Opening Reception: The Elegant Line and Consignor Invitational at FRANK Gallery
Jul
14
Aug 13

Opening Reception: The Elegant Line and Consignor Invitational at FRANK Gallery

  • FRANK Gallery

“One must always search for the desire of the line, where it wishes to enter or where to die away." - Henri Matisse

Humbly and respectfully, there is always the search for that elusive, elegant line. The authentic line that contains integrity and grace. What is its imposing width or gossamer thinness? Its angle and curve? Its placement on a surface or its fluidity in space? And where does the line end, after-all? The line is worked until it says to leave it be. FRANK presents “The Elegant Line, featuring Sudie Rakusin and Susan Filley. Rakusin celebrates line in her mixed-media abstract works; Filley creates graceful forms in clay.

Also featured in July, six artists who share a sense of whimsy and color in their individual bodies of work. The artists whose work will be showcased at FRANK this month include ceramicists Carmen Elliott and Cathy Kiffney, textile artist Elaine O’Neil, painters Henryk Fantazos, Anne Gregory and Rosie Thompson, and jeweler Rebecca Neigher. These Triangle based artists share some line, color and stylistic qualities, but overall were chosen as exceptional examples of the rich local artistic community. Each artist will be presenting a small body of work, showcasing their personal points of view and distinct, elevated level of skill and creativity.


Explore the Galleries or Take a Tour at the Ackland Art Museum
Jul
14
6:00 pm18:00

Explore the Galleries or Take a Tour at the Ackland Art Museum

At the Ackland Art Museum you can explore the galleries and also catch a free tour at 6 PM or 7:30 PM. 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.

Opening Reception for Onica Gaddis at The ArtsCenter
Jul
14
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception for Onica Gaddis at The ArtsCenter

Onicas calls his painting “Spiritual Expressionism”, which describes his work in general terms, but merely touches at describing the depth and breadth of where his paintings come from. Gaddis works on canvas, paper, and wood, using primarily acrylics. His 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. Exhibition on display July 1-31.http://www.artscenterlive.org/exhibitions

Opening Reception for Paperhand Puppet's "The Masks of a Movement" at The ArtsCenter
Jul
14
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception for Paperhand Puppet's "The Masks of a Movement" at The ArtsCenter

Puppetry, masks and insurrection have been woven into the tapestry of the human experience since the beginning. We strive to carry on this rich tradition with our art and activism. Using dance, movement, story, song, giant puppets, painted cardboard and much more Paperhand seeks to shift the status quo from sleeping and numbing to one of awakening and creative engagement. Come by the ArtsCenter during July and get an up close look at some of the magical creations by this celebrated and award winning troupe based in Saxapahaw NC. Exhibition on display July 1-31. http://www.artscenterlive.org/exhibitions

Reception for Mixed-Media Artist LaTasha "Sunny" Gravely at the Visitors Center
Jul
14
6:00 pm18:00

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”.

Reception at NC Crafts Gallery for Jacqueline Mehring, Punch Needle Art
Jul
14
6:00 pm18:00

Reception at NC Crafts Gallery for Jacqueline Mehring, Punch Needle Art

Punch Needle Art by Jacqueline Mehring of Burlington, NC. Punch Needle is a form of embroidery that uses a hollow needle to create loops of thread on fabric. Also known as thread painting for the complexity and texture of design that can be created with this technique, it creates a textured pile surface akin to a miniature version of a hooked rug. 

Artist reception in conjunction with the Chapel Hill Carrboro 2nd Friday Artwalk. Friday, July 14 from 6:00 - 9:00pm. 

Opening Reception for Saving Our Pollinators at the ArtsCenter
Jun
9
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception for Saving Our Pollinators at the ArtsCenter

  • The ArtsCenter

Please join us this Friday for the opening reception for "Saving Our Pollinators" featuring "Beehold the Humble Pollinator" exhibit from the NC Botanical Garden; art of Matthew Leavitt, Miriam Sagasti, and Torey Wahlstrom; and curated art from the community. A live hive from Just Bee Apiary will also be on display during the opening reception.

Jun
9
6:00 pm18:00

Photographer Adina Davidson and Fiber Artist Peg Gignoux at Cameron's

  • Cameron's

Cameron's will be hosting two artists: Photographer Adina Davidson and Fiber Artist Peg Gignoux. Adina's photographs include beautiful florals as well as scenes from around Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham. Peg is featuring her "Unstructured Tees," large, one-size-fits-all t-shirts for lounging and leaping, featuring artwork by children.

Jun
9
6:00 pm18:00

Reception for Dawn Surratt's Photogrpahy Exhibition at the Horace Williams House

  • The Horace Wiliams House

Preservation Chapel Hill is proud to host artist Dawn Surratt’s June 2017 exhibition. For the past 20 years she has spent her life working with hospice patients in rural and urban settings and grappling with the duality of both the tenacity and fragility of the human spirit. This very sacred work is the backbone of her photography, echoing strong undercurrents of transition, tenderness and loss. She exclusively uses toy lenses to capture her images because they are unpredictable and surprising---almost as much as life itself.

Meet Local Fiber Artist Jean Wipperman at WomanCraft Gifts
Jun
9
6:00 pm18:00

Meet Local Fiber Artist Jean Wipperman at WomanCraft Gifts

  • WomanCraft Gifts

Meet local fiber artist, Jean Wipperman, during Womancraft’s 2nd Friday celebration in Carrboro.  Jean is an accomplished artisan, with a wide range of skills including sewing, quilting, embroidery, crochet and weaving.  Her creativity is sparked when finding ways to repurpose materials with a whimsical flair.

Jean will be featuring work of both function and fun.  Her “fiddly quilts” combine color, texture and tactile elements designed to sooth those dealing with dementia, Alzheimer’s, autism, restlessness, etc.  And her casino purses, made entirely by recycling men’s neckties, are the perfect touch for a night out on the town.

Come and meet Jean, learn more about her passion and techniques . . . and have a snack and a splash of wine, too.

Another great upcoming event at WomanCraft: Woodworking Demonstration

Saturday, June 10; 12 noon to 5:00pm

Join us for WomanCraft Gifts' first "demo day" of the summer - just in time for Father's Day shopping.  Members of the Chapel Hill Woodturners will be set up to show you how they work their magic with wood.  The group will feature the technique of marquetry, presented by member Beth Woody.

 

 

Jun
9
6:00 pm18:00

"What's Not Digital?" Paintings by Durham artist, Maria Falbo at North Carolina Crafts Gallery

  • North Carolina Crafts Gallery

This collection of paintings explores Falbo's analog1 experience and its digital2 representation in a broad and metaphorical sense. What’s not digital? asks what is lost or gained when experience is represented, reconstructed, and remembered digitally.

Digitizing requires sampling the original content according to some rule (whose rule?). Digitizing requires leaving out or changing a good bit of the original content (who chooses what to leave out?). Digitizing is a way of systematically losing information (forgetting, omitting, editing) – so that the original content is often lost forever and what remains is a version of reality.

1 Analog - of, relating to, or being a mechanism in which data is represented by continuously variable physical quantities. Anything that happens on a continuous spectrum requires an infinite number of infinitesimal pieces of information to record.

2 Digital - relating to or being a mechanism in which data is represented in discrete numerical form (especially 0 and 1). Digitizing chunks the continuous into a finite number of same-sized, discrete units.

Jun
9
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception: June Featured Artists at FRANK Gallery

  • FRANK Gallery

FRANK Gallery presents a very special selection of artists this June: Catherine Gregory, Marguerite Jay Gignoux, and Linda Prager. Working in mixed media, fiber, and ceramics (respectively) their work comes together across mediums through shared textures, colors, and forms that often arise from experimentation and are inspired by the world around them. We are exceptionally pleased to be welcoming Catherine Gregory to FRANK, for the first time, from Burgundy, France for two very special evenings in June.

Celebrate our June artists, Catherine Gregory, Peg Gignoux, and Linda Prager with us on this very special evening. Refreshments will be served, the artists will be present for a meet and greet, and discussion of their work.

This event is presented as part of the 2nd Friday Artwalk, and is free and open to the public.

"Susan Gartrell: Spirit Creatures" continues in the Tiny Gallery at The Ackland Museum Store
Jun
9
6:00 pm18:00

"Susan Gartrell: Spirit Creatures" continues in the Tiny Gallery at The Ackland Museum Store

  • Ackland Museum Store

The Tiny Gallery at the Ackland Museum Store is delighted to offer another 2nd Friday opportunity to see"Susan Gartrell: Spirit Creatures". This lovely little show of portraits, both human and animal, will delight. Susan creates fantastical images in watercolor and mixed media by filtering her life's stories through the lens of her imagination. For her, a portrait is the intertwining of memory and emotion.

Meet the Artist Shannon Moore Fitzgerald at Looking Glass Cafe
Jun
9
6:00 pm18:00

Meet the Artist Shannon Moore Fitzgerald at Looking Glass Cafe

  • Looking Glass Cafe

Shannon Moore Fitzgerald is an artist, author, quilter, and lover of learning. “I am an intuitive artist, I create energy art that uplifts the spirit.” She uses acrylic paints and applies many layers to create a depth and richness to each piece as well as textural effects. Shannon has been creating art since she was a child. Her paintings embody high vibration energy; Shannon’s vision is to spread more light, love, and laughter in the world one painting at a time.

Jun
9
5:00 pm17:00

Cinc Hayes's Whimsical Paintings at Carrboro Town Hall

  • Carrboro Town Hall

Cinc Hayes will have a variety of whimsical paintings on display at the Carrboro town hall for the June 9th art walk.

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.

May
12
6:00 pm18:00

The Shrine Room at Cameron's

  • The Shrine Room at Cameron's

Teachers 2 Teachers, a local non-profit which brings US teachers to Guatemala so they can share their teaching skills, will have products from Guatemala on display. The display will also be available at Cameron's on Saturday, May 13 from 10:00am - 9:00pm.

May
12
6:00 pm18:00

50 5x7s: Shannon Bueker's Tribute to artist Alex O'Connor at North Carolina Crafts Gallery

  • North Carolina Crafts Gallery

Chatham County artist Shannon Bueker of Not Now, Kato! Fine Art Studios, Pittsboro, was gifted 50 blank canvases by friend and artist, Alex O'Connor with a request to "fill them with beautiful animals." Sadly, after a long illness, Alex passed away in December of 2016. Shannon has painted these canvases in Alex's honor. Proceeds from the sale of these paintings will be donated to Independent Animal Rescue of Durham

Opening Reception for Cultural Fabric at FRANK Gallery
May
12
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception for Cultural Fabric at FRANK Gallery

  • FRANK Gallery

Project Director, Hollie Taylor teams up with artist friends from Chapel Hill High School, Ida Lavern-Couch with the African American Quilt Circle, and Barbara Tyroler with the FRANK gallery to present

Cultural Fabric
Explorations of youth identity through quilts and portraiture

Hollie received the Into The Streets Grant, a community-art project of The Town of Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation Department’s Cultural Arts Division with Jeff York. She has created an interactive arts program with The Corner Teens Center, staff and volunteers under the director Samathryn Witham, program assistant Jamie Sisk, and Bonnand UNC Bonner Leaders Mateo Carvalho and Sarah Henderson. Through a series of art experiences, the teens explore issues of identity, friendship, and community.

This community reception is free and open to all, and presented as part of the 2nd Friday Artwalk.

May
12
6:00 pm18:00

Pickle Pie Pottery at Dwell Real Estate

  • Dwell Real Estate

DeDe Richardson of Pickle Pie Pottery has been working with clay for over a quarter of a century. She looks to nature as an inspiration and this shows through in her work. She creates many hand built pieces including serving bowls, garden bells, mugs, and air plant hangers. She also enjoys working on the wheel. One of her current obsessions is throwing tiny jars which are perfect on the inside, but on the outside they are hand carved to produce an organic one of a kind piece.