THE LAB is an evolution of VAE’s long-running Exchange Gallery! THE LAB is a space to experiment with different themes and challenges for our creative community. THE LAB provides artists a chance to exhibit in a highly-visible space and with a theme that connects a full year of individual exhibitions. The theme for September 2016 - August 2017 is COLLABORATION! 


Off Route Journals

presented by Betsy Peters Rascoe, Mike Cindric, & Sam Cox

April 7 - 27, 2017
Opening Reception: April 7, 6-10pm

Project Statement:

North Carolina’s coastal plain has a fertile landscape and rich agricultural and cultural history. Yet, the counties between Interstate 95 and the coast remain a blank spot on many North Carolinians’ mental maps. Most experience the region as a blur of pine trees, fields, and gas stations as they rush towards the beach. What can we learn by slowing down and engaging Eastern North Carolina in a conversation on its own terms?

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We are super excited that Red Hat, a software company whose open source values encourage community-powered collaboration, is partnering with VAE to support THE LAB. 


To see examples of work from previous exhibitions go to our Exhibition Archives and to see way, way back please visit our Flickr.