Home Made Visible: Durham 2000
By documenting objects created by artisans from a diverse sampling of religious and cultural communities in Durham, Home Made Visible shines a spotlight on a city in flux. Since 1960, Durham's population has more than doubled, as the community has become increasingly diverse. Culturally expressive art forms, celebrations and ceremonies reflect the shaky balance between assimilation to a new environment and a desire to maintain old traditions and practices (a scene from a Durham celebration of the feast day for the patron saint of Mexico, La Virgen de Guadelupe, is pictured above). See the work of local folklorists and photographers who contributed to this exhibit, at the Durham Arts Council on Morris Street in downtown Durham, through March 31. Call 660-3676 for details.