Upcoming Event

Throw It Down on Thursdays | 5:30-7:30pm

Come get your yayas out every Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30pm and break some iron for the upcoming pour on November 16th.

Just show up at the our Studio - 918 Pearl St. - with closed-toed shoes, preferably leather boots, and pants. We have all the other protective gear - gloves, jacket, glasses, helmets, face shields and earplugs. We also have a great assortment of hammers and other tools of destruction.

Fun to be had by all!!

Steve Little - Show Opening | June 21, 2019 | 6-9pm

Body of Work

By Steve Little

I started with a series of self portraits.

When drawing, it's important to define the negative shapes between objects - the distance between the eyes, for example; or the gap between the tip of the nose and the chin.

When I returned to my art after 25 years, I aspired to pick up the remains of a long-ago illustration career, combine them with an unexpected career in community development and quarter-century in Latin America, and see what would result.

In art - as in life - negative space becomes so important that sometimes I find myself focusing more on what isn't there, instead of what actually is. My nose isn’t straight. My hair isn’t combed.

So this particular body of work began while staring into a mirror, drawing. The exhibit emerged as I rewrote my resume, explaining gaps in my art career; and as I packed my suitcases, emptied my studio, and flew to a new home in a different country. I developed these pieces as I helped my two kids graduate and move out; and while counting my teeth with my tongue, pondering the gaps where my wisdom teeth used to be.

All art is personal. But the importance of art isn't found in the story told by the artist – It's found in the story understood by others. I hope my art shows the gaps in our lives and between us, not as separation, but as important elements of a larger body of work.

Steve’s show will run in the Liberty Arts Gallery through July 19th.

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Evie G Watts - Show Opening | September 13, 2019 | 6-9pm

A new chapter begins…

After a few years of studio administration and management in two different organizations, I’m getting back into the studio myself to make stuff.

Feeling a bit rusty (ha!), and ready to create things other than schedules, emails, lists and conversations.

This show will be the outcome of my summer-long foray back into the fold of metal, clay and wood.

I bring what I’ve learned. I offer you a respite from your computer screen, your everyday surroundings. My hope is that you come away with a new way to look at old things.

Evie’s show will run in the Liberty Arts Gallery through October 13th.

4th Annual Iron Pour | November 16, 2019

On Saturday, November 16th we will be melting 3000 lbs of iron at 3000 degrees right in the middle of Durham Central Park. Sound crazy? It's just what we do for fun. 

If you've never seen an Iron Pour, think about a gritty ballet where all the dancers are decked out in helmets and head-to-toe in leathers, dancing around a roaring furnace and pouring red hot metal into molds.