FRANK Community Outreach Gallery, Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD), UNC-CH and InFocus Present: Conversations Creativity and Diversity Panel Discussion, Musical Performance, and Reception
Guests and Welcome: Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt
Conversations: Creativity and Diversity Panelists
CIDD Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND)
Providing interdisciplinary training opportunities
Susan Kermon, LEND Trainee-Advocacy
Deborah Zuver, Director, CIDD Advocacy Initiatives
Promoting community inclusion through advocacy photography and dialogue
Will Moore, InFocus panelist
Ginger Walton, Executive Director InFocus
Stuart J. Schleien, Executive Director InFocus
Remington Brown, InFocus musician
FRANK Community Outreach Gallery Presents:
Reflections: An Art Therapy Institute Exhibition
April 7 – May 3, 2015
Reception: April 12, 2-4PM
FRANK’s Community Outreach Program collaborates on a range of events that create partnerships between a diverse population of artists and the community, with an emphasis on inclusivity. With the Orange County Autism Society, Frank Gallery and seven local organizations celebrate Autism Awareness. Please join us for two events at FRANK.
Sunday, April 12, 4:00-7:00 pm, we host a reception of the NC Art Therapy Institute exhibition of children’s art work from the Orange County schools.
5th Annual Members’ Spotlight
April 7 – June 7, 2015
Opening Reception: April 10, 2015, 6-9PM
One-hundred artists. Fifty exhibitions. Twenty-two members. Five years. Just one FRANK.
Over the past five years, FRANK has enriched the town of Chapel Hill through dynamic programming and vibrant exhibitions. Join us to celebrate those individuals who make it all happen. Our fifth annual Members’ Spotlight exhibition showcases the 22 member artists of the Franklin Street Arts Collective and what they do best – make art. For collectors and art lovers alike, each artist presents a body of work. This special exhibition includes photography, painting, ceramics, woodwork, mixed media, and jewelry, covering all that FRANK has to offer.
Durham Academy Sixth Graders once again work with artist Peg Gignoux to create pop-up books about their personal heroes.
Wrap Your Head Around It: Art scarves featuring original poetry exploring the theme of the Heroic Journey; a project dedicated to engaging cancer patients and survivors, and community artists.
Friday, March 13, Meet the Artists Reception
Katherine Armacost, Marguerite Gignoux, Sandy Milroy,
Barbara Tyroler, Anita Wolfenden
Reception will feature musical performance with Red Nucleus
Five professional women artists: paper, paint, glue, camera, canvas, scissors, thread; exploring the edges of white. Edge of White explores abstraction through the eyes of these artists using photography, paper collage, paper sculpture, painting, and multimedia. The use of “edge” is represented as a spatial concept, an opportunity to consider line, shape, or border. Some artists expand beyond the rim of the frame with work that spills over onto the floor, suspended from the ceiling; while others have chosen to trap or bind their work within the edges of the enclosed frame.
Each artist addresses the use of white as a stimulus to explore color, reflection, shadow, and design. White may dominate the composition or present itself as a quiet formal gesture within the overall arrangement.
Featured artists in February 2015 are Keith Allen and Carol Retsch-Bogart. Celebrate their show with us during Chapel Hill's 2nd Friday Artwalk, Friday, February 13, 6-9PM
Warm up with FRANK! Join us for an evening with one of the Triangle's favorite Bluegrass groups!
Thursday, January 29, 6-8PM
A conversation with featured artist Rob Levin, the former resident glass artist at Penland School of Crafts.
Travel Journals: a drawing experience with four FRANK Gallery artists.
Join FRANK Gallery for a series of plein air workshops! We will travel to 4 locations and practice different drawing techniques with 4 different artists over the course of this series. You will receive your own blank journal in which to work during each workshop and to continue to practice your skills in between sessions.
No previous experience necessary; teens and adults are welcome. Our artists are excited to help you try new things and move your creativity in fresh directions.
$60 for 4 sessions/$20 per single session.
Space is limited. Payment is due at time of registration in order for spot to be held.*
Saturday January 17th, 10:00-12:00pm
At the Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill with FRANK artist Sudie Rakusin.
Wednesday January 28th, time TBA
With FRANK artist Carroll Lassiter on the UNC Campus
Inclement weather alternative -- TBD
Saturday February 7th, 11:00am-2:00pm
TLC site Johnson's Mill with FRANK artist Nerys Levy and TLC Outreach Coordinator Tonya Taylor
Inclement weather alternative, FRANK Gallery, Chapel Hill
Wednesday February 25th, time TBA
Horton Grove-TLC site with FRANK artist Nerys Levy and TLC Outreach Coordinator Tonya Taylor
Inclement weather alternative: Karen Farm Building (TLC site) off Jones Ferry Road, Chapel Hill.
Friday March 13 from 6-9 pm at FRANK Gallery
Reception for workshops participants and Journal exhibition
*Scholarships are available for one youth and one senior thanks to Mace Construction Inc, if you would like to find out more on how to be considered for a scholarship please contact Nerys Levy at firstname.lastname@example.org (do not contact FRANK Gallery directly). Materials will be provided by FRANK Gallery unless otherwise stated for specific sessions. Space is limited to 15 people per session so register for your seat now or make this a great holiday gift!
Join us for a conversation with FRANK artist and woodworker Jim Oleson, who has been designing and crafting furniture since 1980.
Thursday December 4, 2014 6-8 PM
Help bring in the holiday season with FRANK! Once again, FRANK will be collaborating with the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the N.C. Cancer Hospital to collect new and very gently used art supplies for the Expressive Arts Program. The program gives UNC cancer patients and caregivers the opportunity to express themselves through art.
On December 4th FRANK will host a holiday party and kickoff event, there will be a bin for art supply donations. Items may be dropped off prior to the event and throughout the month of December. Please contact Torey Mishoe, gallery manager, at 919-636-4135 or email@example.com with questions or for more information about the event.
Donation ideas for the Expressive Arts Program
(please donate NEW items; donations do not have to be limited to these):
- Art project kits with all supplies included
- Beads, wires, fasteners for jewelry-making*
- Jewelry-making tools*
- Spools of ribbon, wire, string, washi tape, etc.*
- Photo frame cards, other blank craft cards
- Journals and sketchbooks
- Scrapbooks and scrapbooking supplies*
- Stickers and holiday sticker sheets
- Paints and brushes
- Large plain muslin or canvas tote bags or aprons for craft projects
- Scissors, glue, tape, other crafting tools*
- Markers, crayons, colored pencils, drawing pens and pencils
- Unfinished items (wooden letters, birdhouses, etc.)
Supplies marked with a * can be donated as “gently used” – partial, or open packages, still in good condition.
Join us for the opening reception for this exhibition showing the work of Valerie & Rick Beck, William & Kate Bernstein, Greg Fidler, Rob Levin, and Kenny Pieper; also featuring FRANK glass artists Lucartha Kohler & Madonna Phillips.
Join us for a lively discussion about the role of public art and advocacy in fostering engaged, inclusive communities. FRANK artist Barbara Tyroler will discuss her project Rockin' the Spectrum, part of an annual community arts engagement project sponsored by the Town of Chapel Hill's Public and Cultural Arts Office and the Public Arts Commission. Musical performance by Alison Weiner and Red Nucleus.
Panel will include:
Barbara Tyroler, Frank Gallery Artist and educator
Holly Riddle, J.D., M.Ed., Policy Adviser, NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services, and former Director of The NC Council on Developmental Disabilities
Jeffery York, Chapel Hill Public and Cultural Arts Administrator
Amy Fowler, President of the Orange/Chatham Autism Society and parent of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Deborah Zuver, panel facilitator, Director, Project STIR (Steps Toward Independence and Responsibility), UNC Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities
Special thanks to:
Chapel Hill Public Arts
Please contact us if you will require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for this event.
Friday, October 10, 6-9PM
FRANK Gallery, the original founder of what has become the region-wide Click! Triangle Photography Festival (www.clicktrianglephoto.org), is entering its third year with its centerpiece Frank:inFocus photography exhibition, Engaging Light.* This exhibit will feature FRANK’s highly skilled member and consigning photographers, as well as special invited guests including Elizabeth Matheson, Tama Hochbaum and Leah Sobsey. Photographer John Rosenthal will also be exhibiting as our Featured Artist this month.
Music by Billy Stewart
Opening Reception, Friday, October 10, 6-9PM
FRANK's acclaimed ceramic artists take the spotlight this October. From the small and whimsical to the large and sculptural, our artists exemplify the range of possibility in this exciting medium. Included in this exhibition will be award winning and collectible ceramicists Eric Serritella, Sasha Bakaric and Judith Ernst, and many others. We are especially pleased to feature new work made specifically for FRANK from perennial favorite Noah Riedel.
Join us for a tour of the Tree: Witness to Life exhibit with our woodworkers. Hear about their craft and inspiration during this very special event.
Light refreshments will be served.
"Bending Sticks; an evening with Patrich Dougherty" on Friday July 18th . This event will include the screening of the film "Bending Sticks" which highlights the work of environmental artist Patrick Dougherty's extraordinary and monumental scale works built with live saplings.The film will be shown at the Varsity Theater at 7:00pm followed by a reception at FRANK Gallery at which the artist will be present. Tickets are $30 and space is limited.
More information about the documentary at: http://bendingsticksthefilm.com/
Tree: Witness to Life Opening Reception
Friday July 11, 2014 - 6-9PM
Tree: Witness to Life will examine both the multi-dimensional importance of the tree to all living forms on the planet--- from its aesthetic value as an artistic construction to its functional value in supporting and enhancing human life. The tree's aesthetic value will be amplified by paintings, photographs and works in wood by FRANK Gallery artists.
This event has been cancelled!
The June 12th featured artist talk has been cancelled, but you can meet Mirinda and talk with her about her work during the June 13th Art Walk from 6-9 pm.
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.
Register with Kidzu at www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org
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.
Open Art Society is launching the Triangle's first community supported art program called Welcome: Art in Your Home. Like community supported agriculture, community supported art is becoming a successful way for a new generation of collectors to buy work directly from local artists. The artists, curators, and art writers who juried this first edition of the CSA selected artists who are representative of the area's growing arts scene including everything from ceramics to video art. Learn more about the artists involved and hear from Open Art Society founder Jessica Moore about the inspiration behind the CSA as we discuss ways to continue supporting art in the Triangle.
Call to Artists: FRAMES at FRANK!
Great frames: great prices: assorted sizes: many stiyles: going cheap! Come to the framing yardsale: Thursday May 29th 6-8pm. Cash or check only.
THE POSTCARD PROJECT
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.
Wax and Paper, recent work
May 6 - June 1
Opening Reception May 9th, 2014 -- 6 - 9 PM
Student Sculpture and Photography Exhibition Reception
April 27, 2014
“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.