Submitted by Melissa Howsam — Correspondent
GOLDEN BELT, Building 3: Second Annual Twelve by Twelve Show, 6 to 9 p.m. Runs until the end of November.
The Artists at Golden Belt in partnership with Liberty Arts and the Cordoba Arts Center will host the second annual Twelve by Twelve Art Sale & Benefit Concert at the Golden Belt studios in downtown Durham. The event will be a fundraiser for KidZNotes, a Durham-based musical education non-profit organization that fights poverty and encourages positive decision-making by instructing and engaging children in classical orchestral music. The show will offer for sale over 250 unique pieces of fine art, created from more than 40 artists, each measuring 12 inches by 12 inches, and available for $200 and under.
Ross Ford, artist
We enjoyed such a great response last year to this event and we hope to continue to build on the momentum by further engaging the community and supporting arts and culture in Durham. KidZNotes seemed like the perfect fit for what we're trying to do.
Heather Gordon, Golden Belt artist representative
Note: Opens Thu., Nov. 15, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with music by the Beethoven All-Stars & the Eric Hirsh Quartet: free music, free food, free drink ($10 donation requested). Continues Third Friday, free and open to the public, 6 to 9 p.m.
LABOURLOVE GALLERY: Holiday Sale 6 to 9 p.m. Sale runs until Dec. 21.
Beginning this Third Friday, LabourLove will have a 30% off sale! The sale includes all work by participating artists! Over 25 artists are participating in this sale! Come meet and greet the artists of LabourLove and join us in welcoming new artists: painter Karen Archia, fashion designer Belinda Paige Blakley and jewelry designer Anna Maxfield. LabourLove Gallery is a collective of North Carolina artists and designers located in Golden Belt.
Kelly Dew, creative director, LabourLove Gallery
BULL CITY ARTS COLLABORATIVE/HORSE & BUGGY PRESS UPFRONT GALLERY: Making Waves: Restored American Radios from the 30s, 40s, 50s by Bob Gordon, 5 to 9 p.m. Runs until Dec. 21.
Bob Gordon, age 81, of Asheboro, N.C., is a restorer of vintage American tube radios. He specializes in table models made just before and after World War II. This exhibit is a collection of refurbished radios that made brands like Philico, Emerson, Sentinel, and Howard familiar brand names to American consumers and households during the pre and postwar eras. Over 20 radios are on display and for sale. All have been carefully chosen and expertly restored by Bob Gordon and are accompanied by a spec sheet. He and his son, Victor Gordon of Durham, sell vintage radios on their Etsy shop Rockwood Radio.
Dave Wofford, curator/foyer gallery, BCAC/Horse & Buggy Press | bullcityarts.org
DAG SUNTRUST GALLERY: "Durham Art Guild 58th Annual Juried Exhibition," 5 to 7 p.m. Runs until Nov. 23.
This strong and diverse exhibition features 77 DAG member and non-member community artists. Sarah Powers of the Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh was the juror who chose the 97 pieces of artwork now on view in Suntrust Gallery.
Katie Seiz, gallery co-coordinator, Durham Art Guild
LIBERTY ARTS FOUNDRY: Holiday Cheer and Impromptu Participatory Glass Blowing, 6 to 9 p.m. Runs one month.
Impromptu Participatory Glass Blowing with George-Ann Greth will be at the glass oven inside Liberty Arts, welcoming spontaneous students every 15 minutes from 6-9 p.m. Dip it in the fire, spin it round, blow, and walk away awed and amazed, bearing a unique original ornament that you made for your tree! Cost: $25. Also showing original work from all the Liberty Arts artists in metal, glass, hand fabricated and more...
George-Ann Greth, artist, via Liberty Arts
CLAYMAKERS GALLERY: "Line and Rhythm," new pottery from Kent McLaughlin, and Claymakers Holiday Showcase, 6 to 9 p.m. Runs until Jan. 12.
Claymakers is proud to present Kent McLaughlins stoneware and porcelain pottery. Kent lives and works in the mountains of Western N.C., and produces beautifully patterned and wonderfully functional pottery for use in your kitchen and home. The Holiday Showcase includes a large assortment of ceramic work from the Claymakers community. Artists include Charlie Evergreen, Corinne Fox, Deborah Harris, Barbara McKenzie, Elizabeth Paley, Gillian Park, Ronan Peterson, Teresa Pietsch, Savannah Scarbourough, Evelyn Ward and others.
In addition to the opening reception, Claymakers resident artists Roberta Wood, Charlie Evergreen, Courtney Pernell, Nana Abreu and Laura Korch will open their studios to the public, showing sculptural and functional work.
Ronan Peterson, curator, Claymakers Gallery
COMMUNECOS RECYCLIQUE: "Backyard Composting and Vermiculture," 6 to 8 p.m. Runs until Jan. 12.
Join us as Brian Rosa, organic recycling and environmental specialist at the N.C. Department of Environment & Natural Resources, digs into topics such as composting, vermiculture (composting with worms) and bin maintenance. Learn how to turn your vegetable scraps and kitchen waste into black garden gold!"
Sandy Smith-Nonini, coordinator, Communecos Recyclique
MERCURY STUDIO: "ISSISIIS," Reception for Sarah Goetz and Ian McClerin with music from All Your Science, 6 to 9 p.m. Runs through November.
Sarah Goetz and Ian McClerin have taken over the walls of Mercury Studio. Come see her watercolors, his playing cards and their collaborative geometry. Somewhere between passing notes in class and sharing spiritual enlightenment, this exhibition is a synthesis of two artists who've primarily worked alone.
Megan Jones, art director, Mercury Studio
THROUGH THIS LENS GALLERY: "Images of Japanese Mythology," photographs by Seishiro Jay Tomioka, 6 to 9 p.m. Runs through Dec. 31.
In my artwork I seek to illustrate, interpret and re- contextualize mythology in a way that is both accurate and meaningful for people today. I believe that in order to understand who we are now, we must understand who we were in the past. By taking a fresh look at how we viewed ourselves at the dawn of culture, we can recognize previously unnoticed aspects of contemporary life. In the beginning, mankinds struggles were essentially the same: surviving and making sense of a harsh and unpredictable world. Naturally, each culture expressed their experience in narratives that are unique to their particular perspective and universal when seen in a broad context. Thus, myths represent the intersections of nature, society, ritual and the spirit.
Roylee Duvall, director, and Seishiro Jay Tomioka, featured artist, Through This Lens