Here are some of the art exhibits and events going on during the First Friday Art Walk for March 2 in Raleigh.
Artspace March First Friday events
Artspace, 201 E. Davie St
First Friday receptions: All 6 to 10 p.m., FREE
Gallery One: “Re(f)use,” Triangle Book Arts Group, on view through March 3; ARTIST TALK: Thursday, March 1, 7 p.m. Come see the multitude of book art forms in the “Re(f)use” exhibition before the show ends March 3. The Triangle Book Arts Group represents a diverse array of artists who explore and expand the idea of books as art objects through high levels of craftsmanship, innovative techniques and imaginative forms. For this exhibition, 33 participating artists challenged themselves to repurpose existing materials into artistic book forms, guest curated by Janet Guertin.
Gallery Two: “Redress Papers,” Tyler Starr, Opening Reception, on view through April 14. Tyler Starr’s mixed-media works on paper visualize unresolved issues of civil rights in his Redress Papers exhibition. The works are based on extensive investigation of primary documents relating to unsolved Civil Rights era murders. Starr’s project makes a reconstructive use of archives to reevaluate the past’s correlation to the present.
Upfront Gallery + Lobby: “In Other Words,” Libby O’Daniels, Opening Reception, on view through March 31. In this body of work, former Regional Emerging Artist in Residence, Libby O’Daniel creates portraits of nongender conforming people from the Triangle area. Her work integrates painted portraits with audio interviews, presenting the voices of her subjects as part of the work.
Artspace Satellite Exhibition with HQ Raleigh (310 S Harrington St.), “Artspace Satellite Exhibition with HQ Raleigh”: Austin Caskie, contact HQ Raleigh for First Friday Hours, on view through March 31. Don’t miss local artist Austin Caskie’s art series at HQ Raleigh on show until March 31st. Caskie utilizes 3-D models generated through computer programs to distill visual information into abstract compositions, which he then paints. Of his work, Caskie states: “I am working as a printer for the computer who makes the broad creative decisions regarding the work.”
First Friday at CAM Raleigh: “the long sun by Anne Lindberg;” “Textile, Print, and Form: A Lifetime of Magical Experimentations: Zandra Rhodes;” “The Closet Interview: Ann Thaden”
CAM Raleigh, 409 W. Martin St., Warehouse District.
First Friday receptions: All 6 to 10 p.m.
All artists will be present! Plus music by kward, Food trucks, new Creation Station and more!
New Works by Kathy Daywalt
Gallery C, 540 N. Blount St.
First Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m.
Kathy Daywalt is a prolific working artist with 40 years of successful experience in a variety of mediums. Her works have been included in numerous juried exhibitions and one-person shows. These works are in private collections from New York to California.
“Exposed:Nudes in Art,” 30 Local artists showcasing original art interpretations of the nude, seminude and implied nude human form
Litmus Gallery and Studios, 312 W. Cabarrus St.
First Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m., on view through April 25
Throughout history, representation of the human form has been charged with tremendous energy, both positive and negative. Our goal for this annual exhibit is to discover how today’s artists explore and represent the human form. The March 2 reception also features two improvisational dancers and a cellist, directed by Steve Clarke.
Artisan Jewelry Exhibition
Local Color Gallery, 311 W. Martin St.
First Friday reception: 6 to 9:30 p.m., on view through March 31
Join metalsmith Cheryl Foiles for an exhibition of her handcrafted silver, copper and enamel jewelry. Local Color offers the opportunity to meet and interact directly with the artists every First Friday.
“On Press” woodcuts by Ann Conner
The Mahler Fine Art, 228 Fayetteville St.
First Friday reception: 6 to 10 p.m., on view through March 31
“On Press,” an exhibition of woodcut prints by Ann Conner, distinguished North Carolina artist and professor emeritus of University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Conner’s artwork is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Fogg Museum of the Harvard Art Museum; New York Public Library, New York; as well as numerous other public and private collections, including a recent acquisition of eight woodcut suites by the Beinecke Rare Book and Museum Library, Yale.
Book Signing With Terry Roberts
North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E Edenton St.
First Friday reception: 5 to 9 p.m., Free
Join us for a talk and book signing with Terry Roberts, who writes about his family’s roots and the stories of people in Madison County, Western North Carolina. “That Bright Land,” set in the summer of 1866, is the story of a former Union soldier and spy in search of a serial killer who continues to carry out his own private war in the isolated area. “A Short Time to Stay Here” features German POWs who were housed in the Mountain Park Hotel in Hot Springs during World War I.
View our lobby-level exhibits all evening and the Museum Shop (until 8 p.m.); then try samples from Fortnight Brewing, of Cary (while they last), and buy dinner from So Good Pupusas Salvadoran food truck outside!
FIRST FRIDAY “COLOR THE CITY”
Read With Me | A Children’s Book & Art Shop, 111 E Hargett St #110
First Friday reception: 6 to 8 p.m., free
First Friday Art Walk is the perfect night to explore the city! March First Friday, from 6 to 8 p.m., we will have local artist Kelly Miller, who created the fabulous “Raleigh Coloring Book” in our shop. Color with Kelly, and learn how to draw Raleigh’s iconic acorn. “Raleigh Coloring Book” will be available for purchase. What a fun way to experience Raleigh!
“Animals With Flower Crowns,” by Leanne Glace
Retro Modern Furnishings, 300 W. Hargett St., Suite 24 (storefront on Dawson St. next to the Hue)
First Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m., on view through March 30
Leanne Glace is a Raleigh-based artist. Her most recent watercolor series features a variety of wild animals snarling and growling, wearing delicate crowns made of succulents and flowers. Glace, originally from Pittsburgh, moved to North Carolina in 2013 and has been teaching art for the past five years. She works at Envision Science Academy, a charter school located in Wake Forest.
Contemporary South + New Urbanism
VAE, 209 W. Martin St.
First Friday reception: 6 to 10 p.m., on view through March 2
VAE continues exhibition “Contemporary South,” a survey of what artists located in the Regional South are currently creating, and celebrates opening of “New Urbanism” by Robert Aiosa. Additionally, VAE will host a performance by Rhythm Journey NC from 8 to 9:30 p.m., open for visitor participations.
“Things I’m Not” by Cameron Johnson
City Gallery, 118 S. Person St. Raleigh
First Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m.
There will also be live music by Chris Larkin.