April Third Friday art events

Published Mon, Apr 14, 2014 08:59 AM
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See more work from Richard Usanis at Through This Lens gallery during Third Friday. Courtesy of Through This Lens

Submitted by Melissa Howsam — Correspondent

LABOURLOVE GALLERY: End of the Line Farewell Sale! 6 to 9 p.m. Free and open to the public.

After five years of being in business, it’s time to say farewell. LabourLove will have an End of the Line sale, featuring LLG artists. Come celebrate with us and allow us to say thank you for five fabulous years!

— Kelly Dew, creative director, LabourLove Gallery

DURHAM ART GUILD: Includes 2 main events:

Room 100 at Golden Belt (Building 3 Golden Belt 807 E. Main St.): The Durham Art Guild Presents: Growing Together, 6 to 9 p.m. Exhibit runs through April 29.

Durham-based photographer Marthanna Yater will be presenting her decades-long study of twin sisters. The genesis was in Celo, an artist community nestled in the North Carolina mountains, when the sisters were 6 years old and Yater was enrolled as a beginning student in photography at Penland School. Through the years, Yater has continued documenting moments in the lives of the sisters, Hannah and Molly, and has compiled a historic exhibition from this collection. The study incorporates the sisters’ evolution, Yater’s own photographic growth and the transition from film to digital.

Yater describes her journey of self-discovery: “While studying Education, I exchanged the confines of graduate school for the classroom of the world. During my travels, I experienced an epiphany in the Australian Outback at Uluru, Ayers Rock. After a brief rain, the evening light burst through the clouds striking the rock. The sacred monolith was set ablaze into a fiery red display, and a double rainbow poured over Uluru. In that moment, it was revealed--there was an artist within, and I must pursue the study of photography.” This mission led Yater to North Carolina, to Penland, to Hannah and Molly, and to the unfolding of this story.

— Marthanna Yater, artist

SunTrust Gallery: Face-to-Face: Human Observation, Expression and Interaction, 5 to 7 p.m. Exhibit runs through May 10.

Note: There will not be a staffed reception; however, the gallery will be open to the public during this time.

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 else’s world, or their own.

— Katie Seiz, director, DAG Gallery

THROUGH THIS LENS: 50 Photographers Works on Display, 6 to 9 p.m. Exhibit runs through May 10.

Winners and other works from the 2014 Will Grossman Memorial Photo Competition will be shown through May 10. Professional level documentary, abstract and almost every artistic style of photography represents people, places or things in North Carolina.

— Roylee Duvall, gallery director, DAG Gallery

BULL CITY ARTS COLLABORATIVE/HORSE & BUGGY PRESS – UPFRONT GALLERY: TESTIFY, A Visual Love Letter to Appalachia, Photographs by Roger May celebrating the release of the Horse & Buggy Press book, 6 to 9 p.m. Runs through May 30.

“Testify” is a visual love letter to Appalachia, the land of my blood. This is my testimony of how I came to see the importance of home and my connection to place. After moving away as a teenager, I’ve struggled to return, to latch on to something from my memory. These images are a vignette into my working through the problem of the construction of memory versus reality. My work embraces the raw beauty of the mountains while keeping at arm’s length the stereotypical images that have tried to define Appalachia for decades.

This exhibit includes the fine press book May and H&B collaborated on for over a year, as well as framed photographs from this body of work.

— Excerpt from May’s introduction via Dave Wofford, curator/foyer gallery, BCAC/Horse & Buggy Press

PB BUTTERMILK’S: One NIGHT[xoxoxo] at PB Buttermilk’s, 6 to 9 p.m. Runs for three months.

Come chill @ PB Buttermilk’s, where some metalsmithing by A. Forest will be occurring. School the metalsmith or talk about working with metal, dreams and life. xo. PB Buttermilk’s will be open for extended shopping hours during this event.

— A. Forest, Chief Creative Director, PB Buttermilk’s

PLEIADES GALLERY: Local Flavor: A Celebration of Durham, 6 to 9 p.m. Runs through May 10.

As a special nod to the city of Durham, “Local Flavor” is about unique and wonderful things in Durham. Authentic, quirky, gritty, homegrown, tasty, innovative: It is the blend of spirit and spices that make the city such an exceptional place. Exhibit artwork includes iconic Durham images, historic maps, local restaurants, and jewelry cured with a secret tobacco patina.

— Kim Wheaton, Co-Owner and Member Artist, Pleiades Gallery

The Center for Advanced Hindsight: DIY: The Magic of Making, 6 to 9 p.m. Runs for only one day post Third Friday, through April 19 (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

“DIY: The Magic of Making” takes an introspective look at the science of producing art, with a twist. In this collaborative project, art students at Duke and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill matched themselves with professors at their respective universities to create a work of art together that was inspired by the professors’ research. The resulting artworks will be on display in Dan Ariely’s lab, The Center for Advanced Hindsight, for a two-day pop-up exhibition.

— Catherine J Howard, Curator for Dan Ariely & the Center for Advanced Hindsight

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