Join us for the opening recpetion Friday, April 28th from 6-9 pm of BOOKISH, an exhibition that celebrates the book, both as subject matter and physical source material in contemporary visual art. Artists have a long, symbiotic relationship with literature, and a natural affinity for the book as talisman. With Richard Baker, Joy Drury Cox, Duncan Hannah, and Jeff Joyce. Through June 3rd.
Join us for the opening reception Friday, March 24th from 6-9 pm of
Artists, Architects, Designers, Makers
Exploring the process of transformation and combination
through the manipulation of materials
With Heather Gordon, Elijah Leed, Tom Spleth, Tom Shields, Leigh Suggs, Phil Szostak, and Stacy Lynn Waddell. Through April 22.
Join us at Light Art+Design for a special one-night only event on Friday, February 24th from 6-8 pm. The Annual Art Auction is free and open to the public and all sales from the silent auction benefit UNC's MFA Program. Bidding is from 6-8 p.m.
The auction will include work from the current graduate students:
Brittany Anderson, Allison Coleman, Kimberly English, Sarah Farrington, Luke Firle, Joel Hopler, Wayne Marcelli, Lindsay Metivier, Joy Meyer, Vanessa Murray, Emily Smith, Jeanine Tatlock, Louis Watts, Lamar Whidbee, Carley Zarzeka
And MFA alumni and faculty, including: Lauren Adams, Becca Albee, Peter Barnett, Emily Beck, Kyle Bravo, Maria Britton, Anna Buckner, Tammy Rae Carland, Gail Goers, Carolyn Janssen, Minjin Kang, Susan Mullally, Chris Musina, John Neville, Ashley Oates, elin o’Hara slavick, Y.A. Ponce de Leon, Gray Swartzel, Nick Terry, Montana Torrey, Paul Valadez, Sarah Walker, Amy White, Ripley Whiteside, Laena Wilder, and Laura Sharp Wilson.
Join us for a pop up shop collaboration between Grey Goods Studio and Smart & Becker Creative on Saturday, Feb 4th!
Brooke Heuts is behind Grey Goods Studio, and her work is inspired by the power and beauty of the first mark on an unmarked surface -- preserving this ‘mark-making’ is a key part of her process. She hand screen-prints, dyes, paints, and use collages to create textiles and fill spaces with pattern, texture, and creativity. She'll have hand-dyed textiles and goods for the home.
Smart & Becker is driven by Ryan-Ashley Anderson's creative pursuits, including a jewelry collection, DIY workshops and instruction, and various artist collaborations. The core ethos for her jewelry collection is to create beautiful, wearable, functional, long-lasting accessories that are made with sustainability in mind. Currently, most of her work incorporates off-loom hand-stitched beadwork, mixed media textiles, and minimalist geometric shapes and patterns.
This collaboration brings together like design minds, soft, yet electric color palettes, and beautiful goods that offer both timeless beauty and sensible functionality.
Sound. Space. Growth. What happens when one singular voice, thought, or idea is multiplied and magnified? This exhibition explores the power and resonance of the female voice. Using the stereotypical feminine pink, these artists are changing the dynamic...turning up the VOLUME.
Curated by Leigh Suggs. With Eleanor Annand, Meg Arsenovic, Amanda Barr, Lynda Curry, Beverly Dawson, Andrea Donnelly, Hillary Waters Fayle, Mary Fleming, Celia Gray, Carli Holcomb, Harriet Hoover, A. Brooke Heuts, Susan Iverson, Kathleen Kennedy, Rachel Meginnes, Sarah Nance, Carolyn Nelson, Susan Harbage Page, Mia Yoon.
Join us for the opening reception for Industry on Friday, December 2 from 6 to 9 pm. Featuring work by Tres Altman, Katherine Armacost, Jeff Bell, Chris Bitsas, Cameron Credle, Mimi Logothetis, Elijah Leed, Yun-Dong Nam, Carolyn Nelson, Buena Onda, Joan Rehm, Madelyn Smoak, Leigh Suggs, Leah Waller, Michael Waller, and Anita Wolfenden. Through January 7th.
Join us for the opening reception on Friday, October 7th from 6-9 pm. Featuring work by Carrie Alter, Jeff Bell, Charles Chace, Casey Cook, Lynda Curry, Warren Hicks, Jimmy Fountain, Heather Gordon, Harrison Haynes, Soleil Konkel, Leigh Suggs, Steven Walls. Through November 19th.
Join us Friday, August 26th from 6-9 pm for the opening reception of Continuum, a new show featuring the work of Martha Clippinger, Joy Drury Cox, Susan Harbage Page, Tom Spleth, and Hillary Waters. Through October 1.
Summer Light features new work from Katherine Armacost, Casey Cook, Harrison Haynes, Elijah Leed, Rachel Meginnes, Ippy Patterson, Kaola Phoenix, and Leigh Suggs.
Join us for the opening reception on Friday, June 17th from 6-9 pm.
An evening of musical entertainment with Alison Weiner and friends. Musical sketches in/with/from the works in the gallery.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online (http://www.lightartdesign.com/shop/music) or by calling 919-942-7077.
“Our performance will be inspired by the Art in the moment. As improvising musicians, we will bring our unique vocabularies into spontaneous conversation with each other. Our sketches are alive in the moment, and then they are gone, transformed into memories for those present. Unlike the art works, the process of our musical dialog itself is the result. This is the joy of improvisational music.”
-Alison Weiner, mahalo Arts.com
Featuring the work of Marguerite Jay Gignoux, Brooke Heuts, Harriet Hoover, and Carolyn Nelson.
Opening reception Friday, April 29th from 6-9 pm
A solo show featuring the paintings of Tom Spleth from the Amalgamation Project as well as paintings from his residency in 2015 at the Golden Foundation.
Join us for the opening reception on Friday, March 18 from 6-9 pm.
I Will Build a Bridge by Sallie White. 48x60, acrylic and graphite on canvas
Red Lines by Kat Cole
The Contemporaries -- featuring work from Carrie Alter, Amanda Barr, Charles Chace, Casey Cook, Lynda Curry, Jimmy Fountain, Heather Gordon, Harrison Haynes, Harriet Hoover, Leigh Suggs, and Steven Walls. Through November 21
Featuring work from Katherine Armacost, Béatrice Coron, Lynda Curry, Green Daniel, Dail Dixon, Marguerite Jay Gignoux, Harriet Hoover, Anne Lemanksi, Rachel Meginnes, Daniel Rickey, Leigh Suggs, and John Webb.
with Sarah Cioffoletti, Tama Hochbaum, Leah Sobsey, and Barbara Tyroler.