Friday, December 11 @ 7:00pm – 10:00pm
ArtSLAM! with Dave Alsobrooks, Owen Beckman, and Kelly Dew
LabourLove Gallery plans to turn the local art scene upside down in the area’s first ever Art Slam. Inspired by urban Poetry Slams, where performance poets are given a shot to compete at the mic with the spoken word, LabourLove’s Art Slam will do the same with local artists using paints, pastels and whatever medium inspires them.
Attendees will drop a concept in a hat and a lucky idea will be chosen to have the artists duke it out and create, in a 20 minute timeframe, their interpretation of the idea. Attendees will choose their favorite piece by applause and have a chance to bid on the works at the end of the night. This fast-paced, highly creative, energetic event will showcase the process of putting ideas on canvas and offer a glimpse to the artistic journey.
Saturday, December 12 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Durham Craft Market
Ongoing Through January 9th
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A group exhibition of contemporary artists with ties to Eastern North Carolina will exhibit their work from November 20th to January 15th at LabourLove Gallery in Durham on the Golden Belt Arts campus.
The show will feature adventurous work incorporating unconventional and rough materials. Innovative mixed media pieces include paintings with metal parts, sculptures both small and large, and diverse fiber works incorporating figurative ceramics and raw natural objects.
The participants are painters Kelly Dew, Destry Sparks and Emily Soldin Howard; fiber artists Pamela Zimmerman, Jennifer Hodges; sculptor and painter Joshua Parker Coombs.