Stop by The Beehive during 2nd Friday ArtWalk to see the entries to this year's Annual Art Challenge: the 80s!
It’s a decade of big spenders, big shoulder pads, big hair and even bigger inspiration! Come see how local artists paid tribute to the era of the 80's.
Wine and snack will be provided, and winners can stop by the salon to pick up their prizes!
"...I can't explain my style of painting. I paint from my heart."
Onicas's brilliantly colored abstracts are characterized by somewhat haunting images of faces and figures, restless, gestural lines and layers plus semi-hidden landscapes, perhaps a synthesis of his explorations with portraiture, landscape, and abstract studies. When looking at any of his paintings overtime, the viewer will discover forms and figures that seem to remain in an ever-changing process of moving and settling and coming into definition.
Meet the artist at our 2nd Friday ArtWalk Reception, July 13th 6-9pm
Meet one of our newest and youngest artists, Grace VanFleet, during WomanCraft’s 2nd Friday celebration in Carrboro. Grace is a printmaker, whose original pieces are cut into linoleum tile, then hand printed onto Japanese paper. Finally, Grace hand colors each print, one piece at a time. In addition to prints, Grace has added sandstone coasters and trivets to her line.
Come and meet Grace, see the diverse range of subjects in her art and learn more about her craft. You can also share refreshments with us!
KATHLEEN GREBE breaks jewelry tradition with large-scale statement pieces made of laser cut lucite. Her brand, Bold Standard, fuses modern and ancient aesthetics with strong geometric shapes, repetitive rhythm and etched typography — emboldening the fearless fashionista with contemporary design and a touch of the avant garde.
This exhibition will be up in The ArtsCenter Corridor from July 3rd-31st.
Opening Reception: Friday, July 13th 6-8pm in the Nicholson Gallery and will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk.
Make it a lucky Friday the 13th in July! Come explore The Outwin: American Portraiture Today during our monthly evening hours at the Ackland. Enjoy a cold craft beer from Top of the Hill's new pop-up bar at the Museum!
Every second Friday of the month, the Ackland participates as a venue in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro 2nd Friday ArtWalk, staying open until 9:00 PM and offering a variety of interactive, all-ages activities in addition to all exhibitions being open to visitors. Admission is free.
Watercolor paintings by Chapel Hill artist, Sally Gillooly. Meet Sally and enjoy complimentary refreshments during this opening reception.
For this Artwalk, Cameron's will be featuring two artists: Painter Cindy Lucas and multimedia artist Marcela Slade. Cindy's acrylic paintings feature whimsical animals. Marcela re-purposes traditional t-shirts to create fun, fashion forward shirts. In addition to these two artists, Cameron's has extended the Fair Trade Festival from last weekend so there are many reasons to stop in for a visit!
Join us this Friday for the opening reception of "Big & Small & Abstract & Floral" by Hillsborough artist Michael Brady. Brady’s large oil abstracts as well as his smaller abstractive flower paintings will be on display until September 30th.
For the past 20 years Paperhand Puppets have been working to connect us more deeply with the Earth, our creative spirit, and our humanity. Watching puppets come to life to live music is magical, but it also helps us to feel. It exercises our empathy muscle as it holds a mirror for us to see ourselves in new ways. Paperhand taps in to ancient traditions of mask, giant puppets, and shadow with the hope of finding the new story to inspire us. At very least, it is an authentic effort to be a light in the darkness.
Get up close and personal with some of Paperhand’s award winning creatures and characters this month at The ArtsCenter!
Exhibition on display July 3rd – 31st.
Opening Reception: Friday, July 13th 6-8pm in the Nicholson Gallery and will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk.
This second Friday, explore newly-opened exhibition The Outwin: American Portraiture Today! Throughout the evening, drop in for a free portrait drawing workshop led by Daniel Hammer, one of the Ackland's Studio Saturdays instructors, and enjoy a beer from Top of the Hill's new pop-up bar at the Museum!
artist UNITED presents a multi-county series of events and exhibitions in which Triangle-area artists express their ideas on the theme, "The Walls We Build."
The Art Therapy Institute is proud to announce our collaboration with "The Walls We Build" project to produce an exhibit featuring artwork by members of the Arts and Peer Support Group, the Newcomers Art Therapy Program, and the Exceptional Children's Art Therapy Program.
Join us at The ArtsCenter for this collaborative exhibit exploring "the kinds of walls that we build in our communities: social, economic, physical, political, and metaphorical" with the intention of promoting understanding in the "hope of dismantling the many walls that divide us from one another."
For more info please visit: http://artistunited.org/
Come and see what happens when pine needles meet painted glass during WomanCraft’s 2nd Friday Artwalk celebration on June 8.
Artisans Douglas Odom and Janie Galloway have combined their talents in four mediums (woven pine needle baskets, counted cross stitch, Seminole patchwork and painted glass) to create new and unique pieces that are both functional and decorative.
Several items will be specially priced during the event. Come and meet Janie and Douglas, learn more about their art and have some refreshments, too!
A show of small art quilts by Chapel Hill artist Denise Laux. Laux uses the the Broderie Perse technique of fabric collage, thread sketching, piecing, raw edge applique, and embellishment in her pieces.
Meet Denise and enjoy complimentary refreshments during June's ArtWalk!
The work of three Chapel Hill-area artists will be on display and for sale at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro from May 25 to June 30, with a portion of sales benefiting UNC Hospice. The exhibit, titled “Layered Lives,” will feature over one hundred pieces by Ron Liberti, Harry Lane Wurster and the late Roger Kellison. An opening reception with music from Shark Quest will be held in conjunction with The 2nd Friday ArtWalk, June 8, from 6-9 PM.
Subtitled “Paint, Photo Collage, Paste & Prints: Conversational Mixed Media,” the show represents eight decades of work from three prolific, largely self-taught artists. The idea for the joint show came about quite organically, said Wurster.
“Last fall, Ron and I were discussing our art and he suggested the two of us have a show. We met over coffee to discuss the idea and I asked him to take a look at two of the late Roger Kellison’s amazing photo collages at my house. At the first glance, he responded, “Yes! We must include Roger’s work.” Wurster then met with Kellison’s daughter, Laura Kellison Wallace. She and her husband, Daniel Wallace, were thrilled with the idea of the show being a tribute to Laura’s father.
“Ron, Laura and I decided we wanted a show where the sales of the art would benefit a Triangle health services agency,” Wurster said. “Each of us had had family experiences with the wonderful care of hospice, so we contacted the folks at UNC Hospice and they came aboard. “
“I can’t say enough about UNC Hospice. Along with making my father’s last year comfortable,” Kellison Wallace said, “they kept me feeling capable and supported.”
The primary focus of UNC Hospice services is to provide support and compassionate care for patients in the last phases of terminal illness. They strive to ensure all patients have the opportunity to live fully and comfortably.
“My brothers and I are forever grateful to the hospice care workers who so sympathetically helped us, and more importantly our dear mother, during the most difficult time of our lives,” said Liberti. “Our family witnessed the compassionate hospice care during my wife sister’s final days,” echoed Wurster.
“We are thrilled that this talented group of artists has chosen to support UNC Hospice with a portion of proceeds from this event,” says Deidre A. Bruce, Director of Development, UNC Medicine Development. “Each one has had a personal experience with hospice, and they understand the impact our programs and services have on patients and their loved ones. We are grateful for their support.”
Located at 300-G East Main Street in Carrboro, The ArtsCenter is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to educate and inspire artistic creativity and to enrich the lives of people of all ages. Every month, The ArtsCenter exhibits new work from emerging and established local artists in its Nicholson and Corridor galleries.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Ron Liberti is an artist and musician working in screenprinting, painting, and collage. Liberti studied fine arts at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ and printmaking at Brighton Polytechnic in Brighton, U.K. Moving to Chapel Hill, N.C. in 1991, Liberti has been participating in the local music scene as a musician and artist since. His works enjoyed by a large worldwide following, he has also had many local commissions by Cat’s Cradle and Carrboro, N.C.
Harry Lane Wurster, a resident of Fearrington Village, picked up a paintbrush in 1997 and began his journey, painting out loud and outside the box. He is a member of Artist Studios at Fearrington Village, Chatham Arts Council, and Arts Council of Moore County. His art has won numerous awards and has been shown in solo and group exhibits. He says he wants his work to speak of the social and spiritual aspects of his life experiences.
Roger Kellison was an avid photographer while living in New York City during the 1960’s and 1970’s. After a forty-year hiatus, his creativity was rekindled when he discovered digital cameras and printers. Kellison passed away in Chapel Hill at the age of 80 last August, following a bout with Parkinson’s disease. Doctors say that one of Kellison’s medications unleashed compulsive behaviors, perhaps accounting for the thousands of images he produced in the last few years of his life. His eclectic photos and collages frequently depict the unplanned and often ironic beauty in the decay of man’s enterprises: huge or small, urban or rural, important or sheer folly – they are often funny and sometimes sad – but all are a part of our best efforts to achieve a meaningful life.
Exhibition on display June 1 – 30.
Opening Reception: Friday, June 8th 6-9pm in the Nicholson Gallery and will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk.
Join us from 6-9pm this 2nd Friday for fantastic mixed media paintings by Chapel Hill artist, Eli Melet! Come meet the youngest member of the Orange County Artists Guild, and take home a one-of-kind original painting. Don't forget Father's Day is right around the corner...
The PTA Thrift Shop in Carrboro is excited to participate in the 2nd Friday ArtWalk each month. This year we celebrate 67 years as an nonprofit in the community and joining 2nd Friday ArtWalk speaks to how our organization is evolving as a change agent and ecosystem partner.
The PTA Thrift Shop receives artwork donated from the community in various mediums including 2 & 3 D, originals, signed art, prints, pottery, jewelry, books and musical instruments. Being a part of the 2nd Friday ArtWalk allows us to showcase exclusive pieces of art as part of a focused monthly event.
Our showcase happens out front of the Carrboro store at 125 W. Main Street next door to YouthWorx on Main. Art is an integral part of Carrboro and Chapel Hill and we are excited to share our collection with the community.
For more information call 919-942-6565 or email at email@example.com.
Creeks and Rocks is a show of large, one-off photographic prints in simple handmade frames. The pictures are not effected, but are more influenced by the canon of painting than photography. Each piece is an earnest attempt to give the viewer a numinous feeling.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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)
“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.
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 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.
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 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.