409 W. Martin St., Raleigh
$5; free on First Fridays. 919-261-5920; camraleigh.org
▪ Through Dec. 3: “Big, Bent Ears” explores the art and craft of listening and seeing and blends photography, film and video with music and other sounds, compelling visitors to think about the interplay between the two senses.
▪ Oct. 1-Jan. 3: “The Imaginary Architecture of Love,” a site-specific installation by Los Angeles artist Sarah Cain. Reception Oct. 1, 6-8 p.m.; free First Friday reception Oct. 2, 6-10 p.m.; artists talk, Oct. 2 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Gregg Museum of Art & Design
The Gregg is still under construction.
Exhibit Gallery, D.H. Hill Library, 2 Broughton Drive, Raleigh
▪ Through Jan. 4: “Life’s Little Dramas: Puppets, Proxies, and Spirits,” a collection of international puppets gifted by retired commercial artist John C. Henry, including an entire cast of the 19th-century English Punch and Judy figures, and Indonesian shadow puppets.
N.C. Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh
▪ Oct. 17-Jan. 17: “The Worlds of M.C. Escher: Nature, Science, and Imagination”: A survey of Escher’s career with more than 125 woodcuts, lithographs, wood engravings, and mezzotints, as well as numerous drawings, watercolors, woodblocks, and lithographic stones never before exhibited. CORRECTION: This item originally stated there were 25 works of art when there are at least 125.
▪ Oct. 31-Jan. 17: “Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester and the Creative Mind”: The Codex Leicester, a 500-year-old notebook from inventor, scientist, and artist Leonardo da Vinci, is composed of 36 folios, each written on the front and back and illustrated with sketches of the topics da Vinci is discussing. It is the only manuscript by da Vinci in North America. An interactive display will allow visitors to explore a translation of the text on computer screens.
Joint ticket price: $18, $15, $12 on sale Sept. 15.
Other fall exhibits; both free:
▪ Sept. 12-March 20: Chisel and Forge: Sculptures by Peter Oakley and Elizabeth Brim. Oakley re-creates impermanent items – bars of soap, egg cartons – out of marble; Brim forges pillows, tutus and the like out of metal.
▪ Sept. 26-April 3: The Energy of Youth: Depicting Childhood in the NCMA’s Photography Collection.
N.C. Museum of History
5 E Edenton St, Raleigh
▪ Oct. 24-June 19: “Treasures of Carolina: Stories from the State Archives”: One-of-a-kind documents, photographs and other media from the State Archives of North Carolina. The exhibit showcases ordinary and extraordinary public records and private materials that are rarely on public view.
▪ Nov. 6-July 10: “North Carolina’s Favorite Son: Billy Graham and His Remarkable Journey of Faith”: Memorabilia, audio and video displays, and interactive galleries.
▪ Nov. 12, 7 p.m.: “The Walk of the Immigrants: The Photography of Saul Flores”: Flores, who journeyed 5,238 miles through 10 Latin American countries, will discuss his experience and share his photos. In the iPearl Immersion Theater, James B. Hunt Jr. Library, NCSU Centennial Campus. Free.
▪ Dec. 11-July 4: “Southern Impressions: Paintings from the James-Farmer Collection”: Exhibit explores stories of southern people, culture, and landscape through paintings loaned from the collection of Dr. Nancy Farmer and Dr. Everette James, of Chapel Hill and museum artifacts.
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
▪ Aug. 27-Jan. 10: “Richard Mosse: The Enclave,” an immersive 40-minute six-channel video installation shot in eastern Congo. Artist talk, Aug. 27, 7 p.m
▪ Aug. 27-Sept. 18: “The New Galleries: A Collection Come to Light” is a comprehensive reinstallation of the museum’s collection. Eight new galleries will be dedicated to specific collection areas highlighting many of the museum’s masterworks while illustrating a history of human creativity.
▪ Oct. 4, Noon to 4 p.m.: “Nasher10 Homecoming”: 10th anniversary of the opening of the museum marked by the unveiling of a wall painting by Odili Donald Odita in the Mary D.B.T. Semans Great Hall. There will be hands-on activities, live music and Duke student performances. Durham Mayor Bill Bell, Duke University President Richard H. Brodhead and Nancy A. Nasher, daughter of museum founder and namesake Raymond D. Nasher and chair of the Nasher Museum Board of Advisors, will make remarks at 3 p.m.
▪ Oct. 10, 3-8 p.m.: “Nasher10 Unplugged,” a downtown Durham block party, Downtown Durham YMCA, 218 W. Morgan St. Block party with a new public art project, a mural painted by artist Odili Donald Odita on the Foster Street wall of the YMCA. The Art of Cool All-Star Band, a jazz quintet led by Al Strong, will play a 30-minute set followed by a 30-minute open jam session with young people. Followed by a free screening of a documentary film about the making of the mural.
▪ Oct. 1-Feb. 28: “Reality of My Surroundings: The Contemporary Collection”: Works from the contemporary collection by global artists, with an emphasis on artists of African descent. Artists include Njideka Akunyili, Dario Escobar, Hassan Hajjaj, Barkley L. Hendricks, Thomas Hirschhorn, Steve McQueen, and Carrie Mae Weems.
ArtSource Fine Art Gallery & Framing
▪ Sept. 10-Oct. 12: “No Shades of Grey,” a color theory exhibit with Ann Watcher and Ginny Chenet. Reception Sept. 10, 6-8 p.m.
▪ Oct. 15, 6-8 p.m.: “Third Thursday: Matters of Taste,” featuring a painting demo by Sharon Bass and tastings by Total Wine and Midtown Olive Oil.
▪ Nov. 6-Dec. 31: Exhibit featuring James Kerr
▪ Nov. 19, 6-8 p.m.: “Matters of Taste,” painting demo by Don Mertz and tastings by Tookie and Lulu’s.
▪ Dec. 17, 6-8 p.m: “Matters of Taste,” featuring a painting demo by Larry Dean.
Bev’s Fine Art
7400 Six Forks Road, Suite, Raleigh
▪ Oct. 22-23, 6-8:30 p.m.: Contemporary vs. Traditional with artists Stephen Shortridge, Joshua Smith, Natalie George, Cora Ogden.
Cary Arts Center
101 Dry Avenue, Cary
▪ Sept 18-Nov. 15: “Emergence: Jessica Dupuis” with reception Sept. 25, 6-8 p.m.
▪ Nov. 24-Jan. 24: Cary Photographic Artists. Reception Dec. 5, 2-4 p.m.
Cary Gallery of Artists
200 S. Academy St., Suite 120, Cary
▪ Sept. 25, 6-9 p.m. 10th anniversary party with jazz by Greg Miller and Friends. Demonstrations in September:
▪ Sept. 5: Watercolor painting by Barbara Rohde.
▪ Sept. 12: Two artists will make flower vases; Cynthia Mollenkopf with felt and Susan Luster with clay.
▪ Sept. 19: Painting demonstration by Diana Coidan.
▪ Sept. 26: Watercolor painting by Anne Chellar.
Dovetail Studio & Gallery
24 Commerce Place, Raleigh
▪ Sept. 20, 4-7 p.m. New paintings by Anthony Ulinski.
Durham Art Guild
SunTrust Gallery, inside Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St.
▪ Sept. 4-Oct. 17: 61st Annual Juried Exhibition: Regional artworks selected by juror Alice Gray Stites, chief curator for 21c Museum Hotels. Reception: Sept. 18, 5-7 p.m.
▪ Oct. 22-Nov. 28: “Folding Light”: Collaborative multimedia exhibition by Heather Gordon and Warren Hicks. Reception Nov. 20, 5-7 p.m.
▪ Dec. 3-Jan. 2: 2015 Members’ Holiday Market.Reception Dec. 18, 5-7 p.m.
Exhibits in Room 100 Gallery, inside Building 3 of Golden Belt, 807 E. Main St., Durham.
▪ Sept. 3-Sept. 29: “White Circle, Black Square, Silver Pentagon”: New multimedia works by Nsenga Knight. Reception Sept. 18, 6-9 p.m.
▪ Oct. 3-Nov. 1 “Fancy Realities,” a ceramic installation by Anna Wallace. Reception Oct. 16, 6-9 p.m.
▪ Dec. 4-Jan. 3 “The Spirit of Lolong: 2015 Artist in Residence Showcase”: Featuring the culminating solo exhibition by 2015 Resident Artist Maready Evergreen. Reception Dec. 18, 6-9 p.m.
In the Triangle Community Artists Gallery, American Tobacco Campus.
▪ September-March: “Triangulation” featuring painted scenes of the Triangle by Bruce Mitchell.
Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough
▪ Sept. 21-Oct. 25: “In The Mind’s Eye,” fused glass by Susan Hope, paintings by Jude Lobe, photography by Eric Saunders. Reception Sept. 25, 6-9 p.m.
▪ Oct. 26-Nov. 15: “Orange County Artists Guild Open Studio Tour Preview Show.” Work by the artists participating in the guild’s open studio tour. Oct. 30, 6-9 p.m.
▪ Nov. 16-Jan. 3: “The Art of Giving.” Giftable art for the holiday season by HGA’s 22 member artists. Reception Nov. 27, 6-9 p.m.
John and June Allcott Gallery
115 S Columbia St, Chapel Hill
▪ Sept. 3-Oct. 2: Southern Exposure: Academic Book Arts in the New Millenium.
▪ Oct. 8-Nov. 7: Three Year Retrospective of Elsewhere Museum’s Southern Constellation Residency Series.
▪ Nov. 11-Dec. 12: “Eureka!” Two dozen new works by UNC MFA in Art alumni.
Lee Hansley Gallery
225 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh
▪ Through Sept. 26: Luke Buchanan: Paintings. 21 works, many are architecturally based and depict forgotten structures such as industrial buildings and overlooked structures such as those on the Dorothea Dix campus in Raleigh.
Little Art Gallery
432 Daniels St., Cameron Village, Raleigh
▪ Oct. 3-31: “Shimmering Hues,” oil paintings by NC artist Sue Scoggins. Reception Oct. 3, 3-5 p.m.
▪ Nov. 21-Dec. 31: “Classically Inspired” works by Stephen White. Reception Nov. 21, 3 5 p.m.
Local Color Gallery
311 W. Martin St., Raleigh
Sept. 4-26: “Prodigal Pigments,” watercolors by Mary Ruth Dana and Janie Johnson. Reception Sept. 4, 6-9 p.m.
Oct. 2-31: “Ditto,” mixed Media by Adrien Montoya and Stained Glass by Lizzie Bailey Reception Oct. 2. 6-9 p.m.
Nov. 6-28: “Fire, Form & Function!” functional Pottery by Mary Beth Owen. Reception Nov. 6, 6 - 9 p.m.;
Dec. 4-31: “Let It Snow,” an all women artist group show. Reception Dec. 4, 6-9 p.m.
Tipping Paint Gallery
311 West Martin St., Raleigh, TippingPaintGallery.com
▪ Sept. 4-26: “Paint the Town,” artists paint Raleigh. Reception Sept.4, 6- 9 p.m.
▪ Oct. 2-31: “Something Fallish.” Reception Oct. 2, 6-9 p.m.
▪ Nov. 6-28: “Sweet Potatoes & Beaujolais Nouveau,” Southern American/ French mash up. Reception Nov. 2 6-9 p.m.
Village Art Circle
200 S. Academy Street, Suite 130, Cary
▪ Opening Sept. 25 with a reception, 6-9 p.m.: “Black and White and Read”: The palette is limited to black, white and red, and the work which is abstract, alludes to text and lettering with artists Constance Pappalardo, Jillian Goldberg and Susan LaMantia. Through October.
▪ Opening Oct. 30: “Carolina On My Mind”: A juried show in which artists interpret the show title in any way, from representational art to abstract art and in any medium. The juror is Roger Manley, director of the Gregg Museum of Art and Design in Raleigh. Deadline for submissions is Sept. 21.
Visual Art Exchange
309 W. Martin St., Raleigh
▪ Sept. 4-24: “N.E.W. Show”: featuring original workks completed within the past year and not previously exhibited anywhere else. Reception Sept. 4, 6-10 p.m.
▪ Oct. 2-29: The Image Exhibition, a juried photography exhibit. Call for art deadline Sept. 7. Reception Oct. 2, 6-10 p.m. Exhibition coincides with the Click! Triangle Photography Festival.
▪ Oct. 2-20: “Ritual”: Functional pieces used for preparing, serving and drinking hot tea and coffee. Metalsmiths, ceramists, glass artists and wood workers are encouraged to submit works. Deadline for submissions is Sept. 7.
Raleigh Municipal Building, 222 W. Hargett St., Raleigh, 919-962-2015; raleighnc.gov
▪ Sept. 30-Nov. 13: “Sacred Spaces” works by Mary Shannon Johnstone, Scott Hazard, Jon Kolkin. Reception Oct. 2, 5-7 p.m.
▪ Dec. 3-Jan. 14: Artworks by City of Raleigh and Wake County employees and their families. Reception Dec. 4, 5-7 p.m.
Bond Park Community Center
Metro Park Drive, Cary, 919-462-3970
▪ Sept 1-Oct. 31: “Kanchan Gharpurey: Life in the City.”
▪ Nov. 1-Dec. 31: “Jane Hopkins: A View of My Favorite Things.”
Cary Senior Center
120 Maury O’Dell Place
▪ Through Sept. 18: 13th Annual Fine Arts League of Cary’s Senior Exhibition.
▪ Sept. 21-Oct. 23: “Rediscovery: J.J. Raia,” photographs. Reception Sept. 25, 6-8 p.m.
▪ Oct. 29-Jan. 18: Cary Photographic Artists 8th Annual Open Juried Photography Exhibition. Reception Oct. 30, 6-9 p.m.
Cary Town Hall Gallery
116 N Academy St, Cary, townofcary.org
▪ Through Sept. 21: “Amy Devereaux: Peru An Unforgettable Journey.”
▪ Dec. 5-Jan. 25: “Getting to Know Me: Le Touquet & Town of Cary Children’s Cultural Exchange.” Reception Dec. 5, 2-4 p.m.
Halle Cultural Arts Center
237 N. Salem St., Apex
▪ Sept. 4-Oct. 8: Gail Torbeck in Spotlight gallery and Trish Klenow in Studio Gallery. Reception Sept. 4, 6-8 p.m.
▪ Oct 16 - Nov 20: Juried Art Show. Reception, Oct. 16, 6-8 p.m.
Herbert C. Young Community Center
101, Wilkinson Ave., Cary
▪ Through Sept. 21: “Alice’s Garden: Robert Cassanova,” photographs.
▪ Sept. 25-Nov. 30: “Vignettes of Europe: Deanne Hooker,” watercolors. Reception Sept. 25, 6-8 p.m.
▪ Dec. 5-Jan. 25: “Serenity in the South: H. Lee Dawson.” Reception Dec. 5, 2-4 p.m.
National Humanities Center
7 T. W. Alexander Drive, RTP
▪ Sept. 3-Dec. 18: “Continuum” abstract paintings by Anne Gregory of Weldon. Reception Sept. 27, 2-4 p.m.
N.C. Botanical Garden
100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill
▪ Sept. 1-Nov. 1: “Native Flowers: Gifts of Pollinators” 30 works By Chapel Hill photographer John Pringle.
▪ Sept. 20-Dec. 11: Sculpture in the Garden, more than 30 large-scale outdoor works from North Carolina sculptors.
▪ Nov. 3-Jan. 3: “Bonsai, Organic Shapes, Natural Forms,” Pen and ink on paper by Kent H. Raymond.
Page-Walker Arts and History Center
119 Ambassador Loop, Cary
Exhibits through Sept 19:
▪ “Jane Hanck: An Artist’s Journey.”
▪ ”David J. Zimmerman: Town and Country Landscapes.”
▪ ”Barry Russell: The Beauty of Wood, the Elegance of Form.”
Exhibits Sept. 23-Nov. 15:
▪ “Layers of Life: Art Quilts” by Christine Hager-Braun. Reception Sept. 25 6-8 p.m.
▪ “Capturing the Essence of Umstead State Park,” photographs celebrating the park’s 80th anniversary. Reception Sept. 25 6-8 p.m.
▪ “The Carolina Mixed Media Artists Guild” with works by Jeanne Rhea, Linda Poche, Katherine Stein, Shannon Binkowski, Michelle Davis Petelinz, Sharon DiGiulio and others. Reception Sept. 25 6-8 p.m.
Exhibits Nov. 20-Jan. 3:
▪ Fine Arts League of Cary’s Annual Member Exhibition. Reception Dec. 6 2-4 p.m.
▪ Kenneth Neilsen: Functional Art Pottery. Reception Dec. 6 2-4 p.m.
Area communities host monthly art walks. In Raleigh, galleries and museums celebrate on the first Friday of the month. In Carrboro and Chapel Hill, it’s the second Friday. Wake Forest chooses that time as well though they call their event Art After Hours. Durham opts for the third Friday. Cary and Hillsborough wants folk to come otu for the last Friday of the month (though Cary choose to call it the “final” Friday.
Orange County Artists Guild Open Studio Tour
▪ Nov. 7-8 and Nov. 14-15: More than 80 artists throughout Orange County will participate. Free. Brochures and maps at www.ocagnc.com
Paint the Page
▪ Oct. 4, 1-5 p.m.: Wake County teens ages 14 to 18 are invited to paint, draw or sketch an aspect of the historic Page-Walker Arts & History Center and gardens and be entered to win a prize pack valued at $100, and have their painting on display at through the end of the year. Winner announced at reception, Oct. 11, 3-5 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
▪ Sculptor Patrick Dougherty will design and install a large-scale sapling sculpture along the Riverwalk in Hillsborough, Nov. 2-20. Community is invited to participate. Submit volunteer form to arts council. Donations being accepted. Hillsborough Arts Council, 102 N. Churton St. 919-643-2500; hillsboroughartscouncil.org
Sanford Brush & Palette Club Art Show
▪ Oct. 24-31: More than 500 works by local artists in a variety of subjects ranging from abstracts, to landscapes, to colorful still lifes, to mixed- and three-dimensional media. Hales Center (Old Armory), 147 McIver St., Sanford. Free.
Scrapel Hill Art Competition & Exhibit
▪ Sept. 10-Nov. 15: Juried show featuring 20 artists who use discarded materials. Reception and awards ceremony, Sept. 11 5:30-8 p.m., University Place, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill.
20th Annual Tour of Artists
▪ Sept. 19-20, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Visit 11 galleries throughout the town, watch working artists, participate in some of the 22 demonstrations. Free. Wake Forest Guild of Artists WakeForest Guild.com
Arts & Crafts Fairs
Carolina Artisan Craft Market
Raleigh Convention Center
Exhibit Hall B, 500 S Salisbury St., Raleigh, 919-460-1551; http://nando.com/carolinadesigner
▪ Nov. 6-8: Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild’s annual show with more than 115 contemporary fine craft artists from across North Carolina and the U.S. One-day: $7; weekend Pass $10.
Fall Arts Fair
Sertoma Arts Center
1400 W. Millbrook Road, Raleigh, 919-996-2329
▪ Oct. 3, 10 a.m.-5p.m.: Pullen and Sertoma Arts Center jewelers, painters, potters, live music and food trucks.
N.C. Gourd Arts and Crafts Festival
Holshouser Building, State Fairgrounds, Raleigh
▪ Sept. 12-13: Displays of gourds from around the world, gourd workshops, and vendors of dried gourds, gourd seeds, gourd crafts, gourd art, books, and crafting supplies. Auction Saturday at noon. $2 adults.
Pottery & Glass Festival
Cedar Creek Gallery
150 Fleming Road, Creedmoor
▪ Oct. 3-4, 10-11, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.: Pottery, glass blowing and wood turning demonstrations. Kiln firings and openings. Live music and a food truck. Plant sales.