Lifestyles: Galleries

Mar. 07, 2015 @ 03:52 PM

Blue Greenberg: New connections at The Scrap Exchange

The Scrap Exchange is a funny place to some and a treasure trove to others. The pragmatist sees barrels of stuff ready for the recycling machine; the romantic sees glittery jewels, the makings of toys or the elements of a painting.


Mar. 03, 2015 @ 04:52 PM

Durham Arts Council exhibit draws complaints

A new exhibit at the Durham Arts Council has drawn complaints about its placement in a gallery next to two dance studios that serve young students.


Feb. 21, 2015 @ 02:40 PM

Visions of photographer, sculptor, painter S.A. Johnson

Sarah Anne Johnson (b. 1976) uses a variety of art techniques such as painting, sculpture and digital enhancement to enlarge the meanings of her photographs. What she does can best be explained through one of her pictures from the Arctic.


Feb. 14, 2015 @ 03:27 PM

Blue Greenberg: Photos capture human spirit under harsh conditions

A pair of spectacular photographic exhibitions on Iraq by Lynsey Addario and James Longley are now on view in Durham. Both Addario and Longley are recipients of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.


Feb. 07, 2015 @ 04:50 PM

Blue Greenberg: Collecting for love, not speculation

Making art is a three-way partnership: the artist, the work of art, and the viewer. Think about it. Until that object has been seen by someone other than the artist, it is not complete. The collector, of course, is that spectator with the added dimension of having acquired not one, but several objects, from a particular artist.


Feb. 02, 2015 @ 04:29 PM

At the Ackland: Spotlight on Francois Boucher

“Genius and Grace: Francois Boucher and the Generation of 1700,” from the Horvitz Collection, Ackland Art Museum, UNC Chapel Hill, through April 5.


Jan. 16, 2015 @ 05:32 PM

Joan Miró: Seeing in three dimensions

The Joan Miró exhibit at The Nasher Museum of Art is subtitled “The Experience of Seeing.” Friday, a group of museum visitors toured of the exhibit and got to express their personal experience of seeing by making sculptures using dried plants and other materials at the Sarah P. Duke gardens greenhouse.


Jan. 10, 2015 @ 09:28 PM

Blue Greenberg: Exhibition looks at film history of N.C.

The exhibition “Starring North Carolina: 100 Years, 3000 films” at the Museum of History in Raleigh through Sept. 6 is a survey about the movies and the important place North Carolina has in the industry.


Jan. 03, 2015 @ 06:41 PM

Blue Greenberg: A look at the 2015 spring arts schedule

The spring schedule is all about new work in the galleries and a new look at painting, sculpture and architecture in the museums. Stand-outs from just reading the lists are Francois Boucher (1703-1770) at the Ackland, the Freelon Associates at N.C. Central University’s Museum of Art and late 20th century art from the collection of Blake Byrne at the Nasher Museum of Art.


Dec. 20, 2014 @ 06:37 PM

Blue Greenberg: Conjunction of art, science intrigues researchers

“Market Mixers: When Social & Market Norms Collide” runs through Dec. 31 at the Center for Advanced Hindsight, 2024 W. Main St., Erwin Mill, Bay C.


Dec. 18, 2014 @ 06:36 PM

Copper medium, copper mines in artist’s exhibit

On display in the Durham Arts Council is an exhibit that shows through art how the leftovers of industrial boom reside with the natural landscape. It’s not Durham’s brick tobacco and mill buildings, but rather the legacy of another industry in another state, featured with two different mediums.


May. 06, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

GALLERY: Durham School of the Arts production of All's Fair

Durham School of the Arts students will perform All's Fair at the school's Black Box Theatre on Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm. The original musical was written by DSA students Daniel Roth and J.L. Klinck. Admission is $5 at the door. For more info, contact Carl Martin at 560-3926 x-23498 or carl.martin@dpsnc.net. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

Feb. 11, 2014 @ 07:17 PM

GALLERY: Durham Academy's production of "Urinetown, The Musical"

Durham Academy Upper School students rehearse for their production of "Urinetown, The Musical" on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Performances will be held at the school's Kenan Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 13, and Friday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m., and on Saturday, Feb. 15, at both 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, but those who wish to attend are encouraged to reserve tickets online at www.da.org/reservations. The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen

Nov. 13, 2013 @ 05:08 PM

GALLERY. UNC choir, Chamber Singers, instrumentalists to premiere ‘Isaiah’

The Carolina Choir, UNC Chamber Singers, and instrumentalists during the rehearsal of the world-premiere of UNC composer Stephen Anderson’s Isaiah in the Hill Hall Auditorium. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Nov. 13, 2013 @ 12:46 PM

Video: UNC choir, instrumentalists to premiere ‘Isaiah’

UNC music professor and composer Stephen Anderson has had a longtime interest in the Old Testament Book of Isaiah. He was commissioned to write a choral piece based on the book. Here is some video from the first rehearsal of his composition “Isaiah,” combining choir and string orchestra. The piece will premiere Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. in Hill Hall Auditorium.  The Herald-Sun | Cliff Bellamy