May
12
6:00 pm18:00

Max Mayo Artist Reception at Krave

  • Krave

Max Mayo’s drawings at Krave come from archetypes that are familiar: private eyes, monsters, celebrities, various forms of every man. But in most of his drawings is poignancy for an era gone by, for a non-living creature appreciating a bird, for the downtrodden who every day face their work of the day, whatever it be.

He offers humorous takes on movie archetypes: farmers, Frenchmen, hillbillies, gangsters, lone vigilantes, and animated animals and gargoygles. Exaggerated robotization, sometimes with anthropomorphism, takes surprising turns as well.

His work is irreverent but more than that. It contains a genuine appreciation of the span of humanity, as well as sly remarks on technology and weaponry, and the beings/creatures that inhabit or use these means. 

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Scattered Light: Ananda and Lorie at This & That
Apr
14
6:00 pm18:00

Scattered Light: Ananda and Lorie at This & That

  • This & That Gallery

Scattered Light: Paintings by Ruth Ananda and Henri Lorie at This & That Gallery thru April 30th.  Traditional Impressionistic Oils and Contemporary Textured Acrylics inspired by North Carolina’s natural beauty.  Artist websites are: http://www.ruthananda.com and http://www.henrilorie-artistpainter.com
Find venue info at https://www.facebook.com/thisandthatgiftgallery/

Opening Reception for William Moore's "Off the Grid" at The ArtsCenter
Apr
14
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception for William Moore's "Off the Grid" at The ArtsCenter

  • The ArtsCenter

In "Off the Grid", William Moore explores the borders of rigid structure. The area where logic and nature intersect. Multiple media and materials are used to push out around the edges to see what can be discovered. The grid is used in science and math to solve navigational uncertainty. It is also used to analyze and quantify organic systems and to visually explain complex math. Here it is used as a metaphor for structure and logic, a starting point for a creative journey Off the Grid. http://www.artscenterlive.org/exhibitions

Reception for Michael Brady and Elia Bizzarri at Horace Williams House
Apr
14
6:00 pm18:00

Reception for Michael Brady and Elia Bizzarri at Horace Williams House

  • Horace Williams House

Elia Bizzarri works in wood. Using traditional tools and techniques he rives, hews, shaves and turns elegant furniture out of maple, poplar, hickory and oak. His Continuous Arm Rocking Chair has been featured on Roy Underhill’s WUNC TV series “In the Woodwright Shop” and his works of art were also featured in a celebration of NC Crafts at a 2010 Governor’s Mansion exhibition.

Michael Brady works in oils in which he combines abstract, figurative and floral representations on canvas. His deliberations reflect his underlying preoccupation with value, color and shape which give his paintings a powerful yet subtle quality. He has had an extensive career as a teacher, art critic and even, at one time, a TV courtroom artist. The Horace Williams House’s nineteenth century Octagon Room gallery provides a perfect setting for an exhibition of form, movement, color and line in addition to a dialogue between two complimentary media and is one not to be missed.
 http://www.preservationchapelhill.org

Architecture Month Firm Crawl
Apr
14
6:00 pm18:00

Architecture Month Firm Crawl

April is Architecture Month and AIA Triangle is celebrating by exemplifying the importance, beauty, and significance of architecture in our communities. Local architecture firms are opening their office doors for the April 2nd Friday ArtWalk! Stop by the firm offices to see models, photos, and plans of their projects & meet the architects! See below for a list of the firms: 

Szostak Design
Come visit Szostak Design, an award-winning architectural firm based in downtown Chapel Hill. Led by principal Philip Szostak, the firm is well known for its unyielding commitment to design in a variety of project types including performing arts centers, recreational and fitness facilities, K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and single family residences. Located at 310 1/2 West Franklin Street. http://szostakdesign.com

Tise-Kiester Architects
TKa will be participating in the 2nd Friday Art Walk / Firm Crawl in support of the national architecture month. TKa has proudly been a part of the Chapel Hill community for 30 years. The practice works primarily in three states. Firm concentrations include historic restoration, affordable housing, religious facilities and community centered business development. Located at 119 East Franklin Street, go up the stairs next to Varsity Theater! http://www.tisekiester.com/

Leo Gaev Metalworks & Moment Studio
Architectural fabricator Leo Gaev Metalworks is open for the 2nd Friday ArtWalk and Architecture Firm Crawl and is pleased to host the architecture and design practice Moment Studio for this event. Leo Gaev Metalworks, located in the heart of Carrboro at 102 Lloyd Street, creates one-of-a-kind, commissioned architectural metalwork for residential, commercial, and hospitality clients nationwide. Moment Studio is a full service architecture and design practice that combines conceptual and architectural research projects along with conventional architectural work. www.leogaevmetalworks.com
www.momentprojects.com

Two Opening Receptions at FRANK Gallery
Apr
14
6:00 pm18:00

Two Opening Receptions at FRANK Gallery

  • FRANK GAllery

Opening Reception: Defining FRANK
Join the FRANK member artists, staff, and board for our opening reception for our 7th Annual Members' Spotlight Exhibition. Each of our 22 member artists will have their own mini exhibition of work that defines who they are as artists.

Opening Reception: Karen Youth Art Group, Personal Spaces
The KYAG returns for their 4th annual exhibition,showcasing individual project work from each of the senior members of the group. Our exhibiting artists are Lah Htoo Boh, Hla Win Tway, Hser Doh, Kwah Poe and Ree Ree Wei. 

 Refreshments will be served; free and open to the public. www.frankisart.com

 Art and Poetry Treasure Hunt with the 2017 Piedmont Laureate Mimi Herman
Apr
14
6:00 pm18:00

Art and Poetry Treasure Hunt with the 2017 Piedmont Laureate Mimi Herman

  • The ArtsCenter

Looking for poetry? Art? Smart, interesting people? Join Mimi Herman, 2017 Piedmont Laureate, at The ArtsCenter for a free Art and Poetry Treasure Hunt.  Enjoy an evening of writing ekphrastic poetry (poems about art) on Friday,April 14th as you wander the galleries featured in Chapel Hill and Carrboro’s 2nd Friday ArtWalk.

Drop by The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main Street in Carrboro, any time between 6:00 and 7:30 pm to pick up your treasure map, a notepad and pen, and the secret directions to create your poems. You might write a love letter from one piece of art to another, or tell us what’s happening just beyond the borders of that intriguing photograph you saw. At 8:00 pm, we’ll meet back at The ArtsCenter for an open mic reading, to share the treasures you’ve created.

Whether you’ve been writing poems all your life, or your poetry career came to an abrupt halt at “Roses are red,” we’d love to have you join us! All ages are welcome.

Facelyfts at North Carolina Crafts Gallery
Apr
14
6:00 pm18:00

Facelyfts at North Carolina Crafts Gallery

  • North Carolina Crafts Gallery

Local artist, Carolyn Hutchison creates faces (and sometimes other images) from found and acquired objects that might otherwise be landfill-bound: broken, rusty, and other "worthless" tools; recycled plumbing and electrical equipment; discarded wood pieces and old barn wood; various materials trashed at construction sites; thrift shop treasures; and some unidentified pieces and parts that she finds on her daily path. Carolyn is the former Police Chief of Carrboro. 

Floraffiti: Bringing Words to Life and Life to Words
Apr
14
6:00 pm18:00

Floraffiti: Bringing Words to Life and Life to Words

In its fifth year, Floraffti is a five month long placemaking and community engagement project taking place in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, NC Feb. through May 2017. Floraffiti serves as a positive catalyst of individual, socio-cultural, and environmental well-being in the community. This non-traditional project combines two art forms in a distinctive way to present and digest information, responding to the local climate and embodying local stories.

In February and March 2017, Floraffiti and  Josephus Thompson of The Poetry Project will work with several teen and adult community groups in Chapel Hill and Carrboro: Boomerang, Youth Community Project, teens from Orange County High Schools, and the Adults of the NC Art Therapy Institute’s Art and Peer Support Group. Josephus will facilitate each person’s written piece, transforming him or her into performers of their creations. Some participants will perform a collaborate piece. Each poet will choose one word significant to their piece and with the help of local volunteers and artist, Carter Hubbard, founder of Floraffiti, they will plant their words throughout Chapel Hill and Carrboro.

Multiple spoken word performances by local youth and adults will take place around 10 to 15 of the sprouted words during the 2nd Friday ArtWalk, April 14th from 6-9pm. 

Schedule for Friday, April 14: 
6pm - Open Eye Cafe: "Idea"
6:15 - Carrboro Town raised planter at triangle intersection of Weaver and Main Streets: "Hold On"
6:30 - Near the 300 East Main Parking Deck and exit area onto Main St in Carrboro:
          "Together We Grow", "Sin Final", "Siempre", "Amor", "Resistant!", "Imagine"
7:30 - At the Public Parking lot at 415 West Franklin Street and across the street from that location:  "Discover", "One", "Breathe", "Hope", "Resilience"

In total, 45+ planted Floraffiti words will be planted in highly visible areas in and around local businesses reflecting the vibrant culture of the area, from the Chapel Hill Library, the Community Center, up Franklin Street to the Carrboro Farmer’s Market. The living, growing poetry celebrates April’s National Poetry Month.

Placemaking initiatives such as Floraffiti aid in creating a sustainable visitor destination, reflecting a town actively invested in the welfare of all ages of the community, valuing its cultural identity. The words create destination points. This is one of the first signs announcing that spring is here, a much anticipated occurrence each year in the areas where the green words pop up.

Reception for Kendal Brown, Live Steel Drum Music at OC/Chapel Hill Visitors Center
Apr
14
6:00 pm18:00

Reception for Kendal Brown, Live Steel Drum Music at OC/Chapel Hill Visitors Center

  • Visitors Bureau

Join the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Center, Friday, April 14, 2017 for refreshments and a reception showcasing Artist Kendal Brown. Brown's watercolor paintings will remain on display in the Visitors Center through May 2017.   Kendal Brown grew-up on an island on the Gulf Coast and loved being in and around water, observing migrating birds, and watching the ever-changing weather in the big sky.

“Drawing was a spontaneous pleasure from an early age,” says Brown.  “I was lucky to receive painting lessons as a teen. Being able to return to painting now is an unexpected and profoundly satisfying joy. I paint primarily in watercolor, though some pieces are mixed media.”  Brown’s continued interest in the natural world is reflected in most of her paintings.   

In addition, steel drummer, Wilton Dubois, will perform at the Visitors Center from 6:00pm-8:00pm. From Trinidad, a country smaller than Delaware, Wilton came here looking for a better life. Dubois later played steel drums with Trinidad Tripoli, a band brought to the states by Liberace. The band opened for Liberace, played on their own under contract with Warner Brothers, and once played on The Ed Sullivan Show. Dubois is now passionate about teaching children to make and play steel drums.

 www.visitchapelhill.org

Reception for Potter Carolyn Doyle at WomanCraft Gallery
Apr
14
6:00 pm18:00

Reception for Potter Carolyn Doyle at WomanCraft Gallery

  • WomanCraft Gallery

WomanCraft is featuring the deeply burnished tones of Carolyn Doyle's new soda fired pottery at the Second Friday ArtWalk on April 14.  Carolyn  has been showing her handmade pottery at Womancraft for more than 15 years. In her most recent work, she fires her pieces in a gas kiln into which soda ash (sodium carbonate) is sprayed when it reaches maturing temperature. The sodium vapor combines with silica in the clay to form interesting glaze effects. Come meet Carolyn, see her new work and enjoy snacks and beverages on Friday, April 14th from 6:00 to 9:00. WomanCraft is located at 360 E. Main Street in Carrboro. http://womancraftgifts.squarespace.com/

"Los Trompos" at the Ackland!
Apr
14
5:00 pm17:00

"Los Trompos" at the Ackland!

  • Ackland Museum

While you're out on the town for this month's ArtWalk, be sure to stop by the Ackland Art Museum's front terrace to take a spin on "Los Trompos," a large-scale, interactive installation of much-larger-than-life spinning tops (trompos) in a variety of colors and shapes. 

Please note: the Museum's galleries will close at 5 PM, but visitors are encouraged to take a spin after hours. https://ackland.org/exhibition/los-trompos/

Opening Reception for the ArtsCenter's Annual Student Exhibition
Mar
10
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception for the ArtsCenter's Annual Student Exhibition

Join us Friday, March 10th 6-8pm in the Nicholson Gallery for the opening reception of The ArtsCenter’s Annual Student Exhibition. The reception will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk.

Students who have taken classes at The ArtsCenter in the past and presently are able to participate in the Annual Student Exhibition. A variety of mediums are represented from paintings and drawings to ceramics and fiber arts. This is a great opportunity to see the very talented and creative work from a multitude of artists in our community.

Exhibition on display March 2-31.  www.artscenterlive.org

Studio Design Gallery Showing Works by Mandy Johnson
Mar
10
6:00 pm18:00

Studio Design Gallery Showing Works by Mandy Johnson

Studio Design Gallery will be showing works by Mandy Johnson, friend of the gallerist and former art teacher with the CHCCS.                                                                                          

Mandy Johnson, whose childhood drawings of peaches were always hot pink, started her passion early, taking inspiration from the animal menagerie on her family’s Scotland Neck, NC farm. A college and real world art education at Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, got her rolling. She took a brief twenty year break to seek higher education, teach art to middle school students, and to raise her daughter.

Since 1998, Mandy has returned to her painting passion full-time, conveying her vision of every day life in the south. Her use of negative space, strong sense of design, and figure ground relationships all contribute to the success of the work. The freedom to mold and distort, to create motion and mood, to highlight and compliment by color… these are signature qualities of Mandy’s work. The artist makes her home in Morehead City, North Carolina.  http://www.studiodesigngallery.com/

Coiled Collaboration at WomanCraft Gallery
Mar
10
6:00 pm18:00

Coiled Collaboration at WomanCraft Gallery

Come join WomanCraft Gallery for a coiled collaboration of fabric and pine needles from WomanCraft artists Douglas Odom and Sue Kopkind.  Building on ancient methods, these two women  join forces to coil first batik cloth and then longleaf pine needles in colorful combinations to produce bowls and baskets for any occasion. Sue and Douglas will be showing their craft during the Second Friday ArtWalk on March 10 from 6:00 to 9:00. Have a snack and a beverage and join the fun.! www.womancraftgifts.com

Original artwork by Jen Tidrow at Caffe Driade
Mar
10
6:00 pm18:00

Original artwork by Jen Tidrow at Caffe Driade

  • Caffe Driade

Love for Sale - Original artwork by Jen Tidrow

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Event Date
March 1-31 2017

Start/End Time
7am - 11pm

Jen Tidrow is an intuitive painter who creates from a "no-mind" state. By taking away the preconceived idea of how her work should look, she becomes a conduit to allow creativity to flow freely and express itself. By trusting in her intuition she removes doubt, fear, and rejection from her finished artwork. Jen works in high fluid acrylic and mix media art forms. 

Link to more info about the event
http://tidreauxartistry.com

Eyes Wide Open: Photographs by Elizabeth Galecke at Ackland Museum Store
Mar
10
6:00 pm18:00

Eyes Wide Open: Photographs by Elizabeth Galecke at Ackland Museum Store

  • Ackland Museum Store

Ackland Museum Store welcomes “Eyes Wide Open”; a series of photographs which are taken by Elizabeth Galecke on daily meditative walks meant to open her eyes, and ours, to the world in which we live. She has taken hundreds of photos since beginning the project in 2015, a sampling of which is on display here. Elizabeth invites us all to participate in this journey with her, using the hashtag #EyesWideOpen.  http://ackland.org/shop/

NC Crafts Gallery Hosts Reception for Seasonal Prints by Vidabeth Bensen
Mar
10
6:00 pm18:00

NC Crafts Gallery Hosts Reception for Seasonal Prints by Vidabeth Bensen

  • North Carolina Crafts Gallery

Pittsboro artist Vidabeth Bensen has been a Screen Printer for nearly 60 years. She is a retired high school art teacher and spent 27 years living and working overseas. Bensen's subject matter and pallete are varied. This vibrant show, "Seasonal Prints," depicts various seasons of the year. Each print is hand pulled across a screen with a squeegee which creates prints that are as original as paintings. http://www.nccraftsgallery.com