It’s that time again – Third Friday Durham! There’s almost too much to see, so start with these 5 Top Picks:
1. 5-7 PM Life Through Quilts Exhibition | FREE Artists’ Reception, Durham Arts Council – works around the theme of life as expressed through fiber arts by quilters of the African-American Quilt Circle of Durham. Artists Reception is free and open to the public. Celebrate hand-crafted works that showcase the talents of local quilters and aim to raise awareness of quilting practices in the community.
2. 6-9 Scrap Exchange Safe Passage Guatemala: Fotografia desde la zona 3 – an exhibit of photographs taken by students at Safe Passage, an organization working to provide safe alternatives to children living around and working in the Guatemala City Garbage Dump.
3. 6-9 Bull City Collaborative, Artists’ Book Exhibit – what results when two people who usually work in two-dimensional, wall-mounted media, (printmaking and photography) take their work off the wall and turn it into three-dimensional books (loosely defined). These objects fold, move, pop-up and do other things that books are not typically expected to do. The successful integration of content and structure is one of their principal objectives.
4. 6-9 Winners: 2010 AIA Triangle Design Awards, Triangle Artworks launch, Golden Belt
5. 8:30 – 10 Durham Cinemateque Movies in the Park: Wintertime Fun and Safety (read on for the summary)
Now with a brewery in Central Park so you can stop in for a refreshing IPA or Carver Sweet Potato if you want to support your local brewer (and who doesn’t?) If you’ve missed the news, Sean opened the doors at the Fullsteam grand opening last Friday. (Sean is responsible for Popping the Cap 5 years ago, which means NC craft beer fans owe him a great debt as we now have a much more robust variety of delicious nectar from which to choose. Hear about the brewery and how it ties into the local foodie economy on The State of Things)
WINTER TIME FUN and SAFETY – Movies in the Park returns Friday, August 20, at 8:30pm in Durham Central Park. The program is “Winter Time Fun and Safety,” and it is designed to keep you cool. It
features a full evening of snow and ice, snow skiing and ice skating, igloo building and avalanche dog training, all presented on celluloid outdoors amongst the stars. Inexplicably, this program also features vintage television commercials for lawn mowers.
Plan to come early and enjoy the musical prelude. Bring your lawn chair or blanket; and for this show you
should also bring a warm sleeping bag, woolen mittens, and an extra pair of dry socks. (Please note that
campfires are not allowed in Central Park.) Admission is free, the hat will be passed.
In a Durham Cinematheque exclusive, “Winter Time Fun and Safety” will feature selected sequences in FAKE 3-D. If you have 3-D glasses, or any other kind of funny glasses, bring them to the show. We cannot guarantee the results, but it will be fun with everyone looking especially goofy with the funny glasses and everything. Remember, it’s FAKE 3-D, and, like, you can’t see it anywhere else.
A full listing of events can be viewed here:
Music Explorium, 6:00pm – 8:00pm CCB Plaza, 201 N. Corcoran St.
Winners: 2010 AIA Triangle Design Awards, Triangle Artworks launch, open artist studios, 6:00pm – 9:00pm Golden Belt, 807 East Main Street
Movies in the Park – “Winter Time Fun and Safety”, 8:30pm – 10:00pm Durham Central Park, 500 Foster Street, across from the Farmer’s Market
Safe Passage Guatemala: Fotografia desde la zona 3 at the Green Gallery located in the Scrap Exchange, 6:00pm – 9:00pm The Scrap Exchange, 548 Foster Street
Durham Central Market presents photography by Andrew Nelsen!, 6:00pm – 9:00pm Durham Central Market Office, 538 Foster St.
in the BASEMENT starring ECO-FABULOUS JEWELRY by Susan Frosch , 6:00pm – 9:00pm susan frosch art & design, 305 e chapel hill st, durham arts place, basement studio- enter from alley behind building
RECEPTION Artists’ Book Exhibit / BCAC open studios, 6:00pm – 9:00pm Bull City Arts Collaborative, 401-B1 Foster Street
“Life through Quilts” Exhibition | FREE Artists’ Reception, 5:00pm – 7:00pm Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris Street, downtown Durham
Paintings by Cynthia Grow at Heather Garrett HOME , 6:00pm – 9:00pm Heather Garrett HOME, 313 West Main Street
“CONTINENT EXOTERIC II” mixed works by Arnau Sala, 6:00pm – 10:00pm Rock Paper Scissors Salon and Gallery, 413 East Chapel Hill Street
New photography exhibition!, 6:00pm – 9:00pm Through This Lens, 303 E. Chapel Hill St.
Twelve Hours with Megan Kathleen Stein: A Reduction, 7:00pm – 10:00pm 715, 715 Washington Street
Jane Barefoot Rochelle, 11:00am – 11:00pm The Broad Street Cafe, 1116 Broad Street
Open House w/Toni Mason, 6:00pm – 9:00pm Sew Crafty and The Fun Zone, 104 W. Parrish St., Expanded & Improved Sew Crafty & Newly Created FUN ZONE for Kids!
When Candace aka Durham City Guide Examiner isn’t researching Durham music, art, film, landmarks, food, or beer, she’s probably hunting for some form of America’s rusty gold, just like those two guys on TV, but with fewer fist bumps, overused lingo, and bravado. She enjoys posting her finds on www.kitschandcanoodle.etsy.com.
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