February Third Friday Durham Art Walk guide

"Perseverance" by Yholima Vargas Pedroza can be seen at the Durham Arts Council.

Art exhibits and events during the Third Friday Art Walk on February 16 in Durham.

Behind the Eyes: Art as Therapy, by Alyssa Draffin and David Underwood
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 March 10

The exhibit features a pair of local artists that utilize repurposed materials in their artwork. Both artists applied for individual shows but were teamed up for this exhibit because of the bold, complimentary nature of their work and because they both use art as a therapeutic process.

America Wants by Owens Daniels
Durham Arts Council, Semans Gallery, 120 Morris St.
Third Friday reception: 5 p.m.; on view through March 8

RESOLUTE, by Antuco Chicaiza
Durham Arts Council, Allenton Gallery, 120 Morris St.
Third Friday reception: 5 p.m.; on view through March 8

Colors of Latin America, by Yholima Vargas-Pedroza
Durham Arts Council, Ella Fountain Pratt Gallery, 120 Morris St.
Third Friday reception: 5 p.m.; on view through March 26

Once more, with feeling! Join the Durham Arts Council at our February Third Friday event, RESCHEDULED opening reception was originally planned for January but was postponed due to inclement weather. The exhibits featured for our Third Friday event reveal common threads in their overlapping themes of social justice, introspection and cultural identity. Also featured: dance performances from Huepa Culture & Arts Institute, live music, family friendly crafts, refreshments and wine bar!

Mythical Animal Creatures, by Maret Kunze-Roche and painting
Durham Art Guild’s Room 100 Gallery, Golden Belt Building 3, 807 E. Main St.
Third Friday Reception: 6 to 9 p.m., on view through March 5

The Durham Art Guild presents “Mythical Animal Creatures,” featuring new paintings by DAG member artist Maret Kunze-Roche. “Where Enchantment meets Vibrancy and Magic, Where Healing meets the Color Frequencies” is how the artist describes this body of work.

Joe Coates – David McRary – Anna Podris, (multiple artists and sculpture, photography and painting)
Durham Art Guild’s SunTrust Gallery, Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St.
Third Friday Reception: 6 to 8 p.m., on view through March 10

The Durham Art Guild presents new sculptures by Joe Coates, new digital photographs by David McRary and new paintings by Anna Podris. These featured artists are all members of the Durham Art Guild.

The French Connection and more
Golden Belt, 807 E Main St.
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m.

February is fabulous — and a bit French — at Golden Belt! Join us Third Friday, where we have several artists from the “Bull Meets the Bayou” project, as well as a visiting artist from Quebec, in addition to our studio artists. To add to our international feel this month, our favorite chef, Laureano Cortez Hernandez, and his Rolling Tacos by El Jefecito Food Truck will be on-site, so plan your dinner here!

The details: This month’s pop-up artists include Nadjib Assani, Patricia Thomas, Franco, Deborah Rosenstein, Calvin Brett, Kelly Johnston, Jasmyn Milan and A. Yoni Jeffries … each setting up for one night only to show their newest work.

“The Bull Meets the Bayou” is a multivenue, two-city art exhibition between Durham and New Orleans artists. Come to see the work of Kelly Johnston, Jasmyn Milan and A Yoni Jeffries, who are participating in this project.

Educator/activist Deborah Rosenstein’s pop-up exhibit will feature images from her recent trip to Belarus and Poland with the Helix Project/ Yiddishkayt. Exploring what it means to search for traces of the past in the present, Rosenstein’s photos and text are an invitation to reflect on how we all find, create and sustain a sense of ‘hereness’ (doikayt in yiddish).

“Mythical Animal Creatures” art exhibit in Room 100 with DAG artist Maret Kunze-Roche. “Where enchantment meets vibrancy and magic, Where healing meets the color frequencies.”

Makings of a mindKelsey Graywill: Makings of a Mind Exhibition Opening Reception
Louise Jones Brown Gallery, 036 Bryan Center – Plaza Level, 125 Science Drive
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m.

Why do we find things beautiful? Senior Kelsey Graywill explores the biological underpinnings of human aesthetic appreciation and creation in her self-designed Program II degree entitled “Creating Meaning: Evolutionary Neuroaesthetics.” The mystery of what makes forms significant is packaged within what are considered even larger modern mysteries: the brain and our own evolution as humans. Using art and science in tandem to discover how the emergence of aesthetic expression is woven into paradigms in philosophy, neuroscience, and evolutionary anthropology, Graywill has spent her time as an undergraduate student seeking answers at this intersection. An artist of many forms – including music, photography, design, and illustration – she uses her landscape pieces as a case study to illuminate the theories on the evolution of aesthetic appreciation. Her work taps into a deeper purpose, furthering our understanding of our own minds and senses by examining the ways in which we come to appreciate and find beauty in nature and our environment.

Love In Durham
Museum of Durham History, 500 W. Main St.
Third Friday reception: 6 to 8 p.m.

One of the Museum of Durham History’s most popular events is back again to celebrate Love In Durham. Stop by the museum to create a decorative valentine to be put on display in our gallery for all of Durham to see! Bring photos of your family, friends, significant others or even your pets with you to the celebration to be made into a valentine. It doesn’t matter if they live here or across the globe, celebrate whoever makes you feel Love in Durham! We will have all sorts of crafting supplies for you to use here at the museum. The finished valentines will be featured in the museum for the rest of February. While you get crafty, enjoy a glass of wine and chocolate-covered strawberries! Live music will be provided in our gazebo courtesy of Third Friday Durham. We invite EVERYONE to share the Love in Durham with this perfect way to wrap up your Valentine’s Day celebration!

Electric Avenue
Pleiades Arts, 109 E. Chapel Hill St.
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m., “Electric Avenue” on view through March 31, “Definition of METAL” runs Feb. 1 to 25.

 What do the words “Electric Avenue” bring to mind? Bright lights? Big cities? Or perhaps the early 1980s hit song written by Eddy Grant in response to a south London riot? The Pleiades artists are aglow as they present works inspired by the concept of “Electric Avenue.”

There’s also February featured artists in the upstairs gallery, “Definition of METAL,” a visual art exhibit featuring Tom Dawson, Al Frega, Joe Galas, Jackie McLeod and Renee Leverty.

The Way Things Can Happen, by Erin Johnson (three-channel video installation)

Durham Arts
See work by Erin Johnson at the Power Plant Gallery.


Power Plant Gallery, 320 Blackwell St., American Tobacco Campus
Third Friday reception & Artist’s Talk: 5 to 8 p.m., talk begins at 6:30 p.m., on view through March 3

In this multichannel video installation, Erin Johnson creates a space to consider an alternate history in which the United States was destroyed by nuclear war.

Things of Lore, new works by Ian Nettleton
Runway Gallery, 212 W. Main St.
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m.

Join us on February 16 at the RUNAWAY Store & Gallery from 6 to 9 p.m. for our first exhibition of the year featuring New York-based artist Ian Nettleton. Read more about the inspiration behind the art here: “I’m a big fan of a good bar story or a fascinating snippet of conversation overheard in public. These things can’t be fact-checked or Googled. These pieces are amalgamations of stories, myths and lore. Some ancient, some modern. Some that I’ve picked up over time, others that are my own experiences. Whether it’s balancing color and shapes to create abstract visuals that invoke a feeling or using an illustrative approach to create characters, it’s all in service of blending the visual with the ethereal to celebrate these things of lore.” Collaborative tees will be available in-store.

Scrappy Hour – Crafting With Maps
Scrap Exchange, 2050 Chapel Hill Road, Lakewood Shopping Center
Third Friday reception: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., $25 tuition, ages 21+, ticket link

Learn how to use maps to create beautiful home decor projects. We will have multiple projects for you to choose from, ranging from coasters to decorative flags. We will supply maps and additional materials for you to use, but you are also welcome to bring materials that you would like to incorporate into your project. All materials and snacks will be provided! BYOB.

Early Bird Registration Bonus! Anyone who registers for this class prior to the date of the event will receive a $5 store voucher (per ticket purchased), good toward the purchase of any materials in The Scrap Exchange retail store! Voucher will be handed out at the beginning of the class and will be valid for two weeks. The voucher may not be applied to Cameron Gallery items or programs.

Refund Policy: Refunds for class fees will be issued if the class is canceled by The Scrap Exchange for any reason. If you register for a class and cannot attend, a refund will only be issued if you notify the Scrap Exchange at least 24 hours before the class begins.

Scrappy Hour: Inspired by the “Wine and Design” concept, Scrappy Hour classes are a fun opportunity to socialize and learn how to make a unique DIY project. Our instructors will walk you through how to create a one of a kind project. We are offering Scrappy Hour classes as part of our participation in 3rd Friday Durham. Come by yourself or with a friend and bring your favorite beer or wine! BYOB. We will provide snacks!

Private Scrappy Hour: Do you know a group of people that are interested in having a private Scrappy Hour event? No problem! We host private Scrappy Hour Parties as well! For the same rate of $25 per person, you can have your own private Scrappy Hour Event. 12 person minimum. 20 person maximum. Great for bridal parties, birthday parties, or just for fun!

Shades of Goldfish, curated by Lindsay Metivier with artists Celia Gray, Charles Chace & Meg Stein
SPECTRE ARTS, 1004 Morning Glory Ave. Durham
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m., on view through March 2

“Shades of Goldfish” is an exhibition that brings together three artists who assign color an important role in their work. Charles Chace, Celia Gray and Meg Stein use color in their processes in very different ways, creating unique sensory experiences for the viewers of their works. Color is a language that is seen. Attempting to communicate a color through written or verbal language will always fall short. Color is a physical presence embedded within the formal and conceptual elements of each artists’ work. This exhibition creates a situation in which the viewer can interpret the language of color from multiple vantage points, situating themself between three distinct processes where color often dominates. In the gallery space color reverberates between artists’ works. Rhythm, pattern and visual echos will surface as viewers engage with the exhibition. Shades of Goldfish asks us to consider and reconsider ways of thinking about and experiencing color and how filtering it through sight can ignite personal associations they have to memories and sensations such as sound, taste, and smells.

Exploring Traditional Photographic Process, Orange County Landscapes by Holden Richards
Through This Lens, 303 E. Chapel Hill St., Durham
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m., on view through March 10

Also on view: “Bullish on Photography: Scenes from Durham since 2000” and “Selected Works by Karen Klinedinst.”


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