New Wilmington art venue reimagines space
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New Wilmington art venue reimagines space

Hide caption Luke Buchanan’s “Ode to Billie Joe” (mixed media on linen) is one of the pieces on display in the exhibit “Parameters” at new Wilmington space Anchorlight, 1 S. Front St. Opening reception is 6-9 p.m. Dec. 14. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTO] In “Parameters,” Raleigh artist Luke Buchanan reimagines space in a space that’s been reimagined. The multimedia exhibit opens Dec. 14 at Anchorlight Wilmington’s new satellite venue. Downtown Wilmington is getting a new art space, but just for a little while. Anchorlight Wilmington’s gallery at 1 S. Front St. is a short-term use of the old River Rat bar. Developer James Goodnight has plans for the space that won’t go into effect for another year. So instead of letting it sit vacant, he offered it up to Shelley Smith, creative director of Anchorlight, a hub for art studios, exhibitions and residencies in Raleigh . She has temporarily turned the space into an Anchorlight satellite, bringing exhibitions, residency opportunities and community programming to downtown Wilmington. Anchorlight Wilmington will debut with “Parameters,” an exhibition of multimedia collage by Raleigh artist Luke Buchanan. The show opens with a public reception 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14. Fittingly, Buchanan is also in the business […]

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