Ashlie Johnson Coggins is a fine art photographer and artist based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Her work focuses on the ephemeral beauty and sublime strangeness of the natural world. Unable to fully accept the fleeting, and wanting to get ever-closer to the tiny mysteries held within nature, she uses a macro photography technique that brings the details and vivid colors of plants to larger-than-life, abstract artworks. The results are dimensional, painterly images that draw upon the abstract expressionist traditions of spontaneity, improvisation, and contemplative color.
Through her art practice, Ashlie researches native and non-native plant species, connects more deeply to nature through close observation, learns about local ecosystems, and explores themes of connection, cyclicality, rhythm, and movement.
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.
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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Autumn Cobeland is a painter, muralist, triathlete, and Raleigh native. She holds a degree in Fine Arts and studied art in Japan and Italy. Her works can be seen in galleries, shops, and private collections both nationally and internationally. Inspired by French vintage posters and by Raleigh’s parks and trails, she created a series of paintings devoted to the Triangle Greenway System. Autumn donates a portion of the proceeds from print sales to Durham based, East Coast Greenway and Friends of the MST.
Please hover over and click the thumbnails of the images below to find out more about our world class group of fine artists currently working in the Golden Belt Warehouse Studios.
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.
We are currently accepting submittals for the Great Hall for 2022. If you are interested in exhibiting your work or your organization’s work in either the Great Hall or the Community Gallery in Building 2, please contact Justin Sacco at firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions are vetted by the Golden Belt Arts Steering Committee.
For information about studio availability, please contact Chandler Shouse at email@example.com
Please contact Tiffany Coley for more information about our monthly pop-up studio program at: firstname.lastname@example.org