LabourLove Events in September

Third Friday – September 18th



Bombed: Panels, Picks, and Kicks

LabourLove is bringing the street to our gallery walls.  Franco – Visual Activist – will hit you with his eye popping digital illustrations and paintings using the “fist pick” as a central character that celebrates diversity, fights intolerance, and promotes unity.  Meanwhile, Sean Kernick, Matt Scofield, Victor Knight, III, and Greg Davis will bomb the walls with their graffiti.  Each artist stands on his own, but they’ve been working together for a while to build a regional following for their work both on the street and in the gallery.  Members of the break dance crews “Schizophrenic Octopus” and “Swoon Unit” will be performing to add to the nights festivities.

So, we’ve covered the art.  What else?  Well, LabourLove is teaming up with Helping Hands Mission’s Shoes-4-Souls campaign.  Bring your used kicks to the gallery.  As the weather turns cooler, there are people all over North Carolina who need shoes.

Since you’re coming to the show anyway help out your neighbor, and bring a pair or two with you.  All five artists will be decorating a special pair of shoes to be auctioned off to benefit the cause, too.

And if that wasn’t enough, Jason Salemme will be back with his unparalleled home brewed beer to the gallery for a third time.  We just can’t get enough of his award winning Scottish ale, or his well balanced IPA.  Come and get it.

Saturday, September 19th – Katy Bowser and Kenny Hutson Concert

$5 donation for the artists at the door

We’re very excited to have Katy Bowser and Kenny Hutson from Nashville, TN at LabourLove.  Katy is an old friend, and one of the best songwriters we’ve had the pleasure to know.  Her witty lyrics are paired with melodies that stay with you long after you hear her songs.  If you like good ‘ole fashioned guitar pickin’, then you’ll be blown away by Kenny’s finger lickin’ guitar chops.  Together, these two make a cute couple (they’re married,) and an unforgettable musical combo.

Katy Bowser and Kenny Hutson

Katy and Kenny each had strong musical histories of their own before finding one another.  Katy had traveled and performed nationally as an independent artist for seven years, playing her folk/jazz/roots blend in clubs, coffeehouses, festivals and theatres and live public radio shows.  Kenny Hutson grew up with a mandolin on his knee in a bluegrass loving family, and toured internationally with grassroots phenomenon Vigilantes of Love during the 90s.

Katy and Kenny’s songs have been placed in television shows on PBS and CMT.  They are both involved in Indelible Grace, a project which pairs hymns whose tunes have long been lost with new melodies.  They have also comprised two-thirds of the band for Americana songwriter Julie Lee.  They have appeared on Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour, Mountain Stage, a benefit for families of West Virginia miners, WDVX’s Blue Plate Special and the Song of America project.  They have also participated as featured artists and panelists at the annual L’Abri conference.

Kenny plays and records with artists like Over the Rhine, Jim Lauderdale, Eliot Morris, Kim Richey, Old Black Kettle and Glen Phillips.  He also produces other artists and writes music for documentaries. Kenny takes any opportunity that he can to fish.

Katy has recently co-written and developed a jazz-themed musical animated series for children.  She and Kenny are working on new Kenny & Katy project- nearly there.

Thursday, September 24th from 5:30pm-9pm – Casual Design Gala with Debbie Gomulka

Join LabourLove at the Casual Design Gala with Debbie Gomulka on 6118 Farrington Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 for an evening of high design. Debbie handpicked a select group of local retailers to participate in this inaugural event. Space is limited. Email Debby to reserve your spot.

Friday, September 25th from 6pm-9pm – “Body and Soul” works by Kelly Cross and Pete Wyman


LabourLove is kicking off NC Pride weekend with a gallery reception for local artists Kelly Cross and Pete Wyman. This weekend long show will get your blood racing and you imagination soaring. Light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar provided by our friends at Triangle Catering who will be opening The Cotton Room @ Golden Belt in October. After checking out the art follow the crowd to the West End Wine Bar for “Pride Happy Hour – building community one cocktail at a time – West End Wine Bar, 601 West Main St. 381-4228.”
Checkout NC Pride for more NC Pride Events.

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