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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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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, Oct. 17.

The Scrap Exchange, 2050 Chapel Hill Rd.
Event: A new exhibit featuring works from Devin Utah opens in the Cameron Gallery. These mixed media pieces incorporate old VHS tapes, cassettes and older technology. There will be an artists reception from 6-9 p.m. as well as free art-making in the open studio room.
Full Frame Theater at the Power Plant, 320 Blackwell St., American Tobacco Campus
Event: There will be a free screening of the documentary "1971" at the theater. The film explores a group of citizens who uncovered illegal domestic spying operations by the FBI in 1971.
Event: In this month's Open Studio Event in the Upfront Gallery, view art from Durham's NC Arts Fellowship Recipients.
SPECTRE Arts, 1004 Morning Glory Ave.
Event: The opening reception of Bill Thelen's new works is from 6-9 p.m. The exhibition, called "_low_hanging_fruit," features hundreds of drawings and an abstract sumi ink and bamboo paper sculpture.
The Republik, 211 Rigsbee Ave.
Event: Enjoy an exhibition of local visual activist Franco's work. Durham's Jay Bishop will DJ and there will be performances from poet Dasan Ahanu and the Bull City Slam Team.
Pleiades Gallery, 109 E Chapel Hill St.
Event: There will be a reception for the gallery's new "Turvy-Topsy" exhibit.
Event:  This month's OFF THE RADAR theme is "fragile," featuring works from Zoe Sasson and Erin Oliver. Their art explores "cycles, rhythms, and the relationship between the physical and the emotional as relates to human experience."
Claymakers, 705 Foster St.
Event: "Steinfest" displays more than 200 contemporary beer steins.
Durham Art Guild, 120 Morris St.
Event: The Durham Arts Council presents two new exhibits: "Fiber Architecture: Buildings in Stitches" by Susan Lenz and "Mayan Rites" by Robert Studzinski from 5-7 p.m. In the Durham Art Guild's SunTrust Gallery, take a look at "Pixel and Grain," a regional photography exhibit.
Alizarin Gallery, 119 W Main St.
Event: See "Quadragraphs, Emblems of the City" by Revere La Noue. Quadragraphs are composed of one photograph which is reflected three ways to create a symmetrical, abstract, portal. The photos were taken in Buenos Aires, Barcelona and Paris.
The Carrack, 111 W Parrish St.
Event: The opening reception for "Loaded Objects" is from 7-10 p.m. The exhibit includes works that transmit messages to viewers in unique ways and features ordinary objects that have been given heightened significance.
Through This Lens, 303 E Chapel Hill St., Suite 200
Event: The opening reception of "Moments in Transition," featuring photos by Frank Lee Craig, is Friday evening.
Center for Advanced Hindsight, 2024 W Main St., Bay C
Event: The opening of "Market Mixers: When Social and Market Norms Collide" is from 6-9 p.m. Twelve artists created pieces based on the contrast between social and financial worlds.
Manbites Dog Theater, 703 Foster St.
Event: View handmade paper and textile art by Ann Corley Silverman before a performance of Torry Bend's "If My Feet Have Lost the Ground."
Bull City Craft, 2501 University Dr.
Event: Make your own masterpiece during Paint and Pour ($15). Bring your own beverage!



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