Shop Labourlove for the Holidays! Come support local artists and give a gift that will inspire creativity!
LabourLove “Great Gift Ideas” Wall: Lots to do and see this third Friday at Golden Belt, come meet the artists at Labourlove and check out the “Great gift ideas” wall in the gallery, all original art on this wall is on Sale for the Holidays! All Events for Third Friday 6pm-9pm are Free and Open to the Public!
Events at Golden Belt this Third Friday:
The Artists at Golden Belt will host a “Twelve by Twelve” event at their Golden Belt studios in downtown Durham. The event will be a fundraiser to benefit the Center for Child & Family Health. Tickets for the holiday benefit party on Thursday 12/15 are $25.00 each.
“Twelve by Twelve” is the first holiday fundraising event designed by the Artists at Golden Belt, a collaborative of more 30 artists working in downtown Durham. The show will offer for sale more than 200 unique pieces of fine art, each measuring no more than 12 inches by 12 inches, for $200 each. The fundraiser begins with a VIP reception on the evening of December 15 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, and continues through their regular Third Friday open house on December 16 from 6-9pm.
For More Information about this Event: Artists at Golden Belt
Welcome Liberty Arts!
LabourLove would also like to take this opportunity to welcome our new neighbors Liberty Arts! Liberty Arts is located beside the Scrap Exchange (who will be hosting their annual Holiday Party) in the Cordoba Arts Center Blg. It’s kinda just like old times…just a new location!
LabourLove Holiday Hours: Labourlove will be closed December 27th-January 2nd for Holiday travel to see friends and family, we hope you all have a wonderful holiday and safe travels! We will be open Dec.24th from 11am -3pm for all you last minute shoppers! See you in the New Year!
LabourLove Gallery and The Art of Cool “After Hours” concert with Marcus Anderson presented by Bull City Mobile.
Tickets Available Now!
Date: December 16, 2011
Time: 9:30 pm – Midnight
Location: LabourLove Gallery, 807 E Main St, Building 2, Durham, NC 27701
The Art of Cool Project presents a monthly concert every third Friday featuring a variety of musicians ranging across idioms – from acoustic to electric, bebop to free jazz. On Friday, December 16, 9:30pm at LabourLove Gallery in downtown Durham, NC we will feature renown smooth jazz saxophonist Marcus Anderson.
About Marcus Anderson:
After his breakthrough in contemporary jazz circles as the 2009 winner of the Capital Jazz Fest Challenge, Marcus Anderson is embracing every opportunity to perform and inspire fans – and most importantly, as the title of his third and latest CD attests, fully living in the NOW. The multi-talented composer, saxophonist, flutist’s, and choreographer has had a powerful ongoing development of his career and his move toward the top tier of contemporary jazz has been unmatched. With the release of NOW, his third solo CD, and fourth release “Tender Loving Christmas”, Anderson’s goal is to capture the energy from his live shows and make this collection of music his most dynamic, joyful and creative recordings yet.
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The Art of Cool Chair Campaign:
In the spirit of Christmas, gift giving, and supporting local charities, The Art of Cool Project (our jazz advocacy group) will be holding a Holiday “Chair” Campaign during the party. Every month the AOCP promotes local talent and one of the monthly costs incurred is chair rental. We’ve held a series of sold out concerts and have realized that these monthly concerts will continue to happen and grow. We’d like to buy chairs in lieu of renting them thus eliminating the rental costs each month. The AOCP’s chair campaign is much like sponsoring a brick. A sponsorship of $40 gets your name put on the back of a concert chair as well as premium/preferred seating to any show in the future with RSVP. If you are a small business and would like to sponsor a chair, you may put the name of your buisness along with your website on the back of the chair. Our goal is to get 20 chairs sponsored in order to buy 80 chairs.
Please feel free to sponsor a chair by going toTheArtofCoolProject.com!
In honor of Mr. Guy Wilkins:
We would like to take a moment to honor a labourlove collective artist, that has been a part of our lives for the past two and half years and part of our memory forever, Mr. Guy Wilkins. Guy passed away early November.
John and I had the pleasure of meeting Guy Wilkins early in our art gallery adventure. From the moment I met Guy I liked him, we bonded immediately and I knew that I needed to show his work in the gallery. ”Perpetual eMotion” debuted Oct.15th, 2010 at LabourLove Gallery to a room full of 65+ paintings. Guy was old school, he was what we talked about in art school and aspired to be, he painted and painted and then painted some more, everyday no matter what the day was like. He understood what it was to be a working artist, he lived it and most importantly he shared it. Guy always supported us and told us to keep going even when we weren’t so sure, he was our fun loving 84 year young cheerleader and we are thankful, very thankful to have worked with him.
Ira Guy Wilkins Jr.
Jan 7, 1927 – Nov 5, 2011
Guy Wilkins was born at Seaview on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and raised in Norfolk. He graduated from Maury High School in 1944, served in the Coast Guard for two years and attended the University of Virginia in Charlottesville for three years. He married Margaret Wakefield Ruffin of Norfolk in 1947. Guy worked as a reporter and photographer for several newspapers in the South, for the Norfolk Port Authority, and then as Publicity Director at the Norfolk Museum, now the Chrysler Museum. Guy studied art during the 1960’s with Lindsay Ocheltree of Norfolk, and painting became his life’s work. He moved to the coastal fishing village of Wachapreague on the Eastern Shore in 1971 and lived there 40 years. Guy was devoted to his mother, Margaret Nottingham Wilkins, and cared for her at Wachapreague, along with his little dog Sally. Guy spent much time with daughter Sarah in Chapel Hill, NC and daughter Elizabeth in Yorktown, VA. Daughter Kate and son John, both of Melbourne, Australia, often visited.
Guy’s bold, vibrantly colored expressionist paintings achieved recognition throughout his career, with countless exhibitions in North Carolina and Virginia–and in New York City from 2004-2008. His works are found in private collections, galleries, and on the internet. In his art Guy was a storyteller and an explorer of imaginative realms. Those who knew him will miss his quick wit, his joie de vivre, and his special gift for connecting with people.
Guy succumbed to complications of CML Leukemia at Riverside Medical Center, Newport News, VA on Saturday, Nov 5. Family: daughters Sarah Gay Wilkins, Elizabeth Wakefield Wilkins, Katherine Taylor Wilkins, and son John Guy Wilkins; sons-in-law Marston Youngblood, Jacques van Montfrans, Brad Bowen; daughter-in-law Suzanne Wilkins; grandchildren Schuyler Guy van Montfrans, Clare van Montfrans, Mati John Wilkins, Max Bowen-Wilkins, Katherine Ellen Wilkins, Nicholas John Wilkins; great-grandsons Levi Wilkins and Coen Guy van Montfrans.