Registration for Travel Journal Workshops
Dec
12
Jan 14

Registration for Travel Journal Workshops

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.

Costs:
$60 for 4 sessions/$20 per single session.

TO REGISTER PLEASE CLICK HERE
or visit us at www.frankisart.com/journals

 

Space is limited. Payment is due at time of registration in order for spot to be held.* 

Dates:

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 rilevy@mindspring.com (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! 


Saint Nick Salon
Dec
4
6:00 pm18:00

Saint Nick Salon

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 info@frankisart.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 
- Canvases
- 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.

Opening Reception:  Penland Area Glass Artists
Nov
14
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception: Penland Area Glass Artists

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. 

Public Art and Advocacy: Panel Discussion, Reception, and Musical Performance
Oct
23
6:30 pm18:30

Public Art and Advocacy: Panel Discussion, Reception, and Musical Performance

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.

Opening Reception: Engaging Light
Oct
10
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception: Engaging Light

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: Local Clay
Oct
10
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception: Local Clay

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. 

Bending Sticks: An Evening with Patrick Dougherty
Jul
18
7:00 pm19:00

Bending Sticks: An Evening with Patrick Dougherty

 "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.  

To purchase tickets please click here.

More information about the documentary at:  http://bendingsticksthefilm.com/

Tree: Witness to Life Opening Reception
Jul
11
6:00 pm18:00

Tree: Witness to Life Opening Reception

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. 

 

Jun
12
4:00 pm16:00

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.

Register with Kidzu at www.kidzuchildrensmuseum.org

Artist Talk: An Evening with Michael Ehlbeck
Jun
5
6:00 pm18:00

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. 

May
29
6:00 pm18:00

Open art Society and Frames for FRANK

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 Reception
May
22
6:00 pm18:00

The Postcard Project Reception

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.

Work in Progress: Sculpture from Philips Middle School
Apr
27
4:00 pm16:00

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.

Apr
10
6:00 pm18:00

37th Frame

UNC student chapter of the National Press Photographers Association's annual photojournalism competition.
April 10th, 2014
Thursday, 6-8PM

The UNC student chapter of the National Press Photographers Association's annual 
photojournalism competition compiles photographs taken during the year into a photography 
exhibition.  Photographs chosen to be in the exhibit are the strongest feature, news, sports, 
portrait, pictorial, and photo stories from students in the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Art in Bloom
Apr
3
Apr 6

Art in Bloom

A festival of fresh floral arrangements and fine local art presented by the Chapel Hill Garden Club for the first time in collaboration with FRANK.

This glorious springtime celebration showcases the talented floral designers from the Chapel Hill Garden Club. Some are students of “Elements and Principles of Design”, their on-going floral design workshop. Enjoy viewing these creations while they are displayed next to the works of art that inspired them.

The Chapel Hill Garden Club has been part of our community since 1931 and has been active in numerous civic beautification and service projects. With more than 135 members, the Club offers programming on a wide range of topics of interest to garden enthusiasts. Don’t miss their ever popular Chapel Hill Spring Garden Tour, May 3 & 4, 2014 featuring seven private gardens, the Carolina Campus Community Garden and the North Carolina Botanical Garden. Tour tickets will be available for convenient purchase this evening!

Check out their websites for lots of great information on joining them:

www.chapelhillgardentour.net

www.chapelhillgardenclub.net

Meet Our Heroes: Secret Room Books
Mar
27
5:00 pm17:00

Meet Our Heroes: Secret Room Books

Created by Durham Academy 6th Grade Students, 2014
March 27, 2014
Thursday, 5-8PM

Meet Our Hero’s
Secret Room Books with Durham Academy 6th grade students
 
Artist, Peg Gignoux collaborates with ninety-four sixth graders and their 
Language Arts teachers at Durham Academy in a dynamic book arts residency 
that will yield vibrant pop up books that explore the vocabulary of Hero.  Students 
draft a story based on a personal hero who has had significant impact on their 
lives. Using the visual tools of collage, students learn to see as illustrators as they 
cut, fold and paint their way through the secret room book 
structures.  Extraordinary stories, colorful scenes, secret portals!

Merging Our Past & Present Experiences Through Art
Mar
14
6:00 pm18:00

Merging Our Past & Present Experiences Through Art

Karen Youth Art Exhibition Reception
March 14th, 2014
Friday, 6-9PM

Members of the Karen Youth Art Group express personal experiences and memories of Myanmar culture through their art. On exhibit here are works they created at the Chapel Hill High School, FRANK Gallery and Karen Farm on Jones Ferry Road.
 
We owe thanks to Fran Hamer, Hollie Taylor Novak, Kelly Owensby, Art Therapy Institute, Orange County Arts Commission and Transplant Traditions Farm for their support of this exhibition. Most of all, we are grateful to the students of Karen Youth Arts for sharing their vision with us.