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

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

Original artwork by Jen Tidrow at Caffe Driade

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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

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


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

Carrboro Artist Bronwyn Merritt at Dwell Real Estate

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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

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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

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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/

 

 

Meet Jewelry Artist Dede Corvinus at Womancraft
Jan
13
9:00 pm21:00

Meet Jewelry Artist Dede Corvinus at Womancraft

  • Womancraft

Meet Jewelry Artist Dede Corvinus at Womancraft

The first 2nd Friday Artwalk of 2017 at Womancraft will feature artist Dede Corvinus. Dede loves creating unique, one-of-a-kind necklaces, bracelets and earrings using gorgeous, natural stones (after all she is a geologist!) Come to Womancraft and meet Dede on the ArtWalk! 

Charlotte Bennett Cassidy Photography at Caffe Driade
Jan
13
6:00 pm18:00

Charlotte Bennett Cassidy Photography at Caffe Driade


Charlotte Bennett Cassidy, age 13, is a 7th grader at Phillips Middle School in Chapel Hill, NC. iPhone in hand at all times, Charlotte perceives nature in a unique way and is always at the ready to document the look and feel. This exhibit features work shot primarily in her neighborhood in Chapel Hill and the Duke Gardens with a few from the High Line in NYC and Western NC.

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Opening Reception for Chad Hughes at The ArtsCenter
Jan
13
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception for Chad Hughes at The ArtsCenter

  • The ArtsCenter

Opening Reception for Chad Hughes' "Reconfigured Realities"

Chad Hughes, a Durham artist most known for his large-scale paintings of still lifes, will be exhibiting his work at The ArtsCenter during the month of January. This show represents his investigation of painting in a representational style and move towards an understanding of how one refocuses and reinterprets scale, proportion and spacial relationships throughout the construction of a painting. Hughes continues his investigation of glass and its distortions and innate abstractions. Join us for the opening reception on Friday January 13th 6-8pm.

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

Opening Reception for Kristina Keeter at The ArtsCenter
Jan
13
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception for Kristina Keeter at The ArtsCenter

  • The ArtsCenter

Opening Reception for Kristina Keeter

Interdisciplinary artist Kristina Keeter creates minimal, abstract works using ordinary materials as inspiration. With simple sculptural, photographic, and illustrative techniques, she transforms everyday subject matter into surreal, enigmatic imagery.

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

Reception for Stacy Bloom Rexrode at Horace Williams House
Jan
13
6:00 pm18:00

Reception for Stacy Bloom Rexrode at Horace Williams House

  • Horace Williams House

Reception for Stacy Bloom Rexrode

This exhibition will explore the concept of the heirloom. The artist’s works incorporate traditional methods of craft, such as crochet, and materials from the home that are often overlooked or discarded, such as silk flowers, plastic plates and plastic household recyclables. Using these materials, she contends, accentuates the importance of women in the history of resource consumption, reveals hierarchies of value given to objects and highlights similarities between how women and the natural environment are treated. This exhibition, generated by what the artist terms “Third–Wave feminism” is, in short, an interesting dialogue between the artist’s chosen materials and her own femininity. An exhibition not to be missed. 

Plenty of parking at the Rosemary Street entrance.

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

Artist Talk: Stacy Lynn Waddell on "Please Don't Shoot Me" at The Ackland Art Museum
Dec
9
6:00 pm18:00

Artist Talk: Stacy Lynn Waddell on "Please Don't Shoot Me" at The Ackland Art Museum

  • Ackland Art Museum

Artist Talk: Stacy Lynn Waddell on "Please Don't Shoot Me"

Durham-based artist and UNC-Chapel Hill alum (MFA '07) Stacy Lynn Waddell will speak about her newly-installed, site-specific mural "Please Don't Shoot Me," on view in the Ackland's ART& community space.

Waddell's presentation will address issues related to the recent and ongoing incidents of police violence against African American populations in the context of "Please Don't Shoot Me." 

Note: this talk will include video footage that may be disturbing for some viewers.

Free and open to the public.

Link to more info about the event
http://ackland.org/events-programs/art-and-programs/

Dec
9
6:00 pm18:00

Blown Glass Holiday Ornament Sale at Weaver St Realty

Four Winds Studios Blown Glass Holiday Ornament Sale

 

4 WINDS STUDIOS BLOWN GLASS HOLIDAY ORNAMENT SALE

Meet Orange County’s own Glassblowers Dana Smith and Pringle Teetor at their annual blown glass ornament sale during the 2nd Friday Art Walk in December in Carrboro. A canopy of blown glass ornaments covers the hallways at Weaver Street Realty. Do your Holiday Shopping now and buy locally made blown glass ornaments and sun catchers!

Pringle Teetor
pteetor@mindspring.com
Chapel Hill, NC
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FlambeauxArt Designs,
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4 Winds Studios, a Hot Glass Workspace
www.4windsstudios.com
Hillsborough Gallery of Art
http://hillsboroughgallery.com/

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

Fiber Art of the 21st Century at Horace Williams House
Dec
9
6:00 pm18:00

Fiber Art of the 21st Century at Horace Williams House

  • Horace Williams House

Fiber Art of the 21st Century

There are 23 framed pieces of needlepoint (one is petit point) that are colorful, eye-popping, fun, intricate, one-of-a-kind pieces of art. Mr. Wileman (a past Preservation Chapel Hill President) will be at the Horace Williams House for the ArtWalk. Plenty of parking.

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

Artisans at WomanCraft
Dec
9
6:00 pm18:00

Artisans at WomanCraft

  • WomanCraft

Join the artisans of WomanCraft on Friday, December 9 to get your holiday shopping all done!  Choose from the handmade work of over 70 talented potters, jewelers, fabric artists, basket makers, woodworkers and more to find just the right gift for everyone on your list. There are decorations and ornaments that will set a festive the mood for your celebrations this season. Holiday refreshments will be served from 6:00 to 9:00 at 360 E. Main St. in Carrboro

Opening Reception for The ArtsCenter's Annual Community Art Exhibit
Dec
9
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception for The ArtsCenter's Annual Community Art Exhibit

  • The ArtsCenter

Opening Reception for The ArtsCenter's Annual Community Art Exhibit

 

For the past five years, The ArtsCenter has held an Annual Community Art Exhibit in the Nicholson Gallery during the month of December. The exhibit is open to all adults in the Triangle area, and all mediums are welcome. It is inclusive of everyone in our community and represents The ArtsCenter’s belief that everyone is an artist and that each person’s creative voice should be celebrated.


Join us Friday, December 9th 6-8pm for the opening reception of The ArtsCenter’s Annual Community Art Exhibit, and get a chance to meet the talented artists showcasing their work.

The exhibit will be on display in the Nicholson Gallery December 1-22.

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