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May Third Friday at the Durham Arts Council

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Our House is full to the brim with art! The Durham Arts Council School is in the spotlight for May Third Friday at the DAC, as we present Our House, an annual exhibition of student and instructor visual artwork. Join us on Friday, May 20 from 6-8pm for the opening reception. Our House showcases our vibrant community arts education program; the Durham Arts Council School provides 700+ courses each year to more than 4,000 adults, teens and children in drawing and painting, dance, clay, theatre, photography, digital arts, writing, fiber arts and more. The visual art in Our House reflects the hard work and creativity of our students, and the professionalism and expertise of our instructors. Our House  is on view in the Allenton (first floor) and Semans (second floor) Galleries. The exhibit will be on view May 20 – July 7, 2022.

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 bear it/bare it/bear witness, a multimedia project that explores reproductive trauma. Through visual, audio and performance art, this body of work speaks to the artists’ lived experiences and healing from abortion, miscarriage, gender-affirming surgery, hormonal pain, illness and violence.

See you at the DAC this Third Friday!

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


May 20
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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