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Arts News + Exhibits
January Third Friday Reception Cancelled! Event Rescheduled for Thursday, January 27
We were looking forward to a fabulous Third Friday event tomorrow, but winter in North Carolina has other plans! January Third Friday Durham at the DAC is cancelled, BUT all is not lost. We will hold a rescheduled reception next Thursday, January 27 from 5pm-8pm, when the public is invited to view Durham Art Guild’s 2022 Members’ Showcase Exhibition, I REMEMBER from Elizabeth Stone, and NCCU Department of Art Student Works. This will be the opening event for The Durham Art Guild’s 2022 Members’ Showcase Exhibition at SunTrust Gallery inside the Durham Arts Council building (on view January 20 - March 4, 2022). This annual exhibition is a submission-free and non-juried opportunity to showcase the work of our talented and valued member artists. This year’s exhibition features 100 artworks by 100 local/regional member artists working in a variety of mediums and styles.
The Stars Know Your Name by Elizabeth Stone
The Thursday, January 27 reception will also be the last chance to see Elizabeth Stone’s I REMEMBER, an installation of photo negatives and positives that is the result of Stone’s Cassilhaus artist residency, a community collaboration about finding connection through shared stories. The NCCU Department of Art Student Works show will remain on view through February. Can’t make it to the 1/27 reception? 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.
DAC School News
Above: Artwork by Albert Lung
Acting Basics (Ages 16 + up)– starting February 6
Modern Mending (Ages 16 + up)– starting February 7
Embroidery Sampler (Ages 16 + up)– starting February 7
Handmade Stamps (Ages 14 + up)– starting February 7
Adobe Lightroom (Ages 16 + Up) – starting January 25
Youth Classes In-person
Cartoon Sketching (Ages 5-12) – staring February 2
Art Explorations (Ages 5-9) – starting February 3
Intro to Knitting (Ages 16 + Up) – starting January 26
Beginner Ukulele (Ages 16 + up)– starting January 24
Koru Mindfulness 2.0 (Ages 16 + up) - starting January 25
Arts Opportunities + Artist Calls
WSNC 2022 Annual Online Membership Exhibit Prospectus is now available!
It’s that time again! The prospectus for our online membership show is available by clicking HERE.
Members may submit up to two works by January 31st.
DAC is looking for teaching artists for our school break summer camps to work with campers ages 5-17!
Bull City Summit, a new music, art, science, and technology festival, debuts this March in downtown Durham! BCS is now accepting applications, through January 31 for local Durham and Triangle area artists, photographers, visual lighting creators, and more - there is no fee to apply or participate. Showcasing artists in multiple traditional and digital art categories will be selected to exhibit and sell at BCS Art Fair and Market, partake in BCS panels, and more. Good luck!
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.
Durham Children’s Choir: Virtual excerpts from 2021.
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.
Check out the most recent blog post by our 2022 Piedmont Laureate, Heather Bell Adams!
DAC Facility + Rental
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