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Visual Art Exchange, Collector’s Gallery Juried Competition, ‘Monochrome’
Opening reception Aug. 3, 6-9PM
Visual Art Exchange
309 W. Martin St., Raleigh, NC
Gallery hours: Tues.-Sat. 11AM-4PM
show runs Aug. 3-30
Murry Handler is the featured artist in this upcoming show from Aug 3 – September 2.
OPENING RECEPTION: August 3: 6:30-9PM with music by Saxoften.
1616 Jorndan Drive,
Wed -Fri 12-5; Sat 11-5; Sun 1-5
January 6 through March.
The Duke Eye Center Connector Gallery, between the Wadsworth bldg. and Arie Bldg., is open Mon. through Fri. 7AM-6PM and free to the public.
2351 Erwin Rd., Durham.
FrAnk Gallery, Chapel Hill will present a group show “Body & Soul”, in which Murry’s newest work Girl With Butterfly #2 will be displayed as well as Two Women Dancing from the Mythica Series.
Show runs from Jan. 10 through Mar. 4, with an opening Reception on Friday, Jan. 13 from 6-9pm.
Gallery hours are Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 11-6; Thurs. (salons with the artists) from 11-8; Sunday 1-5.
FrAnk Gallery, 109 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
AIDS/HIV service organization’s fund-raiser will once again host a rousing auction. Murry’s donation has been juried into the live auction by the Director of the NC Museum of Art. Only 31 artists were selected out of hundreds who submitted.
The large acrylic painting Titled Smokies #2 is recognizable as a Handler work, with characteristic bold brushwork in a monochromatic palette. In addition to paintings, the gala auction includes jewelry, sculpture and photography. Be there to bid, be seen, be part of the action ……and maybe win a terrific piece of art! Murry’s 2010 contribution was a $3,500 retail price painting snapped up by a wise bidder at a bargain price.
Alliance of AIDS Services-Carolina auction at Progress Energy Center, Raleigh Memorial Auditorium,
2 E. South St. Oct. 8, 5-8PM
Art in the Village will take place on October 9 (rain date is Oct. 16). The all-day festival will showcase the works of about 30 artists living and creating in Fearrington Village. It will be the kick-off event for the new group Artist Studios at Fearrington Village. Painters, potters, sculptors, photographers and other visual artists will open their studios throughout the year, by appointment, for visitors to see where they work and view their creativity.
In addition to the works on display, there will be live music to enjoy, refreshments at The Roost and lunch at either The Granary or The Dancing Goat available in the Village center. Be sure to come with friends to this fun-filled day. Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro, NC. Oct. 9 from 10AM to 4PM.
Check out the Chapel Hill Magazine web article and photo of us.
Autumn is a wondrous time in the Triangle region and our art calendar is busy! Here’s a run-down of upcoming activities.
One Man Show of Social Commentary Paintings
Handler’s serious political statements, a major component in his work have never before been shown together in one exhibition.
9/11 In Memoriam; The Jewish Jesus an acrylic diptych; The Human Condition an anti-war triptych; the prize-winning ‘Genocide’; the huge 5 panel Beyond Earth, his statement on our global environment; and several ink paintings from the Sisyphus series. (image below)
Opens October 8 through Nov. 13. Visit the web-link to read more.
Artist’s Reception Oct. 21 from 5-7:00pm Part of Third Friday Artwalk
Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St, downtown Durham
Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-9pm; Sun. 1-6
FrAnk, the sophisticated Art Collective in Chapel Hill is presenting a Black & White show with the juried artists limited to only black and white palettes.
This is, as many of you already know, Murry’s preferred approach and his forte. It will be fun to see a gallery filled with so many artists creative approach to this challenge.
A reception will be held on Friday, July 8 from 6-8pm, 109 E. Franklin St.,Chapel Hill. The show runs through August 21.
In spite of the record heat, Murry Handler will be busily exhibiting in two group shows in the triangle area and preparing for two solo shows in Sept.
Durham Art Guild is presenting its Annual Members Show. For this year’s event Murry has produced a new acrylic painting called Andromeda.
It’s part of the series Mythica, in which Murry uses a light wash of gesso and prismacolor pencil to ‘find’ the figure in the drips and pools of paint with which he captures the human form. The dream-like figures are evocative of mythical imagery.
The public reception is on Friday, July 15 from 5-7 and the show continues through
August 7. The Durham Art Center is at 220 Morgan St.