First Friday Exhibits and Events

Friday May 2nd, 2014
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Best of North Carolina 2014 @ Gallery C
First Friday Event Time: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Exhibition Dates: March 30-May 18

2014 OPENING RECEPTIONS: Sunday, March 30, 1 pm-4 pm and FIRST FRIDAY, April 4, 6 pm-9 pm

The much anticipated annual exhibition “The Best of North Carolina” will open at Gallery C on March 30th. Gallery owner and art historian Charlene Newsom employs her broad knowledge of North Carolina art to curate an extensive collection of 20th 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 Bireline, Sarah Blakeslee, Robert Broderson, Charles Chapin, Elliott Clark, Tucker Cooke, Homer Ellertson,Maud Gatewood, Roy Gussow, Victor Huggins, Mary Anne K. Jenkins, Edith London, Frank London, James Augustus McLean, Mitchell, Philip Moose, Louis Orr, Henry Pearson, Hobson Pittman, Mabel Pugh, Joe Chris Robertson, Francis Speight, Walter Thrift, Bayard Wootten.

Gallery C is located in the historic Russ-Edwards House on the corner of Blount and Peace Streets, and there is plenty of free parking. For more information: www.galleryc.net or contact: Charlene Newsom, President 919-828-3165 Art@galleryc.net.

Cost: Free to the Public

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CAM Raleigh May FREE First Friday @ CAM Raleigh (Contemporary Art Museum)
First Friday Event Time: 6 pm-10 pm

May Free First Friday features Growth and Decay: Young Artists Exhibition (curated by CAM Raleigh Teen Advisory Panel), hands on make-and-take art in the Creation Station, middle school docents, food trucks and special pop up performances.

Cost: Free

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Exhibition Opening: Architectural Reflections by Abie Harris @ TRIG Modern
First Friday Event Time: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Exhibition Dates: April 4-June 2

Cost: free

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Figuratively Speaking @ Local Color Gallery
First Friday Event Time: 6 pm-9 pm

"Figuratively Speaking" opening reception will take place during the First Friday Gallery Walk, 6 pm-9 pm: features local artists in Raku and Acrylics- Margaret Griffin and Rebecca Toy. Both works are in figurative styles.

Exhibit runs May 2-May 31, 2014. 

Cost: N/A

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First Friday at Marbles @ Marbles Kids Museum & IMAX Theatre
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The museum is open until 7 pm for more play on First Friday.

Cost: Free with museum admission of $5.

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Hamartia - Jane Fox Hipple @ Artspace
First Friday Event Time: 6 pm-10 pm

The solo exhibition by artist Jane Fox Hipple will be on view in Artspace’s Gallery 1 from May 2 to June 28. The exhibition title, Hamartia, named for one of her works in progress, pinpoints Hipple’s strategy of, in her words, “describing the vulnerability of lived experience.”

Hipple uses oil and tempera paint with used, found objects including bed linens, cardboard, wood, and visible nails. Some works seem to dissect the structure of paintings, laying bare the stretcher bars and letting untucked canvas sway outward in a tuft from one edge. The works’ non-representational style conveys clear and unique properties of color, design, and light.

The artist’s work refers directly to the creative process, but it also refers to the body, lived experiences, and emotion. Hipple invites us, through viewing, to cut through our mental processes and reach deep into the nonverbal parts of ourselves: our guts, heart and soul.

The artist will visit Artspace for the week leading to First Friday to install her work in the gallery, meet with onsite studio artists, and give a public artist talk.

Cost: Free

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Moving Pieces @ Cafe de los Muertos
First Friday Event Time: 6:30 pm-10 pm
Exhibition Dates: May 2-August 1

Follow the relationships of four 20-something's in this innovative original play set in Raleigh's warehouse district. Traveling with the characters, audiences share text messages, live music and local fare in this one-of-a kind theatre experience. Space is limited so get your tickets now! www.movingpiecesraleigh.com.

Cost: $20

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Other Female Myths - Gabrielle Duggan @ Artspace
First Friday Event Time: 6:00 pm-10:00 pm

The work of recent Regional Emerging Artist-in-Residence, Gabrielle Duggan will be on display in the Lobby in the exhibition Other Female Myths (May 2-31). Director of Programs and Exhibitions Shana Dumont Garr states, “Specializing in fibers, Duggan’s work demonstrates the transformative effects that art and design can have on the simplest materials. It is a type of alchemy.”

Recently, Duggan created a site-specific installation at an Artspace Pop-up that is currently on display in the corridor of the Artspace building that faces downtown Raleigh’s Blount Street. With stones, soil, thread, foil, and mirrors, the space is now both earthily and delicately evocative.

In her May exhibition, Duggan will show a combination of artwork made with wool, tar, and other simple materials. A discussion with Duggan on her residency and work in Other Female Myths will be held on Thursday, May 15, 6-7:30pm at Artspace. This is a free and open event.

Cost: free

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Table Intimacies - Ann Corley Silverman @ Artspace
First Friday Event Time: 6 pm-10 pm

Table Intimacies (runs May 2 through May 31) will open in the Upfront Gallery, presenting work by Artspace Artists Association member Ann Corley Silverman. Table Intimacies centers around the concept of fellowship. Silverman elaborates, “This show will focus on food, and the fellowship involved in bringing food to the table.”

Silverman’s interest lies in pictorializing the shared space of organisms, working primarily with paper and organic elements, including red wiggler composting worms which act as “collaborators” in some of her pieces. Having worked as a production assistant for Georgia Magazine in the 1970s, Table Intimacies is highly driven by Silverman’s past of clearing the dining table of magazine layouts to set it for dinner, reinforcing her exploration of the “intimacies of process and function.”

Cost: Free

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The New Realism @ Nicole's Studio and Art Gallery
First Friday Event Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Exhibition Dates: May 2-May 31

Four artists take a unique approach to depicting realism of every day scenes on canvas with Rick McClure, Cecilia Guitarte, Catherine Martin and Diana Coidan. McClure is a nationally recognized masterful impressionist and  Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society. Cecilia Guitarte is an award winning modern realist known for her oils with clean lines, crisp colors and her dynamic compositions. Catherine Martin, takes scenic painting to almost abstract levels with her dramatic brushstrokes and fearless color combinations. Diana Coidan, known for her scenic pastels of skies , coastal scenes and mountains has won numerous awards on the national art scene.

Cost: Free

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