February Visual Artist: Michael McCue at Caffe Driade
Feb
1
to Feb 28

February Visual Artist: Michael McCue at Caffe Driade

Local artist and art educator Michael McCue will be showcasing several paintings that explore the balance of realistic subject matter but unconventional color and abstraction.

Born and raised in Long Island, New York, McCue is a new North Carolinian after relocating to pursue his dream of becoming an elementary art teacher. His paintings began with a conceptual series of self-portraits breaking into puzzle pieces to later evolve into more painterly, whimsical, color theory inspired works.

McCue often draws inspiration from the enthusiasm and curiosity of his elementary age students and creates paintings that he finds others would enjoy creating too. He feels that the teaching of art is the teaching of life in many aspects which enhances the idea that all artists see the world differently.

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Welcome AC Hotel to 2nd Friday ArtWalk!
Jan
12
6:00 PM18:00

Welcome AC Hotel to 2nd Friday ArtWalk!

Some of the artwork at the new AC Hotel Chapel Hill is so local, it was created with material from – literally – right around the corner! Lincoln Hancock’s mixed media “Congregation” celebrates the rich history of Chapel Hill’s Northside neighborhood, which sits adjacent to the hotel. Lincoln layered photos, newspaper clippings and stories collected from local residents into an abstracted timeline, a montage of images and text. In addition to this unique community painting, the AC Hotel’s regional artwork – commissioned through Kalisher – includes three sculptures by Matt McConnell of Raleigh and an abstract wood installation outside by Asheville sculptor Robert Winkler. Come view the art, chat with featured artists and enjoy light hors d'oeuvres along with the hotel's signature cocktail.

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Bodhi Day at Ackland Art Museum
Jan
12
6:00 PM18:00

Bodhi Day at Ackland Art Museum

During this month’s 2nd Friday ArtWalk, the Ackland will celebrate Bodhi Day in connection with "Religion and Ritual," our newly-opened installation of Asian art that presents the deities and artistic traditions of the world’s most populous continent.

Bodhi Day, a Buddhist holiday celebrated across Asia (also known as Laba in China and Rohatsu in Japan), marks the day the Buddha reached enlightenment. In the spirit of this holiday, the Ackland invites visitors to:

- Take part in an introductory meditation class led by Lori Burgwyn Hernandez of The Well and Franklin Street Yoga. (Beginners are welcome; meditation techniques will be shared.)

- Try a nighttime version of the Ackland’s Yoga in the Galleries class with Joanne Marshall.

Free and open to the public!

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Featured Artist Carry Croghan (Fiber Arts) at WomanCraft Gifts
Jan
12
6:00 PM18:00

Featured Artist Carry Croghan (Fiber Arts) at WomanCraft Gifts

Meet Carry Croghan and learn about her holistic approach to fiber arts during WomanCraft’s 2nd Friday Artwalk celebration in January.

Carry has her own sheep, shears them herself and then spins the wool, dyes it and knits wonderful creations with the end product. She will be spinning wool in the shop during the event.

If you’ve never seen this craft, this is a wonderful opportunity to do so. Light refreshments will be served – so start the new year with the warm and cozy creations of Carry Croghan at WomanCraft!

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Opening Reception for Jenny Eggleston's "Mute-Music" at The ArtsCenter
Jan
12
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception for Jenny Eggleston's "Mute-Music" at The ArtsCenter

"Mute-Music" by Jenny Eggleston is a selection of drawings and poems of the artist’s observations of nature and her own mental landscapes. These biological, surrealistic studies are sometimes dark, mystical, and sexual—insides are turned out, veins and flesh appear with seeds and fur, figs hang on spider webs. Depictions of the natural world distort as physical matter and imaginative matter mingle and resonate.
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Exhibition on display January 9-31.

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Opening Reception for Michelle Podgorski's "New Growths" at The ArtsCenter
Jan
12
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception for Michelle Podgorski's "New Growths" at The ArtsCenter

Michelle Podgorski’s, New Growths, focuses on the awe of the natural world whether it is the ease in which succulents can be propagated or the way a seed with sunlight and water will generate new life. This series of watercolors with the inclusion of embossing, flocking, and sanding are on both large and small select works.
Exhibition on display January 2-31.

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Opening Reception for The ArtsCenter's Annual Community Art Exhibit at The ArtsCenter
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception for The ArtsCenter's Annual Community Art Exhibit at The ArtsCenter

For the past six years, The ArtsCenter has held an Annual Community Art Exhibit in the Nicholson Gallery during the month of December. The exhibit is open to all adults in the Triangle area, and all mediums are welcome. It is inclusive of everyone in our community and represents The ArtsCenter’s belief that everyone is an artist and that each person’s creative voice should be celebrated.

Join us Friday, December 8th for the opening reception of The ArtsCenter’s 6th Annual Community Art Exhibit, and get a chance to meet the talented artists showcasing their work.

Exhibition on display December 1-22.

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Celebrate the Holidays at WomanCraft
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

Celebrate the Holidays at WomanCraft

WomanCraft is celebrating the holidays; come and celebrate the season on 2nd Friday Carrboro! Browse a wide range of beautiful handcrafted items that will make wonderful gifts for everyone on your list. Come and see us on December 8, share some cheer and shop the one-of-a-kind items done by local artisans. We’re all local and all handcrafted - all the time!

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MIXT2 @ VibeHouse405
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

MIXT2 @ VibeHouse405

  • 405 West Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC (map)
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VibeHouse405 is so excited to have Gemynii share her portraits on vinyl and canvas before she moves her show to Miami for Art Basel. Artist Anthony Patterson, in partnership with The Black on Black Project, will be showcasing pieces from his series, "Elephant In The Room". Music by KAZE! Al Bowers (Al's Burger Shack) is offering up delicious food + drinks!

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Eli Melet, Acrylic paintings with eggshells, at Open Eye Cafe
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

Eli Melet, Acrylic paintings with eggshells, at Open Eye Cafe

Eli has developed a unique technique of using eggshells as a primary factor in mixed media pieces. People appreciate the depth, texture and effects the eggs create in his acrylic eggshell paintings. Eli Melet’s artwork will be on display during December’s Artwalk at Open Eye Café and can be seen from January 8-31, 2018.

Eli's artwork can be viewed when Open Eye Cafe is open, which is as follows:
M-TH: 7am to 11pm
Fri & Sat: 7am to midnight
Sun: 8am to 11pm

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Artist Talk with Tim Youd, Crafting, Live Music at Ackland Art Museum
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk with Tim Youd, Crafting, Live Music at Ackland Art Museum

December's 2nd Friday ArtWalk is inspired by our exhibition of South African Beadwork. In addition to art-making inspired by our collection, we'll have special guest Tim Youd. Youd is performing "100 Novels" - a 10-year project that involves him re-typing 100 novels - at the Ackland and Wilson Library through December 10.

Throughout the evening, you can enjoy Youd's performance, music by MGL and the Rev, and make art inspired by our exhibition of South African Beadwork. At 7:30 PM, Youd will give an artist's talk in the Ackland's Yager Gallery.

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Kristina Keeter Coffee Tree Series at Caffe Driade
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

Kristina Keeter Coffee Tree Series at Caffe Driade

Interdisciplinary artist Kristina Keeter uses ordinary materials as both inspiration and subject matter for her surreal images. In their abstraction, her works prompt us to observe and appreciate the ephemeral beauty of overlooked “everyday” things such as used coffee filters, food compost, and paper scraps. By repositioning and reimagining their compositions, she elevates the status of these found objects and allows the viewer to dream up new realities and meanings for them.

Her Coffee Tree series will be on view for the full month of December at Caffe Driade during regular open hours.

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Opening reception for ARTS 305 Photography Exhibit "Graphein" at FRANK Gallery
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

Opening reception for ARTS 305 Photography Exhibit "Graphein" at FRANK Gallery

FRANK Gallery is hosting an opening reception for students of UNC Professor Gesche Würfel's ARTS 305 Photography class entitled "Graphein." 

It will also be the last 2nd Friday artwalk for the gallery at the Franklin street location with the new FRANK space opening at University Place Mall on February 9th. Light refreshments will be provided.

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UNC Art Department Open House at Hanes Art Center
Nov
10
6:00 PM18:00

UNC Art Department Open House at Hanes Art Center

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! 

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Raleigh Rockers Dance Crew at 140 West Plaza
Nov
10
6:00 PM18:00

Raleigh Rockers Dance Crew at 140 West Plaza

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. 

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