Asides: News of the arts, in brief

July 6, 2013 

9 artists showcase work in FLIGHT

Nine artists who work in a variety of media will show their work in “FLIGHT,” an exhibit opening at Craven Allen Gallery on Saturday. The artists – Harriet Bellows, Kathryn DeMarco, Larry Downing, Bryant Holsenbeck, Paul Hrusovsky, Cathy Kiffney, Jean LeCluyse, Luna Lee Ray and Matt Tomko – will be feted at an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. The public is invited.

The works on display include “The Chance,” an abstract acrylic by Bellows, who worked as a pilot for 30 years; “Pileated Woodpecker Family,” a cut-paper and paint collage by DeMarco; and Downing’s ceramic and mixed-media sculpture “Crow’s Nest.” FLIGHT will be on view through Sept. 14.

Craven Allen Gallery is at 1106-1/2 Broad St. in Durham. It is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Info: 919-286-4837 or

Potter Bob Meier to demonstrate wheel

The Second Saturday series brings potter Bob Meier to the N.C. Museum of History for a demonstration of turning clay on a wheel.

The drop-in program is from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. Meier, owner of Doe Ridge Pottery in Boone, will show how he throws contemporary pottery and give visitors a chance to work a little clay themselves.

While you’re at the museum, take advantage of free one-day admission to “Art in Clay: Masterworks of North Carolina Earthenware,” to learn more about the state’s pottery. The exhibit, organized by Old Salem Museums & Gardens, closes Aug. 18.

The Museum of History is at 5 E. Edenton St. in Raleigh. Weekend parking is free.

Info: 919-807-7900 or

Artists-in-residence arrive at Artspace

Becky Joye, Ollie Wagner and Tracy Spencer-Stonestreet are the new community artists-in-residence at Artspace in Raleigh.

Joye and Wagner will work in studio 217 through Dec. 31. Spencer-Stonestreet is working in studio 208 through Aug. 6.

Joye, a regional emerging artist-in-residence at Artspace for the past six months, has a background in architecture and drawing and will be featured in the upcoming exhibit “Thought Maps & Ladders,” opening at Artspace in September.

Wagner works in oil and acrylics and often incorporates photography, collage, screen-printing, performance and installation into his work. Spencer-Stonestreet is a mixed media artist.

Artspace is at 201 E. Davie St. It is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and until 10 p.m. on first Fridays.

Info: 919-821-2787 or

Vote for Matsumoto Prize

Cast your vote through July 20 for the second George Matsumoto Prize, recognizing excellence in North Carolina modernist residential design.

The competition is sponsored by Triangle Modernist Houses, a nonprofit that documents, preserves and promotes modernist design. The public vote serves as the “sixth” member of a jury composed of noted architects who will pick the winners. The three houses that get the most public votes will be recognized with People’s Choice awards.

Votes are limited to one per email address. There will be a random drawing of voters’ emails for special prizes.

To see the contenders and cast your vote, visit

Artspace seeks 2 interns

Artspace has openings for two fall-term college interns.

The unpaid internships are open to undergraduate and graduate students, who are expected to work at least five to eight hours a week.

One internship allows students to develop skills in installing and organizing exhibits; applications are due Aug. 9. Candidates should mail or email letters of interest, a resume and two references with contact information to Shana Dumont Garr, director of programs and exhibitions, at

The other program is designed to help interns develop skills in nonprofit arts management. Applications for the development internship are due Tuesday. Send materials to Rae Marie Czuhai, director of development at

Applications can also be mailed to the appropriate supervisor at Artspace, 201 E. Davie St., Raleigh 27601.

Info: 919-821-2787

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