Mingering Mike's fascinating world will be part of the Nasher Museum of Art's exhibit The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl. Previews begin tonight; the show opens officially Sept. 2 and runs through February 2011 (see www.nasher.duke.edu).
To welcome Mingering Mike to Durham, Pamela Gutlon, proprietor of Outsider Art & Collectibles, is hosting an artist reception from 5–9 p.m. with music by Mel Melton & the Wicked Mojos and The Wigg Report and food by Parker & Otis—think pimento cheese and ham biscuits—and the OnlyBurger truck. On display will be 13 museum quality, limited edition archival prints; they are on loan and not for sale but they can be ordered. Gutlon is excited to welcome Mingering Mike to the South with a "real Durham-centric event; local bands, local food." She hopes he'll grab a mic and sing along, but most important, she wants to expose the local art scene to his eccentric, fantastical world where dreams really do come true. —Rebekah L. Cowell