Guide to Third Friday in Durham

Published Mon, Jun 16, 2014 08:22 AM
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See more work from Christopher Kearney at The Scrap Exchange during Third Friday. Courtesy of The Scrap Exchange

Submitted by Melissa Howsam — Correspondent

THROUGH THIS LENS: Painting on Silence: Photographs of Jazz Musicians by Frank Myers, 6 to 9 p.m. Exhibit runs through July 12.

These photographs, portraying the vibrant and emerging jazz community in central North Carolina, were produced during dozens of live shows over the last four years, originally as a way to document the work of the nonprofit, Art of Cool Project. Over time the work has evolved into a more personal project attempting to capture the emotion, drive and lifestyle of local artisans pursuing their passion for music.

— Roylee Duvall, gallery director

PLEIADES GALLERY: WORD, 6 to 9 p.m. Runs through June 13.

WORD UP, a picture paints a thousand words; put your money where your mouth is, the right words at the right time, and you have the right to remain silent. Words missed, words not spoken; words are powerful, healing, rudimentary. Words are everywhere. The artists of Pleiades Gallery interpret “WORD” through painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, photography and mixed-media.

— Jim Lee, member artist, Pleiades Gallery

DURHAM ART GUILD: Includes 3 main events:

Room 100 at Golden Belt (Building 3, Golden Belt 807 E. Main St.): "Emergence" Creative Mentorship Program Exhibition, 6 to 9 p.m. Exhibit runs through June 27.

The Durham Art Guild presents “Emergence,” the second annual Creative Mentorship Program exhibition. This show is the culmination of our 2014 Creative Mentorship Program featuring collaborative art works created by seven Student U High School students and seven Durham Art Guild member artists during their last five months together exploring and creating art with one another.

— Katie Seiz, executive director, and DAG Gallery

SunTrust Gallery: 2014 Members' Showcase, 5 to 7 p.m. Exhibit runs through July 19.

The Durham Art Guild presents the “2014 Members' Showcase,” featuring diverse new works by DAG member artists. This is one of two free non-juried exhibitions that we provide for our members annually to showcase their talents and share how much we value their involvement in our arts community."

— Katie Seiz, executive director, DAG Gallery

Building 3 Artist Studios at Golden Belt: OFF THE RADAR presents PROCESSING, featuring Juliana Rodríguez's Revolver Dolls and paintings by Martha Thorn, 6 to 9 p.m. One night only.

This month's “OFF THE RADAR” artists, Juliana Rodríguez and Martha Thorn, produce work as artifact of working process. Rodríguez uses Barbie dolls to create film stills in series for her five-year project called “REVOLVER DOLLS.” Her visceral images are charged with dark humor and cultural critique formed from the technical processes of film and story narrative. Thorn creates lush, tactile paintings through the process of searching for an authentic image. Trained as a graphic designer, she tests the rules of line, form, texture and color as she builds, deconstructs and challenges what she knows about making images using paint.

— Heather Gordon, Artist Liaison

PB BUTTERMILK’S: One Third Friday @ PB Buttermilk's, featuring Durham Graphic Designer John Stern, 6 to 9 p.m. Ongoing.

Immerse yourself in all things Durham and design! Meet the designer behind our eco-friendly Durham T-shirts; ask questions about the T-shirt design and printing process; and cogitate on all-things Durham and design. PB Buttermilk's will be open for extended shopping hours during this event.

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

FULL FRAME THEATER at the AMERICAN TOBACCO CAMPUS: Third Fridays — Part of The Full Frame Road Show Presented by PNC: “Muscle Shoals,” 7 to 9:30 p.m. (Doors at 7 p.m.) One night only, free film screening.

Full Frame joins downtown Durham’s Third Friday festivities with the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC, free documentaries every Third Friday from May through the end of 2014, in the Full Frame Theater at the American Tobacco Campus. Though this is a free screening, all attendees must reserve a ticket, the link is available on the Full Frame website. Our first Third Friday screening is “Muscle Shoals,” directed by Greg “Freddy” Camalier, a 2013 festival favorite that chronicles the legendary Muscle Shoals, Ala., music  scene and Rick Hall’s FAME Studios. 

— Lindsay Gordon, communications manager, Full Frame

GREEN GALLERY AT THE SCRAP EXCHANGE: In Pursuit of Shadows, sculptures by Christopher Kearney; and Circle Spiral Slow, films by Durham Cinematheque. Music by Arrows out, 6 to 9 p.m. In Pursuit of Shadows runs until July 12, Circle Spiral Slow is one-night only.

When you see Christopher Kearney’s sculptures, you want to look close, closer still, to make certain they won’t start moving. His work takes inspiration from natural landscapes, religious architecture and the objects one sees daily, but doesn't really notice.  Beginning at 9 p.m., Durham Cinematheque will be on hand to present “Circle Spiral Slow,” a three-part film program by Tom Whiteside with live music by Arrows Out.

— Roderick McClain, gallery coordinator, The Scrap Exchange

LIBERTY ARTS SCULPTURE STUDIO & FOUNDRY: Third Friday @ Liberty Arts, 6 to 9 p.m.

Drop by Liberty Arts and see what our community of artists is up to. We are a working studio in a large warehouse space behind Golden Belt, next to the Scrap Exchange. We work in metal, ceramics, wood and glass… and often combine mediums. You never know what you might see! Talk to the artists; ask questions; discuss your dream project… or sign up for the kind of classes you’ll find only at Liberty Arts.  Come share our passion for 3-dimensional art! 

— via Liberty Arts

COMMUNECOS RECYCLIQUE: Gleaning for Food Security, by Rebecca Page, of the Society of St. Andrews Gleaning Project, 6:30 p.m.

Getting the food left in the fields to those in need -- a simple concept that St. Andrews has made work year after year! A Transition Durham event.

— Sandy Smith-Nonini, coordinator, Communecos Recyclique



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