EVENTS

EVENTS

Oct
23
Mon
‘The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence’ @ Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Oct 23 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.

DON’T QUIT: The Nello Teer, Sr. Story @ Museum of Durham History
Oct 23 – 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.”

Kimberly Wheaton’s Ecology & Artifact @ Pleiades Gallery
Oct 23 – Oct 31 all-day

Pleiades Gallery in Durham will hold a reception for Kimberly Wheaton’s Ecology & Artifact a solo exhibit of paintings on Friday, October 20 from 6-9pm. Kimberly’s show upstairs at Pleiades is on display from October 5 – October 31. Her paintings are vibrant, highly textured abstract and semi-abstract works that are musings on our relationships with one another as well as observations of the natural world. In addition, this will be a reception for Selfie by all Pleiades artists which can be seen through October 31.

Hours for Pleiades Gallery are Thurs., noon-7, Fri., noon-8, Sat., noon-8, and Sun., noon-3.

Orange County Artists Guild Open Studio Tour Preview Show @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Oct 23 – Nov 12 all-day

Preview work by the 80+ artists participating in the 2017 Orange County Artists Guild open studio tour before deciding which studios to visit. October 23 – November 12. Reception Friday, Oct. 27th 6-9pm. Owned & operated by 22 local artists the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts features painting, sculpture, photography, glass arts, jewelry, turned wood, pottery & fiber arts. Hours: 10-6 M–Th, 10-8 Fri & Sat, 12-4 Sun.

SELFIE – Pleiades Member Artists’ Show @ Pleiades Gallery
Oct 23 – Oct 31 all-day

Pleiades Gallery in Durham invites the public to view SELFIE, an exhibit by our member artists exploring this concept. In addition view Kimberly Wheaton’s Ecology & Artifact Her solo exhibit of paintings features vibrant, highly textured abstract and semi-abstract works that are musings on our relationships with one another as well as observations of the natural world. Both shows are on display from October 5-October 31. Join us for the public reception on Friday, October 20 from 6-9 pm.

Hours for Pleiades Gallery are Thurs., noon-7, Fri., noon-8, Sat., noon-8, and Sun., noon-3.

Nov
1
Wed
Majesty Incognito – Paintings by Yuko Nogami Taylor @ Pleiades Gallery
Nov 1 – Nov 30 all-day

There are very few archival photographs of Southern African Americans dating from the early 1900’s. The original black and white images fascinated Yuko with their powerful imagery, compelling her to paint color and life into them. She is particularly captivated and moved by the dichotomy of strength and humility etched in these human portraits.
Through her series of paintings, she hopes to bridge a connection between her nameless subjects and our inner selves using her Japanese heritage, to celebrate the strength, to honor the humility, and to share the beauty that is in all our lives.

Nov
4
Sat
Durham County Pottery Tour @ Claymakers
Nov 4 – Nov 5 all-day

Spend the weekend touring local works by more than 20 potters who showcase their talents and studios. Also get a glimpse inside two local teaching facilities, Claymakers and Durham Arts Council Clay Studio, which are open for viewing.

North Carolina Whirligig Festival @ Downtown Wilson
Nov 4 – Nov 5 all-day

Wilson, N.C. hosts its annual North Carolina Whirligig Festival on November 4-5 in Historic Downtown Wilson. The popular family-friendly community arts festival, which set attendance records last year, happens annually the first weekend in November. The street festival celebrates the arts, specifically the whimsical, wind-driven whirligigs (giant sculptures made from recycled industrial parts by local folk-artist Vollis Simpson). Families can enjoy arts and crafts, three live entertainment stages, 200+ vendors, food and beverage including a beer garden, non-profit organizations, and the free Whirli-Kidz Zone. The City of Wilson also sponsors Touch-A-Truck (for kids ages 3+ to explore, climb and touch variety of city trucks and emergency response vehicles) and an Inspiration Station zone where kids of all ages can build and create alongside local artists.

This year’s festival coincides with the November 2 Grand Opening of the downtown Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, a one of a kind art park to celebrate its namesake and act as a home for his many creations.

Who: Wilson, N.C., with farming roots dating to 1849, is a vibrant community located in Eastern North Carolina, known for its hometown charm, thriving arts community, antiques, barbecue, and award-winning, revitalized downtown.

Where: The city of Wilson is 45-minutes east of Raleigh on U.S. Route 264. North Carolina Whirligig Festival is held in the heart of Historic Downtown Wilson along Nash, Tarboro, Goldsboro, South and Douglas Streets. Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park is located at 301 Goldsboro Street S., Wilson, N.C. 27893.

When: Saturday & Sunday, November 4-5, 2017 (rain or shine). Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday, 12 noon – 5 pm. For schedule of events, parking or more information, visit www.whirligigfestivalnc.org or call Wilson Visitors Center at 800-497-7398.

Admission is free.

Durham County Pottery Tour 2017 @ Claymakers
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – Nov 5 @ 4:52 pm

Enjoy a fun filed weekend touring pottery studios and purchasing beautiful pieces to take home. A spectacular variety of styles of pottery from 21 professional potters and 2 teaching facilities including clay jewelry, dishes, sculpture, garden pieces, and decorative items. Follow the map throughout Durham County. Map, brochure and more information at durhamcountypotterytour.com

Nov
9
Thu
November Dinner with Dolci @ Nasher Cafe
Nov 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In honor of the newest upcoming exhibit at the Nasher Museum, THE MEDICI’S PAINTER: Carlo Dolci and 17th-century Florence the Nasher Cafe will be theming our Dinners on Thursday’s August 31st, September 21st, October 19th, & November 9th to celebrate the flavors & techniques from Italian kitchens during the 16th & 17th centuries. From bistecca to cacciatore we have crafted some stunning dishes so that you can experience this stunning exhibit through both sight & taste. Oh and let’s not forget sound, that’s right, our November 9th dinner coincides
“LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: “THE SOUND WORLD OF CARLO DOLCI”,” an evening of vocal music of 17th-century Italy, featuring works by Strozzi, Merula and Monteverdi starting at 7pm. See our special themed entrees for November 9th below and call today to reserve at (919) 684-6032 or book online.

SHORT RIB ARRABBIATA 28 Braised beef short ribs, pancetta, cherry tomatoes, onions, carrots, chili flakes, asiago creamy polenta

ABBACCHIO AL FORNO 28 Roasted lamb chops cooked medium, rosemary, garlic, wild mushroom fregola, baby carrots, vegetable caponatina

GRILLED SEAFOOD FRA DIAVOLO 26 Sea Scallops, shrimp, mussels, garlic, white wine, arrabbiata tomato sauce, shaved pecorino, linguine

BAKED COD OREGANATA 26 Parmesan breaded cod, chopped oregano, grilled lemon, wild mushroom fregola, grilled winter squash

EGGPLANT PARMESAN 20 Panko crusted local eggplant, basil, stracchino cheese, rustic pomodoro sauce, garlic butter linguine

WILD MUSHROOM RAVIOLI 21 Smoked asparagus, roasted shitake mushrooms, caramelized onions, tomatoes, pesto cream, shaved pecorino (Add chicken breast +4 or sautéed shrimp +6)

Nov
10
Fri
2017 Carolina Artisan Craft Market @ Raleigh Convention Center
Nov 10 – Nov 12 all-day

Kicking off holiday shopping season, the Carolina Artisan Craft Market returns this November 10-12 to the Raleigh Convention Center! Looking for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for friends and family? The Market features handcrafted furniture, jewelry, art, pottery, and more from over 115 jury-selected artists.

Attendees will be able to meet and engage with artists, ask questions about their work, and ensure they walk away with the best-fit piece. Enjoy artist demonstrations and live music while you find the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one! Single-day and weekend passes can be purchased online at carolinaartisancraft.com.

Nov
11
Sat
“This Is Hunger” Free National Exhibit: A Must-See Experience @ Food Bank of Eastern & Central NC
Nov 11 – Nov 13 all-day

Come on a compelling journey, one that draws you into the lives of everyday Americans – and deepens your awareness about who struggles with hunger and why. This 45-minute FREE exhibit tells intimate stories of dozens of Americans using portraits, state-of-the-art storytelling techniques and hands-on activities.

Come face to face with hunger in America. It will change the way you look at your city and your neighborhood.

Spaces are limited. Reserve your seat at the table now! (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/this-is-hunger-nc-food-bank-of-eastern-central-nc-tickets-39488721830)

Recommended age: 12+

Exhibit space is equipped with a wheelchair-accessible entrance and transcripts are available for guests who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Additional Information:
http://thisishunger.org

https://www.facebook.com/mazonusa/
https://www.instagram.com/mazonusa/

Please contact Linda Sledge at LSledge@foodbankcenc.orgor call 919-865-3043 for help with registration or questions about the schedule.

Nov
13
Mon
The Art of Giving @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Nov 13 @ 10:00 am

THE ART OF GIVING showcases giftable art for the holiday season by HGA’s 22 member artists. November 13 – December 31. Reception Friday, Nov. 24th 6-9pm. Located at 121 N. Churton Street in Hillsborough NC, the gallery is owned by 21 local artists featuring painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, turned wood, pottery & fiber art. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Thurs, 10-9 Fri & Sat, 12-4 Sun

Nov
16
Thu
Collaboration – Featured Members’ Exhibit @ Pleiades Gallery
Nov 16 – Dec 23 all-day

What do you get when 10 artists work on a project together? “Collaboration” is our featured exhibit in the downstairs gallery. Each Pleiades Arts member artist worked on a portion of an overall image. The pieces join together to create a larger image that is greater than the sum of its parts.

Nov
17
Fri
Reception for Collaboration – Featured Members’ Exhibit @ Pleiades Gallery
Nov 17 all-day

What do you get when 10 artists work on a project together? “Collaboration” is our featured exhibit in the downstairs gallery. Each Pleiades Arts member artist worked on a portion of an overall image. The pieces join together to create a larger image that is greater than the sum of its parts.