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SEEK Raleigh- Dorothea Dix Park- June 1

We will take part in SEEK Raleigh on Saturday, June 1, 3-8pm at Dorothea Dix Park. Our location will be a container on Blair Drive within the park.

SEEK Raleigh is a temporary public art program that engages artists to use unique, non-traditional interiors, structures, and outdoor spaces for site-specific, performative, and participatory installations and experiences. These temporary, experimental projects are designed to introduce the public to new, diverse, and thought-provoking experiences as well as create opportunities for artists to extend their creative practice. Through these experiences, both the artist and the community will find novel ways to learn and share the stories of our City.

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Jason S. Wright 'I Am Here for You' Newsprint Poster (Giveaway)

We are excited to announce our first ‘giveaway’ produced exclusively by The Concern Newsstand.

Artist Jason S. Wright created artwork, titled ‘I am here for you’, for a 22.5” x 28” newsprint poster which will be shipping free with web orders & free with all purchases made at our back room bookstore at Lump Gallery in Raleigh and at our Chapel Hill showroom.

Jason S. Wright is currently based in Richmond, VA and shows his drawings & art works internationally. He is prolific in zine/ book producing & in one of a kind shirts with his writings & illustration. He is a founder of Udli Editions, producing such sellables, based in Boone, NC. We have several of his publications in store, including Heads Magazine 6, Heads Magazine 4, a book of drawings Angels Forever and a book of photographs, Scar Lover in a Red Halter.

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The Concern Newsstand at the new Durham Food Hall

Excited to announce that The Concern Newsstand will have a magazine rack at the new Durham Food Hall opening in March 2019. Located at the Liberty Warehouse on Foster Street in the Central Park district near downtown, the food hall will be:

“An incubator for local culinary talent, DFH provides a space for chefs to experiment and collaborate. Small menus focus on high-quality dishes and the freshest ingredients in a casual setting (and a casual price point!).

A centralized bar offers craft cocktails, beer from local brewers, and hand-selected wines from DFH Beverage Director Brad Farran. This central bar, The Auctioneer Bar, is surrounded by lots of communal seating that creates a friendly, inclusive atmosphere where everyone is welcome.”

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Body Wash / 2nd floor at 506 W. Franklin Street opening Friday, Dec. 14

Art Studios at 506A W. Franklin Street open on the second Friday of December

December 14, 6-9pm, 2nd floor space between Local 506 and Mint

Featuring:

Body Wash, a mixed media show by artists Amanda Barr and Jerstin Crosby based on re-conditioning after conditions have changed. Examining the old body and experimenting with failure and what essence means after body wash. The show will take place in Amanda Barr's space My Room and in the hallways.

The Concern Newsstand (www.theconcernnewsstand.com) a publications project run by Orvokki Crosby: come take a look at art books, limited edition books by local and not-so-local artists, zines & hard to find magazines. The space will be open for events and by appointment.

Photographer, educator & curator Lindsay Metivier will open her studio for the evening, with 1000s of prints for sale! Also, in her space for the evening, Dress Kit, run by Amethyst White, is a vintage pop up shop specializing in affordable 40’s-90’s femme wear for all bodies. Amethyst White also carries kitsch and curated accessories for the vintage devotee.

Ben Hamburger (www.benhamburgerart.com) will open his active painting studio to the public to show new and in-progress figurative as well as mixed media installations.

Also, featuring music by Crumb Catcher acoustic and dj set by Kosmonauta on the roof (weather permitting).

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A pop up opening of Jamie McPhail's artwork at My Room, Sunday, Dec 2, 2-6pm

Join us on the 2nd floor at 506A W. Franklin Street for a pop up opening of local-to-Chapel Hill-artist Jamie McPhail’s work on Sunday, December 2 from 2-6pm. Jamie’s work includes encaustic painting, mixed media collage, oil & cold wax and will be shown in Amanda Barr’s space ‘My Room.’ Also open, will be The Concern’s showroom & Lindsay Metivier’s photo studio.

Come by!

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Artist Studios over Local 506- opening November 9

We are excited to announce the opening of our showroom/ reading room/ workshop in Chapel Hill, on the 2nd floor at 506A W. Franklin Street. The hallway of studios, shared with photographer Lindsay Metivier, painter Ben Hamburger and artist & owner of Bowbarr Amanda Barr, will open on Friday, November 9, 6-9pm during the second Friday art walk in Chapel Hill. Amanda Barr will be opening up her space to the drawings of Bill Thelen & Conner Calhoun, in her revolving gallery/ studio ‘My Room.’ The Concern Newsstand’s space will be open during events, like the second Fridays and by appointment.

Images below:

Bill Thelen, untitled

Conner Calhoun, untitled

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Raleigh Night Market -> Thursday, August 16, 6-11pm

We will be at the Raleigh Night Market on Thursday, August 16 from 6-11pm.  It will be taking place at the Historic City Market (306 Parham Street, downtown Raleigh).  

"The Raleigh Night Market showcases Raleigh’s creativity under the beautiful lights and cobblestone streets of City Market and the sale of locally-made goods. The night market will be filled with live music and entertainment, local Triangle area artisans, food and drinks."

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Saturday, May 19, 12-6pm: Last minute pop up at 433 W. Main Street, downtown Durham

As Moogfest takes place downtown Durham, we are doing a pop up newsstand in the alcove of 433 W. Main Street, Durham, in front of the Carrack's own pop up exhibition of artist, Maya Freelon.

We will be there on Saturday, May 19 from 12-6pm.