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Durham's Third Friday is a monthly celebration of art in the city. Local art galleries and venues hold free receptions to showcase their current exhibitions.

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Golden Belt
Caitlin Zanga
DURHAM, N.C. — Durham's Third Friday is a monthly celebration of art in the city. Local art galleries and venues hold free receptions to showcase their current exhibitions.

Below is a list of events happening during this month's Third Friday, Sept. 19.

The Scrap Exchange, 2050 Chapel Hill Rd.
Event: Celebrate the opening of a new exhibit in the Cameron Gallery with an artists' reception from 6-9 p.m.
Full Frame Theater at the Power Plant, 320 Blackwell St., American Tobacco Campus
Event: Free screening of "A Will for the Woods," a documentary in which a man prepares for his own green burial. Reservations are required. 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Event: Reception for Durham's NC Arts Fellowship Recipients. This event, from 6-9 p.m., celebrates the high number of Durham fellowship recipients and features recent work or work in progress from the seven artists.
SPECTRE Arts, 1004 Morning Glory Ave.
Event: Reception for RePiano from 6-9 p.m. Artist Jeff Bell reconstructed artifacts to "create a conversation of older objects into commonplace dialogue today."
The Republik, 211 Rigsbee Ave.
Event: Exhibition of local visual activist Franco's work. Meet the artist from 6-9 p.m.
Pleiades Gallery, 109 E Chapel Hill St.
Event: re:SCALE explores seven different perspectives from what we normally observe, such as small objects made large. Reception is from 6-9 p.m.
Event: Off the Radar: Beautiful Irritant features works from Amanda Saxe Barr and Cody Platt. They use discarded or found materials and unorthodox methods. The reception is in Building 3 from 6-9 p.m.
Event: This is the closing night of Ronan Peterson's pottery show. Peterson creates functional work that is beautifully layered and embellished with bold patterns. See the pottery yourself from 6-9 p.m.
Durham Art Guild, 120 Morris St.
Event: DAG's 60th Annual Juried Exhibition features 89 works of art by 67 member and non-member community artists. The public reception is 5-7 p.m. in the SunTrust Gallery and features refreshments, music and interactive fun.
Durham Art Guild, 120 Morris St.
Event: Glitch is a collection of new drawings by DAG member artist Charmaine Ortiz. The public reception is in the Room 100 Gallery from 6-9 p.m.
Alizarin Gallery, 119 W Main St.
Event: A reception for mixed media artist Bernice Koff will be from 6-8 p.m. Koff's abstract paintings feature people, cityscapes, mundane objects and florals.
The Carrack, 111 W Parrish St.
Event: The opening reception for "Southerners" is from 7-10 p.m. This collection features queer identified artists finding home and family in the South.
Through This Lens, 303 E Chapel Hill St., Suite 200
Event: Photographer Christer Berg explores people of North Carolia who have "helped restore justice, brought art to the people, enriched us with music, spread the news and helped improve the state" in this exhibition. The opening reception for "People With Purpose" is from 6-9 p.m.
106 Main, 106 E Main St.
Event: Urban artist Tony Waldron presents "It's Coming," an event held in an underground room at the bar that hasn't been open to the public for 40 years. The experience is sure to stimulate your senses. The exhibit begins at 8 p.m. and the party continues at the bar afterward.


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