Gun Show: David Hess

Gun Show

David Hess

May 28 through August 6, 2017

GUN SHOW by David Hess opens at CAM Raleigh on May 28 with an installation of 38 mock assault rifle sculptures made of found objects. “This body of work is my personal awakening and response to the American obsession with weaponry and the abstraction of violence.” David Hess, 2016

Gun Show: David Hess

David Hess, Red Guitar Gun, mixed media sculpture, Photo courtesy of the artist

Start: May 28, 2017
End: August 6, 2017

FREE First Friday

Come to CAM for June First Friday for the soft-opening of two fantastic new exhibitions and the final First Friday of Leonardo Drew’s installation. We invite you to explore the exhibitions, take tours led by our Middle School Docents, create something amazing in our exhibition-inspired Creation Station, and enjoy music, food trucks, and more! We'll also have a special showcase of bug-themed artwork created by students from Fuller Elementary School.  Admission is free for everyone from 6-10pm.

June 2 is National Gun Violence Awareness Day. In connection with David Hess’ new exhibition, Gun Show, members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will be present to share information about their mission to reduce gun violence in the US. Lookout for these ladies wearing orange - the color of gun violence prevention. For more information about National Gun Violence Awareness Day and the #wearorange movement, visit

Exhibitions on view:

Dorian Lynde: No Damsel
No Damsel by Los Angeles artist Dorian Lynde features a series of 10 murals of your favorite Princesses reimagined as 21st century urban women. No glass coffins or slippers, just street savvy women reclaiming femininity!
On view May 28 - August 6

David Hess: Gun Show
Gun Show by David Hess presents an installation of 38 mock assault rifle sculptures made of found objects. “This body of work is my personal awakening and response to the American obsession with weaponry and the abstraction of violence.” David Hess, 2016
On view May 28 - August 6

Leonardo Drew: site specific installation
Brooklyn-based artist, Leonardo Drew has created a site-specific installation in the main gallery using locally sourced, natural and manmade debris. The resulting sculptural experience references the turbulence and chaotic disarray caused by hurricanes in North Carolina.
On view through June 11

All visitors have a chance to win a year-long CAM membership! All you have to do to enter is drop your name and email in the raffle jar on your way into the Museum.

Start: June 2, 2017 6:00 pm
End: June 2, 2017 10:00 pm

No Damsel: Tattoos + Tutus

Join us for a day of family fun celebrating the opening of No Damsel by Dorian Lynde. No Damsel, opening May 28, features 10 paintings of your favorite princesses re-imagined as contemporary women painted directly onto the walls at CAM.

Explore the exhibitions throughout the Museum. Create your own works of art in the No Damsel-inspired Creation Station. Enjoy refreshments and great music by DJ kward.

Tickets are $25 for member families and $50 for non-member families (each ticket includes 1 adult and two children).

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Start: June 4, 2017 12:00 pm
End: June 4, 2017 3:00 pm

Urban Sketching

Join CAM Raleigh Urban Sketchers for an afternoon of drawing outdoors. All levels are welcome, so bring a friend if you'd like and we'll sketch this city. We meet at CAM Raleigh on the second Saturday of every month. We'll meet in the lobby and head out at 2pm, so please be prompt. Please bring your portable art supplies and your walking shoes. Explore downtown, have fun with new friends and exercise the artist within.

Free to the public. Participants must be 18+. Event occurs monthly, weather permitting.

CAM Raleigh urban sketching is a group dedicated to sketching from direct observation in the trenches of the warehouse district. With so many changes happening around CAM Raleigh at lightning speed, we have spent the better part of many Saturday afternoons with a sketchbook in hand capturing the stories and beauty of the changing landscape. We are a diverse group of varied cultural and ethnic backgrounds who are truly sketchy at heart. During the sessions we often draw each other in action. Our mediums range from pencil, pen, pastels,watercolor, mud, coffee, or whatever unique medium we can think of. All of these sketches were done on location during the second Saturday of each month with the fantastic support of CAM Raleigh.We are a regional chapter of the international Urban Sketching community.

We draw the world around us. We don't use photographs. We try to be supportive and encourage all people at all skill levels to share our passion. We don't charge money to join the group or to sketch together. We draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation.
Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live and where we travel.
Our drawings are a record of time and place.
We are truthful to the scenes we witness.
We use any kind of media and cherish our individual styles.
We support each other and draw together.
We share our drawings online.
We show the world, one drawing at a time.

Start: June 10, 2017 2:00 pm
End: June 10, 2017 4:00 pm


The Food Ark and CAM Raleigh’s Young Artists Advisory Panel present:


Sunday, June 11, 7 PM - 10 PM
Semi-formal high school event with DJ. Proceeds support The Food Ark and CAM Raleigh!

$20 in advance, $30 at the door
(Valid high school ID required for admittance.)

Sweets from Videri Chocolate Factory and lucettegrace.

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The Food Ark is a student-led-and-run nonprofit organization, currently within the Triangle area of North Carolina, fighting food insecurity.

Start: June 11, 2017 7:00 pm
End: June 11, 2017 10:00 pm