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Art Happy Hour

Art Happy Hour

A monthly series encouraging recreational and fun interactions with art and artists. Bring a date (or your best friend!) to meet a local artist and try something new! Sip some wine and get creative. No experience necessary, just bring your creative spirit!

Register early – classes fill quickly! Walk-ins accepted only if class is not full. Call us to check availability.

Interested in a private Art Happy Hour for friends or family? Private sessions are available for groups of 15 or less. Contact Brittany Carlson for more information.



Photographic Portraits

TH April 9 
ages 21+

$25 members / $35 non-members

Cancelled due to COVID-19. We will reach out to registered participants.

Join local documentary photographer and video artist, Jade Wilson for a special photography workshop. Holding space through photography to examine the self in relation to others, participants will work in pairs and begin the workshop with an active listening exercise. Each pair will take portraits of one another and using photo transfer techniques create a final piece.

Jade Wilson is a documentary photographer and video artist based in the Raleigh-Durham area. They became interested in telling stories in 2012 when they took their first photography class. Since then, Jade has taken portraits that examine identity–both their own and others, in relation to community. Their focus on finding the beauty behind the pain of love and isolation is informed by their past. With a trained eye in graphic design, the elements of art and principles of design are second nature, but being cognizant of the space around them, the person in front of them, and what they feel while shooting is more important than technique. Demonstrating bravery, while being black and queer, is at the forefront of their artistry and aims to not only inspire the youth, but adults as well.