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Third Friday at DAC, featuring “Material and Embodiment” presented by the Durham Art Guild!
It’s that time again – we’re looking forward to Third Friday Durham this week! Stop by the DAC from 6-8pm on Friday, July 16 for drop-in viewing of our latest exhibits. This Third Friday at DAC, come on down for the opening reception of The Durham Art Guild‘s “Material and Embodiment” in the SunTrust Gallery, featuring works by BR Goldstein and Tina Marcus. Also on view in the Allenton Gallery is “Our House DAC Student Showcase.” Masks are still required inside the building; they are not required in the outdoor terrace space. See you there!
“Material and Embodiment”
The Durham Art Guild presents “Material and Embodiment” featuring new works by DAG member artists BR Goldstein and Tina Marcus at DAG’s SunTrust Gallery June 18 – August 20, 2021.
Third Friday Durham Receptions:
July 16, and August 20 from 6-8pm
Most Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons LINK HERE to register
“In the past I have thought of my work as a form of landscape, while that initial idea has shifted and grown, it still rings true. Landscape in my mind is an all-encompassing thing that includes visual markers, aesthetics, histories that have soaked into the earth and political climates and currents. I am very sensitive to my surroundings: seeing evidence of how it has evolved, taking note of the people, feeling the energies that inhabit it, and being present to observe—all have an impact on what I produce.”
– BR Goldstein
“My works are soul-selfies. Whereas most people today are taking pictures of themselves with their phones, I am painting snapshots of personal defining moments. My mixed-media assemblages are my selfies— focusing on the human figure exploring conditions and circumstances with themes revolving around aging, solitude, isolation, and ambiguity.”
– Tina Marcus
Piedmont Laureate Fiction Application Call
The Durham Arts Council, City of Raleigh Arts Commission, Orange County Arts Commission, and United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County are pleased to announce the opening of the application process for the position of Piedmont Laureate for 2022. For the 2022 cycle, applications will be accepted from writers of fiction. The selected candidate will focus on elevating fiction in Wake, Durham and Orange counties. The application submission period will begin June 25, 2021 and close on August 25, 2021, 11:59pm.
Visual Artist Application for Durham Art Walk Holiday Market is Open!
It’s like Christmas in July: the application for the Durham Art Walk Holiday Market is NOW OPEN! All artists who wish to participate in this non-juried event must apply online via the application link. The application fee is $5.00, with a $75.00 booth fee for accepted artists. The Durham Art Walk Holiday Market will be held Saturday November 20, and Sunday November 21. Participating artists will be placed at locations throughout our Downtown Durham footprint, in both indoor and outdoor spaces. The Holiday Market is the perfect transition from the harvest to the holidays! This annual community arts festival is free and family friendly – learn more about Art Walk here.
Artist Support Grant Applications Are Now Open!
Applications for Artist Support Grants are open! These project grants should enhance the applicant’s skills and abilities to create work, improve their business operations or capacity to bring their work to new audiences. Links to applications can be found on the DAC’s Artist Support Grant page.
Eligible applicants have lived in Durham, Orange, Alamance or Person Counties, NC, for one year before the application due date, are at least 18 and are not in a degree program in their art form. Zoom information sessions will be offered at 6 pm on July 13, August 5 and August 18. Applications are due September 3, 2021.
This is the second year of this program, established and funded by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources. The administration of the program is supported by Durham Arts Council and Partner Counties.
For more information or for an information session link, email Margaret DeMott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Durham Arts Council is delighted to feature “Our House”, our annual spotlight on artists from the DAC school. With this exhibit, we celebrate the work students have created through our virtual and onsite classes over the past year. The Durham Art Guild will present “Material and Embodiment”, featuring works by BR Goldstein and Tina Marcus. You can also catch the ongoing photography exhibit “Reaching Out to Durham’s Hungry” by Rhonda Klevansky – it is viewable on the windows surrounding our Pavilion lobby.
“Our House”, and Durham Art Guild’s “Material and Embodiment”, featuring works by BR Goldstein and Tina Marcus, are available for appointment viewing as well, from June 18 – August 20.
Portrait Project Honors Those Responding to
Food Insecurity in Durham
Durham Arts Council is proud to feature the work of photographer Rhonda Klevansky, as one of multiple venues displaying portraits from her “Reaching Out to Durham’s Hungry” project. This project explores Durham’s response to hunger during COVID and the economic crisis. The series spotlights members of our community working to provide food to those in need. Rhonda’s work will be on view at the DAC through July 16. It is also on view at 21c Museum Hotel Durham, Bull McCabes, Durham Central Park, and the Museum of Durham History (through June for most locations). In the spirit of social distance, you can view all of the work outdoors, with photos in windows, on banners, and mounted on fences.
Have you been postponing an event since 2019?? Book at DAC today!
It’s time to start planning your next event with Durham Arts Council! We are excited to help you plan a safe and exciting return to our facility!
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Arts Opportunities + Artist Calls
The City of Durham recognizes that festivals, parades, and other celebrations play an important role in fostering community well-being, creating local identity, and in contributing to an improved quality of life of Durham residents and visitors. The City of Durham is seeking proposals from qualified entities to support virtual and/or in-person events for FY21/22 year for new or existing cultural and arts festivals and special events occurring between July 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022. More Info HERE.
Girls Rock NC (GRNC) is seeking an Operations Manager to maintain ongoing administrative tasks and support seasonal programming needs. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented and motivated to complete tasks independently. Candidates must also be passionate about the mission of Girls Rock NC and comfortable working in a community that is driven by collective organizing. The Operations Manager will collaborate with the board of directors, seasonal staff and volunteers. Apply HERE.
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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.
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The Arts are involved COVID-19 research. Read more HERE.
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