APRIL 2017 EXHIBITIONS
April 11 - May 6, 2017
Opening Reception for MARCH Featured Artists
Friday, April 14, 2017, 6-9PM
7th Annual Members' Spotlight Exhibition
This month FRANK Gallery will venture into its seventh year as one of the most celebrated and beloved art galleries in Chapel Hill. The Franklin Street storefront gallery is the home to twenty-two passionate artists who continue to push the limits of what it means to be a fine art gallery and non-profit arts organization. FRANK is guided by the commitment, and the highly skilled expertise of the member artists who run the gallery. The artists at the helm of FRANK are driven by their love for creating and sharing their artwork, and using the arts to enrich the world around them. Working in a range of media from painting to woodwork, photography to ceramics and so much more, these artists make FRANK the gem it is, and offer the Chapel Hill and surrounding communities some of the best local art all in one place.
Presented in the Michael & Laura Brader-Araje Community Outreach Gallery
Karen Youth Art Group
In April, their dedicated community gallery will once again feature the gallery’s primary outreach group - the Karen Youth Art Group. A small group of young Karen refugees have been working with FRANK member artists for several years now, and continue to work with artist mentors to sharpen their artmaking skills. Exhibiting artists include Ree Ree Wei, Lah Htoo Boh, Hla Win Tway, Hser Doh and Kwah Poe. Their work ranges from drawing, to digital art, to photography, touching on a wide range of subjects including personal interests and community and social issues.
As part of Personal Spaces FRANK is proud to be sharing Ree Ree Wei’s project highlighting the struggles and uncertainties facing many young undocumented immigrants in America today. As a refugee whose family fled their Burmese homeland to escape violence and oppression, Ree Ree has a very special point of view on life in America. For Personal Spaces, she uses photography and written interviews to illustrate the complexity of the lives of young "Dreamers." Her work will be on view as part of the month long exhibition highlighting the Karen Youth Art Group’s individual projects.