EVENTS

EVENTS

Aug
14
Tue
Common Ground @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Aug 14 – Aug 26 all-day

Paintings by Linda Carmel and Michele Yellin, jewelry by Nell Chandler, pottery by Evelyn Ward. July 23 – August 26. Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, July 27th 6-9pm. Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned & operated by 22 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, wood, pottery, fiber and textile arts. 121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough NC, 919-732-5001. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Th, 10-9 Fri & Sat, 12-4 Sun. HillsboroughGallery.com

Aug
17
Fri
“Durham During the Great War” Opening Reception @ Museum of Durham History
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us on Friday August 17th from 6-8PM at the Museum of Durham History for the opening reception of our newest exhibit “Durham During the Great War,” as we commemorate the centennial of the Armistice of World War I.

This event is FREE and open to the public, featuring complimentary refreshments in the spirit of rationing during the war effort to remain “wheatless and meatless,” courtesy of Ninth Street Bakery, the Fresh Market, and Museum volunteers. Musician Robinson Lee Earle will be on hand to play ragtime and blues on his resophonic guitar.

The exhibit examines how social, economic, and political changes in Durham during the war left a lasting legacy of future movements toward equality. It shows how black and white soldiers of Durham joined the fight in Europe, many paying the ultimate sacrifice. Yet under the segregated military, their experiences were drastically different. Durham’s tobacco industry also reached new heights as an important resource for soldiers abroad, while playing a key role in strengthening those who had otherwise felt socially excluded. African Americans and white women utilized war-time economic needs to gain leadership roles in local and state government, attain independence, and to organize in favor of equality.

Aug
21
Tue
Alternative vehicle display, dinner & networking event at the Durham Bulls game @ Durham Bulls Athletic Park
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm

Join Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference event attendees, sponsors and exhibitors for the Durham Bulls baseball game, barbecue dinner and networking, at 7 p.m. Aug. 21.
Electric vehicles will be on display from local dealerships, including the Nissan Leaf, Chevy Bolt and Chrysler Pacifica (plug-in EV). There will also be cars and trucks that use alternative fuels including propane, natural gas and ethanol. Visit https://www.sustainablefleetexpo.com/ for more information!

Aug
31
Fri
Space Jungle Exotica @ The Mothership
Aug 31 all-day

A mystic quest into the near post apocalyptic future hosted by none other than Jasmyn Milan. Fully immersive installation with unique sounds inspired by futurism.
Featured musicians:
Tescon Pol, Vespertine,Attis, No Parking, Ebz, Nappy Disney.Sunset Palette
Featured artists:
Jasmyn Milan, Matthew White, Awsidy, the FABLAB
Special Performances by:
Jeghettos Puppets and Unifyed Movement
$5

Sep
7
Fri
TRUTH TO POWER 6: Communicating Messages of Social Justice Through Visual Art @ Pleiades Gallery
Sep 7 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 9 @ 8:00 pm

“Truth to Power” is an annual juried show focusing on matters of social justice. This year we are pleased to announce that Sarah Schroth, Director of Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, is the juror for this exhibit. The title, derived from a 1955 Quaker pamphlet, “Speak Truth to Power” illustrates a commitment to voicing our diverse truths to the systems and individuals shaping the society in which we live. The exhibit is intentionally broad in scope so that each artist may address issues of personal, local, national and/or international importance. The exhibit features North Carolina artists working in 2D and 3D media. This exhibit runs August 9 – September 9.

Sep
10
Mon
Auditions for the North Carolina Boys Choir and Girls Choir @ Olin T Binkley Memorial Baptist Church
Sep 10 @ 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm

THE NORTH CAROLINA BOYS CHOIR
THE NORTH CAROLINA GIRLS CHOIR
Dedicated to musical excellence for over 40 years!
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Auditions to be held
Saturdays, August 25 and September 8, at 8:45 am or 11:00 am;

Mondays, August 27 and September 10, at 6:15 pm or 8:30 pm

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For boys and girls who love to sing!

The North Carolina Boys Choir and The North Carolina Girls Choir are arts organizations for boys and girls between the ages of seven and eighteen. They perform in concerts throughout the area and take part in wider opportunities with other choirs. As the girls and boys progress within the choir, they study progressively more challenging music, are provided with educational opportunities; and travel locally, regionally, nationally, and abroad for performances.

More than just a choir . . .

The North Carolina Boys Choir and The North Carolina Girls Choir educate and train girls and boys in the art of performing the finest music in the choral tradition. Through musical training and choral experiences, the girls and boys develop an appreciation of a wide range of choral literature. They gain self-confidence and poise, develop leadership and teamwork skills, and acquire self-discipline and self-respect. They bond with other girls and boys who share their love of music.

How to join . . .

Mark your calendars. Auditions will be held

Saturdays, August 25 and September 8, at 8:45 am or 11:00 am;
Mondays, August 27 and September 10, at 6:15 pm or 8:30 pm;
in the Fellowship Hall at Binkley Memorial Baptist Church, 1712 Willow Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. (The corner of Willow Drive and 15/501)

At the auditions, girls and boys and their parents will have an opportunity to observe rehearsals.
No formal preparation of singing material or prior singing experience is required.
For our training choir, we are looking for boys and girls with a pleasant singing voice, interest in music, and a basic music ability.
If you feel that your child is more comfortable to audition in a one-to-one setting, or if you missed one of our formal audition dates, please contact the Choir Director Robert E. Unger, or Associate Choir Director, David Cole, to arrange for an individual audition.

If you have any other questions about auditions, our organization or benefits of choral singing for children, please contact

Robert E. Unger 919-239-9083 robert.unger@rlcary.org

or David Cole 443-974-8431 coledavid@hotmail.com

Sep
14
Fri
Opening Reception for Portraying Power and Identity: A Global Perspective @ 21c Museum Hotel
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us for the opening reception of Portraying Power and Identity: A Global Perspective. Enjoy a cocktail reception at 6pm, followed by opening remarks from Chief Curator Alice Gray Stites, and a special presentation by featured artist Anthony Goicolea.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
This multi-media exhibition highlights the intersections between contemporary portraiture and depictions of social, political, and military power. The topics of individual and group identity, and the forces shaping how we see self and other are approached through direct references to noted works from art history, connecting past events to current issues. These artists quote from the canon of art history to examine the contemporary human condition; their revelations may inspire insights into how we might build and share a progressive future worldwide.

ABOUT THE ANTHONY GOICOLEA
Cuban-American artist Anthony Goicolea is known for his photographs, drawings, paintings, sculptural installations, and films that explore themes surrounding identity, migration and transition, displacement and alienation, as well as assimilation and group dynamics. He utilizes the architecture of the human body and constructed landscapes to create worlds predicated on fantasy but based in reality. In 2017, Goicolea was awarded a commission to create a memorial to New York’s LGBTQ community; his transformative, site-specific installation honoring all victims of hate, intolerance, and violence was recently unveiled in Hudson Park.

Opening Reception for Portraying Power and Identity: A Global Perspective @ 21c Museum Hotel
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm

Please join us for the opening reception of Portraying Power and Identity: A Global Perspective. Enjoy a cocktail reception at 6pm, followed by opening remarks from Chief Curator Alice Gray Stites, and a special presentation by featured artist Anthony Goicolea.

Sep
15
Sat
Durty Anniversary: The Second! @ Durty Bull Brewing Company
Sep 15 all-day

It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone. Join us as we celebrate our second year of Drinking Durty with a bunch of new and small-batch brews (maybe even an old favorite or two making an appearance…). We’ll also have targets from Axes & X’s Axe Throwing Range (2-8 pm, $5 unlimited throws!), and we’ve invited some of your other favorite local and independent businesses out to join us for the occasion. Live music by Pete Pawsey from 4-6 pm and food trucks on-site from 12-8!

Sep
18
Tue
ALTERNATIVE IMAGES: In conjunction with the Click! Photography Festival @ Pleiades Gallery
Sep 18 – Nov 4 all-day

Pleiades Gallery presents ALTERNATIVE IMAGES: In conjunction with the Click! Photography Festival. See how the Pleiades Artists, each working in their own media, explore this concept. Most of them are not photographers. This exhibit runs September 13 – November 4. Join us for our Third Friday Receptions September 21, 6-9 pm and Friday, October 19, 6-9 pm.
Pleiades Arts, Inc. is an artist-driven, community-oriented nonprofit organization in Durham, NC. Our mission is threefold: Community Engagement and Access to Art, Arts Education and Innovation, and Social Justice Initiatives.

ColorFull @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Sep 18 – Sep 23 all-day

Paintings by Chris Graebner and Lolette Guthrie, blown glass by Pringle Teetor. August 27 – September 23.

Chris Graebner’s paintings are often based on images gathered while travelling. The paintings in ColorFull are drawn from trips, foreign and domestic, taken over the last ten years. “Working in the studio keeps me grounded,” says Graebner “I hope that tranquility is manifest to the viewer in these new paintings.”
The majority of Pringle Teetor’s pieces for this show are cane work, a centuries old Venetian technique of putting stripes of color and patterns into blown glass. “I’ve always had a broad color palette and here I am able to explore endless combinations of color patterns in clean lines.”

Lolette Guthrie is primarily a landscape painter. “Since I mostly paint from memory, my paintings are depictions of my recollections of the colors and the quality of light I experienced at a particular place and at a particular moment in time.
Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned & operated by 22 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, wood, pottery, fiber and textile arts. 121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough NC, 919-732-5001. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Th, 10-9 Fri & Sat, 12-4 Sun. HillsboroughGallery.com

Sep
21
Fri
Public Reception for ALTERNATIVE IMAGES: In conjunction with the Click! Photography Festival @ Pleiades Gallery
Sep 21 all-day

The public is invited to this free reception for ALTERNATIVE IMAGES: In conjunction with the Click! Photography Festival. See how the Pleiades Artists, each working in their own media, explore this concept. Most of them are not photographers. This exhibit runs September 13 – November 4. Join us for our Third Friday Receptions September 21, 6-9 pm and Friday, October 19, 6-9 pm.
Pleiades Arts, Inc. is an artist-driven, community-oriented nonprofit organization in Durham, NC. Our mission is threefold: Community Engagement and Access to Art, Arts Education and Innovation, and Social Justice Initiatives.

Third Friday Muse Cocktail Quest Party With Durham Distillery @ The Rigsbee
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

To celebrate the launch of the Muse Cocktail Quest in partnership with Durham Distillery, join us for our Third Friday Muse Kickoff Party at 211 Rigsbee Ave. A very special thank you goes to Hem + Spire for allowing us to hold our party at this gorgeous downtown location.

Not only can you pick up passports for our Tarot-inspired cocktail crawl, the Muse Cocktail Quest, but also we’ll sell Muse merch and tickets and divulge more details about The Muse Masquerade.

Come and enjoy:

✦Delicious cocktails by a local bartender, featuring Durham Distillery products.
✦Getting outfitted with costume accessories from The Odd Cog and Burning Sphinx Studio, LLC.
✦Illuminated art projections by Jaclyn Bowie
✦Tarot readings by Jameela Fay Dallis
✦Music by DJ Mysterio
✦And more to be announced.

Sep
24
Mon
Trilogy @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Sep 24 – Oct 21 all-day

Paintings by Marcy Lansman, textiles by Alice Levinson, turned wood by Michael Salemi. September 24 – October 21. Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, September 28th 6-9pm. Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned & operated by 22 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, wood, pottery, fiber and textile arts. 121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough NC, 919-732-5001. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Th, 10-9 Fri & Sat, 12-4 Sun. HillsboroughGallery.com

Oct
17
Wed
West End Poetry Festival @ Town of Carrboro
Oct 17 – Oct 20 all-day

October 17th-20th, 2018 will mark the 13th anniversary of the annual West End Poetry Festival in Carrboro, NC. Four days of poetry featuring more than 50 poets! There will be group discussions, a panel on Intersections, important readings, and amazing local food! All events are free and open to the public. The West End Poetry Festival is sponsored by the Town of Carrboro.

This year’s poetry festival will begin at Johnny’s located on 901 W Main St. on Wednesday, October 17th, at 6:30 pm in the heart of Carrboro. The day will kick off with a Poet’s reception and Ice Cream social to connect participants with the Poets and other members of the community. The Carrboro Poets Council will read.

The Station in downtown Carrboro will host the reprisal of last year’s popular curated open mic poetry reading featuring over 50+ poets. Live poetry will begin at 6:30 pm running until midnight on October 18th.

On October 19th, long-time supporter Flyleaf Books will anchor the third night of readings, along with a wine and cheese reception. Starting at 6:30 pm, the line-up features William Davis, former Poet Laureate of Hillsborough, the amazing Jaki Shelton Green, Lauren Moseley, author of Big Windows (2018) and Carrboro’s own Poet Laureate, Gary Phillips.

On Saturday, Sandra Beasley opens the final day of celebrations at noon with a reading followed by a workshop at the Carrboro Century Center. Beasley is the author of several books, including I Was the Jukebox. The afternoon will center around this year’s theme, Intersections, featuring Joanna Davidson, Jon Obermeyer, and Emilio Taiveaho.

The 2018 West End Poetry Festival concludes with readings and conversation from three significant Arab women poets on October 20th: Ruth Awad, Fatima Abdullah, and Shadab Zest Hashmi. A light dinner will be provided.

For more information on the festival schedule, poet bios, and past participants, please go to
www.westendpoetryfestival.org