Community Color: The Carrack’s First Annual Fundraiser

Thank you for being part of The Carrack’s first annual fundraiser! Pictures and updates on the event are coming soon.



October 5 – 13, 2012

8 Days of Art Events with a Gala and Art Auction hosted by New York Times Bestselling author, Dan Ariely on October 13, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

The Carrack Modern Art will hold its first annual fundraiser, Community Color, on October 5 – 13, 2012. Community Color is a weeklong series of events, a fundraiser and a celebration that will feature an exhibit of original artwork by Carrack artists with live music, food, dance and poetry. The week will culminate on Saturday, October 13 with an elegant Gala and Art Auction hosted by New York Times Bestselling author, Dan Ariely.

Community Color celebrates The Carrack Modern Art’s triumphant first year, which featured 24 solo exhibits, 10 group exhibits and 4 open call community shows, as well as a wide range of artistic events. The Carrack has served over 150 artists through commission-free exhibitions. Funds raised during this event will provide support for 2013.

Tickets to the Gala and Art Auction can be purchased here.

Community Color Events:

Friday, October 5, 7 – 10 p.m.: Opening reception for Community Color exhibit with DJ Mike B
Admission: FREE
Saturday, October 6, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Create with the Carrack
Learn how to create like the artists who have shown at The Carrack Modern Art or use your imagination to make a piece all your own. Supplies included. Sponsored by happymess Art Studios. Kids welcome.
Live musical performance by local musician Anna Rose Beck, Jay Hammond and Scarlet Virginia and donuts provided by Monuts Donuts.
Admission: $10, $5 for children under 10 years of age
Tickets are available at the door or online at
****Like our Facebook page “The Carrack Modern Art” to stay up to date on which of our artists will be working in the space on October 6!****
Sunday, October 7, 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.: dtownMarket @ The Carrack
dtownMarket brings homegrown art, fashion, and food to Durham on 1st and 3rd Sunday’s at Motorco’s Bloody Brunch, and to Third Friday Durham at the Moshi Moshi Salon in the Golden Belt. On October 7, dtownMarket will be extended to The Carrack and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the fundraiser.
Admission: FREE
Monday, October 8, 8:00 p.m.: Friends of The Carrack, Orangutan Swing, will host a roundtable called “The State of Publishing” at Mercury Studio.
*An event organized by Orangutan Swing. Supported by The Carrack Modern Art.*
Tuesday, October 9, 6:00 p.m.: Parrish Street Welcoming Party with a tour of the historic renovations done at 106 West Parrish Street
Meet at The Carrack to view the exhibit and then enjoy a guided tour across the street with building owner, Aaron Averill.
Admission: FREE
Wednesday, October 10, 7:00 and 8:00 p.m.: Live performance by local site-specific dance artist, Alexis Mastromichalis.
Alexis Mastromichalis will create an interactive contemporary dance performance at The Carrack utilizing structured improvisation and natural bio-weaving.
Admission: FREE
Thursday, October 11, 7:30 p.m.: The Carrack Poetry Showcase and Open Mic hosted by Dasan Ahanu.
Dasan Ahanu is a poet, emcee, writer, playwright, performance artist, lecturer and educator. He is the managing director of the Black Poetry Theatre and a resident artist at the Hayti Heritage Center.
Admission: FREE
Friday, October 12, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.: Live music by experimental composer and songwriter, Jay Manley.
Jay Manley is a guitarist, producer and composer who is exploring new and old sounds on the 21-string Saraswati Guitar designed by Wes Lambe. His music is a fusion of instrumental indie classical, jazz, and rock pulling from fingerstyle folk and influenced by Hindustani classical music from the Gwoliar and Maihar Gharanas.
Music starts at 8:00 p.m.
Admission: FREE

Saturday, October 13:

For the culmination of the celebration and to cap off the week in style, The Carrack Modern Art will host an elegant evening during which guests are encouraged to bid on works of art during a live auction hosted by behavioral economist, the New York Times Bestselling author and founder of Duke’s Center for Advanced Hindsight, Dan Ariely. Ariely will also give a short interactive and demonstration on international auction practices before the bidding begins.

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Wine and hors d’oeuvres provided by Loaf Bakery with beer provided by Bull City Burger and Brewery.
7:00 – 7:30 p.m.: Dan Ariely will give a talk and demonstration about the following auction types: all-in, first-price, second-price and Dutch.
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.: Live auction of over 50 pieces of original artwork created and donated by Carrack artists.
9:00 – 10:00 p.m.: Live music by the Mietek Glinkowski Jazz Ensemble.
Admission: $25
There are also limited tickets available to attend a Champagne Preview Party from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. during which our guests will have the opportunity to purchase work at the starting bid price before the Gala begins. The artists will be present and champagne is included.
Champagne Preview Party tickets start at $100.
***Note: The General Admission ticket is for the 6:00 Gala and Art Auction. All other tickets provide admission to our 5:00 Champagne Preview Party.****
Dan Ariely is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology & Behavioral Economics at Duke University, where he holds appointments at the Fuqua School of Business, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, the School of Medicine, and the department of Economics. He is also the founding member of the Center for Advanced Hindsight.
He is the author of two New York Times Bestsellers: ‘Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions’ and ‘The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Ways We Defy Logic at Work and at Home.’ His new book “The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie To Everyone – Especially Ourselves” just came out to rave reviews.
Ariely’s research has been published in leading psychology, economics, and business journals, and has been featured occasionally in the popular press. He is a regular contributor to Marketplace on NPR.
Laura Ritchie
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