Teachers 2 Teachers, a local non-profit which brings US teachers to Guatemala so they can share their teaching skills, will have products from Guatemala on display. The display will also be available at Cameron's on Saturday, May 13 from 10:00am - 9:00pm.
Chatham County artist Shannon Bueker of Not Now, Kato! Fine Art Studios, Pittsboro, was gifted 50 blank canvases by friend and artist, Alex O'Connor with a request to "fill them with beautiful animals." Sadly, after a long illness, Alex passed away in December of 2016. Shannon has painted these canvases in Alex's honor. Proceeds from the sale of these paintings will be donated to Independent Animal Rescue of Durham
Project Director, Hollie Taylor teams up with artist friends from Chapel Hill High School, Ida Lavern-Couch with the African American Quilt Circle, and Barbara Tyroler with the FRANK gallery to present
Explorations of youth identity through quilts and portraiture
Hollie received the Into The Streets Grant, a community-art project of The Town of Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation Department’s Cultural Arts Division with Jeff York. She has created an interactive arts program with The Corner Teens Center, staff and volunteers under the director Samathryn Witham, program assistant Jamie Sisk, and Bonnand UNC Bonner Leaders Mateo Carvalho and Sarah Henderson. Through a series of art experiences, the teens explore issues of identity, friendship, and community.
This community reception is free and open to all, and presented as part of the 2nd Friday Artwalk.
DeDe Richardson of Pickle Pie Pottery has been working with clay for over a quarter of a century. She looks to nature as an inspiration and this shows through in her work. She creates many hand built pieces including serving bowls, garden bells, mugs, and air plant hangers. She also enjoys working on the wheel. One of her current obsessions is throwing tiny jars which are perfect on the inside, but on the outside they are hand carved to produce an organic one of a kind piece.
Sculptures from natural materials relating our human struggle to meet our physical needs. Meredith explores how the modern disconnect between the user and maker of everyday objects has eroded the meaning from our daily rituals. Exhibition on display until May 31.
Wendy H. Wilkins artwork will be featured at WomanCraft during the ArtWalk in May. Wendy’s primary medium is alcohol-based ink. She finds inspiration in the natural world and believes ink’s vibrant colors are the perfect way to express the beauty and emotion that nature invokes. Additionally, she strives to create depth, drawing the viewer into the scene and giving them a moment of relaxation in a hectic world. As an artist, her goal is simple— bring a smile to the viewer’s face. Join us for a viewing of Wendy's artwork and a chance to meet the artist, snacks and refreshments will be provided. Wendy is offering a 25% discount on her prints during the ArtWalk.
Artist team Helen Seebold and Erin Lawler invite all to stop by the 140 West Plaza during the 2nd Friday ArtWalk and make a piece of art that will be part of a larger community quilt. Participants will create at least 1 quilt square to donate to the quilt and a second square to take home. Precut squares of paper will be given out and markers, pencils, crayons and embellishments will be available to all participants to use in creating their individually unique squares. Everyone will be encouraged to participate. The final quilt will be displayed for the whole community to enjoy. www.LittleFlowerArt.com
A retrospective exhibit of Nico's paintings full of unapologetic color, highly expressive energy, and three-dimensional texture. This exhibit displays the contrast of his small to very large paintings created over the years. Exhibition on display until May 31.
ay brings to the spotlight furniture maker Keith Allen, and alternative process photographer Alan Dehmer, along with a brand new group of artists the annual guest invitational exhibition.
The 2017 Guest Invitational includes Kenia Brea, Bryant Holsenbeck, Chieko Murasugi, and Jason Smith, each chosen based on the quality of their work, while also considering at how they align with FRANK Gallery’s values and community initiatives. Each brings a very unique, contemporary voice to their work and to FRANK.
Join us in celebrating the work of all of these artists, enjoy great food and drinks, and shop for the next addition to your art collection! This reception is presented as part of the Chapel Hill Carrboro 2nd Friday Artwalk. All are welcome, free to attend.
Refreshemnts will be served.
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.
The Tiny Gallery at the Ackland Museum Store is proud to present Susan Gartrell:Spirit Creatures. For Susan, a portrait is the intertwining of memory and emotion. The spirits she creates reveal stories from a deep relationship with life, painted through the lens of her imagination. They are intentionally painted small to create and intimacy that requires one to view them “up close” in order to see their stories revealed. Susan relocated to North Carolina from Massachusetts three years ago. She studied fine art and multimedia production at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Boston University, respectively. Her work has been shown in galleries throughout New England and is held in private collections throughout the United States and Europe. This is the first show of her work in North Carolina.
Members of the Chapel Hill High School Art Club will have their creations on display and for sale. A portion of the sales for their art will support the Youth Community Project, a teen led group which supports both women's rights and LGBTQ rights.
Join us for Cirque du Plaza - a Live & Local favorite!
This year, we're bringing back the favorites and adding a little new flavor. Down to Earth Aerials will be blowing your mind with their aerial silk routines, a face painter and balloon artist will give you that colorful flair you've been searching for, and a local caricature artist will be sketching away all night.
Come ready to dance to some music, gaze in awe, and play games - it's going to be an awesome night full of fun and adventure!
Curator's Tour: 6:00 PM
Extended Museum Hours: 5:00-9:00 PM
"Time Will Tell" examines how the exhibition’s contributors, the 2017 Master of Fine Arts candidates at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, use their artworks to explore time as an indefinite period rather than as a measurement of specific durations.
These seven artists—Luke Firle, Wayne Marcelli, Joy Meyer, Vanessa Murray, Emily J. Smith, Louis Watts, and Lamar Whidbee—slow, stop, fold, or remove aspects of the passage of time in order to contemplate and complicate the personal, the universal, and the art historical. They deploy the idea of time as an expansive drift that requires subtle, quiet consideration.
"Time Will Tell" is curated by Jeff Bell, visual artist (MFA, UNC-Greensboro, 2008) and museum manager at 21c Museum Hotel, Durham.
This exhibition is made possible by Mr. and Mrs. George J. Still, Jr.
Photography of abandoned rural structures of eastern North Carolina and details of daily life that call attention to the lost and overlooked beauty of the everyday. http://www.artscenterlive.org/exhibitions
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/
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
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.
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:
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
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
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
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.