Guide to Third Friday Durham

Published Mon, Oct 15, 2012 08:35 AM
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See more by Julia Freifeld at LabourLove during Third Friday. Courtesy of LabourLove Gallery

Submitted by Melissa Howsam — Correspondent

THE CARRACK MODERN ART: Featuring Steven Silverleaf, 7 to 10 p.m. Runs until Oct. 25.

Come join me for a show of Collage and Drawings. This show will also include an on-site, site-specific wall installation titled “Infinite Man.”

— Steven Silverleaf, artist, via The Carrack Modern Art

STUDIO 123 AT GOLDEN BELT: Second Annual ArtOberfest, 6 to 9 p.m. Runs until the end of October.

It's back! Matt and Chad are celebrating their second annual ArtOberfest in Studio 123 at Golden Belt. If you were part of the crowd last year, be sure to join them again to toast another art-filled autumn. Get a sneak preview of the 12x12s they will be showing in November, as well as a few new pet portraits rendered in oil and acrylic!

— Matt Tomko, artist, Studio 123 | matttomkoart.com

LABOURLOVE GALLERY: Open Gallery Reception with new artist Julia Freifeld, 6 to 9 p.m. | The Art of Cool Project “After-Hours” Concert Series with Modus Bone, doors open at 9:30 p.m.

Come meet and greet the artists of LabourLove, and join us in welcoming new artist, Julia Freifeld, painter and portrait artist. Stay late for The Art of Cool's After-Hours Concert with musician Modus Bone, doors open at 9:30. Tickets are available online at theartofcoolproject.com. LabourLove Gallery is a collective of North Carolina artists and designers located in Golden Belt. For more information on our artists or joining the collective, visit our website at labourlove.com.

— Kelly Dew, creative director, LabourLove Gallery

BULL CITY ARTS COLLABORATIVE/HORSE & BUGGY PRESS – UPFRONT GALLERY: “Metal: Adorning the Human Form,” 6 to 9 p.m. Runs until Oct. 27.

Enjoy a four-person metalsmith jewelry exhibit, curated by Tamara Faison (owner/designer, Tagrafa & Co.). Featuring the work of Cheryl Foiles, Jena Matzen, Ndidi Kowalczyk and Tamara Faison, this exhibit shows the many different forms, styles and possible collaborations of metal purposed to "adorn the human form."

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

SOUTHEASTERN COLLEGE ART CONFERENCE: "Where Past Meets Present Collisions (presented by Meredith College)," SECAC Third Friday Reception, 6 to 8 p.m. The annual SECAC conference will take place from Oct. 17-20.

The Southeastern College Art Conference is a nonprofit organization that promotes the study and practice of the visual arts in higher education on a national basis. As part of the conference, SECAC has mounted the 2012 SECAC Annual Juried Exhibition at the Durham Arts Council in the Allenton and Semans Galleries. The exhibition includes the work of 40 artists from 22 states, representing 31 academic institutions, with works in many media.

There is a second exhibit of the work of the Meredith Art Department faculty in the Ella Fountain Pratt Legacy Gallery on the second level of the Arts Council. Both exhibitions show widely varying approaches to the creation of art in many media. The exhibitions are on view now through Oct. 20. There will be a reception during the conference that is open to the public on Third Friday, featuring the Martin Eagle Jazz Trio.

— Beth Mulvaney, chairperson/conference director (and professor of art history at Meredith College), SECAC Conference

ROOM 100 GALLERY AT GOLDEN BELT: "Double Exposure: Peter Filene and Annalee Harkins," 6 to 9 p.m. Runs until Oct. 28.

The Durham Art Guild presents photography by member artists Peter Filene and Annalee Harkins. Both Filene and Harkins use a double exposure layered image technique to create their own versions of very beautiful transient dreamscapes.

— Katie Seiz, gallery co-coordinator, Durham Art Guild

LIBERTY ARTS FOUNDRY: "City Farm," 6 to 9 p.m. Runs for one month.

Among City Farm's large-scale pieces will be a “Sketch in Steel,” inspired by “Major,” downtown Durham’s bronze Bull in the Plaza. The frame is a combination of Major’s original armature, with additional old farm equipment and found metal relics. The work was a collaboration with Liberty Arts artist Mike Waller, who created "Major the Bull." Come see a startlingly different view of our beloved city landmark. Word is there will be other usual and unusual city farm animal sculpture creations arriving with Jonathan, including a life-size horse, a hound, a pig and an exceptionally erudite bug (with a nod to William S. Burroughs).

— Jonathan Bowling, noted Greenville sculptor and collector, via Liberty Arts

THE GREEN GALLERY AT THE SCRAP EXCHANGE: "A Small and Curious Nature," works by Tamara Galiano Bagnell, 6 to 9 p.m. Runs until Nov. 10.

Inspired by the curiosity of her young son, artist Tamara Galiano Bagnell explores how we decipher and relate to the objects and spaces around us, from the early years of life until after we are gone. "Becoming a mother and experiencing my surroundings through the eyes of my 2-year-old son has caused me to re-evaluate the world in ways I never could have imagined," explains Bagnell. Artwork will include assemblage, collage and screen-printing.

— Jonathan Bowling, noted Greenville sculptor and collector, via Liberty Arts

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