Wednesday, December 4, 2013

BLAM! on Boylan Heights Art Walk, December 8th, 2013

It's our favorite time of the year at BLAM!...time for the annual Boylan Heights Artwalk!
Sunday, December 8th, 2013 
We have all been feeling crafty and creative so we have lots of holiday cheer to share...unique holiday gifts and cards for all of your friends and family. But most of all we're looking forward to seeing all of our old friends and meeting new ones during this festive holiday event. Hope you can join us.

Here's a link to the Boylan Artwalk website:

So lace up your best elf-shoes, put on that tacky holiday sweater and come see us under the Boylan street bridge! 
We can't wait to see you there! 
Happy Holidays to all.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

BLAM!mer's Perspective

While it may seem like Blam! is an uninhabited storefront at times, it is actually a working studio that dates back to the mid-1990s and is currently home to eight artists.  Most of us work day jobs and so we quietly go about our business of making art evenings and weekends when no one is looking.

We were blindsided by the requested permit for a year of Saturday street closings which restricts access to our studio.  We were dismayed to see the discord played out in the media where caustic Facebook postings denigrated artists who spoke out against the more disruptive events held on Kinsey Street.  We have always supported Rebus Works gallery and framing and we value its presence in the Raleigh art community.

We are not opposed to a farmers market (or healthy food).  All of the stakeholders in 301 Kinsey - tenants, property managers and owners – hope that we can find a reasonable  solution based on open and honest communication given the many issues presented by the pending request for a Kinsey Street Saturday closure permit.

We encourage a respectful dialogue regarding the future use of neighborhood streets in ways that support the health, sanity and safety of all who live, work, and/or create art in the Boylan Heights area and who treasure a connection to this historic neighborhood. 

The Blam! Studio Artists

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Open House TODAY, Nov. 3rd from 12-5pm

Join us celebrate the fall season today at our annual open house! Sunday, November 3, 2013 from 12-5pm @ 301 Kinsey Street. 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Cameron Village Library Show

Stop by the Cameron Village Library in Raleigh this December and see a collection of works by BLAMmers Sys Oppenlander, Jules Striegel, Jen Coon, Phoebe Briley and Elke Brand! 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Open House, 2012; Thanks for a FUN Sunday afternoon!

We just want to say thanks to all the wonderful folks that stopped by our open house on Sunday, it was so great to see you all and we loved having that much activity in our creative corner! We'll do it again soon and be sure to see our next group show opening December 1st at the Cameron Village Public Library!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Open House, November 11th 2012

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting an open house on November 11th, 2012 from 12-5pm!

You've probably passed by BLAM! a dozen times and wondered "what's going on in there?" 
Come see for yourself what's going on inside of our creative space and meet the artists that call BLAM! their creative home. 
We look forward to seeing you soon!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Inspiring Change

If you didn't know we were here, you might miss us...but here we are, tucked just under the Boylan Street Bridge, next to Rebus Works and we hope you can take time to come visit our studio space this fall and see for yourself what we've been up to this summer and fall!

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We've cleaned up, shifted spaces and re-organized to make our wonderful space even more inviting to visitors and patrons.

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Jules and Sys are all moved in and have been such a welcomed breath of fresh & positive creative energy!

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We've all been working to create a more defined display area for our current work and re-arranging our workspaces to allow visitors to see not only our finished artwork, but also to glimpse into our process for making art.

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Come visit BLAM! this fall during our open studio day, Saturday, November 17th which will coincide with Rebus' final Market trucks, music, beer, art...who could ask for more fun than that?!!!

We will also be open for the First Friday on December 7th.

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