Aug
14
to Dec 31

Docent Tours on Demand

We are happy to setup free docent-led tours of the 900’ outdoor public art photography installation for groups including schools, civic organizations, churches, photography clubs, neighborhoods groups, and the like. Past examples have included rotating tours to ~120 Rogers Herr middle-schoolers during a downtown Durham scavenger hunt field trip, via the Institute for Responsible Citizenship for top incoming college freshman honor students (eg, Morehead, Robeson, AB Duke Scholars, etc.) entering Duke, UNC, and NCCU, volunteers and docents from the NC Museum of Art, and Nasher Teens Mural Bike Tour. Please contact FENCE@ChrisOgden.com if you’d like schedule a free tour. More details at TheFenceDurham.com

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Sep
14
1:00 PM13:00

Docent Tours @Centerfest

  • Pour Taproom: Durham Durham, NC 27701 (map)
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Meet outside the Pour Taproom at CCB plaza (look for docent holding the FENCE sign). We’ll walk two blocks down Parrish street to the world’s largest photography public art installation, a 900’ long outdoor traveling photography exhibition across from City Hall in the heart of Black Wallstreet. More details at TheFenceDurham.com

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Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

Docent Tours @Centerfest

  • Pour Taproom: Durham Durham, NC 27701 (map)
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Meet outside the Pour Taproom at CCB plaza (look for docent holding the FENCE sign). We’ll walk two blocks down Parrish street to the world’s largest photography public art installation, a 900’ long outdoor traveling photography exhibition across from City Hall in the heart of Black Wallstreet. More details at TheFenceDurham.com

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Oct
13
1:30 PM13:30

Murals + FENCE Bike Tour

Explore the beautiful murals of downtown Durham by bicycle with this special tour co-organized by Preservation Durham, the Museum of Durham History, the Nasher Museum, and the Durham Public Art Committee. Approximately 13 murals will be featured, plus the FENCE Durham 2018. Experienced cyclists will guide each tour, which last about 90-minutes and are approx. 5 miles in length. The tour will depart from the Durham Central Park pavilion. Please check in 15 minutes early. Helmets required. Free and open to the public. Tours are designed for anyone with a bicycle and comfortable riding on city streets. An interactive map of the tour is available via Mural Durham. The tour will end at The FENCE (at 102 W. Parrish St.) where Public Art Committee docents will be standing by lead walking tours of the world-class outdoor photography exhibit. Then stay for the opening reception next door at the Parish Street Forum of the Kids' Community Show.

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Oct
13
3:00 PM15:00

Opening Reception: Kids' Community Photography Exhibition "Through Their Eyes"

The FENCE brings together world-class international photography. We have raised funds to do a very special project that leverages these visions from around the world for a group of local underrepresented students. Kids will be paired with local photography mentors to learn about photography using the FENCE as a springboard. The kids will experience the FENCE deeply and each will pick out a favorite artist’s work that speaks to them. With their mentors, the kids will figure out how each of the chosen artists uniquely see the world, and what photographic styles/methods they used to communicate their vision (e.g., framing, points of view, equipment, timing, etc.). Then, with high end DSLR camera gear, the teams will go out in Durham and shoot in a similar style to their chosen artist. The kids will be shown how to process their images and print out their work for the show. A local photography gallery will be doing the printing to create museum quality results. The culmination will be in a solo show at the Black Wall Street Parish Street Forum during October, coinciding with the Click! photography festival. More details at TheFenceDurham.com

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Oct
19
5:30 PM17:30

Regional Winners FENCE Docent Tour

Start your 3rd Friday off with a docent tour of the FENCE, hearing directly from regional winners in front of their work on the FENCE. Afterwards, head down the street at the Durham Arts Council for a wine & cheese reception followed by the fast-paced, engaging Pechakuchas (see below).

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Oct
19
6:30 PM18:30

PechaKucha Photography Night

Wine & Cheese Reception. Free and open to the public.

Meet winners from the FENCE Durham 2018 at a wine & cheese reception, followed by their fast-paced, engaging Pechakuchas in which artists are allowed only 20 slides, at 20 seconds each. PechaKuchas originated in Tokyo from Klein-Dytham Architecture and has expanded around the world. It's been used for work in progress to new and mature work, thoughts and ponderings, arts to tech, et al. Audiences enjoy them, whether photographers (of all skill levels) or creative-minded people of all ilks. Some of the winners might go in depth about their series shown on the FENCE; some may provide behind the scenes, "making of," inside scoops; some may creatively share their artistic process or inspirations; some may read a poem; who knows what others might do. Quick, targeted, oddly in-depth, and entertaining!

Come celebrate NC’s Triangle Region winning photographers who placed amongst the top of the thousands of submitters to United Photo Industries' FENCE 2018:

  • Nancy Arehart * Rachel Jessen * Ray Pfeiffer

  • Mary Shannon Johnstone * Leah Sobsey & Tim Telkamp

  • Dawn Surratt * Barbara Tyroler * Yousuf Zafar

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Oct
27
5:00 PM17:00

FENCE Photo Walk

Bring a camera and your walking shoes to the world’s largest photography public art exhibit. Learn about top quality photography from around the world in a docent-led tour. Then, pick out your favorite artist’s work that speaks to you and figure out how s/he uniquely sees the world and what photographic styles/methods they used to communicate their vision (eg, framing, points of view, equipment, timing, etc.). Then, we’ll head out around Durham to shoot in a similar style to your chosen artist. Who knows, maybe your results will be specially featured somewhere...

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Nov
16
6:30 PM18:30

Moonlight Docent Tour @3rd Friday

6:30p-7:15pm at the FENCE (meet at 102 W. Parrish St., Durham, NC)

Come uniquely experience the FENCE at night under moon, candle, flashlight. The world-class photos are particularly spotlighted and will shine brightly on this 3rd Friday event. Sign up and more details at TheFenceDurham.com

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Aug
17
4:00 PM16:00

The FENCE:Durham Opening Ceremony

  • 102 West Parrish Street Durham, NC, 27701 (map)
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The world’s largest photography public art exhibit is returning to Durham! Join Mayor Steve Schewel & NC arts leaders for reflections, followed by docent-led walking tours, chats with featured regional winners in front of their art, and refreshments. Then hangout downtown for Third Friday Durham events into the evening. More details at TheFenceDurham.com Please RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1858472934460769/

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Rescheduled Opening Celebration
Sep
11
4:00 PM16:00

Rescheduled Opening Celebration

  • Orange Street Durham, NC, 27701 United States (map)
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Join the opening celebration debuting THE FENCE 2017 in Durham NC!

Meet across from City Hall (at 101 Orange Street Plaza, Durham, NC 27703) for the event at 4pm. Rain location: next door at the Parrish Street Forum.

The FENCE is the largest public art photography project in the world, and Durham was awarded the honor of being the 6th city in the country to host it.

Almost 250 photographs from a diverse roster of 50 photographers hailing from around the globe, including 10 local Triangle-based artists, are represented on the Durham installation this year. Each artist submitted a series of three-to-five images comprising a body of work relating to one-of-seven thematic categories: Creatures, Food, Home, Nature, People, Play and Streets. Each series is supported by printed artist statements and biographies, allowing viewers to experience a series of museum-like shows at their leisure. More than 4 million people will view The FENCE exhibitions in Brooklyn, Boston, Atlanta, Houston, Santa Fe, Durham, and Denver.

Join the Mayor, renowned jurors, Triangle region's winning photographers, and other special guests for opening remarks and insights into the photographers' process. Then enjoy guided tours of this outdoor installation, with refreshments, and continue the fun to select local food and drink establishments for "FENCE Specials."

The exhibition forms a "U" around the Chapel Hill Street Parking Deck, along N Mangum Street to W Parrish Street to Orange Street, along the face of the Sew Crafty building, and across the street through Black Wall Street Gardens.

“We could not be more excited to welcome this annual outdoor art exhibition which brings a world-class collection of emotion and thought-provoking art to heart of downtown Durham, showcasing both regional and international artists,” said Chris Ogden, chair of the City’s Public Art Committee. “The FENCE has truly been a community endeavor. We’re grateful to our local photography organizations who spread news of this terrific opportunity, all the photographers who shared their work through our submission call, our dedicated jury members who contributed their time and expertise, our volunteers enabling the use of the installation to springboard other related programming, and our wonderful partners in Brooklyn and throughout the Triangle who helped us share this work to an ever-growing audience.”

The FENCE: Durham will be on view in the community through November 2017 while a variety of related programming will also occur in downtown Durham during that time, including CenterFest Arts Festival, Third Friday Durham and the Click! Photography Festival.

For more information about The FENCE: Durham, including featured artists, volunteer opportunities, sponsors, opening ceremony, and how residents can vote for the People’s Choice award, visit https://TheFenceDurham.com/

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