Opening Reception: African American Quilt Circle
Aug
12
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception: African American Quilt Circle

African American Quilt Circle

August 9 – September 4, 2016

 

For the month of August, the Michael and Laura Brader-Araje Community Outreach Gallery will feature the work of local artists in the African American Quilt Circle (AAQC) in Durham, NC. The quilts made by the AAQC feature traditional block-quilting, original designs, and fiber art, quilted by hand as well as by machine. The AAQC is committed to preserving the tradition of quilting in the black community and takes seriously its dedication to community education and outreach.

AAQC members will be present to discuss their work and the quilting traditions that inspire them.

Opening Reception: All That Glitters
Aug
12
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception: All That Glitters

Join us to celebrate a brand new show at FRANK! 

All That Glitters

August 7 - September 4, 2016

The shimmering texture and golden hues of the diverse work by artists in All That Glitters pairs perfectly with the summer heat! All That Glitters spotlights the artists Gordon Jameson, Sheila Stillman, and the duo Samantha Henneke and Bruce Gholson of Bulldog Pottery, and features artwork which employs luminous surfaces and striking intricacies that are much more than meet the eye. 

Artist Talk: Guests from "All That Glitters"
Aug
18
6:00 pm18:00

Artist Talk: Guests from "All That Glitters"

Jameson’s polychrome oil paintings reflect musings on natural and cosmic processes. His paintings for this exhibition offer a glimpse through the gold shimmer on the surface of a pond. He invites the viewer to plunge beneath the water and into a meditation on the nature of small and great things. Stillman, from her studio in Durham, crafts jewelry in 22 karat gold, Argentium silver, and fine gemstones. She is highly skilled in the ancient technique of granulation, a delicate and complex process which makes for jewelry that is far more intricate than it might appear at first glance. The widely collected duo, Henneke and Gholson, share a long-time love of ceramics, and opened their studio Bulldog Pottery, named for their two beloved canines, in 2000 in Seagrove, NC. Inspired by natural aesthetics, particularly the flora and fauna around Seagrove, the pair create ceramics that are textured, sophisticated, and dynamic with the use of different glazes, designs, and ways of manipulating their clay. Together, these artists showcase the dazzle and radiance of natural forms, and wow the viewer with the complexities of their surfaces.

Jameson, Stillman, Henneke, and Gholson will be hosting an Artist’s Talk about their work and processes on August 18, from 6-8PM at the gallery. Talk will begin at approx. 6:30PM.

Opening Reception: Paintings, Photographs, Friendship
Sep
9
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception: Paintings, Photographs, Friendship

The uncertain boundary that separates writers and artists gains a special emphasis in Paintings, Photographs, Friendship - an exciting new show coming to FRANK Gallery this September. This very special, month long exhibition features the painting and photography of two good friends who are each in their own way, blurring the boundary of writer and artist - Clyde Edgerton and John Rosenthal

FRANK will be presenting John Rosenthal’s “Museum Studies” series and Clyde Edgerton’s paintings—including renderings of his favorite Rosenthal photographs. Paintings, Photographs, Friendship will be on display from September 6 – October 9, 2016. The month long run will include a 2nd Friday Artwalk reception on Friday, September 9th from 6-9PM


Artist Talk: Summer Invitational
Jul
21
6:00 pm18:00

Artist Talk: Summer Invitational

Mark your calendar and plan to join us on a special evening to hear their stories and learn more about their work. July 21, 6:00PM we will be hosting our Summer guests for a talk and Q&A.

Painters Janet Cooling, Drew Deane, Laura Hughes, mixed media artist Jenny Eggleston, fiber artist Mary Kircher, and photographer Jim Lee will be presenting small bodies of work in this very special exhibition. This group represents a wide range of styles and media, each bringing to FRANK a fresh voice and new point of view. 

Youth Screenprinting Workshop
Jul
16
11:00 am11:00

Youth Screenprinting Workshop

  • FRANK Gallery

Saturday, July 16
Three sessions
• Session one: 11am - 12pm
• Session two: 1pm - 2pm
• Session three: 3p - 4pm

Up to 15 Participants per session
Registration is required.


Super G Print Lab, Durham's Pied Piper of printmaking, will be conducting three hands-on screen printing demonstrations for children ages 6 - 14Younger children are welcome to observe.

The Super G Print Lab staff will give a brief presentation about the technical and historical aspects of the medium and show how a screen print is made from start to finish. Attendees will have an opportunity to pull a print and take it home - FREE

All sessions will take place at
FRANK Gallery, 109 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Please contact Gallery Manager, Torey Mishoe at 919-636-4135 or info@frankisart.com to register your child. 

This event is sponsored by Speedball Art Products company with support from FRANK Gallery and the Town of Chapel Hill.

 
Opening Reception: Abstract Territory
Jul
8
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception: Abstract Territory

You are invited to help us celebrate Lolette Guthrie and Sandy Milroy, who will be joining together for a stunning exhibition of abstract pieces that all carry a suggestion of nature and views of the earth.

Opening Reception: Summer Invitational
Jul
8
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception: Summer Invitational

Join us for the 2nd Friday Artwalk reception and celebration of our first Summer Invitational. Featuring 6 exciting new-to-FRANK artists who we are thrilled to be hosting for the month of July! 

Painters Janet Cooling, Drew Deane, Laura Hughes, mixed media artist Jenny Eggleston, fiber artist Mary Kircher, and photographer Jim Lee will be presenting small bodies of work in this very special exhibition. This group represents a wide range of styles and media, each bringing to FRANK a fresh voice and new point of view.

Also, mark your calendar and plan to join us on a special evening to hear their stories and learn more about their work. July 21, 6:00PM we will be hosting our Summer guests for a talk and Q&A.

Opening Reception: Creative Recovery
Jul
8
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception: Creative Recovery

The Michael and Laura Brader-Araje Community Outreach Gallery presents Creative Recovery, an exhibition of work by Grayson Bowen.

Bowen is a mixed media expressionistic artist, focusing on color, contrast, and delicate line work. His artwork comes from a desire to approach expressionism from a standpoint of "creative recovery." 

Summer Cooldown Fundraiser
Jun
25
6:00 pm18:00

Summer Cooldown Fundraiser

Saturday June 25th at 6:30 pm

 

DRINKS, HORS D’OEUVRES, TAPAS DINNER, GUITAR MUSIC, TANGO DEMONSTRATION AND SOME EXCITING PRIZES!

 

Tickets $40 each or $70 for two

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS NOW!

 

Enjoy an evening guaranteed to cool you down during summer’s heat with drinks, food, Latin music, and tango dancers. All of this in an atmosphere of diverse art, with some of your best friends (who you can invite too!) and welcoming artists from FRANK’s award winning Gallery.

Opening Reception: June Featured Artists
Jun
10
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception: June Featured Artists

This new exhibition includes two featured artists, Jessica Dupuis and Alan Dehmer, who are using their mediums in thrilling ways to create unique and exciting work. Dupuis, a ceramicist, uses a combination of clay slip and discarded materials and alters them into magnificent and detailed pieces of art that will leave you breath taken. Her wall mounted clay pieces are made up of shards, adhered in minimalistic designs to create stunning, modern artworks. Dehmer, an alternative processes photographer, fuses the art forms of photography and print-making to create his beautiful moment in time Gum bichromate pieces. These two distinctive artists incorporate their way of capturing the essence of time and memories within their work, allowing them to come together gracefully in a stunning exhibition. 

Opening Reception: Abstraction
Jun
10
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception: Abstraction

Six FRANK artists were invited together for our annual invitational, an exhibition that celebrates their incredible skills and craft. The artists, Una Barrett, Peg Gignoux, Lew Graham, Murry Handler, Emily Lees, and Anita Wolfenden work with an array of different materials including textiles, metals, stoneware, cut paper, wax paint, and acrylic paint to create their engaging abstract art. The exhibit will feature a fresh body of work from each artist displayed. All of the artists having their own creative processes when developing their works will provide for an exhibit full of abstract variety!

Karen Youth Art Group Salon: Presentation and Book Launch
Jun
2
6:00 pm18:00

Karen Youth Art Group Salon: Presentation and Book Launch

In celebration of the launch of their new bilingual children's book, the Karen Youth Art Group will be hosting a very special salon on this evening. 

The students will be presenting their artwork, reading their book (in English and Karen), playing music, and sharing stories with the audience about how they made the book and what this has meant to them. 

Books will be available for sale, along with some special edition prints made just for their launch.

Fragments: Found and Formed Artist Talk
May
19
6:00 pm18:00

Fragments: Found and Formed Artist Talk

Andrews, Parrish and Retsch-Bogart often find their materials have a soul that contributes to the inner spirit of the final work of art; a spirit that is inherited from the found materials within. Their work carries with it the sentiment that the materials of ourselves and our lives on this earth are all parts of a whole, to be treated with respect and wonder. Andrews, Parrish and Retsch-Bogart will be hosting an Artist’s Talk on May 19, 6-8PM at the gallery.

Rubbish 2 Runway III Fashion Show
May
15
3:00 pm15:00

Rubbish 2 Runway III Fashion Show

  • Mercedes Benz of Durham

A FASHION COMPETITION FEATURING DRESSES MADE ENTIRELY FROM RECYCLED MATERIALS (NO FABRIC).

May 15, 2016, 3:00PM
Trashion Show, to be presented at Mercedes Benz of Durham

Tickets are on sale now!
Purchase advance tickets starting at $15 for reserved seats through the link below.
$5 at the door for general admission/standing room only.

Rubbish 2 Runway III features a fashion show event, and a month long exhibition of garments, all made by nearly 50 local high school and college students from recycled materials. Each participating student was asked to consider creative possibilities for re-purposing discarded materials while also thinking about sustainable design and creating something lasting and useful – and in this case, wearable. Each garment will be modeled on the runway in front of a panel of industry relevant judges for jurying and awarding of prizes. Each is judged on Innovation, Use of Materials, Wearability, and Creativity. In past years, the recycled garments have shown imagination and thoughtful craftsmanship in reusing everything from packing peanuts to bicycle tires, newspapers, playing cards, and road maps. More...

Rubbish 2 Runway III Opening Reception
May
13
6:00 pm18:00

Rubbish 2 Runway III Opening Reception

An exhibition of dresses created by student “trashion” designers open on May 10th, with a public reception of May 13th from 6-9PM at FRANK, with food provided by Acme Food and Beverage in Carrboro, NC.

About Rubbish 2 Runway III

Rubbish 2 Runway III features a fashion show event, and a month long exhibition of dresses, all made by nearly 50 local high school and college students from recycled materials. Each participating student was asked to consider creative possibilities for re-purposing discarded materials while also thinking about sustainable design and creating something lasting and useful – and in this case, wearable.  

On May 15th, at 3PM, each garment will be modeled on the runway in front of a panel of industry relevant judges for jurying and awarding of prizes. Each is judged on Innovation, Use of Materials, Wearability, and Creativity. In past years, the recycled dresses have shown imagination and thoughtful craftsmanship in reusing everything from packing peanuts to bicycle tires, newspapers, playing cards, and road maps. For tickets click here.

Transplanting Traditions and More... Opening Reception
May
13
6:00 pm18:00

Transplanting Traditions and More... Opening Reception

In May and June, the Michael and Laura Brader-Araje Community Outreach Gallery will be dedicated to a wonderful and talented group of young artists that have become a much loved part of FRANK. The Karen Youth Art Group was established by FRANK Gallery in November 2013 to foster and embrace the artistic talents of young Karen (Burmese) refugees living in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, North Carolina. This will be their third exhibition at FRANK and will include images from their soon to be launched illustrated children’s bilingual book, Karen and English, about Transplanting Traditions Community Farm where many of their families are engaged in farming. For this reason the images to be exhibited from this book are highly personal while also documenting the farm’s story and seasonal activities. This exhibition will also include other assorted works including some engaging double exposure images which the students have been working on with one of the Group’s many artist/ teachers. The Karen Youth Art Group will be hosting a launch party for their book and to present their latest work on June 2, 6-8PM at FRANK.

Fragments: Found & Formed Opening Reception
May
13
6:00 pm18:00

Fragments: Found & Formed Opening Reception

Fragments: Found and Formed

Three FRANK artists who use found materials – from bits and pieces to large, whole objects – in their art have come together for this very special show.  For Charron Andrews, Susan Parrish, and Carol Retsch-Bogart, the creative process starts when they come in contact with something that has had a past life or function, no matter how humble. They are less often inspired by a clean slate, but are moved by the mystery of a found object’s history and the possibilities for giving it a new life. With a shared sentiment, Andrews, Parrish and Retsch-Bogart often find their materials have a soul that contributes to the inner spirit of the final work of art; a spirit that is inherited from the found materials within. Their work carries with it the sentiment that the materials of ourselves and our lives on this earth are all parts of a whole, to be treated with respect and wonder. Andrews, Parrish and Retsch-Bogart will be hosting an Artist’s Talk on May 19, 6-8PM at the gallery.

Exhibition opens on May 10th, with a public reception of May 13th from 6-9PM at FRANK, with food provided by Acme Food and Beverage in Carrboro, NC.

Artist Talk: Mary Berridge & "Visible Spectrum"
Apr
28
7:00 pm19:00

Artist Talk: Mary Berridge & "Visible Spectrum"

Photographer Mary Berridge will discuss her work in progress "Visible Spectrum: Portraits from the World of Autism". She will show slides from her project and talk about the complexities and myths of autism, and the benefits of neurodiversity. 

 Bio
Mary Berridge's photographs have been exhibited in many galleries and museums including the Museum of Modern Art in NY, The M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. Her work has also been shown in the less traditional venues of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the United Nations and the Open Society Institute.

Mary has received several awards- among them are: a Guggenheim Fellowship, a NY Foundation for the Arts Artist's Fellowship, the Lange-Taylor Prize, the Ernst Haas Award and the Romeo Martinez International Award. She has published two books: A Positive Life: Portraits of Women Living with HIV (Running Press, 1997 ), and On the Eve, Moscow, 1998 (Blue Sky Books, 2014). Her photographs have been published in numerous anthologies and periodicals, including The NY Times Magazine, Harpers and DoubleTake. After earning her MFA from Yale and a BA from the University of Michigan, Mary went on to teach at Princeton University and The School of Visual Arts in NY, as well as several other colleges and universities.

Mary lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where she is working on a book about autism and neurodiversity. She serves on the board of the NC Autism Society's Orange-Chatham chapter, and is a member of the Special Needs Advisory Council for the Chapel Hill- Carrboro City School District.

 

Members' Spotlight: Artist Talk
Apr
21
6:00 pm18:00

Members' Spotlight: Artist Talk

Join the members of the gallery for a talk and tour of their annual spotlight exhibition. Learn more about this incredible group of artists, get up close and personal with the work, and find out what inspires them to create. 

6th Annual Off The Wall Fundraising Gala
Apr
16
6:00 pm18:00

6th Annual Off The Wall Fundraising Gala

Tickets are on sale now!

A few tickets still remain for Off The Wall! To purchase, please call FRANK at
919-636-4135
or stop by the gallery.

Only 55 Art Tickets will be sold, equal to the number of donated artworks, ensuring that each Art Ticket holder will take an original piece of work of art home directly Off the Wall. FRANK artists and other well-known area artists have donated 55 works of art to our 6th Annual Gala Celebration, each valued between $350 to $3,000 (or more)! During the event, excitement builds as the evening’s MC randomly draws names, and each lucky individual takes a turn to select a piece of his or her choosing. More...

Members' Spotlight Opening Reception
Apr
8
6:00 pm18:00

Members' Spotlight Opening Reception

This April, the artist members of FRANK gallery will present the 6th Annual Members’ Spotlight Exhibition. This show, on view for one month only, will feature all twenty two members and offer a visual treat, and exclusive art buying opportunity. From the casual art enthusiast to the serious collector, this exhibition offers something for everyone. Each individual artist will be featured individually to showcase their current body of work in their medium of choice. From tiny jewels to monumental paintings, from film photography to advanced digital work, they are fine artists working in a diverse array of media and styles.

Opening Reception: March Featured Artists
Mar
11
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception: March Featured Artists

Featuring:

Keith Allen
Natalie Boorman
Patricia Saling
Luna Lee Ray
Rose Warner

Opening Reception features music from Red Nucleus

Our March exhibit showcases exciting new work by five artists working across diverse media. Keith Allen's stunning and intricate wood furniture will be featured, as well as Luna Lee Ray's new series of large format mixed media paintings. We will also spotlight Rose Warner's beautifully layered and textured mixed media woven pieces. Rounding out the show are two ceramic artists:  Pat Saling's gorgeously glazed functional work, and Natalie Boorman's subtle, earthy, sculptural vessels.  

Meet Our Heroes Reception
Mar
10
5:00 pm17:00

Meet Our Heroes Reception

Join Durham Academy Sixth Graders, their families, and their heroes. Each student, with guidance from artist Peg Gignoux, created a handmade, illustrated, pop-up book featuring their personal hero.

Books will be on display March 8 - April 3 in our Michael and Laura Brader-Araje Community Outreach Gallery.

Morphology with Mark Elliott
Mar
3
6:00 pm18:00

Morphology with Mark Elliott

  • FRANK Gallery

Join us for a talk on morphology and biomorphic abstraction in art. Mark Elliott will discuss his work, and influences in the history of art. 

“Biomorphism” or “biomorphic” abstraction is a term that describes a form of abstraction which employs rounded forms such as those found in nature. Well-known artists whose work employed this type of abstraction include, Wassily Kandinsky, Constantin Brancusi, Jean Arp, and Henry Moore to name a few.

 

CANCELLED In Search of Lost Frogs, Author Talk with Robin Moore
Feb
24
6:00 pm18:00

CANCELLED In Search of Lost Frogs, Author Talk with Robin Moore

We regretfully must cancel tonights event due to weather. Catch Robin Moore in Raleigh this weekend at the following locations:

Thursday, Feb. 25, 6PM @ NCSU Crafts Center (click here for info)

Friday, Feb. 26, 7PM @ Quail Ridge Books (click here for info)

In Search of Lost Frogs: The Quest to Find the World's Rarest Amphibians and Other Stories

How do we engage a public, increasingly disempowered by prophecies of inevitable doom and gloom, in conservation?

In a bid to tap into our thirst for adventure and discovery, Moore spearheaded in 2010 The Search for Lost Frogs, a campaign that sent more than thirty teams into twenty countries in search of frogs, salamanders and caecilians unseen in decades. The quest led to more than a dozen rediscoveries and a flurry of attention. As the Economist put it, "Frogs got more media scrutiny than at any time since Noah's Ark." It had rapidly become, according to Mongabay, "one of conservation's most exciting expeditions." Stories of rediscovery transformed amphibians from symbols of extinction to symbols of hope in Israel, Haiti, and beyond, and inspired a book - a narrative of his journey wrapped around over 400 eye-popping images of frogs. In Search of Lost Frogs was featured as one of the Guardian's Best Nature Books of 2014, Mother Nature Network's Best Conservation Photography Books of 2014 and one of The Dodo's "14 Books That Changed The Way We Think About Animals."

Inspired by the success of the Search for Lost Frogs, Moore spearheaded two more initiatives using photography and visual storytelling to engage people in conservation. He will show images from his series Metamorphosis, a unique visual campaign blending science and art to explore our connection with amphibians, and talk about Frame of Mind, a program to connect youth in Haiti with their environment through photography and visual storytelling. Together, these three approaches strive to engage and reconnect us with our natural world and some of its most imperiled inhabitants.

Read more about Robin here

Arts Plan Public Input Session
Feb
23
5:30 pm17:30

Arts Plan Public Input Session

Participate in a community conversation about shaping the future of the arts in Chapel Hill.

Sponsored by The Chapel Hill Public Arts Commission and
The Cultural Arts Division of The Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation Department

If you are unable to attend, you can offer your opinion through a survey:  www.townofchapelhill.org/artsurvey

Photography Portfolio Reviews (registration required)
Feb
13
2:00 pm14:00

Photography Portfolio Reviews (registration required)

Are you a new or an up-and-coming photographer who would like constructive critique of your images?

We’ll help you see your work with fresh eyes, providing suggestions (maybe even inspiration) for improvement. Sign up for a half-hour portfolio review with Barbara Tyroler, Peter Filene and/or Bill McCallister at FRANK Gallery in downtown Chapel Hill.

Bring 10-15 prints that have a cohesive style or theme. Or, second-best, display them in a single folder on your computer.

When:
SECOND SESSION: Saturday, Feb. 13, 2:00-4:00 P.M.

Where:
FRANK Gallery, 109 Franklin St., Chapel Hill.

Cost:
$50 as a donation to the gallery, payable in advance by phone or in person at FRANK. Appointments required, please call the gallery during regular business hours to secure your 30 minute time.

Contact:
FRANK by phone (919-636-4135) or in person on Tues.-Sat. 11-6, or Sun. 1-5.

Reviewers:
Bill McAllister has been involved in creating and teaching photography for over thirty years. He has taught at the Art Institute of Atlanta, Chowan College and the Art School in Carrboro. Bill was a fellow at the Michael Karolyi Memorial Institute in Vence, France, and is a longtime member of the Society for Photographic Education.

Barbara Tyroler uses fine-art photography in collaborative multi-media art projects that address social and cultural issues. With an M.F.A. in digital art and an M.Ed. in education, Tyroler taught at the University of Maryland and is now an independent photo consultant, offering workshops with Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies and Olli. She was one of the original founders of fotodc and the NC Triangle PhotoConsortium.

Peter Filene has been shooting on film for thirty years. His photography had been represented by galleries in Raleigh, Charlottesville and, most recently, Chapel Hill. He has also taught the history of photography at UNC as well as Duke’s Lifelong Learning Institute.

Morphology and the Biomorphic Impluse Opening Reception
Feb
12
6:00 pm18:00

Morphology and the Biomorphic Impluse Opening Reception

Featuring:

Harriet Bellows
Mark Elliott
Bill McAllister

“Biomorphism” or “biomorphic” abstraction is a term that describes a form of abstraction which employs rounded forms such as those found in nature. Well-known artists whose work employed this type of abstraction include, Wassily Kandinsky, Constantin Brancusi, Jean Arp, and Henry Moore to name a few. Mark Elliott, a sculptor and a featured artist in Morphology and the Biomorphic Impulse, delights in this form of expression because of its strong connection to the unconscious, not only in the creative process but in the viewing as well. He has teamed up with abstract painter, Harriet Bellows, and photographer, Bill McAllister, all three sharing aesthetic qualities and working with form, color, and line in various ways.