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Durham Arts Council, Inc.
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Durham, NC 27701
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Come face-to-face with the arts in Durham.

DAC exhibits

The Durham Arts Council’s historic building is home to four exhibit spaces: the Allenton Gallery (on the first floor), the Semans Gallery (on the second floor), the Ella Fountain Pratt Legacy Gallery (on the second floor) and the SunTrust Bank Galleries occupied by the Durham Art Guild (also on the first floor).

Galleries are open during normal building hours, 9 am-9 pm, Monday through Saturday and 1-6 pm on Sundays.

Currently on Exhibit

September 12 – November 1, 2014

Public is Invited to a FREE Opening Reception, part of Downtown Durham’s Third Friday, on October 17, 5–7PM at the Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris Street, Downtown Durham.

Fiber Architecture: Building in Stitches

By Susan Lenz
Allenton Gallery

Mayan Rites

By Robert Studzinski
Semans Gallery

July 14th, 2014 – December 27th, 2014

Coffee Talk

Debra Wuliger
Ella Fountain Pratt Gallery

Resonant Abstraction

Judy Keene

In the Pre-Function Corridor of the Durham Convention Center through October 12, 2014


The Complete 2013-2014 Durham Arts Council Exhibit Season

July 14th, 2014 – September 7th, 2014

Public is Invited to a FREE Opening Reception, part of Downtown Durham’s Third Friday, on August 15, 5–7PM at the Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris Street, Downtown Durham.

Domesticity

Jessica Summers
Allenton Gallery

Mapping the Intangible

Lindsey Dunnagan
Semans Gallery

May 2nd, 2014 – July 6th, 2014

Recent Paintings

John Malveto
Allenton Gallery

OUR HOUSE
The Durham Arts Council School Annual Instructor and Student Exhibition

Semans Gallery

Public is Invited to a FREE Opening Reception, part of Downtown Durham’s Third Friday, on Friday, May 16, 5–7PM at the Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris Street, Downtown Durham.


January 17th, 2014 – July 6th, 2014


Cynthia Aldrich

The Still Life Reinterpreted

Cynthia Aldrich
Ella Fountain Pratt Legacy Gallery

March 7th, 2014 – April 27th, 2014

Under Botanical Influence

Laura Williams
in the Allenton Gallery

Between Landscape and Place

John Dempsey
in the Semans Gallery

Public is Invited to a FREE Opening Reception, part of Downtown Durham’s Third Friday, on Friday, March 21, 5–7PM at the Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris Street, Downtown Durham.



Joel Tesch

Spellbinders and Dreamcatchers

Joel Tesch

In the Pre-Function Corridor of the Durham Convention Center through April 13th, 2014

January 11th, 2014 – February 28th, 2014


Edith London, Silvia Heyden

Silvia Heyden and Edith London: Together Again

The Durham Arts Council is mounting a landmark exhibition celebrating the creativity of two of Durham's most significant artists. Opening Jan. 11 and running through Feb. 28 is Silvia Heyden & Edith London: Together Again.

The show will feature 30 new tapestries by the weaver Heyden and 30 works by the late painter and collage artist Edith London. On view in the SunTrust Gallery. For more information, click here.

Public is Invited to a FREE Opening Reception, part of Downtown Durham’s Third Friday, on Friday, January 17th, 5–7PM.

November 15, 2013 – January 2, 2014


Sharron Parker, Lawrence Feir, Nadjib Adebola Assani

Handmade Felt

Sharron Parker
Allenton Gallery

The Art and Enigma of Lawrence Feir

Lawrence Feir
Semans Gallery

Legends of Onile

Nadjib Adebola Assani
2012–2013 Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artist Grant Recipient
(on view through January 6th, 2013)
Ella Fountain Pratt Legacy Gallery

Public is Invited to a FREE Opening Reception, part of Downtown Durham’s Third Friday, on Friday, November 15th, 5–7PM.

September 13 – November 10, 2013


Brandon Cordrey, Michael Schwalbe, Nadjib Adebola Assani

FOSTER

Brandon Cordrey
Allenton Gallery

A View to the Making: Portraits of North Carolina Craft Artists at Work

Michael Schwalbe
Semans Gallery

Legends of Onile

Nadjib Adebola Assani
2012–2013 Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artist Grant Recipient
(on view through January 6th, 2013)
Ella Fountain Pratt Legacy Gallery


Bibi Bowman

Working Class: Durham

Bibi Bowman

in the Pre-Function Corridor of the Durham Convention Center through October 13th, 2013


July 19 – September 8, 2013


William Beatty, Stacy Crabill, Nadjib Adebola Assani

ROADSCAPES & BLUESCAPES

William Beatty
Allenton Gallery

Big Sugar

Stacy Crabill
2012-2013 Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artist Grant Recipient
Semans Gallery

Legends of Onile

Nadjib Adebola Assani
2012-2013 Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artist Grant Recipient
(on view through January 6th, 2013)
Ella Fountain Pratt Legacy Gallery

Public is Invited to a FREE Opening Reception, part of Downtown Durham's Third Friday, on Friday, July 19, 5-7PM. Featuring wine from Cave Taureau Wines


The Complete 2012-2013 Durham Arts Council Exhibit Season

May 15 – July 14, 2013


Nancy Tuttle May, OUR HOUSE, Sauda Zahra

Selected Works

Nancy Tuttle May
Allenton Gallery

OUR HOUSE

Durham Arts Council School Annual Faculty and Student Exhibition
Semans Gallery

With These Hands: Quilting as a Spiritual Odyssey

Sauda Zahra
Ella Fountain Pratt Legacy Gallery

Public is Invited to a FREE Opening Reception, part of Downtown Durham's Third Friday, on Friday, May 17, 5-7PM. Featuring a musical performance by The Idiosyncratic Beats of DeJacusse, inspired by the art of Nancy Tuttle May.


March 15 – May 5, 2013


Jeanne Heifetz; Resolving the Disquiet; Sauda Zahra

The Geometry of Hope

Jeanne Heifetz
Allenton Gallery

Resolving the Disquiet

Jan-Ru Wan, Jody Cassell, Megan Bostic, Samantha Pell
Semans Gallery

With These Hands: Quilting as a Spiritual Odyssey

Sauda Zahra
Ella Fountain Pratt Legacy Gallery

Public is Invited to a FREE Opening Reception, part of Downtown Durham's Third Friday, on Friday, March 15, 5-7PM. Featuring performances by the artists of Resolving the Disquiet



Carol Joy Shannon

Journeys and Destinations

Carol Joy Shannon

in the Pre-Function Corridor of the Durham Convention Center through April 15, 2013


January 18 – March 3, 2013


Chung Chak; Wendy DesChene; Sauda Zahra

Half-Awake Dream Series

Chung Chak
Allenton Gallery

Platonicz

Wendy DesChene
Semans Gallery

With These Hands: Quilting as a Spiritual Odyssey

Sauda Zahra
Ella Fountain Pratt Legacy Gallery

Public is Invited to a FREE Opening Reception, part of Downtown Durham's Third Friday, on Friday, January 18, 5-7PM.


2012 Design Awards Exhibition

American Institute of Architects — Triangle

on exhibit in the DAC Pavilion from January 14th-January 25th



David Baker; Matthew Litteken; Nuno Gomes

October 29, 2012 – January 6, 2013

The Industrial Revolution and Its Results

David Baker
Allenton Gallery

Walking on the Bellies of Our Lusts

Matthew Litteken
Semans Gallery

Long Play

Nuno Gomes
Ella Fountain Pratt Legacy Gallery

Public is Invited to a FREE Opening Reception, part of Downtown Durham's Third Friday, on Friday, November 16, 5-7PM.



Steven Ramsey; Duane Paxson; Holly Fischer

September 14th – October 20th, 2012

Southeastern College Art Conference Annual Juried Art Exhibition

Allenton, Semans, and Suntrust Galleries

Public is Invited to a FREE Opening Reception, part of Downtown Durham's Third Friday
Friday, September 21st, 2012, 5-7 PM and
Friday, October 19th, 2012, 6-8 PM



Tessa Guzé; Nuno Gomes; FRANCO and Frank Myers

July 31st – September 7th, 2012

Beginner’s Mind: Painting with an Open Heart

Tessa Guzé
Allenton Gallery

FRANCO and Frank Present: The Art of Cool Project Visual Collection

FRANCO and Frank Myers
Semans Gallery

Long Play

Nuno Gomes
Ella Fountain Pratt Legacy Gallery
(through January 6th, 2013)

Public is Invited to a FREE Opening Reception, part of Downtown Durham's Third Friday
Friday, August 17th, 2012, 5-7 PM


The Complete 2011-2012 Durham Arts Council Exhibit Season


Darryl Halbrooks; Marty Edmunds; Peter Filene

April 20 – July 15, 2012

Sixteen Slices of Love

Peter Filene
Allenton Gallery

The Salvage Series

Marty Edmunds
Semans Gallery

Transluclandia

Darryl Halbrooks
Semans Gallery

Public is Invited to a FREE Opening Reception, part of Downtown Durham's Third Friday
Friday, April 20, 2012, 5-7 PM



Aaron Wallace; Jovian Turnbull

January 20 – April 15, 2012

Screened: New Work by the Printmakers of North Carolina

Semans & Allenton Gallery

American Institute of Architects Triangle
2011 Design Awards Exhibition

January 6 – January 27, 2012
DAC Pavilion

Beyond the Bull City – North Carolina Landscapes

A solo exhibit of North Carolina Landscapes in oil by Gerry O’Neill
Ella Fountain Pratt Legacy Gallery through February 29, 2012.

Public is Invited to a FREE Opening Reception, part of Downtown Durham's Third Friday
Friday, January 20, 2012, 5-7 PM



Leigh Brian; Heather Gordon; Gerry O’Neill

December 8, 2011 – January 12, 2012

Hear & Now

Paintings by Heather Gordon
llenton Gallery

Our House

DAC School Annual Faculty and Student Exhibition
Semans Gallery

Beyond the Bull City – North Carolina Landscapes

A solo exhibit of North Carolina Landscapes in oil by Gerry O’Neill
On view in the Ella Fountain Pratt Legacy Gallery through March, 2012.

Public is Invited to a FREE Opening Reception, part of Downtown Durham's Third Friday
Friday, December 16, 2011, 5-7 PM



Matt Micca; Laura Azar; Shelly Hehenberger

September 30 – November 30, 2011

Ballpoint Abstractions

Minimal, textural drawings by Matt Micca
Allenton Gallery

New Paintings

Lyrical paintings by Laura Azar
Semans Gallery

Chaos & Cosmos

Tactile mixed media paintings by Shelly Hehenberger
Semans Gallery

Public is Invited to a FREE Opening Reception, part of Downtown Durham's Third Friday
Friday, October 21, 2011, 5-7 PM


August 5 – September 25, 2011

Circus: Costume, Prop and Baggage

13 large-scale acrylic paintings that provide glimpses into the veiled world of the circus performer by Cheryl Myrbo
Semans Galleries

Quasi-Botanics

Organic, surreal oil paintings by Charles Geiger
Allenton Gallery

A Cultural Landscape – NC Mountain Counties

Idiosyncratic photographs of the Appalachian Counties by Artie Dixon
Ella Fountain Pratt Legacy Gallery

Public is Invited to a FREE Opening Reception,
part of Downtown Durham's Third Friday
Friday, August 19, 2011, 5-7 PM


The Complete 2010-2011 Durham Arts Council Exhibit Season

AUG 6 – OCT 3, 2010

Life Through Quilts

Life through Quilts:
Works by the African-American Quilt Circle of Durham

Allenton and Semans Galleries

Public is Invited to a FREE Artists' Reception,
part of Downtown Durham's Third Friday
Friday, August 20, 2010, 5-7 PM


OCT 8, 2010 – JAN 9, 2011

People You May Know

People You May Know: Contemporary Portraits

Allenton and Semans Galleries

Public is Invited to a FREE Artists' Reception,
part of Downtown Durham's Third Friday
Friday, October 15, 2010, 5-7 PM

Click Here to View Press Release


JAN 14 – MAR 13, 2011

Our House

The Intersection of Painting and Drawing: Works on Paper by Lisa Creed

Allenton Gallery

and

The Annual Our House Exhibition

Semans Gallery

Works by Durham Arts Council School Faculty, Students and C.A.P.S. Teaching Artists

Public is Invited to a FREE Artists' Reception,
part of Downtown Durham's Third Friday
Friday, January 21, 2011, 5-7 PM


MAR 18 – MAY 15, 2011

Beyond the Deadlines

Beyond the Deadlines:
Independent Weekly photography by D.L. Anderson and Jeremy M. Lange

Allenton and Semans Galleries
 

Public is Invited to a FREE Artists' Reception,
part of Downtown Durham's Third Friday
Friday, March 18, 2011, 5-7 PM


MAY 20 – JULY 24, 2011

ARTQUILTS

ARTQUILTSmovement
The 9th Annual PAQA-South International Juried Art Quilt Exhibition

Allenton and Semans Galleries

Public is Invited to a FREE Artists' Reception,
part of Downtown Durham's Third Friday
Friday, May 20, 2011, 5-7 PM


Links to Related Information
Third Friday
Downtown Durham and Central Park's monthly art and social event
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How Exhibits Are Chosen
information on the annual "Call for Artists"
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Durham Art Walk
The state's largest walking studio tour in downtown Durham. Presented by the City of Durham, Downtown Durham, Inc. and the Durham Arts Council, Inc.
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