Sale begins third Friday, November 16th and ends December 21st at 9pm!
Over 30 artists are participating in this sale. This is a great time to do some holiday shopping! Buy local, buy unique gifts and support artists.
LabourLove’s Holiday hours:
LabourLove will be closed November 22nd and 23rd. We will be open for Small Business Saturday, November 24th from 12pm-7pm.
Welcome New Artist
Karen Archia, Anna Maxfield & Belinda Paige Blakley, LabourLove Collective
Karen Archia is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but has firmly planted southern roots, having lived in the Triangle since 1984. She has worked at WUNC-TV as part of the Public Affairs team, and as a public relations professional, most recently at the National Education Association’s state affiliate in North Carolina.
“The “behind-the-scenes” work of TV production was great fun, and working in public relations for a non-profit was very rewarding and offered a creative outlet, but neither left much room for authentic self-expression. “I felt I was losing my own voice and identity since I was constantly writing for and about other people, or seeking to inform or persuade a certain audience for a particular reason not of my own making. After many years of presenting the thoughts, experiences and feelings of others in words and images, I realized I wanted to share my own feelings and ideas in a visually compelling, dynamic and non-objective manner.
“I have been painting for a while as a secret hobby, but have been encouraged by fellow artists to share my work more widely. It’s certainly a struggle to be this vulnerable, but it feels right.”
I have always been inspired by iconic women from different genres, decades, and places. I admire the strength, playfulness, individuality, and style of such women as Erika Badu, Missy Elliott, Twiggy, Grace Jones, Adele, Diana Ross, Madonna, and Lucille Ball. I aim to capture this essence in Girlina, my line of jewelry designs. I like mixing soft and hard materials which comes through in my use of fabric, metal, and wood. While I aim for my jewelry to make a bold statement, I pay close attention to comfort and wearability and intentionally pick materials that are extremely lightweight. I love modern, clean lines, with retro and textured patterns. Imperfection is something I genuinely embrace when it comes to women, so my earrings rarely match perfectly and all designs are one-of-a-kind or one of a very limited series. I also like little surprises and I try to pick unexpected colors and textures to back the earrings. Girlina earrings are lightweight, make a statement, and are handmade in Carrboro, North Carolina, by Annie Maxfield.
Belinda Paige Blakley graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a concentration in Fashion Design and Fiber and Materials Studies in 2010. As a self-identified feminist, Belinda has always found the feminine form something to be celebrated rather than hidden; this idea is a foundation of her design process, always striving to create interesting clothing for real women that is wearable and flattering. Belinda founded Belindabilly in 2007 as a socially and ecologically responsible company, offering high quality, eco-friendly clothing, and sourcing only fair-trade and organic materials.
Happenings at Golden Belt
Third Friday, 6pm-9pm
Golden Belt- Third Friday, October 19th 6pm-9pm
GOLDEN BELT ARTISTS CREATE ART TO BENEFIT KIDZNOTES”Twelve by Twelve” Art Sale & Benefit Concert takes place Thursday and Friday, November 15 & 16Durham, NC — The Artists at Golden Belt in partnership with Liberty Arts and the Cordoba Arts Center will host the second annual “Twelve by Twelve” Art Sale & Benefit Concert at the Golden Belt studios in downtown Durham. The event will be a fundraiser for KidZNotes, a Durham-based musical education non-profit organization that fights poverty and encourages positive decision making by instructing and engaging children in classical orchestral music.
The event starts Thursday, November 15th from 5:30-7:30pm with over 250 works of art for sale and will feature a one-hour performance by KidZNotes students and instructors with special guest, the Eric Hirsh Quartet (http://www.erichirsh.com/). There is a suggested donation of $10 at the door, 100% of which directly benefits KidZNotes. Free food and drink will be provided. Participating artists will donate at least 12% of all proceeds from the show to KidZNotes. ROOM100 exhibition space provided by the Durham Art Guild.The event continues during the regular Third Friday Open Studios on November 16 from 6-9pm. The exhibit and art sale will remain up in ROOM100 Gallery for the month of November. However, the bulk of the displayed artwork will be on sale in the hallways and lobby for the Nov 15 & 16 events only.
Golden Belt is located at 807 East Main Street, Building 3, Durham, NC 27701.Get to know the artists, preview the work that will be on sale, and get more information at : http://gbartists.posterous.com/
Join us for a special opportunity to have a beautiful silhouette created of you or your child.Silhouette cutting is a rare form of portraiture that is not practiced by many artists today. Zachary Murray has been a professional Silhouette Artist for over eight years and has cut out thousands of memorable portraits for people everywhere. He scissors each original silhouette freehand by simply looking at the subject’s profile or picture. These one of kind portraits can make unique wall art for your home, or a surprising gift for a loved one.Silhouettes are $25 and $10 for each additional copy of the same portrait.Call 919-419-0800 or email info(at)bullcitycraft(dot)com to reserve a time.