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Marvel over unique craft technique at the Fine Contemporary Craft of the Southeast "Biennial Juried Exhibition" by Stefanie Gerber Darr @artspacenc @firstfridayral #TGIFFR
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"Threads of War" exhibit @artspacenc is a group project featuring impact messages of war - curated by Betsy Greer #TGIFFR
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Events

January 2, 2015
Art by Logan Wagoner and Holiday Exhibition @ Gallery C
First Friday Event Time: 6 pm-9 pm
Exhibition Dates: Dec 4-Jan 2

Opening Reception: December 5 from 6 pm-9 pm 

Logan Wagoner is currently living in Baltimore M.D. where he works as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. Originally from the small town of Oriental on the inner coast of the N.C. sound, he received a BFA from East Carolina University in Illustration in 2012. After completing his degree from ECU he decided to enroll in the Savannah College of Art & Design for an MFA in illustration which he will be completing this December. His illustrations are imaginative, colorful, and always carry with them a good sense of humor not to mention as much personality as Logan can fit. His work is line based with a strong emphasis on characters and interaction with a heavy narrative element.

Cost: Free to the public

Fine Contemporary Crafts of the Southeast @ Artspace
First Friday Event Time: 6 pm-10 pm
Exhibition Dates: Dec 5-Jan 17

Twenty-six artists and craftspeople from Virginia to Arkansas will be featured in the biennial exhibition juried by Stefanie Gerber Darr, Gallery Manager of Arrowmont School of the Arts in Tennessee. Darr selected with an eye for both tradition and boundaries-pushing, and noted that theme became how function became the directive to push artists toward inventiveness.

Cost: Free

Sneak Preview Exhibition @ Local Color Gallery
First Friday Event Time: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Local Color Gallery, a co-op gallery of local women artists working in a variety of mediums is moving to Raleigh’s Art Warehouse District.

Check out the sneak review exhibition: First Friday, January 2, 2015, 6-9 pm.

Exhibit runs January 2-January 31, 2015.

New Venue Grand Opening Exhibit - First Friday, February 6, 2015, 6 pm-9 pm.

Exhibit runs Feb. 6-February 28 at 311 W. Martin St, (Martin Street Galleries Building - Raleigh Warehouse District)

Cost: n/a

Threads of War @ Artspace
First Friday Event Time: 6 pm-10 pm
Exhibition Dates: Dec 5-Jan 31

The exhibition, Threads of War, will feature art by four international artist activists/activist groups, including Roberta Bacic (Chile), Hanne Bang (Denmark), Chalina de la Esperanza (Peru), and The Combat Paper Project (San Francisco, CA). The groups all work with stitching and fibers to create art with the goal to change the world by advocating peace.

Betsy Greer is a writer, a researcher, and a maker. She earned her M.A. in Sociology from Goldsmiths College in London in 2004. She is the author of Knitting for Good! and most recently, Craftivism: The Art of Craft and Activism.

Cost: Free