MARCH 2017 EXHIBITIONS
March 7 - April 9, 2017
Opening Reception for MARCH Featured Artists
Friday, MARCH 10, 2017, 6-9PM
Franklin Street’s premiere fine art gallery carefully curates a small group of artists to bring a new point of view, and beautiful space, to the Triangle community each month. They present a wonderful variety of local fine-art, on a continually rotating basis. FRANK Gallery’s roster includes seventy-five artists, representing nearly every artistic medium, style, and price point imaginable. The group of artists featured in the March exhibition at FRANK is no exception - Sasha Bakaric, Linwood Hart, and Peter Filene will all be highlighted in the gallery. They are three acclaimed local artists working in ceramics, mixed media, and photography, respectively. These artists have united to create a unique exhibition showcasing some of the wonderfully diverse works of art available at FRANK.
Sasha Bakaric’s ceramic pieces are inspired by microscopic images of cells, viruses, bacteria and other microorganisms. She is intrigued by the dichotomy between the beauty in such images, and the fear they evoke. Bakaric states, “I love the idea of questioning our relationship with the world inside of us. In the same way as microorganisms are multiplying and spreading, so are my pieces.”
Linwood Hart is a painter and mixed media artist. He is known to embed objects in his canvases, and treat them with a variety layers and textures to incorporate them fully into the work a little bit at a time, often taking months, even years, to complete. He describes his work as an ongoing journey, filled with many unexpected twists and turns.
Art museums are Peter Filene’s muse. With a delicate eye, he takes his camera for a stroll, admiring the masterworks and awaiting a perfect, inevitable moment when the viewer becomes one with a work of art. “It may happen when a woman mimics Calder’s wire sculpture. Or when a girl in a red coat merges with Barnett Newman’s red canvas. Or when “bird” hovers over a man in a brown cap,” says Filene.
Presented in the Michael & Laura Brader-Araje Community Outreach Gallery
Meet Our Heroes
Special Reception, Wednesday, March 8, 5-8PM
In addition to the rich talent of the FRANK Gallery artists, they are dedicated to serve their community through the arts. This month in the Michael and Laura Brader-Araje Community Outreach Gallery the Durham Academy 6th Graders will once present “Meet Our Heroes.” This exhibition of pop-up books, handcrafted and written by the students with guidance from FRANK artist Peg Gignoux, features nearly ninety books showcasing each child’s personal hero.