Constellations: Ways I Felt, Things I Made @ Golden Belt

The Durham Art Guild and the Black on Black Project present Constellations: Ways I Felt, Things I Made. This exhibition is a visual origin story of artist Shay Hendricks. Constellations: Ways I Felt, Things I Made reflects the initial thoughts and early stages of the artistic process as Hendricks works through figuring out a pathway to discuss issues of the day. This body of work includes sketches, notes, journal entries, and works in progress. The exhibition lends viewers an intimate, insightful and open look into how work is manifested from mind to matter.

This exhibition is on view at the DAG Gallery at Golden Belt Campus February 8 – March 8, 2021. Shay will be hosting some appointments in the gallery for the duration of the exhibit. If you would like to schedule an appointment and review our safety protocols, please see details later on in this post.

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Join artist Shay Hendricks for a conversion about their latest solo exhibition and a deeper look into the many thoughts that manifest while Hendricks creates work that address issues like chaos, violence and white supremacy. Hendricks will be joined in the conversation by artist and DAG Education and Outreach Coordinator Anthony Patterson.

Thursday, February 11th from 7-8pm
This will be via Facebook live on the Black on Black Project’s page. LINK HERE to tune in on February 11th.

Shay Hendricks (She/They) is a Durham based artist exploring Black themes across multiple mediums. Painting and design are currently their most active modes of creation with concentrations on Afro-Futurism, human contradictions, and general observations of Black life.

Featured images: The exhibition postcard image is “Those Who See” by Shay Hendricks. The second image is of Shay Hendricks taken by Anthony Patterson.

Golden Belt Campus
Mill No. 1 Building
800 Taylor St. Suite 9-157
Durham, NC 27701
*Open by appointment

About the annual Durham Art Guild and Black on Black Project Artist in Residence Partnership:

Shay Hendricks is the 2020-2021 DAG/Black on Black Project Artist in Residence and this exhibition is the culmination of the first half of their residency. This program provides free professional studio space for approximately 6 months at Golden Belt Campus in downtown Durham, a $1,000 stipend, regular support from and access to DAG’s and the Black on Black Project’s professional resources and networks, and an exhibition at the DAG Gallery at Golden Belt for one selected artist each year. This residency is then extended for an additional 6 months of free studio space and Shay works with DAG’s annual Creative Mentorship Program participants and further connects with the community through additional projects.

The Black On Black Project curates art exhibitions, community events and programs aimed at addressing the issues people of color face daily.

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Durham Art Guid’s Gallery at Golden Belt Health Protocols

  • As part of our phased re-opening, this exhibit is viewable by appointment only and with advanced notice. To schedule an appointment please contact
  • DAG staff is limiting the number of scheduled guests to 2 at a time and 6 feet or more social distancing must be honored while in the gallery.
  • Scheduled guests and DAG staff must wear a face covering and must provide full name and phone number for our visitor log.
  • DAG staff is implementing regular and increased cleaning of shared surfaces in this space.

We appreciate your understanding. Thank you for doing your part to keep our space and our community safe!

-Durham Art Guild