August 2022 Third Friday at the DAC
Friday, August 19, 2022
6-8pm at the Durham Arts Council
August’s Third Friday arts night is happening THIS FRIDAY at the DAC! Catch two DAC exhibits before they close, see a new show from the Durham Art Guild, and take in a busker performer in the DAC sculpture garden!
Sampada Kodagali Agarwal presents Nature, A Teacher – Celebrating Indigenous Art from India in DAC’s Allenton Gallery, on view through September 8. This exhibit highlights two styles, both rooted in and inspired by nature, yet as different as they can be. Warli art is a tribal art that hails from the state of Maharashtra in India, that is monochromatic and minimalistic, yet highly expressive. Mithila art, also known as Madhubani, or ‘forest of honey’, is a folk-art style that has been practiced in, and around the state of Bihar in India and parts of Nepal.
José Manuel Cruz’s Black and White in Technicolor! (Can you see all the colors?) invites viewers to push beyond the simplicity of black and white thinking, and visualize the spectrum of complexity and color of the people around us. Cruz’s paintings will be on exhibit in the Semans Gallery of the Durham Arts Council through September 8.
Additionally, in the first-floor Truist Gallery, the Durham Art Guild presents They Can Be Both, featuring works by Kelly Sheppard Murray, Natalia Torres del Valle and Jean Gray Mohs. Meet the artists at this opening reception!
Don’t miss the music of Allie Capo, who will be performing in the DAC sculpture garden during the reception.
See you at the DAC for August Third Friday!
Masks are required to enter the Durham Arts Council building. This event is free and open to the public.