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 to visitors by appointment only at this time.
For more information please visit durhamartguild.org or to schedule an appointment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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 January 13th – March 31st: Durham School of the Arts, Selected Works
This exhibition is a showcase into the world of teaching and learning visual arts during a pandemic. Students at Durham School of the Arts have been participating in distance learning since March 2020. Nonetheless, these students have worked tirelessly to create and be creative in this new learning environment. This show features students in grades 6-12. To learn more about DSA, the visual arts program and faculty, please visit: dsavisualarts.weebly.com
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.