Submitted by Melissa Howsam — Correspondent
PLEIADES GALLERY: "Meta-Crylic Vibration: Artwork by Darius Quarles and Renee Leverty," 6 to 8 p.m. Runs until Oct. 27.
Pleiades Gallery is excited to feature new works by painter Darius Quarles and sculptor Renee Leverty. The show "Meta-Crylic Vibration is a fusion of high-energy art in two- and three-dimensional media that is sure to delight your aesthetics and stimulate your senses. Be sure to experience the work of these dynamic artists.
Kimberly Wheaton, co-founder, Pleiades Gallery
LABOURLOVE GALLERY: Reception for LabourLove Artists and Durham's "Best of the Best" bronze winner, Beth Palmer! 6 to 9 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Come join us for Third Friday events and meet our artists and help congratulate artist, Beth Palmer, for winning the Durham Magazine bronze award for "Best of the Best" in the artist category! LabourLove Gallery is a collective of North Carolina artists and designers located in Golden Belt. LabourLove currently has wall and shelf spaces available! 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
GREEN GALLERY AT THE SCRAP EXCHANGE: HAUNTED MOON acrylic paintings on found wood by Jerris Gibbs, 6 to 9 p.m. Runs until Nov. 9.
Ghostly, angelic women cloaked in mist, tarot themes and Appalachian magic come together in paintings on found wood. Artist Jerris Gibbs paints mystical figures that blur gender lies and erase masculinity, invoking mythological and quasi-iconic themes.
Ruth Warren, participating artist, and marketing and promotions coordinator/online sales coordinator, The Scrap Exchange
SPECTRE ARTS: "Body, Geography and the Plants that Heal," by Margaret Porter Daniel, Mixed-Media, 6 to 9 p.m. Runs until Dec. 7.
The direction of the installation and workshops is to establish connection, a bonding with the Earth, which is referred to as biophilia and to open the door to biognosis. The maps and artwork are assembled from found papers, donated and discarded supplies. All the materials in this exhibit are found or recycled. Nothing is wasted.
Alicia Lange, director, SPECTRE Arts
BULL CITY ARTS COLLABORATIVE: "Bending Sticks: The Sculpture of Patrick Dougherty," 6 to 9 p.m. Photographs celebrating the art of NC native Dougherty and the DVD release of the documentary: on view until Nov. 8.
BCAC co-founder Kenny Dalsheimer curated this selection of photographs celebrating the art of North Carolina-native Patrick Dougherty. The exhibit coincides with the DVD release of the new film Bending Sticks: The Sculpture of Patrick Dougherty on Oct. 19. Co-directed by Penelope Maunsell and Kenny Dalsheimer, Bending Sticks celebrates the 25 year career of internationally renowned environmental artist Patrick Dougherty, who has created hundreds of monumental, site-specific sculptures out of nothing more than saplings. The film follows the artist and his collaborators during a year of stick work and reveals Doughertys process, personal story and inspirations. More info at www.bendingsticksthefilm.com
Dave Wofford, curator/foyer gallery, BCAC/Horse & Buggy Press
FULL FRAME DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL: Third Fridays at the Full Frame Theater, Films start at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. One-time film screening.
Our Third Friday film series continues with Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin's, PUSSY RIOT A PUNK PRAYER. This event takes place at the Full Frame Theater located at American Tobacco and is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and first come, first served. The public is now able to reserve a ticket(s) via Eventbrite on the day of the screening. Seating is limited and first come, first serve.
Please keep in mind that Full Frame's Third Friday event is part of an ongoing films series. The final film in the series will screen on Nov. 15.
Lani Simeona, Artist and Communications Manager, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
DURHAM ART GUILD: Includes four events:
Room 100 (Golden Belt): The Heart & The Heavy, by DAG member artist Heather Evans Smith, 6-9 p.m. On view until Oct. 28.
Heather Evans Smith is an award-winning fine art and conceptual portrait photographer based in Winston-Salem, N.C. Her work captures both the everyday and the whimsical, telling stories of women and struggle, reality and the surreal. Smiths work has been featured in solo and joint exhibitions, magazines, literary journals and online publications. She conducts creativity workshops around the country. Recently, she was chosen as winner of Ron Howards Project Imaginat10n. In the fall of 2013 her winning image will be brought to life in a short film directed by Jamie Foxx.
Heather Evans Smith, Durham Art Guild
SUNTRUST GALLERY: 59th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, 5 to 7 p.m. Runs until Nov. 9.
The Durham Art Guild presents 96 works of art by 59 member and non-member community artists juried by Edie Carpenter of the Greenhill in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Room 121 (Golden Belt): "Bubble Trouble," 6 to 9 p.m. Runs until Oct. 18.
Imagine an adult-size ball pit filled with hundreds of red balloons. For October Third Friday, Studio 121 will house a joint project between DAG and the Artists at Golden Belt. Come experience Bubble Trouble: an interactive site-specific installation centered around FUN. Bubble Trouble is based off of an installation experienced by Golden Belt Artist Heather Gordon in Vermont in 2011. The original installation was created by Brooklyn based artist Matthew Callinan. We have received Matthews blessing to attempt a variation of this installation in Studio 121.
Room 119 (Golden Belt): "Message in a Bottle" by Helen Seebold and Erin Lawler, 6 to 9 p.m. Runs until Dec. 31.
The Durham Art Guild is partnering with Durham Storefront Project for an installation in studio 119 from September through December, 2013. One of the DSP artist teams, comprised of DAG member artists Helen Seebold and Erin Lawler, will be creating an interactive site‐specific installation, Message in a Bottle, as part of the Fall 2013 DSP series. Exploring art and storytelling in a public setting, "Message in a Bottle" will invite the public to create their own works of art by painting a glass bottle and leaving a message in it. The bottles will be added together to create a large sculptural installation in the windows of Golden Belt Studio 119. For those that have little time or desire to paint, paper strips will be available for messages that will then be added to a pre-painted bottle by Helen or Erin.
Katie Seiz, Gallery Director, Durham Art Guild
THE CARRACK MODERN ART: "RED DOT Community Art Exhibit," 6 to 10 p.m. One night only.
"RED DOT" is a community exhibit that features small affordable works of art donated to support The Carrack and priced and sold by size at $25, $50 and $75. The reception is free and open to the public and includes a photo booth, music by DJ Mike B, wine and food from local business (including Monuts!). This is part of The Carrack's 2nd Annual Fundraiser.
Laura Ritchie, gallery director, The Carrack Modern Art
COMMUNECOS RECYCLIQUE: "Re-imagining Relationships," by Ruth Backstrom & Kay JoynerThird in a Series of Interactive Discussions on building healthy communities, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
There are a number of forces in our culture that have worked against cultivating our naturally collaborative and caring nature. Identity politics has led to unrelenting culture wars that prevent us from expressing vulnerability, experiencing authentic intimacy and working together for a shared vision. Join us for a short video on the strength of vulnerability and a discussion of how to cultivate the collaborative relationships and healthy communities we long for.
Sandy Smith-Nonini, coordinator, Communecos Recyclique
Note: Event is free, but a hat is passed for donations. No one will be turned away.
THROUGH THIS LENS GALLERY: Artists' Reception for "Comparative Figures" by Bill McAllister and Sam Wang, 6 to 9 p.m. Runs through Nov. 9.
This work is easy to look at, but provides substance beyond immediate impression. The exhibition is made up of 39 artist-made photographic prints. One pair of photographs, in particular, helps the viewer connect two worlds: One of Wangs prints shows the model and McAllister working together to create an image. Just beside that print, is the result of McAllisters work from that same moment. In this pair of carefully composed images, the time-space connection, while always present but not obvious, is clearly shown. Many of the works on display will be called beautiful, but that claim should not put off the serious viewer. All the desired complexity is within reachtime spent looking, and a little imagination, reveals all. Techniques include hand-coated platinum, platinum over cyanotype, gelatin-silver and archival pigment prints. One of Sam Wangs handmade cameras is also on display.
Roylee Duvall, gallery director, Through This Lens
LIBERTY ARTS SCULPTURE STUDIO & FOUNDRY: "Beyond the Sun," 6 to 9 p.m. Runs until Nov. 15.
An intensely personal collection of large steel and cast iron sculptures from Liberty Artist Tripp Jarvis. Tripp used a low point in his life to channel his emotions into creativity through his sculptor's hands. The results are stunning.
Jackie MacLeod, Liberty Arts
STUDIO 123 AT GOLDEN BELT: "The Art of Poultry," 6 to 9 p.m. One night only.
Chickens in Artour friends from the Bull City Coop Tour are bringing their feathered friends to Third Friday at Golden Belt. There is a long history of painting animals, and chickens have been featured in art for centuries. Come to see the birds and the beautiful art that was inspired by them.
Matt Tomko, artist, Studio 123