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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Liberty Arts: Third Friday 

Liberty Arts is cleaning up the gallery for a brand new show happening this Friday, June 15 to coincide with Durham’s third Friday Art Walk.

Their glass blowers have been busy, you will be able to feast your eyes on their wares including really unusual ornaments signed by visiting artist Phil Vinson. Not only did he blow them into metal molds that created fantastic patterns, he blew them in Durham and then signed and dated them prove it! Created Durhamanian-style!

There is also a collection of small, delightful bowls in fabulous patterns. Simply adorable.

Artist Renee Leverty is displaying a collection of her signature steel and brass sculpture that is both thought provoking and arresting at once.

Mike Lupa is sharing more of his marvelous ceramic work.

Robin Holmes has literally a HUGE surprise in bronze that may be the highlight of the show. Breathtaking.

Tripp Jarvis has a sculpture that is all wrapped up and waiting to be unveiled for your viewing pleasure.

And dear friend of the Clarion Content, Jackie MacLeod, has made a waterfall from small metal rectangles that have been treated.

A section of "The Waterfall" by Jackie MacLeod

On top of all that wonderful art to soak in, the folks at Liberty Arts have a newly redesigned T-shirt (courtesy of Mike and Leah Waller-Foushee) and pint beer glasses, all in the Clarion Content's favorite color: ORANGE!

Keep in mind too, Liberty Arts many classes on the calendar. Art Walk is great opportunity to find out more.

There are a variety of glass blowing classes with George, an amazing aluminum mask casting class with Tripp and a welding class with Jackie coming up. Of course, you can sign up online, but if you sign up at the studio and gallery you can meet some of the instructors and chat with them about your ideas.

Check them out this Friday, from 5.30pm to 9pm on the Durham Art Walk. While you are there it is easy to pop over and visit the LabourLove Gallery, the Scrap Exchange and the Golden Belt Artist Studios. Also don't miss Tony Waldron's amazing door mural at The Platform at the Cordoba Center for the Arts.

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Wow! I did not realize Liberty arts offered classes. Super cool. Sounds like this will be an art walk not to be missed!
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