Durham Third Friday Guide

BCAC Open studios and Exhibit: ‘MUSE’
Bull City Arts Collaborative
, 401-B Foster St.
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m., on view through April 24.

A book release celebration and exhibit of photographs by Gail Goers. BCAC members will have work on display and for sale.

‘Warmed Over Sue Realism,’ collages by Jim Kellough
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 14.

‘Breathing Back: A Meditation Chorus’
The Carrack
, 111 West Parrish St.
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 pm, on view through February 28.

‘Earthly Delights,’ featuring new works by DAG member artist Julie Cardillo
Durham Art Guild, Room 100 Gallery
, Golden Belt, 807 E. Main St.
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m., on view through March 3.

21st Annual Sweet Arts Art Auction and Fundraiser Preview Showcase featuring 74 donated works of art by DAG member and other community artists
Durham Art Guild, SunTrust Gallery
, 120 Morris St.
Third Friday reception: 5 to 7 p.m., February 20 is the donating artist appreciation party and preview for our annual art auction and fundraiser; on view leading up to the gala event on February 27.

OFF THE RADAR presents ‘REVERENCE,’ paintings by Gemynii
Building 3 @ Goldenbelt,
807 East Main Street
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m.

Rachel ‘Gemynii’ Alexis currently lives and works in Durham. In January of 2013, she began to formally exhibit her work. Since that time she has shown her work in a variety of venues including Pitch Media Gallery, The Market Street Coffeehouse, Duke University Hospital, Golden Belt, Winston Salem State University, The Brooklyn Swirl, Blue Coffee Cafe, and Busboys & Poets.

In September of 2013, Gemynii became apart of the international art collective RAW. Over the last year and a half, she has showcased with RAW three times as a featured visual artist and was recognized as a Director’s Highlight at the 5th annual RAW awards. In July 2014, Gemynii exhibited work at Brooklyn’s RAW show Communique as well as two additional shows in the in Brooklyn area. In December of 2014 she also placed 2nd in The Oak City Art Battle in Downtown Raleigh.

‘Underground’—ant farms, subways or the subconscious
Pleiades Gallery
, 109 E. Chapel Hill St.
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m.

Underground is a show by resident Pleiades artists about all the ways we interpret “underground”: hidden, illicit, unseen, germinating or growing.

‘Kabul, Afghanistan,’ Photographs by James Longley
Power Plant Gallery/Full Frame Theater
, 320 Blackwell St., Power Plant Building, Suite 100, American Tobacco Campus
Third Friday closing reception: 5 to 8 p.m.

‘Silent Parade…or The Soul Rebels Band vs. Robert E. Lee,’ Video by William Cordova
SPECTRE Arts
, 1004 Morning Glory Ave.
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m.

‘The American Tobacco Factory: Reformation of a Factory and a City’ by Michael Rosenberg
Through This Lens
, 303 E. Chapel Hill St.
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m. Please join us in welcoming Rosenberg and his work during the opening reception. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. On view through March 14

“Inanimate objects coalesced with inorganic and organic growth. The cold harsh lighting I found in the near windowless Strickland and Fowler buildings contrasted with the warm glowing light coming through windows in the Old Bull building on a late winter day. Inexplicably the huge boilers of the Lucky Strike Powerhouse seemed alive, the light from an open doorway highlighting the coal chutes and rocker arms.   It was surprising to find a lone office chair sitting among debris and dirt facing an open doorway bathed in the light of the setting sun, as though anticipating the return of people to their work.”

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