January Third Friday guide

Published Mon, Jan 14, 2013 09:47 AM
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Submitted by Melissa Howsam — Correspondent

LABOURLOVE GALLERY: Third Friday Welcoming Reception, 6 to 9 p.m.

LabourLove brings in the new year with new artists with a welcoming reception this third Friday for artists Anna Sircar and Focsi. Come join us in welcoming painter Anna Sircar and graphic design husband-and-wife team, Focsi! LabourLove Gallery is a collective of North Carolina artists and designers located in Golden Belt. LabourLove will have wall and shelf spaces available in February! If you are interested in joining the collective, check out our website and download an application today at labourlove. com.

— Kelly Dew, creative director, LabourLove Gallery

BULL CITY ARTS COLLABORATIVE/HORSE & BUGGY PRESS – UPFRONT GALLERY: “Senior Citizens,” Group art show featuring work in a variety of media by 17 seniors from the Durham School of the Arts, 5 to 9 p.m. On view until March 8.

This show is co-organized by Dave Wofford of Horse & Buggy Press and DSA Art teacher Carolyn Maynard. Students include: Courtney Jacobs, Billie McDowel, Sam Bordley, Alex Buck, Bea Balajonda, Carley Jones, Jonathan Zimmerman, Shakyla Williams, Joya Mandel-Assael, Katherine Stephenson, Katie Stevenson, Dalton Garrett, Rose Anderson, Olivia Luteman, Isaiah Higgs, Davia Young, Kevin Conner.

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

LIBERTY ARTS FOUNDRY: “Making it Happen,” 6 to 9 p.m. Runs for one month.

Liberty Arts Third Friday will feature forging, blowing glass, hot type printing, welding and plasma-cutting demonstrations and interactive events.

— Jackie MacLeod, via Liberty Arts

DURHAM ART GUILD: Includes two main events:

Room 100: Vercingetorix: Evolution of Beautiful Species, 6 to 9 p.m. Runs until Jan. 28

The Durham Art Guild presents the first solo exhibition of 2013 featuring the mixed media artwork of member artist Joe McDonough. During our Third Friday Durham reception take in the art, enjoy refreshments and meet the artist!

Suntrust Gallery: Gregory, Goetz and Waddell, 5 to 7 p.m. On view through Feb. 8.

The Durham Art Guild presents the first exhibition of 2013 featuring artwork by member artists Anne Gregory, Sarah Goetz and Alex Waddell. During our Third Friday Durham reception, take in the art, enjoy refreshments and meet the artists!

— Katie Seiz, gallery director, Durham Art Guild

THE SCRAP EXCHANGE: “Versions,” by Cody Tyler, a collection of mixed-media stories using found or handmade materials in the Green Gallery at The Scrap Exchange, 6 to 9 p.m. Runs until Feb. 8.

“Versions” features art by Cody Tyler. The work includes a collection of mixed-media pieces using found or handmade materials to provide a canvas for drawings and collage art, which Tyler refers to as “stories.” The artist explains, “Every story has many layers, voices, expectations and interpretations. For this collection, I went back to my basics of drawing and collaging. Always collecting and saving scraps of paper, cardboard and wood products, I have made my own canvas to achieve the look and feel I wanted for the layers and versions of each story.”

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

STUDIO 123 AT GOLDEN BELT: Wild About Art, 6 to 9 p.m.

The Artists at Golden belt are teaming up with the Piedmont Wildlife Center with the aim of connecting people and nature. "Wild about Art" will offer Third Friday attendees the chance to see some of our local wildlife up close and learn more about it from a Piedmont Wildlife Center volunteer. Several of the artists will be making donations to PWC based on sales made Friday night.

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

MERCURY STUDIO: "Solitude: Intentional or Otherwise," by Paul Travis Phillips, 6 to 9 p.m. Runs until Feb. 8.

Phillips is a North Carolina painter exploring human connections and disconnections. Speaking about his work, Phillips says, "This study on connection has incongruously led me to focus on isolation. When approaching solitude intentionally, it can breathe life and restoration."
Artists work: bluecanvas.com/paultravis.

— Megan Jones, art director, Mercury Studio

DURHAM ARTS COUNCIL: Third Friday reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Allenton Gallery: “Half-Awake Dream Series” by Chung Chak; Semans Gallery: “Platonicz” by Wendy DesChene; Ella Fountain Pratt Legacy Gallery: “With These Hands: Quilting as a Spiritual Odyssey” by Sauda Zahra. Runs until March 3.

The Durham Arts Council presents three new exhibits in the photographic, digital drawing, and quilting mediums, featuring artists from New Jersey, Alabama and the Triangle area.

— Lindsay Gordon, art services manager, DAC

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