In October, the American Institute of Architects Triangle chapter is hosting Arch-tober! Visit architecture firms in Carrboro and Chapel Hill to discover more about the AIA and the local firms below.
We have two firms without electricity and they will not be participating in the firm crawls this evening.
Lord Aeck Sargent located at 1414 Raleigh Rd Ste 225, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Calico Studio located at 1141 Smith Level Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Swing by Chapel Hill's new food hall - grab a drink from the bar and snacks from Blue Dogwood's independently-owned food stalls. The group show features Ely Urbanski, Miriam Sagasti, Torey Wahlstrom, Amber Elkins, and Andrew Taylor. Ely also has a printmaking talk starting at 7:30p.
Pam Swinney is one of WomanCraft’s best known artisans whose creativity in jewelry design is truly unique. She is a well-trained metal smith focused on jewelry handcrafted in silver, copper, titanium, niobium and enameled fine silver and copper.
During WomanCraft’s 2nd Friday celebration in October, Pam will be featuring new items created in enameled copper.
Come and join us at our store in Carrboro – and enjoy refreshments as you talk to Pam about her amazing work.
Group exhibition of local artists Lloyd Childers, Shannon Fitzgerald, Linda Starr, Lyudmila Tomova, and Ely Urbanski. Exhibition on display through December.
Steven Silverleaf’s figurative paintings and drawings explore distinctive line and color that is all Silverleaf’s own. Exhibition on display through December.
Join Orange Literacy as they celebrate our their new space at 307 W Weaver Street (the red and green house), with an open house, local band Pretend I'm a Genius playing on the front porch and lots information about adult and family literacy in Orange County.
Come to the Ackland Art Museum for a day of vernacular photography! Digitize your home movies with the A/V Geeks; explore the Sloane Art Library’s photobook collection in a special pop-up event at the Ackland; and listen to vernacular photography collector Robert E. Jackson in conversation with Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, Peter Nisbet.
Event #1: Home Movie Day Chapel Hill
Celebrate Home Movie Day! Bring your home movies to the Ackland Art Museum for digitization by the A/V Geeks. Sign Up Here!
Event #2: Pop-Up Photobooks Show: Rare and Special Photobooks from the Sloane Art Library Collection
Explore highlights from the Sloane Art Library’s photobook collection in a special pop-up event at the Ackland Art Museum. Join us to see, handle, and talk about books that are in very few public collections.
Event #3: Collecting Photographs: Snapshots, Vernacular, and Beyond—Robert E. Jackson in Conversation with Peter Nisbet
Join vernacular photography collector Robert E. Jackson in conversation with the Ackland’s Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, Peter Nisbet.
Brady Clay Kleaveland is educating the public about lighter-than-air flying machines, one of his favorite interests. He knows that everyone knows about hot air balloons, so he intends to do a show on lesser known lighter-than-air flying machines such as airships and gas balloons. He will be showing illustrations of and showing factsheets about these awesome machines.
These paintings are inspired by oceans and beaches around the world, including the black and pink sand beaches of Iceland and Hawaii. They are visual representations of the healing and creative power that oceans possess. A portion of sales will go to The 5 Gyres Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that focuses on reducing plastics pollution by focusing on primary research. Programs concentrate on science, education and adventure. Please come by! Mahalo.
Please join us at our premier event at 205 W Weaver Street, Carrboro 27510. We are featuring North Carolina Artists Anselme Long, Caleb Clark, and Matthew Good. Our wonderful neighbors at Provence will be catering the event. We look forward seeing you on Friday October 12!
See Chapel Hill artist, Ali Saren's mixed media abstract art this 2nd Friday only at This & That Gift Gallery! She has a wonderful concept about "risk and temporary beauty"....
"In my practice I have learned to appreciate a moment of beauty, a moment of perfection, with a small realization that this may not last, it may change, grow, morph into something even more beautiful or something, well, quite less beautiful. My practice has also taught me to take risks. Experiment and be OK with an outcome. Be OK with failure. Be OK with mistakes. Be OK with success. Move on. Move Up. Just move. Just grow. Just learn. Just live." -Ali Saren
WomanCraft is featuring two artists at its 2nd Friday celebration in September!
Carolyn Doyle works in both fabric and clay. At this event, she will be showing several new quilts. You can also explore her beautiful clay creations and fabric items during your visit.
Jennifer Strickland creates beautiful decorative and utilitarian pieces in fused glass. Her pieces are composed of cut, crushed and powdered glass that is then fused in a kiln to create a solid piece.
Both Carolyn and Jennifer will be there to share their passion for hand crafted art – as well as their techniques. This is a great opportunity to learn about several mediums from two of the best! And as always - light refreshments are on us!
WomanCraft Gifts, 360 E. Main Street, Carrboro; www.womancraftgifts.squarespace.com; 919-929-3300
Friday, September 14; 6pm to 9pm
Orange Literacy is throwing a "Welcome to the Neighborhood" party at our brand new location at 307 W Weaver Street in Carrboro.
We're the red & green house - you can't miss us! Front porch concert by Pretend I'm a Genius. Stop by to enjoy the music and learn about our programs.
6 PM – Lonnie Holley
Concert and Public Talk
Free, no RSVP required, seating is limited.
For this very special 2nd Friday, the Ackland is thrilled to host a performance by UNC Department of American Studies Caldwell Family Artist-in-Residence Lonnie Holley!
Lonnie Bradley Holley, sometimes known as The Sand Man (born February 10, 1950, in Birmingham, Alabama), is an African American artist and art educator. Since 1979, Holley has devoted himself to the practice of improvisational creativity as a sculptor and musician. In 1981, he brought a few examples of his sandstone carvings to Birmingham Museum of Art director Richard Murray. The BMA displayed some of those pieces immediately and Murray introduced him to the organizers of the 1981 exhibition "More Than Land and Sky: Art from Appalachia" at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Soon his work was being acquired by other institutions, such as the American Folk Art Museum in New York and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. His work has also been displayed at the White House.
Enjoy a cold craft beer from Top of the Hill's pop-up bar while experiencing Holley’s riveting live performance.
Local artist and author Bob Palmatier shares the process of creating children's book illustrations. The show includes original sketches, examples of original story mock-ups, intermediary sketches, and final drawings in clever matted frames to allow one to see how ideas become stories, sketches begin to match up to stories, and how final drawings become paintings. Meet Bob and enjoy complimentary refreshments.
Join Cameron's Friday August 10th for the 2nd Friday Artwalk from 6:00pm-9:00pm. For this Artwalk, we will be unveiling our 2019 Poster Calendars including Kate Libby, Elaine O'Neil, Linnea and Janine Moore's Flowers. In celebration, the poster calendars will be 15% off the entire weekend, Friday through Sunday. Why not get a jump start on your holiday shopping?
Meet local fiber artist, Jean Wipperman, during Womancraft’s 2nd Friday celebration in Carrboro on August 10, 2018. Jean has a passion for joining her craft with function that supports wellness and personal health and well-being. Her “fiddly quilts” combine color, texture and tactile elements designed to sooth those dealing with dementia, Alzheimer’s, autism, restlessness, etc. Her felted purses are tactile, calming and stylish!
Come and meet Jean, learn more about her passion and techniques . . . and have a snack and a splash of wine, too.
Join us this Friday for the opening reception of "Big & Small & Abstract & Floral" by Hillsborough artist Michael Brady. Brady’s large oil abstracts as well as his smaller abstractive flower paintings will be on display until September 30th.
Paintings by Renzo Ortega
Opening Reception: Friday August 10th, 2018
From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Exhibition on display in the Nicholson Gallery and ArtsCenter Corridor from August 1st - 31st.
This exhibition is supported by the Orange County Arts Commission Artist Project Grant.
"I will show in The Nicholson Gallery at The Artscenter in Carrboro new work from the Southern Series, that is a painting project I have been working since I relocated to Carrboro in the fall of 2016. This series represents the issues that low-income families confront, such a housing crisis, health insurance, discrimination, displacements, and the hopeful efforts to improve their quality of life. I am painting this series because my journey is similar to the experience of many people that came to this country. Being an active community member make us part of the Country’s economy and culture. Painting it is strongly related to our identity, for this reason as a Peruvian artist working in The United States I want to continue with the legacy of the WPA artists that during the Great Depression expressed in their work the life of the people. Our current times are similar and I believe that my paintings will contribute with a message of hope and a statement that we are building culture. Art expressions are crucial, art sets out cultural models in a continuous renovation. Our identity is the fusion, our art expressions are not a characteristic of the immigrant nostalgia. We are a living culture and my painting project is about that. Along with the works from The Southern Series I will show in The ArtsCenter’s Corridor Gallery selected works made in New York City.
In addition I am planning a guided tour/artist talk of the exhibition on Wednesday August 29th. Having a conversation and answering questions about my painting process. The effectiveness of this project is evaluated based in the capability to have my work accessible for viewing. Art made by people from our community has to be seen, for this reason, The ArtsCenter Galleries are a tool and an opportunity for the effectiveness of the project."
Renzo Ortega (Lima, Perú, 1974) is an Immigrant Peruvian-American artist. He studied at the National School of Fine Arts (E.N.S.A.B.A.P.) in Lima, Perú, at the Arts Students League of New York and holds an MFA in painting from Hunter College, New York. His work has been exhibited in Museums, art spaces and galleries in the USA and Perú. Renzo lived and worked in New York for over sixteen years, and in the fall of 2016 he relocated to Carrboro, North Carolina. In the spring of 2018 he was a Visiting Lecturer at UNC Chapel Hill, and currently works and teaches drawing and painting at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro.
Come explore The Outwin: American Portraiture Today during Ackland's monthly evening hours. Enjoy a cold craft beer from Top of the Hill's new pop-up bar at the Museum!
Every second Friday of the month, the Ackland participates as a venue in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro 2nd Friday ArtWalk, staying open until 9:00 PM and offering a variety of interactive, all-ages activities in addition to all exhibitions being open to visitors. Admission is free.
Come meet Emily this Friday, and see her beautiful oil paintings on canvas & repurposed wood. You don't want to miss these lovely local nature scenes from around town, vibrant flowers, and even a few kitties sprinkled in - Meow!