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We Share the Sun: Human Connection to Celestial Bodies
An Astrology Themed Art Exhibition
We Share The Sun depicts a universe where self-identification is mapped out in the sky.
Perk + Niel—an independent art curatorial consultancy that highlights artists of color in the Raleigh-Durham area—is showcasing an astrology-themed pop-up art exhibition We Share the Sun: Human Connection to Celestial Bodies in Durham, NC on Saturday, November 3, 2018.
Details about the exhibition:
Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018
Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm, doors open at 7:30pm
Location: Golden Belt Studios
807 E Main St. Durham, NC 27701
15 visual artists
Anticipated Audience: 100-150 attendees. Young artists and consumers from the Raleigh-Durham area interested in astrology and celestial based practices.
Attire: It is a cocktail/black-tie optional event.
Refreshments: Wine, champagne, and a charcuterie spread will be presented for our attendees.
We have partnered with The Carrack (@the_carrack). They are our main sponsor/supporter for this event.
Blackspace (@thespaceblack) is our featured artist.
We are showcasing 15 of our own visual artists.
"Hella Witchy" aka Kamara Thomas (@kamarathomasmusic) is our featured astrologer for the evening. We have a VIP package that offers our attendees 50% a one-on-one astrology reading with her.
Vendors: Yes God Wellness (formerly known as The HoneyPot Co.), Abstract Emergence, Herban—Gardening Collective
Sponsors: The Carrack, Art Post, Chasin’ Unicorns, MoonCat Crystals
We Share the Sun surveys human connection to celestial bodies by highlighting our intrinsic inquisitiveness. As humans, we possess an innate desire to understand more about ourselves. We recognize how much this theme resonates with current generations as many use astrology as a medium to aid in the quest to self-discovery.
We believe a greater knowledge of self elicits internal harmony and powerful transformations. We Share The Sun acts as a story of empowerment, generating introspection in all who attend. It is precisely our hope for our audience to walk away encouraged to further their understanding of self.
Artists in the Exhibition: Bree L. Davis, Caleb Gorham, Derrick Beasley, Iseah Jelani, Jameela Dallis, Jasmyn Milan "Trailor Trash", Kai Des Etages, Kari Hill, Kiara Sanders, Shai Nicole, Shamonique Miles, Tiana Sutton, "SleepyShotMe" Banks, J. "Slim" Robertson
About the Curators
Fredi Nielsen is a Union University alumna and former collegiate athlete. She has a passion for education and will join Teach For America 2019 Corps. With a keen eye for detail, she is a distinctive organizer that strategically creates magnetic spaces. She is a creative director with a focus on movement visuals.
Christina Perkins is an event coordinator with strengths in event management and development. Founder of Perkins Global Planning, a brand focused event planning company, she has expanded from weddings to art shows. In addition, Christina is an alumna of UNC-Chapel Hill and an artistic director.
About Perk + Niel
Perk + Niel is an independent curatorial consultancy that highlights artists of color in the Raleigh-Durham area.
Our priority is to nurture a creative, inclusive and thoughtful community. Through communal art experiences we bridge the gap between audience and artist. Together we will create vibrant spaces that facilitate social transformations.
We engage with a wide range of contemporary artists while emphasizing pertinent issues of our time. As we adapt to societal changes, so does the work we feature in our curated exhibitions. Perk + Niel possesses a unique take on concept development through the curation of visual narratives and themed exhibitions. We specialize in contemporary art because it incorporates current culture, assisting us in our understanding of society—where we come from, where we are headed, and its implications for present day.
Perk + Niel underlines the value of art through the creation of opportunities for people of color. We have goals to expand our company and influence multiple sectors of our community. We strive to present youth from low-socioeconomic backgrounds with clear attainable alternatives by cultivating community and using art as an avenue promote mental health awareness.