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Screenprints by Kristen DeGree at Century Center in Carrboro
Jan
11
6:00 PM18:00

Screenprints by Kristen DeGree at Century Center in Carrboro

Kristen DeGree is a printmaker and papermaker based in Durham. She will be showing recent work inspired both by winter landscapes and experimental silkscreen techniques completed during a recent artist residency at Women's Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY. 

Opening Reception: Friday, January 11th 6-9pm

Additional Receptions: February 8th 6-9pm, March 8th 6-9pm in conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk

Exhibition on display January through March 2019.

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Reception for "Reading Works of Art" by Steven Silverleaf at Century Center
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Reception for "Reading Works of Art" by Steven Silverleaf at Century Center

Steven Silverleaf has worked with models and sitting figures for over fifteen years but creates most of his work from his imagination in the absence of the model. He uses a variety of mediums to create a relaxed and introspective mood. The work shows a love of both the tradition of drawing and painting in combination. The artist explores a very distinctive line and color that is all his own. Exhibition on display through December.

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Artist Maria Tadd at Carrboro Century Center
Jul
10
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Maria Tadd at Carrboro Century Center

The Town of Carrboro invites you to enjoy the artwork by Maria Tadd that will be displayed in the Century Center Gallery. Show starts June 1, 2015 and runs through the end of July.

Artist’s Statement

I love the “magic” of watercolor, the ability to create almost ethereal images as well as those that are heavy and anchored. Being able to select from transparent, opaque and granular pigments provides the artist tools that no other medium offers.

Animals have always touched my heart and soul and are primarily my subjects. As the saying goes, the eyes are the mirror of the soul and therefore it is important that I get the eyes “right” so I can capture the spark that gives them life and tells their story. 

Although my work to date has focused primarily on painting animals and birds, more recently I have painted flowers, a fried egg and my first human portrait. I never thought I could paint people, but my portrait was quite successful so at some point I want to further explore portraiture.

My goal for 2015 is to paint looser and larger. I am hoping that after studying Chinese Brush Painting in the early part of this year, I will learn new brush strokes that will add another dimension to my work. I also want to experiment with different colors. At times I use a very small color palette just one each of the primary colors. I try not to use more than 6 colors as I want the painting to feel cohesive.

Special hours for 2nd Friday ARTWALK . 6-9 pm. Galleries are open to the public during regular business hours for the buildings.  

Please see Town of Carrboro Web site for more information.
http://www.townofcarrboro.org/803/Arts-Committee

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Artist Maria Tadd at the Carrboro Century Center
Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Maria Tadd at the Carrboro Century Center

The Town of Carrboro invites you to enjoy the artwork by Maria Tadd that will be displayed in the Century Center Gallery. Show starts June 1, 2015 and runs through the end of July.

Artist’s Statement

I love the “magic” of watercolor, the ability to create almost ethereal images as well as those that are heavy and anchored. Being able to select from transparent, opaque and granular pigments provides the artist tools that no other medium offers.

Animals have always touched my heart and soul and are primarily my subjects. As the saying goes, the eyes are the mirror of the soul and therefore it is important that I get the eyes “right” so I can capture the spark that gives them life and tells their story.

Although my work to date has focused primarily on painting animals and birds, more recently I have painted flowers, a fried egg and my first human portrait. I never thought I could paint people, but my portrait was quite successful so at some point I want to further explore portraiture.

My goal for 2015 is to paint looser and larger. I am hoping that after studying Chinese Brush Painting in the early part of this year, I will learn new brush strokes that will add another dimension to my work. I also want to experiment with different colors. At times I use a very small color palette just one each of the primary colors. I try not to use more than 6 colors as I want the painting to feel cohesive.

Special hours for 2nd Friday ARTWALK . 6-9 pm. Galleries are open to the public during regular business hours for the buildings.  

Please see Town of Carrboro Web site for more information.
http://www.townofcarrboro.org/803/Arts-Committee

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The Randolph Community College Photo Technology students in the Century Center Gallery
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

The Randolph Community College Photo Technology students in the Century Center Gallery

Two Art exhibits.  Carrboro Century Center and Town Hall.

The Town of Carrboro invites you to enjoy the artwork by Chris Berndt that will be displayed in Town Hall and The Randolph Community College Photo Technology students in the Century Center Gallery. Show starts April 6th  and runs through the end of May.

Special hours for 2nd Friday ARTWALK . 6-9 pm. Galleries are open to the public during regular business hours for the buildings.  

Please see 2nd Friday Artwalk and Town of Carrboro Web sites for more information.

http://www.2ndfridayartwalk.com
http://www.townofcarrboro.org/803/Arts-Committee

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Russell Scott Day in the Carrboro Century Center Gallery
Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

Russell Scott Day in the Carrboro Century Center Gallery

The Town of Carrboro invites you to enjoy the artwork by Roger Kellison that will be displayed in Town Hall and Russell Scott Day in the Century Center Gallery. Show starts January 5th and runs through the end of February.

Special hours for 2nd Friday ARTWALK . 6-9 pm. Galleries are open to the public during regular business hours for the buildings.  

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Dec
12
6:00 PM18:00

On Display: "Waxed & Funkified" at Carrboro Century Center

The Town of Carrboro invites you to enjoy the artwork by Jackie Helvey and Reese Hayes in the Century Center Gallery through the end of December. 

Waxed and Funkified is an art exhibit featuring Reese Hayes with her encaustic paintings, and her mother Jackie Helvey with her funkified photos of Carrboro on metal. More information at www.funkifiedphotos.com.

Artist statement Jackie Helvey: I have been a photographer for as long as I can remember. This photo on metal process combined with the photo manipulation creates a pretty amazing effect. All of the images were taken in Carrboro, most at Hank Anderson Park.

Special hours for 2nd Friday ARTWALK . 6-9 pm. Galleries are open to the public during regular business hours for the buildings. 

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Martha Thorn at Carrboro Century Center
Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

Martha Thorn at Carrboro Century Center

Artist reception during the 2nd Friday Art Walk

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Martha Thorn

Martha Thorn is an artist based in Raleigh, NC. She got her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Graphic Design from Western Carolina University. She began painting in 2007, marrying her background in design with a process driven approach to painting. 

Her work has been exhibited at GreenHill, The Carrack Modern and other venues throughout the Southeast.

Artist statement

Line and drawing are the most important elements in my paintings. Texture and design follow, with color being only a vehicle through which I can persuade an audience to look at my work. I am a process painter who paints as intuitively as possible.

I begin by setting parameters for myself through canvas dimensions or tools that I allow myself to use and then try to approach the work while breaking all other parameters set for me or by me in the past, particularly as a graphic designer. This is the most critical and honest stage. Then I start to "clean up," hopefully reducing the chaos in a painting by just one degree so that it becomes a successful, cohesive painting bordering on the brink of disaster.

The dichotomies of chaos and peace, dirty and clean, and ugliness and beauty are recurrent themes in my work. Though these are not new themes in art my hope is to execute and present them in a fresh, authentic way.


Exhibit displayed from Oct 2nd through the end of November - also at Carrboro Town Hall

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Janet Sammons’ exhibit, “Birds, Beasts, and More” at the Carrboro Century Center
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

Janet Sammons’ exhibit, “Birds, Beasts, and More” at the Carrboro Century Center

Janet Sammons

Janet Sammons

Janet Sammons’ exhibit, “Birds, Beasts, and More” will continue for another month at the Town of Carrboro’s Century Center and Town Hall.  Fifty paintings will remain on exhibit between the two venues in which the acrylic artist showcases her love of nature.  Painting subjects range from birds and animals to lovely landscapes and flowers to seascapes and still life.  The exhibit runs through September 30, 2014.

Janet Sammons was born and raised in Salem Virginia, but received her B.A. in English Literature at The University of North Carolina and has lived in Chatham County for 26 years.  Thanks to the support of a loving husband, Janet chose to leave the stress of the corporate world in 2011 to pursue a long-neglected dream of becoming an artist, and learned how to paint using the bountiful resources online.  The artist states that she had previously attempted watercolor painting by taking various local classes on and off for about ten years without much success, but when she tried acrylic paints in 2011, she quickly made great progress using this medium.

Part of the impetus to pursue her long-delayed dream of becoming an artist was due to an illness that resulted in a short bout of optic neuritis in the year 2000, in which Janet lost her eyesight for 3 days.  The artist expresses her gratitude for the quick recovery in her own words as she states, “I thank God for his glorious creation all around us that endlessly inspires, and for the sight to experience the colors, and dance of light and dark.”

As part of the 2nd Friday ArtWalk the two venues will be open from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, September 12.  The Carrboro Century Center is located at 100 N. Greensboro St. in Carrboro and their telephone number is 919-918-7385. The Town Hall is located at 301 W Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510, and their telephone number is (919) 942-8541.  Except for the 2nd Friday ArtWalk, their hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.  Additionally, the Century Center, which houses Carrboro’s Cybrary, is also open Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.


CONTACT INFORMATION:

Website: http://janet-greer-sammons.artistwebsites.com/
Telephone: 919-933-5266
Email: janet.sammons@yahoo.com

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Acrylic Artist Janet Sammons at Carrboro Century Center
Aug
8
6:00 PM18:00

Acrylic Artist Janet Sammons at Carrboro Century Center

Janet Sammons, local acrylic artist, has a new exhibit at the Town of Carrboro’s Town Hall and also at the Century Center that celebrates the beauty of the natural world.  Fifty paintings will be on exhibit between the two venues in which the artist showcases her love of nature.  Painting subjects range from lovely landscapes and flowers to birds and animals to seascapes and still life.  The dates for the show are August 4 through 31, 2014.

To preview more of Janet's artwork, please click here.

Janet Sammons was born and raised in Salem Virginia, but received her B.A. in English Literature at The University of North Carolina and has lived in Chatham County for 26 years.  Thanks to the support of a loving husband, Janet chose to leave the stress of the corporate world in 2011 to pursue a long-neglected dream of becoming an artist, and learned how to paint using the bountiful resources online.  The artist states that she had previously attempted watercolor painting by taking various local classes on and off for about ten years without much success, but when she tried acrylic paints in 2011, she quickly made great progress using this medium.

Part of the impetus to pursue her long-delayed dream of becoming an artist was due to an illness that resulted in a short bout of optic neuritis in the year 2000, in which Janet lost her eyesight for 3 days.  The artist expresses her gratitude for the quick recovery in her own words as she states, “I thank God for his glorious creation all around us that endlessly inspires, and for the sight to experience the colors and dance of light and dark.”Janet Sammons is excited to have her first exhibit at the Town of Carrboro’s municipal and community venues.

A reception is scheduled at the Town Hall venue in conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk (the second Friday evening of each month, 6-­9 pm).   The Town Hall is located at 301 W Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510,  The Carrboro Century Center is located at 100 N. Greensboro St, Carrboro..  Except for the 2nd Friday ArtWalk, their hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.  

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Outdoors in North Carolina by Betsy Lowry Donovan at Carrboro Century Center
Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

Outdoors in North Carolina by Betsy Lowry Donovan at Carrboro Century Center

The Town of Carrboro invites you to enjoy the artwork that is currently being displayed in the Century Center Gallery through the end of July.  Artist reception for 2nd Friday ARTWALK July 11 6-9 pm. Public welcome. Galleries are open to the public during regular business hours for the buildings.

Century Center: Water colors, pen and Ink, and mixed media; mostly botanical and animal paintings; some landscapes.

Artist Statement: See below.

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Photgrapher Barry Udis at Carrboro Century Center
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Photgrapher Barry Udis at Carrboro Century Center

Two Art exhibits. Century Center and Town Hall. 

The Town of Carrboro invites you to enjoy the artwork that is currently being displayed in Town Hall and the Century Center Gallery through the end of June. Special hours for 2nd Friday Art Walk 6-9pm.

Galleries are open to the public during regular business hours for the buildings. 

Barry Udis at Century Center

Barry Udis Fine Art Photography

Barry Udis Fine Art Photography

Century Center: Come and enjoy the photographs on display by Barry Udis. Mr Udis states,” From the moment I first started taking photos, on the college student European whirlwind trip, I have been interested in combining the beauty of the scene being shot with an usual way of presenting it. For me a photo captures my attention if it displays beauty in an unusual way or the context makes a statement, but also has an aesthetic quality that would make someone enjoy the vision while being provocative in some way. 

 Now that I am retired from UNC, I have time to find all the many spots where there is so much beauty and interesting subjects to shoot and study. It has always been such a great challenge to capture them in ways that are most satisfying to view. I now have to time to go both out into nature and wander our cities and villages. 

Alicia Stemper at Town Hall Gallery

Alicia Stemper Photography

Alicia Stemper Photography

Town Hall Gallery: Is featuring photographs by Alicia Stemper. Form her artist statement: Although I always had a camera around my neck in high school and college, I did not explore photography as a career option. I studied English as an undergraduate and I earned my masters in social work. As a result, words were the vehicle I used to function in my career and to reflect on my observations about the world. 

Mark Twain said, “The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.” My partner gave me a digital DSLR camera on my birthday in 2010 and everything changed. I now want to use photography to reflect my observations and tell my stories. Light, color, patterns, and personality are what I try to capture and I especially love documenting Carrboro. As the photographer for the Carrboro Citizen for several years, I had a fantastic outlet to explore my passion and develop my skills. I call photography my “new lens on life” and I am excited to share it with others.


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1 Second of Thought exhibit by Edwin Solomon at The Century Center
Dec
13
6:30 PM18:30

1 Second of Thought exhibit by Edwin Solomon at The Century Center

The Town of Carrboro Art Committee in Carrboro, North Carolina is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit in the Century Center Gallery on Friday November 8, 2013.  This exhibit, titled “I SECOND OF THOUGHT” features work by Edwin Solomon, a local artist. 

In his bio Mr. Solomon states; My experimentations with acrylic paint and canvas started with a friends’ need to make closet space. His trash became the most therapeutic outlet that I’d encountered since my hiatus from writing fiction. In my free time, I have made an effort to research art by visiting museums, reading books, and viewing material online. I currently have around eighty completed pieces ranging in size from 6” X 8” to 4’ X 2’. I do not have a label or style to attach to my work. I simply paint what I like. I can honestly say that everything that I have done is something I would or have hung in my home. I enjoy color. I see the plain, white, background as the enemy to be covered.  Of course there are miracles that can be formed through the simplicity of a minimalist approach and an embrace of white. Perhaps when I mature I‘ll be more suited for that approach. For now, I prefer to create visual depictions of snapshots of thought.

The gallery is open to view anytime during regular business hours. Admission is free.

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