Lauren Frances Adams at Ackland Art Museum
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Lauren Frances Adams at Ackland Art Museum

November's 2nd Friday ArtWalk is all about ART&. Our vibrant (and newly-reopened) community and program space also features a site-specific installation by artist Lauren Frances Adams. 

This month, Adams will give an artist talk at 6:30 PM in conversation with Lauren Turner, the Ackland's Assistant Curator for the Collection.

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Shop Early for the Holidays at WomanCraft
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Shop Early for the Holidays at WomanCraft

We're ready for the holidays; are you? Come and see many new and original items created by our more than 60 North Carolina artisans. Whether you're decorating your home (or yourself), looking for that perfect gift or just getting in the mood for the holiday season, WomanCraft has what you need. Come see for yourself and have some refreshments on us.

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Apperception at Art Therapy Institute
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Apperception at Art Therapy Institute

Please join us for the 2nd Friday ArtWalk opening reception for artist Mayson Stowers whose work centers on symbolic self-portraiture and self-reflection, presented in a way that audiences can relate to and find comfort in. 

“Apperception: the mental process by which a person makes sense of an idea by assimilating it to the body of ideas he or she already possesses.” No word better describes the art of Raleigh-native, Mayson Stowers. Trained in impressionistic oil painting, she pushes this and other media beyond traditional boundaries to create work centering on symbolic self-portraiture and self-reflection. She uses vibrant colors, intricate concepts, and fantastical symbolism blended with realistic representations to reveal her own struggles in hopes of encouraging others, explaining complex feelings and mental states through pictorial similes.
Artist Website: https://narwhallflower.com/ 

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Al Denelsbeck at Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitor’s Bureau
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Al Denelsbeck at Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitor’s Bureau

  • 501 W Franklin St Chapel Hill, NC 27516 (map)
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Local nature and wildlife photographer Al Denelsbeck is featured at the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitor’s Bureau for November’s 2nd Friday Artwalk. His focus is primarily on close-up and low-level perspectives, and the appeal of selective tableaux, often with a certain level of abstraction; he is delighted to produce an image from something that is right in front of everyone yet never noticed. Al also teaches photography within the Triangle, found through his site at http://www.wading-in.net/

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Reception for "Reading Works of Art" by Steven Silverleaf at Century Center
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Reception for "Reading Works of Art" by Steven Silverleaf at Century Center

Steven Silverleaf has worked with models and sitting figures for over fifteen years but creates most of his work from his imagination in the absence of the model. He uses a variety of mediums to create a relaxed and introspective mood. The work shows a love of both the tradition of drawing and painting in combination. The artist explores a very distinctive line and color that is all his own. Exhibition on display through December.

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Teachers2Teachers at Cameron's
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Teachers2Teachers at Cameron's

They say, “the third time is a charm,” right? Teachers2Teachers will be at Cameron's for this 2nd Friday ArtWalk after having to cancel for the last two months, both times because of hurricanes!

Teachers2Teachers' mission is to revolutionize teacher support, professional development, and STEM education resources, creating engaged educators and students worldwide. They do this by bringing teachers who are trained in STEM education to countries with fewer resources so they can share their knowledge. Teachers2Teachers will be at Cameron's selling products from some of the countries where work to raise money to continue their programs.

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Architecture Firm Crawl
Oct
12
6:00 PM18:00

Architecture Firm Crawl

In October, the American Institute of Architects Triangle chapter is hosting Arch-tober! Visit architecture firms in Carrboro and Chapel Hill to discover more about the AIA and the local firms below.

We have two firms without electricity and they will not be participating in the firm crawls this evening.

  • Calico Studio located at 1141 Smith Level Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

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Blue Dogwood Public Market Group Show on 2nd Friday ArtWalk
Oct
12
6:00 PM18:00

Blue Dogwood Public Market Group Show on 2nd Friday ArtWalk


Swing by Chapel Hill's new food hall - grab a drink from the bar and snacks from Blue Dogwood's independently-owned food stalls. The group show features Ely Urbanski, Miriam Sagasti, Torey Wahlstrom, Amber Elkins, and Andrew Taylor. Ely also has a printmaking talk starting at 7:30p. 

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Pam Swinney - Metalsmith at WomanCraft Gifts
Oct
12
6:00 PM18:00

Pam Swinney - Metalsmith at WomanCraft Gifts

Pam Swinney is one of WomanCraft’s best known artisans whose creativity in jewelry design is truly unique. She is a well-trained metal smith focused on jewelry handcrafted in silver, copper, titanium, niobium and enameled fine silver and copper.

During WomanCraft’s 2nd Friday celebration in October, Pam will be featuring new items created in enameled copper.

Come and join us at our store in Carrboro – and enjoy refreshments as you talk to Pam about her amazing work.

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Vernacular Photography Day at the Ackland
Oct
12
6:00 PM18:00

Vernacular Photography Day at the Ackland

Come to the Ackland Art Museum for a day of vernacular photography! Digitize your home movies with the A/V Geeks; explore the Sloane Art Library’s photobook collection in a special pop-up event at the Ackland; and listen to vernacular photography collector Robert E. Jackson in conversation with Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, Peter Nisbet.

Event #1: Home Movie Day Chapel Hill
2-6PM
Celebrate Home Movie Day! Bring your home movies to the Ackland Art Museum for digitization by the A/V Geeks. Sign Up Here! 

Event #2: Pop-Up Photobooks Show: Rare and Special Photobooks from the Sloane Art Library Collection
6-8:30 PM
Explore highlights from the Sloane Art Library’s photobook collection in a special pop-up event at the Ackland Art Museum. Join us to see, handle, and talk about books that are in very few public collections. 

Event #3: Collecting Photographs: Snapshots, Vernacular, and Beyond—Robert E. Jackson in Conversation with Peter Nisbet
6:30 PM
Join vernacular photography collector Robert E. Jackson in conversation with the Ackland’s Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, Peter Nisbet.

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Up, Up, and Away! at The Art Therapy Institute
Oct
12
6:00 PM18:00

Up, Up, and Away! at The Art Therapy Institute


Brady Clay Kleaveland is educating the public about lighter-than-air flying machines, one of his favorite interests. He knows that everyone knows about hot air balloons, so he intends to do a show on lesser known lighter-than-air flying machines such as airships and gas balloons. He will be showing illustrations of and showing factsheets about these awesome machines.

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Oceans at Areté Float Tank Studio
Oct
12
6:00 PM18:00

Oceans at Areté Float Tank Studio

These paintings are inspired by oceans and beaches around the world, including the black and pink sand beaches of Iceland and Hawaii. They are visual representations of the healing and creative power that oceans possess. A portion of sales will go to The 5 Gyres Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that focuses on reducing plastics pollution by focusing on primary research. Programs concentrate on science, education and adventure. Please come by! Mahalo.

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Ali Saren Mixed Media Artist at This & That Gift Gallery
Oct
12
6:00 PM18:00

Ali Saren Mixed Media Artist at This & That Gift Gallery

See Chapel Hill artist, Ali Saren's mixed media abstract art this 2nd Friday only at This & That Gift Gallery! She has a wonderful concept about "risk and temporary beauty"....

"In my practice I have learned to appreciate a moment of beauty, a moment of perfection, with a small realization that this may not last, it may change, grow, morph into something even more beautiful or something, well, quite less beautiful. My practice has also taught me to take risks. Experiment and be OK with an outcome. Be OK with failure. Be OK with mistakes. Be OK with success. Move on. Move Up. Just move. Just grow. Just learn. Just live." -Ali Saren

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Jennifer Strickland (Fused Glass); Carolyn Doyle (Quilts) at WomanCraft Gifts
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

Jennifer Strickland (Fused Glass); Carolyn Doyle (Quilts) at WomanCraft Gifts

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

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Lonnie Holley at Ackland Art Museum
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

Lonnie Holley at Ackland Art Museum

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.

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"Illustrator: Paintings and Process" by Bob Palmatier at North Carolina Crafts Gallery
Aug
10
6:00 PM18:00

"Illustrator: Paintings and Process" by Bob Palmatier at North Carolina Crafts Gallery

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.

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