Ruby Lounge at the Rubenstein Arts Center 2020 Campus Drive Durham,
Drop by the Ruby at noon on Friday for a casual art talk and free lunch! Speakers include Duke faculty and students who have produced work during a Rubenstein Arts Center arts project residency, as well as visiting artists and local NC creatives. Learn about the behind-the-scenes aspect of the creative process, careers in the arts, and more.
Clark Whittington is the artist and entrepreneur based in Winston-Salem responsible for the Art-o-mat® vending machine in the Ruby. His machines are stationed in galleries, pubs, coffee shops, tattoo parlors, libraries, and other establishments from coast to coast, vending original artwork in cigarette-pack-sized boxes for $5 a pop.
It all started with a cigarette machine Whittington repurposed for a month-long solo art show in the summer of 1997. Join him for lunch to get the whole story.
Gather together with the participating artists and photographers to celebrate the opening of New Faces of Tradition: Documenting North Carolina’s Young Artists and enjoy live music by saxophonist Shaquim Muldrow and old-time fiddler Sonya Badigian.