This Week: August 20-26, 2018

Wednesday, August 22


Wednesday Evenings at The Mint include free admission and various activities from 5-9pm.

Thursday, August 23

New Gallery of Modern Art

Enjoy a conversation between Jen Edwards, Curator at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and Durham-based artist Stacy Lynn Wadell. Although the event is technically billed as part of the programming from the New Gallery of Modern Art in conjunction with their current exhibition, Black Blooded, Wadell also has impressive work on view right now in Edwards’ ambitious curatorial project, Wrestling the Angel at the Bechtler. Wadell and Edwards are both smart, talented, and direct so we’re looking forward to what is sure to be an engaging conversation.

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Stacy Lynn Waddell, Untitled (Mike Brown’s battle at Normandy), in the Bechtler’s Wrestling the Angel. Her work is also on view in BLACK BLOODED at the New Gallery of Modern Art. Image Courtesy of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.

Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art

Learn more about four local participants in the ArtPop program – Janie Ball, Barbara Ellis, Nick Napoletano, and Caroline Rust – at an exhibition hosted by Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art. The ArtPop program aims to create a “street art gallery” by transforming artists’ works into large scale billboards that you have surely enjoyed driving along roads and highways around the city. Meet the artists at the reception, or if you’re lucky, you might be able to squeeze into the currently over-booked lunch and panel discussion the next day from 11:45am – 1pm. Join the waitlist by emailing

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                         Barbara Ellis, Nola 1, 2017, acrylic and art crayon, 36 x 36 inches.                         Image Courtesy of Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art.


Saturday, August 25

Weatherpoon Art Museum, UNC-Greensboro

The Weatherspoon Art Museum premieres Dread & Delight: Fairy Tales in an Anxious World, an exhibition featuring a number of contemporary artists using classical fairy tales to address the complexities of our lives today including poverty, addiction, and power dynamics. Curated by Emily Stamey, artists featured include Kerry James Marshall, Ghada Amer, John Baldessari, Arturo Herrera, David Hockney, Alison Saar, Cindy Sherman, Xaviera Simmons, Kiki Smith, and Carrie Mae Weems among others. Don’t let the fairy tale concept fool you; the exhibition content is for mature audiences.

The reception takes place on August 25, and the exhibition will remain on view through December 8 before traveling to the Faulconer Gallery at Grinnell College in Iowa and the Akron Art Museum in Ohio.


Timothy Horn, Mother-Load, 2008, Plywood, painted steel, aluminum
foil, polystyrene foam, hot glue, acrylic medium, rock sugar, and
shellac; 6 x 9 1/2 x 5 1/2 ft. Courtesy of the artist, © Timothy Horn,
Photo by Jason Schmidt.


Sunday, August 26

New Gallery of Modern Art

Today is your last opportunity to see BLACK BLOODED, curated by Jessica Moss, hosted by the New Gallery of Modern Art.

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