Did you know that our Durham had six of the eighteen total winners of the North Carolina Arts Council’s statewide Visual Arts Fellowships?
Yep, Durham, representing according to Wolfram Alpha just under 3% of our state’s population, had over 30% of the fellowship winners.
While we at the Clarion Content had not yet heard this, lucky for us Dave Wofford of Horse & Buggy Press (and co-founder of Bull City Arts Collaborative) and writer, curator, poet Chris Vitiello had. They wanted to do something to honor the Durham flavor of those winners. Only somewhat coincidentally, the Bull City Arts Collaborative (BCAC) was coming up on its 50th show since opening its doors. Given that the BCAC’s lease is up in the Spring and given the frothy Durham real estate market, it is no guarantee that they will be hosting another 50 shows.
This one is a worthy investment of time. We will have a full review later this month as the exhibit runs through October 31st.
#401 Foster Street.
The artists showcased include
Maready Evergreen | printmaking
Josh Gibson | film
Heather Gordon | painting
Harrison Haynes | multimedia, installation
Stacey Kirby | performance art
Jeana Eve Klein | fibers *who is being bestowed honorary Durham status due to her solo exhibit at the BCAC in 2010
Elisabeth Haviland James | film
The exhibit includes two short films. Gallery hours are every Thursday and Friday 11am-2pm and Saturdays Oct 4, 11, and 18 from 9am-Noon.