artist UNITED a multi county event where Triangle region artists are invited to express their ideas, create and exhibit. Our inauguration theme is: The Walls We Build and is designed as a month long exhibition of art June 2018. Supports and friends of artist UNITED include: The Orange County Arts Commission, Downtown Raleigh Alliance, Chapel Hill Downtown
Partnership, Durham Arts Council, Inc. and the Hillsborough Arts Council. For more information please visit our web site artistunited.org   thewallswebuildnc.com  and social media artitstunitednc

First Friday, Raleigh, June 1, 2018
Artspace 201 E. Davie St. Featuring Debbie Quick, who weaves beaded drawings and figurative sculptures together. Her work explores storytelling and its role in identity formation.

The VAE (Visual Art Exchange) The Protest Purse by Artist Kulsum Tasnif
VAE in partnership with community venue, United Arts Council 410 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603 VAE “a creativity incubator and gallery. VAE is a hub for a diverse network of artists, a venue for artists to advance their careers, and a voice to influence positive change for the creative community.” Juried art exhibition: The Walls We Build.

City Gallery 118 S. Person St.
Group exhibition featuring The Light House Project – Reclaiming the Muslim American Narrative; Carley Jones and the Women Mobilize NC by the organizers of the Women’s, March on Raleigh; Layla Meyer; El Centro Hispano LGBTQ support group; Orgullo y Alma Latina and Cornelio Campos.

Second Friday, Chapel Hill/Carrboro – June 8, 2018
PRIDE Piper Walk – June 5,2018
Join Mayor Lydia Lavelle, artist Steven Ray Miller as they walk and roll “Rainbow Ram” to the Carrboro Century Center for the unveiling of artist
Michael Brown’s tribute to Joe Herzenberg with LGBTQ pride community spirit. 6pm Carrboro ArtsCenter parking lot.

Carrboro Century Center 100 N Greensboro St, Carrboro
Group Exhibition: A tribute to the LGBTQ community featuring: Michael Brown, Alicia Stemper, Steven Ray Miller, Donn Young, and El Centro Hispano LGBTQ support group.

The Framer’s Corner 210 W Main St, Carrboro July 2018
Group photography exhibition featuring John Rosenthal, William Reynolds Ferris and Donn Young.

Flyleaf Books – June 7, 2018 752 M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill
Featuring poetry reading emceed by Jaki Shelton Green, featuring poets Gideon Young, Tema Okun, and Francisco Laguna Correa.
The ArtsCenter 300-G E Main St, Carrboro
Featuring the artists of The Art Therapy Institute, dedicated to the healing power of the arts.

Third Friday, Durham, Durham – June 15, 2018
Pleiades Arts, Inc. 109 E Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701
The Walls We Build: (dis)Ability” Pleiades will feature guest artists with a range of special needs and disabilities as well as Pleiades member artists
and programming addressing issues of accessibility, mental health, and other topics.

The Carrack 947 East Main Street Durham, NC 27701
“Loud Color Luminous Sound” a solo exhibition of work by Parasol B – Historically, art must be seen and not touched. Parasol B prefers visitor participation and interaction to simply viewing. This exhibit invites visitors to touch, listen, look, and react as its sculptures listen and react to the visitor by moving and making noise and light.

Through This Lens 303 E Chapel Hill St. Durham, NC 27701
Group photography exhibition featuring: Alica Stemper, Caitlin Penna,William Reynolds Ferris, Titus Brooks Heagins, Alexandrea Lassiter, Jock Lauterer, Briana Brough, John Rottet, Daniel Hosterman, Kristen Chavez, Tom Lassiter, John Rosenthal, Jackie Liggins and Donn Young, and a special presentation by the Coharie Tribal leader Greg Jacobs, “Environmental Spiritualism – Honor the Earth”

Durham Arts Place 305 East Chapel Hill Street, Durham, NC 27701
“WOKE:” Breaking Down Walls, Art + Music” Collaborative Art Space Curated by Nathaniel Key. Featured Artists: John Kayrouz, Cynelsa Broderick, SASS, Serah Lenea, & Nathaniel Key
Durham Arts Council, Inc. 120 Morris St, Durham, NC 27701
Featuring in the Allenton Gallery, The Nasher Teen Council “Through Eyes of My Own”; and in the Semans Gallery School “Our House,” an annual exhibition of student and instructor visual artwork.

Last Friday, Hillsborough June 29, 2018
Eno Gallery 100 S Churton St.
“Unite and Illuminate” Group exhibition featuring: Kenneth Nkosi, Julyan Davis, Tezh Modarassi, Tinka Jordy, Gayle Stott Lowry, Ben Hamburger,
Bill Brown, Katy Bowler Young and Donn Young.
“The Walls We Build” speak to divisions in our society. “Walls create barriers to communication, isolation and include invisible lines of intolerance that separate us and close the open communication that can lead to understanding and make us a stronger nation.”…ENO Gallery

Hillsborough Arts Council Gallery & Gift Shop 102 N Churton St.
Group art exhibition featuring Mimi P. Games focusing on the positive and healing aspects of walls locally and internationally.

Thomas Stevens Gallery 126 W King St.
In honor of the history of Hillsborough and to pay tribute to the heritage of ancestral tribal homelands as well as the indigenous community here today, The Palisade, a replica Occaneechi village, inspired the paintings and drawings included in this exhibition. The evening exhibition will be a blend of visual art, spoken word poetry, and conversations by local American Indian community members on issues and subjects including contemporary American Indian life and, identifying and building relationships with allies.

The Paynter Law Firm PLLC 106 S. Churton St., Suite 200
Free Spirit Freedom – Building Bridges of Cross-Cultural Understanding
An exhibition combining history and the arts to explore the free spirit that has propelled the struggle to freedom through the ages.

Skylight Gallery at the Hillsborough Artists Cooperative 102 West King St.
Featuring Jennifer Miller, Bob Hall, Jayne Bomberg, Michael Brown, Hunter Levinsohn, Tom Guthrie, and Jackie Liggins. As part of a group show at the Skylight Gallery several co-op members and friends will install the world’s largest diamond inside a construction representing social and economic barriers to equality…Skylight Gallery

Cedar Walk Wellness Center 147 West King St.
Featuring mixed media artist Molly Cassidy, working with concepts and symbolism, and using collage to represent interpretations for emotional/mental/spiritual well-being, the therapeutic benefits art can provide.
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts 121 N Churton St.
“Mindfulness” featuring artist Eduardo Lapetina, Jude Lobe, Jason Smith. The Hillsborough Gallery is owned and operated by local artists. Established in 2007, the art gallery represents established artists exhibiting modern and contemporary fine art and fine craft for homes and businesses. Artworks include paintings, pottery, photography, metal sculptures, sewn textiles, fiber collage, mosaics, encaustics, enamels, glass. and wood.

Margaret Lane Gallery 121 West Margaret Lane
Featuring “Ancient Walls” by Jillian Goldberg.