Submitted by Melissa Howsam — Correspondent
POWER PLANT GALLERY | DUKE UNIVERSITY: MFA | EDA 2014 Kick Off Celebration: Thesis Exhibition of Dukes MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts, 5 to 10 p.m. Runs until April 18.
Featuring work by the Duke MFA|EDA Class of 2014, the exhibition includes a range of media, from installation and performance to film and photography with premieres, openings and events taking place throughout March and April at venues across Durham. From the deeply personal to documentary art that transports viewers to new geographies, from experimental narratives to endlessly revealing community-based narratives, the MFA|EDA 2014 thesis show is an innovative wonder in many parts.
Tom Rankin, director, Duke MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts
LABOURLOVE GALLERY: Open reception with the artists at LabourLove! 6 to 9 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Bring on Spring! Come and enjoy the spring weather with us while enjoying a little wine and art during third Friday events at LabourLove! LabourLove Gallery is a collective of North Carolina painters, jewelers and designers located in Golden Belt.
Kelly Dew, creative director, LabourLove Gallery
DURHAM ART GUILD: Includes 3 main events:
Room 100 at Golden Belt (Building 3 Golden Belt 807 E. Main St.): The Durham Art Guild Presents: Dwelling, featuring paintings by DAG member artist Jacqueline Dulin, 6 to 9 p.m. Exhibit runs through March 31.
What makes a portrait? What characteristics or mannerisms about a friend or loved one allow us to identify them from a distance without clearly seeing their face? Is it their walk? A certain stance? What began as the study of the formal elements of art inspired by the random and brightly colored homes seen on a recent trip to the war-torn country of Kosovo, evolved into works that reflect a familiar relationship to a Kosovo house. Although all the paintings in this series are not of the same house, the repeated structure in most of these works are of a particular house where the artist taught an art class to Kosovo students, and it therefore holds significant memories for her.
Jacqueline Dulin, artist, DAG Gallery
Durham Art Guild Studio 3-130: Off the Radar (A New Series of Pop-Up Exhibitions) Presents: Bobby Danger, 6 to 9 p.m. during the gala event. One night only.
Golden Belt introduces a new series of pop-up exhibitions called Off The Radar, which highlights local talent. First up: Bobby Danger. Social commentary meets flights of fantasy in the illustrative works of this Durham satirist. Only at Golden Belt. Only this Third Friday.
SunTrust Gallery:Face-to-Face: Human Observation, Expression and Interaction, 5 to 7 p.m. Exhibit runs through May 10.
The Durham Art guild presents its first theme exhibition of 2014 in SunTrust Gallery showcasing 38 works of art by 31 DAG members and other community artists juried by renowned local artist Beverly McIver. In a digital and social media era, it is easy to stay in touch but also easy to lose sight of the importance of what we learn when interacting face-to-face. In this exhibit, artists have captured candid moments and opened windows into someone elses world, or their own.
Katie Seiz, director, DAG Gallery
THROUGH THIS LENS: Bernard Herman, Gold Form on Blue Field, 6 to 9 p.m. Exhibit runs through April 5.
Utilizing a variety of techniques Dr. Hermans photographs range from traditional black-and-whites to remarkable color images made from black-and-white negatives. Truly, a different way to arrive at color photographs that are reminiscent of abstract expressionist paintings.
Roylee Duvall, gallery director, DAG Gallery
BULL CITY ARTS COLLABORATIVE/HORSE & BUGGY PRESS UPFRONT GALLERY: Hawks and Doves custom bags & pillows, Closing Reception, 6 to 9 p.m.
The feed sacks and textiles that Jessica Ullom uses in her wares were produced between 1920 and the early 1970s, in the U.S, and used on U.S. farms. These sacks have had a strong stitch in the American quilt, serving as a necessity to farmers and to mothers and grandmothers who used them for clothing and blankets. Ullom spends many hours searching for these vintage textiles and then skillfully transforming them into durable goods for the modern world.
Dave Wofford, curator/foyer gallery, BCAC/Horse & Buggy Press
GREEN GALLERY AT THE SCRAP EXCHANGE: Re:circled, Circle-centric reuse art by Sarah E. Dale, 6 to 9 p.m. Runs until April 12.
In Re:circled, Washington, D.C., visual artist Sarah E. Dale presents an elegant, circlecentric series featuring lids from her recycling bin, rehydrated paint and materials found on the street. In this solo exhibition in the Green Gallery at The Scrap Exchange, Dale uses the shape of a circle to sharpen focus on societys discards while also addressing the circular nature of human life. If our lives are three-dimensional, overlapping things, should they not be splashed with vibrant colors?
Roderick McClain, gallery coordinator, The Scrap Exchange
LIBERTY ARTS SCULPTURE STUDIO & FOUNDRY: Third Friday at Liberty Arts, 6 to 9 p.m. Runs for one month.
Third Friday at Liberty Arts is all about giving guests a chance to view the artist in their element. Liberty Artists, working in multiple different media, will be present in the studio creating their art. Additionally, sculptures created by Liberty Artists will be on display for viewing and purchasing in the Liberty Arts Gallery.
Jordan Groseclose, board member and marketing chair, Liberty Arts