Shanny Kohli, a Durham-based visual artist, has created a series of conceptual images that together comprise a spiritual and theatrical act that tells the story of Sikhs.
The artwork shows a range of different representations of the ten Sikh Gurus and their teachings (“Sikhi”), which underscore equality, fighting against injustice, and uplifting our fellow humans in need.
Shanny commands a clear grasp of the fundamentals of design principles, harmony and 2D space and showcases a transformation of different biomorphic objects and geometric shapes combined to form an artistic impression.
Drawing inspiration from her Sikh faith, multinational background, beautiful surroundings, and vivid imagination, her drive to continually create visual concepts is what she calls happiness.
This exhibit will be open to visitors in the Great Hall from 8 AM – 6 PM, Monday – Saturday, noon – 6 PM Sunday. Masks are required in the building. Please observe proper social distancing while enjoying this exhibit.
The Durham Art Guild is a nonprofit member-driven visual arts organization established in 1948. DAG’s mission is to enrich and connect our communities by creating opportunities and providing leadership for current and future visual artists and art enthusiasts. The Guild has maintained a presence and partnership at Golden Belt Campus since 2011. Their current space showcases monthly exhibitions by local artists, as well as two studios for their Artist in Residence and Creative Mentorship Programs. Photo shown is from Gymenii’s exhibit in December, 2018 (photo courtesy of Kia Smith).
The gallery is open from 8 AM – 6 PM Monday – Saturday and from noon – 6 PM on Sundays.
The heart and soul of the Golden Belt arts program, the Warehouse Studios are home to 25 individual studio artists as well as the Golden Belt Warehouse Artists gallery. The place to be on Third Fridays, these studios are home to a wide variety of styles and mediums, including paint, jewelry, fashion design, photography, and digital arts. The studios are currently open by appointment only due to COVID-19, with the exception of the Wistful Displacement exhibit (see event calendar for details). [Photo courtesy of Kia Smith]
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NEXT EXHIBIT July 1st through September 30th: The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Durham
The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Durham provides a safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals, life-enhancing programs and character development experiences, and most of all, hope and opportunity. This exhibit showcases the artistic creations of our neighborhood’s children.
For more information on how to support this important neighborhood organization, please go to https://www.salvationarmycarolinas.org/bgcdurham/homepage/
Please hover over and click the thumbnails of the images below to find out more about our world class group of fine artists currently working in the Golden Belt Warehouse Studios.
Third Fridays in Durham are an institution – and the newly launched Golden Belt Warehouse studios and galleries are the main attraction. Meet and discuss art with the artists themselves. If you love it, buy it – and help our professional artists continue to make Durham a legitimate and noteworthy fine arts location.
We are currently accepting submittals for the Great Hall 4th quarter exhibition, 2021 and into 2022. If you are interested in exhibiting your work or your organization’s work in either the Great Hall or the Community Gallery in Building 2, please contact Justin Sacco at email@example.com
Submissions are vetted by the Golden Belt Arts Steering Committee.
For information about studio availability, please contact Chandler Shouse at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact Tiffany Coley for more information about our monthly pop-up studio program at: email@example.com