May in the Main Gallery: Eggistentialism 2.0
Benefiting Urban Ministries
First Friday, May 1st
Eggistentialism.2.0 will kick off the 11th annual Tour d’Coop. The Tour is an entertaining way to educate the public about raising chickens and urban farming while raising non-perishable food and money for Urban Ministries.
Started in 2005 as a way for a few neighbors to show off their hens and coops, the Henside the Beltline Tour d’Coop has grown to a one-day garden tour that encompasses 20 coops and thousands of visitors. Coop owners and the tour organizers volunteer their time to promote back yard poultry and urban farming. This year’s Tour will be Saturday, May 16. To learn more, visit tourdcoop.com.
This unique Parade of Combs benefits Urban Ministries of Wake County, which touches the lives of more than 23,000 diverse clients every year.
Artists: above – Dixie Chicks by Nancy Smith. Below – Strutting by Rick Bennett, Chicken Purses Galore by Ann Neely, Ole Boys Network by Kim Balentine, In the Coop by Sharon Lill
Coming in June
Bird’s Eye View
With Artists Joseph DiGiulio, Jacob Joubert, and Anthony Casaletto
“Bird’s Eye View” takes into account the unique perspective of the contrasting styles of DiGiulio Studio’s artist Joe DiGiulio and Killshot Studios duo of Jacob Joubert and Anthony Casaletto. DiGiulio offers a more organically abstracted view from a aerial perspective echoing the approach of his favorite artist of the Abstract Expressionist movement of the 1950’s and 60’s, Richard Diebenkorn, especially his series of work from his time in Berkeley California.
Joubert / Casaletto offer pieces of a more youthful graphic approach to the subject matter combining the stencil abstractions of Joubert with the graphic “Pop Art” iconic approach of Casaletto, echoing the influence of Andy Warhol. The duo attempts to fuse their contemporary graphic “graffiti like approach” with the Sixties Pop Art Movement, thus marking their place in time. The two completely contrasting styles of these artist offer exciting perspectives of the same subject, Their hope is to elicit some emotional response from the observer and command the observers eye.