Conventional wisdom advises that habits are ingrained after 21 days of repetition. If that theory holds true, then the eat~play~shop local habit requires time and effort to develop. Each month I’ll share “21 Days” of some event, place or organization in the Triangle, enabling (and I mean that in the most positive sense possible) your inner Localista to come out and join us. This month it’s all about local arts events and organizations, across many disciplines, visual and performing.
Founded in 2005 by a group of artists the Cary Art Loop organization strives to inspire a thriving arts community. One method for engaging and connecting artists to venues (and the public) is through their signature event, the Final Fridays Art Crawl held on the last Friday of each month from 6 – 9 pm. Participating venues are sometimes in close proximity, while others are a short drive away. So it’s a good idea to plot a course in advance to make sure you fit in all you want to see. Here are a few options to consider for this Final Friday, May 30.
Be awe inspired by the fiber artists of ARTQUILTSwhimsy at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center. See 44 incredible examples of high-quality quilting by 37 artists in this juried show (on display through June 22).
Catch the mixed media and nature-centric photography exhibit of Charleen Fetherolf at Arts Manifold, a visual arts studio that serves as both a gallery and teaching facility.
Be transported by the photographs by Chris Harris at the opening reception of Glimpses of Kashmir at the Village Art Circle in Ashworth Village in downtown Cary.
Join the Triangle Brass Band at Cary’s Sertoma Amphitheatre in Fred G. Bond Metro Park in a musical farewell to springtime, as 38 brass and percussion performers fill the park with their bold, brass sound.
You’ll find a very special exhibit at Lucky Pie Gallery who will display the dynamic and colorful work of Raleigh artist King Godwin (who happens to be autistic).
Finally at Gather (the retail/co-working space/coffee shop in downtown Cary) they’ll be showing a sneak peek of a locally made documentary film Teacher of the Year (in the back garden or indoors if it rains). The film depicts a year in the life of a Wake County teacher and hopes to raise money to finish production allowing it to be screened for larger audiences. The screening begins at 8 pm but come by the shop at 7 pm to browse a bit. 10% of all Gather sales that evening will be donated to the film.