Third Friday Durham – June 15, 2018

Pleiades Arts, Inc.
109 E Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701
Pleiades Arts, Inc., fosters community appreciation for and engagement with the arts. Pleiades Arts offers artwork of exhibiting artists and provides community outreach by establishing arts education events; fostering diversity of artwork that is reflective of the region; providing a space for artists from underrepresented communities to exhibit visual and performance art; merging innovation with the arts to increase understanding and access to art; partnering with other civic organizations; and hosting community art exhibits and events to address specific cultural and social issues.

The Carrack
947 East Main Street  Durham, NC 27701
The Carrack has provided free, zero-commission space for over 150 exhibitions, 500 performances, and countless grassroots community events.  Our mission is to empower local artists to forge productive cultural and socio-economic ties with their community through professional exhibit and performance opportunities in a zero-commission art space. The Carrack is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.

Through This Lens
303 E Chapel Hill St. Durham, NC 27701
Through This Lens is a resource of photographic art in the Southeast. In addition to a gallery, there are books, posters, custom framing, custom large format printing, and other items related to photography. Through This Lens strives to bring new and thought-provoking work to the public eye; support the artists, both by showing their work, and by providing financial support through the sale of their art; and encourage the public to study, explore, and enrich themselves through photography.

Durham Arts Place
305 East Chapel Hill Street, Durham, NC 27701
Gallery focusing on group shows for young artists arranged by guest curators with diverse skills and interests. Durham Arts Place, founded in 1996, provides affordable artist studio spaces to over 20 artists. In addition to the studios, the building houses Through This Lens gallery and frame shop – a gallery of fine art photography and also the Durham Arts Place Gallery, a gallery space curated by artists exhibiting the works of Durham area artists and others.

 The Durham Arts Council
120 Morris St, Durham, NC 27701

 The Nasher Teen Council, in collaboration with Durham Arts Council, proudly presents “Through Eyes of My Own,” on view in the (downstairs) Allenton Gallery at the DAC. This visual art exhibit featuring the work of 50+ young contributors (representing more than 30 community groups) is the result of an open call to artists age 13-25.  It represents the curatorial vision of the Nasher Teen Council, a diverse group of Durham high school students who meet weekly for gallery conversations, art-making, and to connect with each other, local artists, museum professionals, and the Durham community. In this exhibit, subject matter focuses on the exploration of identity, its development, and its importance in everyday life. Participating artists present work which responds to questions including: how much of your identity is self-defined? How does community affect your identity? Does your physical appearance influence or restrict your self-expression?

Upstairs in the DAC’s Semans Gallery, the Durham Arts Council School is in the spotlight with “Our House,” an annual exhibition of student and instructor visual artwork. This celebration of DAC School participants showcases our vibrant community arts education program; the Durham Arts Council School provides over 700 courses each year to more than 3,400 adults, teens and children in drawing and painting, dance, clay, sculpture, theatre, photography, digital arts, writing, fiber arts and more. The visual art in “Our House” reflects the hard work and creativity of our students, and the professionalism and expertise of our instructors.

“Through Eyes of My Own” and “Our House” are on view at the Durham Arts Council from May 18 – July 7, 2018.