::Art Events Taking Place In Raleigh, Apex

By Elliott West, Raleigh Chronicle News Editor
Thursday, April 5, 2007

RALEIGH - With spring in the air, there are several art events and programs that will be taking place in Raleigh and Apex this month and also later this spring.

We've compiled some of the art event notices from various groups and have posted them below in the order of when the event takes place.

--Raleigh First Friday Art Walk April 6th
--Apex Discussion of Art April 9th
--Raleigh Artist Studio Tour, April 15th

Raleigh First Friday Art Tours

Join art lovers for the First Friday Gallery Walk in the Artspace Studios in downtown Raleigh and other galleries on Glenwood Avenue starting this Friday evening April 6th from 6pm to 10pm.

Participating studios include several downtown including Local Color and the Art Studios next door on Glenwood Avenue near the Hillsborough Street intersection.

The Walk in the City Market area near ArtSpace will also have live music, refreshments and art exhibited outside. The fun begins at 6 and goes till 10. Bring family and friends!

Artspace is located in the City Market next to Moore Square in downtown Raleigh also welcomes visitors Tuesday through Saturday 10am till 6pm.

The First Friday Gallery Walk takes place the first Friday of each month in the evening starting this month. Admission is free.

Apex Discussion Of Art April 9th

The Apex Art Council will feature an open discussion entitled "The Nature of Art, Ajn Open Discussion on the Philosophy of Art by Artists."  The discussion will be facilitated by: R.T.Crowley, a local writer.

Admission: Free
Date: Monday, 9 April 2007
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Apex Community Center (in the Town of Apex Municipal Complex) located at 53 Hunter Street, Apex, NC 27502
Topic: What is art?  This is one of those imponderable questions humanity has asked since before the first cave paintings.  Some say it cannot be answered, yet the constantly curious and questing nature within us all continues to ask.  Luminaries from Plato and Aristotle to Nietzsche and yourself have pondered it, written about it, and attempted to find the truth.  The Apex Arts Council now takes up this cause in the quest for knowledge and understanding.  Please join us for what promises to be both a spirited and controversial discussion on the very nature of art itself.

If you are an artist, this question lies at the very core of your existence, and permeates everything you do, every breath you take.  If you are a lover and supporter of art, this question will be among the most important you will ever seek to answer.  Even if you are an interested bystander, the question has a profound and direct effect upon your life, and this discussion will be one you do not want to miss.

The discussion will be led and facilitated by writer R.T.Crowley, a local Apex artist, and currently Vice-President of the Apex Arts Council.  According to Apex Art Council, Bob has long been a philosopher and seeker of the truth, and this presentation will reach the limits of those disciplines.

Raleigh Artist Studio Tour, April 15th

Open Doors: Raleigh Artist Studio Tour
Date: Sunday, April 15th
Time: 12noon - 6 pm
Where: Antfarm, Back of Crocker's, Bonded Llama Studios, BLAM, Escape Studio, Free Range Studio, Kirk Adam Studios, Litmus Studios, Mia Yoon Studio, and Snake Oil Studio

Cost: Free and open to the public
Contact:  Lia Newman at 274-3689

Meet the artists, see their work, and tour their studios! Raleigh's artists are growing in number and diversity. They want to learn more about each other and the communities that support them. Please come to meet friends, see new work, ask questions, and share information.

Artists of all disciplines  painting, metalsmithing/jewelry, sculpture, mixed media, photography, woodworking/furniture, book arts, design, printmaking, and even poetry - will be available in their studios for this event, which was conceived and organized by the artists themselves.

The event is free and open to the public. Maps will be available at each location. PRINTABLE MAP ALSO AVAILABLE AT http://www.bondedllama.com/finalmap.pdf

Participating Studios & Artists:
Antfarm, 303 Kinsey Street, featuring Rebeca Alvarado, Peter Anderson, Edde Burgess, Ellen Divers, Clifton Dowell, Laura Drewry, Tom Gruber, Lucas House, Amanda Humphries, Joel Lubell, and Jill Rossi.
www.antfarmstudios.org
Back of Crocker's, 613 W. Morgan Street, featuring Meredith Brickell and Ray Duffey
www.mbrickell.com

Blam, 301 Kinsey Street, featuring Jennifer Coon, Greg Giles, Stacey L. Kirby, Graham McKinney, and Michael Seaman

Bonded Llama, 1505 Capital Blvd, featuring Corey Hanson, Gretchen McLaren, Ann Marie Kennedy, Lori Belk, Che Clark, David Eichenberger, Derrick McNew, Tracy Spencer, Emily Huffman, Luke Buchanan, Michael Stenke, Craig Staley, Kelly Sheppard (Guest Artist), and Damu Murray.
www.bondedllama.com 

Escape Studio, 1201 W. Lenoir Street, featuring Gerry Lynch

Free Range Studio and Gallery, 410 Morson Street, featuring Carrie Knowles

Kirk Adam Studios (inside Father & Son Antiques), 107 W Hargett Street, featuring Kirk Adam, Moneequaa, Jennifer Shropshire, Andy Shull, Amber Walden and Chris Kelly.
www.myspace.com/KirkAdam

Litmus Studios, 312 West Cabarrus Street, featuring Jim Adam, Beth Arnold, Jim Fatata, Andre' Leon Gray, Kerri Henrickson-Eckes, Lee Hughes, Lia Newman, Pete Sack, and Brooks Harris Stevens.
www.litmusgallery.com

Mia Yoon Art Studio, 1037 N. West Street, featuring Mia Yoon

Snake Oil Studio, 517 1/2 W. Jones Street, featuring Eddie Taylor.  ::

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::Art Events Taking Place In Raleigh, Apex

By Elliott West, Raleigh Chronicle News Editor
Thursday, April 5, 2007

RALEIGH - With spring in the air, there are several art events and programs that will be taking place in Raleigh and Apex this month and also later this spring.

We've compiled some of the art event notices from various groups and have posted them below in the order of when the event takes place.

--Raleigh First Friday Art Walk April 6th
--Apex Discussion of Art April 9th
--Raleigh Artist Studio Tour, April 15th

Raleigh First Friday Art Tours

Join art lovers for the First Friday Gallery Walk in the Artspace Studios in downtown Raleigh and other galleries on Glenwood Avenue starting this Friday evening April 6th from 6pm to 10pm.

Participating studios include several downtown including Local Color and the Art Studios next door on Glenwood Avenue near the Hillsborough Street intersection.

The Walk in the City Market area near ArtSpace will also have live music, refreshments and art exhibited outside. The fun begins at 6 and goes till 10. Bring family and friends!

Artspace is located in the City Market next to Moore Square in downtown Raleigh also welcomes visitors Tuesday through Saturday 10am till 6pm.

The First Friday Gallery Walk takes place the first Friday of each month in the evening starting this month. Admission is free.

Apex Discussion Of Art April 9th

The Apex Art Council will feature an open discussion entitled "The Nature of Art, Ajn Open Discussion on the Philosophy of Art by Artists."  The discussion will be facilitated by: R.T.Crowley, a local writer.

Admission: Free
Date: Monday, 9 April 2007
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Apex Community Center (in the Town of Apex Municipal Complex) located at 53 Hunter Street, Apex, NC 27502
Topic: What is art?  This is one of those imponderable questions humanity has asked since before the first cave paintings.  Some say it cannot be answered, yet the constantly curious and questing nature within us all continues to ask.  Luminaries from Plato and Aristotle to Nietzsche and yourself have pondered it, written about it, and attempted to find the truth.  The Apex Arts Council now takes up this cause in the quest for knowledge and understanding.  Please join us for what promises to be both a spirited and controversial discussion on the very nature of art itself.

If you are an artist, this question lies at the very core of your existence, and permeates everything you do, every breath you take.  If you are a lover and supporter of art, this question will be among the most important you will ever seek to answer.  Even if you are an interested bystander, the question has a profound and direct effect upon your life, and this discussion will be one you do not want to miss.

The discussion will be led and facilitated by writer R.T.Crowley, a local Apex artist, and currently Vice-President of the Apex Arts Council.  According to Apex Art Council, Bob has long been a philosopher and seeker of the truth, and this presentation will reach the limits of those disciplines.

Raleigh Artist Studio Tour, April 15th

Open Doors: Raleigh Artist Studio Tour
Date: Sunday, April 15th
Time: 12noon - 6 pm
Where: Antfarm, Back of Crocker's, Bonded Llama Studios, BLAM, Escape Studio, Free Range Studio, Kirk Adam Studios, Litmus Studios, Mia Yoon Studio, and Snake Oil Studio

Cost: Free and open to the public
Contact:  Lia Newman at 274-3689

Meet the artists, see their work, and tour their studios! Raleigh's artists are growing in number and diversity. They want to learn more about each other and the communities that support them. Please come to meet friends, see new work, ask questions, and share information.

Artists of all disciplines  painting, metalsmithing/jewelry, sculpture, mixed media, photography, woodworking/furniture, book arts, design, printmaking, and even poetry - will be available in their studios for this event, which was conceived and organized by the artists themselves.

The event is free and open to the public. Maps will be available at each location. PRINTABLE MAP ALSO AVAILABLE AT http://www.bondedllama.com/finalmap.pdf

Participating Studios & Artists:
Antfarm, 303 Kinsey Street, featuring Rebeca Alvarado, Peter Anderson, Edde Burgess, Ellen Divers, Clifton Dowell, Laura Drewry, Tom Gruber, Lucas House, Amanda Humphries, Joel Lubell, and Jill Rossi.
www.antfarmstudios.org
Back of Crocker's, 613 W. Morgan Street, featuring Meredith Brickell and Ray Duffey
www.mbrickell.com

Blam, 301 Kinsey Street, featuring Jennifer Coon, Greg Giles, Stacey L. Kirby, Graham McKinney, and Michael Seaman

Bonded Llama, 1505 Capital Blvd, featuring Corey Hanson, Gretchen McLaren, Ann Marie Kennedy, Lori Belk, Che Clark, David Eichenberger, Derrick McNew, Tracy Spencer, Emily Huffman, Luke Buchanan, Michael Stenke, Craig Staley, Kelly Sheppard (Guest Artist), and Damu Murray.
www.bondedllama.com 

Escape Studio, 1201 W. Lenoir Street, featuring Gerry Lynch

Free Range Studio and Gallery, 410 Morson Street, featuring Carrie Knowles

Kirk Adam Studios (inside Father & Son Antiques), 107 W Hargett Street, featuring Kirk Adam, Moneequaa, Jennifer Shropshire, Andy Shull, Amber Walden and Chris Kelly.
www.myspace.com/KirkAdam

Litmus Studios, 312 West Cabarrus Street, featuring Jim Adam, Beth Arnold, Jim Fatata, Andre' Leon Gray, Kerri Henrickson-Eckes, Lee Hughes, Lia Newman, Pete Sack, and Brooks Harris Stevens.
www.litmusgallery.com

Mia Yoon Art Studio, 1037 N. West Street, featuring Mia Yoon

Snake Oil Studio, 517 1/2 W. Jones Street, featuring Eddie Taylor.  ::

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With spring in the air, there are several art events and programs that will be taking place in Raleigh and Apex this month and also later this spring.

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