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.
Tessa Mars, a Haitian visual artist living and working in Port-au-Prince, has a residency of nearly three weeks in the Rubenstein Arts Center beginning in early October as part of the art exhibit and event series called Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom. She completed her bachelor in Visual Arts in France, at Rennes 2 University in 2006. From 2006 to 2013 she worked as a Cultural projects coordinator at Fondation AfricAméricA. Since 2013 she has been solely focused on developing her career as an artist. Her work has been exhibited in Haïti, Canada, France, Italy and the United States.
Haitian artist Tessa Mars makes her first significant visit to the United States as part of Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom, an event series paired with an art exhibit at the Power Plant Gallery (on view through mid-November).