“Automatic Luster” is a collection of photos dating from nowadays back to 2017, mostly gathered on slow walks through NC towns that, while experiencing growth change, have so much interesting charisma to freeze into photographs. The collection’s title refers to the attractive veneer that locales with limited new development seem to produce over time — maybe with interesting signs of decay, maybe through changing impressions of bygone styles, or maybe just in the pace that natives take as they walk to the post office. That said, everything here comes from instinct and impression — feeling each photo subject rather than over-studying it. Further work can be found on Instagram — @benbrownmultimedia — or at https://www.benbrownmultimedia.com/.
The Durham Art Guild is a nonprofit member-driven visual arts organization established in 1948. DAG’s mission is to enrich and connect our communities by creating opportunities and providing leadership for current and future visual artists and art enthusiasts. The Guild has maintained a presence and partnership at Golden Belt Campus since 2011. Their current space showcases monthly exhibitions by local artists, as well as two studios for their Artist in Residence and Creative Mentorship Programs. Photo shown is from Gymenii’s exhibit in December, 2018 (photo courtesy of Kia Smith).
The gallery is open from 8 AM – 6 PM Monday – Saturday and from noon – 6 PM on Sundays.
Photo credits: Exhibiting Artist: Ransome Exhibit Title: A Bend in the Road
The heart and soul of the Golden Belt arts program, the Warehouse Studios are home to 25 individual studio artists as well as the Golden Belt Warehouse Artists gallery. The place to be on Third Fridays, these studios are home to a wide variety of styles and mediums, including paint, jewelry, fashion design, photography, and digital arts. The studios are located at 800 Taylor Street, Durham, NC 27701.
[Photo courtesy of Kia Smith]
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Following a busy career in arts administration and arts education, Sharon is currently enjoying re-engaging her love of painting and drawing – especially portraits and figurative work. Her love of people is reflected in her artworks as she strives to reflect the inner and outer qualities of the individuals she has met along the way. Sharon has a Bachelor of Arts Education from the Ohio State University with a major in painting and drawing, an MA in Arts Education from Arizona State University, and is A.B.D with her Ed.D. in Secondary and Arts Education from Arizona State University. She also studied at George Washington University, Old Dominion University, and with various artists around the country including Igor Koutsenko of San Diego, California and Alia El Bermani of Raleigh, North Carolina. She currently serves on the board of Triangle Artworks and is an active member of the Fine Arts League of Cary. She lives in Cary, North Carolina with her husband Tom and their crazy dog Max.
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Third Fridays in Durham are an institution – and the Golden Belt Warehouse studios and galleries are the main attraction. Meet and discuss art with the artists themselves. If you love it, buy it – and help our professional artists continue to make Durham a legitimate and noteworthy fine arts location. Events take place at 800 Taylor Street, Durham, NC 27701.
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