Many years ago I participated in a photography workshop in Maine. The instructor gave us an unusual assignment: shoot a roll of film before getting out of bed.
To my surprise the photos of silk curtains bathed in creamy light were some of my best. That bright summer Maine morning crystalized why I love photography–the simple pleasure of trying to capture the essence of people and places with beauty, feeling, and humor.
Even though I have taken pictures all over the world for the past 40 years, I’m still grounded in that first experience of finding wonder in the ordinary.
Ty Brueilly, a 2005 Appalachian State graduate and founder of Mightier Than The Sword Records, has shifted photography from primarily a hobby, to a more professional level in the last three years. His main inspiration coming from his constant travels to Asia, where he encounters several different cultures during each visit, enabling his creative imagination to flourish and bloom.
His recent visual art series,”Beholder” has been rapidly recognized with positive acclaim since it’s unveiling in April of 2012 and throughout it’s exhibition tour through Shanghai in May & June ’12, “Beholder” will be on display at various venues until late 2013.
Golden Belt- Third Friday, August 17th 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.
Robert Olason, debuts this coming 3rd Friday in studio #115 with a brief presentation to start at 7pm titled “What I’ve Learned in the New…New South”. The artists studio’s are located in Blg. 3 and are open during third Fridays from 6pm-9pm. All events are free and open to the public.
The Scrap Exchange The Scrap Exchange presents B-Sides a Poster ShowB-Sides: The Poster Show
Poster art by Ron Liberti, Matt Hart, Galen Williams, Daniel Bagnell
Opening Reception: Friday, September 21 from 6-9 pm
This exhibit features event and gig posters from the last 20 years by four local artists: Ron Liberti, Matt Hart, Galen Williams and Daniel Bagnell. All four artists have designed posters for a wide variety of venues, bands, art shows, music gigs, and special events throughout the region.
Liberty Arts Liberty Arts Presents Apple and the Tree, a father-daughter show by Tim and Leigh Werrell
Artists Around Town LabourLove Artists around the Triangle
Nancy Tuttle May
JUXTAPOSITIONS; THEN AND NOW
NATIONAL HUMANITIES CENTER
OPENING RECEPTION, SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2-4PM
“Seeing the Soul in Shades of Gray”
Dates are 9/25 – 10/21
Opening reception is Friday 9/25 from 6 – 8 pm
Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Avenue, Cary, NC 27513
(sponsored by Town of Cary Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources)
Kelly Cross paints larger than life portraits of people using the ‘gray scale’ he first learned from photographer Minor White, a contemporary of Ansel Adams. Many hours spent in the darkroom developing black-and-white prints laid the groundwork for Kelly’s current monochrome paintings. This technical experience is used to explore and express an ongoing fascination with the endless variety of the human form — particularly faces, as they convey something more than skin deep, some hint of the inner life.
“The Thinker” by Kelly Cross is now at LabourLove Gallery, and $100 of the purchase price will go to the Obama campaign. It is a 20×24 framed oil painting.
Instead of traveling all over the triangle, head over to Bull City Crafts to order your art supplies including Golden Paint!Franklin will help you order canvas, paint, brushes and anything else you need!Here is the info. on Bull City Crafts ordering system, or you can stop by and talk to Franklin or Jessica. The store is located at 2501 University Drive, Durham.
You can’t make it to our store? We want to help. Our online catalog features most of the art supplies we carry. Orders are always welcome and we are ready to help you find that special product that you need. Here are the simple steps to place your order.Browse the online catalog and place your order. Once you are done, we will e-mail you a total for your order including shipping (orders picked up at the store have no shipping costs; standard UPS rates will apply to orders shipped), taxes, and payment options. If we don’t have your order in stock at the store we can usually get it within a couple days to a week. You can also call or email for current stock and pricing as products may be discontinued or prices changed without notice. How easy was that?