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Creating a Vibrant Community Through the Arts
Spring Camp Registration Opens on January 3!
Art + Story
Very often artists are trying to tell us something through their art. They use color, shape, movement, expression, sound, and many other methods to convey a message. Their art tells us a story. Sometimes it is a simple one – like a cave painting telling us the story of how our ancestors lived, sometimes it’s more complex – a piece of music telling us the story of a great battle without using words.
In this camp we will explore all of the ways that art can be used to tell stories, and we will be “writing” some of our own stories using painting, drawing, poetry, dance and more.
March 28 – April 1
We are excited to be opening for clay classes in January.
We have moved the clay studio to our main building on Morris St. During the move-in process, we became aware that the floors needed to be redone in the wheel classroom. As a result we will not be able to open for wheel classes during the winter session.
We will be holding 3 hand-building classes with Larry Downing starting in January for the Winter 2022 session:
Tuesday, Jan 4- March 8
10am – 12:30pm
Tuesday, Jan 4- March 8
Hand-building - New
Wednesdays, Jan 5- March 9
Registration will open on December 17 at 10am.
We want to thank the generosity of Northgate and Virginia Bowman for 10 years of wonderful space at Northgate.
The Durham Arts Council invites you to view newly installed exhibits, artist demonstrations, and live music by Gypsy Jazz violinist, Gabriel Pelli from the Onyx Club Boys at the Durham Arts Council building at 120 Morris Street, downtown Durham. Join us from 6-8pm on Friday, December 17 for our Third Friday open house!
Exhibits include the NCCU DEPARTMENT OF ART STUDENT WORKS, I REMEMBER, and PATTERN LAPPING PATTERN.
Masks and temperature checks are required to enter the Durham Arts Council building.
DAC Partner + Grantee News
Please support these upcoming events by DAC grant recipients!
Hayti Heritage Center:
The Jambalaya Soul Poetry Slam Team under the leadership of educator, community activist and author Dasan Ahanu performs every third Saturday each month at Hayti.
Black Santa, Dec. 18 from 10-5; Dec. 19 from 1-5; Dec. 22 from 12-6..
Durham Art Guild/Durham Arts Council: Third Friday, December 17, 6-8 PM. Durham Arts Council: NCCU Visual Arts Student Exhibition, Elizabeth Stone Exhibit – Work created during Cassilhaus Residency.
Choral Society of Durham:
Holiday Concert, Dec. 19, 4-5 pm, Duke Chapel, Ticketed.
Durham Children’s Choir: Virtual excerpts from 2021.
Durham Medical Orchestra: Now holding auditions for 2022. Deadline to submit audio recording, Jan. 4.
American Dance Festival:
Available online: Long Distance Dance Dialogues.
Museum of Durham History: Current exhibit: More Than Just A Game: The NCCU vs. NC A&T Football Rivalry.
Arts Opportunities + Artist Calls
North Star Church of the Arts is hiring!
Part time (20 hours per week) as the Executive Director. Transition to full time anticipated.
The City of Durham's Cultural and Public Art Program (the “City”) and Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR) are seeking artists or artist teams with experience in creating public art that fosters a unique sense of place based on community-informed designs for the New Athletic Park on Hoover Road to support a welcoming user-experience. The selected artist or artist team will have a total public art project budget of $50,000, including artist fees, artist-design, community engagement, fabrication, and documentation of the artwork on site.
Deadline: Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST
Request For Qualifications Document is located here.
Don't miss the latest blog post by our 2021 Piedmont Laureate, Kelly Starling Lyon.
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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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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.