First Friday Exhibits and Events

Friday November 7th, 2014
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Artsgiving @ Local Color Gallery
First Friday Event Time: 6 pm-9 pm

Opening Reception: First Friday, November 7, 6 pm-9 pm
Exhibition Dates: November 7-November 29.

Marvel over an exhibition by watercolorist Mary Ruth Dana in collaboration with members of Local Color. Local Color is a Co-Op run gallery of local women artist that work in a variety of mediums. 

Cost: Free

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High Cotton Paisley Party @ High Cotton
First Friday Event Time: 6 pm-9 pm

This year marks the Second Annual High Cotton Collegiate Design Competition. The competition was open to students in both the College of Design and College of Textiles at NCSU. Students were invited to design a paisley pattern using a specific palate of colors. Out of numerous entries, eight finalists were chosen and their designs will be showcased at our downtown Raleigh showroom for two months. Shoppers have the opportunity to vote for their favorite design. The winner's design will be printed on fabric and will become a bow tie for High Cotton's 2015 Spring line!

Please join us for a First Friday party on November 7 in our Downtown Raleigh Showroom to meet the finalists and vote for your favorite paisley design. Food and drink will be served.

Cost: Free

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Lay of the Land @ Nicole's Studio and Art Gallery
First Friday Event Time: 6 pm-8:30 pm
Exhibition Dates: November 7-November 29

Nicole's studio presents “Lay of the Land”, featuring three premiere Contemporary Impressionists from local award winning to nationally recognized. John Poon of Utah, Rick McClure of Oklahoma and local favorite Pamela Berger share with the public a breathtaking array of landscapes that showcase their impeccable artistry and eye for the natural beauty that surrounds us.

Cost: Free

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New Still Life Oils by Bert Beirne @ Gallery C
First Friday Event Time: 6 pm-9 pm
Exhibition Dates: October 30-November 30

Bert Beirne has been painting the still life for nearly three decades and is considered one of the important painters of the genre living today. Beirne’s work is most often compared to the Dutch and Flemish masters of the early Seventeenth Century; painters such as Kalf & Heda. Working with only natural light from a northern exposure and using multiple layers of translucent oil glazes, Bert Beirne is able to create works of great depth and astonishing realism. The process is a slow and patient one, resulting in pictures of remarkable clarity and arresting beauty.

Cost: Free to the public

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Resound - Linda Ruth Dickinson @ Artspace
First Friday Event Time: 6 pm-10 pm

Exhibition Dates: November 7 - November 29, 2014

Linda Ruth Dickinson, a long-time Artspace studio artist, exhibits her new series, Resound, for the first time in Artspace’s Upfront Gallery. Her paintings explore the relationship between the visible world and the mind’s eye. Of her work she says, “Many of my paintings display a desire to visualize ‘horizonscapes’ of reductive expanses.” With vivid, radiating hues, the paintings refer to landscapes and the nature of optics, but this new series is yet more ethereal while referencing the mark-making process more than in previous works. The pieces have a heady, contemporary effect and will doubtless stop viewers in their tracks.

Cost: Free

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Rock Glitterati - Cat Manolis @ Artspace
First Friday Event Time: 6 pm-10 pm

Exhibition Dates: November 7 - November 29, 2014

Cat Manolis creates mixed-media paintings with recognizable subjects and ornate decorations. She often challenges status quo with satirical commentary on contemporary issues and popular culture. Her Rock Glitterati canvases are a departure from previous work. While retaining an eye-catching blend of shine and pattern, these portraits of rock greats were inspired by classes she taught adults at Artspace, with glitter as one of the primary mediums.

Cat Manolis will teach a class on Thursday, November 13 from 6 pm-9pm, Glitterati & Wine is for adults (21+) and centers around drinking wine while creating dazzling self portraits out of glitter.

Cost: free

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Schedule At a Glance
November 7th, 2014
December 5th, 2014
January 2nd, 2015

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