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Creating a Vibrant Community Through the Arts
Adult Visual Arts Classes starting this Month
Intro to Painting AM, Fridays, starting October 21
Intro to Painting PM, Tuesdays, starting Oct 25
Intro to Calligraphy, Saturday, Oct 22
Woven Jack Pumpkins, Sunday, Oct 23
Painting Gone Wild, Mondays, starting Oct 24
Digital Photo, Tuesdays, starting Oct 25
Guided Painting AM, Thursdays, starting Oct 27
Guided Painting PM, Thursdays, starting Oct 27
Don't Forget Teacher Workdays are Coming Up!
Register for Camp Today!
These camps are designed for students’ ages 5 to 12 years old and accommodate year-round and traditional school breaks. Students participate in both visual and performing arts activities that are inspired by the camp theme. Each week has different activities so campers can participate in multiple weeks. Camp runs from 9 AM to 3 PM. Drop-off begins at 8 AM. *DAC provides a prepackaged snack, but campers must bring their own lunch.
Exhibit Announcement: “Landscapes of Ancestral Migration” by Cindy Waszak Geary
Now on view in the Durham Arts Council’s Allenton Gallery, we are delighted to showcase new work from 2020 DAC Emerging Artist grantee Cindy Waszak Geary. Cindy's “Landscapes of Ancestral Migration” will be on view through November 21, 2022, with a Third Friday reception on October 21, 6-8pm. This exhibit and reception are held in conjunction with Click! Photography Festival.
From Cindy Waszak Geary:
“My ancestors drew me to landscapes they inhabited before and after their immigration from Europe to this continent during the 17th, 19th, and 20th centuries. I traveled to and photographed these landscapes in the Netherlands, Germany, and England, on one side of the Atlantic, and on the other, to Virginia, Iowa, New York, and North Carolina. In those places I often felt a quiet knowing inside myself that specific ancestors had been where I was standing, sensing their presence in the present as I felt the hard edges of my linear sense of time dissolve. I aimed to re-create these time-shifting experiences –printing landscape images on fabric to give them the emotional resonances of memory, sometimes merging vintage ancestor portraits in multiple physical layers. Image fragments and unfinished edges suggest the piecemeal and dreamlike quality of memory. I left work uncovered by glass to allow viewers to experience the materiality of the pieces directly. To begin my reckoning with the genocide of Indigenous people who lived on the landscapes my ancestors settled, I name the disappeared Indigenous nations in the descriptions of relevant pieces.”
DAC Partner + Grantee News
Check out 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.
Arts Opportunities + Artist Calls
Capacity Building for Local Artists Survey
This survey will help the City of Durham's resident advisory board, the Public Art Committee, identify training and resources to help local and Triangle artists successfully apply for future public art commissions. Any artists working in public art or interested in public art are encouraged to complete the survey.
To take the survey, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PACArtistSurvey
To take the survey in Spanish, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RS7NFBR
Responses to the survey should be submitted by Tuesday, November 1, 2022.
ADF Urgently Seeking Volunteers & Work/Study
Click here for more information.
October 18th, 7:30pm
Farkas In America
A One Woman Show with Johanna Beisteiner recounting the life of Jewish Austrian comedian Karl Farkas.
For more information: beisteiner.com
Sunday October 23rd, 4pm
Click Photography Festival: “Great Photographs … or, at least, some really good ones” Keynote talk with W. M. Hunt
Please note that DAC does not provide box office services. If you are interested in attending any of these events please contact the organizers. If a website is not included with show listing none was provided.
Check out the most recent blog post by our 2022 Piedmont Laureate, Heather Bell Adams!
Masks Required at Durham Arts Council
Although Durham has lifted the indoor mask requirement, masks are still required at Durham Arts Council facilities.
COVID cases are on the rise again in our community – please stay safe and healthy!
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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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3. Select "Durham Arts Council Inc" as your charity
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