Warm up with FRANK! Join us for an evening with one of the Triangle's favorite Bluegrass groups!
Thursday, January 29, 6-8PM
Warm up with FRANK! Join us for an evening with one of the Triangle's favorite Bluegrass groups!
Thursday, January 29, 6-8PM
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
Opening as part of the 2nd Friday Artwalk in Chapel Hill are two exciting shows. Artists Katharine Armacost, Peg Gignoux, Sandy Milroy, Barbara Tyroler and Anita Wolfenden have come together this month.
In addition, the participants of our first installment of Travel Journals workshops will be celebrated tonight with an opportunity to show and talk to guests about some of their work.
Friday, March 13, 6-9PM
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.
Durham Academy Sixth Graders once again work with artist Peg Gignoux to create pop-up books about their personal heroes.
A conversation with featured artist Rob Levin, the former resident glass artist at Penland School of Crafts.
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.
*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.
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.
UNC student chapter of the National Press Photographers Association's annual photojournalism competition.
April 10th, 2014
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.
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:
Created by Durham Academy 6th Grade Students, 2014
March 27, 2014
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!
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 6-8PM
Karen Youth Art Exhibition Reception
March 14th, 2014
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.