OCTOBER 2016 EXHIBITIONS
November 8 - December 4, 2016
Opening Reception (all shows)
Friday, November 11, 6-9PM
View from the Edge
Paintings by Carroll Lassiter
Carroll Lassiter’s landscapes explore the open spaces and rural scenery of Central and Eastern North Carolina, capturing the charm that can be found on back highways and farmland belonging to past generations. With so much scrutiny and tension mounting around our state as politics and strong partisan views hold strong to our attention this season, it is easy to forget the incredible beauty, rich agricultural history, and cultural significance that North Carolina possesses.
Lassiter has created a series that include both small studies and large scale paintings. Within these, she beautifully captures the awe inspiring views of our landscape. Those perfect moments when the sun catches the mist in the early morning, the grey clouds that delicately expose the cold bareness of the winter landscape, and the lush greens that envelope the earth throughout the warmer months. In her larger pieces, she creates towering clouds against Carolina blue skies that define the vastness of the spaces; the smaller works are carefully scaled to create the illusion of expanse.
Traveling frequently to the coast from her home near Carrboro, North Carolina, Lassiter is always equipped with a camera and sketchbook so she can pause to document the scenery on a moment’s notice. Frequenting the same routes, she finds transformations continuously occur as the result of weather, seasons, and even the time of day, allowing her to capture a variety of moods within her paintings.
Featuring Erik Haagensen
FRANK is more than just a gallery. We represent over 75 local and regional artists, giving us a huge selection of fun, fresh, beautiful and carefully crafted gifts that are perfect for your loved ones. This November, we showcase potter Erik Haagensen’s whimsical, goofy, and hilarious pieces as part of our Holiday Boutique. Each piece by Haagensen is brightly colored, with decals featuring original illustrations, captions, and quite a bit of humor, that give these highly functional pieces the perfect touch for anyone on your list. In addition to Haagensen’s array of cups, bowls, vases, and small containers, we will have a great selection of “giftables” for any budget including artwork, jewelry, cards, prints, and other items from our diverse group of artists. And don’t forget to grab a few FRANK gift certificates for those “hard to buy for” art lovers on your list!
IN THE MICHAEL AND LAURA BRADER-ARAJE COMMUNITY OUTREACH GALLERY
I Dream of Me
Portrait Collages with Students from AL Stanback Middle School
November 8- December 4, 2016
Community Education Forum: Wednesday November 16 6-8pm
Navigating Middle School facilitated by Stanback Middle Social Worker Aviva Scully and FSA social work intern Amber Majors
Special Reception for students, families, and community members: Saturday, December 3, 2-4pm
A Creative Partnership with The Michael & Laura Brader-Araje Community Outreach Program of the FRANK Gallery; AL Stanback Quicksilver Middle School Afterschool Program with Stanback Social Worker Aviva Scully and art teacher Wesley Barnhouse; Volunteers for Youth, Director Susan Worley; Family Success Alliance, Amber Majors, Master’s candidate UNC School of Social Work; Artists Educators Hollie Taylor Novak and Barbara Tyroler.