Art exhibits and events during the Third Friday Art Walk on March 16 in Durham.
The Found Object Collection: Collages by Sam Lasris and works on paper by Hendrika Vande Kemp
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 April 14
March Third Friday at the Durham Arts Council
Durham Arts Council, Semans Gallery, 120 Morris St.
Third Friday reception: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; on view through March 8
March Third Friday at the Durham Arts Council marks the opening-night celebration for a new group exhibit in the Semans Gallery: “Rise Of The Phoenix – El Ascenso de La Fenix.” Presented by Artist Studio Project, “Rise Of The Phoenix – El Ascenso de La Fenix” is anchored by work from Sarah Elizabeth Cornejo, Felicity Palma and Yuko Nogami Taylor; each artist’s work explores themes surrounding womanhood from distinct perspectives. The exhibit also features a display of 70-plus pieces selected from an open call to the community, arranged to form an honor wall of inspirational women and girls. The exhibit is curated by Rafael A. Osuba and Miguel Rojas-Sotelo for Artist Studio Project. Adjacent to Semans Gallery in the PSI Theater, we’re delighted to welcome Ed Stephenson and the Paco Band, performing live! Family-friendly crafts and light refreshments round out the opening.
Also on view for the evening’s event: the Durham Art Guild will hold its Artist Appreciation Preview Party for Swing Into Spring, in conjunction with their Third Friday reception. Get a glimpse of the sights in store for DAG’s big Swing into Spring Celebration Fundraiser (happening March 30, 6:30-10 p.m.), in the first floor SunTrust Gallery.
While you’re at it, don’t miss the new exhibit in the first floor Allenton Gallery – “Us & Them” by William Paul Thomas. Thomas’s stunning portraits will be on view at this March Third Friday event; the official artist reception for the exhibit will be held during April Third Friday (April 20).
Falling In Love by Vera Reed: Mixed media
Exotique, 319 W. Main St.
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m.; on view through April 18
Undocumented, by Winnie Okwakol
The Carrack, 947 E. Main St.
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m.; on view through March 25
“Undocumented” is a portrait series that explores the lives of nine immigrants from various backgrounds. We’ve transitioned, as a society, from embracing the melting pot fabric of our origins to upholding a single narrative that vilifies immigrants because of their foreign nationality, differences in culture or legal status. My hope is that these portraits will reveal how each life contains a varied compilation of stories; there can be harmony and beauty in our deviations/contrasts.
Eyecentennial – a Solo Exhibit by Neon Artist Nate Sheaffer and Electric Avenue
Pleiades Arts, 109 E. Chapel Hill St.
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m., on view through March 31
Pleiades Gallery in Durham presents “Eyecentennial – A Solo Exhibit by Nate Sheaffer.” We’ve passed street lamps bathing in a sodium halide glow, living our lives beneath their mute, glacial patience. Lenses salvaged from the crusher live on, transformed into ethereal, alien forms much softer than their first lives, bringing color to an increasingly washed-out world. Also on view is Electric Avenue. 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.”
Scrappy Hour – Crafting With Maps
Scrap Exchange, 2050 Chapel Hill Road, Lakewood Shopping Center
Third Friday reception: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
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 cancelled 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!
I was a kid by Marcela Slade (painting, clothing and performance)
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 April 2, 2018
The Durham Art Guild presents “I was a kid” featuring new paintings and clothing by DAG member artist Marcela Slade. “I was a kid” is a series of Expressionist small and large acrylic paintings on canvas conveying the artist’s experience with rape as a child and others that relate or evolved from that experience. Slade wants to raise awareness in our community and help others voice out in order to heal. The opening show on Third Friday includes performance skits with sladesign clothing.
Swing into Spring preview exhibition
Durham Art Guild‘s SunTrust Gallery, Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St.
Third Friday reception: 6 to 8 p.m., on view through March 30
The Durham Art Guild presents a preview exhibition of artworks donated by over 70 local artists. These artworks will be on view leading up to the silent auction during the Swing into Spring celebration fundraiser on March 30 from 6:30-10pm. Come take a look at what will be available at Swing into Spring during 3rd Friday. Then, come celebrate and cultivate the arts in Durham with us on March 30. CLICK HERE for more info on Swing into Spring.
A tangle of branches by Katie King
SPECTRE Arts, 1004 Morning Glory Ave., Durham
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m.