Downtown Raleigh Alliance

Events • September 1, 2017

Armenian Reflections: Mixed Media Works by Ashot Petrosyan @ Gallery C
Exhibition Dates: Sep 1-Sep 30

Ashot Petrosyan is a contemporary artist from Armenia, currently working in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ashot works with oil but also with mixed media and photography. To start with, he makes figures from a clay or chooses an ordinary object to work with. He paints the figure in a composition with a background. Lastly he takes the photograph, all the apparition printed on an aluminum to create the gorgeous mixed media. His oil paints are simpler, more traditional, but with the same dedication and warmth. Ashot was born in Armenia, a mountainous country located in Armenian Highlands, 6185 miles away from Raleigh in south Caucasus, in a small village named Kajaran. Armenia, part of former USSR, is an independent country now, proud if its history and rich traditions, delicious pomegranates and apricots, chess world champions, but mostly of prominent armenians – Arshile Gorky, Martiros Saryan, Ivan Aivazovsky, Aram Khachaturyan, Sergei Parajanov and William Saroyan, to name only few. As a little boy, Ashot spent entire summers with his grandparents shepherding the goats high in the mountains, eating organic berries and special armenian bread called Lavash, made on fire (Smithsonian has a how to bake authentic Armenian Lavash video if interested), interacting and absorbing all the beauty and liveliness of the nature. All this will later be reflected in his art.

Celebrating 15 Years! @ Local Color Gallery
Exhibition Dates: Sep 1-Sep 30

Go Artfully Into Labor Day! Join us at Local Color Gallery to celebrate our 15th Anniversary! The opening will highlight the works of eleven women artists in different medias.

CurEat Celebrates Android Launch & New Experience Program @ Google Fiber

CurEat - the nation's newest restaurant-finding app - now on Android, introduces its new “CurEat Experience Program." Meet CurEat’s founder Steve Mangano, and enjoy art, cocktails & food from CurEaters! This is a free event at Google Fiber (518 W Jones Street) during downtown Raleigh's First Friday. Discover the CurEat Experience and purchase your annual membership here: https://cureatapp.com/cureat-experiences/

Participating Chefs, Brewers, Mixologists:

Kim Hunter, Kimbap Café
Kevin Barrett, Dram & Draught
John May, Piedmont
Ricky Moore, Saltbox Seafood Joint
Sean Wilson, Fullsteam Brewery

CurEater Marjorie Hodges from the North Carolina Museum of Art will screen a video created by UK artist Quayola whose work has been shown around the world. Inspired by the work of Vincent van Gogh, Quayola traveled to Provence, France, 125 years after Van Gogh famously painted there. As a nod to that painter's expressionist style, Quayola’s own Provence landscapes morph from realistic images of windblown trees to abstracted scenes of color and texture, as the natural forms begin to bleed into one another in swirls of disintegrating pixels.

Download CurEat now! iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cur-eat/id1136256011?ls=1&mt=8 Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=io.oakcity.cureat or visit www.CurEatApp.com for more!

 

FAR OUT! The Art of Rock ‘n’ Roll @ Gallery C
Exhibition Dates: Aug 4-Sep 17

FAR OUT! The Art of Rock ‘n’ Roll Aug 4th – Sep 17th, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, August 4th 6 pm-9 pm. Come and Rock with us!! Music Lovers and Art lovers will converge: This year’s exhibit, “FAR OUT! The Art of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” provides decades of stage presence and celebrity for us to explore. From the rein of Elvis Presley, to the Psychedelic Age of Aquarius, poodle skirts of the 50’s, big hair of the 80’s, Woodstock, Grunge, Indie and pop sensations. All of the classics will be celebrated by our stable of artists as well as several guests – on exhibit during the month of August where we will be hosting a ticketed, raucous reception! Food and Libations will be provided by our event sponsor, Food Wine Fashion NC – https://www.foodwinefashionnc.com/

Cost: August 4th - $8 per person, all other times - free to the public

Tickets at the door: $8 per person

 

The End of Endless Summer @ Nicole's Studio and Art Gallery

Friday, September 1st - The End of Endless Summer. Featuring: Diana Coidan, Lynda Harris, Judy Crane, Rocky Alexander, Kim Maselli, David Oakley, Jean Grunewald, Nicole Kennedy. Artists immerse themselves in water scenes for the coolest exhibit of the year.

Two by Two @ Tipping Paint Gallery
Exhibition Dates: Sep 1-Sep 30

Amy Beshgetoorian's September exhibit, Two by Two explores all her favorite subjects in pairs. Expect to see portraits, animals, landscapes, and old vehicles rendered twice each using different color palettes, perspectives, and approaches.

Cost: free

Armenian Reflections: Mixed Media Works by Ashot Petrosyan @ Gallery C
Exhibition Dates: Sep 1-Sep 30

Ashot Petrosyan is a contemporary artist from Armenia, currently working in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ashot works with oil but also with mixed media and photography. To start with, he makes figures from a clay or chooses an ordinary object to work with. He paints the figure in a composition with a background. Lastly he takes the photograph, all the apparition printed on an aluminum to create the gorgeous mixed media. His oil paints are simpler, more traditional, but with the same dedication and warmth. Ashot was born in Armenia, a mountainous country located in Armenian Highlands, 6185 miles away from Raleigh in south Caucasus, in a small village named Kajaran. Armenia, part of former USSR, is an independent country now, proud if its history and rich traditions, delicious pomegranates and apricots, chess world champions, but mostly of prominent armenians – Arshile Gorky, Martiros Saryan, Ivan Aivazovsky, Aram Khachaturyan, Sergei Parajanov and William Saroyan, to name only few. As a little boy, Ashot spent entire summers with his grandparents shepherding the goats high in the mountains, eating organic berries and special armenian bread called Lavash, made on fire (Smithsonian has a how to bake authentic Armenian Lavash video if interested), interacting and absorbing all the beauty and liveliness of the nature. All this will later be reflected in his art.

Celebrating 15 Years! @ Local Color Gallery
Exhibition Dates: Sep 1-Sep 30

Go Artfully Into Labor Day! Join us at Local Color Gallery to celebrate our 15th Anniversary! The opening will highlight the works of eleven women artists in different medias.

FAR OUT! The Art of Rock ‘n’ Roll @ Gallery C
Exhibition Dates: Aug 4-Sep 17

FAR OUT! The Art of Rock ‘n’ Roll Aug 4th – Sep 17th, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, August 4th 6 pm-9 pm. Come and Rock with us!! Music Lovers and Art lovers will converge: This year’s exhibit, “FAR OUT! The Art of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” provides decades of stage presence and celebrity for us to explore. From the rein of Elvis Presley, to the Psychedelic Age of Aquarius, poodle skirts of the 50’s, big hair of the 80’s, Woodstock, Grunge, Indie and pop sensations. All of the classics will be celebrated by our stable of artists as well as several guests – on exhibit during the month of August where we will be hosting a ticketed, raucous reception! Food and Libations will be provided by our event sponsor, Food Wine Fashion NC – https://www.foodwinefashionnc.com/

Cost: August 4th - $8 per person, all other times - free to the public

Tickets at the door: $8 per person

 

The End of Endless Summer @ Nicole's Studio and Art Gallery

Friday, September 1st - The End of Endless Summer. Featuring: Diana Coidan, Lynda Harris, Judy Crane, Rocky Alexander, Kim Maselli, David Oakley, Jean Grunewald, Nicole Kennedy. Artists immerse themselves in water scenes for the coolest exhibit of the year.

Two by Two @ Tipping Paint Gallery
Exhibition Dates: Sep 1-Sep 30

Amy Beshgetoorian's September exhibit, Two by Two explores all her favorite subjects in pairs. Expect to see portraits, animals, landscapes, and old vehicles rendered twice each using different color palettes, perspectives, and approaches.

Cost: free

There are no specials listed at this time.

CurEat Celebrates Android Launch & New Experience Program @ Google Fiber

CurEat - the nation's newest restaurant-finding app - now on Android, introduces its new “CurEat Experience Program." Meet CurEat’s founder Steve Mangano, and enjoy art, cocktails & food from CurEaters! This is a free event at Google Fiber (518 W Jones Street) during downtown Raleigh's First Friday. Discover the CurEat Experience and purchase your annual membership here: https://cureatapp.com/cureat-experiences/

Participating Chefs, Brewers, Mixologists:

Kim Hunter, Kimbap Café
Kevin Barrett, Dram & Draught
John May, Piedmont
Ricky Moore, Saltbox Seafood Joint
Sean Wilson, Fullsteam Brewery

CurEater Marjorie Hodges from the North Carolina Museum of Art will screen a video created by UK artist Quayola whose work has been shown around the world. Inspired by the work of Vincent van Gogh, Quayola traveled to Provence, France, 125 years after Van Gogh famously painted there. As a nod to that painter's expressionist style, Quayola’s own Provence landscapes morph from realistic images of windblown trees to abstracted scenes of color and texture, as the natural forms begin to bleed into one another in swirls of disintegrating pixels.

Download CurEat now! iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cur-eat/id1136256011?ls=1&mt=8 Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=io.oakcity.cureat or visit www.CurEatApp.com for more!

 

There are no specials listed at this time.


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