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. 

Texture Transformed Opening Reception
Feb
12
6:00 pm18:00

Texture Transformed Opening Reception

Featuring:

Mirinda Kossoff
Susan Filley
Peg Bachenheimer

 Metalsmith Mirinda Kossoff, ceramacist Susan Filley and painter Peg Bachenheimer partner for a delightful exhibition featuring highly textured works – Filley working in porcelain, Bachenheimer in encaustic and Kossoff in one-of-a-kind fine and sterling silver jewelry. All three artists focusing on detail and texture as they create beautiful pieces. 

Cullowhee Mountian Arts Presents: Norma Hendrix, A Thousand Mornings
Feb
12
6:00 pm18:00

Cullowhee Mountian Arts Presents: Norma Hendrix, A Thousand Mornings

Norma Hendrix, founder and Executive Director of Cullowhee Mountain ARTS, began a practice several years back of doing a daily drawing as part of her journal practice. Before getting out of bed each morning, she would draw what she saw out one of the two long windows of her bedroom, in the circa 1890 farmhouse she dwells in. The pieces in this exhibit are selections from four years of morning drawings. 

Exhibition presented in our Michael & Laura Brader-Araje Community Outreach Gallery

Photography Portfolio Reviews (registration required)
Feb
7
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:
FIRST SESSION: Sunday, Feb. 7, 2:00-4:00 P.M.

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.

Travel Journal Session with Shelly Hehenberger
Jan
23
10:00 am10:00

Travel Journal Session with Shelly Hehenberger

Saturday, January 23, 2016* -- TO BE RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Teacher: Shelly Hehenberger

Location:  FRANK Gallery

Cost: $20

In this session we will create small collages in our travel journals inspired by any piece of artwork on display in the gallery. I will provide a diverse array of my own hand-painted textures and patterns on paper to work with. The class is concurrent with a Dec-Jan exhibit of my large-scale abstract paintings at Frank Gallery. Student only need to bring their sketchbooks (these will be provided for new students)

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP.

Travel Journal Session with Sudie Rakusin
Jan
16
10:00 am10:00

Travel Journal Session with Sudie Rakusin

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Teacher: Sudie Rakusin

Location:  Ackland Art Museum (101 S Columbia St, Chapel Hill, NC 27599)

Cost: $20

Drawing from a painting; would be held at the Ackland Art Museum. A painting would be chosen from the museum and the class will draw from it, using the shading techniques we practiced in the first part of this session.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP.

Layer Upon Layer - Opening Reception
Jan
8
6:00 pm18:00

Layer Upon Layer - Opening Reception

Photographer Peter Filene creates images through double exposure photography. Ceramicist Linda Prager stacks texture, color and clay to create beautiful vessels. Layer Upon Layer is a featured exhibition spotlighting these two FRANK members.