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Community Partnerships

Community Mural Project with YMCA of the Triangle, Southeast Raleigh Promise and artist Georges Le Chevallier


We are honored and excited that the mural project created in partnership with YMCA of the Triangle, Southeast Raleigh Promise, and Artspace was unveiled on October 10, 2017. The mural is located at the YMCA Beacon Site at 1436 Rock Quarry Rd.

Working with the children at the YMCA’s Camp Renaissance in Southeast Raleigh, artist Georges Le Chevallier (pictured below), created the mural to emphasize positive feelings about the Southeast Raleigh community and one another.

Jon Mills, YMCA of the Triangle Regional Vice President. “We hope the mural will increase excitement for the YMCA Beacon Site and the programs that will be delivered onsite and throughout the Southeast Raleigh community.”

Community members are invited to view the mural, share a photo and tag it with #RaleighPerfect.

Read the full press release here.


Past Partnerships

NC Pop In Artist in Residence

Lile Stephens
Fear and Flight

September 4 – October 31, 2015

Lile Stephens, installation detail

Lile Stephens’ residency will focus on society’s relationship with flight technology—commercial, military, and civilian. At any given moment, one can look to the skies and witness machines that defy the inevitable pull of earth’s gravity.

In the grand narrative of recorded history, we often forget that it little more than a century ago—the blink of an eye—that the Wright Brothers ushered in a new era of transportation, commerce, observation, and warfare. The convenience and wonder of flight is regularly challenged by fear: terrorism, disease transmission, surveillance, and tragedy.

Artist Bio:

Lile Stephens is an artist and educator based in Durham, North Carolina. An advocate for informed and responsible use of technology, he is currently working for the nonprofit Kramden Institute teaching digital literacy and open-source software. Born in Alabama, he grew up in Arkansas where he eventually received his BFA and MA from Arkansas State University before moving to Chapel Hill. He received his MFA from the University of North Carolina in 2014.

Special thanks to PNC, the Kramden Institute and the Maurer Foundation for their generous support of Lile Stephens’ Residency, Exhibition and Workshop.


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PNC Pop In Artist in Residence
Jaimie Warren
I Just Called to Say I Love You

Upfront Gallery & Lobby
May 1 – June 5, 2015

Jaimie Warren, That’s What Friends Are For: Self-portrait as Christ/Missy Elliot as collaboration with Cindi Warren and Sally Andersen in a re-creation of Fra Angelico’s Predella for the High Altarpiece of San Domenico, Fiesole, 5-panel photograph

Jaimie Warren’s residency, sponsored by PNC and located in Artspace’s Upfront Gallery, will involve a large-scale, collaborative installation pulling elements of theatre production, photography, and art history together into an exciting interactive experience.

Volunteers are needed throughout the month-long residency to assist Warren in the completion of the project. She is looking for set designers, costume makers and performers of all skill levels and will teach basic skills using simple materials including fabric, paint, cardboard and newspaper. Ages 12-80 are welcome to participate.

Warren will host open studio periods and performance practices several days a week throughout the month of May, and a final rehearsal and shoot at the end of the month.

Artist Bio:

Jaimie Warren was born in 1980 in Waukesha, Wisconsin and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She is co-creator and co-director of the community-engaged traveling collective Whoop Dee Doo.

Recent solo exhibitions of Warren’s work have been presented at The Hole in New York, San Francisco Camerawork in California, and the Kennedy Museum in Ohio. Warren is the recipient of the 2014 Baum Award for An Emerging American Photographer and is the subject of a 2008 monograph published by Aperture.

Upcoming performances include Whoop Dee Doo at The Abrons Art Center in March and the Museum of Art and Design in April of 2015. Warren was recently selected as a featured artist in ART21’s documentary series “New York Close Up” with her first film to premiere in the summer of 2015.

Click HERE to read about ArtsNow’s studio visit with Jaimie Warren.


Artspace Mural Project with Peregrine Projects and The NRP Group

Artspace is excited to work with Peregrine Projects and The NRP Group to curate three site-specific murals on the pedestrian walkway on Blount Street, across from Artspace and in front of the new Edison Apartments which are under construction. The murals will be up through the duration of the construction.

Artspace secured approval from the City of Raleigh Arts Commission to create the mural as a temporary public art project. Local artist Shaun Richards and The Peregrine Projects, an artist cooperative, were selected to design and create the mural. The Peregrine Projects will paint the murals on April 19th and April 26th, 2015.

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Artists and volunteers working on the murals on Sunday, April 19, 2015.

Artspace commissioned Peregrine Projects for the mural because of their stated commitment to contribute to the culture of creativity and innovation that have fueled the region’s rapid growth and popularity. In addition, six of the eight artists involved with the group were former Regional Emerging Artists-in-Residence at Artspace.

“Like Artspace, Peregrine Projects is focused on bringing art to a wider audience by removing the barriers between artists and the community,” says Artspace President & CEO Mary Poole. “Their dedication to fostering a vibrant arts community and their artists’ past history with Artspace made them the best choice for this project.”

The proposed mural design appeals to a diverse community through the use of bright, saturated color, bold design, and whimsical narrative elements. The proposal includes the repeated image of a child’s face representative of wonder, which visually connects the three containers. Additional graphic elements portray children of various ages and ethnicities playing together. Hand-painted animal masks cover the faces of some of the children heightening the curiosity of the viewer and adding to the sense of play, wonder and whimsy of the overall design.

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Proposed Mural Designs

The NRP Group is a fully integrated, premier apartment developer, general contractor and property management group. Peregrine Projects is a Raleigh, NC based artist cooperative intent on providing alternative arts programming through roaming, temporary exhibitions.

Artspace Satellite Exhibition: SkyHouse Raleigh

As of April 2015, Artspace is programming satellite exhibitions in the Elevation Gallery at SkyHouse Raleigh. Featuring artwork by Artspace artists, former Artists-in-Residence, and other regional artists. View our current exhibition.

SkyHouse® Raleigh combines world-class amenities and comfort with the convenience of downtown living. Located within steps of some of Raleigh’s best shopping, dining, and entertainment destinations, as well as beautiful green space, SkyHouse® Raleigh offers residents a full-spectrum metropolitan lifestyle.


Artspace Satellite Exhibition: HQ Raleigh

As of March 2014, Artspace is hosting satellite site exhibitions at HQ Raleigh. Featuring artwork by Artspace artists, former Artists-in-Residence, and other regional artists, the exhibitions range from solo to group shows.

With our exhibitions at HQ Raleigh changing quarterly, we now have even more reason to celebrate on First Fridays! HQ Raleigh, located right around the corner from CAM Raleigh and the Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh’s warehouse district, will host receptions during First Fridays as well. View our current exhibition.


2014 Artspace Pop-ups!

Thanks to the generous support of PNC Foundation, we are bringing site-specific installations and classes for art teachers, youths and adults to Sanford and Garner this year as a part of Artspace Pop-ups.

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112-114 Steele St, Sanford, NC 27330

Raleigh artists Jaclyn BowieGabrielle Duggan, and Shannon Newby collaborated to make Conjunction, art that is tailored to a storefront at 112-114 Steele Street in downtown Sanford. Conjunction is a 2014 Artspace initiative supported by PNC Foundation, with activities in partnership with Downtown Sanford, Inc.

With themes of North Carolina resources, weaving, community, and communication, the artwork transforms the previously empty windows of 112-114 Steele Street. Using clay, cotton, and newsprint, the artists worked independently and together to create a three-part installation. They received help from communities in Sanford and Raleigh, by inviting visitors to help create components at a booth at the April Art Walk in downtown Sanford and First Friday at Artspace.

Participants pressed their thumbs into small pieces of clay that Jaclyn Bowie then carefully installed in a grid to simultaneously reflect the order of printed text and celebrate diversity in form and color.

Shannon Newby asked participants to speak into a video camera, then wove together their words into a continuous recitation of the alphabet.

Gabrielle Duggan wove Raleigh’s News and Observer into a ten foot weaving that she then saturated in red clay and suspended in the window. Each created a finished “whole” that is more complex than the sum of its simple parts. They worked together to make the three parts harmoniously coexist in the space.

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Artists Biographies
Jaclyn Bowie is a North Carolina native and received her BFA with a concentration in sculpture from Appalachian State University. Born in High Point, she is a currently a community artist-in-residence at Artspace in Raleigh, NC. Select exhibitions include Schwa Show: 12th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition at Emerge Gallery, Greenville, NC; SUM Art Works: Intern & Emerging Artist Exhibition, Barn 2 Gallery, Salem, NY; and Malus Domestica, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone, NC. While not crafting her universe in the studio, Bowie enjoys teaching art workshops, raising chickens, and growing vegetables.

Gabrielle Duggan earned a MFA from NC State University in Fibers and Surface Design and a BS in Fashion and Textile Technology from Buffalo State College, NY. She has recently exhibited her work in Raleigh, Indianapolis, IN, and at the Governors Island Art Fair in New York, NY. Recently, Duggan created a site-specific installation at an Artspace Pop-up that is currently on display in the corridor of the Artspace building that faces downtown Raleigh’s Blount Street. With stones, soil, thread, foil, and mirrors, the space is now both earthily and delicately evocative.

Shannon Newby is a mixed media artist, currently living and working in Raleigh, NC. In 2013, Newby graduated with a masters degree from Regent College in Applied Theology with a research focus on creative placemaking and urban arts development. Working with wax, found objects and video projections, Newby reconfigures her materials into installations, sculptures and wall hangings.

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Exhibition at the National Humanities Center

January 6-May 16, 2014
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Artspace is proud to co-sponsor with the National Humanities Center this spring to exhibit the works of Artspace artists current and past members Marguerite GignouxCarolyn Nelson, and Bob Rankin at the National Humanities Center.

Community Interest Lunch and Learn to Support Artists with Disabilities
November 5

Community Interest Meeting Information Flyer

This community interest meeting, created in partnership between Artspace and Arts Access, is intended to start the discussion of building programming that supports people with disabilities in the arts. Artspace and Arts Access would like to brainstorm with and gather ideas from interested parties about what it is that they need/want to make their artistic experience better. Please bring all of your ideas and desires, and be vocal about how we can help. Both organizations are eager to hear what you have to say.

Please bring your own lunch, and we will provide dessert and beverages. To RSVP, please email brandon@artsaccessinc.org or call the Arts Access office at 919-833-9919. We are happy to provide any needed disability accommodations (large print materials, American Sign Language). Please register and inform us by November 1st if you need accommodations. This is a free event.

World of Art Showcase
November 1-3, 2013
Raleigh Convention Center

Artspace is participating in the World of Art Showcase, an international art show where artists and attendees can come together and discover more about fine arts and the art market. Come visit us! Tickets are available here.

Participating Artspace artists are Paris Alexander, Susan Brabeau, Paul Gala, Max Halperen, Gerry Lynch, Cat Manolis, Nora Phillips, Lisa Stroud, and Sarah West.

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Images above (l-r):  Cat Manolis, Unstable Environment #2: Skeet, Skeet!Paul Gala, Morning Passage