Submitted by Melissa Howsam — Correspondent
LABOURLOVE GALLERY: Overstock Holiday Sale with LabourLove Artists and welcome new artist Karin Neuvirth! 6 to 9 p.m. Free and open to the public. Third Friday only!
LabourLove Artists are having an OVERSTOCK Sale the night of Third Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. only! Now is the time to shop for those last-minute gifts, or for yourself! Over 15 artists will be set up with work at discount prices. Don't miss this opportunity. Come enjoy wine, cookies and help welcome painter Karin Neuvirth to the collective!
Kelly Dew, creative director, LabourLove Gallery
GREEN GALLERY AT THE SCRAP EXCHANGE: A Scavenger Chapel Road Adventure: Photography on recycled and reclaimed materials, 6 to 9 p.m. Runs until Jan. 11. Closing reception Jan. 10 6-9 p.m.
What does a photographic artist have to do with reclamation and recycling? In A Scavenger Chapel Road Adventure, an exhibit presented by the Green Gallery at the Scrap Exchange, artists Susan Simone and Eleanor Mills explore the intersection of creativity and reuse with photographs printed on materials gathered from thrifting, yard-sale-ing and dumpster diving.
Roderick McClain, gallery coordinator, The Scrap Exchange
DURHAM ART GUILD ROOM 100 GALLERY AT GOLDEN BELT: The Durham Art Guild presents Tonal Durham new paintings by DAG member artist Lori White, 6 to 9 p.m. Exhibit runs through Jan. 1.
A primary goal of my landscape painting is to bring to the viewers awareness the magnificent surroundings we all share and must protect. I have worked passionately to preserve our natural resources and to document our beautiful, fragile planet in my paintings. Currently, I am working on several series, one of which features landscapes and cityscapes of North Carolina. These works include marshes, lakes, streams, vineyards, old barns, wet city streets, and anything else that really captures my attention. I do both plein air paintings of the landscapes and larger studio paintings in which I work to recapitulate the sensory qualities I experience when painting on-site. Tonal Durham is my attempt to capture the wonderful rainy days when wet streets provide wonderfully imperfect mirrors of the lights and signs that make Durham glow.
Lori White, Artist, Durham Art Guild
DAG SUNTRUST GALLERY: Bachenheimer, Lasley, Raddatz and Wilkins, 5 to 7 p.m. Exhibit runs through Jan. 1.
The Durham Art Guild presents "Bachenheimer, Lasley, Raddatz and Wilkins" featuring new works by DAG member artists Peg Bachenheimer, Elizabeth Lasley, Eric Raddatz and Sarah Wilkins.
Katie Seiz, gallery director, Durham Art Guild
LIBERTY ARTS SCULPTURE STUDIO & FOUNDRY: Liberty Arts Christmas Party, 6 to 9 p.m. Runs for one month.
Come share the joys of the season with us! Liberty Arts Sculpture Studio & Foundry is having our Christmas Party on Dec. 20, and youre invited. Our gallery will feature a festive mixture of some of our favorite things from the year, along with a sneak peek at the fantastic handmade rewards created for our recent Kickstarter campaign. And if youre still looking for a last-minute gift, there will also be a selection of one-of-a-kind objects available for purchase
Denise Schreiner, LA Board of Directors, Liberty Arts
GOLDEN BELT BUILDING 3: Wild About Art, 6 to 9 p.m. Third Friday only.
Nature and Wildlife artist Matt Tomko and the Piedmont Wildlife Center are teaming up again this month for "Wild About Art." Both the Center and Matt seek to increase the personal connection that people have with nature. Matt does it by painting birds, animals and landscapes; and PWC does it through a variety of educational programs. Join them both at Golden Belt this month to find fur and feathers of both the painted and real life variety. Otus and Athena, Piedmonts educational animal owls, draw quite a crowd and will likely be on hand for this visit. Matt will be donating 25 percent of his sales on Third Friday to the Piedmont Wildlife Center.
Matt Tomko, artist
BULL CITY ARTS COLLABORATIVE/HORSE & BUGGY PRESS UPFRONT GALLERY: The Annual Horse & Buggy Press End of the Year BOOK SALE, 6 to 9 p.m.
Order any Horse & Buggy Press book before Dec. 21 and receive a free set of letterpress greeting cards.
Dave Wofford, curator/foyer gallery, BCAC/Horse & Buggy Press