June/July Exhibit Opening Reception
Jun
8
to Aug 4

June/July Exhibit Opening Reception

Visit FRANK Gallery for the June exhibit highlighting the work of local artists and woodworker Keith Allen, painter Carroll Lassiter, ceramicist Linda Prager, and photographer John Rosenthal. Show will run until August 4th. Gallery is open from 10-6pm Tuesday-Thursday, 11-7 Friday & Saturday and 1-6pm on Sunday.

Also, one of the featured artists will be doing a talk, discussing their work at FRANK on the next second Friday, July 13th from 6-8pm.

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FRANK joins Kidzu for Art on Tap
Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

FRANK joins Kidzu for Art on Tap

Join a few of FRANK artists they take part in Art on Tap with Kidzu. Art on Tap is an adults event at Kidzu in University place. There will be live performances, appetizers, balloon dart painting, creating tassel jewelry, fairy hair flare, drink coaster pyrography and more!

Tickets are $15 per person – bring a friend and snag 2/$25. Ticket price does not include alcohol, but will be available for purchase from our friends at Steel String! Add on squirt gun canvas painting for only $5 more per person!

Vendors will also be on site with demos and artwork for purchase.

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Triangle Visual Artists Exhibit
Aug
7
to Aug 12

Triangle Visual Artists Exhibit

Hosted by FRANK in the community outreach gallery, the Triangle Visual Artists will be having a week long exhibit pop-up showcasing the work of 12 of their artists! Stay tuned for more information!

The show will run from August 7th-12th and the opening reception will be on August 11th from 6-9pm.

*FRANK's Community Gallery is located on the Southern Season's end of the mall across from the Verizon store.

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Convergence Opening Reception & Exhibit
Aug
7
to Sep 30

Convergence Opening Reception & Exhibit

Please join us for "Convergence" on August 7th the feature show of Shelly Hehenberger, Luna Lee Ray, FRANK's first apprentice Austin Cathey and special guest artist, Tripp Jarvis.


The show will run from August 7th-September 30th with an opening reception on August 11th from 6-9pm and an artist talk on September 14th.

* Please note the exhibit will be open for regular gallery hours, but the opening reception will be on the second Saturday.

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Opening Reception of Convergence
Aug
11
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception of Convergence

Please join us for the "Convergence" opening reception on August 11th from 6-9pm on  the feature show of Shelly Hehenberger, Luna Lee Ray, FRANK's first apprentice Austin Cathey and special guest artist, Tripp Jarvis. As always the openings are free to attend and light refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you for this fantastic show!


* Please note the exhibit will be open for regular gallery hours, but the opening reception will be on the second Saturday.

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Hot Diggity
Jul
13
to Jul 15

Hot Diggity

Please join FRANK Gallery and all the tenants of University Place as we take part in the annual Hot Diggity Days of Summer Sidewalk Sale. Take some reprieve from the hot temperatures outside and enjoy some sidewalk shopping in the halls of University Place. Artists will be (wo)manning the table and happy to discuss anything about FRANK! 

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Travel Journal/Plein Air Drawing Class
Jun
23
9:00 AM09:00

Travel Journal/Plein Air Drawing Class

Plein air drawing with FRANK artist Nerys Levy. Meet at the designated entrance. We will proceed from there to the site. Brumley has extensive views of the New Hope River. Learn how to draw and deal with expansive landscapes. Also looking at value, line and light-even color. Please click on Classes—Travel Journal to learn more and sign-up.

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Encaustic Photography Workshop, Creating a Fine Art Heirloom Legacy Print
Jun
9
to Jul 10

Encaustic Photography Workshop, Creating a Fine Art Heirloom Legacy Print

June 9th and 10th from 1-4pm

In this 2-part series hosted by FRANK artists Mary Stone-Lamb and Barbara Tyroler, students will have the opportunity to learn new techniques in preserving and displaying old family photos. Barbara will help scan and digitally clean-up your photos while Mary shows you how to use encaustic wax to transform your prints into fine art. . Please click on Classes—Workshops @ FRANK to learn more and sign-up


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April/June Exhibit
Jun
7
to Jul 1

April/June Exhibit

April and May will be a celebration of mixed media and photography featuring mixed media artist Carol Retsch-Bogart and photographers; Bill McAllister and Sam Wang. The three artists unite their unique processes to create an inspired and original exhibition showcasing their beautiful work.

As of June 2nd the show has ended, but to see some of Carol's work from this show, please visit the Siena Hotel at 1505 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 to see her work in their lobby and in their  restaurant Il Palio. 


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Journaling Class/ Plein Air Drawing and Photography
Jun
2
8:30 AM08:30

Journaling Class/ Plein Air Drawing and Photography

Join FRANK artists Nerys Levy, drawing and Barbara Tyroler, photography for a hands-on art experience to tone up one’s vision and technical craft through the lens or with a drawing tool.  Both artists will stress observation with attention to composition, light quality, and design found in the buildings and environment of the Blackwood Farm, including the pond, historic farmhouse, barn, smoke house, corncrib and other buildings, slave cemetery in the woods. Please click on Classes—Travel Journals to read more and sign-up

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Spring Sublime Show
May
11
to Jun 10

Spring Sublime Show

Members of the Orange County Artists Guild (OCAG) will be having an exhibit of 37 of their member artists which will be held in the Michael and Laura Brader-Araje Outreach Gallery (on the Southern Seasons end of University Place). The Spring Show will be highlighting the work of local professional artists representing a wide array of mediums.  The opening show will be on May 11th from 6-9pm, it will be free to attend and refreshments will be provided.  Visit OCAG's website to learn more about the many incredibly talented artists they feature; http://ocagnc.org/artists/

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April/June Exhibit
Apr
3
to Jun 2

April/June Exhibit

April and May will be a celebration of mixed media and photography featuring mixed media artist Carol Retsch-Bogart and photographers; Bill McAllister and Sam Wang. The three artists unite their unique processes to create an inspired and original exhibition showcasing their beautiful work.

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Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

FRANK Gallery 2nd Friday Holiday Art Supply Drive

FRANK Gallery collects art supplies for UNC Cancer patients this holiday season

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 art supplies for the Expressive Arts Program.  The program gives UNC cancer patients and caregivers the opportunity to express themselves through art. 

On December 8th at the Franklin Street location, 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 Natalie Knox, gallery manager, at 919-636-4135 or info@frankisart.com with questions or for more information about the event.

During your visit please check out the exhibit: Drawn Together, featuring artists Jean LeCluyse, Aggie Zed, and Kiki Farish.  This show will run through December 22nd and will be the last exhibit in the Franklin Street location.  FRANK will have a grand re-opening February 9th, 2018 in our new beautiful space in University Place Mall on South Estes Drive in Chapel Hill.  We have a pop-up exhibit there through Dec 24, 2017.  Check it out!

Suggested donations for the Resource Center Mobile Art Cart include:

·         Art project kits with all supplies included

·         Beads, especially crystal, for jewelry-making

·         Other jewelry-making tools and supplies

·         Spools of ribbon, wire, string, etc.

·         Photo frame cards (white or cream with die cut photo window)

·         Hardcover journals and sketchbooks (new)

·         Scrapbooks and scrapbooking supplies (new)

·         “Bling” stickers and holiday sticker sheets

·         Paints and brushes

·         Canvases (new)

·         Large plain muslin tote bags or aprons for craft projects·     

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Nov
24
to Dec 24

FRANK Gallery Pop-Up Show: November 24 to December 24

Join us for an exciting holiday shopping opportunity!

This holiday season, in addition to our Franklin Street location, FRANK Gallery will have a special Pop-Up Shop in our future University Place location. The FRANK Pop-Up will run from November 24th - December 24th, in addition to the regular Gallery hours at our downtown location. 

Pop-Up Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-6PM
Sunday 1PM-6PM


A seven-year fixture in downtown Chapel Hill, FRANK Gallery is moving to University Place early in 2018. FRANK, a nonprofit artists’ collective showcasing the work of local and regional fine artists, will celebrate its move with a grand re-opening at University Place on Friday, February 9th, 2018. 

FRANK will continue to operate its gallery at the current location in downtown Chapel Hill through December 22, 2017.

 
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Opening Reception: Drawn Together
Nov
10
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: Drawn Together

Opening Reception, Friday, November 10, 2017, 6-9PM (all shows)
With music from Four Piece Supreme

Drawing is often seen as the preparation for a masterpiece – the precursor to a painting or formulation for a sculpture. However, the artists presented at FRANK Gallery in November and December are “drawn together” through the skill, beauty and mystery of their mixed media drawings and ceramics. Drawn Together features KiKi Farish and Jean LeCluyse, two highly skilled artists who elevate the art of drawing to create mesmerizing compositions full of intricate details and symbolism. Joined by mixed media ceramicist Aggie Zed, who creates fantastical creatures through the use of three dimensional lines and clay sculptures.  

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VISITATIONS: A Community Response to Loss and Celebration
Oct
21
7:30 PM19:30

VISITATIONS: A Community Response to Loss and Celebration

Interactive evening of music, words, and images     

Poetry: Jaki Shelton Green
Music: mahaloJazz with Alison Weiner, Beverly Botsford, Robbie Link and Shana Tucker
Photography: Barbara Tyroler

October at FRANK Gallery presents its annual FRANK:inFocus exhibitions during the CLICK! Photography Festival.

FRANK artist Barbara Tyroler in collaboration with award-winning poet Jaki Shelton Green showcases her recent photographic composites, “Visitations,” a series of layered images of the poet and her late daughter, Imani, together with Jaki’s poem, i want to undie you.

In conjunction with this exhibition, the artists will present Visitations: A Community Response to Loss and Celebration,” an evening of poetry and images with musical interpretations from mahaloJazz with Alison Weiner, Beverly Botsford, Robbie Link and Shana Tucker.

Tickets are $25, and can be purchased through this link or in person at FRANK Gallery.



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Tickets are required to attend.
Proceeds will support the host artists and FRANK Gallery, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Light Refreshments will be served.

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Opening Reception: Visitations and FRANK:inFocus
Oct
13
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: Visitations and FRANK:inFocus

FRANK artist Barbara Tyroler in collaboration with award-winning poet Jaki Shelton Green showcases her recent photographic composites, “Visitations,” a series of layered images of the poet and her late daughter, Imani, together with Jaki’s poem, “i want to undie you.” In conjunction with this exhibition, the artists will present Visitations: A Community Response to Loss and Celebration, an evening of poetry and images with musical interpretations from mahaloJazz, featuring Alison Weiner, Beverly Botsford, Robbie Link, and Shana Tucker. Tickets are $25, and can be purchased HERE or in person at FRANK Gallery.

Also on exhibit FRANK photographers Alan Dehmer, Peter Filene, Bill McAllister, John Rosenthal, Jacqueline Tait Leebrick, David Spear, Barbara Tyroler, Sam Wang, Wojtek Wojdynski; and guests Harlan Campbell and Gesche Weurfel. Photography exhibitions are presented as part of the CLICK! Photography Festival.

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Opening Reception: Dining Out
Oct
13
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: Dining Out

FRANK gallery presents the dinnerware and serving pieces designed by seven famed regional potters, created for great chefs throughout the Southeast, and used for dining in innovative restaurants across the region.  These executive chefs often go to the studio to understand how the pottery is designed, and specifically how those pieces can best showcase the art of fine dining.

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Opening Reception: September Exhibitions
Sep
8
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: September Exhibitions

FEATURED ARTISTS

JUDITH ERNST
SHELLY HEHENBERGER
LUNA LEE RAY

FRANK Gallery is excited to present the works of member artists Shelly HehenbergerLuna Lee Ray, and Judith Ernst. The unique style of these local artists is exhibited through a variety of techniques and mediums including painting, drawing, collaging, and ceramic sculpture. September exhibition....

This opening reception is presented as part of the 2nd Friday Artwalk. Light refreshments will be served; this event is free and open to the public.

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Opening Reception: Introducing Austin Cathey
Aug
11
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: Introducing Austin Cathey

Cathey’s body of work, which earned him this position as the FRANK Emerging Artist Apprentice, represents the human experience, and reflects on how memories are made and recorded. His drawings include washes of ink and watered down paints to add a fluidity, pigment, and dimension to his work. “When the washes interact with the drawing surface they immediately stain it, leaving a record, a memory, of their existence,” Cathey explains. “As the water slowly evaporates, only reticulations are left behind; always lighter and less vibrant than their original state.” He uses repetition and layers to reflect the abundance of memories that each individual experiences, and allows the audience to openly interpret his work.

We will celebrate our new show as a part of the 2nd Friday Artwalk with refreshments and music from Alison Weiner of Mahalo Jazz.

This exhibition is presented in the Michael and Laura Brader-Araje Community Outreach Gallery.

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Opening Reception: The Elegant Line
Jul
14
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: The Elegant Line

“One must always search for the desire of the line, where it wishes to enter or where to die away." - Henri Matisse

Humbly and respectfully, there is always the search for that elusive, elegant line. The authentic line that contains integrity and grace. What is its imposing width or gossamer thinness? Its angle and curve? Its placement on a surface or its fluidity in space? And where does the line end, after-all? The line is worked until it says to leave it be. FRANK presents “The Elegant Line, featuring Sudie Rakusin and Susan Filley. Rakusin celebrates line in her mixed-media abstract works; Filley creates graceful forms in clay.

Join us for a celebration of our new exhibitions, presented as part of the 2nd Friday Artwalk. This event is free to attend and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. 

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Opening Reception: Consignor Invitational
Jul
14
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: Consignor Invitational

FRANK presents six artists who share a sense of whimsy and color in their individual bodies of work. The artists whose work will be showcased at FRANK this month include ceramicists Carmen Elliott and Cathy Kiffney, textile artist Elaine O’Neil, painters Henryk Fantazos, Anne Gregory and Rosie Thompson, and jeweler Rebecca Neigher. These Triangle based artists share some line, color and stylistic qualities, but overall were chosen as exceptional examples of the rich local artistic community. Each artist will be presenting a small body of work, showcasing their personal points of view and distinct, elevated level of skill and creativity.

Join us for a celebration of our new exhibitions, presented as part of the 2nd Friday Artwalk. This event is free to attend and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. 

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Artist Talk and Exhibition Preview
Jun
8
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk and Exhibition Preview

FRANK Gallery presents a very special selection of artists this June: Catherine Gregory, Marguerite Jay Gignoux, and Linda Prager. Working in mixed media, fiber, and ceramics (respectively) their work comes together across mediums through shared textures, colors, and forms that often arise from experimentation and are inspired by the world around them. We are exceptionally pleased to be welcoming Catherine Gregory to FRANK, for the first time, from Burgundy, France for two very special evenings in June.

Join us for a very special opportunity to meet the artists, learn about their work, and get a first glance at the exhibition.

Our opening celebration will take place the following evening, Friday, June 9th from 6-9PM. Both events are free to attend and open to the public. Seating at this event will be first come first serve.

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