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Original artwork by Jen Tidrow at Caffe Driade
Mar
10
6:00 PM18:00

Original artwork by Jen Tidrow at 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

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Josh Hockensmith and Mark Iwinski at Preservation Chapel Hill
Mar
10
6:00 PM18:00

Josh Hockensmith and Mark Iwinski at Preservation Chapel Hill

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

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SHIMMER: The Art of Light
Feb
10
6:00 PM18:00

SHIMMER: The 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.

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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.

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Local Color at FRANK Gallery
Feb
10
6:00 PM18:00

Local Color at 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

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Jewelers at Creative Metalsmiths
Feb
10
6:00 PM18:00

Jewelers at 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.

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Extended hours at the Ackland Museum Store
Feb
10
6:00 PM18:00

Extended hours at the 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/

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Public Celebration of "Fever Within" at Ackland Art Museum
Feb
10
5:00 PM17:00

Public Celebration of "Fever Within" at 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/

 

 

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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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Reception for Stacy Bloom Rexrode at Horace Williams House
Jan
13
6:00 PM18:00

Reception for Stacy Bloom Rexrode at 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

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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

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/

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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

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

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Kickoff Expressive Arts Program’s “Art Cart" at FRANK Gallery
Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

Kickoff Expressive Arts Program’s “Art Cart" at FRANK Gallery

Expressive Arts Program’s “Art Cart.” 

In addition to our exciting exhibitions, FRANK will once again be partnering with the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and The NC Cancer Hospital to collect arts and crafts supplies for their Expressive Arts Program’s “Art Cart.” This program offers patients and family members the opportunity to use art for healing. A list of suggested donations can be found on our website at frankisart.com/st-nick; items can be dropped off at FRANK Gallery anytime beginning December 1; the kickoff event will take place on Friday, December 9th, as part of our 2nd Friday Artwalk celebration.

For more information on all upcoming events and exhibitions please visit www.frankisart.com

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Opening Receptions at FRANK Gallery
Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Receptions at FRANK Gallery

DECEMBER EXHIBITIONS AT FRANK
December 6 - February 4, 2016

Natural Forces

Julie Brooks
Nerys Levy
Carolyn Rugen

FRANK’s current featured exhibition looks at the grandness of nature, both in the immense landscapes that surround us, and the microscopic elements that are the building blocks of all things living. Painters Nerys Levy and Carolyn Rugen look to the beauty in their surroundings for inspiration. Levy working on site during her travels, capturing the greenery and enormity of the British countryside. Rugen working locally, painting the serene views from the windows of her home in the heart of Chapel Hill. In addition, jeweler Julie Brooks creates simple graphite drawings on her “sugar coated” enamel surfaces. These drawings highlight DNA structures, viruses, and cells, and the addition of hints of gold and stones highlights these components as precious jewels.

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Artist David Stickel at Chapel Hill Orange County Visitors Center
Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

Artist David Stickel at Chapel Hill Orange County Visitors Center

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Artist David Stickel at The Visitors Center

The Visitors Center @501 W. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, will be open from 6pm to 9pm during the 2nd Friday Artwalk, December 9.

David Stickel is featured artist. Stickel’s water colors draw inspiration from North Carolina as well as years in Africa, trips to China, Europe.  A signature of Stickel’s art includes paintings of reflections--especially of windows. "I love how each tells its own story, inside, as well as outside the window. My goal and passion is to paint an image on a 2-dimensional surface making it look as 3-dimensional as possible.” http://davidstickel.com/

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10th Annual UNC Print+Art Sale at Hanes Art Center
Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

10th Annual UNC Print+Art Sale at Hanes Art Center

It's fall finals week which means it FINALly time for UNC's yearly Print+Art Sale!! ALL UNC undergraduates are welcome to submit artwork for the sale. Not an undergraduate? Not a problem: come on out and up to the Print Studio to peruse (and support) UNC undergraduate artists and watch LIVE PRINTMAKING DEMOS.

All interested in selling MUST deliver their items and forms on the December 8th all day drop off or the morning of the sale BEFORE 10:30 am.

Interested in submitting work or have any questions? Email Nim at:
PrintSale2016@unc.edu
For submission forms, answers, and maybe more bad puns.

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"Donald Martiny: Prototypes + Studies" & Holiday Shopping! at Ackland Museum Store
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

"Donald Martiny: Prototypes + Studies" & Holiday Shopping! at Ackland Museum Store

"Donald Martiny: Prototypes + Studies" & Holiday Shopping!

Please join us for "Donald Martiny: Prototypes + Studies" in The Tiny Gallery through 31 December, and lots of Holiday Shopping in the Store!

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

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FUN DIP: An Extended and Remixed Dance Party at the Ackland Art Museum
Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

FUN DIP: An Extended and Remixed Dance Party at the Ackland Art Museum

FUN DIP: An Extended and Remixed Dance Party

FUN DIP celebrates the Ackland exhibition "Extended Remix: Contemporary Artists Meet the Japanese Print."

Hosted by Extended Remix artist Ely Kim ♦ Music by WYXC DJs ♦ Candy by Morinaga

Suggested Attire: “FUN & Remixed”

Free Admission ♦ All are Welcome

"Extended Remix" is made possible in part by the Henry R. Luce Foundation and the Ackland’s Ruth and Sherman Lee Fund for Asian Art.

Link to more info about the event
http://ackland.org/events-programs/student-programs/fun-dip-extended-remixed-dance-party/

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Photographer at This & That Gift Gallery
Nov
11
6:00 PM18:00

Photographer at This & That Gift Gallery

Maria DeBruyn at This & That

Maria de Bruyn is a nature (and occasional travel) photographer, who has a special focus on wildlife and plants. Her photography aims to present interesting images of the beautiful natural world around us and to inform and educate about flora and fauna. She will have prints, photo cards and other photo products for sale.

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Wildlife & Plant Photographer at Vespertine
Nov
11
6:00 PM18:00

Wildlife & Plant Photographer at Vespertine

Maria DeBruyn at Vespertine

Maria de Bruyn is a nature (and occasional travel) photographer, who has a special focus on wildlife and plants. Her photography aims to present interesting images of the beautiful natural world around us and to inform and educate about flora and fauna. She will have prints, photo cards and other photo products for sale.

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Opening Reception November Exhibitions at FRANK
Nov
11
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception November Exhibitions at FRANK

NOVEMBER EXHIBITIONS AT FRANK

November 9 - December 4, 2016

Opening Reception (all shows)

Friday, November 11, 6-9PM

For more information on all events and exhibitions please visit www.frankisart.com

 

View from the Edge

Paintings by Carroll Lassiter

Carroll Lassiter’s landscapes explore the open spaces and rural scenery of Central and Eastern North Carolina, capturing the charm that can be found on back highways and farmland belonging to past generations. With so much scrutiny and tension mounting around our state as politics and strong partisan views hold strong to our attention this season, it is easy to forget the incredible beauty, rich agricultural history, and cultural significance that North Carolina possesses.

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Holiday Boutique

Featuring Erik Haagensen

FRANK is more than just a gallery. We represent over 75 local and regional artists, giving us a huge selection of fun, fresh, beautiful and carefully crafted gifts that are perfect for your loved ones. This November, we showcase potter Erik Haagensen’s whimsical, goofy, and hilarious pieces as part of our Holiday Boutique. Each piece by Haagensen is brightly colored, with decals featuring original illustrations, captions, and quite a bit of humor, that give these highly functional pieces the perfect touch for anyone on your list. In addition to Haagensen’s array of cups, bowls, vases, and small containers, we will have a great selection of “giftables” for any budget including artwork, jewelry, cards, prints, and other items from our diverse group of artists. And don’t forget to grab a few FRANK gift certificates for those “hard to buy for” art lovers on your list! 

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Ackland Museum Store - Donald Martiny - Special Reception
Nov
11
6:00 PM18:00

Ackland Museum Store - Donald Martiny - Special Reception

Donald Martiny Show Opens at the Ackland Museum Store

Image: Xam, 2016, 8”w x 9”h, polymer + pigment mounted on aluminum

Image: Xam, 2016, 8”w x 9”h, polymer + pigment mounted on aluminum

“The Tiny Gallery” at the Ackland Museum Store is proud to present DONALD MARTINY | Prototypes + Studies. Donald Martiny is a Chapel Hill based artist who works with a mixture of polymer and pigment to create sculptural paintings, usually on a grand scale. However, the works in this show are small, prototypical studies that Donald makes as part of his process of creating his larger paintings. We are delighted to share these “works” behind the work.

Donald’s work has been featured in numerous publications and websites including the Huffington Post, NPR, and New American Paintings South. His work is represented by galleries in the US, Europe, and Australia. Deborah Swallow, Director of The Courtauld Institute of Art describes his work: “Donald Martiny’s work forces us to question the established definitions which form the backbone of our understanding of painting as both a pursuit and a product, and of paint as a medium. In challenging the viewer in these ways, it is not only visually exciting but intellectually invigorating.”

DONALD MARTINY | Prototypes + Studies opens with a special reception on Friday,
11 November 2016, 6-8PM

The show will continue through Saturday, 31 December 2016. For more information, please contact the Ackland Museum Store at 919.962.0216.

About the Ackland Museum Store: Newly located at 109 East Franklin Street, next to FRANK Gallery, the Ackland Museum Store supports the educational mission of the Ackland Art Museum: to animate, inspire, and transform people's lives with works of art. 

As an academic unit of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The Ackland Art Museum collects, preserves, and presents great art to educate, inspire, and engage the University and its regional, national, and international audiences in free and open inquiry.

Store Hours
Monday - Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 PM

Ackland Art Museum Members and UNC Employees receive a 10% discount on most Museum Store purchases. In addition, Members enjoy special discounts during several designated Member Shopping Days throughout the year. For membership information, please call 919.966.5736 or go to ackland.org/support.

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Nov
11
6:00 PM18:00

Reception at Horace Williams House

Reception for Siglinda Scarpa and Ida Trisolini

Reception for our artists, Siglinda Scarpa and Ida Trisolini. Functional and wistful sculptural ceramics of Scarpa's and Trisolini's altered books, given new life as they are reconfigured both structurally and verbally into contemporary works of art. Plenty of parking in the back of this beautiful historic home.

 

 

 

 

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

 

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Studio Touya: Pottery by Hitomi & Takuro Shibata at Ackland Museum Store
Oct
14
6:00 PM18:00

Studio Touya: Pottery by Hitomi & Takuro Shibata at Ackland Museum Store

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Studio Touya: Pottery by Hitomi & Takuro Shibata

This is a continuation of a show that opened last month. We will be open late for Second Friday. Don't miss an opportunity to see this beautiful work, locally made in Seagrove, NC.

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

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Landscape artist Jami Burns at Caffe Driade
Oct
14
6:00 PM18:00

Landscape artist Jami Burns at Caffe Driade

Landscape paintings by Jami Burns

October 1 - October 31

Acrylic paintings by Jami Burns will be on display at Caffe Driade during the month of October. Jami's paintings feature the natural landscape as well as old homes and other architecture. The goal of every painting is to capture the palpable sense of place and time that underlies our attraction to a beautiful vista.

Contact Email
jamiburns13@gmail.com

 

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