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Events + Exhibitions: May 3, 2019


"Still" - featuring the work of Kathleen Deep @ The Centerpiece

Join us on First Friday for the formal opening of “Still,” highlighting the works of local artist Kathleen Deep. “Still” invites you to be present in the moment and take your time with each work. These mixed media art and photography pieces include locations from North Carolina to Connecticut, and explore the relationship between nature, art, artist, and viewer. Kathleen’s work will be accompanied by various additional artists throughout the gallery. Our formal show opening will be Friday, May 3rd from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. This show will continue throughout the entire month of May.

Artspace Universal Access Artist in Residence - Katie Shaw @ Artspace

Welcome Richmond-based artist Katie Shaw this May 3rd First Friday as she begins her one-month Universal Access Residency at Artspace in the Upfront Gallery. Katie Shaw's abstract geometric work is influenced by textile design, scientific diagrams and architectural structures. Shaw is the first artist to participate in Artspace’s newly launched Universal Access Residency, which supports artists with disabilities. Her residency exhibition will open in June. To learn more about the Universal Access Artist Residency + Katie Shaw, please visit the Artspace website.

Best of North Carolina 2019 @ Gallery C

Exhibition Dates: Mar 30-May 14

The much anticipated annual exhibition “The Best of North Carolina” will open in March at Gallery C. Gallery owner and art historian Charlene Newsom employs her broad knowledge of North Carolina art to curate an extensive collection. All of the work exhibited are landmark pieces by important North Carolina artists. Some of the biggest names and best North Carolina art from the 19th and 20th Centuries are included in this year’s show.

Consequential Stranger - Michela Martello @ Artspace

Michela Martello’s illustrative works are humanistic, accessible, and consistently characterized by her use of symbolism. A perpetually curious and interdisciplinary artist, she brings together the traditional and contemporary influences of a variety of techniques, media, themes, and cultures to create art that crosses cultural bounds and merges varying visual languages. EXHIBITION DATES: April 12- June 1

Corridor Artists Exhibition @ Artspace

Artspace Corridor Artists Exhibition features new works by member and local artists Allison Coleman, Gabriella Corter, Angela Lombardi + Lakeshia Reid. EXHIBITION DATES: May 3 - June 27

First Friday Art Reception: Art Of Mind @ Imurj - The Artists' Cafe

Come down this First Friday to see the ambitious, national exhibit; Art of Mind! Featuring over 50 artists of many disciplines, this exhibit also has a sister location at A Place at the Table Raleigh, just a few blocks away! Imurj has partnered with Empathy Through Art, a non-profit launching this spring, to use art in all its forms to tackle the issue of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Together, Imurj, Empathy Through Art, and the Dementia Alliance of North Carolina are bringing together artists, musicians, dancers, writers, sculptors, and more to share their work related to Alzheimer’s and Dementia. These works of art, while on exhibit, will serve as the foundation for a series of local, community-based events and projects on the topic, including a First Friday event in May, multimedia project created by local artists, and a fundraising event in the fall. Featured Artists: Rachel Kosbab Natacha Sochat Dawn Marie Rozzo Susan Fecho Patricia Steele Raible Ann Friedlander Monalisa Bagby Gina Judy Stuart Tessler Adwowa Obeng-Osei Robert Fields John Arnold Aaron Oldenburg Annette Shope Raman Bhardwaj Elyse-Krista Mische Kay Irelan And more!

Free Event | All Ages | 21 with ID to drink Our Full bar & cafe is open as well

First Friday with Artist Alice Holleman @ Bishops

Artist Alice Holleman will be on site with her art for viewing and purchase. Come join us for a haircut, beer/wine, and great art!

First Friday with DJ Castro @ Circa 1888

Join us after your First Friday Raleigh art walk for music from DJ Castro. He will be spinning jams from the 70s to 2000s: Pop, Rock, R&B, Hip Hop and Dance. Music starts at 10 pm and is free with your one-time $1 Circa 1888 membership.

I Love Paris @ V L Rees Gallery

Exhibition Dates: May 3-Jun 29

I love Paris anytime. The City of Light, plus Giverny. C’est si bon. Opening reception during First Friday, May 3, from 6 to 9 pm. Ready to hang, original oil paintings, from $35 to $900.

It’s All In The Details @ Local Color Gallery

Exhibition Dates: May 3-May 31

It’s All In The Details a new exhibit of acrylic paintings by Rebecca Toy and Raku works by Margaret Griffin at Local Color Gallery. Come meet and interact directly with the artists this First Friday. On view through May 31st

Meet local artist, Drew Deane and her oil paintings based on the TV series "Mad Men" @ Retro Modern Furnishings

Local artist, Drew Deane, will be unveiling her original oil paintings inspired by the TV show, Mad Men. Sip drinks, meet the artist, and dress in your best "Mad Men" attire and win a door prize!

The Sky is Not Sacred - Lien Truong @ Artspace

Through multi-layered paintings on canvas and silk, and a video collaboration with artist Hồng-An Truong, Lien Truong’s exhibition, The Sky is Not Sacred, explores themes of colonialism, landscape, memory, heritage, and war. This rich body of work investigates the complexities of personal experiences, geo-political history, poetry and visual culture. ARTIST TALK: May 18, 12:00pm + EXHIBITION DATES: April 26 - June 22

There's Still Life in Still Lifes National Juried Art Show @ 311 Gallery

Exhibition Dates: May 2-May 25

There's Still Life in Still Lifes is a rare national juried show devoted to still life art. Ninety-one pieces were invited from artists in 26 states. These exceptional works of art include both traditional subjects and some that are pretty far out there, promoting both humor and pathos. It is amazing how such simple subjects can tickle your funny bone or evoke serious emotion.

Wine Tasting @ Brovelli Oil, Vinegar & Gifts

Taste a sample of one of our wines from Italy, Washington & North Carolina--try everything from sweet white to deep reds.