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.

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.


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!

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