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Jun
9
6:00 PM18:00

Reception for Dawn Surratt's Photogrpahy Exhibition at the Horace Williams House

Preservation Chapel Hill is proud to host artist Dawn Surratt’s June 2017 exhibition. For the past 20 years she has spent her life working with hospice patients in rural and urban settings and grappling with the duality of both the tenacity and fragility of the human spirit. This very sacred work is the backbone of her photography, echoing strong undercurrents of transition, tenderness and loss. She exclusively uses toy lenses to capture her images because they are unpredictable and surprising---almost as much as life itself.

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Reception for Michael Brady and Elia Bizzarri at Horace Williams House
Apr
14
6:00 PM18:00

Reception for Michael Brady and Elia Bizzarri at Horace Williams House

Elia Bizzarri works in wood. Using traditional tools and techniques he rives, hews, shaves and turns elegant furniture out of maple, poplar, hickory and oak. His Continuous Arm Rocking Chair has been featured on Roy Underhill’s WUNC TV series “In the Woodwright Shop” and his works of art were also featured in a celebration of NC Crafts at a 2010 Governor’s Mansion exhibition.

Michael Brady works in oils in which he combines abstract, figurative and floral representations on canvas. His deliberations reflect his underlying preoccupation with value, color and shape which give his paintings a powerful yet subtle quality. He has had an extensive career as a teacher, art critic and even, at one time, a TV courtroom artist. The Horace Williams House’s nineteenth century Octagon Room gallery provides a perfect setting for an exhibition of form, movement, color and line in addition to a dialogue between two complimentary media and is one not to be missed.
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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. 

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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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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
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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
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Artist's Reception for Gesche Würfel's "Plantation Still Lifes" Exhibition
Oct
14
6:00 PM18:00

Artist's Reception for Gesche Würfel's "Plantation Still Lifes" Exhibition

Horace Williams House hosts an artist's reception for Gesche Würfel's "Plantation Still Lifes" Exhibition at Preservation Chapel Hill's historic Horace Williams House from 6-8 pm on the 2nd Friday ArtWalk. Free and parking available. http://www.preservationchapelhill.org

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Exhibition by Artist Ann Marie Kennedy at Horace Williams House with Preservation Chapel Hill
Sep
9
6:00 PM18:00

Exhibition by Artist Ann Marie Kennedy at Horace Williams House with Preservation Chapel Hill

"A Garden Is a Dream Space"; Paperworks/Textiles by Ann Marie Kennedy

Preservation Chapel Hill is proud to host its September 2016 exhibition by mixed media artist Anne Marie Kennedy. A member of Raleigh’s Bonded Llama Studios and an Associate Professor at Wake Technical College, Kennedy classifies herself as an artist and papermaker. In her installations and works on paper, she uses natural materials to create narratives about human connections and experiences . Her work “A Garden is a Dream Space” is inspired, in part, by various compositions and structures of gardens. Her work is also inspired by historic displays and depictions of plants. Her creative process uses the essentials of hand paper making which involves the pouring of a specially prepared pulp into a frame. Thereafter, she arranges the materials for her composition – an assortment of fibers, plants and textiles – in the pulp in a variety of ways, assisted by the viscosity of her pulp material. The result, she says, conveys “an intimacy and immediacy of plant life and relationships”. This is a unique exhibition and is not to be missed.

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

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