Triangle people! This Saturday our friends at Lump Gallery in Raleigh will be hosting their 3rd annual benefit/dance. All they’re askin’ for is a $5 donation, which ain’t much considering what you’ll get in return: 3 DJ’s, live video mixing by Ashevillian Megan McKissack and a video screening by Acid Rain Production.
Not to mention another year of the amazing talent that Lump manages to wrangle up and bring to the Triangle. Support your local LUMP!
Official flyer after the jump.
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The Ackland Art Museum at UNC has a great new exhibit opening Sunday, May 31. It features the work of Hilton Head based collage artist Aldwyth. I generally hate it when creatives don themselves with a single name, but I do love Aldwyth’s work.
I guess I’m more lenient when it comes to musicians with single names; I have to be when there’s so many single name musicians making such a profound impact on music. (Sting, Bjork, Beck, Donovan, and Prince: you’re excused.)
Seriously though, this work is top notch; check out the exhibit if you live in the area.
This morning Woody turned me on to local Raleigh photographer Tim Lytvinenko, whose portfolio I am already (at 11) moderately obsessed with…
There really isn’t a whole lot of information on this gentleman in his bio or elsewhere on the web but take a few minutes perusing the galleries in his portfolio and you’ll get it.
In a world where 95% of the photo portfolio’s I come across online consist of staged hipster portraits with excessive lighting or gritty, “street”, documentary style photos (usually by suburbanites recently transplanted to their romanticized city of choice), Tim’s the natural. He feels at rest around his subjects, lucid, and there’s a real ease that comes across in the work. There isn’t much fat here; you get a story you can understand immediately via the capture of the exact, correct moment.
“…photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event, as well as of a precise organization of forms which give that event its proper expression.” -Bresson
Take a moment to poke around Tim’s excellent (and funny) website, I would especially recommend checking out the “Jill Libby” gallery.
What do you all think of Tim’s work? As excited as me?
Over the weekend, the big green construction wall across from our offices was finally hit by a graffiti artist. Finally. And although it’s definitely not the most impressive paint in the world, it’s something on that big green canvas. And it might be the first prominent bit of spray paint I’ve seen around the city.
Anyone who’s spent any amount of time in downtown Durham must surely have noticed the disproportionate amount of vacant buildings, big blank walls and construction…So where’s the graffiti? What’s up, Durham?
Portland, Maine has more graffiti than us and we all know Maine doesn’t have soul. Step your game up, painters!
I am so bummed that I will miss the 2nd Annual UNC Print & Ceramics Sale this Friday. From 9am to 10pm at 144 E Franklin St. (the old Schoolkids) in Chapel Hill, you can buy original photographs, drawings, ceramics, etchings, screenprints, and more. And you know the prices will be cheap! This is a great way to finish (or start) your Christmas shopping!
And, from 10am to 6pm you can visit the UNC Printshop during their Open House. Bring a T shirt to be screenprinted, or some blank cards to be letterpressed. (UNC has a fantastic printshop with all kinds of machinery to drool on.)
Still want more? Get an inside peek at the Graduate Student’s studios from 6pm-10pm.
Hanes Art Center is located on the UNC campus near the Ackland Art Museum and the intersection of Columbia and Franklin streets.