Jade Wu is originally from Beijing, and by way of a few places around the world, has happily found her home in North Carolina. After studying at the Beijing Art Academy and with Taiwanese artist Hank Ma, she has since developed her own styles in oil and watercolor, emphasizing stillness in wildlife. Her work is primarily representational, with aesthetic influences from traditional Chinese painting, including the use of negative space, calligraphy, and minimalist compositions.
It's 2nd Friday ArtWalk with Josh Zeldin's dynamic exhibit, The Illusion of Separation!
"I see abstract painting as a healing modality. It emphasizes feeling the sensations in your body rather than identifying with illusory thoughts of separation that are perpetuated by the ego. Abstract painting transcends concepts and forces the viewer to project onto the art if they want to perceive something conceptually meaningful. If these projections occur for you, I would invite you to observe them as a neutral witness and focus on how your body feels." -Josh Zeldin
Join Liz for this 2nd Friday ArtWalk reception and enjoy her beautiful still life oil paintings! Her series "We Are All Connected", uses still life to act as powerful metaphors, and proceeds benefit the Texas Civil Rights Project. We are very happy to display her exhibit the entire month of June!
Our Gallery is honored to feature local Chapel Hill textile artist, Elaine O'Neil, the entire month of May!! Come check out her amazing exhibit & meet her this 2nd Friday for ArtWalk! Chapel Hill and NC themed originals, prints, notecards, & magnets make fantastic gifts for Moms & Grads!!!
Marcela Slade is a local Chapel Hill, third culture, multi-discipline Artist - Designer - Teacher. Remembering transitional times, this exhibition includes a series of paint on recycled doors, as well as other colorful acrylic canvas paintings. Categorizing her style as expressionism with an instrumentalist twist, Marcela's wonderful characters come from her personal life experiences, inspirations, and fascinations. Join us Friday to meet her and view this spectacular exhibit...you don't want to miss this one!
“For me, making art is really about the process and feeling my way through a piece. I’m not trying to impart any message or to say anything super-specific with art; I want people to come away with their own ideas, feelings and interpretations when they look at my work.”
Exhibition on display January 1-31.
As an award winning Creative Director in the advertising industry, Joel Sobelson used his creativity for his clients. Upon retirement he decided to use his creativity for himself. He recognizes the private moments we all experience... when we find ourselves overcome by our hearts. And so his work strives to capture the emotional authenticity of these moments.
See Chapel Hill artist, Ali Saren's mixed media abstract art this 2nd Friday only at This & That Gift Gallery! She has a wonderful concept about "risk and temporary beauty"....
"In my practice I have learned to appreciate a moment of beauty, a moment of perfection, with a small realization that this may not last, it may change, grow, morph into something even more beautiful or something, well, quite less beautiful. My practice has also taught me to take risks. Experiment and be OK with an outcome. Be OK with failure. Be OK with mistakes. Be OK with success. Move on. Move Up. Just move. Just grow. Just learn. Just live." -Ali Saren
Come meet Emily this Friday, and see her beautiful oil paintings on canvas & repurposed wood. You don't want to miss these lovely local nature scenes from around town, vibrant flowers, and even a few kitties sprinkled in - Meow!
"...I can't explain my style of painting. I paint from my heart."
Onicas's brilliantly colored abstracts are characterized by somewhat haunting images of faces and figures, restless, gestural lines and layers plus semi-hidden landscapes, perhaps a synthesis of his explorations with portraiture, landscape, and abstract studies. When looking at any of his paintings overtime, the viewer will discover forms and figures that seem to remain in an ever-changing process of moving and settling and coming into definition.
Meet the artist at our 2nd Friday ArtWalk Reception, July 13th 6-9pm
Join us from 6-9pm this 2nd Friday for fantastic mixed media paintings by Chapel Hill artist, Eli Melet! Come meet the youngest member of the Orange County Artists Guild, and take home a one-of-kind original painting. Don't forget Father's Day is right around the corner...
Varied offerings of original art by The Triangle Visual Artists. Ideal choices for great Holidays gifts, small and not so small!
The group exhibit highlights diverse styles, from realism to contemporary impressionism, abstract to whimsical, as well as inspiring photography.
Stop by Carrboro's This & That Gift Gallery to view original works by Sharon Barnes and Karin Neuvirth. Get inspired by these acrylic and watercolor works depicting scenes from nature, and celebrate the approaching change of seasons.
Earth and Water is an eclectic mix of landscape paintings by Louise Francke, and abstract water photographs by Dennis Szerszen. The duo are members of the Triangle Visual Artists guild. All works presented are for sale.
An exhibit of works by two Triangle Visual Artists group members, Chrystal Hardt and James Keul. Although the works range from abstract pieces to traditional landscapes, there is a loose floral theme to the exhibition. All paintings are available for sale.
Kathy Alderman, an Alamance County painter, Natalie Boorman, a Chapel Hill potter, and David Taylor, a Chapel Hill painter collaborate on a show of new works. https://www.facebook.com/Triangle-Visual-Artists
Joan Meade will be displaying her sculptural acrylic artworks at This and That during the month of June, with the opening taking place during the 2nd Friday Art Walk.
Scattered Light: Paintings by Ruth Ananda and Henri Lorie at This & That Gallery thru April 30th. Traditional Impressionistic Oils and Contemporary Textured Acrylics inspired by North Carolina’s natural beauty. Artist websites are: http://www.ruthananda.com and http://www.henrilorie-artistpainter.com
Find venue info at https://www.facebook.com/thisandthatgiftgallery/
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.
Painter Ruth Ananda’s “Matins to Vespers" Featured at This & That
Ruth Ananda is the featured artist at Vespertine - This & That thru Oct 2nd. Birds in their habitat inspire her contemplative images painted with textural acrylics. A Chapel Hill native, Ruth Ananda, a.k.a. Wysor Whitefield, earned her art degree at UVa., worked at ad agencies in NYC, and is a member of the Orange County Artists Guild. She now owns Camp Ruthie LLC Boutique Pet Care. Her website iswww.RuthAnanda.com
Featured Artist Donna Stubbs at This & That Gift Gallery
Donna Stubbs will be the featured artist at This & That Gift Gallery in Carrboro, August 12 6-9pm. Donna is a mixed media artist whose paintings include acrylic, collage, drawing and image transfer. Her work is richly textured, layered with vintage ephemera and often whimsical. She lives in Chapel Hill, where she sells her work and teaches workshops at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro. Her website iswww.donnastubbs.com
Janet Sammons Paintings at This & That Gift Gallery
They are delighted to be hosting Janet Sammons and her vibrant and fun paintings.
Link to more info about the event
TRANSLATING THE LANDSCAPE by Jane Woodworth
Translating the familiar landscape of a farm field to a two dimensional surface is a learning experience. Jane says of this work: "Bringing my years of abstract painting to the landscape is a bridging of time and expression. I work a rich surface of paint to read as intimate detail, introducing a degree of surprise into a matter of fact. It is my task as an artist to empower the materials, through placement, application and movement, urging the viewer to feel the paint and read it in a way that is meaningful to him. I strive to preserve the integrity of the past while appealing in a contemporary form. I mean these paintings to be a reminder of what is lost of our farming history. Think what may be lost on this earth if we don't cherish and preserve in a very careful manner."
Artist Anna Crawford at This & That Gift Gallery & Vespertine
Artist Statement by Anna Crawford
I have a passion for nature. The organic shapes, lines and texture; the intricate detail found in leaves, rocks, flowers and trees inspire me to find new ways to incorporate and emphasize these natural elements in my work. There are two ways I enjoy expressing this passion.
With watercolor I love using mineral pigments (called granulating pigments by the artists industry). When these pigments are watered down the granules separate from the rest of the pigment to settle, creating darker specks of color and an intriguing texture. I also love creating other textures, such as salt in wet pigment to achieve interesting starburst shapes, wax paper or plastic wrap, which add another interesting textured element.
With acrylic paintings, not only do I use the same methods with the salt, wax paper and plastic wrap as I do with watercolor, I also add a variety of acrylic gels and pastes to my surface or pigment to achieve the textures I’m looking for.
Just like walking in the woods or working in the garden, painting allows me to be who I am.
Exhibition at This & That Gift Gallery
Jan 8th – Jan 31st 2016
Works exhibited in “Tempus Immortales” bring a sense of different layers of time, timelessness, and engage multiple connections of meaning. A set of seemingly whimsical and playful creatures reflect larger frames of reference to the observer. Glazes of honeyed and sepia tones give a sense of aged artifacts. Rich underpainting and obscured symbols or writing hint at evidence of what has gone before.
A set of small paintings bring the focus to the contemporary world. A mood of unease references concerns of a world in a state of war, and the longing for escape to a simpler state of being where nature is enduring.
“Tempus Immortales” urges remembrance of what occurs across longer ages of time, beyond the immediacy of our human world that often loses focus on what is truly important.
Kate Kennedy in the Vespertine and This and That back Gallery.
I have a degree in studio art from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and have loved art in all its forms since a very young age. I have always been fascinated with nature and enjoy exaggerating and adding bright color to my art. I am still experimenting with new styles and social media has been a great outlet for inspiration and expanding my tastes and techniques. I'm grateful to live in a time where it is easier than ever for artists across the globe to connect, interact and encourage each other. Please come say hi to me on Instagram and Facebook (@artbykatekennedy)
He is a local artist, located in Greensboro, who has had worldwide recognition as both an artist and teacher. His works are found in collections in the United States, Europe, and Asia. His designs have been reproduced into books, papers, fabrics, rugs, posters, puzzles, and numerous other products. His processes have ranged from new etching and collage applications to paper, new painting techniques fissure painting on Plexiglas and firing process using copper plates, to watercolors and a blow torch. At present, he works exclusively on paper. Of the abstracts presented here, we have Paradigm Shift, Time and Space, and one of his newer projects which feature Watch Works. Over the year his pieces have been presented on TV shows, such as Judging Amy and West Wing, as well as in airports, and corporate collections. We are extremely excited to be showing his works for the month of April.
The artist for Vespertine/This and That is Annie Nashold with her incredibly detailed mixed media and watercolor paintings. She has created wonderful little worlds-- some Still Life pieces, wonderful garden and botanical scenes, and richly layered animal pictures.
Upon retiring in 2011, Annie began painting full time. She has exhibited at the Durham Arts Council, Craven Allen Gallery, St. Philips Church, the Watts-Hillandale Art Walk, and the Duke University Union Gallery. She is enrolled in the Botanical Illustration and Art Certificate Program at the North Carolina Botanical Garden. Annie works as a gallery guide at the Nasher Museum of Contemporary Art at Duke University and she teaches Art and Nature Journaling to children at the North Carolina Botanical Garden.