A new gallery just opened in Raleigh! The Mahler is at 228 Fayetteville Street, and it’s open Tuesday-Saturday from 10-6, and First Fridays from 6-9.
The gallery currently has an exhibit of photographs by a North Carolina native singer/songwriter, Tift Merritt.
I love the space!
Yesterday I went to The Handmade Market in Raleigh, and it was pretty neat. My favorite purchase was a beautifully bound sketch book made by Pell Mell Press.
I’ve attempted book binding a couple times, and my disastrous attempts made me appreciate Pell Mell’s craft even more. I was also impressed by the different binding techniques.
When I got home I went to the website, and I was blown away by the restoration projects. Pell Mell Press is run by Ashlee Weitlauf, who got her MFA in Printmaking/Book Arts at Arizona State University in 2006 and currently works in ASU’s Preservation Department as a Senior Library Specialist.
I love old books, and it’s great to see them be given new life! You can read more about Ashlee and her work on her website or if you want to purchase your own cute sketchbook or letterpressed stationary, check out her etsy shop.
Tomorrow is first Friday, and that means it’s time for the downtown gallery walk in Raleigh! Lump gallery will be featuring an exhibition of new work by Brooklyn artist Cammi Climaco in a show called Yesterday was yesterday, Tomorrow is ours. The opening reception will be from 7-10 pm tomorrow, May 1st, and if you miss that, you’ll have a chance to check it out throughout May on Saturdays from noon-5 pm. Lump gallery is located at 505 South Blount Street.
Showing sculpture and video, this show will feature pieces that are a mix of object, installation and text. Climaco’s work is inspired by the accidental and usually unintentional stumbling across of intimate moments, through her own experiences and the empathic experience of others. Within the dichotomy between the delicate balance of hope and despair, her work is representative of both the staving off of loneliness and the potential for joy and merriment.
Tomorrow there will also be a show opening at The Fish Market called SCALE, in which the coordinators left the interpretation of “scale” up to submitters. The Fish Market will be open tomorrow from 6 pm to 11 pm, so check it out after you check out Lump! Check out their website for more times and directions.
The Handmade Market is happening in Raleigh this Sunday, May 3rd from 11-5 at Marbles Kids Museum. There will be apparel, jewelry, accessories, housewares, paper goods, and more for sale from a selection of talented designers, artists, and crafters from NC and beyond. I can’t wait! If you don’t live in NC but you love handmade things, here there are links to some of the participating designer’s online shops.
I was pretty sad that I missed the Art to Wear fashion show last Thursday, but New Raleigh just posted a bunch of pictures from the show! Click here to check them out. I think I liked Vansana Nolintha’s collection the best.
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?
If you’re a dog owner in the triangle area and you want to get a super cheap rabies shot, cute doggy supplies, or just want to have some pooch related fun, check out Bark Around the Park happening tomorrow at Millbrook Exchange Park in Raleigh. Click here for more details!
Last night I checked out the Boylan Bridge Brewpub in Raleigh that opened recently. It’s pretty neat, they have lots of outdoor seating with a great view of downtown and they brew their own beer. And right now they’re showing some cool North Carolina themed photography taken by my good friend Nicole Alvarez. You should check it out!
Want to support local Triangle area artists? Want to help support arts education? Want to help provide art scholarships for kids? Want to do all of the above while eating, drinking and purchasing some sweet ass art? For only $50? What? If your answer is yes, then come out to the Artspace Give and Take event tonight!
50 works of art (from some heavy hitters in our area) will be for sale for $50 each, with proceeds benefitting the Artspace Summer Arts Program Scholarship Fund, providing 50 full day week-long scholarships to Wake County students demonstrating financial need and an interest in the arts.
Check out some of the original pieces that will be up for grabs:
Check out the artists and pieces available (well, the pieces are available – I don’t know about the artists), buy tickets or donate to a good cause here. Do it for the kids.
And yes, I may have my eye on a piece – but I’ll never tell.
This Friday is First Friday!
The Fish Market will be honoring the graduating Art and Design seniors on Friday, April 3rd by holding a special show entitled “Fin”. Each of the sixteen seniors will have a collection of their work displayed; collections range from paintings, animations, fibers, and sculptures. Stop by between 6 PM to 11 PM to become a part of downtown Raleigh’s First Friday festivities. If you are unable to attend Friday, feel free to stop by the gallery the following Saturday and Sunday, April 4th and 5th, between 1 PM and 4 PM. The Fish Market are located down the stairway at the corner of Fayetteville Street and Hargett Street.