December 6 - Feburary 4 2016


Natural Forces

Julie Brooks
Nerys Levy
Carolyn Rugen

Carolyn RUGEN

Carolyn RUGEN

FRANK’s current featured exhibition looks at the grandness of nature, both in the immense landscapes that surround us, and the microscopic elements that are the building blocks of all things living. Painters Nerys Levy and Carolyn Rugen look to the beauty in their surroundings for inspiration. Levy working on site during her travels, capturing the greenery and enormity of the British countryside. Rugen working locally, painting the serene views from the windows of her home in the heart of Chapel Hill. In addition, jeweler Julie Brooks creates simple graphite drawings on her “sugar coated” enamel surfaces. These drawings highlight DNA structures, viruses, and cells, and the addition of hints of gold and stones highlights these components as precious jewels.

nerys Levy

nerys Levy

Holiday Boutique

Featuring Erik Haagensen


FRANK is more than just a gallery. We represent over 75 local and regional artists, giving us a huge selection of fun, fresh, beautiful and carefully crafted gifts that are perfect for your loved ones. This November, we showcase potter Erik Haagensen’s whimsical, goofy, and hilarious pieces as part of our Holiday Boutique. Each piece by Haagensen is brightly colored, with decals featuring original illustrations, captions, and quite a bit of humor, that give these highly functional pieces the perfect touch for anyone on your list. In addition to Haagensen’s array of cups, bowls, vases, and small containers, we will have a great selection of “giftables” for any budget including artwork, jewelry, cards, prints, and other items from our diverse group of artists. And don’t forget to grab a few FRANK gift certificates for those “hard to buy for” art lovers on your list! 

Presented in the Michael & Laura Brader-Araje Community Outreach Gallery

Planting Hope

Special Reception, Sunday, December 11, 2-4PM

Our Michael and Laura Brader-Araje Community Outreach Gallery features original illustrations created for Planting Hope, a picture book project written and illustrated by kids for kids. The story tells the tale of a hard-working girl discovering a golden seed and together bringing unity and prosperity to a neglected garden. The project was developed through two consecutive teaching artist residencies and exemplifies working together. Thirty children, ages 5-12, wrote and illustrated this allegorical story to celebrate the way PORCH has united the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community in its fight against local hunger.