"Los Trompos" at the Ackland!
Apr
14
5:00 pm17:00

"Los Trompos" at the Ackland!

  • Ackland Museum

While you're out on the town for this month's ArtWalk, be sure to stop by the Ackland Art Museum's front terrace to take a spin on "Los Trompos," a large-scale, interactive installation of much-larger-than-life spinning tops (trompos) in a variety of colors and shapes. 

Please note: the Museum's galleries will close at 5 PM, but visitors are encouraged to take a spin after hours. https://ackland.org/exhibition/los-trompos/

Reception for Potter Carolyn Doyle at WomanCraft Gallery
Apr
14
6:00 pm18:00

Reception for Potter Carolyn Doyle at WomanCraft Gallery

  • WomanCraft Gallery

WomanCraft is featuring the deeply burnished tones of Carolyn Doyle's new soda fired pottery at the Second Friday ArtWalk on April 14.  Carolyn  has been showing her handmade pottery at Womancraft for more than 15 years. In her most recent work, she fires her pieces in a gas kiln into which soda ash (sodium carbonate) is sprayed when it reaches maturing temperature. The sodium vapor combines with silica in the clay to form interesting glaze effects. Come meet Carolyn, see her new work and enjoy snacks and beverages on Friday, April 14th from 6:00 to 9:00. WomanCraft is located at 360 E. Main Street in Carrboro. http://womancraftgifts.squarespace.com/

Floraffiti: Bringing Words to Life and Life to Words
Apr
14
6:00 pm18:00

Floraffiti: Bringing Words to Life and Life to Words

In its fifth year, Floraffti is a five month long placemaking and community engagement project taking place in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, NC Feb. through May 2017. Floraffiti serves as a positive catalyst of individual, socio-cultural, and environmental well-being in the community. This non-traditional project combines two art forms in a distinctive way to present and digest information, responding to the local climate and embodying local stories.

In February and March 2017, Floraffiti and  Josephus Thompson of The Poetry Project will work with several teen and adult community groups in Chapel Hill and Carrboro: Boomerang, Youth Community Project, teens from Orange County High Schools, and the Adults of the NC Art Therapy Institute’s Art and Peer Support Group. Josephus will facilitate each person’s written piece, transforming him or her into performers of their creations. Some participants will perform a collaborate piece. Each poet will choose one word significant to their piece and with the help of local volunteers and artist, Carter Hubbard, founder of Floraffiti, they will plant their words throughout Chapel Hill and Carrboro.

Multiple spoken word performances by local youth and adults will take place around 10 to 15 of the sprouted words during the 2nd Friday ArtWalk, April 14th from 6-9pm. 

Schedule for Friday, April 14: 
6pm - Open Eye Cafe: "Idea"
6:15 - Carrboro Town raised planter at triangle intersection of Weaver and Main Streets: "Hold On"
6:30 - Near the 300 East Main Parking Deck and exit area onto Main St in Carrboro:
          "Together We Grow", "Sin Final", "Siempre", "Amor", "Resistant!", "Imagine"
7:30 - At the Public Parking lot at 415 West Franklin Street and across the street from that location:  "Discover", "One", "Breathe", "Hope", "Resilience"

In total, 45+ planted Floraffiti words will be planted in highly visible areas in and around local businesses reflecting the vibrant culture of the area, from the Chapel Hill Library, the Community Center, up Franklin Street to the Carrboro Farmer’s Market. The living, growing poetry celebrates April’s National Poetry Month.

Placemaking initiatives such as Floraffiti aid in creating a sustainable visitor destination, reflecting a town actively invested in the welfare of all ages of the community, valuing its cultural identity. The words create destination points. This is one of the first signs announcing that spring is here, a much anticipated occurrence each year in the areas where the green words pop up.

 Art and Poetry Treasure Hunt with the 2017 Piedmont Laureate Mimi Herman
Apr
14
6:00 pm18:00

Art and Poetry Treasure Hunt with the 2017 Piedmont Laureate Mimi Herman

  • The ArtsCenter

Looking for poetry? Art? Smart, interesting people? Join Mimi Herman, 2017 Piedmont Laureate, at The ArtsCenter for a free Art and Poetry Treasure Hunt.  Enjoy an evening of writing ekphrastic poetry (poems about art) on Friday,April 14th as you wander the galleries featured in Chapel Hill and Carrboro’s 2nd Friday ArtWalk.

Drop by The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main Street in Carrboro, any time between 6:00 and 7:30 pm to pick up your treasure map, a notepad and pen, and the secret directions to create your poems. You might write a love letter from one piece of art to another, or tell us what’s happening just beyond the borders of that intriguing photograph you saw. At 8:00 pm, we’ll meet back at The ArtsCenter for an open mic reading, to share the treasures you’ve created.

Whether you’ve been writing poems all your life, or your poetry career came to an abrupt halt at “Roses are red,” we’d love to have you join us! All ages are welcome.

Architecture Month Firm Crawl
Apr
14
6:00 pm18:00

Architecture Month Firm Crawl

April is Architecture Month and AIA Triangle is celebrating by exemplifying the importance, beauty, and significance of architecture in our communities. Local architecture firms are opening their office doors for the April 2nd Friday ArtWalk! Stop by the firm offices to see models, photos, and plans of their projects & meet the architects! See below for a list of the firms: 

Szostak Design
Come visit Szostak Design, an award-winning architectural firm based in downtown Chapel Hill. Led by principal Philip Szostak, the firm is well known for its unyielding commitment to design in a variety of project types including performing arts centers, recreational and fitness facilities, K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and single family residences. Located at 310 1/2 West Franklin Street. http://szostakdesign.com

Tise-Kiester Architects
TKa will be participating in the 2nd Friday Art Walk / Firm Crawl in support of the national architecture month. TKa has proudly been a part of the Chapel Hill community for 30 years. The practice works primarily in three states. Firm concentrations include historic restoration, affordable housing, religious facilities and community centered business development. Located at 119 East Franklin Street, go up the stairs next to Varsity Theater! http://www.tisekiester.com/

Scattered Light: Ananda and Lorie at This & That
Apr
14
6:00 pm18:00

Scattered Light: Ananda and Lorie at This & That

  • This & That Gallery

Scattered Light: Paintings by Ruth Ananda and Henri Lorie at This & That Gallery thru April 30th.  Traditional Impressionistic Oils and Contemporary Textured Acrylics inspired by North Carolina’s natural beauty.  Artist websites are: http://www.ruthananda.com and http://www.henrilorie-artistpainter.com
Find venue info at https://www.facebook.com/thisandthatgiftgallery/


Opening Reception for the ArtsCenter's Annual Student Exhibition
Mar
10
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception for the ArtsCenter's Annual Student Exhibition

Join us Friday, March 10th 6-8pm in the Nicholson Gallery for the opening reception of The ArtsCenter’s Annual Student Exhibition. The reception will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk.

Students who have taken classes at The ArtsCenter in the past and presently are able to participate in the Annual Student Exhibition. A variety of mediums are represented from paintings and drawings to ceramics and fiber arts. This is a great opportunity to see the very talented and creative work from a multitude of artists in our community.

Exhibition on display March 2-31.  www.artscenterlive.org

Studio Design Gallery Showing Works by Mandy Johnson
Mar
10
6:00 pm18:00

Studio Design Gallery Showing Works by Mandy Johnson

Studio Design Gallery will be showing works by Mandy Johnson, friend of the gallerist and former art teacher with the CHCCS.                                                                                          

Mandy Johnson, whose childhood drawings of peaches were always hot pink, started her passion early, taking inspiration from the animal menagerie on her family’s Scotland Neck, NC farm. A college and real world art education at Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, got her rolling. She took a brief twenty year break to seek higher education, teach art to middle school students, and to raise her daughter.

Since 1998, Mandy has returned to her painting passion full-time, conveying her vision of every day life in the south. Her use of negative space, strong sense of design, and figure ground relationships all contribute to the success of the work. The freedom to mold and distort, to create motion and mood, to highlight and compliment by color… these are signature qualities of Mandy’s work. The artist makes her home in Morehead City, North Carolina.  http://www.studiodesigngallery.com/

Coiled Collaboration at WomanCraft Gallery
Mar
10
6:00 pm18:00

Coiled Collaboration at WomanCraft Gallery

Come join WomanCraft Gallery for a coiled collaboration of fabric and pine needles from WomanCraft artists Douglas Odom and Sue Kopkind.  Building on ancient methods, these two women  join forces to coil first batik cloth and then longleaf pine needles in colorful combinations to produce bowls and baskets for any occasion. Sue and Douglas will be showing their craft during the Second Friday ArtWalk on March 10 from 6:00 to 9:00. Have a snack and a beverage and join the fun.! www.womancraftgifts.com

Original artwork by Jen Tidrow at Caffe Driade
Mar
10
6:00 pm18:00

Original artwork by Jen Tidrow at Caffe Driade

  • Caffe Driade

Love for Sale - Original artwork by Jen Tidrow

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Event Date
March 1-31 2017

Start/End Time
7am - 11pm

Jen Tidrow is an intuitive painter who creates from a "no-mind" state. By taking away the preconceived idea of how her work should look, she becomes a conduit to allow creativity to flow freely and express itself. By trusting in her intuition she removes doubt, fear, and rejection from her finished artwork. Jen works in high fluid acrylic and mix media art forms. 

Link to more info about the event
http://tidreauxartistry.com

Eyes Wide Open: Photographs by Elizabeth Galecke at Ackland Museum Store
Mar
10
6:00 pm18:00

Eyes Wide Open: Photographs by Elizabeth Galecke at Ackland Museum Store

  • Ackland Museum Store

Ackland Museum Store welcomes “Eyes Wide Open”; a series of photographs which are taken by Elizabeth Galecke on daily meditative walks meant to open her eyes, and ours, to the world in which we live. She has taken hundreds of photos since beginning the project in 2015, a sampling of which is on display here. Elizabeth invites us all to participate in this journey with her, using the hashtag #EyesWideOpen.  http://ackland.org/shop/

NC Crafts Gallery Hosts Reception for Seasonal Prints by Vidabeth Bensen
Mar
10
6:00 pm18:00

NC Crafts Gallery Hosts Reception for Seasonal Prints by Vidabeth Bensen

  • North Carolina Crafts Gallery

Pittsboro artist Vidabeth Bensen has been a Screen Printer for nearly 60 years. She is a retired high school art teacher and spent 27 years living and working overseas. Bensen's subject matter and pallete are varied. This vibrant show, "Seasonal Prints," depicts various seasons of the year. Each print is hand pulled across a screen with a squeegee which creates prints that are as original as paintings. http://www.nccraftsgallery.com

Josh Hockensmith and Mark Iwinski at Preservation Chapel Hill
Mar
10
6:00 pm18:00

Josh Hockensmith and Mark Iwinski at Preservation Chapel Hill

  • Horace Williams House

Josh Hockensmith and Mark Iwinski at Preservation Chapel Hill

Preservation Chapel Hill is proud to host its March 2017 exhibition by artists Josh Hockensmith and Mark Iwinski.

Josh Hockensmith is a book making artist. As a poet, almost twenty years ago, he stumbled on the field of artists’ books which made him “conscious of the materiality of books, that is the way a book’s physical body contributes to our reading of it.” Mark Iwinski is a conceptual artist who uses “interdisciplinary means including site specific works, printmaking, sculpture and book arts, to reveal layers of absence and memory in our landscape and cities.”

Hockensmith’s artists’ books start with a text idea often stimulated by photography. His exhibition at the Horace Williams House will comprise large photo prints as well as artist’s proofs copies of two projects, AFTERand NEW GEOMETRY. Both projects are derived from the prospective of a book artist in the digitial world where, he contends, “we alternate between giving books reverence and declaring them dead.”

Iwinski declares his work to be “forward looking nostalgia.” Driven by an interest in deforestation, he has, for many years, been documenting isolated fragments of old-growth forest in select areas of the US. He prints directly from tree stumps, finally presenting these works in tapestry like configurations on walls, in books or stretched on large wooden frames a few inches above the floor to signify tree stumps. His work CODEX is a large scale artist book approximately sixty inches high and over six feet wide when open.The work, which will be on display in this exhibition, embodies the tree within the form of a book as a narrative history. This is an exhibition not to be missed. 

Link to more info about the event
http://preservationchapelhill.org

Carrboro Artist Bronwyn Merritt at Dwell Real Estate
Feb
10
6:00 pm18:00

Carrboro Artist Bronwyn Merritt at Dwell Real Estate

  • Dwell Real Estate

Carrboro Artist Bronwyn Merritt at Dwell Real Estate

Come to our first ever Second Friday Art Walk at Dwell Real Estate (407 W. Weaver across from Pizzeria Mercato) and see landscapes and florals ( and maybe a lucky rooster) by Bronwyn Merritt. Wine, cheese and shop talk! Or Art talk! Come hang with us!

Link to more info about the event
http://www.facebook.com/bronwyn.merritt

Opening Reception for Jphono1’s “BE THE GOOD” at The ArtsCenter
Feb
10
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception for Jphono1’s “BE THE GOOD” at The ArtsCenter

  • The ArtsCenter

Opening Reception for Jphono1’s “BE THE GOOD”

Join us Friday, February 10th for Jphono1’s opening reception of BE THE GOOD, an exhibition of screenprints, mixed media, and a 20-foot mobile for your see globes. The reception will be held 6-8pm and in conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk and SHIMMER: The Art of Light.

Link to more info about the event
http://www.artscenterlive.org/exhibitions

SHIMMER: The Art of Light
Feb
10
6:00 pm18:00

SHIMMER: The Art of Light

  • SHIMMER: Art of Light

SHIMMER: The Art of Light

SHIMMER is a free, one-night event featuring illuminated art installations, projections, and programmatic components covering a 5 block radius on the border between Chapel Hill and Carrboro, NC. SHIMMER is the first collaborative event of its kind, taking place on a 2nd Friday ArtWalk and turning the area into a de facto art gallery.

SHIMMER is a compelling, impactful event that creates a cultural bridge between Chapel Hill and Carrboro, focusing on the creativity of our region, and impacting the economies of both towns. The event will span from Robeson St in Chapel Hill to Artscenter in Carrboro and bring visitors from throughout the Triangle and beyond. With a draw outside of the region, SHIMMER will produce a positive economic impact on local hotels, restaurants, and retail businesses around the event footprint.

Click on map to download

Click on map to download

VENUES

More than 20 venues participate in Shimmer.

Below are the locations where art installations, light projections and illuminated programmatic components take place during Shimmer.

Thanks to all the participating local businesses and organizations!

GRAHAM STREET VENUES

AL’S BURGER SHACK

The parking lot at Al’s, always a busy location in Chapel Hill, is one of the Shimmer locations again in 2017.

BAXTER ARCADE

Everyone will enjoy adding this Shimmer site to their arcade experience at The Baxter!

MIDWAY COMMUNITY KITCHEN

Midway Community Kitchen is a perfect corner location for a Shimmer artist.

MAIN STREET VENUES

ARTCENTER INTERIOR FRONT ENTRYWAY

The interior front entryway of the ArtsCenter is available for an installation.

ARTSCENTER

This paved island in front of the ArtsCenter is a compact space for a Shimmer artist.

ARTSCENTER WALL

The east side of the ArtsCenter is a large expanse of brick wall perfect for a projected installation.

ARTSCENTER/HAMPTON INN

This space in the parking lot between the ArtsCenter and the Hampton Inn is a location for Shimmer art.

CAFE CARRBORO

The tree in front of Cafe Carrboro, located at the intersection of Rosemary and Main Streets, can prominently showcase a Shimmer artist.

CAFE CARRBORO SIDE PATIO

This area features a wood pergola and patio for a Shimmer artist installation.

CALAVERA

The tree in front of Calaveras is ready to be illuminated during Shimmer.

KALISHER EXTERIOR UPPER DECK

A visible upper deck right at the heart of the event.

ST. PAUL AME

The Main Street side of St. Paul AME church can display an installation.
The parking area on Merritt Mill also can host artists.

VISITORS BUREAU

The Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau opens their doors to visitors as well as to a Shimmer artist with an interior installation.

WOMANCRAFT

The space in front of Womancraft is a large and prominent Shimmer venue.

ROSEMARY STREET VENUES

BOWBARR

The side of this building can display the art of a Shimmer artist.

GREENBRIDGE CONDOMINIUMS ENTRYWAY

A wide outside area on concrete, with an indoor lobby close by.

RIVERS AGENCY

The Rivers Agency offers space for an interior Shimmer installation.

VINYL PERK MURAL WALL

The exterior wall of Vinyl Perk offers a large space for projection art.

MERRITT MILL ROAD VENUES

LIGHT ART+DESIGN

This gallery can host Shimmer artists in an indoor location.

FRANKLIN STREET VENUES

140 WEST FRANKLIN

The public art installation at 140 West Franklin Street is titled Exhale. Created by Mikyoung Kim, the sculpture’s folded, layered and perforated stainless steel skin allows for LED lights and fog to emanate through the textured surfaces of the piece, thus animating the piece.

CHAPEL HILL TIRE PARKING LOT

Chapel Hill Tire exterior parking stalls – East corner, 2 parking spots. This would be ideal for an installation or projection with a screen.

GURU INDIA RED BRICK

Just outside of Guru India Restaurant and on a busy portion of Franklin St, this space will have high visibility.

Local Color at FRANK Gallery
Feb
10
6:00 pm18:00

Local Color at FRANK Gallery

  • FRANK Gallery

Local Color

Color. There is no one way to use it. Simply through color, an artist can evoke strong emotions and create deep meaning in their work. On a color wheel, opposing colors are considered complementary. In a painting, neighboring colors often energize one another. In a work of art, a single color can tell a profound story, many colors together can make a powerful statement. In a sense it is a community of individuals working in harmony, not unlike our own.

FRANK gallery is pleased to present Local Color, an exhibition showcasing our diverse range of work by our talented community of artists. Each piece has been chosen based on one of the most basic concepts of artmaking – color. This group show features painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, woodwork, and more, by our renowned collective of local and regional artists. Based on the theme of color, we will not only be presenting a range of works, styles, and prices, but will be creating a visual masterpiece curated by our outstanding FRANK Curatorial Committee.

Link to more info about the event
http://www.frankisart.com/current-exhibitions

Opening Reception for Sadie Nott at Open Eye Cafe
Feb
10
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception for Sadie Nott at Open Eye Cafe

  • Open Eye Cafe

Opening Reception for Sadie Nott at Open Eye Cafe

Sadie Nott is an artist who recently relocated to Carrboro from San Francisco, CA. This body of work includes 'One Peak Each Week', a self-designed project that required hiking up one of San Francisco's 49 named hills each week for one year, taking only one photo at the top. 

Link to more info about the event
https://www.facebook.com/events/1840470216231777/http://

Jewelers at Creative Metalsmiths
Feb
10
6:00 pm18:00

Jewelers at Creative Metalsmiths

  • Creative Metalsmiths

Creative Metalsmiths event is called "Heart to Heart"

Susan Chin

Susan Chin

Creative Metalsmiths have invited all 18 studio jewelers to create jewelry inspired by Valentines day. In addition, they will have Valentines themed jewelry by Mi-Sook Hur and Ken Bova, who are both currently on the faculty of Eastern Carolina University, the UNC school in Greenville, NC.

Glass Artists at WomanCraft
Feb
10
6:00 pm18:00

Glass Artists at WomanCraft

  • WomanCraft

Glass Artists at WomanCraft

Join the glass artists of WomanCraft to honor Shimmer, Chapel Hill and Carrboro's celebration of art and light. We will explore the many facets of glass as an artistic medium. Whether it's warm (fused glass or lampworked beads) or cold (stained glass or wired beads) glass has captivated humans since its discovery in Mesopotamia in the third century B.C., we have it all at WomanCraft!  

Come to 360 E. Main Street, Carrboro on Friday, February 10 from 6:00 to 9:00 to enjoy a beverage, have a snack and talk to Andi Sobbe as she demonstrates glass bead wiring. 

Extended hours at the Ackland Museum Store
Feb
10
6:00 pm18:00

Extended hours at the Ackland Museum Store

  • Ackland Museum Store

Extended hours at the Ackland Museum Store 

The Ackland Museum Store will be open extended hours during the Second Friday ArtWalk. Enjoy shopping for your Valentine or for yourself. Signed copies of "Fever Within: The Art of Ronald Lockett", the current show at the Ackland, will be available for purchase

Link to more info about the event
http://ackland.org/shop/

Opening Reception for February’s Emerging Artist Don Rose at The ArtsCenter
Feb
10
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception for February’s Emerging Artist Don Rose at The ArtsCenter

  • The ArtsCenter

Opening Reception for February’s Emerging Artist Don Rose

Join us Friday, February 10th for Don Rose’s opening reception of The Gella Series, an exhibition which explores gel wax’s unique properties of transparency, diffusion, and plasticity with creativity and innovation. As a constant moving and evolving medium, this may be the world’s slowest kinetic art!. The reception will be held 6-8pm and in conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk and SHIMMER: The Art of Light.

Link to more info about the event
http://www.artscenterlive.org/exhibitions

Enamels by Miriam Sagasti at NC Crafts Gallery
Feb
10
6:00 pm18:00

Enamels by Miriam Sagasti at NC Crafts Gallery

  • NC Crafts Gallery

"What Inspires Me" Enamels by Miriam Sagasti

Orange County Artist, Miriam Sagasti, is back in North Carolina after living in Roanoke, Virginia for three years. "I have been working mainly on enamels, since I had a small studio. Now I have a new house, a new studio, and new work. Come and see what inspires me." This show features 16 of Sagasti's newest nature themed enamels. 

Link to more info about the event
http://www.nccraftsgallery.com

Cameron's is turning 40 years old!
Feb
10
6:00 pm18:00

Cameron's is turning 40 years old!

  • Cameron's

This February 13th, Cameron's is turning 40 years old! To celebrate, we have planned a big party for the evening of February 10th. This night is also the 2nd Friday ArtWalk and the special event Shimmer: The Art of Light will be taking place in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.

They'll have snacks, cake (of course!) and wine. In addition, they will be raising money for Floraffiti, a really fun event which will bring groups in the community together to create expressions using poetry and landscaping. 10% of our sales from this evening will go to Floraffiti whose culminating event will take place at the 2nd Friday ArtWalk in April. Please join us for this fun filled evening!

Public Celebration of "Fever Within" at Ackland Art Museum
Feb
10
5:00 pm17:00

Public Celebration of "Fever Within" at Ackland Art Museum

  • Ackland Art Museum

"Fever With: The Art of Ronald Lockett" Public Celebration

Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.

Organized by the Ackland Art Museum, "Fever Within: The Art of Ronald Lockett" is a groundbreaking retrospective of a passionately inspired and little-understood figure in twentieth-century American art. The first solo exhibition of Ronald Lockett’s art, Fever Within emphasizes the powerful themes the artist explored over the course of his career through about 50 of his works of art.

"Fever Within" is curated by Bernard L. Herman, George B. Tindall Distinguished Professor of Southern Studies and Folklore at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in close collaboration with the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, an organization dedicated to documenting, researching, preserving, and exhibiting the work of vernacular African American artists of the American South.

Link to more info about the event
http://ackland.org/exhibition/ronald-lockett/