Downtown Raleigh Alliance

Events • May 4, 2018

 

"Entanglements" New works by Elizabeth Bradford @ The Mahler Fine Art
Exhibition Dates: Apr 6-May 12

“Entanglements” is an exhibition of new work by Elizabeth Bradford. Influenced by the Pattern and Decorative movement of the ‘70 and the formal structure of Abstract Expressionism, Bradford paints her experiences in the wilderness. Bradford enjoys wild places as a naturalist and backpacker. Her painting often have the perspective of a hiker or kayaker. All of this is rendered in brushwork expressive of both expansive energy and a calculated mediated precision. Bradford is descended from generations of North Carolina farmers and her work reflects an inherited preoccupation with the land. “Pull up your chair and join the feast to which you have always been invited. That is what I choose to do, every day. This is about more than a methodology for producing an artifact – it is my way of being in my life, buffering my soul from pain, embracing wonder, expressing reverence, finding my place in the rhythm of the stream that bears us along” Elizabeth Bradford

"Painted Ladies - Actresses from the Pre-code Era" New Works by Kevin Peddicord @ Imurj
Exhibition Dates: May 4-May 27

“Painted Ladies” is an exhibition of new oil paintings by Kevin Peddicord. A tribute to film actresses from the late 1920’s- early 1930’s, who pushed the boundaries in confronting social issues through an emerging film genre. These women faced double standards, scorn, ridicule, judgment, censorship and they persevered. Paintings include famous quotes attributed to these women as insight into their experiences in the film industry.

May 4 opening - Music by Sinai Vessel, Youth League and Soccer Tees

Body Painting by Molly Chopin

A portion of sales will be donated to Planned Parenthood.

A night of music, Henna tattoos and Mosaic artwork @ Adara Spa

DJ Gregory Wiggs will start the night off with a variety of music while you browse the designs of Mosaic artist Robyn Johnston. Binita Dongol will be on sight to create a Henna tattoo just for you! As always, Adara Spa will be offering 15% off all services and products when you mention "First Friday."

Cost: Free to everyone. Henna Tattoos range from $5-$15

May First Friday reception with live music by Christy Jean Smith @ VAE Raleigh

Join us for the public opening reception of FEMININE SPECTRUM along with two other exhibitions in VAE's Warehouse District galleries. Writer, artist and musician, Christy Jean Smith, will be performing music from her new project LIVE in the gallery at 7 pm.

Cost: free

Ultralight 2- Opening Night @ United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County
Exhibition Dates: May 4-May 25

Exhibited in with one of VAE's community partners at United Arts Council, ULTRALIGHT 2 is an exhibition of artwork about disability, created by artists living with disabilities. VAE is offering a platform for artists who identify as living with disabilities to take back the narrative that is so often controlled by the medical field, media, and stereotypes.

Cost: Free

"Entanglements" New works by Elizabeth Bradford @ The Mahler Fine Art
Exhibition Dates: Apr 6-May 12

“Entanglements” is an exhibition of new work by Elizabeth Bradford. Influenced by the Pattern and Decorative movement of the ‘70 and the formal structure of Abstract Expressionism, Bradford paints her experiences in the wilderness. Bradford enjoys wild places as a naturalist and backpacker. Her painting often have the perspective of a hiker or kayaker. All of this is rendered in brushwork expressive of both expansive energy and a calculated mediated precision. Bradford is descended from generations of North Carolina farmers and her work reflects an inherited preoccupation with the land. “Pull up your chair and join the feast to which you have always been invited. That is what I choose to do, every day. This is about more than a methodology for producing an artifact – it is my way of being in my life, buffering my soul from pain, embracing wonder, expressing reverence, finding my place in the rhythm of the stream that bears us along” Elizabeth Bradford

May First Friday reception with live music by Christy Jean Smith @ VAE Raleigh

Join us for the public opening reception of FEMININE SPECTRUM along with two other exhibitions in VAE's Warehouse District galleries. Writer, artist and musician, Christy Jean Smith, will be performing music from her new project LIVE in the gallery at 7 pm.

Cost: free

Ultralight 2- Opening Night @ United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County
Exhibition Dates: May 4-May 25

Exhibited in with one of VAE's community partners at United Arts Council, ULTRALIGHT 2 is an exhibition of artwork about disability, created by artists living with disabilities. VAE is offering a platform for artists who identify as living with disabilities to take back the narrative that is so often controlled by the medical field, media, and stereotypes.

Cost: Free

There are no specials listed at this time.

"Painted Ladies - Actresses from the Pre-code Era" New Works by Kevin Peddicord @ Imurj
Exhibition Dates: May 4-May 27

“Painted Ladies” is an exhibition of new oil paintings by Kevin Peddicord. A tribute to film actresses from the late 1920’s- early 1930’s, who pushed the boundaries in confronting social issues through an emerging film genre. These women faced double standards, scorn, ridicule, judgment, censorship and they persevered. Paintings include famous quotes attributed to these women as insight into their experiences in the film industry.

May 4 opening - Music by Sinai Vessel, Youth League and Soccer Tees

Body Painting by Molly Chopin

A portion of sales will be donated to Planned Parenthood.

A night of music, Henna tattoos and Mosaic artwork @ Adara Spa

DJ Gregory Wiggs will start the night off with a variety of music while you browse the designs of Mosaic artist Robyn Johnston. Binita Dongol will be on sight to create a Henna tattoo just for you! As always, Adara Spa will be offering 15% off all services and products when you mention "First Friday."

Cost: Free to everyone. Henna Tattoos range from $5-$15

There are no specials listed at this time.


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