Arts & Music

ART NOTES: In the Galleries

Distend, by Leigh Suggs, is on display at LIGHT this month.

LIGHT Art+Design will host an opening reception for the work of Leigh Suggs on Sept. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. Suggs’ art, made with paper, thread, fabric, inks, paints and plaster, stems from her childhood captivation with closing her eyes to see the circles and dots that would undulate and pulse in the darkness. The exhibit runs through Oct. 25.

At The ArtsCenter, “just between us,” an exhibit of pieces in multiple media by Sarah Goetz, opens on Sept. 7 during the 2ndFriday Artwalk from 6 to 9 p.m. Goetz explores the human ability to form connections through abstract watercolor paintings, ink on projected 16mm film, live personal engagement and enveloping paper installation.

The Sculpture in the Garden exhibition at the N.C. Botanical Garden opens on Sept. 29. This fall marks the 24th year that the garden will be host to an exhibition of sculptural art, which will run through Dec. 16. A preview party will be held Sept. 28, with tickets available at

FRANK Gallery will launch In Focus, a two-month town-wide festival of photography, on Sept. 5. The festival will feature an exhibit by 11 diverse fine-art photographers as well as panel discussions, lectures, an area-wide photo scavenger hunt and more.

At Hillsborough’s Eno Gallery, new paintings by Mike Hoyt are on display through Oct. 21. An opening reception will be held Aug. 31 from 6 to 9 p.m. Hoyt describes himself as a “southern impressionist,” with simple objects, warmth and color the essence of his work.

Also in Hillsborough, the Orange County Historical Museum will open a new exhibit, “A Cradle of Congregations: Historic Churches in Hillsborough 1752-1918,” during Last Friday on Aug. 31 from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibit examines the 13 congregations created before World War I in Hillsborough, 11 of which are still active.