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Art by Shelley Smith

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Art by Shelley Smith

Shelley Smith & Sally Van Gorder 

When: Fri., April 8 2016



Two of the most interesting properties in downtown Raleigh's Moore Square district, the Pink Building and the historic Tarlton House, are teaming up for a unique art exhibit. Developer Jason Queen's Monarch Property made headlines recently by moving the hundred-year-old Tarlton House to a new location at 414 New Bern Avenue, using a special, slow-rolling, remote-controlled contraption. This weekend, home and art lovers alike can tour it while viewing the thesis exhibitions of two graduate students in art and design at N.C. State: Sally Van Gorder and Shelley Smith. Both explore feminine identity through household detritus—and, in Smith's case, multifaceted self-portraits. Smith is also the driving force behind the Pink Building, the low-cost studio in a Goodnight building nearby, which shows how artists and owners can collaborate to make creative use of dormant properties. This exhibit in a soon-to-be-residential home is further proof of concept. After the opening reception on Friday, you can visit between one and five p.m. on Saturday, when there's also an artist talk at two p.m., and Sunday. —Tina Haver Currin

TARLTON HOUSE, RALEIGH 6–10 p.m., free,


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