Feminist Casting Agency is a multi-disciplinary art experience with many manifestations from installations to roving performance to media art. Our work is playful, respectful, enlightening, inclusive, empowering, positive, and kind.
We support equal pay, equal employment, and equal representation.
Lumi Ciclo is a public projection installation on the walking bridge, that comes on every evening at sunset. The installation continues to run through to 1am. Every 15 minutes, on the hour, half-hour, and quarter, the animations change to indicate the time. In addition, the colors of the projections slowly evolve over the seasons.
A number of arts and cultural service organizations and individuals have created lists of resources for organizations and artists in response to COVID-19. We will continue to update this list. If you have other resources for the arts and cultural community to add to this list, please contact us. If you would like to post your COVID-19 resources, please see our guide.
ArtistRelief.org - To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States.
News from the Field continues to cover the latest on the response to the coronavirus and resources for the arts sector.
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
COVID-19: Resources and an Update from NYFA contains resources from arts and culture organizations to supplement what you have likely already seen from city and national health organizations including information on emergency grants and health resources.
These 30-minute experiences will introduce beginners to the wonder of glassmaking. Sign up for a class in our glass blowing or flameworking studio to have an experienced artist guide you through the process. You will produce a fabulous piece of art that will be ready for your pickup the following day - or we can ship it to you! Prices range from $50 to $80 depending on what you choose to make. Jump on over to the website and pick an available time!
Purchase Art from Local and Regional Glass Artists
Each day come by our gallery to see the beautiful work of area glass artists. Cups, vases, bowls, ornaments, lighting, sculpture and jewelry along with many other fabulous objects. All made by hand by area artists of North Carolina! While you visit you will be able to also see our studios where glass artists are at work and people from across the country come to experience glass firsthand!
Open Sun, Mon, Wed & Thurs 10am-5pm; Friday & Sat 10am-6pm
Screening of Alex Prager’s (American b. 1979), Face in the Crowd, 2013, HD Digital Video, 11 minutes, 36 seconds
A part of our current exhibit, TRANSFORMATION: A Photography Exhibit.
All Screening Times:
Tuesday, June 1st - 6pm
Thursday, June 24th - 11AM
Thursday, July 8th, 5:30PM
Tuesday, July 20th, 5:30pm
Thursday, July 29th, 5:30pm
Thursday, August 12th - 11am
About the Exhibition:
The photographer is an artist who applies a lens to the world and the contemporary social order. TRANSFORMATION is a gathering of powerful and intriguing images that open stories of our times and portray a world undergoing transformation.
The exhibition will also explore the transformation of the photographic process. Photography as an artistic medium has been the beneficiary of changing technologies and new materials in the last quarter-century. The artist now has dramatic latitude in terms of scale and visual media. Photography is no longer just a pretty picture or a document. It can be many things at once, integrating many materials and media.
Imani Winds & Cory Smythe "Revolutionary AKA The C
After a yearlong postponement, the barrier-breaking, repertoire-expanding wind ensemble Imani Winds will return to Durham. This fall’s offering, Revolutionary aka The Civil Rights Project, thematically organizes several commissions from the past dozen years around the ongoing struggle for racial justice in America. Following an arrangement of Sam Cooke’s plaintive and pointed “A Change is Gonna Come,” we hear Frederic Rzewski’s “Sometimes,” commissioned by and premiered at Duke Performances in 2015 in celebration of the legacy of historian John Hope Franklin. Vijay Iyer’s “Bruits,” composed in the wake of Trayvon Martin’s 2012 killing, features pianist Cory Smythe and treats “the murderous consequences of the stand your ground law,” while Jason Moran’s “Cane” — a reference to his ancestral home near the Cane River in Louisiana — explores the impact of slavery within his family history. The evening rounds out with Imani co-founder Valerie Coleman’s “Bronzeville,” an invocation of three poems by Chicago literary legend Gwendolyn Brooks.
Participants in this session will learn how to make a turkey wing broom. Cull processed hurl, separate the hurl into nine sections, tie sequentially into the shape of a wing, and fasten the handle using broom corn stalks. Included in this session also will be information about the history of broom making, the plant (sorghum vulgare), sources of both broom corn and twine, and other possible types or styles of brooms.
PLEASE NOTE: Limited seating available. An 80% refund will be issued if the participant cancels three weeks prior to the event. For cancellations made less than three weeks prior to the event, BRAHM will issue a refund IF the museum is able to fill the vacated spot.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Peter Werner has been a member of the Southern Highlands Craft Guild since 2008. He learned his craft 26 years ago, and often demonstrates at the Folk Art Center in Asheville. He has taught broom making throughout the Southeast as well as in California and Wisconsin. His brooms are featured in the Baker Center at the NC Arboretum, and the Folk Art Center and Guild craft Stores of the SHCG.
This workshop has limited tickets to ensure social distancing. Everyone will have their own table to work at, with plenty of space in between. People who share the same house may work at the same table. Masks are required.
Spooky Tales from across the Carolinas come to life on stage as a group of friends recount several haunting stories around a campfire. Discover some of our state’s best legends and revisit some of your favorites, including The Ring, Brown Mountain Lights, Face The Balcony, Swamp Girl, The Pirate Ghost of Folly Island, and The Miner Ghost of Joe McGee. Great for NC history!
FEE, FIE, FOE, FING, I SMELL THE BLOOD OF A YOUNG EARTHLING!!
When Jack reluctantly exchanges his pet goat, Luna, for a bag of stardust, he has no idea the adventure that awaits. Heartbroken after his mother throws the dust out of the window, Jack awakens the next morning to find a shiny space rocket, a new robot friend, and the start of an unforgettable journey. An enchanting fairy tale with dancing robots, shooting stars, giant aliens, and treasure beyond your wildest dreams.
Violinist Jennifer Frautschi joins forces with the Manasse/Nakamatsu Duo for a devilish program of thrilling virtuosity and expressive freedom. They will perform for us in a variety of combinations: Two-time GRAMMY nominee Frautschi opens the program with Ysaÿe’s Sonata for solo Violin in d minor, a sonata originally dedicated to George Enescu. Pianist Jon Nakamatsu, gold medalist in both the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition as well as the United States National Chopin Piano Competition, delivers Chopin’s transformative Fantaisie in F Minor; Jon Manasse, one of this generation’s most celebrated clarinetists, joins him for Weber’s Grand Duo Concertante for clarinet and piano. Frautschi and Nakamatsu will dance through Ravel’s Tzigane, an exhilarating work tinged with exoticized melodies and harmonies, and all three musicians apply their impeccable skill to Bartok’s Contrasts.
Based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel!
Join us for this landmark musical about a remarkable woman named Celie. All she knows is heartbreak and dispare, until her friend Shug helps her realize her own self-worth. Celie uses her flair for fashion to build a better future. With a joyous score featuring jazz, gospel, blues, and African music, THE COLOR PURPLE is a story of resilience and a testament to the healing power of love.
Rated M for Mature. This play contains some language and adult themes.
BASED UPON THE NOVEL WRITTEN BY Alice Walker
AND THE WARNER BROS./AMBLIN ENTERTAINMENT MOTION PICTUREBOOK BY Marsha Norman
MUSIC & LYRICS BY Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, & Stephen Bray
Thomas “Fats” Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club and swing music. This incredible musical revue recalls Waller’s sharp humor and energy as the cast sings and struts their way through the songs he made famous from uptown clubs to Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood and Europe!
June 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 2022
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm / Sundays at 3:00pm
In commemoration of Juneteenth, Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner and Hadestown star André De Shields performs an excerpt from his self-crafted solo work “Frederick Douglass: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory.” The one-man show explores the life and achievements of the great emancipator Frederick Douglass.
“Though Douglass began his life as a slave, through heroic effort, he became one of America’s most important and historically influential icons,” said De Shields. “Frederick Douglass: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory” tells a story about brutality and deliverance that is implausible yet historically accurate. De Shields portrays the Great Black Emancipator with a performance that is as filled with hope and achievement as it is darkness and anger.
Latin Grammy nominated artist Sonia De Los Santos brings a joyful sound to children of all ages with the music of Latin America. Sharing songs of hope and community in English and Spanish, Sonia's music uplifts. Celebrate the end of a challenging school year together with a family concert.
Sonia De Los Santos was born with a smile on her face (that's what her mom says) in Monterrey, Mexico, and in 2007 started touring the world and performing with Grammy Award winning group Dan Zanes And Friends. In 2015 she released her first solo family music album titled Mi Viaje: De Nuevo León to the New York Island (Parents' Choice Foundation Gold Award Winner) a collection of songs that reflect her experiences growing up in Mexico, moving to another country, learning about other cultures, and in the process, feeling closer to her own heritage.
Sonia was nominated in 2019 for a Latin Grammy® with her second family music album titled ¡Alegría! and has been hailed by Billboard as “one of the Latin Children’s music artists you should know” and "Best Latin Children's Music".