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.

 

October

Portraits of Frida w/ Lety Alvarez

TH October 10 
7-9pm
ages 21+

$25 members / $35 non-members

“I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you.” – Frida Kahlo

Explore the iconography of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo with local artist Lety Alvarez. You’ll create a painting inspired by the artist and symbolism within her work.

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Lety Alvarez is a Mexican artist.  She studied Arts at the University of Monterrey (UDEM)and participated on numerous exhibitions. Leticia got a Master degree in Education through Art, from the University of Nuevo Leon.  She then married and moved to the United States, where she received a scholarship from the University of Virginia Tech, and obtained a Master Degree in Latin American Studies, History and Literature.  Her love for Mexico and her roots, were translated into art with different motives – traditional Mexican toys, “alebrijes,” religious images, houses, are all expressed with remembrance and nostalgia for the Mexico that’s been left behind.  She currently lives in Raleigh with her husband David Elizondo and her four kids, where she teaches art in her studio.

November

wallweaving

TH November 14 
7-9pm
ages 21+

$25 members / $35 non-members

Learn the basics of tapestry weaving in this introductory workshop and leave with a finished ready-to-hang wall weaving.

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Taylor McGee is an artist and educator who loves sharing her passion for art through her work and in her local communities. A 2019 Meredith College graduate, McGee studied Art Education and Studio Art with a focus in fibers. Her work pushes the limits of the fibers medium by intersecting it with sculpture through creating large and small scale mixed-media forms. Through use of repetitious organic forms with emphasis on the elements of art, McGee explores personal experiences, emotional and physiological connections, and femininity at both macro and micro-cosmic levels. McGee is excited to begin her career as the 3D Arts teacher at Ligon Middle School this fall!

December

Home for the Holidays Fabric Collage with Caitlin Cary

TH December 12 
7-9pm
ages 21+

$25 members / $35 non-members

Join Artspace Studio Artist, Caitlin Cary (Studio 201) to create a one-of-a-kind holiday inspired fabric collage perfect for gift giving or reproduction for holiday cards.

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Caitlin Cary has lived in Raleigh for 20+ years and has been best known as a singer, songwriter and violinist. All along she’s made visual art, and recently she’s turned her primary attention to creating freehand “needleprint” collage depicting local architectural landmarks, some famous, most obscure, all notable. Black thread replaces pen or ink to create the primary line, and found/repurposed fabric fills in the shades and textures of favorite known and unknown/unnoticed buildings and spaces in Raleigh and around the state. Cary’s work has been shown at Artspace, Designbox, and Anvil Gallery.