Cameron Village Library. Come out and learn about what we're doing with this big event and see how you can help!
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