CURRENT EXHIBIT January 10th – EXTENDED | Dialog:PAPER
Artists and scientists are “askers” of life’s important questions. Ingrid Erickson’s work spans the intersection of art and science through the investigation of specific species and ecosystems. A “cut paper naturalist” Ingrid explores the ornithology, botany and ecology of ecosystems. Each piece is individually hand cut using an X-acto knife and scissors, with up to several thousand tiny cuts per piece. After cutting is complete, color is added using up to 20 layers of light-fast acrylic spray paint.
Hope Holmes began crafting her own toys at the age of six, and as an artist she creates incredibly intricate small scale sculptures out of paper mache using all manner of recyclable paper products. It is Hope’s sincere wish that her unique take on recyclables sparks curiosity, yet more importantly, acts as a catalyst for others to rethink the many possibilities of reusable materials.
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).
Public Hours: Monday – Saturday 10am – 7pm Sunday 12p – 6pm
For more information please visit durhamartguild.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 can be visited Monday-Saturday from 10 AM – 6 PM, and on Sundays from 12 PM – 5 PM. [Photo courtesy of Kia Smith]
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CURRENT EXHIBIT November 7th through March 31st: Sketches by Bettie Day
Ms. Bettie Day, a member of the Golden Belt community, has been drawing her family and cultural icons for as long as she can remember. Initially inspired by the work of Ernie Barnes, her original sketches are done in pencil and tend to capture their subjects in contemplation, with unfiltered emotions.
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.