There seemed to be a pretty good turnout this weekend. Here are a few photos I took:
And read the coverage by The Herald-Sun – Art Walk participants eye puppets pottery installations more, including mention of my friend Libby Lynn.
Installations will be up until January. I didn’t even see them all this weekend and will have to go back.
I met briefly this morning with Cady Childs, a local culture blogger from Clarion Content. She has put together collages highlighting some of the installations for Durham Storefront Project: Clarion Content: Art Walks Storefront Installation Preview.
The morning sun helped auto-obfuscate the QR codes so they can’t be scanned online (and saved her some Photoshop time). Come down this weekend to 327 W. Main St., Durham NC, to scan them in person.
I started/finished hanging my paintings today. I’m not going to post a picture of the final product here because I don’t want to spoil the experience. Instead, here’s a picture of my parking ticket (I had my wonderful helper, Bev, move my car one spot every 55 minutes, but apparently that doesn’t appease the parking gods). Come down Friday, Saturday or Sunday to 327 W. Main Street, Durham, NC (office of Net Friends and SciMed). Watch out where you park.
While most installations will be up to coincide with the art walk, Saturday November 19th and Sunday November 20th, and plan to stay installed until January, I found out at a meeting last night that some of the installations do indeed have performance elements which may only take place during the art walk times and dates. And also possibly on the evening of Friday November 18th, which is Durham’s third Friday art event. All installations will be up for the third Friday, if that works better for your schedule.
Also, Durham Art Council will include installation sites on its Art Walk map but the Durham Storefront Project will provide a map, downloadable from their web site, with more detailed information about the installation sites.
The Art Walk is November 19th (10-5) and November 20th (1-5) but installations will remain until January.
I’ll be showing my Formation series of QR code paintings this fall in the context of the urban landscape of downtown Durham, NC. The series was selected by the Durham Storefront Project, an initiative to display “fun, celebratory installations that creatively activate the space and engage passers-by” in otherwise underutilized storefront windows.
The installation will be put in place to coincide with the Annual Durham Art Council Art Walk on November 19th and should remain hanging until January.
I hope to see you at the Art Walk–mark your calendar for Saturday, November 19th. My installation will be conveniently located near Whisky for after-art celebratory drinks. I’ll post more details as they come.
I’m pleased to be able to participate in this. I think it is a good fit for my work, which begs for folks to mingle and participate (bring your smart phone or a friend who has one!).