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Opening Reception: Dining Out and Visitations at FRANK Gallery

  • FRANK Gallery 109 East Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC, 27514 United States (map)
  • FRANK artist Barbara Tyroler in collaboration with award-winning poet Jaki Shelton Green showcases her recent photographic composites, “Visitations,” a series of layered images of the poet and her late daughter, Imani, together with Jaki’s poem, “i want to undie you.”

    Also on exhibit FRANK photographers Alan Dehmer, Peter Filene, Bill McAllister, John Rosenthal, Jacqueline Tait Leebrick, David Spear, Barbara Tyroler, Sam Wang, Wojtek Wojdynski; and guests Harlan Campbell and Gesche Wuerfel. Photography exhibitions are presented as part of the CLICK! Photography Festival.


    A chef has much to consider, and now more than ever, the origin of the food is just as interesting as the quality of the ingredients. Local heirloom tomatoes and neighborhood goat cheeses flourish in our best and favorite restaurants. Now, they are also being served on handmade pottery, with wood ash glazes or custom designs that take the visual value of the meal even further beyond the basics, and creates a celebration of both the food and presentation.

    FRANK gallery presents the dinnerware and serving pieces designed by seven famed regional potters, created for great chefs throughout the Southeast, and used for dining in innovative restaurants across the region. These executive chefs often go to the studio to understand how the pottery is designed, and specifically how those pieces can best showcase the art of fine dining.