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October 2013

Durham Arts Council in Durham, NC, Offers Works by Michael Schwalbe

The Durham Arts Council in Durham, NC, is presenting A View to the Making: Portraits of North Carolina Craft Artists at Work, on view in the Allenton Gallery through Nov. 10, 2013.

The exhibit is a tribute to North Carolina craft artisans and the quality of their art. Schwalbe picked twenty-five North Carolina crafts people who work in the media of glass, wood, clay, metal or fiber. He conducted interviews with each artist, and then photographed the artists at work in their studios. The resulting exhibit combines black and white documentary photography with text from Schwalbe’s interviews with the artists. Schwalbe hopes that the photographs and interview excerpts capture the skill and creativity required to turn raw materials into beautiful objects. Schwalbe is a professor of sociology at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.

Founded in 1954, Allied Arts occupied several facilities before moving into the former City Hall on Morris Street in 1978, three years after changing its name to Durham Arts Council, Inc. In the mid 1980s, after a three year renovation, the city-owned building became DAC’s long term home and, together with the adjacent Carolina Theatre, part of the Royall Center for the Arts in Downtown Durham.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Council at 919/560-2787 or visit (www.durhamarts.org).

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