Pin Durham

Posted by on Feb 10, 2013 in Durham, General | No Comments

Taken by the talented Frank Myers.

In 2012 Durham was selected as the 8th Most Creative City in America by The Daily Beast.  I prefer citing The Atlantic’s list, however, as they named Durham the #1 city for Designers and Artists.

At the time that list came out I had just joined the brand new co-working space in downtown Durham called Mercury Studio.  I quickly discovered there’s something pretty powerful about working in a space that’s full of other creative-minded people, regardless of the diversity in work they’re doing.  While much of the time is spent with everyone working in their own spaces, there are still plenty of amazing organic conversations to be had about all of our work, none of our work, and how our work can collide into other cool projects.

Needless to say, I love it here.

And this winter they decided to host an awesome art collision project called Pin Durham.  Based off of a similar exhibit in St. Louis called Dart St. Louis (which encouraged local photographers to represent their city with pictures based off of a dart thrown at a map), Mercury Studios decided to host a Bull City version with their own spin.  All artists were invited to participate.  We were then blindfolded, spun around, and given a pin to stick in a map of Durham.  Wherever it landed was your ‘spot’, and in two months your work would be on display at the opening reception.

This past Friday it all came together into an amazing collision of photographs, paintings, collages, a short film, writing, and combinations of all of the above.  If you missed it, don’t worry!  They’ll be keeping all the work up for Third Friday this week.  Stop on by!

*All pictures taken by the talented Frank Myers*



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