Downtown Raleigh Alliance

Events • July 6, 2018

 

ColourWheel Evening Art Experience @ Colour Wheel Art Class

Join in the fun of ColourWheel's Evening Art Experience! Touch, play, and learn about a variety of art mediums we use in our creative art classes for adults! Think you can't draw or paint? Think again. You'll learn a trick or two pros use to give their work a little magic. Here's your chance to touch, play, and explore!

First Friday Featuring Art by Mary Keith Robbins @ Dram and Draught

Mary Keith is a fine artist originally from Nashville, TN, she has been painting in North Carolina for the last four years. She's recently transitioned from realism to abstraction. Come to Dram & Draught to see her most recent abstract pieces reflected on her time in North Carolina.

The Art Of Fandom & Performance by Eight-Bit Disaster @ Imurj

Imurj, in collaboration with Nerd-Vana, wants to prop up artists inspired by the world on Fandom and celebrate all things nerdy and pop culture! Our contemporary arts landscape is much more than abstracts and portraits, and our exhibiting artists are here to prove that. This First Friday reception starts at 6pm, and will feature gorgeous gallery-hung works and a musical performance by Eight Bit Disaster starting around 8pm. Entry is free with your $1 yearly entry membership! We'll also kick off our 2 month pop-up prints shop, and are looking forward to our July 13 Nerd-lesque (nerd burlesque) fandom celebration and we are celebrating the whole field of Fandom!

Cost: Free

True To Our Roots @ Local Color Gallery

Individual expressions of the American experience by local women artists. Local Color offers the opportunity to meet and interact directly with the artists every First Friday.

Watercolor Paintings from the Estate of Harry De Maine (1880 – 1952) @ Gallery C
Exhibition Dates: Jun 1-Jul 31

Harry De Maine was born in Liverpool, England in 1880. He spent time in Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire as a small boy. De Maine took his first formal art instruction at the Liverpool City Art School in 1903 while still working for a dry goods store. In 1908 Harry De Maine then went on to study in London and at the Julian Academy in Paris. He exhibited at the Paris Salons from 1908-1913. Starting in 1914 (WWI) he joined the American Field Service, a volunteer ambulance service, along with some American artists, before and after serving in the British Army. After the armistice in 1919 Harry De Maine moved to the United States. He first lived in Boston and primarily New York City, but he received the inspiration for most of his work from long summers spent in the environs of Gloucester, Massachusetts. He exhibited widely, but primarily in New York and New England. In 1926 he re-met Lucy MacDonald whom he had known with the Field Service in Paris; they married in 1928. Harry De Maine was a member of New York’s Salmagundi Club, Allied Artists of America, the Audubon Artists and the National Academy of Design, to which he was elected an Associate member in March, 1951. He served as Secretary of the merged New York Water Color Club and the American Watercolor Society for a combined period of ten years; he served three years as Exhibition Chairman. In the Gloucester area he was associated with the North Shore Art Association and the Rockport Art Association. While watercolor was his favorite medium, Harry De Maine received prizes in both watercolor and oil. A Washington Post review once said “ he transferred to America…the lyrical quality of the English landscape.”

True To Our Roots @ Local Color Gallery

Individual expressions of the American experience by local women artists. Local Color offers the opportunity to meet and interact directly with the artists every First Friday.

Watercolor Paintings from the Estate of Harry De Maine (1880 – 1952) @ Gallery C
Exhibition Dates: Jun 1-Jul 31

Harry De Maine was born in Liverpool, England in 1880. He spent time in Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire as a small boy. De Maine took his first formal art instruction at the Liverpool City Art School in 1903 while still working for a dry goods store. In 1908 Harry De Maine then went on to study in London and at the Julian Academy in Paris. He exhibited at the Paris Salons from 1908-1913. Starting in 1914 (WWI) he joined the American Field Service, a volunteer ambulance service, along with some American artists, before and after serving in the British Army. After the armistice in 1919 Harry De Maine moved to the United States. He first lived in Boston and primarily New York City, but he received the inspiration for most of his work from long summers spent in the environs of Gloucester, Massachusetts. He exhibited widely, but primarily in New York and New England. In 1926 he re-met Lucy MacDonald whom he had known with the Field Service in Paris; they married in 1928. Harry De Maine was a member of New York’s Salmagundi Club, Allied Artists of America, the Audubon Artists and the National Academy of Design, to which he was elected an Associate member in March, 1951. He served as Secretary of the merged New York Water Color Club and the American Watercolor Society for a combined period of ten years; he served three years as Exhibition Chairman. In the Gloucester area he was associated with the North Shore Art Association and the Rockport Art Association. While watercolor was his favorite medium, Harry De Maine received prizes in both watercolor and oil. A Washington Post review once said “ he transferred to America…the lyrical quality of the English landscape.”

There are no specials listed at this time.

ColourWheel Evening Art Experience @ Colour Wheel Art Class

Join in the fun of ColourWheel's Evening Art Experience! Touch, play, and learn about a variety of art mediums we use in our creative art classes for adults! Think you can't draw or paint? Think again. You'll learn a trick or two pros use to give their work a little magic. Here's your chance to touch, play, and explore!

The Art Of Fandom & Performance by Eight-Bit Disaster @ Imurj

Imurj, in collaboration with Nerd-Vana, wants to prop up artists inspired by the world on Fandom and celebrate all things nerdy and pop culture! Our contemporary arts landscape is much more than abstracts and portraits, and our exhibiting artists are here to prove that. This First Friday reception starts at 6pm, and will feature gorgeous gallery-hung works and a musical performance by Eight Bit Disaster starting around 8pm. Entry is free with your $1 yearly entry membership! We'll also kick off our 2 month pop-up prints shop, and are looking forward to our July 13 Nerd-lesque (nerd burlesque) fandom celebration and we are celebrating the whole field of Fandom!

Cost: Free

First Friday Featuring Art by Mary Keith Robbins @ Dram and Draught

Mary Keith is a fine artist originally from Nashville, TN, she has been painting in North Carolina for the last four years. She's recently transitioned from realism to abstraction. Come to Dram & Draught to see her most recent abstract pieces reflected on her time in North Carolina.


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