December Third Friday guide

Published Mon, Dec 17, 2012 11:27 AM
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Susan Frosch "Abstract To Reality." Courtesy of Susan Frosch

Submitted by Melissa Howsam — Correspondent

LABOURLOVE GALLERY: 30% off Holiday Sale at LabourLove starts this Third Friday! Bull City Craft will have a holiday craft table set up, 6 to 9 p.m. Sale will end Dec. 21 at 9p.m.

LabourLove Gallery is having a 30% off Holiday Sale! This sale includes all work by participating artists! Over 30 artists are participating in this sale! Come meet and greet the artists of LabourLove, and enjoy making a free holiday craft with our friends at Bull City Craft. 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

— 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.

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 includes over 20 beautifully restored (inside and out) radios from the 1930s-1950s, including brands like Philico, Emerson, Sentinel and Howard, that were familiar brand names to American consumers and households during the pre- and postwar eras. All have been carefully chosen and expertly restored by Bob Gordon.

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

LIBERTY ARTS FOUNDRY: Bronze Pour Revealed, 6 to 9 p.m. Runs for one month.

There’s nothing hotter than molten metal, so come check out some of the sizzling work created by Liberty Artists at the bronze pour at our pavilion in Durham Central Park. Molds used in the making will be there, too, along with participating artists to explain everything you ever wanted to know about how it was done.

— Jackie MacLeod, via Liberty Arts

COMMUNECOS RECYCLIQUE: Solstice Pot-Luck, 6 to 8 p.m.

We're celebrating the Solstice and survival of the Mayan apocalypse with a potluck in the EcoLounge, featuring local brews, mulled wine and whatever seasonal fare you good folk bring [winter veggies, nuts and dried fruit welcome!]. Everyone bring something to share, and come prepared with a short story, song, poem or parlor trick to share—we’ll pass the stick for entertainment. And we’ll save some leftover goodies and hot drinks for Saturday shoppers.

— Sandy Smith-Nonini, coordinator, Communecos Recyclique

DURHAM ART GUILD: Includes four main events:

Room 100: “DAG Illustrated,” 6-9 p.m. Runs until Dec. 30. Award Presentation will take place at 7:30 p.m.

“DAG Illustrated” in an exhibition to help promote the freshness of energy currently shooting through the organization. These Illustrated posters were created for the Durham Art Guild by four talented local artists: Ian McClerin, FRANCO, Jamie B. Wolcott and Jay Brown.

Suntrust Gallery: Members Holiday Market, 5-7 p.m. On view through Dec. 28.

It is that giving time of year again, when the spirit of the holidays surrounds us! Durham Art Guild is showcasing just under 100 pieces of artwork by 53 member artists, all priced under $250 for gift-giving this holiday season.

DAC Building: 6-9 p.m. All three following exhibits run until Jan. 6.

David Baker: “The Industrial Revolution and Its Results,” in the Allenton Gallery; Matthew Litteken: “Walking on the Bellies of Our Lusts,” in the Semans Gallery; and Nuno Gomes: “Long Play,” in the Ella Fountain Pratt Legacy Gallery

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

the BASEMENT gallery: “Abstract to Reality: How to Save a Life, a Fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation,” 6 to 10 p.m. Runs until Jan. 1.

It's easy to look at something in the abstract. It registers, yet doesn't quite hit home. Abstract: Jonah, age 3, was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes one year ago. Reality: In the year since his diagnosis, he's had his fingers pricked over 5000 times. OVER 5000 TIMES! Join us for a fun, family-friendly event with art, music, artist demonstrations and a unique silent auction to bring attention to this great cause.

— Susan Frosch, owner, the BASEMENT gallery

THE SCRAP EXCHANGE: “Living Wage Art,” Pop Art on Cardboard by Dan-o Parrish in the Green Gallery at The Scrap Exchange, 6 to 10 p.m. Runs until Jan. 12.

“Living Wage Art” features spontaneous pop-art illustrations and images drawn or painted on cardboard, and then priced at a minimum-wage labor rate, plus the cost of materials. “I believe in the democratizing power of interesting, intelligent and affordable art,” explains artist Dan-o Parrish.

— Ruth Warren, marketing and promotions coordinator/online sales coordinator, The Scrap Exchange


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