EVENTS

EVENTS

Feb
13
Tue
Definition of METAL: a visual art exhibit featuring Tom Dawson, Al Frega, Joe Galas, Jackie McLeod and Renee Leverty @ Pleiades Gallery
Feb 13 – Feb 25 all-day

Pleiades Gallery in Durham presents Definition of METAL, a visual art exhibit featuring Tom Dawson, Al Frega, Joe Galas, Jackie McLeod and Renee Leverty; 2. Metal – of various opaque, fusible, ductile, and typically lustrous substances that are good conductors of electricity and heat, form cations by loss of electrons, and yield basic oxides and hydroxides. This exhibit runs February 1-25. Join us for the reception Friday, February 16, from 6-9 pm. In addition, this will be a reception for Electric Avenue. What do the words “Electric Avenue” bring to mind? Bright lights? Big cities? Or perhaps the early 1980’s hit song written by Eddy Grant in response to a south London riot. The Pleiades artists are aglow as they present works inspired by the concept of “Electric Avenue.” This exhibit runs from February 8- March 31, with public receptions from 6-9pm on February 16 and March 16.

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

Feb
16
Fri
Public Reception for Definition of METAL, a visual art exhibit featuring Tom Dawson, Al Frega, Joe Galas, Jackie McLeod and Renee Leverty @ Pleiades Gallery
Feb 16 all-day

Pleiades Gallery in Durham invites the public to a reception for Definition of METAL, a visual art exhibit featuring Tom Dawson, Al Frega, Joe Galas, Jackie McLeod and Renee Leverty. Metal – of various opaque, fusible, ductile, and typically lustrous substances that are good conductors of electricity and heat, form cations by loss of electrons, and yield basic oxides and hydroxides. This exhibit runs February 1-25. Join us for the reception Friday, February 16, from 6-9 pm. In addition, this will be a reception for Electric Avenue. What do the words “Electric Avenue” bring to mind? Bright lights? Big cities? Or perhaps the early 1980’s hit song written by Eddy Grant in response to a south London riot. The Pleiades artists are aglow as they present works inspired by the concept of “Electric Avenue.” This exhibit runs from February 8 – March 31, with public receptions from 6-9pm on February 16 and March 16.

For more information, contact Renee Leverty. Hours for Pleiades Gallery are Thurs., noon-7, Fri., noon-8, Sat., noon-8, and Sun., noon-3.

Durham Arts Council February Third Friday Artist Reception @ Durham Arts Council
Feb 16 @ 5:00 pm

Once more, with feeling!
Join the Durham Arts Council at our February Third Friday event – this RESCHEDULED opening reception was originally planned for January, but was postponed due to inclement weather. Our February arts night puts the spotlight on exhibits in the Allenton Gallery, Semans Gallery, Ella Fountain Pratt Legacy Gallery, and the Durham Art Guild’s SunTrust Gallery. Also featured are dance performances by Huepa Culture & Arts Institute, live music, family friendly crafts, refreshments and wine bar!

Exhibition Opening: “Hotel Theory” by Bill Thelen @ 21c Museum Hotel
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us for the opening celebration of Bill Thelen’s Hotel Theory. Hotel Theory is located in the Vault Gallery and will be on view until Summer 2018.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
In 2016, Bill Thelen headed to the Obracodobra artist residency in Oaxaca, Mexico. The residency is housed within Casa Colonial, which also functions as a hotel. Thelen brought two seminal texts with him: the 19th-century French Symbolist novel A Rebours (Against Nature or Against the Grain), by Joris-Karl Huysmans, and contemporary critic Wayne Koestenbaum’s Hotel Theory, a philosophical meditation on hotel living.

These books became launching points for works in which Thelen investigates identity and influence, history and the environment. Immersed in the colors and textures of the Oaxacan landscape, and facing middle age, Thelen was inspired to create a new body of work dominated by two prominent colors (el naranja and el turquesa), which, he says, “conceptualizes and cross-pollinates ideas about the interconnectivity of states of being with the environments that influence them.”

Set within what Thelen describes as “the unrestrained environment” of 21c’s vault gallery, Hotel Theory includes individual drawings, collaged works on paper using watercolors, ink and graphite drawings, and wall painting, along with a new wall drawing and a fiber piece that utilizes fabrics sourced from Raleigh Denim.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Bill Thelen is an artist, curator, and educator living in Raleigh, NC. He is the co-founder and former Director of Lump, a non-profit, project space located in downtown Raleigh. His work has been shown nationally and internationally, and has been reviewed in Frieze, The New York Times, Art in America, Time Out London, Sculpture, and other periodicals and online journals.

Love In Durham @ Museum of Durham History
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

One of the Museum of Durham History’s most popular events is back again to celebrate Love In Durham. On Friday February 16th from 6-8PM, stop by the museum to create a decorative valentine to be put on display in our gallery for all of Durham to see!

Bring photos of your family, friends, significant others, or even your pets with you to the celebration to be made into a valentine. It doesn’t matter if they live here or across the globe, celebrate whoever makes you feel Love in Durham! We will have all sorts of crafting supplies for you to use here at the museum. The finished valentines will be featured in the museum for the rest of February.

While you get crafty, enjoy a glass of wine and chocolate covered strawberries! Live music will be provided in our gazebo courtesy of Third Friday Durham.

We invite EVERYONE to share the Love in Durham with this perfect way to wrap up your Valentine’s Day celebration!

Mar
24
Sat
wimmin@work 2018 @ Hayti Heritage Center
Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for the third annual afternoon of thought-provoking and spirit-moving performance in celebration of Wimmin’s Herstory Month. A magnificent lineup of dancers, musicians, poets, scholars and more. Wimmin of all generations come together to acknowledge that we stand on the mighty and magnificent shoulders of wimmin artists, educators, mentors, family and friends. Let’s celebrate and share our creative endeavors in the way we do best, by being wimmin@work!

Wimmin Vendors will begin be selling beautiful articles in the lobby at 2pm. The show begins at 3pm.

Admission $8 at the door, Free for children under 12