Sep
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

Cinc Hayes Art Exhibit at Dwell Real Estate

Cinc Hayes’s artwork is inspired by many years of traveling across the world. A Chapel Hill native, he has journeyed across the USA, Canada, Europe, Eastern Europe, Central America, Africa, Scandinavia, to the edges of the North Pole and back again. Energies of these landscapes, people and animals reveal themselves through vibrant layers of color and texture on canvas. Memories and thoughts are captured in a single storyboard under disparate circumstance; a story to tell with no beginning or end. The layers of paint, fabric, sequins, sparkles and found objects form a collective expression that under closer inspection, the viewer can explore, and get lost in. Thus the viewer creates their own story, their own piece of art—and connection to it.

Be sure to stop by to see this whimsical and exciting exhibit.

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Sep
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

Opening Reception for Vera Reed, September's Emerging Artist at The ArtsCenter

This month's Emerging Artist, Vera Reed, exhibits a retrospective of self-portraits, each one representing a significant time in Reed's life--from reflecting on formative yet innocent moments in childhood, to studying at prestigious art schools, to battling the demons of mental illness. Her portraits and writings provide an insightful and deeply moving story of joy and wonder as well as the struggles she has overcome. 

Exhibition will be on display September 1-30.

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Textile Artist Elaine O'Neil at the Visitor's Center
Sep
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

Textile Artist Elaine O'Neil at the Visitor's Center

Textile artist Elaine O’Neil will be the featured artist at the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Center, 501 W. Franklin Street, for 2ndFriday Artwalk on Friday, September 8th. The Visitors Center will serve refreshments and stay open from 6pm-9pm in support of this growing event in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.

Hillsborough resident, O’Neil, grew up in rural Maine, the great-granddaughter of a lighthouse keeper, granddaughter of a farmer, and daughter of an ardent seamstress.

She received a degree in textile design from the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, and has shown her work in galleries up and down the East Coast as well as in the mountains of North Carolina.

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. 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.”

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What Makes a Portrait a Portrait?
Sep
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

What Makes a Portrait a Portrait?

The Arts and Peer Support Group--a free, weekly outpatient group for local adults living with mental illness--is excited to present an evening of self-created portraits. Please join us on Friday night, Sept. 8th, to expand your idea of what portraiture includes. This is a free event and light refreshments will be served. 

*Cover photo by group member and photographer extraordinaire, Karen Curran.

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Sep
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

Mammoth and Mastodon A-La-Palooza at Carrboro Town Hall

Brady Kleaveland is a young man with many passions and he illustrates what he loves. He is currently fascinated by mammoths and mastodons and will be showing his collection of pencil illustrations of these impressive prehistoric elephant relatives. He will be focusing on three species of mammoths and three species of mastodons and will show some of the science behind their differences.

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Sep
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

Let there be Flowers Acrylic Paintings by Chrystal Hardt at North Carolina Crafts Gallery

Chrystal Hardt is a visual artist with twenty-five years of experience painting and exploring the world through visual media. Her paintings are explorations of life through abstract relationships of light and dark, color, mystery and emotion. They strive to strike a balance between the figurative and the abstract. They evolve through the process of painting.

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Sep
8
5:00pm 5:00pm

Student-Led Tours at the Ackland Art Museum

Join us during the 2nd Friday Art Walk as Ackland Student Guides lead conversational tours based on a particular theme, enabling Ackland visitors to gain a deeper understanding of selected works in the Museum’s permanent collection.

Meet in the Ackland lobby. Free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

5:00-5:30

Female Beauty, Xueli Fan, Information Science, Graduate Student

Tour Description: Female Beauty in Different Cultures

Three objects on your tour: Young Girl with a Mandolin, Dish with Boating Scene, Mask of the Poro Society

5:30-6:00

“Color: A Pigment of Your Imagination”, Gabrielle Tenedero, Art History, Sophomore

Tour Description: Discuss how artists use color to convey a theme, message or motif, as well as how viewers perceive the piece based on the colors and other formal elements of the piece.

Three objects on your tour: Spirit, Rising on the Wind, The Sword of Damocles, View of the Ile de la Cite

6:30-7:00

“Expectations” by Jessie Carter, Senior, Classical Archaeology

Tour Description: Exploring the ways that art illustrates the expectations held for different people in different cultures, and the ways that expectations about a piece of art can change when the viewer looks at it differently.

Four objects on your tour: Sande Mask, Abacus, Cleopatra and the Peasant

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Aug
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Opening Reception of Curated Exhibit at Carrboro Town Hall

Join us Friday, August 11th for the opening reception of the Town Hall's curated exhibit featuring Onicas Gaddis, Dawn Hummer, Karin Neuvirth, Melanie See, and Nancy Smith. The exhibit will be on display now through October. This is the first of four quarterly exhibitions curated by Heather Gerni through the partnership between The ArtsCenter and the Town of Carrboro.

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Reception for Mixed-Media Artist LaTasha "Sunny" Gravely at the Visitors Center
Aug
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Reception for Mixed-Media Artist LaTasha "Sunny" Gravely at the Visitors Center

The Visitors Center will take part in 2nd Friday Artwalk and feature artist LaTasha “Sunny” Gravely who is known for her use of vibrant colors and powerful imagery. With her use of textured paper, colored tissue, paints and oil pastels, Sunny has found an elegant way to combine all of these mediums to create a vivacious expression of her art.  Her talents have greatly evolved from her “Southern Living” view ports using watercolor, ink and pencil.  Her art has been showcased in galleries from New York to Charlotte, North Carolina.  Ms. Gravely’s latest work has been exploring the “Black Lives Matter” movement and the current racial climate of our country.  She believes these intense times cause a huge rift in the fabric of our integrated society, exposing the hate of the “old world” and humanity of the “new world.” She has created these vignettes to represent a visual impact of these experiences through her own lens and point of view.  Each of her paintings diving deeper into the mind of a southern African American woman struggling to find sympathy and understanding in a nation of “have” and “have nots”.

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Aug
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Opening Reception for Sara Reynolds at The ArtsCenter

Chapel Hill, NC visual artist, Sara Reynolds, explores intuitive mark-making that covers a plethora of techniques, ideas and intentions. By experimenting with mediums such as charcoal, ink, paint, mixed media and sculptural materials, she allows herself to cover a vast range of compositions which evolve organically throughout her work. Her biggest interests come from challenging ideas and preconceived notions of what art is and can be. Exhibition on display August 1-31.

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Aug
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Glass Artist Jennifer Strickland at Womancraft Gifts

Meet Fused Glass Artist, Jennifer Strickland on Friday, August 11th for the 2nd Friday Artwalk. Her pieces are composed of cut, crushed and powdered glass that is then fused in a kiln to create a solid piece. Jennifer then takes her finished pieces and incorporates them into a wide range of unique pieces. 

Come and meet Jennifer, learn more about her passion and techniques as she demonstrates her artistry . . . and enjoy light refreshments on us!

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Aug
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Opening Reception: August Exhibitions at FRANK Gallery

FRANK Gallery’s August exhibition brings layers of vibrant colors and rich textures to the spotlight. Special guest Lynn Bregman Blass of Asheville joins FRANK artists Peg Bachenheimer, Mirinda Kossoff, and Emily Lees for a harmonious mix of mixed media, painting, ceramics and jewelry. This highly skilled group of artists present a unique opportunity for art collectors and novices alike to view and explore some of the finest local and regional talent.

We will celebrate our new show as a part of the 2nd Friday Artwalk with refreshments and music from Alison Weiner of Mahalo Jazz.

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Explore the Galleries at the Ackland Art Museum
Aug
11
5:00pm 5:00pm

Explore the Galleries at the Ackland Art Museum

At the Ackland Art Museum you can explore the galleries during the 2nd Friday ArtWalk! Along with the Permanent Collection, they have two new exhibitions:

Miguel Angel Ríos: A Morir (To the Death)
Through 17 September 2017

A three-channel video installation shot in Tepoztlan, Mexico, Miguel Angel Ríos’s A Morir (To the Death), 2003, focuses on a popular street game called trompos that involves spinning tops.

One of Many: Recent Acquisitions of Prints and Portfolios
Through 10 September 2017
One of Many showcases some of the Ackland’s major recent acquisitions of prints and portfolios made after 1960. Prints are, by their nature, produced in more or less numerous replicas; each of the prints in the exhibition is one example out of many copies.

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