Recurring Dream

July 7—27, at VAE Raleigh Red Hat’s year-long sponsorship of the Lab at VAE Raleigh is drawing to a close. The last exhibition, “indelible marks: what we’ve been, or might, or never will” by Eliza Kiser and Emily Malpass closed on August 24. Over the year, we gained insight into the nuances between collaborating in

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HUNG : A COLLABORATION OF METAL AND CLAY

Featuring the work of Sarah Tector and Liz Kelly At VAE in Raleigh, June, 2017   Hung, “A Clayboration of Home Goods,” was an exhibition of functional home adornment objects like hanging pendant lights, hooks, knobs and small wall planters made of clay. Each piece was created collaboratively by Liz Kelly (a potter) and Sarah

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Off Route Journals

The Lab at VAE April 7-27, 2017 Betsey Peters Rascoe, Mike Cindric, and Sam Cox A celebration of the unique people and landscapes of Eastern North Carolina. For a lot of people who live in the Piedmont, Charlotte, or back up in the mountains, the coastal plain of Eastern North Carolina is a broad flat

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interface | Ely Urbanski

Printmaker Ely Urbanski’s recent VAE show, interface, closed in late February, but the end of the show was only the beginning. The creative process that led to the interface exhibit began with Urbanski collecting well-worn clothes (and the emotional stories that often go with them) from friends, family, and previous exhibition visitors. Urbanski used them

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Dreams Deferred

In his 1951 poem “Harlem,” Langston Hughes asks, “What happens to a dream deferred?” Harlem by Langston Hughes What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore- And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over- like a

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Separation & In Between

Collaboration is the theme for all the exhibitions at The Lab at VAE this year. But collaboration in art doesn’t always mean the hands-on work that artists might do together. Sometimes the collaboration is found in the materials an individual artist might work with. When Jan-Ru Wan left her family in Taiwan to study in

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