Opening Reception for NCCU Digital Pre-Production in the ArtsCenter Corridor
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception for NCCU Digital Pre-Production in the ArtsCenter Corridor

Digital Pre-Production will showcase the process of planning which accompanies creating animations and video games. Pre-Production work is the underlying aesthetic foundation for larger digital productions. Although it plays a critical role, often these pieces are never displayed for public consumption. This show features student work from NCCU’s Digital Pre-Production program.

Exhibition runs April 1st-31st, 2019

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"It's a Bird Thing" exhibit by Gina White
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

"It's a Bird Thing" exhibit by Gina White

Drawing inspiration from everyday life, family, and friends, each of Gina's sculptures is an original work of art. "I aspire to bring each piece to life with the intent of creating a lasting relationship that resonates with anyone who gains an appreciation of the sculpture. It may evoke a fond memory, create curiosity, or perhaps extend the invitation to assume ownership." Gina reuses, reclaims, and recycles materials for her sculptures as often as possible, as her way of giving back what the world has given her. :) Join her & us for this most unique 2nd Friday ArtWalk exhibit!!

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Fight or Flight
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

Fight or Flight

Fight Or Flight features a collection of paintings and sculptures exploring the impact of anxiety and trauma on female identity. Presentations of the human figure are created and distorted in examination of the dissonance between the female psyche and external patriarchal culture. Through the use of clay and fiber, the malleable connections between the physical and the psychological are illustrated in the contrast of hard and soft material. The resulting explorations of mind, body, and healing evoke personal narratives in psychologically charged environments, questioning our perception of subjective reality.

Biography:
Evee Erb graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 2016 with a BFA in Ceramics. While attending MICA, she also studied Illustration and Textile Design. After receiving her degree, Erb moved back to her hometown of Durham, NC where she has worked at the North Carolina Museum of Art, taught workshops at a variety of art centers, and given lessons and artist talks at various local schools. Erb has had her work exhibited nationally and internationally. She works in clay using traditional hand building and sculpting techniques to combine form and surface with dynamic uses of fiber and textile.

Website: http://www.eveeerb.com

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An eclectic and unusual double bill with Stacey L. Kirby and Lonnie Holley
Apr
12
5:00 PM17:00

An eclectic and unusual double bill with Stacey L. Kirby and Lonnie Holley

6-8 PM: ART& artist Stacey L. Kirby and her team conduct civil presence assessments within her new installation, The Department of Reflection.

8:30-10 PM: Concert and talk with Lonnie Holley. Part of the 50th anniversary celebrations for the Department of American Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Lonnie Holley's concert and talk is now sold out and waitlisted.

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Sue Scheier - Fused Glass Artist & Janie Galloway - Decorative Painter
Apr
12
4:00 PM16:00

Sue Scheier - Fused Glass Artist & Janie Galloway - Decorative Painter

Janie Galloway: Painted Glass and Wood

Janie’s painted glass has been a featured item at WomanCraft for more than 2 years, and at April’s event, she will be conducting a demo of her technique on wood. Join Janie from 4:00pm to 6:00pm as she paints wooden eggs and ceramic Easter baskets. Next up, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm is our 2nd featured artist –

Sue Scheier: Fused Glass

Colored glass has always held a magical appeal to Sue as its color can transform based on the intensity of light shining through it. Fused glass, joining pieces of glass together under high temperatures, adds another dimension to its magical quality. From serving dishes to stick pins, her products are a result of her passion for and enjoyment of working with glass. Many of Sue’s pieces are not only appealing to the eye, but are functional as well. Come and meet Sue, learn more about her techniques and enjoy some refreshments during this special event.

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A Night for the Arts
Apr
12
11:30 AM11:30

A Night for the Arts

Come check out the work of Local Carrboro Artist Mack Leigh and enjoy the music of the band Overstory. Mack's intimate renderings of human subjects are simple yet engaging and Overstory will treat you to some pop, folk, country, 90's vibes... who knows what else. Come prepared for an artistic and musical adventure.

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	 "Branching Out" by Sarah Jane Tart
Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

"Branching Out" by Sarah Jane Tart

Sarah Jane Tart is a Durham-based artist and illustrator.

She will be displaying her latest series, “Branching Out,” at Caffè Driade for the month of March. This collection of watercolor paintings on paper leans into the playfulness of light and the watercolor medium to explore moments of stillness in nature. Moments that give pause and take your breath away in this often-hectic world. Moments of reflection, bringing you back to the root of what truly matters.

A portion of Sarah Jane’s “Fanciful Florals” series, a collection of acrylic paintings on canvas, will also be on display. This set of paintings was inspired by her wedding bouquet. Sarah Jane loves flowers, and they were one way she and her husband shared their love story with friends and family at their wedding. She hopes these paintings remind viewers of the love and beauty in their own lives.

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Screenprints by Kristen DeGree
Mar
8
6:00 PM18:00

Screenprints by Kristen DeGree

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. Exhibition on display January through March.

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Exceptional Children's Art Therapy Program
Mar
8
6:00 PM18:00

Exceptional Children's Art Therapy Program


Join us Friday, March 8, 2019 from 6-8 pm for the opening reception of our CHCCS Exceptional Children's Art Therapy Program. We look forward to celebrating these amazing artists by sharing and honoring their process, vision, creativity and tenacity! 

If you are interested in learning more about the work we do in the Exceptional Children's Art Therapy Program, we will also be hosting a workshop and gallery walk through Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 pm.

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Put a Bird on It with Donna Stubbs!
Mar
8
6:00 PM18:00

Put a Bird on It with Donna Stubbs!

ABOUT ME
I am a mixed media artist. My work includes acrylic paint, collage, drawing and image transfers. I use a variety of materials in my work to build layered surfaces and create fragments of meaning. Dress patterns, found objects, maps, thread, tissue paper, and my own photography are some of the items I include in my work. I work rapidly, make marks with my fingers and rub images away.

I select materials based on what I am drawn to. Vintage magazines, junk mail or text can evoke a moment in time when combined with old family photos or my photography of the South. Living in North Carolina and often traveling to the mountains of Virginia, I photograph concrete yard art, rusted cars, water towers, and derelict buildings. Forgotten areas on country roads often lead me to subject matter that feels disturbing and beautiful at the same time.

Currently I am exploring new techniques such as painting on cast off pieces from furniture manufacturing and using solvents to transfer images.

I sell my work locally in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, NC, and sell prints through Fine Art America. I teach art classes for adults at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro and teach art classes for children at local schools and at my studio.

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Pop Up Quilt Show and Sale
Mar
8
6:00 PM18:00

Pop Up Quilt Show and Sale

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The Durham Orange Quilters Guild wraps up their 40th anniversary with an Art Walk in Downtown Chapel Hill, followed by a Quilt Exhibit at the Chapel Hill Public Library.

During the 2nd Friday ArtWalk, DOQ will display and sell many handmade quilts and fabric art pieces. The pop-up show and sale will be at 109 East Franklin street. The show and sale will be open from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm on Friday, March 8 and from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm on Saturday, March 9.

More information about the Durham Orange Quilters Guild may be found online: www.durhamorangequilters.org

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Dede Corvinus - Jeweler
Mar
8
6:00 PM18:00

Dede Corvinus - Jeweler

Dede Corvinus is our featured artist for the March 8th Artwalk. Dede is a jeweler who loves to work with stones. The colors, texture and character of each stone is unique. In addition to her necklaces, earrings and bracelets, she has recently added mobiles, large and small, plus eye glass chains. Come in and talk about rocks with Dede and enjoy some goodies.

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Mapping the Mind at the Ackland
Mar
8
5:00 PM17:00

Mapping the Mind at the Ackland

There are three activities to choose from at the Ackland this 2nd Friday:

5-6:15 PM: "The Beautiful Brain: Forging Connections Between Art and Science." Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s discoveries paved the way for remarkable breakthroughs in neuroscience in the early 20th century. Join us for an intriguing discussion exploring questions about the brain, current developments in neuroscience, and the influence of sociocultural factors on the brain and human behavior. With Margaret Sheridan (Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience), Patrick Harrison (Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience), Cassie Hamrick (Durham-based Art Therapist), and Hillary Rubesin (Director, Art Therapy Institute of North Carolina). Co-presented by Stigma free Carolina: Redefining Mental Health. Free admission.

6:30-8 PM: "Mapping the Mind at the Ackland: An Art and Literature Discussion" Co-organized with Carolina Public Humanities. Carolina Public Humanities is teaming up with the Ackland Art Museum to explore the ways in which art can help us understand the complexity of the human brain—both physically and psychologically. Join Pamela Cooper, associate professor of English and Comparative Literature, in a robust discussion of the short stories of Virginia Woolf, whose stream-of-consciousness writing helped lay the groundwork for modern psychology. Carolyn Allmendinger, Ackland’s Director of Academic Programs, will then guide us through the Museum’s newest exhibition, The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, featuring exquisite neuroanatomical drawings by the father of modern neuroscience. $30 per person (includes a copy of the exhibition catalog and light snacks). Limited to 20 participants, so sign up early to reserve your spot!

5 PM-9 PM Explore "The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramon y Cajal" during March’s 2nd Friday ArtWalk. "The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal" was organized by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota with the Cajal Institute, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Madrid, Spain.

Image Credit: Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Calyces of Held in the nucleus of the trapezoid body, 1934, ink and pencil on paper. Courtesy of Instituto Cajal (CSIC).

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Past Imperfect: Voices from NC History  A Stage Reading
Feb
22
3:00 PM15:00

Past Imperfect: Voices from NC History A Stage Reading

Written by members of Triangle Playwrights, these monologues are based on NC figures whose influence can still be felt—for better or worse—today. Some names may be familiar, others not. We hear, in the voices of the past, people fighting for freedom and social justice as well as those willing to manipulate others to stop progress or simply to promote themselves.  Though the people represented are long gone, their politics, beliefs, causes, and sacrifices still resonate in these turbulent times. 
 

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	 All About the Brain!
Feb
8
6:30 PM18:30

All About the Brain!

Come to the Ackland Art Museum for an evening all about the brain!

Explore the exhibition 'The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramon y Cajal' until 9 PM, and drop by these two brainy programs:

6:30 PM: 
Join us for a gallery talk led by UNC neuroscientists talking about their images featured in the Ackland's new exhibition, 'The Beautiful Brain.' Learn how they produced these images, find out about the importance of imaging in neuroscience today, and find out how these artist-scientists see the connections between science and art.

7:30 PM: 
Ask a UNC neuroscientist! Curious about how your brain works? Wondering about the nature of consciousness? Want to know more about artist-scientist Santiago Ramón y Cajal? Bring your burning neuroscience-related questions to the Ackland for a chance to Ask a Neuroscientist!

The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal was organized by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota with the Cajal Institute, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Madrid, Spain.

IMAGE: Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Spanish, 1852-1934: Epitelio y neuroglia primitivos de ratón (Glial cells of the mouse spinal cord), 1899, ink and pencil on paper. Courtesy of Instituto Cajal (CSIC).

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	 Laurie Meier – Stamped Greeting Cards
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

Laurie Meier – Stamped Greeting Cards


Paper, ink, stamps, ribbons, embellishments, and a little imagination are the tools supporting Laurie’s passion for the past 15 years. She uses these simple tools to create small works of art. Join us at WomanCraft Gifts to celebrate Laurie’s work and join in a card-making workshop where you’ll make your own valentine card! We’re also celebrating “Wellness” in February with a special display of items that support taking care of yourself. As always, we’ll have some treats to offer so come see us. It promises to be a fun evening!

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	 Not Sorry to See You Go
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

Not Sorry to See You Go

What happens when you get a cancer diagnosis? Your world stops, and if you are fortunate you get through it. Your perspective is forever changed. This show follows my arc:

From reconciliation
to contemplation and meditation
to gaining strength
to finding fun and femininity
to reinvention

Two years to the month after my last surgery for breast cancer, I have the pleasure of showing my work at Open Eye Cafe in February.

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Sharon E. Burroughs Stevens is a visual artist from Chapel Hill, NC, who works in acrylic, collage, and photography while influenced by her background in graphic design and not influenced by her degree in chemical engineering.

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Art by Quentin King
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

Art by Quentin King

Quentin's paintings often refer to pop and mass culture. Using written and drawn symbols to create a world where light-heartedness is met with internal criticism. By choosing mainly formal solutions, he creates intense personal moments, masterfully created by means of poetry and collage, effectively luring the viewer around the piece. By contesting the division between the realm of memory and the realm of experience, he absorbs biblical stories and African American culture into daily practice.

Join us & meet Mr. King for this 2nd Friday ArtWalk reception, only at This & That Gift Gallery!!

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	 Bulls By Their Horns
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

Bulls By Their Horns

Please join us for the 2nd Friday ArtWalk opening reception for artist Fabrizio Bianchi. Fabrizio has been painting for over 30 years, using abstract expressionism, representational and pop imagery on mixed media as his recurring themes and subject matter. Fabrizio received his Bachelor’s Degree from East Carolina and his Master’s Degree from the University of New Mexico. His work has been displayed in several venues across the Triangle including the Durham Art Guild, Golden Belt, Carrack Modern, Vega Metals Gallery, Visual Art Exchange, Carrboro ArtsCenter, and Lee Hansley Gallery.


Artist Statement:
When does an icon in your work become the symbol of your identity? When you create an unstoppable, frenzied momentum from your visual history, family ancestry, and every moment that inspires you to keep creating yourself through your work. My bull series is a momentum that charges into uncharted territory as new ideas are scribbled on faded post-it notes and scraps of paper while the acrylics dry and the sawdust settles into every nook of my work in progress. It’s a momentum that forces me to escape the virtual world while creating new tangible ones on many late nights, only waking up the following morning with new ideas. It’s a momentum that has helped me visualize my identity charging with speed and fruition, filling the walls with layers of materials, colors and textures as I seize the moment like taking the bulls by their horns.

For many years I would experiment with layers of paints and stains over wooden materials, building rich textured surfaces to get a variety of aesthetics. After mixed reactions and sentiments from trial and error, I started cutting and sanding old surfaces to reveal a ‘chromatic excavation’ of my creative process. Eventually I transformed these boards into sculptural artworks, assembling and juxtaposing them with fresh paints and materials to create unique variations of a new yet familiar icon/design: a bullhead. The symbol of the bull has a dual meaning for me. It represents my family heritage, my second home that holds many memories of traveling to Argentina, including working with gauchos and herding cattle. The bullhead also represents Durham as the symbol of a community beyond a residence: a canvas with multiple layers of a rich history that I’ve been proud to ‘paint’ with many experiences that have made this city ‘mi cielo, mi tierra’, my home.

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	 Opening Reception for "Medicine Cabinet" by Ben Hamburger
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception for "Medicine Cabinet" by Ben Hamburger


In Medicine Cabinet, painter Ben Hamburger presents a new series of figurative paintings and accompanying mixed media works. Large scale figures distorted within their canvas frames contemplate mental health, the effects of technology, and the endless pursuit for something more. Join us for the opening reception in Nicholson Gallery at the Arts Center as part of the 2nd Friday ArtWalk. 

Opening Reception: February 8th, 6-8pm

Exhibition Runs February 3rd-28th, 2019

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	 Opening Reception for Portraits by Telvin Wallace
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception for Portraits by Telvin Wallace

Telvin Wallace in a Senior in the NCCU Department of Art who creates portraits.

"Art is a conduit for sharing thoughts and ideas. Our imagination has the power to change one’s perception of reality and open viewers to new ideas. Although society may not change in an instant by art, its insipid spread into the active part of our minds will stimulate creativity.

My work questions the enigmatic connotations of our reality by allowing the audience to peer through my lens and my perception of reality. I have the natural urge to create art from the inside out; to make visible the hidden feelings, attitudes, and functionings of everyday life that are influenced by illnesses or traumatic events. Without proper treatment, a person’s mental and physical health can fluctuate, causing substantial changes. These changes create a feeling of desolation that not only affects the individual in the composition, but also the world around them. This dystopia is the subject matter of my art.

I have two purposes in creating art. First, is to create art in order to externalize, process, and articulate my subject’s feelings. I feel that it’s the most effective way to investigate one’s internal feelings and reactions to their health, while also basing my own artwork on research. Typically when I approach my work, I sense a form of engagement between that which what I know and that which I hope to find - that between these two areas of desire stretches a zone of conflict, a place of anxiety to which Sigmund Freud refers. The result is an image that transcends the original idea, while taking on a life of its own. I use my personal and heartfelt work as a cathartic release. Art helps me discover me, and I hope that it helps my audience do the same. My work brings me closer to finding my sense of self, emotions, thoughts, and feelings associated with physical and mental health. My second purpose is to educate others and attempt to cultivate empathy, regarding the challenges that people face and endure, surrounding health.

When I make a painting I am building a psychologically charged space. I usually start off with a few sketches that familiarize me with the problems I will encounter in the final work. My technique varies based on the content of my subject matter. Indirect methods appear and can be utilized at any time in the course of a paintings development. Look at the pentimento that we find in a Da Vinci, Titian, or Caravaggio painting. They repainted but still maintained the ultimate balance. Ultimately, I develop my own techniques to come up with a unique visual language and aesthetic."

Opening Reception: February 8th, 6-8pm
Exhibition Runs February 3rd-28th, 2019

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