UNC Art Faculty Show
Aug
18
to Oct 7

UNC Art Faculty Show

Join us for the opening reception of a group show featuring the work of UNC's Art Department. Participating artists include Joy Drury Cox, Beth Grabowski, Sabine Gruffat, Yun-Dong Nam, elin o’Hara slavick, Hồng-Ân Trương, Lien Truong, Jina Valentine, and Gesche Würfel. Through October 7th. 

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Papermakers: Art and Design In and Out of Paper
Jun
9
to Aug 5

Papermakers: Art and Design In and Out of Paper

Join us at Light from 6-9 pm for the opening reception of a show celebrating paper: the process of making it and creating with it. Papermakers: Art and Design In and Out of Paper -- features work from Hillary Waters Fayle, Scott Hazard, Carli Holcomb, Ann Marie Kennedy, Matt Shlian, Leigh Suggs, Anita Wolfenden. Through August 5.

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BOOKISH
Apr
28
to Jun 3

BOOKISH

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.

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Alchemy
Mar
24
to Apr 22

Alchemy

Join us for the opening reception Friday, March 24th from 6-9 pm of

ALCHEMY
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. 

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Art Auction for UNC MFA Program
Feb
24
6:00 PM18:00

Art Auction for UNC MFA Program

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.

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PRIMP: A Pop-Up Collaboration
Feb
4
12:00 PM12:00

PRIMP: A Pop-Up Collaboration

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.

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VOLUME
Jan
13
to Feb 18

VOLUME

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. 

 
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Industry
Dec
2
to Jan 7

Industry

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. 

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The Contemporaries
Oct
7
to Nov 19

The Contemporaries

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.

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Continuum
Aug
26
to Oct 1

Continuum

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. 

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Summer Light
Jun
17
to Aug 20

Summer Light

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.

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AN EVENING OF MUSIC WITH ALISON WEINER AND FRIENDS
May
20
8:00 PM20:00

AN EVENING OF MUSIC WITH ALISON WEINER AND FRIENDS

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

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Tom Spleth
Mar
18
to Apr 16

Tom Spleth

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. 

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The Contemporaries
Oct
9
to Nov 21

The Contemporaries

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

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OPENING: Summer Show
Jul
17
to Aug 22

OPENING: Summer Show

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.

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