EVENTS

EVENTS

Jan
12
Thu
Finding Each Other in History: Stories from LGBTQ+ Durham @ Museum of Durham History
Jan 12 – Jan 15 all-day

Exhibit featuring personal narratives that illustrate how LGBTQ people in Durham have a long, but often invisible, history of overcoming adversity to form a community. It blends oral history and displayed artifacts; seven objects accompany oral history segments shared with museum visitors via individual mp3 players. Visitors will also have the opportunity to share their own experiences in our Story Room, an oral history recording booth available during open hours or by appointment.

This exhibit features a companion website, hosted by the Durham County Library. Love and Liberation: A History of LGBTQ+ Durham, goes live on the web Oct. 1 at DurhamLGBTQHistory.org.

Jan
20
Fri
Resolutions 2017 @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Jan 20 – Jan 22 all-day

Hillsborough Gallery of Arts hosts its annual statewide juried art exhibit featuring both 2D & 3D media. January 4-22, 2017. Opening reception Friday January 13th, 6-9pm. Awards juror Larry Wheeler, Director of the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned by 21 artists featuring painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, turned wood, pottery & fiber art. 121 N. Churton St. Hillsborough, NC. Winter Hours: 10-6 Monday – Saturday, 12-4 Sunday. www.HillsboroughGallery.com

January Third Friday Arts Event at the Durham Arts Council @ Durham Arts Council
Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

January’s Third Friday Durham artist reception at the DAC is truly a multidisciplinary arts event, featuring new visual art exhibits, live Vallenato music from Pavelid y su Grupo, folkloric dance performances by Takiri Folclor Latino, and hands-on craft projects. We’ll see you then for an immersive arts experience!

Opening reception for “Together” art exhibit at Pleiades Gallery @ Pleiades Gallery
Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Together is an exhibit about our affinity for one another. Pleiades artists each invited a guest artist based on mutual interest, appreciation or art medium. Each art pairing provides a view into the rapport we share with others.

Potters’ Penguin Project, opening reception @ Claymakers Gallery
Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

An exhibit of nearly 2000 clay penguins created by 400+ participants as a community art project intended to make the distant impacts of global warming tangible. Most penguins originated in the NC Triangle area, but contributions to the exhibit come from as far west as Arizona and as far east as Spain and Germany. The show runs through February 11.
https://www.facebook.com/potterspenguinproject/

Jan
28
Sat
PROMPTS : next steps @ The Carrack Modern Art
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

PROMPTS: next steps
7-9pm
Sat. 1/28/17

On the closing night of January’s Nasty Women exhibit at The Carrack.
Suggested donation $5, all donations will go to Planned Parenthood.

At this event, 6 artists will present new work on the prompt “next steps.” The presenting artists are Jade Ashton, Lindsey Kelley Dance, Jody Cassell, Paige Welch, Nicole Lawson, and Emilie Raleigh.

About PROMPTS…
For each PROMPTS event, a prompt is given. The prompt is your oyster. || Artists from any discipline are invited to create a new work/study/idea on the provided prompt and present it at the next event. || Check the PROMPTS Facebook page for the newest prompt and sign up for a 10 min slot with justin@justintornow.com. || The community is encouraged to attend PROMPTS events to see the artists’ responses.

Feb
1
Wed
#loveDURM Photo Contest @ Museum of Durham History
Feb 1 all-day

Contest: Jan. 25-Feb. 8

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, residents across the Bull City will have a chance to share what they love about Durham in the first ever #loveDURM photo contest!

The concept is simple: take a photo of what makes you love Durham and post it to social media with the hashtag #loveDURM. It could be a place, a local business or even someone special. Whatever makes you #loveDURM!

The contest will run from January 25th to February 8th, culminating in a #loveDURM party at the Museum of Durham History on Friday, February 10th from 6pm to 8pm. There will be food, a specialty cocktail by Alley Twenty Six and Valentine’s Day-themed prizes for the best photos as decided by a panel of Durham celebrity judges.

Durham Mayor Bill Bell, Durham County Commissioner Chair Wendy Jacobs, and Nasher Museum of Art’s Exhibitions and Publications Manager Reneé Cagnina Haynes are just a few who will be deciding the winners!

Make sure to follow #loveDURM on Instagram and Twitter, and ”like” the Facebook page to get details on the event as they are updated.

Here’s how to participate:

Take a photo of something (or someone) that defines Durham for you. The only rule is that the photo depicts something (or someone) within the city or county of Durham.
SHARE the photo on Instagram or Twitter using #loveDURM, post to the #loveDURM Facebook page, or submit your photo to the #loveDURM Tumblr blog.
You can take and share as many photos as you like!

As many photos as possible will be displayed at the Museum of Durham History during the event as part of a community-curated exhibit on why we love Durham! The #loveDURM Tumblr blog, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts will all remain active and accept submissions throughout the rest of the year, creating a permanent online exhibition of #loveDURM photos.

The #loveDURM contest and celebration event are partnerships between the Museum of Durham History and School of Home. For contest information contact: Matt Lardie: hello@schoolofhome.com

Now & Again @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Feb 1 all-day

Jan. 25-Feb. 19

The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts celebrates its 10th anniversary with “Now and Again” an exhibition featuring the work of the Gallery’s current and past members. Jan 25 – Feb 19, opening reception Friday, Jan 27, 6-9pm. The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned by 21 artists featuring painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, turned wood, pottery & fiber art. 121 N. Churton St. Hillsborough, NC. Winter Hours: M-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-4. HillsboroughGallery.com

Smithsonian’s “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation” Exhibit at the City of Raleigh Museum @ The City of Raleigh Museum
Feb 1 all-day

Oct. 29, 2016-April 9, 2017

The City of Raleigh Museum will display a first-of-its-kind exhibition from the Smithsonian at the downtown museum beginning Friday, Oct. 29. The Smithsonian traveling exhibition “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation” details the history of Indian Americans and their contributions to the United States from the 1700s to the present. From the builders of some of America’s earliest railroads and farms to civil rights pioneers and digital technology entrepreneurs, Indian Americans have been an inextricable part of American life. Through a collection of photographs, artifacts, art, and interactive learning stations, visitors will experience the Indian American story and explore the many dynamic roles Indian Americans have played in shaping America.The 5,000-square-foot exhibit will run through April 2, 2017.

Feb
2
Thu
#loveDURM Photo Contest @ Museum of Durham History
Feb 2 all-day

Contest: Jan. 25-Feb. 8

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, residents across the Bull City will have a chance to share what they love about Durham in the first ever #loveDURM photo contest!

The concept is simple: take a photo of what makes you love Durham and post it to social media with the hashtag #loveDURM. It could be a place, a local business or even someone special. Whatever makes you #loveDURM!

The contest will run from January 25th to February 8th, culminating in a #loveDURM party at the Museum of Durham History on Friday, February 10th from 6pm to 8pm. There will be food, a specialty cocktail by Alley Twenty Six and Valentine’s Day-themed prizes for the best photos as decided by a panel of Durham celebrity judges.

Durham Mayor Bill Bell, Durham County Commissioner Chair Wendy Jacobs, and Nasher Museum of Art’s Exhibitions and Publications Manager Reneé Cagnina Haynes are just a few who will be deciding the winners!

Make sure to follow #loveDURM on Instagram and Twitter, and ”like” the Facebook page to get details on the event as they are updated.

Here’s how to participate:

Take a photo of something (or someone) that defines Durham for you. The only rule is that the photo depicts something (or someone) within the city or county of Durham.
SHARE the photo on Instagram or Twitter using #loveDURM, post to the #loveDURM Facebook page, or submit your photo to the #loveDURM Tumblr blog.
You can take and share as many photos as you like!

As many photos as possible will be displayed at the Museum of Durham History during the event as part of a community-curated exhibit on why we love Durham! The #loveDURM Tumblr blog, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts will all remain active and accept submissions throughout the rest of the year, creating a permanent online exhibition of #loveDURM photos.

The #loveDURM contest and celebration event are partnerships between the Museum of Durham History and School of Home. For contest information contact: Matt Lardie: hello@schoolofhome.com

Now & Again @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Feb 2 all-day

Jan. 25-Feb. 19

The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts celebrates its 10th anniversary with “Now and Again” an exhibition featuring the work of the Gallery’s current and past members. Jan 25 – Feb 19, opening reception Friday, Jan 27, 6-9pm. The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned by 21 artists featuring painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, turned wood, pottery & fiber art. 121 N. Churton St. Hillsborough, NC. Winter Hours: M-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-4. HillsboroughGallery.com

Smithsonian’s “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation” Exhibit at the City of Raleigh Museum @ The City of Raleigh Museum
Feb 2 all-day

Oct. 29, 2016-April 9, 2017

The City of Raleigh Museum will display a first-of-its-kind exhibition from the Smithsonian at the downtown museum beginning Friday, Oct. 29. The Smithsonian traveling exhibition “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation” details the history of Indian Americans and their contributions to the United States from the 1700s to the present. From the builders of some of America’s earliest railroads and farms to civil rights pioneers and digital technology entrepreneurs, Indian Americans have been an inextricable part of American life. Through a collection of photographs, artifacts, art, and interactive learning stations, visitors will experience the Indian American story and explore the many dynamic roles Indian Americans have played in shaping America.The 5,000-square-foot exhibit will run through April 2, 2017.

“Together” art exhibit at Pleiades Gallery @ Pleiades Gallery
Feb 2 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Together is an exhibit about our affinity for one another. Pleiades artists each invited a guest artist based on mutual interest, appreciation or art medium. Each art pairing provides a view into the rapport we share with others.

Feb
3
Fri
#loveDURM Photo Contest @ Museum of Durham History
Feb 3 all-day

Contest: Jan. 25-Feb. 8

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, residents across the Bull City will have a chance to share what they love about Durham in the first ever #loveDURM photo contest!

The concept is simple: take a photo of what makes you love Durham and post it to social media with the hashtag #loveDURM. It could be a place, a local business or even someone special. Whatever makes you #loveDURM!

The contest will run from January 25th to February 8th, culminating in a #loveDURM party at the Museum of Durham History on Friday, February 10th from 6pm to 8pm. There will be food, a specialty cocktail by Alley Twenty Six and Valentine’s Day-themed prizes for the best photos as decided by a panel of Durham celebrity judges.

Durham Mayor Bill Bell, Durham County Commissioner Chair Wendy Jacobs, and Nasher Museum of Art’s Exhibitions and Publications Manager Reneé Cagnina Haynes are just a few who will be deciding the winners!

Make sure to follow #loveDURM on Instagram and Twitter, and ”like” the Facebook page to get details on the event as they are updated.

Here’s how to participate:

Take a photo of something (or someone) that defines Durham for you. The only rule is that the photo depicts something (or someone) within the city or county of Durham.
SHARE the photo on Instagram or Twitter using #loveDURM, post to the #loveDURM Facebook page, or submit your photo to the #loveDURM Tumblr blog.
You can take and share as many photos as you like!

As many photos as possible will be displayed at the Museum of Durham History during the event as part of a community-curated exhibit on why we love Durham! The #loveDURM Tumblr blog, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts will all remain active and accept submissions throughout the rest of the year, creating a permanent online exhibition of #loveDURM photos.

The #loveDURM contest and celebration event are partnerships between the Museum of Durham History and School of Home. For contest information contact: Matt Lardie: hello@schoolofhome.com

Now & Again @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Feb 3 all-day

Jan. 25-Feb. 19

The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts celebrates its 10th anniversary with “Now and Again” an exhibition featuring the work of the Gallery’s current and past members. Jan 25 – Feb 19, opening reception Friday, Jan 27, 6-9pm. The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned by 21 artists featuring painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, turned wood, pottery & fiber art. 121 N. Churton St. Hillsborough, NC. Winter Hours: M-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-4. HillsboroughGallery.com