Third Friday, Durham ArtWalk & Art Party!

Friday, April 16th @ 6:00 pm – 9 pm

Clayton Oxford Furniture

Durham’s own sustainable furniture manufacturer Clayton Oxford is coming to LabourLove! Clayton Oxford designs and builds sculptural wooden pieces mixing handcrafted quality with an earth friendly conscience as a member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council. Come see some his newest creatations. Visit www.Clayton Oxford.com for a preview.

“Progression or Recession?”

In the month of April, LabourLove Gallery continues it’s most succesful show yet with artists Luke Miller Buchanan, Michael Mills, Jenifer Padilla and Jeff Bell. The artist explore the abandoned spaces and objects left by people that have either moved on to newer and better things or have vacated due to economic hardships.

Luke Miller Buchanan, back by popular demand, created quite a following when he showed with LabourLove back in May 2009. His works are true to the local scene, in fact, Luke found inspiration for this series in Goldsboro, Durham, Asheville and Raleigh. Luke is a graduate of North Carolina State University and will be in the summer issue of New American Paintings magazine for his work that he showed with us in May.

Norfolk and Southern

Luke Miller Buchanan

Michael Mills is a photographer with a MFA from Parsons School of Design, NY. He currently lives and works in Chapel Hill. Michael will be showing work from his series “Vacancies” and “Carolina.”

Michael Mills

Michael Mills

Jenifer Padilla is a graduate of the North Carolina State University College of Design and has studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts in San Francisco, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy and La Llotja Escola d’Art in Barcelona, Spain. Jenifer will be presenting a new series of work that incorporates her passion for things left behind at an old Port in Wilmington, NC. You may also recognize her name from one of the whimsical sculptures held in the flower gardens at the Museum of Life and Science.

Jenifer Padilla

Jenifer Padilla

And last but certainly not least, Jeff Bell will have a few of his innovative sculptures on display that are derived from found objects. Jeff is a MFA graduate from UNCG. His work is focused on gathering preexisting objects, deconstructing them and then creating sculptures from those elements. The materials Jeff works with come from everyday things, and his references are to other commonplace objects and to popular culture.

Jeff Bell

Jeff Bell

Come out and enjoy the beautiful spring weather with all the Artists at Golden Belt and LabourLove Gallery!

Saturday & Sunday, April 17th-18th @ 6:00 pm – 9 pm

Durham ArtWalk

Durham ArtWalk is coming! April 17 & 18 beginning @ 10 am and going until 5pm! Come out to Golden Belt and visit the artists and LabourLove Gallery! Kelly will have her work on display for the weekend along with artists Luke Miller Buchanan, Jenifer Padilla, Jeff Bell and Michael Mills for the current show, “Progression or Recession?”.

And if that is not enough selection for you, we still have Lori Vrba’s photographs. Lori recently returned from the 2010 FotoFest in Houston, TX with rave reviews! Now is the time to buy her work, she has shows landing upcoming shows in Atlanta, Charlotte, and Houston. This is your last chance to buy her work in Durham before it moves on! If you’ve been thinking about her photos, act now because you’ll never have another chance to purchase her work at these prices.

So spring clean and make room for some Art! It is one of the best investments you will make this year! Investment meaning that it will actually appreciate in value once it leaves the place you bought it!

Friday, April 30th @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The LabourLove Art Party hosted by Kelly Dew and Molly McKinley – Nature Theme

Kelly Dew will bring her southern accent and art skills to the easel for another fun filled art class. We’ll supply the materials and a little wine to loosen things up. You can bring some nature themed inspiration and a creative spirit. Make it a date night or a girls night out. Only 20 seats available for $25 including materials. You’ll take home you own masterpiece!

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