December 17, 2021 – January 27, 2022
Third Friday Receptions,
6-8PM, Dec. 17, 2021 & Jan. 21, 2022
We are pleased to announce new hours to view exhibits in the Durham Arts Council building. Starting Thursday, Jan. 20 guests may view exhibits in the Durham Arts Council and Durham Art Guild from 11 am – 5 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. No appointment sign up is required. Guests will be screened before entering the DAC building and masks are required.
Montana artist Elizabeth Stone served as artist-in-residence for the month of October at Cassilhaus in Chapel Hill. With division so strong in our country right now, Stone has been thinking about what defines a community and how we gather together in meaningful ways. The sharing of stories is often at the core of human connection, and as a photographer Stone knows that photographs have the power to connect as well as to divide. She cares about the connection.
During Stone’s time at the Cassilhaus residency, she shared her I REMEMBER project with Chapel Hill, Durham and Hillsborough, inviting community members to participate, pause and reconsider the many perspectives of a shared experience, sparked by the power of family photographs. Throughout the residency and continuing in her home studio, Stone created a unique large scale dimensional work from donated photographic materials that are full of individual and family histories. These film materials were collected from generations who used the camera as a means of recording life events. Negatives were also collected from high school and college age students presently working in the wet darkroom. These donations were sewn together to make a large sculptural tapestry – a collaborative record of the community’s identity.
In addition to the physical art piece, each donated negative or slide will be copied, archived and included in a video celebrating and memorializing these numerous personal and family histories.
The public is invited to view I REMEMBER during our January Third Friday Durham reception. Stop by DAC from 6-8pm on Friday, January 21, 2022 for this community arts event!