A feast in store for visual arts

Jan. 02, 2014 @ 02:32 PM

The arts are alive and well in the Triangle and the next few months offer wonderful ways to spend the cold months. Jazz enthusiasts are going to love Duke’s Nasher Museum exhibition of Archibald Motley’s jazz age paintings, which will open here and then travel around the country. And Durham Bulls’ baseball fans will revel in the N.C. Museum of Art’s “Bull City Summer,” a photographic documentary by 10 photographers of the 2013 Durham Bull season. 

Another show to watch for is the joint exhibition of Sylvia Heyden and Edith London.  Although London has died, the two friends showed together in the 1970s.  It will be a visit of nostalgia for local old-timers and a revelation for newcomers.
Just a few years ago it started and now is a fact for 2014: downtown Durham and Chapel Hill have become art destinations. In Durham there is the Durham Arts Council, Pleiades Gallery, Through This Lens and The Carrack. In Chapel Hill there is the Ackland and its museum store, the Frank Gallery and the Horace Williams House.
Below is the spring schedule; art has never been better and most of it is free. 

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh:
“Bull City Summer,” Feb. 23-Aug. 31
“Estampas de la raza/Prints for the People: The Romo Collection,” April 13–July 27. 

Contemporary Art Museum (CAM), 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh:
“2012-2013 North Carolina Arts Council Visual Artist, Craft Artist, and Film/Video Artist Fellowships,” Jan. 31- April 27.

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University:
“Another Look:  Appropriation in Art,” through April 27.
“Archibald Motley:  Jazz Age Modernist,” Jan. 30-May 11.
“Sound Vision:  Contemporary Art from the Collection,” Mar. 6-Aug. 3.

North Carolina Central University Art Museum:
“Durham's Finest,” January 12 - January 31
“Robin Holder,” February 16 - April 18
“New Horizons: NCCU Artists,” May 1 - July 25

Duke University Center for Documentary Studies, 1317 W. Pettigrew St.:
“Legendary:  Inside the House, Ballroom Scene,” through Feb. 22.

Durham Art Guild, 120 Morris St.:
“Don Mertz: The White Series, textured paintings,” Semans Gallery,  Jan. 8-Feb. 7.
“Wendy Collin Sorin: mixed media and ink,” Allenton Gallery, Jan. 8-Feb. 1.
“20th Annual Sweet Arts Art Auction & Fundraiser Showcase.” Donated art auction items will be on view in Semans Gallery leading up to the night of the fundraising event on February 28, 7-10 p.m.
“Joyce Wynes: Paintings,” Allenton Gallery,  Feb. 5-March 1.
“Face To Face: First juried themed exhibition of 2014,” SunTrust Gallery, March 6-31.
“Chris Ogden: photography, Susan Jones: photography, Lauri Arntsen: mixed media,” SunTrust Gallery,  May 15-June 14.
“Annual Members' Showcase: annual non-juried exhibition,” SunTrust Gallery, June 19-July 19.

Room 100 Gallery, Building 3 at GoldenBelt, 807 E. Main St.:

“Jenny Eggleston: Twisted Tongues, drawings and poems,” Jan. 5-Feb. 2.
“Lucartha Kohler : 3D glass sculptures,” Feb. 6-March 2.
“Jaqueline Dulin: paintings,” March 6-31.
“Marthanna Yater: black and white photographs documenting a set of twins from childhood through adulthood,” April 4-29.
“Melinda Fine: mixed media,” May 3-May 29.
“2014 Creative Mentorship Program Exhibition: Collaborative artwork of our student and
mentors,”  June 2-June 27.
“Mary Ann Anderson: mixed media installation,” July 1-July 27.

Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St.:
“Silvia Heyden and Edith London: Together Again,” Jan. 11-Feb. 28, Sun Trust Gallery.
“Cynthia Aldrich: The Still Life Reinterpreted,” Jan. 11-July 6, Ella Fountain Pratt
“Laura Williams: Botanically Influenced,” Allenton Gallery, March 7-April 27.
“John Dempsey: take place,” Semans Gallery, March 7-April 27.
“Judy Keene:  An Exploration,” Durham Convention Center, April 18-Oct. 12. 
“John A. Malveto: Recent Paintings,” Allenton Gallery, May 2-July 6.
“Our House, Durham Arts Council Student and Teaching Artist Exhibit,” Semans Gallery, May 2-July 6.

Through This Lens Gallery, 303 E. Chapel Hill St. (dates to be announced):
“Bud Herman: curiously manipulated color images from the darkroom.”
“2nd Annual Will Grossman Memorial Photo Competition.”
“Frank Myers: Jazz Musicians.”
“Wojtek Wojdynski: Platinum/Palladium prints of artists.”
“Pinhole Photography Exhibiton: Lensless photography from around the world.”

Craven Allen Gallery, 1106 ½ Broad St.:
“Beverly McIver:  New York Stories,” through Jan. 31.
“Winter into Spring:” Gallery artists share new work in a variety of media, Feb. 7-March 1.
“Craven Allen: Deep Roots:” Kathryn DeMarco: Collage;  Mark Mooney: Paintings ;
Jennifer Purcell: Sculpture;  Paul Hrusovsky: Paintings;  Linwood Hart: Paintings;
Jen Kunz: Photographs: Steven Braker: Paintings;  Tony Alderman: Paintings; and
Helen Griffin: Drawings,”  Mar. 7-April 20.
“Cross-Cut:  Paintings of Damian Stamer and photographs from the collection of Jim and Jane Finch,”   May 2-June 15.

Scrap Exchange, 923 Franklin St., Durham:
“A Scavenger Chapel Road Adventure: photography on reclaimed metal by Susan
Simone and Eleanor Mills,” through Jan. 11.
“Book and Letter Press Art,” Jan. 17-Feb. 15.

The Carrack Modern Art, 111 W. Parrish St.  (Two week shows only.):
“Saba Barnard:  The Light, Portraits,” Jan.14-25.
“Community Show” open to all artists hosted by The Carrack four times a year, Jan.
28-Feb. 1.
"Lilac Shadows No Dark / No Light: Collaborative Multimedia Exhibit," Feb. 4-15.
"Monsieur Contraste and The Church of Photography" - Photography by
Jean-Christian Rostagni with documentary film by Rodrigo Dorfman, Feb. 18-March 2.
“Drawings by Tedd Anderson,” March 4-15.
“Duke MFAEDA Thesis Show - Kristin Bedford,” March 18-29.
“Duke MFAEDA Thesis Show - John Rash,” April 1-12.
“Photography by J. Gray Swartzel - UNC undergrad honors thesis exhibit,” April 15-

Pleiades Gallery, 109 E. Chapel Hill St.:
“TransFORM,”  Group Show, Jan.7-Feb. 16.
“Glow,” Saba Barnard & Jena Matzen, Feb. 18-March 9.
“Sympatico,” Sandra Elliott & Jim Adams, March 11-March 30.
“Local Flavor,” Group Show April 1-May 11.
“Untitled,” Emily Cox & Jim Lee, May 13-June 1.

Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill:
“The New Found Land”-Engravings by Theodor de Bry from the Collection of Michael N. Joyner, Jan. 31-April 13.

“America Seen:  The Hunter and Cathy Allen Collection of Social Realist Prints,” Jan. 13 – April 13.

“An Eye for the Unexpected,” Gifts from the Joseph F. McCrindle Collection,
June 20-Aug. 31.

Frank Gallery, 109 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill:
“A New Season: Katherine Armacost; Harriet Bellows; Carolyn Rugen; Shelly Hehenberger; Anita Wolfenden; Michele Maynard; Carol Retsch-Bogart; Elaine O’Neil; Peg Ginoux,” Jan.7-March 9.

Horace Williams House, 610 E. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill:
“Gail Goers, “Before Dark: Photographs,” Feb. 2-Feb. 23.

Jane Tyndall Gallery, University Mall, Chapel Hill:
“Jane Filer:  New Paintings,”  March 13-April 12. 
“Carol Bodiford: Luminist Paintings,” May 1-31.