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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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Collectors Gala: Celebrate Creativity

Artspace’s Collectors Gala is here once again! I am always so excited to welcome everyone to this celebration every year. It’s such a reflective time for the staff, as we prepare the building for this festive event and honor all those who play a role in our success. The Collectors Gala is Artspace’s main fundraising event. […]

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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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Inside Out and All Over Town!

Have you seen the front of the Artspace building recently? We are thrilled to currently be an installation site for the Inside Out 11M project. The installation is part of Inside Out, a “global participatory art project” initiated by the award-winning artist JR to “pay tribute to the power and dignity of individuals by displaying […]

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Glitter IS fabulous!

We’re excited for October 24, when we get to revisit that childhood favorite, glitter. Artspace Artists Association member, Cat Manolis will be teaching Glitterati & Wine from 6:30-8:30pm. In the class, we’ll investigate stencils and alternative materials, while getting covered in glitter and enjoying a good glass of wine. Glitteratti & Wine is part of […]

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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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SPARKcon & Me

September in Raleigh means SPARKcon is back! SPARKcon is a festival of interdisciplinary creativity, art & design produced by the non-profit creativity incubator, Visual Art Exchange, in Raleigh NC. Founded in 2006 by Aly and Beth Khalifa, who also founded Designbox, this year marks the 8th annual event and will be held Sept. 12-15 in […]

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