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We Are Happy To Serve You

When: Sat., Jan. 28, 4 p.m. 2017

2016 was a crazy year at Lump, Raleigh's legacy-laden art gallery and project space. First, founding director Bill Thelen announced that he was going to step down after the close of Lump's twentieth-anniversary season, leaving us on tenterhooks as to whether Blount Street was about to lose an institution. But then Kelly McChesney, whose Flanders Gallery shared the space, swooped in, atomizing Flanders into Lump and recalibrating it for the future (see our recent Indies Arts Awards profile for the story). This relaunch party celebrates Lump's new nonprofit status and kicks off a month of events that reads like a who's who of local art. On Saturday alone, three collaborative installations by the likes of Thelen, Amanda Barr, Martha Clippinger, Derek Toomes, and George Jenne make up the exhibit We Are Happy to Serve You. There will also be performances by Ginger Wagg, Mike Geary, Gabrielle Duggan, and Neill Prewitt (who promises a song called "Don't Grow Up to Be an Angry White Man"). Then you can Lump it and like it for all of February, when copious events include a healthy portion of experimental film from Durham Cinematheque, Anna Kipervaser, and Unexposed Microcinema. —Brian Howe

Price: Free

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