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…On a personal note from Shana

  John Cage said that fear in life is the fear of change. If I may add to that: nothing can avoid changing. It’s the only thing you can count on. . . .everyone can be measured by her/his adaptability to change. -Robert Rauschenberg That’s a line of thought I like to say I live […]

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An interview with artist Mark Brown

Mark Brown was interviewed by Shana Dumont Garr, Director of Programs and Exhibitions, on the occasion of his solo exhibition taking place at Artspace from Sept 12 to Nov 1, 2014.   Shana Dumont Garr: Your paintings are abstract, and they at times suggest architecture, at other times the very process of painting. Mark Brown: […]

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Meet our Summer Artist-in-Residence!

We can’t wait till this year’s Summer Artist-in-Residence, Leslie Vigeant, arrives from the west coast. Recently I asked her a few questions, so we can get to know her a bit before she arrives. Q: What caused you to switch from oil painting to watercolors? I want to elevate the position of watercolor as an […]

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Artspace Teaches at Hope Elementary School

This spring as part of Artspace’s Youth Outreach program, instructors Gabrielle Corter and Jaclyn Bowie with assistance from intern Jillian Ohl taught local Hope Elementary 4th and 5th graders a little about how art can be tie into a social studies or any educational curriculum. Every Monday afternoon the Artspace crew would ride down the […]

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…Hello from Carson, our High School Intern!

This week I’ve had the great opportunity to intern here, at Artspace, for my high school senior year internship. I’ve done all sorts of things from looking at some of the work of the artists that currently have studios here to having helped organize a huge closet of art supplies in order to help prepare […]

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Art in Dark Places

Recently I delved with a group of over thirty people in a conversation about one artist’s practice. It happened on the highly secure unit of a maximum security prison. I invited Kiki Farish to join me on a pilot program to bring professional artists to a class taught by an art therapist. I was very […]

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Morgan Meets Robert Liberace

On the weekend of October 11th, I had the privilege of attending and assisting with a figure painting workshop held by the very talented Rob Liberace. Having previously done research about Mr. Liberace and his work, I felt both a resounding excitement and a twinge of trepidation. I was overwhelmed by the fact that I […]

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Want to see your child’s art on display at First Friday?

On Saturday, October 26, children in 3rd – 5th grades can take a three-hour installation art class with Lauren W. Kennedy. In the class, “Building Worlds,” students will work together in a special part of our historic building, and the resulting work of art will be on display at our November First Friday Gallery Walk! […]

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A new site-specific installation by Lincoln Hancock

Our Pop-Up space in North Hills has so much: an exhibit, an interactive project that enables people to contribute thoughts on what the next generation needs to know (http://www.ethnographic2013.com), art activities you can make and take home with you, and classes for youth and adults. The only thing we were missing was a work of […]

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Hungry for Art? Pop-up with us in North Raleigh!

This Thursday, Artspace opens a Pop-up studio for ten weeks at North Hills Mall. In it, we will do all of the cool things we typically do at the space we’ve occupied in downtown Raleigh since 1986: be a haven for artists at every stage of their careers, offer classes in a range of media […]

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