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July Third Friday at the DAC

Fri July 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Beat the heat at the Durham Arts Council for July’s Third Friday arts night! New exhibits and a guided music meditation are featured at this month’s event.

Sampada Kodagali Agarwal presents Nature, A Teacher – Celebrating Indigenous Art from India in DAC’s Allenton Gallery, on view July 15 – September 8. This exhibit highlights two styles, both rooted in and inspired by nature, yet as different as they can be. Warli art is a tribal art that hails from the state of Maharashtra in India, that is monochromatic and minimalistic, yet highly expressive. Mithila art, also known as Madhubani, or ‘forest of honey’, is a folk-art style that has been practiced in, and around the state of Bihar in India and parts of Nepal.

José Manuel Cruz’s Black and White in Technicolor! (Can you see all the colors?) invites viewers to push beyond the simplicity of black and white thinking, and visualize the spectrum of complexity and color of the people around us. Cruz’s paintings will be on exhibit in the Semans Gallery of the Durham Arts Council from July 15 – September 8.

Also happening at our Third Friday event: Karen Novy, a DAC teaching artist, will be on hand to facilitate group vocal work, including resonant toning, creating song layers together, and guiding “sound healing with your voice” exercises. An adventurous attitude is welcome, and all voices are encouraged to join in. Several of these presentations will run cyclically from 6:30pm-7:45pm, and people can rotate in and out at any time. This experience will take place in the (outdoor) DAC sculpture garden.

Additionally, in the first-floor Truist Gallery, the Durham Art Guild presents Where We Reside, featuring works by Amber Mooers, Yve Holtzclaw, and Lady Summer. With this work, the artists seek to understand home through representation, abstraction, and distortion. The exhibit will be on view through August 6.

See you at the DAC for July Third Friday!

Masks  are required to enter the Durham Arts Council building. This event is free and open to the public.


Fri July 15
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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