Art exhibits and events during the Third Friday Art Walk on March 17 in Durham.

Water is…
Pleiades Gallery, 109 East Chapel Hill St.
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m.

Water is… rain, a river, a pool, a trickle, a torrent. Water is healing, calming. Water is the shape of its vessel. Water is life. The exhibition by Pleiades artists is a celebration of a fundamental shared resource and a drive to improve the condition of our waterways.

The Third Friday reception for this exhibit is in conjunction with the start of Creek Week, which runs March 18 to 25, 2017. Please visit the Creek Week event calendar to learn about recreation, education, and volunteer opportunities!

MEZCLA
The Carrack Modern Art, 947 E. Main St., Durham
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m., on view through March 26

Artist and art educator Claudia Corletto invited artists to submit work for this group show. “MEZCLA” is strongly rooted in the principle that Hispanic and Latinx artists should be the only authors of their own narrative and how Hispanic and Latinx culture and identity is formed in the United States.

About the impetus for the show, Corletto writes, “It’s very cute for some of these spaces to pay homage to magical realism in Latin America, but enough already. We exist, we’re here and we drive this country.”

Work by Jean Michel Dissake will be on display inside the Cameron Gallery at The Scrap Exchange.

Cameroun: L’Elan Vital by Jean Michel Dissake, Fusion of Painting and Sculpture
Cameron Gallery at The Scrap Exchange, The Shoppes at Lakewood, 2050 Chapel Hill Road
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m., on view through April 15

The Cameron Gallery is proud to welcome Jean Michel Dissake in his first U.S. sculpture exhibit, “Cameroun: L’Elan Vital” (translated, Cameroon: Force of Nature). Constructed of found materials, the exhibit is an amazing fusion of painting and sculpture, inspired by the customs of the Pongo Village on the banks of the Mongo River and informed by a contemporary sensibility. Dissake’s intention is to find a balance between the natural environment and the human footprint.

Finding My Light by Vera Reed: Oil, Acrylic and Mixed media
Exotique boutique and Art Gallery, 319 W. Main St.
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m., on view through April 28

Peace of Mind, by Christine Hager-Braun, Art Quilts
Durham Arts Council, Allenton Gallery, 120 Morris St.
Third Friday reception: 6 to 8 p.m., on view through May 12

Filaments of the Imagination, a group show by Threads, a Textile Study Collaborative
Durham Arts Council, Semans Gallery, 120 Morris St.
Third Friday reception: 6 to 8 p.m., on view through May 12

Stories from the Heartland, by Rachel Campbell, Paintings of Urban Landscapes
Durham Arts Council, Ella Fountain Pratt Gallery, 120 Morris St.
Third Friday reception: 6 to 8 p.m., on view through May 25

Smarts and Arts Student Show, by participants in the North Carolina Public Allies Youth Enrichment Program
Durham Arts Council Pavilion, 120 Morris St.
Third Friday reception: 6 to 8 p.m., one night only*

Our monthly arts night will feature two fiber art exhibits opening in Allenton and Semans Gallery, with corresponding demonstrations, artist talk and interactive displays. We’re also delighted to welcome North Carolina Public Allies for a pop-up art gallery of work by student artists in the DAC Pavilion. And yet more exhibits will be opening in the upstairs Ella Fountain Pratt Gallery, and the Durham Art Guild’s Suntrust Gallery. Cap off your visit with bluegrass music and refreshments in the Pavilion, and you’re well on your way to a festive St. Pat’s Day!

Black On Black
Reed Building Lobby at American Tobacco Campus, 318 Blackwell St. (beside Cuban Revolution)
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m., on view through April 30

If you missed last year’s “Black On Black” exhibition, you now have another chance. It is back and on view inside the Reed Building Lobby at 318 Blackwell Street at American Tobacco Campus in Durham (beside Cuban Revolution). The exhibition is open to the public daily during normal business hours. Also look out for special events.

Stop by during the Third Friday Durham Art Walk on March 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. for a reception to see the works and meet some of the artists. You can also enter now to win tickets to see Black Violin on March 23.

The curators of the exhibition worked with gallerist Kelly McChesney to install the works, which will be on view until April 30. Sponsored by VAE Raleigh and ArtsNow, the exhibition and programming are in association with the Art of Cool Festival, which takes place April 28 to 30, and the Black On Black Project.

Learn more about the exhibition here, and join the social media conversation here using the hashtag #BlackOnBlackATC

Tomato Republic
SPECTRE Arts, 1004 Morning Glory Ave.
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m.

“Tomato Republic” explores the physical and intangible boundaries between the physical objects of representation and the virtual images of consumption.

ToKyoto, Dawn Hummer, Saori Weavings and Other Mixed Media Works
Durham Art Guild, Room 100 Gallery at Golden Belt, 807 E. Main St., Durham
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m., on view through April 12

The Durham Art Guild presents “ToKyoto” featuring Saori-inspired weavings and other mixed media works by DAG member artist Dawn Hummer.

Swing into Spring Artwork Preview, Multiple Donating Local Artists, Multiple Mediums
Durham Art Guild, SunTrust Gallery at Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St., Durham
Third Friday reception: 5 to 8 p.m., on view through April 1 (celebration fundraiser event evening)

The Durham Art Guild presents a preview of our silent auction artwork donated generously by local artists for our upcoming Swing into Spring celebration fundraiser, April 1.

Empower Her Third Friday
Empower Dance Studio, 109 W. Parrish St.
Third Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m.

Join Empower Dance Studio for a Third Friday event celebrating women in the arts.

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