Liberty Warehouse has moved again … and again the move has allowed the collective to expand the resources they offer the Triangle arts community. “With the move to our new, larger location we have been able to open a glass studio and offer classes at varying levels of skill, which is something we did not have the ability to provide in our prior spot. And with the larger footprint, we have more studio space available to offer artists.” say Board President, Diane Amato.
Liberty Arts offers classes in welding, glass blowing, ceramics, plasma cutting, letterpress and wood turning. Along with those classes, they have welding machines and glass blowing time available to rent by the hour. And for artists who are looking for a home, they still have a few studio spaces left.
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A new arts space, Living Arts Collective, has come alive in Durham! Still growing, the space is a haven for movement artists, musicians, and more!
The Living Arts Collective is a dynamic space suitable for community events, live music shows, dance socials, classes, workshops, performances, private lessons and rehearsals, art shows and more! Located at 410 W. Geer Street in Durham, the Collective supports local artists and promotes community engagement “aims to “cultivate community through conscious living and creative movement by offering accessible space and resources for socially progressive arts, culture, conscious living, and wellness practices.” The Living Art Collective already hosts a wide range of artists with offerings include African dance, modern dance, partner dance (tango, fusion, blues, salsa, bachata, zouk, kizomba, swing and more), ecstatic dance, contact improvisation, massage, acroyoga, martial arts, theatre, drumming, live music… See the website for the latest events!
The space has a cork dance floor in the middle of a ~2000 sq.ft event space with an accommodating lobby space to create a beautiful event flow and features a live music ready sound system with ample power for any live show or the most hopping dance party, as well as theater ready lights and an ample assortment chairs and tables for everything from community potlucks to Tango Milongas.
The Living Arts Collective is still growing, excited to have just launched their Resident Artist Membership program which offers affordable flex-use of the space for creative art and special rates for events by participating artists, as well as Patron Memberships and to be launching fundraising for a new sprung floor to cover the whole space.
To find out more about Living Arts Collective, check out their website.Tags: Living Arts Collective, triangle artworks
Join Alex Lehmann, CPA as he discusses the basics of preparing and filing taxes when you’re a theatre artist. This practical workshop will cover:
Mr. Lehmann has long been a popular speaker helping visual artists understand how to address accounting and tax issues in their work. Don’t miss this chance to hear him bring this popular program to theatre artists.
Walk next door with us after the workshop for an informal networking session at Pharmacy Beverage!Alex Lehmann, Cary Cultural Arts, The Cary Theater, triangle artworks, Women's Theatre Festival
On March 18, Triangle ArtWorks is partnering with Infinite Minds (@InfiniteTheMag), The North Carolina Arts Council, American Dance Festival, Shelia A. Huggins, PLLC and the NC Museum of History for Creative NC – An event to create space for collaboration, empowerment and growth in NC’s creative community! The event will kick-off with the screening of the #CreativeNC documentary (see Trailer), directed by @IamDevonSmith, looking at our state’s most enterprising creatives and the overall culture.
After the screening will be a series of panel discussions, keynotes, and special guests to further bridge the gap between creatives and business.
BUILDING YOUR BRAND IN THE DIGITAL SPACE
Joseph Headen (@Headgraphix) – A Side Entertainment
Ryan Cocca (@YouAintRyan) – Nugget Comfort
Kyle Mosher (@KyleMosher) – Full Time Fine Artist
PARTNERING & PROVIDING VALUE WITH LARGER ENTITIES
Keith Cradle (@KeithCradle) – Bechtler Museum
Garrett Tichy (@GarrettTichy) – Hygge Co-Working | #WeLoveCLT
Justin Laidlaw (@BuddyRuski) – Runaway Clothing
DELIVERING IMPACTFUL LIVE EXPERIENCES
Lesa Tyson (@Juche.Co) – CraftCLT
Dammit Fannie (@Dammit_Wesley & @DJFannieMae)
Bryant White (@BKirkWhite) – A.Bevy
HOW TO MAINTAIN GROWTH AND EVOLVE
Keynote: Greg Selkoe (@Selkoe)
Founder, Karmaloop | Co-Founder, Look Live App
This event is free. But please register here.
The North Carolina Museum of History
5 E. Edenton St. Raleigh, NC 27601
March 18, 2017 | 4pm-8pm
Tags: creative business, CreativeNC, Deven Smith, for profit arts businesses, Infinite Minds, Triangle arts businesses, triangle artworks
We are thrilled to announce that our Executive Director, Beth Yerxa, has been elected to the Americans for the Arts (AFTA) Private Sector Council. AFTA is the leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America and Private Sector Council members advise Americans for the Arts’ staff on developing programs and services that will build a deeper connection to the field and the network membership. As part of the Private Sector Council, Yerxa will also work with fellow arts leaders to develop and implement private-sector advocacy programs and serve as leaders to other local arts agencies seeking to connect with the private sector.
“Americans for the Arts strives to cultivate the next generation of arts leaders in America, and I am pleased to welcome Beth Yerxa to our advisory council,” said Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts. “These leaders are willing to dedicate their time and expertise to work with peers across the country to shape national programs and messages and help craft services for states, communities, and local organizations”.
This position also provides Triangle ArtWorks a unique opportunity to deepen relationships we already have with other arts leaders around the Country and not only keep up with, but be a part of affecting changing trends in the arts around the country. This knowledge and access will help Yerxa and Triangle ArtWorks advise Triangle arts leaders, as well as serve the Triangle arts community better. Directors of arts organizations from Miami/Dade, Nashville, Philadelphia, San Francisco and many other cities and towns are represented on the Council.
In January, Yerxa participated in her first Private Sector meeting, where she was briefed on changing trends in arts, such as the CREATE Act. She also provided input into the discussion about the changing field of arts support and the role of the arts and culture segment in the larger “creative economy” and tp talk about the work that Triangle ArtWorks is doing to support this business segment here in the Triangle.
Tags: AFTA, Americans for the Arts, Arts and culture, Private Sector Council, Triangle arts business community, Triangle arts businesses, triangle artworks
SkillPop is a new NC-based startup seeking to make in-person learning fresh and accessible. In an age where learning is trending online, SkillPop curates in-person classes where trying a new skill is social and engaging. “We don’t think you should have to spend huge amounts of time or money just to try something new or build your skills, so we make it simpler,” says founder Haley Bohon.
SkillPop hosts classes on a variety of topics from Handlettering to How to Launch Your Business which range from $20-35/class. Courses are held pop-up style in unique venues around the community and are taught by local experts looking to share their skills. Each class is bite-sized and focused so that you leave with the tools and knowledge to start pursuing your passion.
There are several ways to get involved:
Learn Take a class and see what it’s all about! New classes come out every Tuesday morning and are announced in SkillPop’s newsletter. To sign up for the newsletter and/or see a list of current classes, visit Skillpop’s website.
Teach Have a skill you want to share? SkillPop accepts applications from teachers on a rolling basis and is currently looking for more teachers in the Raleigh area. More information on how to apply can be found here:
Host SkillPop is currently popping-up in unique venues around Raleigh from historic churches to coworking spaces. If you have a venue you’d like to be used for classes send SkillPop an email.Tags: arts classes, Arts classes in the Triangle, creative classes, pop-ups, SkillPop, triangle artworks
Join Triangle ArtWorks and the rest of the Triangle arts community to celebrate a SMASHing New Year of connections + collaboration at:
Kick off 2017 right with old and new friends from all arts disciplines from across the Triangle. Whether you’re an artist, an arts organizer, or an arts lover – come enjoy great food, great company and Fullsteam Beer!
Learn about what we have planned for the new year and connect with people + resources to help YOU have a SMASHing 2017!
Meet folks involved in our Programs such as Law + ArtWorks, Triangle Emerging Arts Leaders (TEAL) and our Theater and Dance Community Building work.
Let’s come together and celebrate the collective riches we have as
an arts community here in the Triangle.
This event is FREE, but please REGISTER HERE.
Help us make this the BEST SMASH yet! – Join us by supporting this important Triangle ArtWorks event.
SMASH is the biggest Triangle arts community event of the year and a great opportunity for networking and community building, so we want to keep it free and accessible to the entire arts community. If you can, please support this event with a donation to help us cover the costs of food, drink and other materials that help us create this event for our community.
We are planning some great activities. Your donation would help cover the cost of a community art project and other activities that will create opportunities for mingling and collaboration at SMASH.
Show the entire Triangle arts community that you believe in them and know the impact they have on the Triangle. As a Sponsor, you will be a VIP at SMASH, with name and logo recognition on posters, hand-outs, floor comments and slide show.
Want to show the Triangle’s arts community that you support them by being recognized at SMASH as a SMASH Sponsor! Contact Beth Yerxa for information or donate directly through the Registration page!
Tags: New Years arts celebration, RTP Frontier, SMASH, Triangle artists, Triangle arts celebration, triangle arts community, triangle artworks, Triangle region, Triangle regional creative community
If you support the Triangle arts community, you need to also support Triangle ArtWorks.
We are the only nonprofit looking at the big picture to ensure that the Triangle’s arts community has the resources and support it needs to not just to work, but to thrive! Help us put the Triangle on the map as a Region that not only loves the arts, but supports artists as crucial members of the local economy and a big part of what makes the Triangle great.
Support artists? Then please support our work through a Donation. Give here.
Pop-Up ToolKit – Triangle ArtWorks developed a Pop-Up ToolKit in collaboration with a committee of downtown development and arts leaders from across the Region. The ToolKit helps artists and property owners create Pop-up arts events to engage empty or underused spaces, provide more affordable arts venues, and facilitate art in unexpected places.
Law + ArtWorks – A group of lawyers who care about the Triangle’s arts community facilitates a Resource Group to determine the unmet legal needs of this community and develop ways to serve these needs, including monthly practical legal workshops.
SMASH! – Mark your calendars now for SMASH 2017 on January 24! This event brings together the entire Triangle arts community – from across counties and disciplines – once a year. Our annual SMASH! is only time the entire community comes together to celebrate themselves and kick off the New Year. Always an exciting, fun (and kinda crazy) event, SMASH! is an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the people, the work, and the impact of the arts in the Triangle.
Tags: Giving Tuesday, triangle arts community, triangle artworks
Like many in the Triangle, local filmmakers, producers and actors Andrew Martin, Paul Kilpatrick and Olivia Griego saw a need and simply jumped in to fill it. The need? A way to promote the strength and diversity of local talent to a broader audience. Martin explains, “We have talented neighbors, who excel in theater, improv, stand up comedy, music, dance, burlesque, roller derby, wrestling, fashion, photography, and film. Being filmmakers by trade, we wanted to encourage and showcase these incredible people and bring these diverse talents together on screen.” So they created the website An Establishing Shot.
Establishing Shot is a series of short improvised films, starring local Triangle & NC-based talent, invoking the spirit of old Hollywood’s screen tests. An “establishing shot” in filmmaking terms is typically used to open a new scene and provide a wider view of a setting or location in the story. It’s a traditional way to tell the viewer where the action takes place and to initiate a contextual understanding of what is about to happen on screen.
Establishing Shot provides an easily accessible online resource for local talent to showcase their work and makes it easier for business seeking talent, both from NC and beyond, to easily view the breadth of local talent. “We see Establishing Shot Raleigh as the first time many people outside the community will become aware of the range of screen talent we have living here. This is designed to be an intriguing tease of dramatic and comedic possibilities, casting light on many of the gifted performers who call this region home.” say Martin. The hope is that rather than bringing talent in from elsewhere for productions filmed here, Establishing Shot will make it easier for those casting films or other productions to view the work of local talent and “hire local”.
Another reason for creating Establishing Shot was to reveal a new side to the Triangle’s well-established theater and performance talent, by giving them the opportunity and confidence to do more acting in front of the camera. Martin adds, “We also wanted to give the behind-the-scenes crew the chance to have some raw unscripted fun, play around with cameras and lights in a non-corporate or commercial setting, and to create a positive experience for everyone working together as a well-orchestrated team.”
Short term, the project will provide Triangle actors and performers the opportunity to create original material for a reel. Long term, the creators hope to generate increased interest and enthusiasm for the Triangle’s brand of unique characters and creators and inspire more original works of film, television, and visual art.
Getting the Project Started
“We originally reached out to over 250 vetted and proven performers and were only able to make the scheduling work for 30 of them this time around. The wealth and depth of talent in this community is strong and growing.” says Martin. They shot 50 scenes over 2 days of filming and have been very gradually releasing each one. Having full time careers and families, the labor-intensive and time-consuming aspect of this project has been the editing.
Once Establishing Shot Raleigh becomes established, there will be an even greater chance for visual artists, musicians, writers, and creative people of all kinds to naturally integrate into the design and delivery of the scenes. The creators are open to meeting and working with the large, diverse group of artists and artisans throughout our creative community. In the meantime, Martin adds, “We need editors, or even people who are dabbling in editing, to help us finish. Adobe Premiere only, since the project is organized and ready to share most easily in this format. Next time around we will need help in every department.”
They also ask the Triangle Arts Community to be sure to share and comment on the video scenes to help get the word out. To be successful, they want to be seen in our local market, but it will be of even greater benefit if filmmakers and audiences outside our community begin to discover the talent available here.
Visit EstRaleigh.com to get more info and contact Andrew, Olivia and Paul through the website.Tags: Andrew Martin, Establishing Shot, Olivia Griego, Paul Kilpatrick, triangle artworks
This month, TEAL is joining together with other arts, non-profit and maker groups for two networking events. Here’s the info:
Get Crafty With Us
Thurs, OCT 20 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Fullsteam in Durham
Thurs, OCT 27 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Crank Arm in Raleigh
Craft + Beer is a FREE event that pours together local craft artists, creative professionals and craft beer. What’s not to love? Craft artists featured at the Carolina Artisan Craft Market will be on hand to talk about their art and share their creative process. Sip local brews and get a sneak peek of the Carolina Artisan Craft Market coming to Downtown Raleigh November 11-13. All attendees will receive a coupon for discounted entry to the Market. Door prizes will also be given away, so come early and stay late. It’s going to be a great night!
Craft + Beer is co-hosted by:
• Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild – Learn more about the Market – CarolinaArtisanCraft.com.
• Triangle Nonprofit Communicators
• The Create Good Conference
• YNPN Triangle NC
• Triangle Fused
• Blown Glass Meetup Group
• Scrap Exchange
• Durham Art Guild
• Triangle Social Hangout Meetup Group
• Triangle Emerging Arts Leaders/Triangle ArtWorks
See you there!
Tags: Carolina Artisan Craft Market, Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild, TEAL, triangle artworks, Triangle Emerging Arts Leaders