Here’s what you can see during the Third Friday Art Walk in Durham

"Masculinity," a portrait by Nori McDuffie, is part of "Through Eyes of My Own" curated by the Nasher Teen Council at the Durham Arts Council.

Art exhibits and events during the Third Friday Art Walk on June 15 in Durham.

The Walls We Build: (dis)Ability
Pleiades Arts, 109 E. Chapel Hill St., Durham
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m., on view through July 1

Pleiades Arts is excited to partner with artist UNITED in “The Walls We Build,” a Triangle-wide exhibition of art and programming that examines the literal and metaphorical walls we build in our communities and how we can break down the many kinds of barriers that divide us from one another.

The exhibition focus at Pleiades will feature guest artists with a range of special needs and disabilities as well as Pleiades member artists. Guest artists include King N. Godwin, Jamie Robertson, Eduardo Lapetina, Jeffrey Newell, Jennifer Markowitz, and John “Wiley” Johnson, Jr. Our Third Friday reception includes an artist talk and is free and open to the public.

Through Eyes of My Own, an exhibit exploring identity, curated by the Nasher Teen Council
Durham Arts Council, Allenton Gallery, 120 Morris St., Durham
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m.; on view through July 7

Our House, DAC Student & Instructor Exhibition
Durham Arts Council, Semans Gallery, 120 Morris St., Durham
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m.; on view through July 7

Three Quilts, fiber art by Martha Clippinger
Durham Arts Council, Ella Fountain Pratt Legacy Gallery, 120 Morris St.
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m.; on view through August 12

Art Win, by Julia Caston (trophy-sculptures of reuse materials)
Cameron Gallery at The Scrap Exchange, 2050 Chapel Hill Road, Durham
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m., on view through Saturday, July 14

Artist Julia Caston creates trophies for other artists. To win a trophy, self-identified artists must buy Julia a coffee and participate in a conversation with her. During this interaction, Julia forms a vision about how to honor each artist and creates a trophy-sculpture made from upcycled and thrifted materials. Art Win features ten of the most recent trophies which very special artists have won.

See art by Julia Caston in the Cameron Gallery at The Scrap Exchange during Third Friday.


Loud Color Luminous Sound, an interactive noise-making installation by Parasol B
The Carrack, 947 East Main Street, Durham
Third Friday reception: June 15, 6 to 9 .pm.; on view until June 24

Memo from the desk of Curator Kerry Crocker:

Please join me in June for “Loud Color Luminous Sound,” an exhibit of interactive, colorful, noise-making skulpturs and assemblages which were rescued from imminent demise in the parallel timeline which we designate as Timethread “B.” Until recently these artwerks had been misplaced in storage since the time they were transported to my timethread, in late 1971. The artist signed these werks using the name “Parasol.” For the exhibit of these artefakts we will attribute the pieces to Parasol “B.” The artist states through the werk, clearly, that art should be touched, interacted with, played with, to be fully experienced.

Come visit to experience these werks and learn more about their history. Presented by the TimeScience Alliance, Office of Artefakts.

#PPGArtist Rachel Goodwin, open studio
Power Plant Gallery, American Tobacco Campus, 320 Blackwell St., Durham
Third Friday: 12 to 8 p.m.; Rachel is in residence through July 14

#PPGArtists welcomes Rachel Goodwin, a native of New Orleans, and Durham resident. As an artist-in-residence Rachel has 24/7 access to the gallery to use as her studio. The PPG is open select hours for public visits. Join us on Third Friday Durham and view Rachel’s works-in-progress.

Environmental Spiritualism: Honor the Earth
Through This Lens, 303 East Chapel Hill St.
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m.; on view through July 15

Please join us at Through This Lens this Third Friday to see work by fourteen local photographers and a presentation by the Coharie Tribe. The Third Friday opening will feature a dance by Tribal leader Greg Jacobs and members of the Coharie nation. This exhibit is part of the Artist United “The Walls We Build” events taking place in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough throughout the month of June.

Brought to Life
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 June 23

The Durham Art Guild and Student U present ‘Brought to Life,’ an exhibition of art created by local high-school students in collaboration with artist mentors.

In “Brought to Life,” students use the language of the visual arts to reflect on their values, role models and identities while on the verge of adulthood. This is the culminating exhibition of twenty weeks of artistic exploration between five Student U high school students and five Durham Art Guild artists as part of the annual Creative Mentorship Program.

Temporal Cartography
Durham Art Guild‘s SunTrust Gallery, Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St.
Third Friday reception: 6 to 8 p.m., on view through August 11

As Durham careens through a time of unprecedented expansion, artists Tom Dawson and JP Trostle contemplate the changes happening around them in “Temporal Cartography” at the Durham Art Guild. The art exhibit explores the past, present and future of Durham via video, sculpture, maps, photography and performance.

“Temporal Cartography” invites the viewer to consider the effects of short-term thinking, long-term planning and the impact of gentrification and the environment on where we live.


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