Kristen DeGree is a printmaker and papermaker based in Durham. She will be showing recent work inspired both by winter landscapes and experimental silkscreen techniques completed during a recent artist residency at Women's Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY.
Opening Reception: Friday, January 11th 6-9pm
Additional Receptions: February 8th 6-9pm, March 8th 6-9pm in conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk
Exhibition on display January through March 2019.
Marcela Slade is a local Chapel Hill, third culture, multi-discipline Artist - Designer - Teacher. Remembering transitional times, this exhibition includes a series of paint on recycled doors, as well as other colorful acrylic canvas paintings. Categorizing her style as expressionism with an instrumentalist twist, Marcela's wonderful characters come from her personal life experiences, inspirations, and fascinations. Join us Friday to meet her and view this spectacular exhibit...you don't want to miss this one!
Come and meet Carry Croghan and learn about her holistic approach to fiber arts during WomanCraft’s 2nd Friday Artwalk celebration in January. Carry is featuring a selection of hand knitted “critters” – which she free forms. Each one is unique. Also featured will be baby booties, nesting balls made from natural materials and many other one-of-a-kind creations. Light refreshments will be served – so start the new year with the warm and cozy creations of Carry Croghan at WomanCraft!
I Fixed It! Thrift Store Neon combines Danielle’s love of thrift shopping, humor and the practice of neon bending. Transforming discarded and often mass produced canvas art into something completely different and one of a kind. Using pop culture, satire and current events as inspiration Danielle uses the imagery already in the mass produced painting to inform the neon she will add. Because each thrift store painting is different and had its own set of designs, each neon element added is specific and each one offers a new challenge.
Danielle James is a neon artist living in Raleigh, North Carolina. She has her Masters of Fine Art from East Carolina University and her Bachelors of Fine Art from Millersville University in Lancaster Pennsylvania. Two years into her neon apprenticeship at Glas studios in Raleigh’s warehouse district she uses her current series of artwork mainly as a venue to practice bending glass. She is part of the SheBends collective of female neon benders and has exhibited her neon artwork at both The Midway in San Francisco, California and VAR WEST Gallery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Follow her neon work @D_J_neon
Follow her metals work @D_J_metal
Exhibition on display January 1-31.
Aramis Collazo Sandoval is a student at Chapel Hill High School. She has attended art therapy since June of 2017 to reduce stress and to have a place to discuss and look for solutions to problems that she has been facing while finding creative expression through art. “ I just start painting or drawing, without a plan, while talking about what is going on in my life.” She chose to leave all of her artwork untitled. Her artwork speaks for itself.
“For me, making art is really about the process and feeling my way through a piece. I’m not trying to impart any message or to say anything super-specific with art; I want people to come away with their own ideas, feelings and interpretations when they look at my work.”
Exhibition on display January 1-31.
Join us for an evening of art-inspired, site-specific dance performances choreographed by Heather Tatreau as part of the SITES 2018-2019 Experimental Art + Performance Series.
Drop in during the ArtWalk to wander through the contemporary and African galleries and discover how dance performance can enliven your experience of the Ackland Art Museum’s new installation, A New Look: The Permanent Collection Galleries Re-energized.
Please join us for the 2nd Friday ArtWalk opening reception for an extra special art show -- featuring work by interpreters, ATI staff, board members, clinicians, and interns!
Our clients so often put their brave on and share themselves with us and the greater community, so we thought it was time for us to do the same. This show will be a great complement to the "Ask an Art Therapist Workshop" to be held the evening before, 12/13 6:30-8:30PM.
This free event is part of the Carrboro/Chapel Hill 2nd Friday ArtWalk.
Seasoned art collectors and those just starting out are invited to attend a lively “Evening on Art Collecting,” presented in connection with the Ackland’s current exhibition Birthday Presents, featuring sixty works of art gifted to the Museum in honor of its sixtieth anniversary. Have your burning art-collecting questions answered by area professionals—including local gallerists, auction house experts, and art advisors—at “Ask an Expert” stations around the Museum. At 7:30, join us for a dynamic conversation with two of Birthday Presents donors, Smith Freeman and Austin Scarlett, moderated by Lauren Turner. A pop-up print sale featuring UNC student artists will encourage visitors to start—or grow!—their art collections during the ArtWalk!
Ask an Expert Tables:
– Natalie Knox, manager of Frank Gallery (Chapel Hill, NC)
– Michelle Gonzalez-Green, artist and owner of The584 (Durham, NC)
– Lauren Sanford, Prints & Multiples Director, Leland Little Auctions (Hillsborough, NC)
– Lauren Harkey, Art Advisor, Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy (Charlotte, NC)
– Lauren Turner, Assistant Curator for the Collection, Ackland Art Museum (UNC-Chapel Hill)
– Smith Freeman & Austin Scarlett, collectors who have donated to Birthday Presents
– Lauren Turner, Ackland Art Museum, moderator
Pop-Up Print Sale:
– Printmakers (and more!) from the Student Art Majors Association of UNC-Chapel Hill
The ArtsCenter’s Holiday Group Show
Opening Reception: Friday, December 14th
From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Lauren DeSerres, Proud Chicken Studio
Lauren works in acrylic paint on wood and prints. She explores themes of humor and nature in her work – from woodland creatures playing Bluegrass to vivid depictions of medicinal herbs and flowers. Lauren enjoys telling stories and making people laugh through her work.
The creation of woodblock prints; carved from veneer plywood. Each print is hand rubbed & printed on Asian printing paper. “The wood grain in the master plate gives my art its uniqueness in color variations & print tonality.” Subject Matter: * “The Aspirations & Dreams of Our Youth series” * “Spiritual Images” ** “West African Village Landscape Scenes” * * “Zodiac Symbolism” * Education: B.A. degree, Avila Univ., Kansas City, MO., M.F.A. degree, Howard Univ., Washington, D.C. Received a study grant in printmaking from the Univ. of Memphis, on location at the Univ. of Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico.
Jade Wu is originally from Beijing, and by way of a few places around the world, has happily found her home in Durham. Some of her favorite things are: wildlife, mountains, water, sun and stone, large kitchens, books, paper, wood, clay, cloth, dogs. Jade studied drawing at the Beijing Art Academy as a child, and later was introduced to acrylic and oil painting by Taiwanese artist Hank Ma during her teens. She has since developed her own styles in oil and watercolor, which emphasizes stillness in wildlife. Her work is primarily representational, with aesthetic influences from traditional Chinese painting, including the use of negative space, calligraphy, and minimalist compositions. She has exhibited in Beijing, Toronto, Ithaca, Boston, and Chapel Hill.
Maria Frati creates relief woodcarvings inspired by natural elements. She is interested in representing personal narratives about regional environment. Maria has been an artist in residence for the National Parks System and the city of Gainesville, Florida. She earned an MA from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore and has exhibited artwork in Seattle, Baltimore, Portland, Maine and New York City.
From his early days holding the sticks and cadence of The Comas, John Harrison has grown into a consummate veteran of the N.C. scene. For over a decade now, he has helmed the lush and loud rock outfit North Elementary while helping hold the reins of Potluck Foundation, a far reaching collective of musicians who consistently turn out quality releases from a myriad of artists. More recently, Jphono1 has been a solo outlet for John that he uses to explore the quieter side of his sonic life and his passion for vivid, surreal visual arts through the medium of screen-printing.
Exhibition on display in the Nicholson and Corridor Galleries from December 1st – 21st.
As an award winning Creative Director in the advertising industry, Joel Sobelson used his creativity for his clients. Upon retirement he decided to use his creativity for himself. He recognizes the private moments we all experience... when we find ourselves overcome by our hearts. And so his work strives to capture the emotional authenticity of these moments.
Artist Janet Link creates gingerbread cookies that dazzle the eyes and delights the tastebuds. This is the first year they are available outside of her studio, so don't miss this opportunity to get these Christmas treats.
Tom Ogburn turns wood into beautiful and useful pieces, creating both artistry and utility. He uses both found wood and exotic wood he orders to craft bowls, grinders, ornaments, and much more, perfect gifts for anyone on your list.
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.
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.
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/
Folk saints and animal gods for the forgotten, lost, ignored and abandoned. Sop by the Beehive Salon during for the opening reception for Forgotten Saints & Small Gods, a collection of multi-media pieces from local artist Nicole Attercop.
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/
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.
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.
Group exhibition featuring the work of local artists Lloyd Childers, Shannon Fitzgerald, Linda Starr, Lyudmila Tomova, and Ely Urbanski. Exhibition on display through December.
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.
Lord Aeck Sargent located at 1414 Raleigh Rd Ste 225, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Calico Studio located at 1141 Smith Level Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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.
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.