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Reception for Ginger Earl and her Color-Filled Paintings at Vespertine
Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

Reception for Ginger Earl and her Color-Filled Paintings at Vespertine

Reception for Ginger Earl and her Color-Filled Paintings

Vespertine is delighted to host an artist near and dear to our hearts: none other than the owner's mom, Ginger Earl. Ginger is bringing a wonderful selection of her most color-filled paintings of animals, people, and a selection of local beloved places. Each of her pieces is rich in detail as well as story. 

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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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Ruth Ananda is the featured artist at Vespertine
Sep
9
6:00 PM18:00

Ruth Ananda is the featured artist at Vespertine

Painter Ruth Ananda’s “Matins to Vespers" Featured at Vespertine - 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

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Featured Artist Donna Stubbs at Vespertine
Aug
12
6:00 PM18:00

Featured Artist Donna Stubbs at Vespertine

Featured Artist Donna Stubbs at Vespertine

Donna Stubbs will be the featured artist at Vespertine Crafted Beauty 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

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Vespertine hosts reception for paintings by Jane Woodworth
Jun
10
6:00 PM18:00

Vespertine hosts reception for paintings by Jane Woodworth

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."  www.vespertinecafe.com

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Artist Anna Crawford at This & That Gift Gallery & Vespertine
Apr
4
2:30 PM14:30

Artist Anna Crawford at This & That Gift Gallery & Vespertine

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.

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Visual Art Show at Vespertine
Feb
12
5:00 PM17:00

Visual Art Show at Vespertine

Crafted Beauty visual art at Vespertine

Vespertine is showing some visual art in the  gallery for the month of February by John Harrison. John is bringing a variety of silkscreen prints. Colorful, bold graphics.

There will be an opening reception for the 2nd Friday ArtWalk on Friday February 12th from 5-8 or so.

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Exhibition “Tempus Immortales” at Vespertine
Jan
8
6:00 PM18:00

Exhibition “Tempus Immortales” at Vespertine

Exhibition at Vespertine

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.

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Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

Kate Kennedy in the Vespertine and This and That back Gallery

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Kate Kennedy in the Vespertine and This and That back Gallery. 

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Artist's Bio:

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)

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IMPACT: photography by Kevin Clark at Vespertine
Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

IMPACT: photography by Kevin Clark at Vespertine

IMPACT: photography by Kevin Clark

FREE event

Using high-speed flash photography to capture the moment of impact when various foods are dropped into water, Clark’s images provide a glimpse into the complex beauty of chaos unseen by the naked eye, while also hoping to bring awareness & assistance to the millions all over the globe in severe need of food & clean water.

Full artist statement:

From a moment that reaches beyond my oldest memories, artistic expression has been both a treasure & a necessity. I have long had a passion for learning, an enjoyment of observation, an unwavering need to create, and found immense pleasure in the infinite possibilities discovered through sharing ideas with other artists and the differences of interpretation by those who observe the work. My learning & creative processes with photography mirror those I applied as a musician. I am self-taught & often create with an intention of spreading awareness about a particular issue.

For this series, I chose to use a high-speed flash photography technique in order to capture the complex beauty that exists in the chaos created when various foods are dropped into a tank & collide with water. Freezing time during the split second moment of impact allows us a glance into a world of majestic detail impossible to view with the naked eye.

I also wanted to bring attention to the terrifying fact that the items I used to create these images – food and clean water – are growing more and more scarce.  If art is supposed to be a reflection of life, not much could provide a better reflection than these two extremely essential elements of creating & sustaining life.

All of the food that was salvageable after the shoots was consumed and a portion of the profits from sales of these prints will be donated to Action Against Hunger International. a charity that provides aid for those suffering from hunger & a lack of clean water.  For some, these images may only serve as a pleasant distraction, and that is fine. However, if they can initiate support to those in need, they can help generate something far more stunning than the images themselves. By providing actual food & water in order to create life itself, these images can be a direct link, not just a reflection.  

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Artist Donna Stubbs at Vespertine
May
8
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Donna Stubbs at Vespertine

Artist Donna Stubbs at Vespertine

Donna Stubbs

I am a painter and collage artist. I use a variety of materials in my work to build layered surfaces and create texture. Dress patterns, fabric, found objects, maps, thread, tissue paper, and my own photography are just a few of the items I include in my work. 

I am process oriented and love going from a blank canvas to the finished product through building out layers of collage and paint until I attain the completed work. I work rapidly, make marks with my fingers and sand the layers smooth when I work. I transfer images to canvas or wood to achieve transparency and let fragments of paper and paint show through. 

I select materials based on what I am drawn to. Vintage magazines, junk mail, wrapping paper, maps and bits of wire can evoke a moment in time when combined with old family photos or my photography of the South. 

Living in North Carolina and often traveling to the mountains of Virginia, I photograph concrete yard art, rusted cars, water towers, and derelict buildings. Forgotten areas on country roads often lead me to subject matter that feels disturbing and beautiful at the same time. 

My work starts with an idea but is not planned. I like to paint spontaneously and often lay canvases on the floor so I can run and bleed the colors. 

Currently I am exploring new techniques such as painting on cast off pieces from furniture manufacturing and using various solvents to transfer images.

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Dan Westervelt at This & That and Vespertine
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Dan Westervelt at This & That and Vespertine

Dan Westervelt  

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. 

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Barbara Hester at Vespertine: Imagined Histories
Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

Barbara Hester at Vespertine: Imagined Histories

Where or When: Imagined Histories

- a textural mixed media installation by Barbara Hester. 

By first selecting an image from her collection of evocative black and white family photos, Barbara creates a portrait of her favorite subjects in graphite--all the while imagining a life story for them and adding details. She reuses cardboard,  intricately cut into strips and made into ornate  frames.  This show also features some of her paper butterfly assemblages and flowers made from recycled plastic  bottles. 

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Artisit: Annie Nashold at Vespertine/This and That
Dec
12
6:00 PM18:00

Artisit: Annie Nashold at Vespertine/This and That

Finch with Thistle

Finch with Thistle

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.
 
Artist Bio: 
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. 

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"Surfacing" by Heather Gerni at Vespertine
Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

"Surfacing" by Heather Gerni at Vespertine

Vespertine are very proud, and excited to have Heather Gerni's beautiful pieces grace our back gallery walls.  Please join Vespertine for the 2nd Friday ArtWalk reception of her mixed media series; "Surfacing". 

Come by, grab the chance to meet the lovely Heather, see her colorful work and there will of course be plenty of refreshments. 

Surfacing is a visual exploration of what it means to become, to surface.

Heather creates her mixed media work through intuitive painting, a process that encourages the artist to paint authentically and allows each piece to naturally enfold on the canvas. 

She teaches Intuitive Painting workshops and other classes at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro. She is also the Gallery Coordinator at The ArtsCenter and feels extremely blessed about her recent opportunity to work full time as an artist and instructor. She hopes to help and inspire others to find their own artistic voice, passion and confidence through creative exploration and self discovery

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Artist: Kate Ladd at Vespertine & This and That
Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

Artist: Kate Ladd at Vespertine & This and That

Kate Ladd

Kate Ladd

We are delighted to host of my Chatham County Artist Friends: Kate Ladd!
She is bringing a selection of her most summery paintings, many of which feature vibrant flowers, gardens, and other natural scenes. 
Please join us for some great paintings and refreshments from 6-9 pm on Friday, July 11th. 

More about Kate's work: 

Kate says, "My recent work is a series of paintings based on my garden. I also make floorcloths, painted jewelry boxes, decorated cigar boxes and decorated mirrors. 
Thanks for looking at my work!!
I have a degree in Fine Art from the University of Cincinnati. I have shown and sold my work in Chicago, Boston, Santa Fe, and in the Triangle area of North Carolina where I now reside. I am a member of the Chatham Artists Guild and have participated in their annual Studio Tour for over 16 years. 
I paint with acrylics on canvas and also have a business in which I do murals, faux finishing and floorcloths.
My work has been shown at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Elaine Horwitz Gallery and the Armory for the Arts in Santa Fe, a 2 man show in Chicago, the Arts Center in Carrboro, NC, the Chatham Arts Gallery, Side Street Gallery in Pittsboro, NC, the Carolina Brewery, and FRANK gallery in Chapel Hill.
I love to paint and to make floorcloths! I have made floorcloths as big as 8 x 10 feet. I'm also an avid gardener and love living in zone 7 after many years in the north. I've also lived in Santa Fe, NM and in Mexico and have traveled in Spain. Lots of the ideas for my paintings come from the places I've lived and traveled and from my garden."

You can see more of her work on her Etsy page:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/PaintingsbyKateLadd?ref=pr_shop_more

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Kim Hawks The Secret Life of Plants at Vespertine
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Kim Hawks The Secret Life of Plants at Vespertine

Vespertine/This and That back gallery will be hosting Kim Hawks and her show The Secret Life of Plants. 

Lovely local photographer Kim Hawks is joining us again for 2nd Friday--this time with her lush and vivid botanical photography. 

Kim says "When I place my lens inside a flower, I'm fascinated by the intricate details of magic and beauty not normally seen or noticed by the naked eye. Hidden by petals and leaves, there's another world within." 

Her macro plant portraits are matted and framed, some are printed on luminous aluminum plates, and some are printed brightly on canvas. All are absolutely wonderful to look at!

Please join us for the reception this Friday, May 9th from 6-9 pm. As always, we will have refreshments and snacks!

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Kim Hawks at Vespertine
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Kim Hawks at Vespertine

Our March artist will be the wonderful photographer Kim Hawk. She will be displaying framed photographs of many beloved local musicians!  Exhibit open from March 10th until April 5th.  Prints are framed and are for sale.

Kim Hawks' Artist Statement

My photographic journey focuses on things I care most about; subjects I'm interested in & passionate about. Currently this list includes landscapes in nature, macro plant portraits, musical events, informal portraits, children & pets.

Photographers...like writers, painters & musicians....work in solitude at their craft. Photography is a personal journey of the heart. It is my canvas, my instrument. It provides a creative, emotional & artistic expression.

As a photograher, I aim to:

  • Transport viewers to another place, view or awareness
  • Evoke an emotional response
  • Bring a new appreciation into the viewer's awareness
  • Stir the soul
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Artist Robb Damman at This & That Gift Gallery & Vespertine
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Robb Damman at This & That Gift Gallery & Vespertine

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Robb Damman

Vespertine and This & That are pleased to announce Robb Damman as our artist for the month of November. 

Everybody's invited to the 2nd Friday Artwalk reception, 6-9pm, this upcoming Friday. Meet the artist, enjoy Robb's beautiful paintings, and of course we never lack refreshments!

"As fellow travelers, we are both followers and leaders. While on this journey, our actions may be unfamiliar to each other. I am a painter and have the movements of a painter - travelers with other vocations engage in different movements. Though our movements are not the same, we are united in our human condition. We share fear that our needs may not be met, and engage in our vocations, partly, to sate those needs and quell our fears.

I paint with hope and courage. I paint to meet my human condition. I paint to honor my followers and leaders. Through their creation and in their reality, my painting's are examples of fear conquered, solace earned and joy marked."

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Joel Tesch Acrylics & Joe Manley on 21-string electric guitar
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Joel Tesch Acrylics & Joe Manley on 21-string electric guitar

Vespertine and This & That are excited to exhibit Joel Tesch's Acrylic Expressions paintings in our back gallery for the month of October

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"I find the craft of painting to be both humbling and inspiring...relaxing and invigorating. When I get an idea in my head and the runway of time to test it out, the hours can disappear into the canvas.
My “Symphony of Trees” and “Water & Waves” series denote a vibrant world bursting with colors, movement and hope emerging from a dramatic perspective. Contrast plays a big part In all my work: contrast in colors, order along with chaos, geographic shapes alongside fluid, abstract motion." 

Everybody's invited to the 2nd Friday Artwalk reception, 6-9pm, this upcoming Friday. Meet the artist, enjoy the paintings which actually have a sight Halloween feel and we never have a lack of refreshments!

We are also lucky to have the talented Jay Manley play our Vespertine Balcony stage at 7.30pm.

"Jay Manley: with a 21-string electric guitar and passionate voice delivers fearless songs from a nocturnal fantasy world of gorgeous ghosts and bipolar robots: a fresh blend of indie rock meets jazz with touches of everything from Hindustani to dark wave. "

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Kelsey Melville's intricate colorful geometric paintings
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Kelsey Melville's intricate colorful geometric paintings

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Kelsey Melville

Vespertine and This & That will be exhibiting Kelsey Melville's intricate colorful geometric paintings in our back gallery for the month of September.

Kelsey will also be doing a trunk show at Vespertine featuring jewelry from re-purposed vintage findings and hand cast bronze twigs. 

Kelsey Melville is a multi-media artist from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In 2010, she graduated from Appalachian State University, receiving a BFA in Studio Art with a concentration in Ceramic Sculpture. Working with a variety of materials and processes, the central idea behind her work deals with human emotion, thought, experience and connection.

In 2008, Melville took a year off of school to travel abroad, where she ended up spending five months studying the arts in Florence, Italy. In 2009, she completed a two-week residency with Tasmanian artist Patrick Hall, and in 2010 fulfilled an internship with ceramic figurative artist Melisa Cadel. Melville has had several exhibitions in North Carolina, including; Catherine Smith Gallery, The Nth Degree Gallery, and Morning Times Gallery. 

At the 2nd Friday Artwalk there will be a reception where you will be able to meet Kelsey and enjoy some refreshments from 6-9pm

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Crawlspace Press - Skillet Gillmore
Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

Crawlspace Press - Skillet Gillmore

North Carolina Summer is here!  Come out for this Fridays Artwalk, get to see some exciting pieces from Skillet Gilmore and meet the man himself, while sipping chilled white wine! 

Skillet Gilmore is a self-taught graphic designer and screen printer. He got his start designing the posters for the various bands he was in because no one else seemed interested. Having moved from purely digital work to screen printing, he is now doing larger art prints on salvaged and reclaimed wood. The letterpress of Hatch Show Prints, the hand-lettering of old signs, and the illustrations of Saul Bass and Charley Harper, amongst others, all inform his work.

He is the founder and curator of POSTERscotch, the annual poster exhibition that runs in conjunction with Hopscotch Music Festival and his work is archived at the Southern Folklife Collection at the Wilson Library at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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As usual the reception will be from 6-9pm.
Skillet's prints will be for show through August 6th.
Vespertine and This & That will be selling the smaller pieces in the as well during the month of August.

Can't wait to see everybody!

 

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