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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Cheers To My Three Years

JOINING RED HAT My first year at Red Hat was mostly focused on getting accustomed to the fast-paced, in-house agency, corporate world. In my first week, I attended a Marketing team off-site meeting that included every team on the 9th floor—talk about intimidating. The ice breaker on the first day was to share your name,

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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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Open Innovation Labs | Wall Graphic

As always, there are many new projects going on at Red Hat all the time. A huge one for Red Hat is opening a new Open Innovation Labs space in Boston. It’s a brand new facility where our customers’ developers come to workshop their ideas with Red Hat experts. They learn, collaborate, build, and leave with

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You got this.

I’ve worked as a graphic designer for the last 7 years, and I have never once illustrated anything worth mentioning. My illustration skills past college consisted of drawing stick people or the occasional flower. So you can imagine my sheer terror when my manager approached me last December to tell me that I would be

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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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Learning from the Bees

VAE’s March installation features Bee Downtown’s honey bee hives. Founder Leigh-Kathryn Bonner comes from a long line of rural beekeepers. She decided to take her family trade and love for bees to the city. Bee Downtown started in 2014 with two beehives on a rooftop at the American Tobacco Campus and a clear storefront observatory

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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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