EVENTS

EVENTS

May
24
Thu
Combinations @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
May 24 – Jun 24 all-day

Pottery by Garry Childs, Photography by Eric Saunders and paintings by Pat Merriman.  Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, May 25th 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 art and textile art. 121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough NC, 919-732-5001. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Th, 10-9 Fri & Sat, 12-4 Sun. HillsboroughGallery.com

May
25
Fri
“Art To Remember” by artist Gartifacts, featuring live music by Mother Earth @ Hotel Indigo
May 25 all-day

Join us for an extremely special event!

Meet artist Gartifacts and see his newest art pieces

Artist Garry Atkinson (Gartifacts) is a Raleigh artist with a love for history, nature, and visual teaching. His collection of unique abstract portraits mix realism with fantasy. View them at Gartifacts.com and currently at the Hotel Indigo.

As an artist who learned best through visuals, he created Fundo Press, a publishing company that makes creative children’s books and learning tools. Learn more at FundoPress.com

Enjoy live music from Mother Earth.

Eclecletic, eccentric musician Mother Earth is known to inundate the ear canal with an energy so dense that by the force of gravity, one can only spontaneously combust…

Mother Earth’s set will feature acoustic instrumentation. Mother Earth’s sound is eclectic- a fusion of funk, rock, and hip hop. Listen here!

Limited seats are available. Claim your ticket here!

What you’ll get:

Live music from Mother Earth

Wine and refreshments

Special discount pricing on a custom ‘Gartifacts style’ portrait

(*order ahead of the event and see him work on it live)

A chance to win a free Gartifacts print of your choice

May Arts Night at the Durham Arts Council @ Durham Arts Council
May 25 @ 5:00 pm

The Durham Arts Council’s monthly arts night for May will be on Friday the 25th (HEADS UP – this is a week after our typical Third Friday arts night)! We’ll have visual art aplenty, featuring new work by young Triangle artists (part of DAC’s first collaboration with the Nasher Teen Council), art from DAC students and instructors, and a pop-up gallery of work from the current Durham Convention Center exhibit. More than 100 local artists will have work on view here at the DAC!

May
31
Thu
Dynamic Duos @ Museum of Life and Science
May 31 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The only thing better than a delicious meal is when it’s perfectly paired with a beverage! Head to the Museum of Life and Science for an adults-only (21 and older) event that features your favorite wineries, breweries and restaurants from across the area. Learn why certain foods and drinks make good pairs while wandering through the museum, Hideaway Woods, Farmyard and Butterfly House after-hours. Plus, enjoy food truck fare from Sympathy for the Deli, The Bamboo Cookhouse, Chirba Chirba Dumpling and Tenco Coffee. Buy your tickets in advance to guarantee your spot for this deliciously educational evening.

Jun
1
Fri
The Art of a Scientist @ Rubenstein Art Center Gallery 235
Jun 1 – Aug 10 all-day

Art and science have a lot in common, yet we don’t always see it that way. This exhibit brings the work of artists and scientists together in shared exploration of creativity and visual communication.

Join us for our opening on June 1st from 6-9pm!

Jun
2
Sat
Lobby Call: Jeghetto’s Puppet Museum @ The Durham Hotel
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

“Puppetry is a high art. It’s like composing a symphony in 3D” – Jeghetto

Tarish Pipkins (a.k.a Jeghetto) is a multifaceted Durham artist whose mission is to promote oneness through art. Immerse yourself in his magical world of puppetry at our next Lobby Call event, a pop-up puppet museum. Get an up-close look at the puppets he’s created, the tools and materials that he uses to make them and explore his many other mediums of art and creative expression.

Coffee Shop | Family Friendly

2018 Beaver Queen Pageant @ Duke Park
Jun 2 @ 4:00 pm

The Beaver Queen Pageant is Durham’s own special mix of folly, pageantry, and humor. Contestants take on beaver personalities and compete for the title of Beaver Queen with their fashion, talent, and personality. The theme for the 14th Annual Beaver Queen Pageant is “Saturday Night Beaver”. There will be music, a Scrap Exchange tail-making booth, food trucks, and much more! Come enjoy the fun at this family-friendly and free event which raises funds for the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association. Vote for your favorite contestants – or bribe a judge – at www.beaverqueen.org. Emcee’d by WUNC’s Frank Stasio, this is a truly weird and delightful Durham experience.

Jun
14
Thu
Jane Austen Summer Program’s “Northanger Abbey and Frankenstein: 200 Years of Horror” @ Hampton Inn & Suites
Jun 14 – Jun 17 all-day

The Jane Austen Summer Program is delighted to announce its sixth annual symposium, “Northanger Abbey & Frankenstein: 200 Years of Horror.” Participants will have the opportunity to hear expert speakers and participate in discussion groups on Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. They will also join in a Regency-style masquerade ball, attend Austen-inspired theatricals, partake in an English tea, and visit special exhibits tailored to the conference. The Jane Austen Summer Program is designed to appeal to Austen fans, established scholars, K-12 teachers, and graduate and undergraduate students—anyone with a passion for all things Austen is welcome and encouraged to attend!

For more program information, to see comments and photos from previous programs, or to register, please visit our website janeaustensummer.org.

Jun
25
Mon
Mindfulness @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Jun 25 – Jul 22 all-day

Paintings by Eduardo Lapetina and Jude Lobe, sculpture by Jason Smith. June 25 – July 22. Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, June 29th 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

Jul
23
Mon
Common Ground @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Jul 23 – 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