October Third Friday Durham art walk guide

Brian Gonzales' "Machine Dream" is part of the Durham Art Guild's 61st Annual Juried Exhibition. Brian Gonzales' "Machine Dream" is part of the Durham Art Guild's 61st Annual Juried Exhibition.

Art exhibits and events on the Third Friday art walk, October 16 in Durham.

Carolina Writers at Home: Photographs by Rob McDonald from the Hub City Press book Carolina Writers at Home
BCAC Upfront Gallery, 401-B Foster St.
Third Friday opening reception and book release party: 6 to 9 p.m., on view through Nov. 13.

With photographer Rob McDonald; Hub City publisher Betsy Teter; editor Meg Reid; writers Zelda Lockhart, Bronwen Dickey, and Dorianne Laux; and other special guests.

“From Beaufort to Boone and a dozen places in between, this book is a rich collection of true stories showcasing the houses where some of the most notable Southern authors–including Jill McCorkle, Nikky Finney, Allan Gurganus, Clyde Edgerton and Michael Parker–have forged their writing lives. The homes in these 25 essays range from the classic bungalow and midcentury-modern ranch house to wilder locales: a church, a trailer and a sparsely-inhabited barrier island. Alongside the essays, Rob McDonald’s evocative photographs capture the writers in their habitat, preserving their distinct personalities as well as the particular character of the house and place they inhabit.”

Rob McDonald and curator Dave Wofford of Horse & Buggy Press have collaborated on two book projects to date (Birdhouses, Poplar Forest).

Pauli Murray: Imp, Crusader, Dude, Priest
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 Dec. 12.

Fancy Realities
Durham Art Guild (Room 100 Gallery at Golden Belt Building 3), 807 E. Main St.
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m., on view through Nov. 1

The Durham Art Guild presents “Fancy Realities,” featuring new ceramic installation by DAG member artist Anna Wallace.

61st Annual Juried Exhibition (closing reception)
Durham Art Guild SunTrust Gallery, Durham Arts Council Building, 120 Morris St.
Third Friday closing reception: 5 to 7 p.m., on view through Oct. 17.

The Durham Art Guild presents the 61st Annual Juried Exhibition featuring 67 works by 50 artists selected by this year’s distinguished juror Alice Gray Stites, museum director and chief curator of 21c Museum Hotels.

Third Fridays — Part of The Full Frame Road Show Presented by PNC: THE WOLFPACK directed by Crystal Moselle
The Full Frame Theater, 320 Blackwell St., in the Power Plant at the American Tobacco Campus
Third Friday reception: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m., no late seating. One night only, free screening)

Question Bridge: Black Males
Power Plant Gallery, 320 Blackwell St., American Tobacco Campus, in front of the tall white water tower
Third Friday reception: 5 to 8 p.m., refreshments will be served, on view through Nov. 21.

“Question Bridge: Black Males” is a five-channel documentary-styled video art installation by Chris Johnson, Hank Willis Thomas, Bayete Ross Smith and Kamal Sinclair, exploring critically challenging issues within the African-American male community.

Made in Durham, Photography by Justin Cook
Through This Lens, 303 E. Chapel Hill St.
Third Friday Reception: 6-9 p.m., on view through Nov. 14

Neo-Pre-Post-Contra-Para-Anti-Hyper-Pro-Trans-Ultra-Photography, Curated by elin o’Hara slavick
Spectre Arts, 1004 Morning Glory Ave.
Third Friday Reception: 6 to 9 p.m., on view through Nov. 7

“Neo-Pre-Post-Contra-Para-Anti-Hyper-Pro-Trans-Ultra-Photography” is inspired by Thomas McEvilley’s essay on Wolfgang Laib in which he explains the notion of Neo-Pre-Post-Modern. Curated by elin o’Hara slavick, this exhibit includes a wealth of photographers from inside and outside of the Triangle region as a part of the Click! Festival, a month of Photography in the Triangle area.

Mosaic Glass Designs by Alicia Ortiz
Exotique Boutique and Art Gallery, 319 West Main St. Durham
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m.

Nancy Tuttle May, Artist Reception
Alizarin Gallery, 119 West Main Street (upstairs)
Third Friday Reception: 6 to 9 p.m., on view through October 30

Nancy’s current work is on canvas – mixed media with acrylic, gold leaf, oil sticks, pumice, marble dust, silk tissue and collage elements. Intense color continues to be the core of her process – sometimes brilliant, other times muted with hues hinting at the mystery of the process. A Wake Forest University graduate, Nancy has studied at several universities worldwide including in Italy and France.


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