Asides: News of Triangle arts, in brief

November 30, 2013 

Susan Martin, "Untitled (False Relic 5)," is included in the biennial “Three-Person” exhibit at Artspace.

COURTESY OF SUSAN MARTIN

New shows at Artspace open on First Friday

Four new exhibits open Friday at Artspace during Raleigh’s First Friday Gallery Walk.

Gallery 1: The biennial “Three-Person” exhibit, guest curated by the N.C. Museum of Art’s Jennifer Dasal, who tapped Mary Ann Anderson, Linda Ruth Dickinson and Susan Martin to show pieces demonstrating the influence of Asia on their art. The show will be on view through Jan. 11.

Gallery 2: “Flirting with Abundance,” featuring black-and-white drawings by Angela Piehl and an installation by Crystal Wagner. An artist’s talk is on tap at 6 p.m. Friday, and the exhibit is on view through Jan. 25.

Upfront Gallery: Michael Gallagher is showing his wood furniture and his wife, Tanya Casteel, is showing ceramics in an exhibit called “Home,” through Dec. 28.

Lobby: Sarah Powers shows her new series, “The Mapping Project,” through Dec. 28.

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

Info: 919-821-2787 or artspacenc.org

Art show benefits Pretty In Pink

A free, two-hour art show to benefit Pretty In Pink Foundation is planned from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday at the AIANC Center for Architecture and Design, 14 E. Peace St., Raleigh.

Featured artist is Michael Morrison, a landscape and abstract painter. There will be live music, wine, hot cider and light hors d’oeuvres. The event is free, but RSVP Monday by calling 919-532-0532 or emailing adanchi@prettyinpinkfoundation.org.

Pretty in Pink is a nonprofit group that helps pay for medical treatments for North Carolinians who have breast cancer and little or no insurance.

‘Leaves’ at Common Ground

One Song Productions, a local youth-run theater organization, presents Lucy Caldwell’s “Leaves” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday at Common Ground Theatre.

The play is about an Irish family in crisis.

Suggested donation: $5-$10.

Common Ground Theatre is at 4815B Hillsborough Road, Durham.

Info: http://1songproductions.weebly.com/

Artist’s exhibit at University Mall

Maggie Love, 88, is on a mission to “get all the paintings that are inside of me done before I’m unable to.” She has macular degeneration, a condition that limits eyesight.

She is showing 15 paintings at center court of University Mall in Chapel Hill through Jan. 15.

A resident of Galloway Ridge at Fearrington Retirement Community in Pittsboro, she has won numerous awards for her use of acrylics. Her artwork most recently hung in Richmond, the capital of Virginia, her home state.

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