Current Art Exhibit On Display
Artists: Sharron Parker| Title: “Expressing Reality as Felt”| Exhibit Dates: August 2019 – January 2020| Exhibit Description: The Durham Art Guild and the Triangle Community Foundation present “Expressing Reality as Felt” featuring handmade felt works by Triangle-based artist Sharron Parker. “I use the ancient technique of feltmaking to capture something I’ve experienced, whether it’s very solid –I’m really drawn to rocks — or ephemeral, like reflections on water. My favorite quote is Robert Motherwell’s: ‘The function of the artist is to express reality as felt.'” | Exhibit Photo Teaser | Public reception: October 24, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Register here!
Read a recent blog post about the exhibit here.
The Foundation has had the pleasure of having the works of these fine local artists on display in our gallery in past exhibits. We encourage you to visit their websites, go see their art in person, and learn more about their artwork and journeys. Let them know we sent you!
- Annie Nashold – paintings with a focus on local connections through interviews, conversation, and community
- Leah Sobsey and Tim Telkamp – photography with a wet plate collodion process used to help engage the community and bring people together
- Sass Art – painter focused on exploring the complexities of femme identity through up-close portraits
- Moriah LeFebvre – mixed media focused on the changes in downtown Durham
- Veronique Moses – photographer, documentary work
- William Thomas – painter focused on representations of diverse people in his social circle
- Lisa Creed – painter focused on two distinct types of art: abstract and sky & sea
- Frank Myers – photographer, has done extensive work with Jazz musicians
- Bruce Mitchell – painter focused on realism, medium: oil painting
Interested in getting your art displayed in our gallery? Click here to learn how!
Why does the Foundation have an art gallery?
Because we believe that a strong commitment to the arts is an important part of our vision for the community.
As part of Our Focus on regional cultural arts, the Foundation’s office space also serves as a rotating art gallery, for two main reasons: to support and foster local artists, and to encourage our community to connect and engage in meaningful conversation inspired by art. The Triangle Community Artists Gallery, housed within our office space at the Frontier in partnership with the Durham Art Guild (DAG), hosts artwork from local artists for periods of six months at a time. All artists in the gallery are chosen by a jury panel of fundholders and donors with an interest in the arts. The art on display, unless marked, is available for purchase. We are proud of this partnership with DAG, our jury of community leaders and arts-minded fundholders, and the artists we have the great pleasure of showcasing each cycle.
The gallery is open during business hours (M-F, 8:30 am- 5 pm). We are located at 800 Park Offices Drive, Suite 201, Research Triangle Park. Please contact our Office Assistant Holly Moore at 919.328.4002 in advance if you’d like to stop by so that we are available to welcome you. We hold an opening reception at the start of each new exhibit cycle, you can find out more information and rsvp to current events here.