Exhibits and Events at FRANK 


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UPCOMING: April/May Exhibit

featuring keith allen, ben hamburger, kaidy lewis and carolyn rugen

show will run from APril 9th-June 8th

reception: friday, april 12th, 6-8pm

artist talk: Friday, may 10th, 6-8pm

Starting on April 9th FRANK gallery will have an exhibit featuring the work of Keith Allen, Ben Hamburger, Kaidy Lewis and Carolyn Rugen. This exciting, colorful exhibit will showcase the differences in technique and nuanced approach to their mediums these artists share and will make up a beautifully curated show celebrating landscape, the abstract and woodworking.

Creating works of functional furniture art, self-taught Keith Allen really gives detailed attention to the subtleties in the wood and highlights the natural elements of his chosen material. His striking pieces often use butterfly joints inspired by George Nakashima and he brings out the beautiful grain in his wood work by using geometric and brightly colored features drawing inspiration from Gerrit Rietveld. Painter Ben Hamburger combines his passion for social engagement and the ever-changing world around us with the visual arts to represent a diverse range of subject matter. No matter what his subject, all his paintings share his fluid brush strokes and captivating color palette as will be seen with his plein air landscapes in April. One of FRANK’s newest members painter, Kaidy Lewis, draws inspiration from the world around her to create vivid, colorful interpretations of her subject matter. Often times, Kaidy simply hints at the objects she is representing to allow the viewer to make their own distinctions, but she does so with skill and interjecting bits of humor. With effortlessness and sophistication, Carolyn Rugen, paints her perception of the living world around her. Capturing landscapes and still life’s in the abstract she allows her viewer to interpret her beautifully rendered light filled imagery how they see giving significance to the seemingly every day.

Please join us on Friday, April 12th from 6-8pm to celebrate the work of these four talented artists with an opening reception with live music by Griffanzo. Refreshments will be provided. Also, on Friday, May 12th from 6-8pm the artists of the April/May Exhibit will be giving a talk about their techniques and the work from their current collection, light refreshments will be provided.


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Color and Light

featuring peg Bachenheimer, sasha Bakaric, susan filley & Sudie rakusin

show will run from February 5th-April 6th

reception: friday, february 8th, 6-8pm

artist talk: Friday, march 8th, 6-8pm

Beginning on February 5th we will be showcasing the work of four FRANK artists in a new exhibit entitled, “Color and Light.” Ceramicists Sasha Bakaric and Susan Filley join painter Peg Bachenheimer and mixed media artist Sudie Rakusin for an inspiring show. Though all of the artists approach their medium in a creative and expertly executed way they all exemplify the theme of the exhibit uniquely.

Working in porcelain, Susan Filley creates exquisite functional and sculptural pieces that give the viewer insight to the delicate and complex nature of glazes and porcelain work. Inspired by cells and microbiology, Sasha Bakaric typically works with white stoneware coated with terra sigillata to create interesting surfaces, always challenging her technique and creative sensibilities her new work is guaranteed to be distinctively unique. Sudie Rakusin is a visual artist, sculptor, illustrator, and children's book author, and though excelling in so many different disciplines, it is Sudie’s harmonious and emotive approach to her figurative and abstract paintings and sculptures that will be highlighted in the show. The use of color and texture in Peg Bachenheimer’s graceful and beautiful paintings is ever evolving, however, the constant in her abstract and landscape pieces is the ease in which she delivers a gloriously light filled finished piece.

Please join us on Friday, February 8th from 6-8pm to celebrate the work of these four talented artists with an opening reception for Color and Light with music by Griffanzo. Refreshments will be provided. Also, on Friday, March 8th from 6-8pm the artists of Color and Light will be giving a talk about their techniques and the work from their current collection, light refreshments will be provided.


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December/January Exhibit

featuring Peter filene & Barbara Tyroler

show will run from December 11th-February 2nd

We will be opening our doors on December 11th with a new exhibition featuring the work of FRANK member artists Peter Filene and Barbara Tyroler. Though both artists are photographers, each works with their medium to represent their subjects in a distinctive and painterly way.

Join us on December 15th from 5-6pm for a reading with authors Samia Serageldin and Lee Smith from their upcoming anthology Mothers & Strangers, in collaboration with portraiture from the photographic exhibition Mothers, Daughter, and the Writing Life. Following the reading will be the opening reception from 6-9pm for Peter Filene and Barbara Tyroler. The band Red Nucleus will be performing and refreshments will be provided.

On January 19th from 2:30-4pm we will be having a dramatic reading and discussion lead by historian and photographer Peter Filene one of our featured artists for January. Peter recently wrote and published "Striving Fathers, Troubled Sons" which "dramatizes the history of manhood-making in America through the intimate narratives of seven families: the Adamses; the Rockefellers; Woodrow Wilson and his father; journalist Lincoln Steffens and his son; painters N.C. and Andrew Wyeth; literary critic Alfred Kazin and his immigrant father; and writer James Baldwin and his two fathers."

Barbara Tyroler will also be present to discuss her collection of portraiture of authors in collaboration with the upcoming anthology "Mothers & Strangers." Light refreshments will be provided.

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2018 Events & Exhibits

Holiday Pop-Up Market

December 8th from 1-6pm

On December 8th from 1-6pm FRANK Gallery will be hosting a Holiday Pop-Up Market! Along with all your favorite FRANK artists we will also be having new guests show with us including; Apt. N Coffee bar, Peppertrain Jewelry, Julie Olson Ceramics, Sweet Little Something Bakery, Ara Leigh Jewelry, Ornaments and Jewelry by ceramicist Evelyn Ward and more!


November Exhibit

featuring Michele Maynard & Nerys Levy

show will run from October 9th-december 8th

Opening Reception October 13th 6-9pm and Artist Talk November 9th 6pm

October/November will feature the work of FRANK member artists Nerys Levy and Michele Maynard. Mainly painting en plein air, Nerys uses the outside world as direct inspiration for her evocative and impressionistic work. Her latest collection uses a trip to the Antarctic as a focus of her work while also informing on the ever evolving effects of climate change on the earth. Michele’s energetic and colorful figurative and abstract work takes cue from the vibrancy and emotion of color and shapes. Her current collection is a true representation of the creative work she does with both paint and fabric elements drawing inspiration from all facets of life.

Please join us on Saturday October 13th from 6-9pm for the opening reception of this show!


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FRANK/UNC Cancer Care Art Supply Donation Collection

FRANK is collecting new art supplies for the UNC Cancer Care, please bring any new supplies in the categories above to FRANK and we will be donating them to UNC. You have until December 30th to drop off anything you would like to donate! Thank you for your support with this annual partnership and thank you to UNC Health Care for all that you do!


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Convergence 

August/September Exhibit

   Show will run from August 7th-october 7th

    Opening Reception August 11th 6-9pm and Artist Talk September 28th 6pm

**THE ARTIST TALK HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED to 9/28 AT 6PM**

With their own distinctive interpretations of the natural world, FRANK apprentice artist Austin Cathey and member artists, Shelly Hehenberger and Luna Lee Ray approach their art with variances of mixed media. Using actual or implied texture each artist evokes emotion through their singular and collaborative pieces. Also, for the first time at FRANK, sculptor Tripp Jarvis will be showcasing his metal sculptures! 

Please join us for the opening reception of "Convergence" their August/September exhibit in the gallery on August 11th from 6-9pm.

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June/July Exhibit 

July 13th Artist talk from 6pm-8Pm

                                    Show will run from June 5th-August 5th

June and July will be featuring the woodworking of Keith Allen, paintings of Carroll Lassiter, ceramics of Linda Prager and the photography of John Rosenthal. Their talents come together in a beautiful and unique show at FRANK.

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.

                                                                                                                                                          


May/June Mixed Media & Photography Exhibit

April 6th Opening Reception from 6pm-9Pm

                                       Show will run from April 3rd-june 2nd

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.

Please join us for a reception of the work of these talented artists on April 6th from 6-9pm. Light food and drinks will be served and as always all the artists of FRANK and especially the highlighted artists will be at the gallery to talk about their interesting processes and magnificant wroks. 

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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Orange County Artists Guild 

                                 SPRING SUBLIME SHOW 

                                                      Opening Reception May 11, 2018 6-9pm

                                                        Dates of Exhibit: May 11th-June 10th 

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/

Also, in the main gallery (closer to Silverspot) FRANK will be hosting an artist talk, showcasing the innovative photography of Bill McAllister. Mingle with the FRANK crowd and then head on over to the OCAG opening! Light refreshments will be provided.