Submitted by Melissa Howsam — Correspondent
THE MORNING TIMES: Study: Mixed Media Works by Brandon Cordrey, 7 to 11 p.m. Runs until the end of the month.
Brandon Cordrey is a Raleigh-based artist working mainly in mixed-media collage. He received his bachelors in fine art in painting and drawing from East Carolina University in 2010. He currently works at Flanders Art Gallery and the Visual Art Exchange.
Casey Porn, gallery manager, The Morning Times
BLAKE STREET SHOPS AND STUDIOS: Dads & Heroes, 6 to 10 p.m. Runs until Nov. 26.
Our November show features the renown pop-surrealist art of David K. Rose. His gritty and humorous work features monsters, luchadores and superheroes. And saxophonist Ron Baxter will be playing his signature tunes that run the gamut from serene to boisterous.
Jenn Hales, gallery manager, Blake Street Studios
LOCAL COLOR GALLERY: Remember, Remember The First Of November, 6 to 9 p.m. Runs until the end of the month.
The artist has created some bold, unconventional yet fun watercolorsto bring fine art into homes for a reasonable pricewhile pushing the envelope of how watercolors are traditionally employed."
Adrien Montoya, manager, Local Color Gallery
NICOLES STUDIO AND ART GALLERY: Art of the Landscape, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Runs until the end of the month.
Lori Putnam & Jean Grunewald exhibit their uniquely exquisite works taking the Art of the Landscape to a new level. These scenic depictions in the style of American Impressionism range from a whimsical old farmhouse to large-scale drama of Victoria Falls. Both artists travel extensively and paint en plein air around the world.
Nicole White Kennedy, gallery owner, Nicoles Studio and Art Gallery
GALLERY C: Pablo Picasso: Original Etchings & Lithographs from 1927 to 1964, 6 to 9 p.m. Runs until the end of the month.
Pablo Picasso is known to be the greatest painter and most innovative sculptor of the 20th century; he was also its foremost printmaker. He was hailed for his great number of innovative techniques used in producing his original graphics. All works in this exhibition have been identified and referenced to the catalogue raisonne by Georges Bloch. Gallery C presents 13 original etchings and lithographs for public view and sale.
Charlene Newsom, owner, Gallery C
ARTSPACE: Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. First Friday reception kicks off at 6 p.m. Suggested donation $5. Includes four main events:
Gallery One: Thought Maps & Ladders, Ray Duffey & Becky Joye (Gallery One), Sept. 14-Nov. 9.
Come see the Thought Maps & Ladders exhibition featuring artwork by artists Ray Duffey and Becky Joye before it ends! Duffey is an artist who explores the relationships between wood, sculpture and furniture. His current sculptural series combine refined woodworking with the rough quality of reclaimed scrap material to create a relationship between vessel-like forms and their support structures. Joye's amusement parks are set in stark, horizonless spaces that are colored with a dizzying range of rich, flat paint shades and collaged fabric and thread. Viewers are welcome to relish her return to youthful euphoria with a gondola, a series of islands, an elaborate network of chutes, a roller coaster, swings and other delights crafted expressly for the delight of our eyes.
Gallery Two and Education Room: Artspace Collectors Gala Live & Silent Auction Art Preview, Nov. 1-23, with Artspace Collectors Gala, Saturday, Nov. 23, 6 to 11 p.m.
This November First Friday the Collectors Gala Live Auction artwork can be previewed in Gallery 2 at Artspace from 6 to 10 p.m. and First Friday guests are invited to vote on their favorite for the People's Choice Award. All the Silent Auction artwork will be on view in the Education Room from 6 to 10 p.m. and bidding on Silent Auction artwork will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase to attend the Collectors Gala evening event on Saturday, Nov. 23! The annual Collectors Gala benefits Artspace artists and exhibitions, educational programming and community outreach.
Lobby: How to Fold My Heart: Three Mothers, Daughters, & Wives - Heather Gordon, through Nov. 30.
Heather Gordon's new works combine theories of geometric folding patterns, geographic locations and personal history to create a method for making origami crease diagrams. The works comprising Three Mothers, Daughters, and Wives spring from her series, How to Fold My Heart. Using the birthplaces and residence locations for Gordon's grandmother, Sue Bergemeyer, and her daughters, Jackye Brooks and Elizabeth Gordon (the artist's mother), she created a small set of spatially related data used as a springboard to create the final diagrammatic works. As a new parent, Gordon invites us to meditate on our own shifting, contextual identities, as she considers her new role as mother.
Upfront Gallery: Trial by Fire II - Eric McRay, Nov. 1-30.
Artspace features new collage works by Artspace Artists Association member Eric McRay. About the collage technique, he says, Collage, one of the major innovations of modern art, is an artist inserting pieces of the real world into a constructed one. McRay injects impromptu invention in the construction of his collages, which include such materials as painted papers, photographic reproductions, snippets of photographs, scraps of fabric, elements from magazines, cut & torn paper, water-media and acrylic paints. The different materials of everyday existence are edited, sliced and reassembled into amazingly new images on paper, board or canvas. These constructed worlds pull the viewer into a new reality. Collage empowers McRay to push the boundaries that allow the real world to infiltrate a painting, dissolve the conventions that separate art and life, high art and popular culture.
Mary Poole, executive director, Artspace
FLANDERS GALLERY: (Exhibit one) Holly Fischer: Duality. (Exhibit two) Out of Tradition: work by Anne Lemanski, Andrea Donnelly & Robin Johnston. Both 6 to 9 p.m. Runs until Dec. 30.
Duality, in the front gallery, features sculpture and paintings by Holly Fischer. Out of Tradition, in the main gallery, features conceptual artworks made from traditional materials, such as woven textiles and sewn paper and fabric.
Kelly McChesney, director, Flanders Gallery
DESIGNBOX: Sea by the Lighthouse by Paul Friedrich, 6 to 10 p.m. Through Nov. 23.
Says the artist: I have taken an American classic, the Seaside Lighthouse paintings, as seen in every coastal motel and beach house and made them his own in this new series of paintings, "Sea by the Lighthouse."
Paul Friedrich, artist, designbox
LITMUS GALLERY & STUDIOS: ANYTHING GOES 2013, 6 to 9 p.m. Closing Reception, Dec. 6, 6 to 9 p.m.
This exhibit contains the works of over 35 artists and will showcase an outstanding range of original visual art in traditional, contemporary and avant-garde creations. It provides a range of varying treatments that challenge traditional practices of visual art and incorporates varied media such as paintings, photography, sculpture and mixed-media.
Attendees at the Nov. 1, 2013, opening reception will determine the Peoples Choice Award, by voting for their favorite works of art.
James Fatata, director, Litmus Gallery & Studios
VANNESS & FELLOWS GALLERY AND TATTOO BOUTIQUE: Layered Visions - a show exploring the idea of spontaneity, 6 to 9 p.m. Runs through the end of December.
Local artist Garrett Scales offers new works in his show "Layered Visions." In his newest collection, Scales explores the idea of spontaneity.
Mark VanNess, Owner VanNess & Fellows Gallery and Tattoo Boutique
OAK CITY COFFEE ROASTERS: Jacob and Candice Acoustic Selections, 6 to 9 p.m. One night only.
Jacob Dixon and Candice Young will be playing live acoustic cover sets of their favorite songs from Drew and Ellie Holcomb, John Mayer, The Civil Wars, and others.
- Candice Young, artist, Oak City Coffee Roasters
FISH MARKET STUDENT GALLERY: Gill-Sans: A Type Exhibition, 7 to 11 p.m. Open for First Friday.
This First Friday, the Fish Market Student Gallery will be showing student work featuring typography as the main focus. We will also be exhibiting an interactive installation called immersiVerse.
Ryan Grady, Director of the Fish Market Student Gallery.
CAM RALEIGH: FREE First Friday at CAM Raleigh, 6 to 10 p.m.
Nov. 1 FREE First Friday at CAM Raleigh sponsored by First Tennessee Bank includes the spectacular Surveying the Terrain exhibition, hands-on make and take art in the New Creation Station, Middle School Docents, pop-up performances with Gospel Recording Artist Mary D Williams, food trucks and lots of fun.
via CAM Raleigh
LGBT CENTER OF RALEIGH: Robin Perron, 6 to 9 p.m. Runs through Dec. 1.
Robin Perron creates acrylic works on canvas inspired by everyday living, everyday surroundings and the colors of life. She says: My soul finds absolute peace while I am painting and the utmost satisfaction upon the last brush stroke.
via LGBT Center of Raleigh
HIGH COTTON: First Annual High Cotton Collegiate Design Competition, 6 to 9 p.m. Runs through Jan. 3.
This year marks the First Annual High Cotton Collegiate Design Competition. High Cotton's hope is to give students an opportunity to experience the process of design and production as it applies to the fashion industry. The winner's design will be printed on fabric and will become a bow tie for High Cotton's 2014 spring line. The competition was open to students in the College of Design and College of Textiles at NCSU. Visit High Cotton's Downtown Raleigh Showroom to view the designs of eight finalists and vote for your favorite - now through Jan. 3rd, 2014.
Mallorie Moore, Marketing Manager, High Cotton