First Friday Exhibits and Events

Friday August 1st, 2014
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"Art of Being an Artist" @ Local Color Gallery
First Friday Event Time: 6 pm-9 pm

Exhibit runs August 1 - August 30, 2014 

Come by the Gallery for the "Art Of Being an Artist " Opening Reception. Enjoy work by the galleries 13 women artists exhibiting eclectic mixed media, a collaboration of mediums and styles.

Cost: free

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Dog Days of Summer @ Tipping Paint Artists
First Friday Event Time: 6 pm-9 pm

Ancient Romans believed Dog Days to be a time when “the Sea boiled, the Wine turned sour, Dogs grew mad, and all other creatures became languid….”

Tipping Paint Gallery will sizzle in August with artists’ interpretations of Raleigh’s Dog Days with a special juried show.

Cost: free

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First Friday Kids Camp @ Marbles Kids Museum & IMAX Theatre
First Friday Event Time: 5:30 pm-8:30 pm

Drop your kids off at Marbles for an evening of fun on their own while you dine, shop or simply relax. Pre-registration required. Sign up here.

Ages: 3-5 and 5-11

Cost: $25 for the first child, $10 for each additional child for members/$30 for the first child, $15 for each additional child for non-members

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Mine and Yours - Alex Waggoner @ Artspace
First Friday Event Time: 6 pm-10 pm

A former Regional Emerging Artist-in-Residence, Savannah-based Alex Waggoner began her residency focused on a series of paintings of landscaped outdoor spaces. Being in Raleigh prompted her to balance geometry and straight representation in a new way in her paintings that focus on the new growth of Raleigh.

Cost: free

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Moving Pieces @ Cafe de los Muertos
First Friday Event Time: 6:30 pm-10 pm

Follow the relationships of four 20-something's in this innovative original play set in Raleigh's warehouse district. Travel with the characters, share text messages, and enjoy live music and local fare in this one-of-a kind theatre experience. Space is limited. To purchase tickets, click here.

Cost: $20

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Special Tasting by Brew Dog and Thirsty Dog @ Paddy O'Beers
First Friday Event Time: 12 noon-2 am
Exhibition Dates: August 1-August 2

Join us for a special tasting with Brew Dog & Thirsty Dog breweries. Chewmonster will also be around giving out samples to your four legged friends.

Cost: Free

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Thread Play - Nora Phillips @ Artspace
First Friday Event Time: 6 pm-10 pm

In Thread Play, Argentinean-born, Raleigh-based artist Nora Phillips makes paintings that redefine quilting by blending paint, fabric, and thread. She uses provocatively bright colors, puffs up some areas with stuffing like pillows, and adds a bounty of loose thread, or floss, to help support her active composition.

Cost: free

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Under the Big Top: the Art of the Circus @ Gallery C
First Friday Event Time: 6 pm-9 pm
Exhibition Dates: August 1-September 17

Exhibition Dates: August 1 - September 17, 2014

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 12 noon until 6 pm, Saturday: 11 am until 5 pm, Closed on Sundays and Mondays

The Big Top, The Greatest Show on Earth, these phrases take you back to a time of childhood innocence, and wonder. Who hasn't been seduced by the spectacle, fun, and danger of the exotic world of the circus? Join us for the opening party and see human animal hybrids: Part Woman, Part Tiger on First Friday, August 1 from 6 pm-9 pm.

Gallery owner Charlene Newsom brings together 16 artists, ranging from early 20th century to today, who illustrate aerialists, acrobats, jugglers, clowns, and sideshow freaks. The exhibit includes five stone lithographs by 20th French artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985), each a vibrant and lively depiction of circus performers. Artist Selma Lee (1879-1968) contributes a charming and folksy 1940's watercolor "County Fair." Josh George's acerbic wit gives us the darker side with "Sometimes Bad Things Happen at the Circus" and Robert Broderson portrays the freakish life of the sideshow in "Circus Lady with Donkey Ears", "Snake Charmer's Son" and "Jesters". Louis St. Lewis exhibits "The World's Smallest Painting on the Head of a Pin." These 40 artworks offer the viewer a range of interpretations of one of modern art's favorite themes, The Circus. 

For more information. please contact: Charlene Newsom, President at (919) 828-3165 or at Art@galleryc.net

Cost: Free to the public

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Young at Art @ Blake Street Shops & Studios
First Friday Event Time: 6 pm-10 pm

This month features works from the young artists of Victoria Powers' Studio 10 summer art camps. View innovative sculptural works by Jonny Gilroy and flowing illustrations by Zac Bender and enjoy live music by StarkRayven Mad.

Cost: free

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