Tag: Community

Announcing: Día de los Muertos Ofrenda at the Rubenstein Arts Center

Duke Arts is excited to announce the opening of a Día de los Muertos Ofrenda, a Day of the Dead altar piece, in the Rubenstein Arts Center Gallery (2nd Floor). Guided by the expertise of local Latinx artists, this ofrenda serves as a powerful homage to the rich cultural heritage and sacred traditions of the Day of the Dead.

A Q&A with co-founder of Meshroom Marika Niko

Marika Niko, co-founder of Meshroom, taking place on Thursday, September 21, shares about the project and its mission to create a space for communal exploration and reflection. Marika says, "between the cozy seating areas and the numerous multisensorial happenings in the space, things are organically and constantly affecting and connecting with each other in micro/macroscopic ways; one is part of the 'mesh.'”

Organizing Against Climate Change Through Sustainable Art

This summer, Lizzy Kramer '22 worked with Durham-born artist John Felix Arnold III on one of his recent installations, “Reimagining Cerberus,” which calls attention to the human impact on climate change. We invited Kramer to share her reflections on the experience, including her belief in the ability of art to pose questions and challenge perceptions.

“Big Night In” to Support Regional Arts Councils

Big Night In for the Arts, broadcast live on WRAL-TV on March 11, will raise funds to support the COVID relief work of four local arts councils. Duke Arts and Duke’s Office of Durham and Community Affairs are event sponsors. Join the performance and consider supporting our regional cultural ecosystem.

Behind-the-Scenes of the Hayti Heritage Center

Multy Oliver ‘21 began interning with the Hayti Heritage Center last summer and loved the experience so much she continues to support programs remotely. In honor of the upcoming Hayti Heritage Film Festival, we invited Oliver to share her experience with one of Durham's leading arts non profit organizations.

Lunch with Artists: In Conversation Spring 2021 Lineup

Artists continue to make new work and evolve the ways they are connecting with audiences and collaborating during the pandemic. This spring, enjoy a wide-ranging lunchtime conversation series hosted by Duke Arts and Duke Performances, and check in with musicians, painters, playwrights, and more.

Call for Proposals: Campus Center Art Collection

The Campus Center Arts Committee is now accepting submissions for 2020-2021 rotating exhibits in a variety of spaces, including the Brodhead Center Café Gallery, galleries at the Center for Multicultural Affairs and Student Wellness, and the Louise Jones Brown Gallery.

A Look Back at 5 Years of DukeCreate

As DukeCreate explores remote arts tutorial opportunities with its instructors, we offer this look back at how the series has developed since its founding. "We started thinking about how we could bring more structure and more mentoring, but keep flexible access and non-judgmental engagement with the arts. And that is really the origins of DukeCreate," shared Vice Provost for the Arts Scott Lindroth.

Two Events Making Duke the Center of Black Dance

The upcoming Afro-Feminist Performance Routes symposium and the Collegium for African Diasporic Dance highlight the contributions of Black dance, allowing artists, dancers, students, faculty, and the wider Durham community to share in critical inquiry and inspiration.

Q&A with Ashley Alman (Netflix)

In this interview with Ashley Alman (Trinity ’13), we learn how this former undergraduate navigated experiences from INDY Week to the Huffington Post to her current gig as Creative Marketing Manager at Netflix all while following her passion of utilizing media to share stories to the masses.

Q&A with Deondra Rose (Duke Faculty & Author)

In this DukeJournos interview with Deondra Rose, a Duke Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Political Science and Author, we learn the power and importance of using writing to push the boundaries of knowledge and promote human advancement.

Marina Tsaplina’s Illness Revelations

In her month-long residency at Duke in the Rubenstein Arts Center, puppeteer Marina Tsaplina created and performed a deeply researched piece of theater exploring human imperfection and the life-denying eugenics impulse.

Me Too Monologues Celebrates 10 Years of Storytelling at Duke

We look back at 10 years of the Me Too Monologues at Duke. "It is a communal experience and I think that’s the core of what it means,” says Anne Delmedico, this year's producer. "No matter what challenges you’re facing—whether you relate to the challenges on the stage or not—you are not alone."

Meet Duke’s New Chinese Music Ensemble

A new music department ensemble opens the vast world of Chinese music to the Duke community. “We mix both Western and Eastern music together,” explains Elizabeth Zhang (Class of 2022). Discover the story behind the music before their performance on Sun, Mar 31.

Durham: The Flower of the Carolinas

Discover the story behind one of the newest pieces of art on Duke’s campus—a traffic box transformed with color by the Nasher Museum of Art, born out of a collaboration between the City of Durham and a Fall 2018 Duke course. "I discovered that the explorer John Lawson dubbed Durham “the flower of the Carolinas,” says artist Britt Flood.

Art As Protest: Preserving Latinx Culture through Murals

"The mural at Duke was defaced...because it made people aware that there is a vibrant and powerful Latinx community in the university and the area," notes Dr. Márquez, a Romance Studies Professor at UNC. Duke Arts explores how Duke students and community members used visual art to protest the defacement of a Latinx Heritage mural on East Campus.

People of Duke Arts: Dare Coulter

Get to know Dare Coulter, a Triangle-based artist, sculptor, and muralist who combines distinct aspects of color, culture, and creativity to re-imagine communities of color in joyous and powerful spaces. "The reason that I paint what I paint is that I need people to be in it. It has to be people."

Honoring Student Arts Leaders: Kelsey Graywill

Meet Kelsey Graywill (Class of 2018), former president of duARTS and a leader in growing the student arts community at Duke. This summer Duke University Union endowed an award in her name: the Graywill Award for Arts Leadership & Service.

People of Duke Arts: Rachel Goodwin

A six-week residency at the Power Plant gallery allows Durham artist Rachel Goodwin to think big while inviting the public to follow along with her work in baubles, beads, and hanging trees.