Upcoming ArtWalk Events
This second Friday, explore newly-opened exhibition The Outwin: American Portraiture Today! Throughout the evening, drop in for a free portrait drawing workshop led by Daniel Hammer, one of the Ackland's Studio Saturdays instructors, and enjoy a beer from Top of the Hill's new pop-up bar at the Museum!
artist UNITED presents a multi-county series of events and exhibitions in which Triangle-area artists express their ideas on the theme, "The Walls We Build."
The Art Therapy Institute is proud to announce our collaboration with "The Walls We Build" project to produce an exhibit featuring artwork by members of the Arts and Peer Support Group, the Newcomers Art Therapy Program, and the Exceptional Children's Art Therapy Program.
Join us at The ArtsCenter for this collaborative exhibit exploring "the kinds of walls that we build in our communities: social, economic, physical, political, and metaphorical" with the intention of promoting understanding in the "hope of dismantling the many walls that divide us from one another."
For more info please visit: http://artistunited.org/
Come and see what happens when pine needles meet painted glass during WomanCraft’s 2nd Friday Artwalk celebration on June 8.
Artisans Douglas Odom and Janie Galloway have combined their talents in four mediums (woven pine needle baskets, counted cross stitch, Seminole patchwork and painted glass) to create new and unique pieces that are both functional and decorative.
Several items will be specially priced during the event. Come and meet Janie and Douglas, learn more about their art and have some refreshments, too!
A show of small art quilts by Chapel Hill artist Denise Laux. Laux uses the the Broderie Perse technique of fabric collage, thread sketching, piecing, raw edge applique, and embellishment in her pieces.
Meet Denise and enjoy complimentary refreshments during June's ArtWalk!
The work of three Chapel Hill-area artists will be on display and for sale at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro from May 25 to June 30, with a portion of sales benefiting UNC Hospice. The exhibit, titled “Layered Lives,” will feature over one hundred pieces by Ron Liberti, Harry Lane Wurster and the late Roger Kellison. An opening reception with music from Shark Quest will be held in conjunction with The 2nd Friday ArtWalk, June 8, from 6-9 PM.
Subtitled “Paint, Photo Collage, Paste & Prints: Conversational Mixed Media,” the show represents eight decades of work from three prolific, largely self-taught artists. The idea for the joint show came about quite organically, said Wurster.
“Last fall, Ron and I were discussing our art and he suggested the two of us have a show. We met over coffee to discuss the idea and I asked him to take a look at two of the late Roger Kellison’s amazing photo collages at my house. At the first glance, he responded, “Yes! We must include Roger’s work.” Wurster then met with Kellison’s daughter, Laura Kellison Wallace. She and her husband, Daniel Wallace, were thrilled with the idea of the show being a tribute to Laura’s father.
“Ron, Laura and I decided we wanted a show where the sales of the art would benefit a Triangle health services agency,” Wurster said. “Each of us had had family experiences with the wonderful care of hospice, so we contacted the folks at UNC Hospice and they came aboard. “
“I can’t say enough about UNC Hospice. Along with making my father’s last year comfortable,” Kellison Wallace said, “they kept me feeling capable and supported.”
The primary focus of UNC Hospice services is to provide support and compassionate care for patients in the last phases of terminal illness. They strive to ensure all patients have the opportunity to live fully and comfortably.
“My brothers and I are forever grateful to the hospice care workers who so sympathetically helped us, and more importantly our dear mother, during the most difficult time of our lives,” said Liberti. “Our family witnessed the compassionate hospice care during my wife sister’s final days,” echoed Wurster.
“We are thrilled that this talented group of artists has chosen to support UNC Hospice with a portion of proceeds from this event,” says Deidre A. Bruce, Director of Development, UNC Medicine Development. “Each one has had a personal experience with hospice, and they understand the impact our programs and services have on patients and their loved ones. We are grateful for their support.”
Located at 300-G East Main Street in Carrboro, The ArtsCenter is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to educate and inspire artistic creativity and to enrich the lives of people of all ages. Every month, The ArtsCenter exhibits new work from emerging and established local artists in its Nicholson and Corridor galleries.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Ron Liberti is an artist and musician working in screenprinting, painting, and collage. Liberti studied fine arts at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ and printmaking at Brighton Polytechnic in Brighton, U.K. Moving to Chapel Hill, N.C. in 1991, Liberti has been participating in the local music scene as a musician and artist since. His works enjoyed by a large worldwide following, he has also had many local commissions by Cat’s Cradle and Carrboro, N.C.
Harry Lane Wurster, a resident of Fearrington Village, picked up a paintbrush in 1997 and began his journey, painting out loud and outside the box. He is a member of Artist Studios at Fearrington Village, Chatham Arts Council, and Arts Council of Moore County. His art has won numerous awards and has been shown in solo and group exhibits. He says he wants his work to speak of the social and spiritual aspects of his life experiences.
Roger Kellison was an avid photographer while living in New York City during the 1960’s and 1970’s. After a forty-year hiatus, his creativity was rekindled when he discovered digital cameras and printers. Kellison passed away in Chapel Hill at the age of 80 last August, following a bout with Parkinson’s disease. Doctors say that one of Kellison’s medications unleashed compulsive behaviors, perhaps accounting for the thousands of images he produced in the last few years of his life. His eclectic photos and collages frequently depict the unplanned and often ironic beauty in the decay of man’s enterprises: huge or small, urban or rural, important or sheer folly – they are often funny and sometimes sad – but all are a part of our best efforts to achieve a meaningful life.
Exhibition on display June 1 – 30.
Opening Reception: Friday, June 8th 6-9pm in the Nicholson Gallery and will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk.
Join us from 6-9pm this 2nd Friday for fantastic mixed media paintings by Chapel Hill artist, Eli Melet! Come meet the youngest member of the Orange County Artists Guild, and take home a one-of-kind original painting. Don't forget Father's Day is right around the corner...
The PTA Thrift Shop in Carrboro is excited to participate in the 2nd Friday ArtWalk each month. This year we celebrate 67 years as an nonprofit in the community and joining 2nd Friday ArtWalk speaks to how our organization is evolving as a change agent and ecosystem partner.
The PTA Thrift Shop receives artwork donated from the community in various mediums including 2 & 3 D, originals, signed art, prints, pottery, jewelry, books and musical instruments. Being a part of the 2nd Friday ArtWalk allows us to showcase exclusive pieces of art as part of a focused monthly event.
Our showcase happens out front of the Carrboro store at 125 W. Main Street next door to YouthWorx on Main. Art is an integral part of Carrboro and Chapel Hill and we are excited to share our collection with the community.
For more information call 919-942-6565 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creeks and Rocks is a show of large, one-off photographic prints in simple handmade frames. The pictures are not effected, but are more influenced by the canon of painting than photography. Each piece is an earnest attempt to give the viewer a numinous feeling.
The PTA Thrift Shop joins the 2nd Friday ArtWalk as part of Floraffiti! See the PTA Thrift Shop and YouthWorx on Main Street after hours for a showcase their artistic style, diverse selection of goods and much more.
The PTA Thrift Shop will be open a bit later from 6-8pm out front of the Carrboro Store with amazingly crafted pottery, artwork both original and prints on canvas and framed, and other pieces which will all be for sale. YouthWorx on Main will be open for tours to learn about their programs and for the community to see all that the space offers!
This month for the 2nd Friday ArtWalk, Cameron's will be featuring two artists. (Check out Cameron's posting for more details!) One of the artist's is Camilia Majette who will be sharing her body care line, Naila's Shea.
For the ArtWalk, she will have empty gift boxes available for children to decorate and fill with products for Mother's Day. So, Dads - bring your little artists in to make a really special gift for Mom!
This 2nd Friday ArtWalk at the Ackland features a LIVE art gameshow presented in connection with Ackland’s newest exhibition "Versus: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2018."
CROPPED: A Live Art Exhibition-Making Competition | 7-8:30 PM
Inspired by our current exhibition "Versus: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2018", the four most recent MFA show curators (Lauren Turner, Jeff Bell, Kelly McChesney, and Chris Vitiello) will build miniature museum installations in a Chopped-style art competition using only materials found in their mystery boxes. The event will be emceed by Warren Hicks, producer of the Triangle’s favorite art podcast Don't You Lie To Me - podcast.
At this 2nd Friday ArtWalk, Imbibe's SnoBall Bike will pop up on the Ackland’s front terrace with icy treats for sale.
Orange Literacy Artwalk Outreach features the Merry Hearts Puppet Theatre with Virginia Meldahl. The shows are family friendly and interactive, and geared toward ages 3-5, but all ages are welcome. They feature tales like The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Three Little Pigs, Aesop's Fables and an African fable with a variety of animal and people puppets. There are two sing-alongs for tiny kids. All shows are on-demand, and run about seven minutes each.
Look for the pop-ups near Elmo's in the Carr Mill Mall.
Please join the Art Therapy Institute as we celebrate and honor another great year of working with refugees and immigrants in our local schools, resettlement agencies, and health centers. This art show will feature artwork and stories by over 200 refugee and immigrant women and children living in Orange, Durham, & Guilford Counties, from over 20 countries worldwide.
This free event is part of the Carrboro/Chapel Hill 2nd Friday ArtWalk.
The Newcomer Art Therapy Program is funded in part by the Longleaf Foundation. ATI greatly appreciates their support!
To learn more visit: https://longleafcollective.org/
The Art Therapy Institute
200 N. Greensboro St. Ste.D-6
(2nd Floor Carr Mill Mall)
“Eccentric Toolbox: A Collection of Rare and Imaginary Tools” examines our perceptions of and relationships with common hand tools. As utilitarian objects, the forms of tools usually communicate function and use. Justice's sculptures challenge those norms and task the viewer with re-evaluating the practicality of familiar but reworked tools.
Modifications and questionable functionality make us consider their history and methods of use. Some pieces explore the traditional adornment of craftsperson tools with exotic woods or metals. Others are created as free sculptural forms that hint at utilitarian purpose. All are intended to evoke feelings of whimsy or perplexity in anyone familiar with the workings of tools.
The collection consists of 30 works: 27 wall-mounted and 3 small sculptures.
Mike Justice is a mostly self-trained artist working in wood, metal and mixed media. He has studied at multiple sessions at the Penland School of Crafts in Penland, North Carolina. When not torturing tools in his Chapel Hill, North Carolina studio he is a Finance Manager for a local non-profit.
The Visitors Center will be open for 2nd Friday Art walk on Friday, May 11th from 6pm-9pm. Live music by Allison Weiner, Mahalo Jazz, in the Visitors Center and art by Joan Vandermeer. Also featured will be the work of Linda Prager. http://www.frankisart.com/linda-prager/
Linda Prager has been working with clay since 1976. Initially, she focused on the wheel, but ultimately decided that hand building gave her the techniques needed to create the type of sculptural, yet functional pieces that she is most drawn to. She uses texture, color, and non-glazed surfaces to achieve her creative vision. She has begun to create purely sculptural pieces, a natural progression of her artistic journey. Since moving to North Carolina in 2010, Linda has studied at Penland, Cullowhwee Mountain Arts, and Claymakers and has attended ceramic conferences.
After Joan’s retirement from Duke Medical Center as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, she discovered a world of painting. Joan likes to paint on many surfaces and use textures to create depth and balance in the painting. Joan has exhibited her work widely. “I have had lots of patrons over the years, many repeat buyers, and while I am not a well-known painter, I am a painter who has had lots of luck. My work graces the halls of hospitals, clinics, law offices, Veterinary clinics and many homes throughout the USA, Canada and Europe. My work has been written about in many magazines and featured on their pages. One of my paintings "Spotty's Birthday Party" is part of a coloring book for patients at Duke Medical Center.” http://www.joanvandermeer.com/
Alison is an improvising musician. performing, teaching, facilitating, coaching. Creator/caretaker of mahaloArts. degrees and careers in architecture and music. Graduate of Music for People’s Musician and Leadership Program. Began life in NY, then NC, HI, FL, now back in the North Carolina community of Saxapahaw, a fabulous little place smack in between the Triangle and Triad regions, where music, the creative arts and sustainable living in general is vigorously intersecting. Just getting warmed up. Y’all come say hey, stay a spell. we’ll do our part to save the world.
Discover plein air oil paintings of Carrboro and surrounding areas by local artist, Steve Hessler.
Come meet Frumet Raskin-Miller, WomanCraft's featured artist.
Frumet came to her passion for pottery relatively late in life, after spending many years as a special educator and therapist. Now, she enjoys making beautiful, functional stoneware pottery. She loves working on the wheel, making and altering forms, decorating with slip, carving, and playing with color. She uses mid-range clays, food-safe glazes, and generally fires in an electric kiln. All of her beautiful pieces are microwaveable, safe for the oven, and dishwasher safe. She loves to offer unique pieces to be held, viewed, and most of all, used.
This Friday Frumet will feature different boxes and berry bowls as she really enjoys the box form, the diverse utilitarian items you can make with lidded boxes, and berry bowls are so necessary at this time of year. Come and meet Frumet, find out what inspires her designs and enjoy her many wonderful offerings.
Please join us for the opening reception for Tripp Jarvis: Sculptor and Resident Artist at Liberty Arts Sculpture Studio and Foundry and Amanda Sampson: Architectural and Lifestyle Photographer.
Tripp Jarvis is in continual search for stability, peace and wholeness.
He feels behind all the brokenness and suffering we experience lies an indestructible foundation of strength and wholeness. His sculpture making is none other than the heroic journey of the self through the spirited fire burning deep within the furnace of his soul’s abyss. There in the core, he works the burning flame until the metal within sings out, in all the glory under the heavens, the great opus of his soul’s truth of being.
Born in the Washington D.C. area, Amanda Sampson is a Durham-based architectural and lifestyle photographer. Her photography career began over a decade ago as an editorial and commercial photographer with a focus on lifestyle imagery and design. Creating images of dynamic spaces and the natural world drives her work and enables her to continually explore new places and image-making techniques, inviting the viewer to the see the world in diverse ways.
Emily Eve Weinstein will have several new paintings in various sizes, from tiny to large, at April's 2nd Friday ArtWalk. Emily's works include oil paintings of Penland, North Carolina and Monoprints on Handmade Paper. Emily is a member of the Orange County Artists Guild and will be at NC Crafts Gallery for an artist reception during the ArtWalk.
Mary Elbech, a transportation planner, and John Hykes, a landscape architect, recently led a four-week street design series to illustrate tactical urbanism concepts in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.
Attendees learned how to draw and implement community-led street design for all road users through temporary and inexpensive approaches.
Now they want to show off what they've created! Come see the designs and photos, talk to the attendees about their passionate projects, learn how you can help implement these ideas to make our downtown streets safer for pedestrians and bicyclists.
WomanCraft is featuring the work of two members for April's 2nd Friday Artwalk - Dede Corvinus and Mary Penta. Mary’s and Dede’s work highlight some of the broad variety in Womancraft's jewelry offerings.
Dede's jewelry features stones such as jasper, agate, quartz, lapis and many others. Come in 2nd Friday, select a focal stone from a variety of new selections and Dede will customize a necklace based on your color, design and length preferences. Dede will also be demonstrating wire wrapping.
Mary works with sterling silver and incorporates parts from vintage pieces into many of the earrings and pendants she creates. On 2nd Friday she will have vintage components on hand and will show how sterling wire, chain, and medallions can be used to give new life to old jewelry.
Come and meet these exceptional artisans, learn more about their craft . . . and share some refreshments with us!
“There’s no one with intelligence in this town except that man over there playing with the children, the one riding the stick horse. He has keen, fiery insight and vast dignity like the night sky, but he conceals it in the madness of child’s play.” – Rumi
These large-scale equine paintings are a wild and free exploration of the grace and power of the horse form. Their titles are taken from the 13th-century Sufi mystic Rūmī’s poems, who’s themes deal with union with the Beloved/God. Rumi believed passionately in the use of music, poetry and dance as a path for reaching God. I believe this transcendent experience is also found in any creative pursuit. This wildly colorful and textural group of paintings seek to capture the magnificence of the horse, with generous decorative reality.
Laura Berendsen Hughes is a graphic designer and fine artist. She has a BFA in sculpture from UNC – Chapel Hill and has lived in Durham for over 40 years. While her work as a graphic artist and illustrator has always been about composition and communication, she has recently returned to working in fine art where the goal is original creativity not messaging. She is exhibiting acrylic equine inspired paintings on that bridge realism and abstraction and rely on the beauty and drama of the horse as an alternative to the human figure.
Painting title: “There is a Community of the Spirit” – Rumi
40” x 65” Acrylic on Board
Exhibition on display April 2 – May 12.
Opening Reception: Friday, April 13th 6-8pm in the Nicholson Gallery and will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk.
Reception during April's Art Walk April 13 5-7
“Homestead,” is a collection of works in acrylic, ink and watercolor by Lauren deSerres. The paintings are investigations and celebrations of the fauna and medicinal flora from The Proud Chicken Farm and Studio homestead in Pittsboro, NC.
The plants featured in the paintings feature medicinals from passion flowers to comfrey leaves. In addition to their healing properties for humans, these medicinal plants also attract a host of pollinators. Among them are the much loved honey bees that we are so often reminded of when we think of the global impact that humans have had on the environment. Also featured in the collection are chickens, the great comedians of the homestead. Laughter, too, is great medicine.
At this month’s 2nd Friday ArtWalk, visitors to the Ackland will be able to enjoy:
6-8 PM: Mini Art à la Carte - “Triple Timed Still-Lifes” inspired by the art of Man Ray. RSVP in advance to reserve your spot; a limited number of spaces may be available at the door $10 per person; open to the general public and all UNC Students
7-9 PM: Live music + art performance by Rowland Yeargan and Daphne Rodgers
Tour Extravaganza by the Ackland Student Guides
Friendship bracelet-making with Student Friends of the Ackland
This month’s food truck: SoomSoom Pita Pockets, from 6-8 PM