Nationally and internationally collected and exhibited Chatham County artist Marcelle Harwell Pachnowski visualizes color and rhythmic patterns when she listens to music. The result? Paintings with a spontaneous mix of color, rhythm, texture, and movement.
During #BigNightIn on March 11th, she will be creating a mixed media piece inspired by the Big Night In performances, which will be utilized to help raise additional funds for the campaign. Learn more about other performances happening at Big Night In, as well as how to join Marcelle in supporting the local arts community.
Extended! Durham Arts Council’s Instructor Showcase
The Durham Arts Council’s Instructor Showcase exhibit has been EXTENDED! On view in the Allenton Gallery, we are delighted to feature work from the talented and creative teaching artists who are part of the DAC School and Creative Arts in Public & Private Schools (CAPS) program. This exhibition will be viewable by limited appointments on Thursdays, following safety protocols.
Review safety guidelines and sign up for an appointment here. Each available time slot can accommodate up to four visitors – all visitors in a single time slot must be part of a shared quarantine "pod" (e.g. family member, same household, roommates, etc.).
From Feb 26-March 4, Nevermore Film Festival unleashes 72 all-new horror, sci-fi, and mystery-thrillers available to stream. All-access passes are $80. Individual tickets are $10. The festival can be viewed in NC, SC, TN, KY, VA, WV, GA, OH, PA, and DC.
Hailed by Dread Central as one of the "Best Horror Film Festivals on the Planet", Nevermore is produced and curated by the Carolina Theatre of Durham.
View the schedule, watch trailers, and read synopses here!
Did You Know…
Need to upgrade what is on the wall in your Zoom background? Have you been wanting to fill any blank walls in your home that have annoyed you during the pandemic? Want to directly support local artists and DAG’s arts programming? BROWSE THIS EXHIBIT!
There is an interesting mix of over 130 works of art from $35 to $3,000+. There is a gallery for artwork under $250 and a gallery for artwork over $250. You can purchase directly from the site and DAG will safely coordinate getting the piece from the artist to you via no contact curbside delivery and pick up. Need something shipped? They can coordinate that too. DAG members also get 10% savings from their galleries so email them before you purchase to ensure you get the discount.
Stay up-to-date with the latest opening information and resources related to COVID-19.
The Arts are involved COVID-19 research. Read more HERE.
About the Durham Arts Council
The Durham Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and local arts agency dedicated to supporting the arts in Durham and the entire Triangle Region in North Carolina and has served the community since 1954. Each year DAC serves over 400,000 visitors and program participants, over 2,000 artists, and more than 300 arts and cultural organizations through classes, artist residencies, exhibits, festivals, grants programs, technical support, creative economy initiatives, arts advocacy and information services.
Durham Arts Council, Inc. is a catalyst in the cultural development of Durham – it leads, inspires, and promotes excellence in and access to the creation, experience and active support of the arts for all the people of our community. For more information call 919.560.ARTS(2787) or visit our website at www.durhamarts.org.
THANK YOU to everyone who has supported DAC through the pandemic! We are humbled by your generosity. If you have not made your gift to support the arts and would like to do so, please click HERE to get started!
While our venue is currently closed, we are optimistic about our fall and winter events! Please contact Fay Marin to inquire about renting DAC for your next event!
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The Durham Arts Networkis a free online directory for artists, arts and cultural organizations, arts businesses and venues in Durham and adjacent counties. Get Your Free Listing Today!
Celebration of Black Artistry in Neighborhoods Public Art Project: McDougald Terrace. Deadline for to respond to call for artists: Feb. 26. Details here.
STUDIO SPACE: Opportunity at Liberty Arts. 10′ x 20′ studio space is available for $226 per month. To note: the space available is in an open studio with metal and wood artists, so may not be the best fit for for a painter or textile artist, but would be a perfect space for anyone working in mediums not affected by dust and dirt. Space comes with access to a wide array of tools! Learn More.
The annual NC State Poetry Contest is a free literary competition open to all North Carolina residents (including out-of-state and international students who are enrolled in North Carolina universities). It remains one of the largest free-to-enter poetry contests in the South. Deadline: March 1
Co-presented by South Arts and the National Consortium for Creative Placemaking (NCCP), the Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit: South + Appalachia is an annual gathering that explores how arts and cultural programming can be forces for connection and community resilience throughout the southeastern United States. Register HERE.
TRACKS is looking for musicians! Have you produced at least a 5-track collection of music in any genre? Do you live and regularly (virtually) perform in the Triangle area? If yes, submit your music for consideration today! Deadline: February 28
Backbone Press has launched its 3rd Annual Chapbook Competition! (And incase, like me, you need an assist; a chapbook is a small booklet of poetry). Deadline: March 5th
The FedEx Global Education Center seeks proposals for a fall 2021 art exhibition from Latina/o artists based in NC. Accepted mediums include but are not limited to painting, photography, sculpture & textiles. Deadline: March 31
The Durham Art Guild (DAG) seeks artwork donations from our valued network of talented members and other community artists for our upcoming annual fundraising event. Learn More HERE.