Welcome New Artist
Jeff Smith, LabourLove Collective
An engineer by education and profession, I have been interested in art since high school but haven’t practiced much over the years. After a 3 decade break from drawing, pen and ink, pastels, I leaped into painting three years ago after enrolling in a class at Durham Arts Council.
My initial attempt at painting reflected the past 30 years of my professional career; stiff, structured pieces capturing local buildings, a friend’s mountain barn, basic still life. Ironically, it wasn’t until I enrolled in a streetscapes painting class taught by local abstract artist Lisa Creed when I exploded out of the box.Also enrolled in the streetscapes class were a number of artists that had taken another DAC class taught by Lisa, Painting Gone Wild. While I was ‘playing by the rules’ and painting streetscapes, they were all having a great time fully expressing themselves with their art. However, after a few weeks, peer pressure won out and I began to loosen up. This is when my style began to emerge and what you see today, layers of paint and color consuming the canvas and emoting tremendous energy.Jeff’s Website and Email : artSmithjeff.com & artSmithjeff@gmail.com
Third Friday: May 17th
Reception from 6pm-9m for Jeff Smith & LabourLove Artists! All events for third Friday are free and open to the public.
Happenings at Golden Belt
Golden Belt celebrates 5yrs!
Golden Belt Summer Concert Series:
Golden Belt is turning 5 this year! Well, technically Golden Belt is 100+ years old, but it officially opened in its current incarnation as a retail, arts, office, and residential multi-use center on Third Friday of July 2008. To celebrate this milestone and the community that has grown all around us, we’re hosting a series of free live concerts over the course of 5 dates.
Painting Gone Wild: No Limits
May 14 – 25
Reception: Friday, May 17 during Third Friday DurhamPainting Gone Wild: No Limits highlights the work of a group of painters who have come together under the guidance of Durham artist, Lisa Creed. The exhibit features works from Lisa and nine of her students – Amy Andorfer, Meredith Emmett, Laura Hughes, Marcy Litle, Karin Neuvirth, Jodie Robinson, Marjorie Scheer, Joyce Sherman, and Jeff Smith – and demonstrates a diversity of form and approach alongside the harmony that is created through the ongoing formation of community.
The Durham Arts Council proudly presents: Nancy Tuttle May
Selected Works in the Allenton Gallery
Free opening reception featuring food, festivity, and a new musical collaboration between Nancy Tuttle May and the Idiosyncratic Beats of DeJacuuse on May 17th, from 5-7. Exhibits on view through July 14th, 2013
Reception is free and open to the public and is part of Downtown Durham’s Third Friday