Your guide to Third Friday in Durham

Published Mon, May 14, 2012 08:40 AM
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See work by Matt Tomko and others at Studio 123 in Golden Belt. Courtesy of Matt Tomko

Submitted by Melissa Howsam — Correspondent

Third Friday - May 18, 2012

STUDIO 123 AT GOLDEN BELT: Light and Reflections, 6 to 9 p.m. Runs through May.

"Light ... filtered through glass, mirrored on water, colors bouncing from plate to pomegranate or in the reflection of an eye. From Granny Smith apples to the Big Apple, this show highlights, well ... light. Guest-artist Bob Nocek's photographs feature cityscapes and landscapes, often using darkness as the setting to illuminate his bright themes. Chad Hughes will be discussing his translucent and transparent subjects, while Matt Tomko is featuring several pieces using water to reflect his love of Duke Gardens."

— Matt Tomko, artist, Studio 123 |

LABOURLOVE GALLERY: Open Gallery Reception, 6 to 9 p.m. | The Art of Cool Project "After-Hours" Concert Series, 9 p.m. to midnight.

"Come meet the artists of LabourLove Collective this third Friday! Stay late and see the Mint Julep Jazz Band bring swing to Durham!"

— Kelly Dew, creative director, LabourLove Gallery

Note: Tickets for The Mint Julep Jazz Band available at

BULL CITY ARTS COLLABORATIVE/HORSE & BUGGY PRESS - UPFRONT GALLERY: "Maji Moto: Dispatches from a Drought," 6 to 9 p.m. Runs until June 29.

Photographs and Lyrical Essays by Courtney Fitzpatrick - A 2012 Horse & Buggy Press Book

"This exhibit is the result of a yearlong collaboration between Horse & Buggy Press and Durham scientist and artist Courtney Fitzpatrick. Included in the exhibit are framed photographs, limited-edition giclee/letterpress broadsides, a large-scale text installation and copies of the 88-page, hand-bound, fine-press book edition which is signed by the author/artist."

— Dave Wofford, curator/foyer gallery, BCAC/Horse & Buggy Press |

THE SCRAP EXCHANGE: Green Gallery Exhibit: Art by EJ Greaves, mixed media collage and assemblage using found materials, 6 to 9 p.m. Runs until June 9.

"Durham artist EJ Greaves uses a myriad of colorful found materials to create mixed-media assemblage and collage art that entices the viewer to play the 'I-Spy' game!"

— Ruth Warren, marketing and promotions coordinator, The Scrap Exchange

THE CARRACK MODERN ART: "Calabash at the Carrack," featuring the artwork of Jamie B. Wolcott, 7 to 11 p.m. Runs until May 24, with live music May 17-20.

"'Calabash at the Carrack,' an exhibit of artwork by local poster-artist and illustrator Jamie B. Wolcott, includes a four-day weekend of live music, film, theater and magic! Expect appearances by Curtis Eller, Beloved Binge, New Town Drunks, Django Haskins, Crystal Bright, Steph Stewart, Magician Michael Casey, Jim Haverkamp, Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern and more."

— Laura Ritchie, gallery director, The Carrack Modern Art

Note: Music starts at 8 p.m. Find more info and complete schedule at

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: "On Wings of Prayer" Unweavings® by Laurie Wohl, 6 to 8 p.m. Runs until May 25.

"'The Unweavings(R)' exhibit comprises 19 tapestries that will be on display throughout the church building. Combining Hebrew, Greek and English calligraphy and the artist's own iconography, the hangings emphasize the 'threads that bind,' and the unity of the Old and New Testament stories."

— Laurie Wohl, artist

Note(s): The exhibit is open to the public Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. (exception being Third Friday). Appointments available outside of those hours by contacting Lyn at 919.688.3960.

LIBERTY ARTS FOUNDRY: "The Iron Show at Liberty Arts," 5:30 to 9 p.m.

"May 18, Liberty Arts will be hosting a show of iron works, at their new location in the Golden Belt district, at Cordoba Center for the Arts, 923 Franklin St. Many of the exhibited (and for sale) works were produced at a fantastic iron-pour held earlier this month in Moncure, N.C., a spectacular, dramatic scene, at the Moncure Museum of Art that took place May 5."

— Aaron Mandel of Clarion Content, promotional coordinator for Liberty Arts


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