Archive for March, 2011

My friend Kristen Townsend, maker of beautiful MoodSwing jewelry, and I, will be volunteer tending shop for our friends at Epona and Oak in downtown Moore Square today! We will be there at 11 today- not sure how long, so come over early! They are a small local women owned business featuring amazing hand-made jewelry, ceramics, clothing and much more! They also offer massage, facials with locally made organic skin products, and acupuncture!

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I am so excited! Now, if I can get rid of this cold, it will be an amazing First Friday this week! There are so many great things going on in Raleigh this month! First, I just found out  one of the photographers who influenced me most while I was young- his  work is being shown at the NC Museum of History opening this week! I first studied Lewis Hine’s work when I was in high school. He was able to use his photography in the early 1900’s to help win rights for children as young as 5, who were working in mills, coal mines and other horrible environments. His photographs are so incredibly moving, and they made a serious difference in the lives of these children as well as future children. The focus on the exhibit in Raleigh is on children working in the NC textile mills. I have never seen his work other than in books, so I am really excited to see this show. I thought this would be a great excuse to have a fieldtrip to the Museum and then dinner out in Raleigh! If people are interested in viewing the other exhibits listed below as well, let me know! We could always make it a day! Here is another link to Lewis Hine

Wed. March 17th, 3:45 meet at NC Museum of History Lobby

please rsvp to info@elizabethgalecke.com

5pm to local dinner to be determined

“Lincolnton Spinner Girl.” Photographs courtesy of Lewis Hine Collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.

And next, my good friend Lee Moore Crawford, has her opening reception of her art combining painting and photography at the Nature of Art Gallery in the Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh this Friday! She is an amazing artist and has been working so hard on this show, I can’t wait to see it! Click here to read more about it! Opening reception on March 4th, First Friday 6-9pm.

Rain Cherry Tree Blossoms, photo painting by Lee Moore Crawford

And then, at Adam Cave Fine Art, is an exhibit of Diana Bloomfield’s pinhole photography. Diana is an amazing photographer whose work I have admired since moving to Raleigh. She works in many old, really interesting processes such as platinum and gum printing. I am really excited to see this show! For more info on this exhibit and directions click here.

Capital Grounds by Diana Bloomfield, Photography- Platinum Palladium Print

Hopefully I will still have time to get to a few other shows this First Friday! I hope to also go to the Mahler  and  to Monument!

Have a great week!


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