EVENTS

EVENTS

Sep
6
Wed
‘The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence’ @ Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Sep 6 2017 – Jan 14 2018 all-day

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University opens a new exhibit – the first of its kind in the United States – dedicated to the works of Carlo Dolci, an important 17th-century Italian painter of the powerful Medici family. A devout Catholic, Dolci chose religious subjects most often in his work, and the exhibition – with major loans from the Louvre in Paris, Uffizi Gallery in Florence and private Italian collections – features 30 paintings and works on paper, including a rare 17th- century Florentine still-life painting.

Darius Quarles – Solo Exhibit @ Pleiades Gallery
Sep 6 – Oct 1 all-day

Darius Quarles’ show at Pleiades is on display from September 1 – October 1. In addition, “Some Assembly Required: Can You Build It?” by all Pleiades artists can be seen through October 1. Artists explore the concept of “assemblage,” an artistic form whose origins are often credited to Picasso. In assemblage 3D elements project out of a base or substrate.

Three Perspectives @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Sep 6 – Sep 24 all-day

Come see paintings by Lolette Guthrie, photography by Eric Saunders and blown glass by Pringle Teetor. The opening reception will take place during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk on August 25th from 6-9pm.

Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned and operated by 22 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, wood, pottery and fiber art.

Hours are from 10am-6pm on Monday through Thursday, 10am-9pm on Friday and Saturday and noon-4pm on Sunday.

Sep
9
Sat
Fifi’s Fall Fashion Show @ The Social Games & Brews
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm

Fifi’s of Durham is holding a fall fashion show and would love for you to attend. We will be featuring local models wearing the finest Fifi’s fashion for fall and winter. The venue will be directly across Main street from our store at the Social Games & Brews. There will be a guest DJ and Food Truck on site along with the Social’s fully stocked bar and game room. The event will run from 7-9pm on Saurday September 9th. Feel free to show up early to ensure that you get a good seat for the show, the models will walk at 7:45 SHARP so please don’t be late. Models and photographers are invited to stay after and network with all of the guests. If you have any questions please feel free to call (919) 806-3434 or send us an email fifisofdurham@gmail.com

Date : September 9th 2017
Time : 7:00-9:00 pm
(please feel free to stay after for food and drinks)
Location : The Social Games & Brews
1007 W. Main St. Durham NC 27701

Sep
14
Thu
StreetSigns and The Process Series present: “Closer Than They Appear” @ Swain Hall, Studio 6
Sep 14 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 1 @ 4:30 pm

StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance and The UNC Process Series present:
“Closer Than They Appear,” a multi-media theatre piece written by Christine Evans that tells the charged story of an encounter between an American soldier and an Iraqi girl blogger through the lens of the technologies that connect them. Inspired by the convergence of video game environments, virtual technology and military research, “Closer Than They Appear” is the world’s first theatrical production licensed to incorporate animated landscapes from Virtual Iraq, a virtual-reality program based on war video games and used in veterans PTSD therapy.

Playwright: Christine Evans
Director: Joseph Megel
Media Designer: Jared Mezzocchi

PERFORMANCES:
Previews: Thursday and Friday, September 14th and 15th at 8:00PM
Gala Opening: Saturday, September 16th at 8:00pm (Reception follows. $45 special admission. See www.piedmontperformancefactory.org/now-playing for more details.)
Sunday, September 17th at 3:00pm

Wednesday, September 20th through Saturday, September 23rd at 8:00pm
Sunday, September 24th at 3:00pm

Wednesday, September 27th through Saturday, September 30th at 8:00pm
Sunday, October 1st at 3:00pm

All performances are at Swain Hall, Studio 6 on UNC Chapel Hill’s campus (101 E Cameron Avenue).

TICKETING:
Wednesday/Thursday – $15
Friday/Saturday/Sunday – $20
Senior (62+) – $15, all performances
Students, Veterans and Active Duty Military – $10 all performances
Bargain Preview Nights (September 14th & 15th) – All tickets $5
Opening Night (September 16th) – All tickets $45
Tickets available at www.closerthantheyappear.brownpapertickets.com.

Sep
15
Fri
DON’T QUIT: The Nello Teer, Sr. Story @ Museum of Durham History
Sep 15 – Dec 15 all-day

Many in Durham have heard the Teer name, but few know the backstory of the family or company it founded. A crippling injury, Jim Crow denouncement, Blue Ridge Parkway contribution, even Cherry Point rattlesnakes — these are just a few of the details found in a tale that spans more than a century and extends to countries around the world. The Museum of Durham History tells that story in its newest exhibit, “DON’T QUIT: The Nello Teer, Sr. Story.”

Pleiades Gallery Reception – Darius Quarles Solo Show @ Pleiades Gallery
Sep 15 all-day

Pleiades Gallery in Durham will hold a reception for “Darius Quarles” a solo exhibit of works by painter Darius Quarles on Friday, September 15 from 6-9pm. Darius’s show is on display from September 1 – October 1. In addition, this will be a reception for “Some Assembly Required: Can You Build It?” by all Pleiades artists which can be seen through October 1. Artists explore the concept of “assemblage,” an artistic form whose origins are often credited to Picasso. In assemblage 3D elements project out of a base or substrate.

DON’T QUIT: The Nello Teer, Sr. Story- exhibit opening reception @ Museum of Durham History
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Museum of Durham History opens its newest exhibit with a public reception coinciding with the Museum’s regular involvement in Durham’s Third Fridays.
Complimentary light refreshments and beverages will be available, and jazz guitarist Ashesh Chatterjee will perform under the gazebo.
Robb Teer, Nello Sr.’s grandson, will be on hand to sign copies of his book “Courage Ever – An American Success Story – Nello L. Teer, Sr. & His Company.”

Many in Durham have heard the Teer name, but few know the backstory of the family or company it founded. A crippling injury, Jim Crow denouncement, Blue Ridge Parkway contribution, even Cherry Point rattlesnakes — these are just a few of the details found in a tale that spans more than a century and extends to countries around the world.

The SuperNatural Opening Celebration @ 21c Museum Hotel
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us for the opening celebration of The SuperNatural on Friday, September 15, 2017. The reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by a conversation between visiting artist Chris Doyle and 21c Chief Curator Alice Gray Stites.

About the exhibition:
In these still and moving images of land and cityscapes, and in the taxidermy and fabricated figures of The SuperNatural, nature meets technoculture, and the new natural is both organic and artificial. Invoking past and future in a critique of the present, these paintings, photographs, sculptures, and videos document observed, current realities while referencing the aesthetic traditions of 19th and 20th-century art. Influenced by Romanticism and Surrealism, science and commerce, these artists envision how the dreams and detritus of the industrial era have generated the promise and peril of the digital age, and explore the potential for adaptation to both the visceral and virtual realities of the future.

Sep
16
Sat
CenterFest Arts Festival @ Downtown Durham
Sep 16 – Sep 17 all-day

Presented by the Durham Arts Council, this signature arts event celebrates its 43rd year this September with live music, dancing, a kids’ zone and more than 140 visual artists. Held outdoors in central downtown, come celebrate the creativity that abounds in the Bull City.

CenterFest Arts Festival @ Downtown Durham NC
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – Sep 17 @ 5:00 pm

2017 CenterFest Arts Festival
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, September 16th and 17th
Times: Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Downtown Durham, Triangle Area, North Carolina
Presenter: Durham Arts Council, www.durhamarts.org
Contact: centerfest@durhamarts.org

Now in its 43rd year, CenterFest 2017 will be the largest arts and community festival in Durham and the longest-running street arts festival in North Carolina. Located in Durham’s historic city center, CenterFest showcases 145 juried visual artists from across the U.S. and 600 performing artists from North Carolina, plus great food, continuous music and entertainment on five stages, fun, educational activities for kids and families and a showcase of services provided by government departments and community nonprofits. 2017 features include a beer garden, new Emerging Artists showcase and new Saturday evening entertainment. Mark your calendars for September 16-17! Updates available at www.centerfest.durhamarts.org.

CenterFest Arts Festival 2017 @ Downtown Durham
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – Sep 17 @ 5:00 pm

Now in its 43rd year, CenterFest 2017 will be the largest arts and community festival in Durham and the longest-running street arts festival in North Carolina. Located in Durham’s historic city center, CenterFest showcases 145 juried visual artists from across the U.S. and 60 performing artists from North Carolina, plus great food, continuous music and entertainment on five stages, fun, educational activities for kids and families and a showcase of services provided by government departments and community nonprofits. 2017 features include the ever popular beer garden, a new category featuring Durham’s rising artistic talent and new Saturday evening entertainment. Mark your calendars for September 16-17! Updates available at www.centerfest.durhamarts.org.

Sep
25
Mon
Beyond the Surface @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Sep 25 – Oct 22 all-day

Paintings by Marcy Lansman and Pat Merriman, carved wood by Larry Favorite. Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, September 29th 6-9pm. Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned & operated by 21 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, wood, pottery & fiber art. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Th, 10-9 Fri & Sat, 12-4 Sun.

Sep
30
Sat
Rubber Creatures from Outer Space! — exhibition of wearable art from recycled inner tubes @ Room 100 Gallery at Golden Belt
Sep 30 – Oct 31 all-day

Tom Buhrman unveils his collection of wearable art in the exhibition “Rubber Creatures from Outer Space!” at Room 100 Gallery located at Golden Belt Arts in Durham, NC. The show is presented by the Durham Art Guild and runs from September 30 – October 31, 2017.

Art fans are invited to join the artist, models, and rubber creatures at the opening reception on Saturday, September 30, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Room 100 Gallery. Attendees can see the wearable art up close, take their picture with a rubber creature, and try on apparel samples. Additional events are scheduled for October in the Room 100 Gallery:

Artist Talk on Friday, October 13, 2017, 6:00 – 7:00 pm.
Public reception coinciding with Third Friday Durham, October 20, 2017, 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

Oct
6
Fri
50th annual Fall Pottery and Glass Festival @ Cedar Creek Gallery
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm

The festival, which showcases artist demonstrations, offers live music and a local onsite-food truck is one of our most popular events every year.

Although every festival is special in its own right, this year’s event is especially significant as it leads into the 50th anniversary of the gallery. Marking the first kiln opening in 1968 this upcoming fall, we will be celebrating five decades of creating, showcasing and supporting fine craft. Started by two potters, Sid and Pat Oakley, Cedar Creek Gallery has stood the test of time by maintaining its high standard of supporting artisans from all over North America and connecting the public to quality, hand-crafted treasures.