When: May 6-June 11 2016
FRIDAY, MAY 6
TEAM LUMP: ARISE! BALD MAN! KING OF HAIR PEOPLE!
As we reported last week, Bill Thelen, the founding director of groundbreaking Raleigh gallery Lump, is stepping down in July after two decades, and the final show under his tenure is a tribute to him. Not that he's fêting himself—the group installation, oriented around Thelen's penchant for drawing bald guys, is the brainchild of Team Lump, the collective that brought bonkers art to Blount Street. This First Friday reception will be a homecoming for its now-far-flung members and an aptly ad hoc send-off for someone who paved the way for street-level avant-garde art in the Triangle. —Brian Howe
LUMP, RALEIGH 6–9 p.m., free, www.teamlump.org