ArtSLAM! & Valentines Dinner Concert

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Friday, February 5  @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ArtSLAM! is back.


Art SLAM at LabourLove Gallery

The first one in December was a smashing success, and we’re back for round two. In case you missed it, the slam consists of three, 20 minute rounds. The audience contributes ideas, and we randomly pull one from a hat. The artists create their best interpretation of the suggestion, and we auction off the artwork at the end of the night. In December, attendees walked away with original art for as little as $45! This is live action art with paint flying and imaginations on overdrive. This time we’ve got a few new twists including an Iron Chef like “secret ingredient” for one round. This is the most fun you can have at an art gallery. We’ll send out an email toward the end of the month with details on the artists, and a friendly reminder.

The slammer’s are:
Dave Alsobrooks is the Durham Art Guild’s current Artist-in-Residence at Golden Belt in Durham, NC. He is a mixed-media artist working in traditional and emerging mediums and has exhibited his work throughout the Carolinas, New York, Chicago and London. Dave is a partner at The PARAGRAPH Project, also in Durham. He shares a house and fenced yard with his wife and four high-maintenance dogs.

Kelly Dew graduated from the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she studied painting. Kelly is known for her intense acrylic color on board with an eclectic mix of subject matter. She is the owner and curator of LabourLove Art Gallery in Downtown Durham, NC. Kelly was recently a guest on WUNC’s The State of Things with Frank Stasio, and she is quickly establishing herself as a major force in the North Carolina art scene.

Luis Franco received his Bachelor of Arts in Art at North Carolina Central University with a concentration in Visual Communications and a Certificate in Multimedia at The School of Communication Arts. Franco primarily works in the digital environment but also paints. His artwork tends to focus on social, political and cultural issues which he express’s through bold colors and iconic imagery.

February Preview: Sunday, February 14

Music, Art, and Dinner in The Cotton Room

Jaimee Paul

Jaimee Paul

Looking for a romantic dinner for Valentines Day?  Come to the Cotton Room for a night of romance.

Chef Dodd Aldred and his wife, the Triangle’s hostess with the mostess, Michelle Aldred of Triangle Catering will be cooking up some sweet love in The Cotton Room.

Musical entertainment will be provided by Green Hill recording artist Jamie Paul whose debut album At Last hit #1 on the iTunes jazz charts in the August 2009. She has a voice smoother than butter that will melt your heart and set the perfect mood for romance. Finally, we’ll curate a special art show to complete the evening.

Want to know more about Jaimee?

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