I’m an eclectic artist that believes every image is a narrative. Landscapes, abstractions, and portraiture tell a story.
When I paint a portrait, I strive to capture likeness, the spark of personality, and inner and outer beauty, unified by a harmonious composition of color and shape.
My landscapes are painted in oils on canvas or watercolor using nature as a starting point. I may experiment and abstract the image, yet retain the feeling of nature. Other landscapes are more representational.
I’m a classically trained fine artist. My degree is from Boston University, School of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking. Following graduation, I worked as a scenic artist in film, T.V., and Walt Disney studios. I taught art to children in the public schools, was an illustrator of a poetry book called “Lifelines” as well as illustrated a CD called “Rhythms From Another Summer” by Jeremy Lev.
My work focuses on commissioned portraits, landscapes, and abstract design utilizing all water-media and oils.
I grew up in Los Angeles, and moved to Raleigh with my husband Mark and three children in 1996. I have a studio at Blake St Studios in downtown Raleigh.
Golden Belt- Third Friday, October 19th 6pm-9pmMoshi Moshi
This Third Friday at Golden Belt, Moshi Moshi salon hosts their monthly ArtMart in collaboration with the Dtown Market. From 7-9PM, the salon showcases the wares of several local artists as well as their own new retail items. The dTown artists are local and their artisanal items range from specialty foods to vintage clothing and accessories, furniture, pottery and almost anything else you can think of.
Blend is the place for a great sandwich, frozen yogurt or a nice glass of wine! They have added new yogurt flavors to the menu, a new self-serve yogurt station, a wine menu and of course an ever changing deli case of delicious pastries to pair with your favorite CounterCulture coffee.
Artists Studio’s Boomerang: Photography by Courtney Johnson
October 19th 5:30-9PM Studio 3-111
Boomerang is a series of environmental portraits taken in various towns within Australia. The images feature residents of Australia that are not the typical subjects of photographic portraits.
“I really wanted to focus on the people that are easily and often overlooked in everyday life. The woman at the coffee shop, the railway worker, the hotel employee – these are the subjects of my photographs, and they truly were some of the most interesting people I met in Australia” said Courtney Johnson.
Courtney Johnson is a resident of Raleigh, N.C. She is currently seeking a degree in Mass Communication and a minor in Photography at Meredith College.
Double Exposure: The Photography of Peter Filene and Annalee Harkins
Wednesday October 3rd – Sunday October 28th Room 100 Gallery
Opening Reception for Third Friday October 19th 6-9PM
The Durham Art Guild is excited to present the photography of member artists Peter Filene and Annalee Harkins at Room 100 Gallery at Goldenbelt.
Peter Filene’s photographs have been exhibited and won awards throughout the Southeast. He’s a member of FRANK Gallery in Chapel Hill. “These double exposures in the camera pair people with paintings or sculptures. By creating sur-real scenes, the images provoke you to invent stories about what is taking place. For more information on this artist visit: www.peterfilene.com
Chapel Hill based photographer Annalee Harkins pursues projects related to fashion, music, and fine art. She explores mystical realities in her unsettling, dream-like images. For more information on this artist visit: www.crumbleandglow.com
The Scrap Exchange The Scrap Exchange presents: “a small and curious nature art by Tamara Galliano Bagnell”
October 19 - November 10
Opening Reception: Friday, October 19 from 6-9 pm
Liberty Arts presents: Metal sculptures by Jonathan Bowling, and paintings from Gretchen Morrissey
Friday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (part of Durham Third Friday events)
Liberty Arts studio, 923 Franklin St., Durham
The Art of Cool Project
After Hours Concert presents Modus Bone, 9:30pm – midnight
Modus Bone will perform at Third Friday After Hours from 9:45pm to12am. Doors open at 9:30pm. For more information and tickets click here:Tickets
About Modus Bone:
Modus Bone is a 5 piece instrumental jazz, funk, and fusion ensemble consisting of trombone, saxophone, bass, keyboard and drums (vocals as additional option). Their goal is to convey the music of many styles through the jazz idiom. From Duke Ellington to Stevie Wonder and beyond, this collaboration of musicians strives to express the concept of togetherness on the bandstand. Individually, these talented and in demand musicians have performed in many circles and circuits. The band members have achieved many individual accomplishments including commercial recordings, touring dates, international performances, and collaborations with some of the greats in jazz music.