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January 6, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A collaboration of poetry and visual art

Coalesce features twenty Orange County-based artists: ten poets and ten visual artists. Created and curated by husband and wife team Max and Morrow Dowdle, the selected artists were matched in pairs, with each poet creating a poem based on a visual work by their partner, and each visual artist creating a work based on a poem. The resulting exhibit will feature 20 works of visual art paired with 20 poems.

All visual works will be for sale. In addition, broadsides (posters featuring each poem paired with its corresponding artwork) will be available for purchase.

Featured artist teams:

Theresa Arico / Bartholomew Barker
Tonya Brami / Fred Joiner
Dennis Szerszen / Paul Jones
Ann Brownlee Hobgood / Samir Knego
Ryan Solstice / Amelia Loeffler
Natalia Torres del Valle / Blaine Purcell
Sudie Rakusin / Soteria Shepperson
TJ Mundy / Gideon Young
Esten Walker / Katie Bowler Young
Max Dowdle / Morrow Dowdle

Opening Celebration Friday, January 6 | 6-9PM

Poetry readings by Coalesce featured poets
Open artist studios with the Eno Arts Mill Studio Artists
Beer from Ponysaurus Brewing, and Hi-Wire Brewing Durham
Kids’ activities with Art Therapy Institute

Please note: Due to the winter weather, First Fridays at the Mill will take place entirely indoors during the months of January-March. We will not have a food truck on site (be sure to enjoy our many wonderful local restaurants before or after your visit), but will have beer and wine. All performances will take place inside in the gallery.

The exhibit will be on view at the Eno Arts Mill Gallery through Saturday, January 28. The public is invited to visit the exhibit Tuesday-Saturday, 12-5pm.