The Durham Arts Council (DAC) presents Silvia Heyden and Edith London: Together Again in the SunTrust Gallery of the Durham Arts Council through February 28, 2014. The galleries are open 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday – Saturday and 1-6 on Sunday.
For more information about the events planned in conjunction with the exhibit, contact the Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St., downtown Durham. www.durhamarts.org. 919.560.ARTS
The exhibit celebrates the creativity of two of Durham’s most significant artists, featuring 32 tapestries by the weaver Heyden and 41 works by the late painter and collage artist Edith London. London’s medium was paint and torn bits of paper and fabric while Heyden’s medium is linen fiber.
London, German by birth, and Heyden, who is Swiss, met in Durham because their spouses were recruited to work at Duke University—Fritz London in physics and Siegfried Heyden in medicine. The two artists, while working in very different media, became instant friends and colleagues and shared a modernist aesthetic rooted in the Bauhaus tradition.
Silvia Heyden and Edith London had already laid the groundwork for their careers in Europe. Both artists found their individual voices as they worked and lived in Durham.
Reception: Friday, January 17th, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Jazz pianist Peter Martin Performance 7 p.m.
Free Artist Talk: Tuesday, January 28, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Screening of Weaverly Path, a documentary of Silvia Heyden. 8 p.m.
Workshop: Saturday, February 8, 10:30 a.m.‐ 12 noon. Registration Fee.