Downtown Raleigh Alliance

Events • May 5, 2017

Essential Female @ Local Color Gallery

“Essential Female” Potter and sculptor Margaret Griffin and painter Rebecca Toy bring their new work to the gallery; a collection of pieces that express their views on what it means to be female.

Favorite Stories by Nicole – Featuring Nicole White Kennedy, AIS @ Nicole's Studio and Art Gallery
Exhibition Dates: Apr 7-May 27

From the coasts of Capri and the Carolinas to the piazzas of Bologna to Bahamian mysteries,  Nicole's latest oils on canvas represent a major scope of subject matter focusing on her love of the narrative. Nicole Kennedy was awarded in 2017: Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society. Nicole has exhibited and won awards throughout the US in national juried events. She was recently featured in Fine Arts Connoisseur Magazine. Image: Hidden Beauty on Harbour Island 48x48 - Nicole White Kennedy

Jazz Series at Circa 1888 @ Circa 1888

Join us for live jazz after your First Friday art walk! In May, the Straight Up! Jazz Band performs. This local band plays classic jazz, Latin, swing, and jazz blues. Show starts at 8:30 pm and is free with $1 lifetime Circa1888 membership. It's always a good time so hope you'll join us!

The Best of North Carolina 2017 @ Gallery C
Exhibition Dates: Mar 26-May 27

The Best of North Carolina 2017 Mar 26 – May 27, 2017 Opening Reception: Sunday, 1-4pm, March 26, 2017 The much anticipated annual exhibition “The Best of North Carolina” will open at Gallery C on March 26th. Gallery owner and art historian Charlene Newsom employs her broad knowledge of North Carolina art to curate an extensive collection of landmark pieces by important North Carolina artists. Some of the biggest names in North Carolina art from the 19th and 20th Centuries are included in this year’s show. A complete list of the artists follows: George Aid, Mike Bennett, George Bireline, Sarah Blakeslee, Robert Broderson, Tucker Cooke, Elliott Daingerfield, Horace Farlowe, Maud Gatewood, Roy Gussow, Claude Howell, Herb Jackson, Mary Anne K. Jenkins, Freda Ledford, Clare Leighton, Edith London, Henry Pearson, Hobson Pittman, Elsie Dinsmore Popkin, Mabel Pugh, Joe Chris Robertson, Earl Schwartzkopf, Donald Sexauer, Anne Kesler Shields, Duncan Stuart, Eugene Thomason, Elise Speights, Francis Speight, Bayard Wootten. Reception Guest Appearance by Catherine Lawrence: During her distinguished career in New York City, Catherine Lawrence was a prominent researcher, writer and lecturer at Hunter College, Columbia University, New York Institute of Technology, and Harlem School of the Arts, as well as an administrator and educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Catherine moved home to NC in 2016 and is currently an adjunct professor at Meredith College and William Peace University.

Essential Female @ Local Color Gallery

“Essential Female” Potter and sculptor Margaret Griffin and painter Rebecca Toy bring their new work to the gallery; a collection of pieces that express their views on what it means to be female.

Favorite Stories by Nicole – Featuring Nicole White Kennedy, AIS @ Nicole's Studio and Art Gallery
Exhibition Dates: Apr 7-May 27

From the coasts of Capri and the Carolinas to the piazzas of Bologna to Bahamian mysteries,  Nicole's latest oils on canvas represent a major scope of subject matter focusing on her love of the narrative. Nicole Kennedy was awarded in 2017: Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society. Nicole has exhibited and won awards throughout the US in national juried events. She was recently featured in Fine Arts Connoisseur Magazine. Image: Hidden Beauty on Harbour Island 48x48 - Nicole White Kennedy

The Best of North Carolina 2017 @ Gallery C
Exhibition Dates: Mar 26-May 27

The Best of North Carolina 2017 Mar 26 – May 27, 2017 Opening Reception: Sunday, 1-4pm, March 26, 2017 The much anticipated annual exhibition “The Best of North Carolina” will open at Gallery C on March 26th. Gallery owner and art historian Charlene Newsom employs her broad knowledge of North Carolina art to curate an extensive collection of landmark pieces by important North Carolina artists. Some of the biggest names in North Carolina art from the 19th and 20th Centuries are included in this year’s show. A complete list of the artists follows: George Aid, Mike Bennett, George Bireline, Sarah Blakeslee, Robert Broderson, Tucker Cooke, Elliott Daingerfield, Horace Farlowe, Maud Gatewood, Roy Gussow, Claude Howell, Herb Jackson, Mary Anne K. Jenkins, Freda Ledford, Clare Leighton, Edith London, Henry Pearson, Hobson Pittman, Elsie Dinsmore Popkin, Mabel Pugh, Joe Chris Robertson, Earl Schwartzkopf, Donald Sexauer, Anne Kesler Shields, Duncan Stuart, Eugene Thomason, Elise Speights, Francis Speight, Bayard Wootten. Reception Guest Appearance by Catherine Lawrence: During her distinguished career in New York City, Catherine Lawrence was a prominent researcher, writer and lecturer at Hunter College, Columbia University, New York Institute of Technology, and Harlem School of the Arts, as well as an administrator and educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Catherine moved home to NC in 2016 and is currently an adjunct professor at Meredith College and William Peace University.

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Jazz Series at Circa 1888 @ Circa 1888

Join us for live jazz after your First Friday art walk! In May, the Straight Up! Jazz Band performs. This local band plays classic jazz, Latin, swing, and jazz blues. Show starts at 8:30 pm and is free with $1 lifetime Circa1888 membership. It's always a good time so hope you'll join us!


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