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
by Brandon Cordrey
If you’ve spent time in the Five Points area of downtown Durham in the past month, you may have noticed some curious activities inside the glass storefront of 109 East Chapel Hill Street. This very contemporary space will soon house a new fine art gallery, the newest adventure of entrepreneurs Renee Leverty and Kimberly Wheaton. After having mulled identical ideas over individually, they teamed up while working together at the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts. Both thought downtown Durham needed a fine art gallery whose main purpose would be to promote artists and sell their work. … Read More
Tags: Art Gallery, creative business, Durham, for profit arts businesses, gallery, Pleiades Gallery, visual arts
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
If you are a visual artist that sells your work or wants to sell your work, then you run a business. Part of Triangle ArtWorks mission is to help visual artists (as well as artist in other disciplines) have better access to the tools they need to be more financially successful. One such tool is education -ways to learn how to run a better arts based business and make more money doing it.
If you follow us on social media (twitter, Facebook) you know ArtWorks will keep you informed about all the educational opportunities that we know about. But there is a great opportunity coming up that we want to bring special attention to. … Read More
Tags: arts businesses, BOBAA, Business of Being an Artist, triangle artworks, Visual art exchange, visual arts
Everyone knows it’s a tough time to make a living in the arts. Raleigh-based artists Jeremy Maronpot and Roger Flake have come up with a unique business model based on the idea that having limited resources does not limit possibilities. In fact, limited resources can be a source of inspiration.
Roger says they came up with the idea for Mystery Build while working on a stop motion animation project. “Stop motion animation is a very tedious process. You really have a lot of time to talk about what else you could be doing. We were listening to a story on NPR about American ingenuity and the ability to create something from nothing, and we had just received a kit in the mail for a puppet armature. It was just a box of hundreds of loose parts. We thought ‘You could make anything out of this.’” … Read More
Tags: artists, creative business, Mystery Build, visual arts
If you are a visual artist and have never heard of Visual Art Exchange, then you are missing out on a great resource. Not only does VAE now oversee SPARKcon, but they also provide tons of services for the visual arts community, such as the annual “Business of Being an Artist” seminars, as well as other programs. They describe themselves as a “non-profit creativity incubator and gallery that supports and educates emerging, professional and student artists” … Read More
Tags: artist incubator, artists, arts, arts support, Raleigh, Sarah Corpron, Sarah Powers, triangle arts organizations, VAE, venues, Visual art exchange, visual arts
Raleigh’s Artspace new term limits and more residencies increase opportunities for artists.
by Jess Moore
Sitting at the corner of Davie and Blount Street, Artspace has anchored the downtown Raleigh art scene for over 25 years. Inside the deceptively unassuming building, on any given day, there are over 30 professional artists, 2 artists-in-residents, several exhibition spaces, and numerous arts education programs. All in furtherance of Artspace’s mission – to inspire individual creativity by engaging the community in the process of the visual arts by presenting quality exhibitions and educational programs within an open studio environment. … Read More
Tags: artist residencies, Artspace, Raleigh, visual arts
On May 5, the Ackland Museum opened the Ackland Museum Store at the corner of Columbia and Franklin Streets (100 E. Franklin), finally filling a long empty, but important corner in Chapel Hill. The Ackland Museum Store will help promote and support the Ackland, especially given its very visible location, while proceeds from the location will support exhibitions and educational programs at the museum. Melinda Rittenhouse, gallery manager, says “We want to be a gateway to the Ackland, directing people to it’s wonderful collection of art”. … Read More
Tags: Ackland Museum, Chapel Hill, creative business, venues, visual arts
By Teri Saylor
Scrap Exchange is finally getting some return on the good Karma it has invested in the Durham community. After an epic moving odyssey, the creative re-use facility, is finally settled into a new home, which in time, could be permanent.
“We’ve been through hell,” said Executive Director Ann Woodard, sitting in a tiny, crowded office next to the huge concrete and steel space that will soon be converted into a spacious environment housing a gallery, retail store, and workshops. She allows that the experience worked in the organization’s favor after all, and after two moves in 10 days, The Scrap Exchange is back in business. This last move, which took place over the Memorial Day weekend was the third relocation in 10 days. Its new home is at 923 Franklin Street in Durham. … Read More
Tags: creative business, Durham, Scrap Exchange, triangle arts organizations, visual arts
by Cristina Virsida
Walking into City Market’s newest gallery, Amplified Art, is like taking a peek inside a famous musician’s private studio, complete with rare performance photos, original artwork and a fully loaded stage for intimate jam sessions. Opened in October of 2010, the 1,900 square foot addition to downtown Raleigh’s City Market showcases music-inspired pieces ranging from photography and jewelry to concert prints and t-shirts, with space devoted exclusively to the work of local artists. Currently, the works of local photographer Sandlin Gaither are on display in the main “sound booth”. In June, the spotlight turns to local screenprinter, JT Lucchesi. … Read More
Tags: Amplified Art, music, Raleigh, visual arts