Downtown Raleigh Alliance

Events • June 2, 2017

Expect the Unexpected @ Local Color Gallery
Exhibition Dates: Jun 2-Jun 30

Expect the Unexpected: Local color artists delve into mixed media for their June show, repurposing and recycling found objects into new and exciting artwork. Come and see the transformation! Local Color offers the opportunity to meet and interact directly with the artists every First Friday.

First Friday for Leanne Glace @ Retro Modern Furnishings

Join us this coming June First Friday. We will have a selection of artwork from Leanne Glace, who is also an art teacher at Envision Science Academy in addition to being a professional artist. She typically works with graphite and watercolor, creating realistic pieces for commission. Lately, she have been exploring abstract art with geometric shapes using multiple types of media, including encaustics, watercolor, and micropens. She enjoys using encaustics- wax painting- the most by covering canvases and carving the wax into intricate, geometric patterns.

First Friday Jazz Series Featuring Atomic Rhythm All Stars @ Circa 1888

This First Friday, the Atomic Rhythm All Stars will perform live at Circa 1888. All shows start at 8:30pm and are free with your one-time $1 membership. Join us after your art walk! About Atomic Rhythm All Stars: Hailing from the Triangle area of North Carolina, the Atomic Rhythm All-Stars is a 7 piece band dedicated to authentically recreating the sounds of the 1920's and 30's. Their three horns, three rhythm, and one vocal lineup faithfully recreate the red hot jazz bands of the swing era. Their influences range from Louis Armstrong to Bix Biderbeck, Paul Whiteman to Jimmie Lunceford, and Bing Crosby to Fats Waller.

June First Friday at CAM @ CAM Raleigh (Contemporary Art Museum)

Come to CAM for June First Friday for the soft-opening of two fantastic new exhibitions and the final First Friday of Leonardo Drew’s installation. We invite you to explore the exhibitions, take tours led by our Middle School Docents, create something amazing in our exhibition-inspired Creation Station, and enjoy music, food trucks, and more! We'll also have a special showcase in the lobby of bug-themed artwork created by students at Fuller Elementary School. Admission is free for everyone from 6-10pm. June 2 is National Gun Violence Awareness Day. In connection with David Hess’ new exhibition, Gun Show, members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will be present to share information about their mission to reduce gun violence in the US. Lookout for these ladies wearing orange - the color of gun violence prevention. For more information about National Gun Violence Awareness Day and the #wearorange movement, visit www.wearorange.org. Exhibitions on view: Dorian Lynde: No Damsel No Damsel by Los Angeles artist Dorian Lynde features a series of 10 murals of your favorite Princesses reimagined as 21st century urban women. No glass coffins or slippers, just street savvy women reclaiming femininity! On view May 28 - August 6 David Hess: Gun Show Gun Show by David Hess presents an installation of 38 mock assault rifle sculptures made of found objects. “This body of work is my personal awakening and response to the American obsession with weaponry and the abstraction of violence.” David Hess, 2016 On view May 28 - August 6 Leonardo Drew: site specific installation Brooklyn-based artist, Leonardo Drew has created a site-specific installation in the main gallery using locally sourced, natural and manmade debris. The resulting sculptural experience references the turbulence and chaotic disarray caused by hurricanes in North Carolina. On view through June 11 All visitors have a chance to win a year-long CAM membership! All you have to do to enter is drop your name and email in the raffle jar on your way into the Museum.

Livin' Is Easy @ Tipping Paint Gallery
Exhibition Dates: Jun 2-Jul 1

June is busting out all over! The artists of Tipping Paint Gallery present their artistic versions of the good old summertime.

Love Valley @ Litmus Gallery & Studios

Love Valley, a western North Carolina settlement established in 1954, is examined through an assemblage of contemporary and archival moving images, photographs, texts, and objects. Built upon it’s deceased founder’s boyhood dream of a cowboy haven, current residents must shape and reshape the township to keep their founder’s utopian aspiration alive. Artist: Michaela O’Brien is a documentary artist and multimedia producer currently based in Durham, NC. She holds an MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University. Her work includes independent documentaries for broadcast, award-winning audiovisual installations, client-based archival research, and interactive videos for a variety of acclaimed museums. Her moving image and photographic works have been featured in film festivals and galleries worldwide. She is currently teaching in the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies at Duke University. Opens on Friday, June 2 on view through Wednesday, June 21

Pets & People - A National Juried Art Show @ 311 Gallery
Exhibition Dates: Jun 1-Jul 1

311 Gallery located at 311 West Martin Street, Raleigh, 27601 presents Pets & People, a national juried show on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 11:30 to 4:00 from June 1 through July 1, 2017. The Opening Reception is First Friday, June 2 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. With entries from almost every state, paintings and sculptures from more than 20 states were juried into the show. This eclectic mix of art ranges from the humorous to the very serious. Come vote for the People’s Choice Award.

Precarious Edifices Opening @ Block Gallery - Raleigh Arts Commission

Precarious Edifices Ashlynn Browning and Chieko Murasugi "Abstraction is staggeringly radical, circumvents language, and sidesteps naming or mere description" - Jerry Saltz, American art critic Abstraction isn't easy. It can seem intimidating, unapproachable and nonsensical to the viewer, like a secret code known only by a few. We often expect to find connections between these compostions and the physical world. But what if we let go of this predilection? What if we see line, color and texture in the simplest terms and form? "Precarious Edifices" artists Ashlynn Browning and Chieko Murasugi create works that invite the viewer to stop and contemplate the placement of each mark. Come out First Friday June 2, 5-7PM to celebrate the opening of this exhibition.

Cost: Free

SCOPE '17 @ Visual Art Exchange
Exhibition Dates: Jun 2-Jun 22

SCOPE is a visual art exhibition surveying various artists' interpretation of the southern landscape, the histories, cultures, people, political and societal landscapes that make the South as we see it and talk about it today.

Summer Explosion of Color at Studio R.E.D. @ 311 Gallery
Exhibition Dates: Jun 2-Jun 30

A Summer Explosion of Color at Studio R.E.D. in 311 Gallery. An array of colors, styles and textures ranging from traditional still life, through modern interpretation of the human form, to abstract impressions.

The Boylan Short Release Party and Fashion Show @ Runologie

A limited run of Runologie's signature lifestyle short, The Boylan Short is set to be released at the first of June and we want to celebrate with you. Pre-party doors are open: 6:30PM Drinks, cocktails + introduction: 7:00PM The Boylan Fashion Show: 7:30PM Fittings, try + buy: 8:00-9:00PM Made of 4-way stretch, water resistant poly fabric The Boylan is the short for every activity. Inspired by our Thursday social group runs, wear The Boylan all day, go for a run from the shop, hang a left on Boylan and come back for a drink to close out your day. Sleep in them too if you like. Your choice, but you may want more than one pair. Get yours on June's First Friday.

Expect the Unexpected @ Local Color Gallery
Exhibition Dates: Jun 2-Jun 30

Expect the Unexpected: Local color artists delve into mixed media for their June show, repurposing and recycling found objects into new and exciting artwork. Come and see the transformation! Local Color offers the opportunity to meet and interact directly with the artists every First Friday.

June First Friday at CAM @ CAM Raleigh (Contemporary Art Museum)

Come to CAM for June First Friday for the soft-opening of two fantastic new exhibitions and the final First Friday of Leonardo Drew’s installation. We invite you to explore the exhibitions, take tours led by our Middle School Docents, create something amazing in our exhibition-inspired Creation Station, and enjoy music, food trucks, and more! We'll also have a special showcase in the lobby of bug-themed artwork created by students at Fuller Elementary School. Admission is free for everyone from 6-10pm. June 2 is National Gun Violence Awareness Day. In connection with David Hess’ new exhibition, Gun Show, members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will be present to share information about their mission to reduce gun violence in the US. Lookout for these ladies wearing orange - the color of gun violence prevention. For more information about National Gun Violence Awareness Day and the #wearorange movement, visit www.wearorange.org. Exhibitions on view: Dorian Lynde: No Damsel No Damsel by Los Angeles artist Dorian Lynde features a series of 10 murals of your favorite Princesses reimagined as 21st century urban women. No glass coffins or slippers, just street savvy women reclaiming femininity! On view May 28 - August 6 David Hess: Gun Show Gun Show by David Hess presents an installation of 38 mock assault rifle sculptures made of found objects. “This body of work is my personal awakening and response to the American obsession with weaponry and the abstraction of violence.” David Hess, 2016 On view May 28 - August 6 Leonardo Drew: site specific installation Brooklyn-based artist, Leonardo Drew has created a site-specific installation in the main gallery using locally sourced, natural and manmade debris. The resulting sculptural experience references the turbulence and chaotic disarray caused by hurricanes in North Carolina. On view through June 11 All visitors have a chance to win a year-long CAM membership! All you have to do to enter is drop your name and email in the raffle jar on your way into the Museum.

Livin' Is Easy @ Tipping Paint Gallery
Exhibition Dates: Jun 2-Jul 1

June is busting out all over! The artists of Tipping Paint Gallery present their artistic versions of the good old summertime.

Love Valley @ Litmus Gallery & Studios

Love Valley, a western North Carolina settlement established in 1954, is examined through an assemblage of contemporary and archival moving images, photographs, texts, and objects. Built upon it’s deceased founder’s boyhood dream of a cowboy haven, current residents must shape and reshape the township to keep their founder’s utopian aspiration alive. Artist: Michaela O’Brien is a documentary artist and multimedia producer currently based in Durham, NC. She holds an MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University. Her work includes independent documentaries for broadcast, award-winning audiovisual installations, client-based archival research, and interactive videos for a variety of acclaimed museums. Her moving image and photographic works have been featured in film festivals and galleries worldwide. She is currently teaching in the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies at Duke University. Opens on Friday, June 2 on view through Wednesday, June 21

Pets & People - A National Juried Art Show @ 311 Gallery
Exhibition Dates: Jun 1-Jul 1

311 Gallery located at 311 West Martin Street, Raleigh, 27601 presents Pets & People, a national juried show on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 11:30 to 4:00 from June 1 through July 1, 2017. The Opening Reception is First Friday, June 2 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. With entries from almost every state, paintings and sculptures from more than 20 states were juried into the show. This eclectic mix of art ranges from the humorous to the very serious. Come vote for the People’s Choice Award.

Precarious Edifices Opening @ Block Gallery - Raleigh Arts Commission

Precarious Edifices Ashlynn Browning and Chieko Murasugi "Abstraction is staggeringly radical, circumvents language, and sidesteps naming or mere description" - Jerry Saltz, American art critic Abstraction isn't easy. It can seem intimidating, unapproachable and nonsensical to the viewer, like a secret code known only by a few. We often expect to find connections between these compostions and the physical world. But what if we let go of this predilection? What if we see line, color and texture in the simplest terms and form? "Precarious Edifices" artists Ashlynn Browning and Chieko Murasugi create works that invite the viewer to stop and contemplate the placement of each mark. Come out First Friday June 2, 5-7PM to celebrate the opening of this exhibition.

Cost: Free

SCOPE '17 @ Visual Art Exchange
Exhibition Dates: Jun 2-Jun 22

SCOPE is a visual art exhibition surveying various artists' interpretation of the southern landscape, the histories, cultures, people, political and societal landscapes that make the South as we see it and talk about it today.

Summer Explosion of Color at Studio R.E.D. @ 311 Gallery
Exhibition Dates: Jun 2-Jun 30

A Summer Explosion of Color at Studio R.E.D. in 311 Gallery. An array of colors, styles and textures ranging from traditional still life, through modern interpretation of the human form, to abstract impressions.

First Friday for Leanne Glace @ Retro Modern Furnishings

Join us this coming June First Friday. We will have a selection of artwork from Leanne Glace, who is also an art teacher at Envision Science Academy in addition to being a professional artist. She typically works with graphite and watercolor, creating realistic pieces for commission. Lately, she have been exploring abstract art with geometric shapes using multiple types of media, including encaustics, watercolor, and micropens. She enjoys using encaustics- wax painting- the most by covering canvases and carving the wax into intricate, geometric patterns.

The Boylan Short Release Party and Fashion Show @ Runologie

A limited run of Runologie's signature lifestyle short, The Boylan Short is set to be released at the first of June and we want to celebrate with you. Pre-party doors are open: 6:30PM Drinks, cocktails + introduction: 7:00PM The Boylan Fashion Show: 7:30PM Fittings, try + buy: 8:00-9:00PM Made of 4-way stretch, water resistant poly fabric The Boylan is the short for every activity. Inspired by our Thursday social group runs, wear The Boylan all day, go for a run from the shop, hang a left on Boylan and come back for a drink to close out your day. Sleep in them too if you like. Your choice, but you may want more than one pair. Get yours on June's First Friday.

There are specials listed at this time.

First Friday Jazz Series Featuring Atomic Rhythm All Stars @ Circa 1888

This First Friday, the Atomic Rhythm All Stars will perform live at Circa 1888. All shows start at 8:30pm and are free with your one-time $1 membership. Join us after your art walk! About Atomic Rhythm All Stars: Hailing from the Triangle area of North Carolina, the Atomic Rhythm All-Stars is a 7 piece band dedicated to authentically recreating the sounds of the 1920's and 30's. Their three horns, three rhythm, and one vocal lineup faithfully recreate the red hot jazz bands of the swing era. Their influences range from Louis Armstrong to Bix Biderbeck, Paul Whiteman to Jimmie Lunceford, and Bing Crosby to Fats Waller.


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