OPEN STUDIOS



Opening Reception
Eight is Enough: A Mighty Fine Craft & Art Show

Saturday Shopping Event: Saturday, Dec. 3; 3-6pm
with special surprise guests on front porch; select works including Horse & Buggy Press books will be 10% off THIS DAY ONLY.

On Third Friday Durham evenings, BCAC members share work in the Upfront Gallery and in their workspace . . . documentary films & DVDs, books, photographs, and much more. Examples of commissioned work are shared along with a variety of retail artworks and products. On some evenings, Dave will have the letterpress fired up for those interested in seeing the process.


In the Upfront Gallery. . .

Eight is Enough
A MIGHTY FINE CRAFT & ART SHOW

Nov 9 – Dec 23

Have you ever been to a holiday art exhibit or craft fair and gone, "Well that sucked. I should have gone hiking instead."? This exhibit is designed to restore your faith that art and craft can be substantial, and that holiday group exhibits can move you.

This eight person exhibit features. . .
works in glass; vases, bowls, whisky glasses, drinking glasses, flasks, (John Geci), wood-based furniture; including chairs, credenza, dresser, cheese boards (Elijah Leed), forged metal furniture, sculpture, and birdbaths (Ben Galata), photography; including cash n carry prints, (Jean Christian Rostagni), drawings; including cash n carry originals, (Abie Harris), paintings/sculptures/mobiles (Peter Milne, yes Amy's Dad), metalsmithing/jewelry (Claire Ashby), and pottery; mugs, bowls, vessels, (Peter Dugan).

Prices range from $20 to $6,000 with the majority of items between $40 and $200. The makers' ages range from 30 to 84. There are no "crafters" here. This is high-quality work by craftspersons. Appreciate the distinction, please.

Remember, when you go out on the town to get your fancy dinner and drinks on, it all ends up in the toilet the next morning. When you buy craft objects or art for your wall, you get to enjoy them for the rest of your life. (and then the craftperson gets to buy more supplies so they can keep making work with integrity; we call that a win-win).


Bonus points if you buy work for yourself instead of as a gift. Life is short, just buy the things that you like and enrich your life already.

Also on display. . .

Walden Pond in Four Seasons:
Photographs by Lisa McCarty

Closing Reception: Friday, Nov. 18; 6-9pm
O
n view through Nov 26

This photography exhibit captures Henry David Thoreau’s muse, Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts, in every season. This cycle of images is paired with texts by Bronson Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau himself describing the same landscape in the nineteenth century.

Walden Pond in Four Season represents a selection of images from McCarty’s larger project, Transcendental Concord, which documents the sites and landscapes that inspired the Transcendentalists literature and philosophy. Transcendental Concord is being developed as a book project to be released in 2017 to align with the bicentennial of Thoreau’s birth

HORSE & BUGGY PRESS NEWS

Dave’s exhibit 20 Years of Horse & Buggy Press (and friends) finished a great run at Cassilhaus and CAM Raleigh through August 7. Please visit the newsletter link here for full details.


THE GROOVE PRODUCTION NEWS


We are excited to share news of our latest documentary project. Kenny began production work on You Gave Me A Song: The Life and Music of Alice Gerrard, documenting performances, rehearsals,recording sessions, workshops, and more.The film follows legendary musician, songwriter, and documentarian Alice Gerrard as she, family members,and collaborators reflect on her many contributions to old time and bluegrass music. The film is a fiscally sponsored project of the Southern Documentary Fund (SDF), a 501(C)3. You can learn more and make an early contribution to the project via our SDF project page here.

Bending Sticks: The Sculpture of Patrick Dougherty is airing across the US as part of the Reel South series. Check your local listings for Reel South. We expect the film to air again across the UNC-TV network in coming months.Upcoming screening in Palo Alto, CA TBA soon.

A Weaverly Path and A New Kind of Listening will be airing on UNC-TV and their NC CHANNEL in coming months. Check out local listings for broadcast dates/times.

Peace in Our Pockets screened at the 2016 Longleaf Film Festival at the NC Museum of History in Raleigh, NC and brought home the Best Feature Doc Award. The film had it's Eastern European premiere at the Human District Human Rights Film Festival in Belgrade in June 2016. Visit the festival website for more info and to view trailer. We have a limited number of DVDs to share with supporters and partners and will be streaming the film across a university viewing platform.

The film had its first screenings in Nairobi, Tana Delta, Kenya, South Sudan, and the Hague. The film was an Official Selection at the Global Peace Film Festiva 2015. Check out the review in Building Peace, an online journal of the Alliance for Peacebuilding. Visit our film website to learn more about the project and how you can see host and sponsor screenings. Finally, follow us on Twitter (@PIOPfilm) and Facebook.

Kenny produced a video for the Alliance for Disability Advocates in Raleigh to promote the NC Youth Leadership Forum. The forum is, "a dedicated group of people of all ages and abilities based out of North Carolina that seeks to promote independence, peer relations and advocacy among today's generation. We do this by holding a yearly YLF in our state's capital. With the passing of the ADA in 1990, the current generation's opportunity for advancement is higher than it ever has been before, and we seek to take full advantage of the blossoming movement to educate ourselves and others about everything from disability history, to the independent living movement and important lawmakers and revolutionaries".

And we're excited to share that Hello My Friend: The Story of the Afghan Sisters School Partnership is completed! The video tells the story about a decade long intercultural exchange and service project between Carolina Friends School and the Topchi School in Bamiyan Province, Afghanistan. Teachers and advocates will be sharing the piece with schools and educators across the country and around the world to inspire peace education, service learning, intercultural exchange, and community development.

A Weaverly Path: The Tapestry Life of Silvia Heyden is available on DVD and Blu Ray and is again being sold as a bundle with Silvia's book, "The Making of Modern Tapestry". Order at aweaverlypath.com.

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