WomanCraft is featuring two artists at its 2nd Friday celebration in September!
Carolyn Doyle works in both fabric and clay. At this event, she will be showing several new quilts. You can also explore her beautiful clay creations and fabric items during your visit.
Jennifer Strickland creates beautiful decorative and utilitarian pieces in fused glass. Her pieces are composed of cut, crushed and powdered glass that is then fused in a kiln to create a solid piece.
Both Carolyn and Jennifer will be there to share their passion for hand crafted art – as well as their techniques. This is a great opportunity to learn about several mediums from two of the best! And as always - light refreshments are on us!
WomanCraft Gifts, 360 E. Main Street, Carrboro; www.womancraftgifts.squarespace.com; 919-929-3300
Friday, September 14; 6pm to 9pm
Orange Literacy is throwing a "Welcome to the Neighborhood" party at our brand new location at 307 W Weaver Street in Carrboro.
We're the red & green house - you can't miss us! Front porch concert by Pretend I'm a Genius. Stop by to enjoy the music and learn about our programs.
6 PM – Lonnie Holley
Concert and Public Talk
Free, no RSVP required, seating is limited.
For this very special 2nd Friday, the Ackland is thrilled to host a performance by UNC Department of American Studies Caldwell Family Artist-in-Residence Lonnie Holley!
Lonnie Bradley Holley, sometimes known as The Sand Man (born February 10, 1950, in Birmingham, Alabama), is an African American artist and art educator. Since 1979, Holley has devoted himself to the practice of improvisational creativity as a sculptor and musician. In 1981, he brought a few examples of his sandstone carvings to Birmingham Museum of Art director Richard Murray. The BMA displayed some of those pieces immediately and Murray introduced him to the organizers of the 1981 exhibition "More Than Land and Sky: Art from Appalachia" at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Soon his work was being acquired by other institutions, such as the American Folk Art Museum in New York and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. His work has also been displayed at the White House.
Enjoy a cold craft beer from Top of the Hill's pop-up bar while experiencing Holley’s riveting live performance.
Local artist and author Bob Palmatier shares the process of creating children's book illustrations. The show includes original sketches, examples of original story mock-ups, intermediary sketches, and final drawings in clever matted frames to allow one to see how ideas become stories, sketches begin to match up to stories, and how final drawings become paintings. Meet Bob and enjoy complimentary refreshments.
Join Cameron's Friday August 10th for the 2nd Friday Artwalk from 6:00pm-9:00pm. For this Artwalk, we will be unveiling our 2019 Poster Calendars including Kate Libby, Elaine O'Neil, Linnea and Janine Moore's Flowers. In celebration, the poster calendars will be 15% off the entire weekend, Friday through Sunday. Why not get a jump start on your holiday shopping?
Meet local fiber artist, Jean Wipperman, during Womancraft’s 2nd Friday celebration in Carrboro on August 10, 2018. Jean has a passion for joining her craft with function that supports wellness and personal health and well-being. Her “fiddly quilts” combine color, texture and tactile elements designed to sooth those dealing with dementia, Alzheimer’s, autism, restlessness, etc. Her felted purses are tactile, calming and stylish!
Come and meet Jean, learn more about her passion and techniques . . . and have a snack and a splash of wine, too.
Join us this Friday for the opening reception of "Big & Small & Abstract & Floral" by Hillsborough artist Michael Brady. Brady’s large oil abstracts as well as his smaller abstractive flower paintings will be on display until September 30th.
Paintings by Renzo Ortega
Opening Reception: Friday August 10th, 2018
From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Exhibition on display in the Nicholson Gallery and ArtsCenter Corridor from August 1st - 31st.
This exhibition is supported by the Orange County Arts Commission Artist Project Grant.
"I will show in The Nicholson Gallery at The Artscenter in Carrboro new work from the Southern Series, that is a painting project I have been working since I relocated to Carrboro in the fall of 2016. This series represents the issues that low-income families confront, such a housing crisis, health insurance, discrimination, displacements, and the hopeful efforts to improve their quality of life. I am painting this series because my journey is similar to the experience of many people that came to this country. Being an active community member make us part of the Country’s economy and culture. Painting it is strongly related to our identity, for this reason as a Peruvian artist working in The United States I want to continue with the legacy of the WPA artists that during the Great Depression expressed in their work the life of the people. Our current times are similar and I believe that my paintings will contribute with a message of hope and a statement that we are building culture. Art expressions are crucial, art sets out cultural models in a continuous renovation. Our identity is the fusion, our art expressions are not a characteristic of the immigrant nostalgia. We are a living culture and my painting project is about that. Along with the works from The Southern Series I will show in The ArtsCenter’s Corridor Gallery selected works made in New York City.
In addition I am planning a guided tour/artist talk of the exhibition on Wednesday August 29th. Having a conversation and answering questions about my painting process. The effectiveness of this project is evaluated based in the capability to have my work accessible for viewing. Art made by people from our community has to be seen, for this reason, The ArtsCenter Galleries are a tool and an opportunity for the effectiveness of the project."
Renzo Ortega (Lima, Perú, 1974) is an Immigrant Peruvian-American artist. He studied at the National School of Fine Arts (E.N.S.A.B.A.P.) in Lima, Perú, at the Arts Students League of New York and holds an MFA in painting from Hunter College, New York. His work has been exhibited in Museums, art spaces and galleries in the USA and Perú. Renzo lived and worked in New York for over sixteen years, and in the fall of 2016 he relocated to Carrboro, North Carolina. In the spring of 2018 he was a Visiting Lecturer at UNC Chapel Hill, and currently works and teaches drawing and painting at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro.
Come explore The Outwin: American Portraiture Today during Ackland's monthly evening hours. Enjoy a cold craft beer from Top of the Hill's new pop-up bar at the Museum!
Every second Friday of the month, the Ackland participates as a venue in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro 2nd Friday ArtWalk, staying open until 9:00 PM and offering a variety of interactive, all-ages activities in addition to all exhibitions being open to visitors. Admission is free.
Come meet Emily this Friday, and see her beautiful oil paintings on canvas & repurposed wood. You don't want to miss these lovely local nature scenes from around town, vibrant flowers, and even a few kitties sprinkled in - Meow!
Stop by The Beehive during 2nd Friday ArtWalk to see the entries to this year's Annual Art Challenge: the 80s!
It’s a decade of big spenders, big shoulder pads, big hair and even bigger inspiration! Come see how local artists paid tribute to the era of the 80's.
Wine and snack will be provided, and winners can stop by the salon to pick up their prizes!
"...I can't explain my style of painting. I paint from my heart."
Onicas's brilliantly colored abstracts are characterized by somewhat haunting images of faces and figures, restless, gestural lines and layers plus semi-hidden landscapes, perhaps a synthesis of his explorations with portraiture, landscape, and abstract studies. When looking at any of his paintings overtime, the viewer will discover forms and figures that seem to remain in an ever-changing process of moving and settling and coming into definition.
Meet the artist at our 2nd Friday ArtWalk Reception, July 13th 6-9pm
Meet one of our newest and youngest artists, Grace VanFleet, during WomanCraft’s 2nd Friday celebration in Carrboro. Grace is a printmaker, whose original pieces are cut into linoleum tile, then hand printed onto Japanese paper. Finally, Grace hand colors each print, one piece at a time. In addition to prints, Grace has added sandstone coasters and trivets to her line.
Come and meet Grace, see the diverse range of subjects in her art and learn more about her craft. You can also share refreshments with us!
KATHLEEN GREBE breaks jewelry tradition with large-scale statement pieces made of laser cut lucite. Her brand, Bold Standard, fuses modern and ancient aesthetics with strong geometric shapes, repetitive rhythm and etched typography — emboldening the fearless fashionista with contemporary design and a touch of the avant garde.
This exhibition will be up in The ArtsCenter Corridor from July 3rd-31st.
Opening Reception: Friday, July 13th 6-8pm in the Nicholson Gallery and will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk.
Watercolor paintings by Chapel Hill artist, Sally Gillooly. Meet Sally and enjoy complimentary refreshments during this opening reception.
For this Artwalk, Cameron's will be featuring two artists: Painter Cindy Lucas and multimedia artist Marcela Slade. Cindy's acrylic paintings feature whimsical animals. Marcela re-purposes traditional t-shirts to create fun, fashion forward shirts. In addition to these two artists, Cameron's has extended the Fair Trade Festival from last weekend so there are many reasons to stop in for a visit!
For the past 20 years Paperhand Puppets have been working to connect us more deeply with the Earth, our creative spirit, and our humanity. Watching puppets come to life to live music is magical, but it also helps us to feel. It exercises our empathy muscle as it holds a mirror for us to see ourselves in new ways. Paperhand taps in to ancient traditions of mask, giant puppets, and shadow with the hope of finding the new story to inspire us. At very least, it is an authentic effort to be a light in the darkness.
Get up close and personal with some of Paperhand’s award winning creatures and characters this month at The ArtsCenter!
Exhibition on display July 3rd – 31st.
Opening Reception: Friday, July 13th 6-8pm in the Nicholson Gallery and will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk.
This second Friday, explore newly-opened exhibition The Outwin: American Portraiture Today! Throughout the evening, drop in for a free portrait drawing workshop led by Daniel Hammer, one of the Ackland's Studio Saturdays instructors, and enjoy a beer from Top of the Hill's new pop-up bar at the Museum!
artist UNITED presents a multi-county series of events and exhibitions in which Triangle-area artists express their ideas on the theme, "The Walls We Build."
The Art Therapy Institute is proud to announce our collaboration with "The Walls We Build" project to produce an exhibit featuring artwork by members of the Arts and Peer Support Group, the Newcomers Art Therapy Program, and the Exceptional Children's Art Therapy Program.
Join us at The ArtsCenter for this collaborative exhibit exploring "the kinds of walls that we build in our communities: social, economic, physical, political, and metaphorical" with the intention of promoting understanding in the "hope of dismantling the many walls that divide us from one another."
For more info please visit: http://artistunited.org/
Come and see what happens when pine needles meet painted glass during WomanCraft’s 2nd Friday Artwalk celebration on June 8.
Artisans Douglas Odom and Janie Galloway have combined their talents in four mediums (woven pine needle baskets, counted cross stitch, Seminole patchwork and painted glass) to create new and unique pieces that are both functional and decorative.
Several items will be specially priced during the event. Come and meet Janie and Douglas, learn more about their art and have some refreshments, too!
A show of small art quilts by Chapel Hill artist Denise Laux. Laux uses the the Broderie Perse technique of fabric collage, thread sketching, piecing, raw edge applique, and embellishment in her pieces.
Meet Denise and enjoy complimentary refreshments during June's ArtWalk!
The work of three Chapel Hill-area artists will be on display and for sale at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro from May 25 to June 30, with a portion of sales benefiting UNC Hospice. The exhibit, titled “Layered Lives,” will feature over one hundred pieces by Ron Liberti, Harry Lane Wurster and the late Roger Kellison. An opening reception with music from Shark Quest will be held in conjunction with The 2nd Friday ArtWalk, June 8, from 6-9 PM.
Subtitled “Paint, Photo Collage, Paste & Prints: Conversational Mixed Media,” the show represents eight decades of work from three prolific, largely self-taught artists. The idea for the joint show came about quite organically, said Wurster.
“Last fall, Ron and I were discussing our art and he suggested the two of us have a show. We met over coffee to discuss the idea and I asked him to take a look at two of the late Roger Kellison’s amazing photo collages at my house. At the first glance, he responded, “Yes! We must include Roger’s work.” Wurster then met with Kellison’s daughter, Laura Kellison Wallace. She and her husband, Daniel Wallace, were thrilled with the idea of the show being a tribute to Laura’s father.
“Ron, Laura and I decided we wanted a show where the sales of the art would benefit a Triangle health services agency,” Wurster said. “Each of us had had family experiences with the wonderful care of hospice, so we contacted the folks at UNC Hospice and they came aboard. “
“I can’t say enough about UNC Hospice. Along with making my father’s last year comfortable,” Kellison Wallace said, “they kept me feeling capable and supported.”
The primary focus of UNC Hospice services is to provide support and compassionate care for patients in the last phases of terminal illness. They strive to ensure all patients have the opportunity to live fully and comfortably.
“My brothers and I are forever grateful to the hospice care workers who so sympathetically helped us, and more importantly our dear mother, during the most difficult time of our lives,” said Liberti. “Our family witnessed the compassionate hospice care during my wife sister’s final days,” echoed Wurster.
“We are thrilled that this talented group of artists has chosen to support UNC Hospice with a portion of proceeds from this event,” says Deidre A. Bruce, Director of Development, UNC Medicine Development. “Each one has had a personal experience with hospice, and they understand the impact our programs and services have on patients and their loved ones. We are grateful for their support.”
Located at 300-G East Main Street in Carrboro, The ArtsCenter is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to educate and inspire artistic creativity and to enrich the lives of people of all ages. Every month, The ArtsCenter exhibits new work from emerging and established local artists in its Nicholson and Corridor galleries.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Ron Liberti is an artist and musician working in screenprinting, painting, and collage. Liberti studied fine arts at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ and printmaking at Brighton Polytechnic in Brighton, U.K. Moving to Chapel Hill, N.C. in 1991, Liberti has been participating in the local music scene as a musician and artist since. His works enjoyed by a large worldwide following, he has also had many local commissions by Cat’s Cradle and Carrboro, N.C.
Harry Lane Wurster, a resident of Fearrington Village, picked up a paintbrush in 1997 and began his journey, painting out loud and outside the box. He is a member of Artist Studios at Fearrington Village, Chatham Arts Council, and Arts Council of Moore County. His art has won numerous awards and has been shown in solo and group exhibits. He says he wants his work to speak of the social and spiritual aspects of his life experiences.
Roger Kellison was an avid photographer while living in New York City during the 1960’s and 1970’s. After a forty-year hiatus, his creativity was rekindled when he discovered digital cameras and printers. Kellison passed away in Chapel Hill at the age of 80 last August, following a bout with Parkinson’s disease. Doctors say that one of Kellison’s medications unleashed compulsive behaviors, perhaps accounting for the thousands of images he produced in the last few years of his life. His eclectic photos and collages frequently depict the unplanned and often ironic beauty in the decay of man’s enterprises: huge or small, urban or rural, important or sheer folly – they are often funny and sometimes sad – but all are a part of our best efforts to achieve a meaningful life.
Exhibition on display June 1 – 30.
Opening Reception: Friday, June 8th 6-9pm in the Nicholson Gallery and will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk.