Art Show and Florafitti at PTA Thrift Shop
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

Art Show and Florafitti at PTA Thrift Shop

The PTA Thrift Shop joins the 2nd Friday ArtWalk as part of Floraffiti! See the PTA Thrift Shop and YouthWorx on Main Street after hours for a showcase their artistic style, diverse selection of goods and much more.

The PTA Thrift Shop will be open a bit later from 6-8pm out front of the Carrboro Store with amazingly crafted pottery, artwork both original and prints on canvas and framed, and other pieces which will all be for sale. YouthWorx on Main will be open for tours to learn about their programs and for the community to see all that the space offers! 

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The Shrine Room at Cameron's
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

The Shrine Room at Cameron's

This month for the 2nd Friday ArtWalk, Cameron's will be featuring two artists. (Check out Cameron's posting for more details!) One of the artist's is Camilia Majette who will be sharing her body care line, Naila's Shea.

For the ArtWalk, she will have empty gift boxes available for children to decorate and fill with products for Mother's Day. So, Dads - bring your little artists in to make a really special gift for Mom!

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CROPPED at Ackland Art Museum
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

CROPPED at Ackland Art Museum

This 2nd Friday ArtWalk at the Ackland features a LIVE art gameshow presented in connection with Ackland’s newest exhibition "Versus: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2018."

CROPPED: A Live Art Exhibition-Making Competition | 7-8:30 PM

Inspired by our current exhibition "Versus: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2018", the four most recent MFA show curators (Lauren Turner, Jeff Bell, Kelly McChesney, and Chris Vitiello) will build miniature museum installations in a Chopped-style art competition using only materials found in their mystery boxes. The event will be emceed by Warren Hicks, producer of the Triangle’s favorite art podcast Don't You Lie To Me - podcast.

At this 2nd Friday ArtWalk, Imbibe's SnoBall Bike will pop up on the Ackland’s front terrace with icy treats for sale.

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Pop Up Puppet Show with Orange Literacy
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

Pop Up Puppet Show with Orange Literacy

Orange Literacy Artwalk Outreach features the Merry Hearts Puppet Theatre with Virginia Meldahl. The shows are family friendly and interactive, and geared toward ages 3-5, but all ages are welcome. They feature tales like The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Three Little Pigs, Aesop's Fables and an African fable with a variety of animal and people puppets. There are two sing-alongs for tiny kids. All shows are on-demand, and run about seven minutes each.

Look for the pop-ups near Elmo's in the Carr Mill Mall. 

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Between Worlds at Art Therapy Institute
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

Between Worlds at Art Therapy Institute

Please join the Art Therapy Institute as we celebrate and honor another great year of working with refugees and immigrants in our local schools, resettlement agencies, and health centers. This art show will feature artwork and stories by over 200 refugee and immigrant women and children living in Orange, Durham, & Guilford Counties, from over 20 countries worldwide. 

This free event is part of the Carrboro/Chapel Hill 2nd Friday ArtWalk.

The Newcomer Art Therapy Program is funded in part by the Longleaf Foundation. ATI greatly appreciates their support! 
To learn more visit: https://longleafcollective.org/

The Art Therapy Institute
200 N. Greensboro St. Ste.D-6
(2nd Floor Carr Mill Mall)
Carrboro NC

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Opening Reception for Mike Justice's Eccentric Toolbox at The ArtsCenter
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception for Mike Justice's Eccentric Toolbox at The ArtsCenter

“Eccentric Toolbox: A Collection of Rare and Imaginary Tools” examines our perceptions of and relationships with common hand tools. As utilitarian objects, the forms of tools usually communicate function and use. Justice's sculptures challenge those norms and task the viewer with re-evaluating the practicality of familiar but reworked tools.

Modifications and questionable functionality make us consider their history and methods of use. Some pieces explore the traditional adornment of craftsperson tools with exotic woods or metals. Others are created as free sculptural forms that hint at utilitarian purpose. All are intended to evoke feelings of whimsy or perplexity in anyone familiar with the workings of tools.

The collection consists of 30 works: 27 wall-mounted and 3 small sculptures.

Mike Justice is a mostly self-trained artist working in wood, metal and mixed media. He has studied at multiple sessions at the Penland School of Crafts in Penland, North Carolina. When not torturing tools in his Chapel Hill, North Carolina studio he is a Finance Manager for a local non-profit.

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Live Music at Chapel Hill Orange County Visitors Bureau
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music at Chapel Hill Orange County Visitors Bureau

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The Visitors Center will be open for 2nd Friday Art walk on Friday, May 11th from 6pm-9pm.  Live music by Allison Weiner, Mahalo Jazz, in the Visitors Center and art by Joan Vandermeer.  Also featured will be the work of Linda Prager. http://www.frankisart.com/linda-prager/

Linda Prager:

Linda Prager has been working with clay since 1976. Initially, she focused on the wheel, but ultimately decided that hand building gave her the techniques needed to create the type of sculptural, yet functional pieces that she is most drawn to. She uses texture, color, and non-glazed surfaces to achieve her creative vision. She has begun to create purely sculptural pieces, a natural progression of her artistic journey. Since moving to North Carolina in 2010, Linda has studied at Penland, Cullowhwee Mountain Arts, and Claymakers and has attended ceramic conferences. 

Joan Vandermeer

After Joan’s retirement from Duke Medical Center as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, she discovered a world of painting.  Joan likes to paint on many surfaces and use textures to create depth and balance in the painting. Joan has exhibited her work widely.  “I have had lots of patrons over the years, many repeat buyers, and while I am not a well-known painter, I am a painter who has had lots of luck. My work graces the halls of hospitals, clinics, law offices, Veterinary clinics and many homes throughout the USA, Canada and Europe. My work has been written about in many magazines and featured on their pages. One of my paintings "Spotty's Birthday Party" is part of a coloring book for patients at Duke Medical Center.”  http://www.joanvandermeer.com/

Alison Weiner

Alison is an improvising musician. performing, teaching, facilitating, coaching. Creator/caretaker of mahaloArts. degrees and careers in architecture and music. Graduate of Music for People’s Musician and Leadership Program. Began life in NY, then NC, HI, FL, now back in the North Carolina community of Saxapahaw, a fabulous little place smack in between the Triangle and Triad regions, where music, the creative arts and sustainable living in general is vigorously intersecting. Just getting warmed up. Y’all come say hey, stay a spell. we’ll do our part to save the world.

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Frumet Raskin-Miller at WomanCraft Gifts
May
11
5:00 PM17:00

Frumet Raskin-Miller at WomanCraft Gifts

Come meet Frumet Raskin-Miller, WomanCraft's featured artist.  

Frumet came to her passion for pottery relatively late in life, after spending many years as a special educator and therapist. Now, she enjoys making beautiful, functional stoneware pottery. She loves working on the wheel, making and altering forms, decorating with slip, carving, and playing with color. She uses mid-range clays, food-safe glazes, and generally fires in an electric kiln. All of her beautiful pieces are microwaveable, safe for the oven, and dishwasher safe. She loves to offer unique pieces to be held, viewed, and most of all, used. 

This Friday Frumet will feature different boxes and berry bowls as she really enjoys the box form, the diverse utilitarian items you can make with lidded boxes, and berry bowls are so necessary at this time of year. Come and meet Frumet, find out what inspires her designs and enjoy her many wonderful offerings.

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Heroes of the Schizo-affective Iron at The Art Therapy Institute
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Heroes of the Schizo-affective Iron at The Art Therapy Institute

Please join us for the opening reception for Tripp Jarvis: Sculptor and Resident Artist at Liberty Arts Sculpture Studio and Foundry and Amanda Sampson: Architectural and Lifestyle Photographer. 

Tripp Jarvis is in continual search for stability, peace and wholeness. 
He feels behind all the brokenness and suffering we experience lies an indestructible foundation of strength and wholeness. His sculpture making is none other than the heroic journey of the self through the spirited fire burning deep within the furnace of his soul’s abyss. There in the core, he works the burning flame until the metal within sings out, in all the glory under the heavens, the great opus of his soul’s truth of being.

Born in the Washington D.C. area, Amanda Sampson is a Durham-based architectural and lifestyle photographer. Her photography career began over a decade ago as an editorial and commercial photographer with a focus on lifestyle imagery and design. Creating images of dynamic spaces and the natural world drives her work and enables her to continually explore new places and image-making techniques, inviting the viewer to the see the world in diverse ways. 

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Emily Eve Weinstein New Paintings at North Carolina Crafts Gallery
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Emily Eve Weinstein New Paintings at North Carolina Crafts Gallery

Emily Eve Weinstein will have several new paintings in various sizes, from tiny to large, at April's 2nd Friday ArtWalk. Emily's works include oil paintings of Penland, North Carolina and Monoprints on Handmade Paper. Emily is a member of the Orange County Artists Guild and will be at NC Crafts Gallery for an artist reception during the ArtWalk.

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Opening Reception for "Tactical Urbanism" at Carrboro Town Hall
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception for "Tactical Urbanism" at Carrboro Town Hall

Mary Elbech, a transportation planner, and John Hykes, a landscape architect, recently led a four-week street design series to illustrate tactical urbanism concepts in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.

Attendees learned how to draw and implement community-led street design for all road users through temporary and inexpensive approaches.

Now they want to show off what they've created! Come see the designs and photos, talk to the attendees about their passionate projects, learn how you can help implement these ideas to make our downtown streets safer for pedestrians and bicyclists.

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Jewelry Creation with Artists Mary Penta and Dede Corvinus at WomanCraft Gifts
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Jewelry Creation with Artists Mary Penta and Dede Corvinus at WomanCraft Gifts

WomanCraft is featuring the work of two members for April's 2nd Friday Artwalk - Dede Corvinus and Mary Penta. Mary’s and Dede’s work highlight some of the broad variety in Womancraft's jewelry offerings. 

Dede's jewelry features stones such as jasper, agate, quartz, lapis and many others. Come in 2nd Friday, select a focal stone from a variety of new selections and Dede will customize a necklace based on your color, design and length preferences. Dede will also be demonstrating wire wrapping. 

Mary works with sterling silver and incorporates parts from vintage pieces into many of the earrings and pendants she creates. On 2nd Friday she will have vintage components on hand and will show how sterling wire, chain, and medallions can be used to give new life to old jewelry.

Come and meet these exceptional artisans, learn more about their craft . . . and share some refreshments with us!

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"Riding the Stick Horse" by Laura Hughes at The ArtsCenter Nicholson Gallery
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

"Riding the Stick Horse" by Laura Hughes at The ArtsCenter Nicholson Gallery

“There’s no one with intelligence in this town except that man over there playing with the children, the one riding the stick horse. He has keen, fiery insight and vast dignity like the night sky, but he conceals it in the madness of child’s play.” – Rumi

These large-scale equine paintings are a wild and free exploration of the grace and power of the horse form. Their titles are taken from the 13th-century Sufi mystic Rūmī’s poems, who’s themes deal with union with the Beloved/God. Rumi believed passionately in the use of music, poetry and dance as a path for reaching God. I believe this transcendent experience is also found in any creative pursuit. This wildly colorful and textural group of paintings seek to capture the magnificence of the horse, with generous decorative reality.

Laura Berendsen Hughes is a graphic designer and fine artist. She has a BFA in sculpture from UNC – Chapel Hill and has lived in Durham for over 40 years. While her work as a graphic artist and illustrator has always been about composition and communication, she has recently returned to working in fine art where the goal is original creativity not messaging. She is exhibiting acrylic equine inspired paintings on that bridge realism and abstraction and rely on the beauty and drama of the horse as an alternative to the human figure.

http://www.laurahughespaintings.com/about-the-artist.html

Painting title: “There is a Community of the Spirit” – Rumi
40” x 65” Acrylic on Board

Exhibition on display April 2 – May 12.

Opening Reception: Friday, April 13th 6-8pm in the Nicholson Gallery and will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk.

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"Homestead" A Collection of Paintings by Lauren deSerres
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

"Homestead" A Collection of Paintings by Lauren deSerres

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“Homestead,” is a collection of works in acrylic, ink and watercolor by Lauren deSerres. The paintings are investigations and celebrations of the fauna and medicinal flora from The Proud Chicken Farm and Studio homestead in Pittsboro, NC. 

The plants featured in the paintings feature medicinals from passion flowers to comfrey leaves. In addition to their healing properties for humans, these medicinal plants also attract a host of pollinators. Among them are the much loved honey bees that we are so often reminded of when we think of the global impact that humans have had on the environment. Also featured in the collection are chickens, the great comedians of the homestead. Laughter, too, is great medicine.

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2nd Friday ArtWalk at the Ackland
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

2nd Friday ArtWalk at the Ackland

At this month’s 2nd Friday ArtWalk, visitors to the Ackland will be able to enjoy:

6-8 PM: Mini Art à la Carte - “Triple Timed Still-Lifes” inspired by the art of Man Ray. RSVP in advance to reserve your spot; a limited number of spaces may be available at the door $10 per person; open to the general public and all UNC Students

7-9 PM: Live music + art performance by Rowland Yeargan and Daphne Rodgers

All evening:
Tour Extravaganza by the Ackland Student Guides
Friendship bracelet-making with Student Friends of the Ackland

This month’s food truck: SoomSoom Pita Pockets, from 6-8 PM

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"Microcosmic Reflections" by Dorian Monsalve at The ArtsCenter Corridor
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

"Microcosmic Reflections" by Dorian Monsalve at The ArtsCenter Corridor

Dorian’s artwork consists of scratching away layers of colored ink that he applies by dripping/covering with plastic and other organic elements, to create texture and imagery. Using sharp knives, a fiber glass brush, steel wool and other tools, he reveals and creates highly detailed miniature dreamscapes.

Dorian has been experimenting with this medium for 12 years, always challenging himself and bringing this medium “experimental scratchboard” to a new level. He always feel inspired and transported into an infinite surreal world full of bright colors, deep contrast, fantasy images, and miniature beings awaiting to be revealed.

As he continues experimenting and evolving with this medium, he becomes more aware of his own purpose in life:

“To recognize oneself a microcosmos and all living beings as one with the universe; to bring awareness of the collective consciousness through art as a healing tool, and to awaken by accepting and loving one another just as we are. I am one with the Universe, therefore creativity is infinite.”

Exhibition on display April 2-30.

Opening Reception: Friday, April 13th 6-8pm in the Nicholson Gallery and will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk.

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Cocoa & Honey: Small batch, handcrafted jewelry at Areté Float Tank & Personal Optimization Studio
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Cocoa & Honey: Small batch, handcrafted jewelry at Areté Float Tank & Personal Optimization Studio

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Kim Long is a recent transplant from Iowa, where she received a BFA in Metalsmithing at the University of Iowa. Cocoa & Honey are the names of her childhood horses; constant companions and evocative of a time when we, as children, made things with our hands for no other reason than we felt like it.

Using 14kt rose gold fill and natural gemstones, C&H is inspired by the simple, beautiful geometry of planted fields and the gentle, rolling hills of rural Iowa.
In 2006, Kim created Kim Sun Designs in Seattle, WA, a line of hand-tooled leather accessories using eco-friendly paints, stains and dyes. These belts, bracelets and keychains will also be available at Areté during the 2nd Friday ArtWalk.

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Creating Together, Coming Together at The Art Therapy Institute
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

Creating Together, Coming Together at The Art Therapy Institute

Please join us for the annual Exceptional Children's Art Show, featuring artwork created by over 100 students in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Exceptional Children's Program. Celebrate the students working together to create pieces of art as a group, make art of your own, play games, and enjoy light refreshments.

This free event is part of the Carrboro/Chapel Hill 2nd Friday ArtWalk.

The Art Therapy Institute
200 N. Greensboro St. Ste.D-6
(2nd Floor Carr Mill Mall)
Carrboro, NC

 

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Steve Hessler at Chapel Hill Orange County Visitors Bureau
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

Steve Hessler at Chapel Hill Orange County Visitors Bureau

Steve Hessler paints representational landscapes in traditional oils on stretched canvas and gessoed panels. Much of his work is painted plein air, although he also paints from sketches and photographs in his studio. 

Hessler loves the simple vernacular cottages found in the local countryside and in Carrboro and the lines of handmade working boats.  He hopes that his paintings will encourage the preservation of vernacular dwellings and handcrafted vessels.

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Michael Galinsky Photographs at Cameron's
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

Michael Galinsky Photographs at Cameron's

Back by popular demand at Cameron's are photographs by Michael Galinsky. Cameron's featured Michael's photographs of Merritt's Pasture this past January. However, several folks  missed the show because of all the snow. So, Cameron's decided to feature Michael's photos again this month. (Hopefully the weather will cooperate this time!)

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Emerging Artist Nate Foust on Franklin Street
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

Emerging Artist Nate Foust on Franklin Street

Nathan Foust's focus is on quality still-lifes and oil paintings with an emphasis in set design. Whenever he works on a piece of artwork, there is excruciating attention to the details and lighting of the set.

The Emerging Artist Series showcases the artwork of up-and-coming local artists in a lit windowbox on downtown Franklin Street.  The windowbox is located on the south side of the 100 block of Franklin Street next to Walgreens.

via http://www.townofchapelhill.org/town-hall/departments-services/community-arts-culture/programs/emerging-artist-series

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