Work in Progress: Sculpture from Philips Middle School

Work in Progress: Sculpture from Philips Middle School

Student Sculpture and Photography Exhibition Reception
April 27, 2014
Sunday, 4-6PM

  “Work in Progress” documents an artists-in-residency project at Phillips Middle School in Chapel Hill.  Artists Mark Elliott (sculptor) and Barbara Tyroler (photographer) collaborated with Phillips Middle School art students in the creation and documentation of a permanent outdoor sculpture to be installed on school grounds.
     Students learned basic design and construction techniques of scale model building as they created maquettes of their own unique visions.  The entire process was documented in photographs by Ms. Tyroler as well as the students themselves in collaboration with Ms. Tyroler.
     Students, school and town administrators, art teacher Angela Greene and Mr. Elliott worked together to choose the final design and Mr. Elliott is in the process of fabricating the sculpture from plate steel. Installation on school grounds will take place in mid-May.

The Postcard Project Reception

The Postcard Project Reception



Come view the amazing response to FRANK’s call to the community for drawings.  In early March FRANK distributed 2,000 self-addressed postcards to schools, college art classes, stores, museums, libraries, etc. The cards requested hand drawn pen or pencil images of a personally significant person, place, or thing.

Join us Thursday May 22, 2014 from 6-8pm to celebrate this event and view all the POSTCARDS! 

Cards will be on view May 6 to July 5, 2014 as part of GRAPHIC: Drawings & Prints.

Artist Talk: An Evening with Michael Ehlbeck

Artist Talk: An Evening with Michael Ehlbeck

Michael Ehlbeck, professor of printmaking at East Carolina University, traveled to the United Arab Emirates for two weeks in late February 2014 as a visiting artist at the invitation of the University of Sharjah.  Ehlbeck will present an image lecture about a Retrospective Exhibition of his prints and drawings at the University of Sharjah and the American University of Dubai, discuss his work with the students and a give brief digital tour of the UAE. 

Kidzu Workshop: Make your own Selfie with FRANK Art Gallery

Make your own Selfie with FRANK Art Gallery

Kidzu Children's Museum is headed back to downtown Chapel Hill to celebrate the newest exhibit at FRANK Art Gallery, Graphics: Drawings and Prints, featuring amazing local artists, Sudie Rakusin and exhibit organizer, Jean Le Cluse! Sudie will help you as you trace a silhouette of your body on craft paper and use fun techniques - Kool Aid Paint, Vegetable Stamps, and more - to create an expressive self-portrait! Don't forget to visit Kidzu in May to contribute to a piece of art that will hang in the Graphics: Drawings and Prints exhibit and be unveiled by FRANK's Gallery Manager during this program! Don't miss this great opportunity to work with local artists, take home a self-portrait, and be an exhibiting artist at FRANK. This program will be held on Thursday, June 12 from 4:00-5:00 pm.

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Monster Drawing Rally

Saturday June 28, 2014 @ 1:30-5PM

75 Artists drawing original works of art

3 Hours to watch art in progress and visit with the artists as they work 

60 Bucks buys you a piece of art created that day!

5 Dollar suggested donation at the door

 FRANK Gallery is hosting its first Monster Drawing Rally on Saturday, June 28 from 1:30 to 5pm.  Part party, part performance, part fundraiser, and a whole lot of fun, the Monster Drawing Rally will offer a unique opportunity for the community to watch art come to life!

The Monster Drawing Rally will be a live drawing event, featuring 75 local artists.  The event will consist of 3 one-hour shifts with up to 25 artists working simultaneously per hour.  Moments after an artist completes a drawing, the work will be hung on the wall for the audience to view.  Visitors will then have the opportunity to purchase the piece they have seen created before their own eyes for a flat price of $60

A family-friendly, free event, the Monster Drawing Rally promises to be a great time.  Light snacks and drinks will be provided.

All proceeds will help to support FRANK Gallery.