Art exhibits and events during the Third Friday Art Walk on August 18 in Durham. If you have something to add, let us know.
Seed to Soil to Seed: Ad Infinitum, by Sara Good
Cameron Gallery at The Scrap Exchange, The Shoppes at Lakewood, 2050 Chapel Hill Road
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m.; on view through Sept. 9
“Seed to Soil to Seed: Ad Infinitum” is considered part of a larger body of garden- and soil-related sculptural works by Sara Good of Memphis, Tennessee. Inspired by imagery from Henry Thoreau’s last manuscript, “The Dispersion of Seeds,” the installation owes greatly to Thoreau’s discussions of fly-away seeds. By layering ideas, influences and experiences of nature, the artist immerses the viewer in a botanical cycle both linear and circular with work created from found materials in a time-intensive handmade process.
The evening’s festivities include light snacks and drinks, as well as free art-making in the Make and Take. This event is free and the public is warmly welcomed.
Proxemic Media presents Third Friday Durham Dance Series
Empower Dance Studio, 109 West Parrish St. Durham
Third Friday event: 6 to 10 p.m.
– 6 p.m. Stephanie Leathers begins an endurance performance – derived from her Sunday SITES project – at CCB Plaza in downtown Durham; concludes at 8 p.m. at Empower Dance Studio
– 8:30 p.m. real.live.people (durham) will perform “‘and what about this’ and other false starts”, exploring the self-criticism and self-doubt that exists within the echo chamber of a solo creative process.
– 8:45 p.m. Robin Spohr & Adam Phillips will perform “untitled”, a piece expressing the appreciation of one’s fragments – losing oneself within the duality of light and dark / masculine and feminine, only to find wholeness through appreciation.
– 9:30 p.m. real.live.people (durham). repeat performance.
– 9:45 p.m. Robin Spohr & Adam Phillips. repeat performance.
What Difference Does It Make? New paintings and sculptures by Pierce Boshelly
Durham Art Guild, Room 100 Gallery at Golden Belt, 807 E. Main St.
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m.; on view through Aug. 27
Durham Art Guild’s 63rd Annual Juried Exhibition
Durham Art Guild, SunTrust Gallery at Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St., Durham
Third Friday receptions: Aug. 18 & Sept. 15, 5 to 8 p.m., on view through Oct. 14
Public Juror Lecture: Oct. 12, 6:30 to 8 p.m.; Alexys J. Taylor will give a free public lecture and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards will be announced.
This annual showcase is the DAG’s largest exhibition of the year, featuring a diverse mix of regional artwork selected by a new juror from year to year. DAG’s 2017 distinguished juror is Alexys J. Taylor, collections and exhibitions manager at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture in Charlotte. Taylor selected 83 works of art by 73 regional artists for the 63rd Annual Juried Exhibition.
Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days
Durham Arts Council, Allenton Gallery, 120 Morris St.
Third Friday reception: Gallery open to the public until 9 p.m. for Third Friday Durham
In the Allenton gallery, “Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days” by Chieko Murasugi is the painting experiment displaying the 30 paintings she created over the course of 30 days, making one painting per day. In addition, join the Durham Art Guild for the opening reception of their Annual Juried Show, taking place from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Durham Art Guild’s Sun Trust gallery.
Durham Arts Council, Semans Gallery, 120 Morris St.
Third Friday reception: Gallery open to the public until 9 p.m.
In the Semans gallery, “Threading Colors” highlights the work of painter and fiber artist Nora Phillips. Her use of thread and paint results in flowing, organic, quasi-3D works.
Small to Large: Delight in the Practice of Painting
Durham Arts Council, Ella Fountain Pratt Gallery, 120 Morris St.
Third Friday reception: Gallery open to the public until 9 p.m., on view through Oct. 10
“Small to Large: Delight in the Practice of Painting,” is on display in the Ella Fountain Pratt Gallery, showcasing the paintings of Margie Stewart, the 1998 Ella Fountain Pratt emerging artist recipient.
Subverbal Collective presents Mixtape, a collaborative exhibition
The Carrack, 947 E. Main St.
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m.; on view through Aug. 20
Subverbal Collective consists of six women artists living in the Triangle who hold a deeply rooted self-motivation for art-making in the contemporary world; for embracing the truth of materials; and for connecting this making to their relationships with land, body, gender, consumer culture, and temporality. Subverbal exists to support each other, seek connections, provide a space for critique and dialogue, engage other emerging art professionals and build community.
The exhibition is inspired by the concept of the mixtape, an object which was more than just a playlist, but rather held delicately and intentionally selected music to share with a friend or a love interest. Each Subverbal member has chosen an artist from outside the collective to engage in a creative dialogue, which will result in two submitted works for each pair. The theme of each dialogue is determined by the convergence of the two studio practices. Each set of pairs will be shown together. Like a great mixtape embraces variety, this show aims to celebrate the differences in our studio practices. With the goal of community in mind, this show will forge connections with artists both locally and afar.
Featuring: Erin Canady and Michael Riesch, Joy Meyer and Ben Alper, Emily Smith and Vanessa Murray, Sydney Steen and Anna Delgado, Allison Tierny and Wayne Marcelli and Kimberly English.
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Color Chaos, by Jewel Walker (acrylic on canvas)
Exotique Gallery, 319 W. Chapel Hill St.
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m., on view through Sept. 10
Opening Ceremony for The Fence 2017
City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza, Durham
Third Friday event: 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Join the City of Durham for an opening ceremony debuting THE FENCE 2017!
This public photography installation features almost 250 photographs from a diverse roster of photographers from all over the world — including 10 Triangle-based artists. Each artist submitted a series that falls under one of the categories: Creatures, Food, Home, Nature, People, Play and Streets.
The exhibition forms a “U” around the Chapel Hill St. Parking Deck, along N. Mangum St. to W. Parrish St. to Orange St., and then into Alley 26. It will be on display through November 2017!
New Energy, by Artists at Golden Belt
Golden Belt, 807 E. Main St.
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m.
This month, Golden Belt features six new pop-up artists, new art by GB Studio Artists and, in Room 100, food by Route Bistro Food Truck and music by Gypsy Jazz and rock violinist Gabriel Pelli.
Pop-up artists include Judy Bauman, Delvecchio Faison, Kevin Harrell, Jodie Robinson, Chandler Thomas and David Taylor; and the Room 100 artist is Pierce Boshelly.
Some Assembly Required: Can You Build It?
Pleiades Arts, 109 E. Chapel Hill St.
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m., on view through Oct. 1
Artists explore the concept of “assemblage,” an artistic form whose origins are often credited to Picasso. In assemblage, 3-D elements project out of a base or substrate.
Nicotine Cinema with #PPGArtist Julia Gartrell and Durham Cinematheque
Power Plant Gallery, 320 Blackwell St., American Tobacco Campus
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m., Gartrell is in residence through Sept. 2.
Third Friday Durham with #PPGArtist Julia Gartrell, in collaboration with Tom Whiteside of Durham Cinematheque, presents an evening of discussion and film. A selection of films from Durham Cinematheque’s Nicotine Cinema collection will be screened in the gallery throughout the evening. Films to be shown include two versions of “Tobacco Land USA,” made in Durham in 1939 by March of Time; “Princess Nicotine,” a 1909 trick film by J. Stuart Blackton; cigarette commercials from the 1960s and ’70s (banned from the airwaves since 1972); and other “smoke screen” selections. Gartrell will be on hand to discuss her work and residency. Light refreshments will be served.
The Locker Project, by Jack Watson (mixed media prints)
SPECTRE ARTS, 1004 Morning Glory Ave. Durham
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m., on view through Sept. 1