Heroes of the Schizo-affective Iron at The Art Therapy Institute
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Heroes of the Schizo-affective Iron at The Art Therapy Institute

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. 

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Emily Eve Weinstein New Paintings at North Carolina Crafts Gallery
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Emily Eve Weinstein New Paintings at North Carolina Crafts Gallery

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.

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Opening Reception for "Tactical Urbanism" at Carrboro Town Hall
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception for "Tactical Urbanism" at Carrboro Town Hall

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.

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Jewelry Creation with Artists Mary Penta and Dede Corvinus at WomanCraft Gifts
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Jewelry Creation with Artists Mary Penta and Dede Corvinus at WomanCraft Gifts

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!

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"Riding the Stick Horse" by Laura Hughes at The ArtsCenter Nicholson Gallery
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

"Riding the Stick Horse" by Laura Hughes at The ArtsCenter Nicholson Gallery

“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.

http://www.laurahughespaintings.com/about-the-artist.html

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.

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"Homestead" A Collection of Paintings by Lauren deSerres
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

"Homestead" A Collection of Paintings by Lauren deSerres

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“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.

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2nd Friday ArtWalk at the Ackland
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

2nd Friday ArtWalk at the Ackland

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

All evening:
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

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"Microcosmic Reflections" by Dorian Monsalve at The ArtsCenter Corridor
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

"Microcosmic Reflections" by Dorian Monsalve at The ArtsCenter Corridor

Dorian’s artwork consists of scratching away layers of colored ink that he applies by dripping/covering with plastic and other organic elements, to create texture and imagery. Using sharp knives, a fiber glass brush, steel wool and other tools, he reveals and creates highly detailed miniature dreamscapes.

Dorian has been experimenting with this medium for 12 years, always challenging himself and bringing this medium “experimental scratchboard” to a new level. He always feel inspired and transported into an infinite surreal world full of bright colors, deep contrast, fantasy images, and miniature beings awaiting to be revealed.

As he continues experimenting and evolving with this medium, he becomes more aware of his own purpose in life:

“To recognize oneself a microcosmos and all living beings as one with the universe; to bring awareness of the collective consciousness through art as a healing tool, and to awaken by accepting and loving one another just as we are. I am one with the Universe, therefore creativity is infinite.”

Exhibition on display April 2-30.

Opening Reception: Friday, April 13th 6-8pm in the Nicholson Gallery and will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk.

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Cocoa & Honey: Small batch, handcrafted jewelry at Areté Float Tank & Personal Optimization Studio
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Cocoa & Honey: Small batch, handcrafted jewelry at Areté Float Tank & Personal Optimization Studio

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Kim Long is a recent transplant from Iowa, where she received a BFA in Metalsmithing at the University of Iowa. Cocoa & Honey are the names of her childhood horses; constant companions and evocative of a time when we, as children, made things with our hands for no other reason than we felt like it.

Using 14kt rose gold fill and natural gemstones, C&H is inspired by the simple, beautiful geometry of planted fields and the gentle, rolling hills of rural Iowa.
In 2006, Kim created Kim Sun Designs in Seattle, WA, a line of hand-tooled leather accessories using eco-friendly paints, stains and dyes. These belts, bracelets and keychains will also be available at Areté during the 2nd Friday ArtWalk.

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Creating Together, Coming Together at The Art Therapy Institute
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

Creating Together, Coming Together at The Art Therapy Institute

Please join us for the annual Exceptional Children's Art Show, featuring artwork created by over 100 students in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Exceptional Children's Program. Celebrate the students working together to create pieces of art as a group, make art of your own, play games, and enjoy light refreshments.

This free event is part of the Carrboro/Chapel Hill 2nd Friday ArtWalk.

The Art Therapy Institute
200 N. Greensboro St. Ste.D-6
(2nd Floor Carr Mill Mall)
Carrboro, NC

 

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Steve Hessler at Chapel Hill Orange County Visitors Bureau
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

Steve Hessler at Chapel Hill Orange County Visitors Bureau

Steve Hessler paints representational landscapes in traditional oils on stretched canvas and gessoed panels. Much of his work is painted plein air, although he also paints from sketches and photographs in his studio. 

Hessler loves the simple vernacular cottages found in the local countryside and in Carrboro and the lines of handmade working boats.  He hopes that his paintings will encourage the preservation of vernacular dwellings and handcrafted vessels.

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Michael Galinsky Photographs at Cameron's
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

Michael Galinsky Photographs at Cameron's

Back by popular demand at Cameron's are photographs by Michael Galinsky. Cameron's featured Michael's photographs of Merritt's Pasture this past January. However, several folks  missed the show because of all the snow. So, Cameron's decided to feature Michael's photos again this month. (Hopefully the weather will cooperate this time!)

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Emerging Artist Nate Foust on Franklin Street
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

Emerging Artist Nate Foust on Franklin Street

Nathan Foust's focus is on quality still-lifes and oil paintings with an emphasis in set design. Whenever he works on a piece of artwork, there is excruciating attention to the details and lighting of the set.

The Emerging Artist Series showcases the artwork of up-and-coming local artists in a lit windowbox on downtown Franklin Street.  The windowbox is located on the south side of the 100 block of Franklin Street next to Walgreens.

via http://www.townofchapelhill.org/town-hall/departments-services/community-arts-culture/programs/emerging-artist-series

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Amanda Abbott: The Art of Grief and Healing at Areté Float Tank & Personal Optimization Studio
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

Amanda Abbott: The Art of Grief and Healing at Areté Float Tank & Personal Optimization Studio

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Join us as we welcome local artist, Amanda Abbott, and discover beautiful, poured acrylic, pieces of her soul. 

Amanda notes "Art has helped save my life on more than one occasion, and I’d like to return the favor by producing soulful pieces that may help others find a little beauty and empathy in a world that can seem as if it’s trying to drown us."

During the evening, Amanda will also be creating a special piece! Come enjoy light refreshments with us and watch her work her magic.

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Workshop Tour at BU Denim: Manufacturing & Fitting
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

Workshop Tour at BU Denim: Manufacturing & Fitting

Ever wondered about the process of how denim fabric got transformed into a pair of jeans? Join us for a guided tour of the Brilliant You Denim manufacturing facility. We will walk you thru our end-to-end product development process on producing the patented enhancement design technology jeans. Which was created for the unique curves of the woman's body. The objective: to significantly improve fit, comfort, and how the jeans conform to your unique body shape. Our vision is simple: to redefine your jeans experience. Fitting and try on also available.

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Celebrating "Becoming a Woman" at Ackland Art Museum
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

Celebrating "Becoming a Woman" at Ackland Art Museum

Get creative and mysterious with Student Friends of the Ackland's mask-making activities, enjoy pizza from the Napoli food truck, and explore the galleries!

Featured Program:

6:30-8:30 PM: “Dangerous Liaisons at the Ackland: An Evening of French Enlightenment Art and Literature,” presented with Carolina Public Humanities. Every participant will receive a copy of the book in advance. Limited to 20 participants; advanced RSVP required.

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Ghosts of Summer by Michael Neal Patrick at The ArtsCenter Corridor
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

Ghosts of Summer by Michael Neal Patrick at The ArtsCenter Corridor

Photography by Michael Neal Patrick

“I am primarily a transcendentalist. Through exploration, using composition and design, I experience something of the Divine. By showing my prints, I hope to share not only in what I find to be beautiful, but also in something beyond the visual, something intangible.

For this exhibit I’ve chosen 7 images from my Nature portfolio. I took these photos in the gentlest of light, hoping to expose small details and a richness of color and texture. I consider my subjects to be both extraordinary and ordinary. On one hand I’m saying ‘see this leaf, these roots, this rock—these everyday things are worthy of attention!’ On the other hand it’s not what you see, but how you see that reveals Beauty and stimulates interest! These simple truths are what I have learned by practicing photography, and I re-learn these each time I go out to shoot.

I have an Associate Degree in Photography from Randolph Tech, and a B.A. in Art from NCCU. Recently I retired after being a Horticulturist at Duke Gardens for 22 years.”

Exhibition on display in March.

Opening Reception: Friday, March 9th 6-8pm in the Nicholson Gallery and will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk.

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The ArtsCenter's Annual Student Exhibition
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

The ArtsCenter's Annual Student Exhibition

The Annual Student Exhibition features work from current and former ArtSchool students in a variety of mediums from paintings and drawings to ceramics and fiber arts.

Exhibition on display March 2-28. 

Opening Reception: Friday, March 9th 6-8pm in the Nicholson Gallery and will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk.

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 Deborah Lahita: Polymer clay and bead artist at WomanCraft Gifts
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

Deborah Lahita: Polymer clay and bead artist at WomanCraft Gifts

Meet local polymer clay and bead artist, Deborah Lahita, during WomanCraft’s 2nd Friday celebration in Carrboro.  Deborah is a self-taught creator of delightful pieces of whimsy and artful design. Each unique piece displays her gifts of combining color and texture with sculptural execution resulting in truly one-of-a-kind pieces.

During our March event, Deborah will be demonstrating the very technical art of caning polymer clay – which results in stunning millefiori (million flowers) designs.

Come and meet Deborah, learn more about her passion and techniques . . . and share refreshments with us.

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 DebiRadcliffe at Womancraft
Feb
9
6:00 PM18:00

DebiRadcliffe at Womancraft

Visit WomanCraft for February’s 2nd Friday Artwalk and meet Debi Radcliffe, an accomplished seamstress specializing in clothing for American Girl and Bitty baby dolls. Combining her eye for fabrics with her own designs and pattern-making skills, Debi creates a wide array of lovely and fun items to dress any child’s special doll in style – all made with the small details in mind. Debi will be offering a free gift with the purchase of $15 or more from her “myhomemadedolly” collection during the event. Come and meet Debi – and enjoy some refreshments, too!

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"The Seizing of Joy" by February's Emerging Artist Jane Cheek
Feb
9
6:00 PM18:00

"The Seizing of Joy" by February's Emerging Artist Jane Cheek

"The Seizing of Joy" explores the themes of survivorhood, motherhood, and finding joy in the everyday. Jane Cheek is a mixed media artist who works in an abstract expressionist style. Cheek’s work focuses on contradictions. As a survivor of child abuse and a mother, she uses art to examine the juxtaposition of past trauma and present joy. 

Exhibition on display February 1-28.

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Art Therapy Institute Sale at Cameron's
Feb
9
6:00 PM18:00

Art Therapy Institute Sale at Cameron's

For February's ArtWalk, Cameron's is featuring the Art Therapy Institute, a local non-profit. Art work created by some of the clients of the Art Therapy Institute will be on display. Starting with the ArtWalk and going through Sunday February 11th at 6:00pm, Cameron's will donate 5% of its sales to the Art Therapy Institute.

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