Ackland Museum Store now in the Ackland Art Museum
The UNC Art Department invites all to our 2017 Open House. Student work will be on display on all floors of Hanes Art Center from 6-9 pm for the Undergraduate Awards Competition as well as installations in the Allcott Gallery, SAMple Gallery, and MFA open studios. Join us also for activities in the Painting and Print studios, BEAM Makerspace, and more!
From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m on the 2nd Friday ArtWalk, the Raleigh Rockers will be performing in the 140 West Plaza to music from a live DJ spinning vinyl pressings. The Raleigh Rockers crew recently performed at the Rodeo on Rosemary. They were a great group who brought incredible energy and excitement to the crowd on top of the Wallace Parking Deck Plaza.
Make art, listen to music, and explore our exhibition "Flash of Light, Fog of War" at this month's 2nd Friday ArtWalk!
- FREE pizza!!
- Live music by Red Nucleus, a lively two-person band
- Origami-making station hosted by Student Friends of the Ackland
- 7:00 PM: a "pop-up performance" by student theater group the New Works Project
Throughout the evening, Ackland Student Guides will lead conversational tours:
- 5:00 PM - "Female Beauty," Xueli Fan, Information Science, Graduate Student
- 5:30 PM - "Color: A Pigment of Your Imagination," Gabrielle Tenedero, Art History, Sophomore
- 6:30 PM - “Expectations” by Jessie Carter, Classical Archaeology, Senior
FREE and open to the public!
We welcome DeDe Richardson of Pickle Pie Pottery back to Dwell Real Estate. She lives in Carrboro and has been doing pottery for over 25 years. She incorporates the nature around her into her pottery. She is also a fan of texture which is handcrafted into her pottery with customized clay stamps she designed and hand-carved herself.
New art works will be on display as well as mid-century furniture and accessories on sale.
The group exhibit highlights diverse styles, from realism to contemporary impressionism, abstract to whimsical, as well as inspiring photography.
Elaine says of her work, “My artistic process begins with the simple, pure memories of my childhood. I strive to conjure up the essence of those good times and capture them through whimsy and color, stitching them together with a sense of humor and delight. My process begins by approaching each textile collage with a simple sketch. Then through snips and cuts, my scissors, like a painter’s brush,slowly reveal the image. Layer upon layer of fabric, stitched into place using a variety of colors and textures, brings the piece to life. In each piece I create, my hope is to evoke the kind of pleasure and delight of childhood, when life is simple, sweet, and full of endless possibilities.”
Erica Danielle is from Durham, North Carolina. She graduated from North Carolina Central University in 2013 with a Bachelors in Art Studies. This is Erica’s debut art show after a six year hiatus. She decided to reemerge in art by painting portraits. “I like to paint people. My subjects are usually myself or other black people. I was raised alongside mostly white children and was confused about my identity at a young age: I always asked for white dolls to play with and wondered why my hair didn’t move like my friends hair. It took growing up in the black body I have and observing other black people to comprehend that I did not need to reject my identity. I now feel that it is my responsibility to take pride in being black and contribute black images in society. I want to normalize the image of black people. We are dynamic people. We don’t fit into a category or genre. We are popular culture.”
The Chatham Artists Guild is celebrating its 25th annual studio tour this December. The guild's studio tour is one of the oldest in the state and a prototype for other area studio tours. The studio tour will be held the first two weekends in December. Come preview the 49 participating artists' work at The ArtsCenter during the month of November.
Drawing is often seen as the preparation for a masterpiece – the precursor to a painting or formulation for a sculpture. However, the artists presented at FRANK Gallery in November and December are “drawn together” through the skill, beauty and mystery of their mixed media drawings and ceramics. Drawn Together features KiKi Farish and Jean LeCluyse, two highly skilled artists who elevate the art of drawing to create mesmerizing compositions full of intricate details and symbolism. Joined by mixed media ceramicist Aggie Zed, who creates fantastical creatures through the use of three dimensional lines and clay sculptures.
A collection of handmade, one-of-a-kind necklaces assembled from old trade beads and pendants. Meet the artist, Susan J. Eastman of Chapel Hill, and enjoy complimentary refreshments.
The ArtsCenter’s AfterSchool Arts Immersion Program with artist Ben Hamburger created this project, Finding Home and Community Through Multi-Media Art, in which students contemplated personal meanings of their home through individual poems and drawings. Together, they collated these drawings and discussed the meaning of inclusive and diverse communities while creating large-scale collaborative collages of imagined urban landscapes. The collages are paired with an online SoundCloud album consisting of the participants' recorded poems describing the diverse elements that make up the collective artwork.
Exhibition on display through November 30th.
Cameron's has been busy stocking the shelves for the holiday shopping season! Plan to find all sorts of wonderful and whimsical items when you stop in. In addition, for the November ArtWalk, Cameron's will be collaborating with other Carrboro businesses on a food drive for TABLE, a local non-profit which provides food for local food insecure children. For every $10 you spend at Cameron's, a can of food will be donated to TABLE.
Melanie R. Wall is a self-taught abstract painter, originally from Ft. Madison, Iowa. Her work explores the elements of nature. Her focus is creating serenity within an oil painting. She uses a linear oil painting technique to define an abstract portrayal of nature. She enjoys blending colors to attain a soft, subtle, and smooth appearance to each piece. A major influence of her style has been shaped by impressionism. https://openeyecafe.com/
View the works of local photographer Martha Hoelzer that adorn the walls of Caffe Driade during October. Often, Hoelzer's photography calls out the essence of natural elements -- well suited to the intimate, wooded atmosphere provided by Caffe Driade.
An exhibition of paintings that explore notions of exile, nature worship, wandering Chinese hermit poets, Caspar David Friedrich’s Ruckenfigur and sky watching. Inspired by the poet Shelley’s wanderings around Switzerland and Italy from 1816 until his death in 1822, and the Pink Floyd song “Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun,” the work embodies an ideal of the landscape as a private world depicted in large paintings on canvas and wood panel of starscapes and mountain ranges obscured by clouds of mist, and charts that explore interior celestial navigation.
Mark Abercrombie is an abstract expressionist painter based in North Carolina. Mark primarily paints in acrylic, spray paint, and occasionally oil. Visit Krave Kava Bar on the 2nd Friday ArtWalk to see how Mark incorporates his love of art into works that invigorate his mind, body and spirit.
- FRANK artist Barbara Tyroler in collaboration with award-winning poet Jaki Shelton Green showcases her recent photographic composites, “Visitations,” a series of layered images of the poet and her late daughter, Imani, together with Jaki’s poem, “i want to undie you.”
Also on exhibit FRANK photographers Alan Dehmer, Peter Filene, Bill McAllister, John Rosenthal, Jacqueline Tait Leebrick, David Spear, Barbara Tyroler, Sam Wang, Wojtek Wojdynski; and guests Harlan Campbell and Gesche Wuerfel. Photography exhibitions are presented as part of the CLICK! Photography Festival.
A chef has much to consider, and now more than ever, the origin of the food is just as interesting as the quality of the ingredients. Local heirloom tomatoes and neighborhood goat cheeses flourish in our best and favorite restaurants. Now, they are also being served on handmade pottery, with wood ash glazes or custom designs that take the visual value of the meal even further beyond the basics, and creates a celebration of both the food and presentation.
FRANK gallery presents the dinnerware and serving pieces designed by seven famed regional potters, created for great chefs throughout the Southeast, and used for dining in innovative restaurants across the region. These executive chefs often go to the studio to understand how the pottery is designed, and specifically how those pieces can best showcase the art of fine dining.
Join us on Friday, October 13th from 6-9pm for Kidzu’s opening of Play Is Universal: Making Great Play Experiences Accessible to All, a photographic exhibit featuring the work of local artist, Barbara Tyroler. The exhibit illuminates Kidzu Children’s Museum’s work in creating a “structure of belonging” and making great play experiences accessible to all children. The exhibit is on display at FRANK Gallery on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill from October 10th – November 5th, 2017.
Curated by Melanie Hatz Levinson and Rose Bequet and designed by Hannah Stewart.
"One World", a photography exhibition in memory of Jesse Kalisher, will be on display at both The ArtsCenter and Carrboro Town Hall. Black and white photographs from Jesse's private travel collection as well as selected photographs from the community will be exhibited at the Carrboro Town Hall. All proceeds from the show will go to the Triangle Land Conservancy.
Exhibition on display October 9 - December 31.
Cameron's Gallery always has something interesting on display! During October's ArtWalk, we'll be featuring our Poster Calendars for the 2018 season. These calendars are great gifts , and now is a wonderful time to stock up! These calendars include Kate Libby, Linnea, Elaine O'Neil and Flowers. And of course we'll have our usual ArtWalk snacks and beverages!
Stop by Carrboro's This & That Gift Gallery to view original works by Sharon Barnes and Karin Neuvirth. Get inspired by these acrylic and watercolor works depicting scenes from nature, and celebrate the approaching change of seasons.
"One World", a photography exhibition in memory of Jesse Kalisher, will be on display at both The ArtsCenter and Carrboro Town Hall. Black and white photographs from Jesse's private travel collection as well as Kalisher employees' work will be exhibited at The ArtsCenter. All proceeds from the show will go to the Triangle Land Conservancy.
Exhibition on display October 6-31.
Please join us on Oct. 13th, 6-9PM, for 2nd Friday ArtWalk. This month we are featuring the artistry of Janie Galloway. Janie paints on glass using a technique called "strokework". Her finely detailed work enhances a wide variety of glassware for your home. Come and meet Janie and watch her demonstrate her skills!
Come see the winners of the Beehive Salon's 10th Annual Art Challenge: GREEN HAIR. Every year, we invite local artists of all ages and abilities to submit entries in any any medium for a chance to win prizes. This year's theme was "Green Hair" to highlight ecological and sustainable initiatives in our industry. http://bit.ly/2wvxHyJ
Join us during 2nd Friday ArtWalk to admire the talent and creativity of over 16 local artists!
Come and let your voice be heard! The Shrine Room is sponsoring a postcard-writing evening. Stop by Cameron's and write a postcard to one of your representatives. Postcards, stamps and address labels will be provided. You just have to show up!