by Brandon Cordrey
Durham’s newest art venue is scheduled to make its debut as part of May’s Third Friday events. Just across the street from the Golden Belt complex a small white church is being renovated to house SPECTRE Arts. The space will offer rotating exhibitions, two artist studios, and great indoor/outdoor space available for event and workshop rentals. Alicia Lange purchased the property two years ago and has been overhauling it for the past year. … Read More
Tags: Alicia Lange, Durham art galleries, durham arts community, Durham event space, Durham venues, for profit arts businesses, Golden Belt, SPECTRE Arts, venues, visual arts
The number two need we hear from all creative disciplines in the Triangle is the need for “space”. Space to rehearse, space to show work, space to perform…whatever. We are happy to report that there is a new flexible space just coming online in Durham.… Read More
Tags: Durham, Jim Haverkamp, Shadowbox, venues
Manifestationz Gallery opened on December 28 in Cary’s Old Cary Commons area. “Manifestationz Gallery’s goal is to be a platform for emerging artists and a conduit for their exposure and inspiration,” gallery owner Omar Cummings said. “We want something from everybody for everybody.” The gallery is doing just that by showcasing North Carolina natives as well as emerging local artists. With weekly and monthly rotations of both two- and three-dimensional art, the space is set to have a consistent flow of new exhibits. The current feature is a Meredith College exhibit in honor of the College’s February art club re-launch, headed by Cameron Johnson. … Read More
Tags: Cary, Manifestationz Gallery, visual arts
By Sarah Dellana, ArtWorks Intern
Stepping through the doors of the Hunt Library, you will think “the future is here!” At least, that was the sentiment shared by many excited students during Hunt Library’s January opening. The library is a spectacle, with a state-of-the-art sustainable building design, over 1,800 seating options, and cutting edge technology that evoke images from science-fiction stories. The library was created to give NC State students a competitive advantage, but luckily, it’s open to community members as well. So what does this Disneyland for creative adults have to offer? Here is a list of some of the resources available at the Hunt library: … Read More
Tags: "creative placemaking", Hunt Library, ncsu, North Carolina State University, venues
One need we repeatedly hear from Triangle artists in all disciplines in the Triangle is the lack of affordable studio and living space, particularly in downtwon. Therefore, it is important for the community to know that there is an ongoing effort to create such a space in downtown Raleigh and the effort will need support quickly if it is to move forward.
The project is a plan to renovate historic Stone’s Warehouse, located at 500 E. Davie Street, and adjacent buildings into what would be called the “Raleigh Arts Village” — a 61-unit live/work affordable housing facility. The project is being proposed by Landmark Group from Winston-Salem, and Van Joines. Landmark has a background of work in creative re-use of buildings in North Carolina and elsewhere in the Southeast. Van Joines, who is spearheading this project, began his career redeveloping houses in central Appalachia, but moved to New Orleans after Katrina where he served as development director for Project Homecoming, a non-profit community development organization through the Presbyterian Church. At Project Homecoming, he helped redevelop over 150 homes and partnered with the City of New Orleans to develop new green homes for low to moderate income homeowners in a portion of the CIty affected both by flooding and by the foreclosure crisis. … Read More
Tags: arts incubator, arts studios, Landmark group, Raleigh arts village, Raleigh City Council, Van Joines
Local film producer, Camden Watts, talks about a new film series in the Triangle, that provides an opportunity for local filmmakers to screen their films, and, of course interested audiences to see them! A great new resource for the Triangle’s film community.
Last Sunday, I attended the Second Sunday Film Series in Carrboro, N.C., where four short films were screened. The line up included “Lenny and Josh,” “The Weaver,” “Dear Stranger,” and “Where There’s Smoke.” Folks associated with each film answered questions from the audience after the screening. … Read More
Tags: ArtsCenter, Camden Watts, Carrboro, filmmaking, Jim McQuaid, Second Sunday Film Series
By Tara Connolly
The Triangle recently welcomed two new galleries. Here’s the scoop!
TIPPING PAINT GALLERY
Tipping Paint Gallery opened in Downtown Raleigh this June. The gallery is now showing “Ardea Herodias” with featured artist Lori White.
Artists currently represented by Tipping Paint Gallery include Lee Ball, Rick Bennett, Allen L. Clapp, Linda Eddins, Tunde Afolayan Famous, Susan K. Jones and Lori White. Tipping Paint will present a new show each month featuring either an associated artist or a guest artist. … Read More
by India Ali
Katie DeConto and Megan Jones have been faithful Durhamians for a couple of years, but Mercury Studio, located at 407 N. Mangum Street, is new to the scene. With less than two months under its belt, Mercury Studio, like any newborn, is already causing a great stir. Artists and others alike have happily accepted the studio into the community with arms wide open.
Mercury Studio does not meet any standard definition. Its a co-working space for all types of creative people. It offers artist studio space, as well as “desk memberships” or “cafe memberships” in the co-working space. It’s art studio meets The Office: a creative, family-like, co-working environment. A collaborative, cross-occupational mash-up. … Read More
Tags: "creative placemaking", artist studios, Durham, India Ali, Katie Deconto, Megan Jones, Mercury Studio, venues
By Kim Alexander
When Julio Cordoba surveys the third floor of the building he owns in Durham he envisions an expansive art gallery and dance studio space occupying the western end. He points to the exterior end wall of the imagined dance hall, indicating where windows can be reopened and to the opposite wall where mirrors and a barre might be installed. The Cordoba Center for the Arts exists both in present reality and in the future vision of a businessman who spent time in New York’s East Village and its cultural influences. … Read More