A Special Evening with Clyde Edgerton & John Rosenthal
Oct
6
6:00 pm18:00

A Special Evening with Clyde Edgerton & John Rosenthal

A photographer and a novelist walk into an art gallery and . . . you’ll never guess what happens. They cross genre lines to collaborate on an exhibit.

John Rosenthal has been a friend of Clyde Edgerton’s for 30 years, ever since he enjoyed Edgerton’s debut novel, Raney. Now he is showing at FRANK Gallery his series of images of people in museums.

On the same walls, Edgerton displays his paintings of Rosenthal’s photographs. “Many of John’s photos have special meaning to me,” Edgerton says, “especially the ones that hint at stories just beyond the frame.” This pair of versatile artists have blended photographs, paintings, and stories into an eye-catching, mind-stimulating event.

Rosenthal has been a renowned North Carolina photographer for forty years and a former NPR commentator. He has published two books, one about Manhattan and the other about post-Katrina New Orleans. Edgerton, one of North Carolina’s most acclaimed writers, has published ten novels and two books of non-fiction, and in 2015, was the recipient of the prestigious Thomas Wolfe Prize.

At a special event on Thursday, October 6, at 6 p.m. at Frank Gallery they will collaborate with former Red Clay Rambler, Mike Craver, presenting stories, artwork, and music.

Photography Workshop & Presentation with FRANK:inFocus Artists
Oct
12
5:00 pm17:00

Photography Workshop & Presentation with FRANK:inFocus Artists

  • Ackland Art Museum

As part of October's photography festival FRANK:inFocus is partnering with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Ackland Art Museum to display the work of FRANK's Member Artists in a slide show. There will also be an opportunity to meet with the artists following the slide show. In addition to the slide show and meeting, FRANK Gallery's Member Artist Barbara Tyroler will be giving a photography workshop: "Ambient Light Photography in the Museum," where she will take participants through the Ackland's collection to master photographing in museum lighting.

Musical Meditations with Red Nucleus is also a special part of this big night, so come join FRANK as we spend time at the Ackland Art Museum. RSVP is required for the workshop, so make sure to reserve your spot!

RSVP: Allison Portnow Lathrop - allison.p.lathrop@unc.edu

5-6pm FRANK Gallery Members and Guests Slide Show
6-7pm Meet the FRANK Artists
7-8:30pm Ambient Light Photography in the Museum Workshop with Barbara Tyroler

Smartphone Artistry: Workshop
Oct
13
6:00 pm18:00

Smartphone Artistry: Workshop

  • FRANK Gallery

As part of FRANK:inFocus come join us at the gallery for an interactive workshop using your iPhone! Dennis Szerszen, a member of FRANK Gallery's Board of Directors and avid photographer, will teach students how to use their phone's camera to visually capture everyday experience.

Come out to the FRANK Gallery and explore all the capabilities of your phone's camera, and learn how you can easily capture and express visual facets of your community!

5th Annual FRANK:inFocus Photography Exhibition: Opening Reception & Meet the Artists
Oct
14
6:00 pm18:00

5th Annual FRANK:inFocus Photography Exhibition: Opening Reception & Meet the Artists

  • FRANK Gallery

At FRANK, October means photography, and to kick of this special season the FRANK Gallery is hosting the opening reception to our FRANK:inFocus Photography Festival! On October 14th, come out to the gallery, where you can meet the artists, see their work, and engage with other members of the community.

The FRANK:inFocus photography exhibition will be running from Oct. 11th - Nov. 8th. FRANK is excited to display the work of our Member Artists Alan Dehmer, Peter Filene, Bill McAllister, John Rosenthal, and Barbara Tyroler alongside the work of special guest artists Diana H. Bloomfield, Carolyn Demeritt, and Aspen Hochhalter.

From Concept to Gallery Reception
Oct
16
2:00 pm14:00

From Concept to Gallery Reception

  • FRANK Gallery

George Entenman, Durward Rogers, and FRANK Gallery's Member Artist Barbara Tyroler are working with Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies to host a workshop that teaches students the ins-and-outs of the photographic process. The workshop takes students through the design, creation, editing, and printing processes of taking a photo from the initial conceptual stage, to the hanging on a gallery wall.

Join us at FRANK Gallery as we celebrate the hard work of these students! Their work will be featured in the Community Outreach Gallery alongside work by The Durham VOICE, Jock Lauterer, UNC School of Media and Journalism, and Triangle Visual Artists.

Talk and Museum Photography Collection Tour
Oct
20
6:00 pm18:00

Talk and Museum Photography Collection Tour

  • Ackland Art Museum

FRANK:inFocus will partner with the Ackland Art Museum to host a talk about the history of photography and to tour the Ackland's photographic collection.

One of FRANK Gallery's founding members, Alan Dehmer, will be giving a talk "From Representation Analogy: An Early History of Photography." Following the talk, Lauren Turner, the Assistant Curator for the Collection at the Ackland, will guide a tour through the museum's photography collection.

Contact Barbara Tyroler for more information.


Turning the Lens on Learning: Reception and Salon
Sep
15
6:00 pm18:00

Turning the Lens on Learning: Reception and Salon

  • FRANK Gallery

Reception and Salon at FRANK Gallery, Chapel Hill

Funded in part by Kidzu’s Susan Ross Education Fund 

What is the role of play in learning?  How do we provide young children with the environments necessary to build curiosity, confidence and collaborative skills?  Where do children’s museums fit within the continuum of the healthy development of the whole child? 

Kidzu will present an expert forum to discuss these questions as part of the new Turning the Lens on Learning exhibit. Turning the Lens on Learning visually captures the direct connections between play, creativity and learning.  Featuring photographs by local artist Barbara Tyroler, the exhibit showcases Kidzu’s role in early learning and encourages contemplation of the environments necessary to nurture creativity and innovative thinking for success in the 21st century. 

Featured Speaker:  Dr. Rae Pica, noted education consultant and author of 19 books on early learning and play research.  Dr. Pica’s most recent book, published in 2015 is What if Everybody Understood Child Development?:  Straight Talk About Improving Education and Children’s Lives.  Dr. Pica will be the keynote speaker at this year’s NCAEYC conference.

Opening Reception: Paintings, Photographs, Friendship
Sep
9
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception: Paintings, Photographs, Friendship

The uncertain boundary that separates writers and artists gains a special emphasis in Paintings, Photographs, Friendship - an exciting new show coming to FRANK Gallery this September. This very special, month long exhibition features the painting and photography of two good friends who are each in their own way, blurring the boundary of writer and artist - Clyde Edgerton and John Rosenthal

FRANK will be presenting John Rosenthal’s “Museum Studies” series and Clyde Edgerton’s paintings—including renderings of his favorite Rosenthal photographs. Paintings, Photographs, Friendship will be on display from September 6 – October 9, 2016. The month long run will include a 2nd Friday Artwalk reception on Friday, September 9th from 6-9PM

Opening Reception: Against the Wall & Natural Lines
Sep
9
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception: Against the Wall & Natural Lines

We are very pleased to present two local favorites this September at FRANK. Abstract painter Katherine Armacost, and modern furniture maker Jim Oleson will present their latest bodies of work in overlapping exhibitions.

Armacost’s Against the Wall will feature a new body of work just for FRANK Gallery. She is an award winning, nationally exhibition and internationally collected artist who has been exhibiting her work for nearly three decades throughout the US, including solo and group shows in North Carolina, New York, and California. Armacost’s work is inspired by nature and her surroundings, and is rooted in expressing feelings that can’t be put into words. Rarely does she begin with a fixed idea, but allows her brush to have a dialogue with the piece to bring it to life. Her final pieces range in size and are each incredibly stunning, highly textural abstract paintings.

Natural Lines exhibition will showcase Oleson’s handcrafted, functional furniture. Oleson has a rich family tradition of woodworking, one that he found to be an outlet for his own creative expression. His woodwork is contemporary and highly influenced by some of the biggest names in the medium, including Michael Fortune and George Nakashima. Oleson describes his work as function meets natural forms, and he handpicks each piece of wood for the project, focusing on its inherent colors and patterns to create a one of a kind piece that speaks to the wood itself. His work ranges from wall mounted mirrors, to tables, cabinets and more.

Artist Talk: Guests from "All That Glitters"
Aug
18
6:00 pm18:00

Artist Talk: Guests from "All That Glitters"

Jameson’s polychrome oil paintings reflect musings on natural and cosmic processes. His paintings for this exhibition offer a glimpse through the gold shimmer on the surface of a pond. He invites the viewer to plunge beneath the water and into a meditation on the nature of small and great things. Stillman, from her studio in Durham, crafts jewelry in 22 karat gold, Argentium silver, and fine gemstones. She is highly skilled in the ancient technique of granulation, a delicate and complex process which makes for jewelry that is far more intricate than it might appear at first glance. The widely collected duo, Henneke and Gholson, share a long-time love of ceramics, and opened their studio Bulldog Pottery, named for their two beloved canines, in 2000 in Seagrove, NC. Inspired by natural aesthetics, particularly the flora and fauna around Seagrove, the pair create ceramics that are textured, sophisticated, and dynamic with the use of different glazes, designs, and ways of manipulating their clay. Together, these artists showcase the dazzle and radiance of natural forms, and wow the viewer with the complexities of their surfaces.

Jameson, Stillman, Henneke, and Gholson will be hosting an Artist’s Talk about their work and processes on August 18, from 6-8PM at the gallery. Talk will begin at approx. 6:30PM.

Opening Reception: All That Glitters
Aug
12
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception: All That Glitters

Join us to celebrate a brand new show at FRANK! 

All That Glitters

August 7 - September 4, 2016

The shimmering texture and golden hues of the diverse work by artists in All That Glitters pairs perfectly with the summer heat! All That Glitters spotlights the artists Gordon Jameson, Sheila Stillman, and the duo Samantha Henneke and Bruce Gholson of Bulldog Pottery, and features artwork which employs luminous surfaces and striking intricacies that are much more than meet the eye. 

Opening Reception: African American Quilt Circle
Aug
12
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception: African American Quilt Circle

African American Quilt Circle

August 9 – September 4, 2016

 

For the month of August, the Michael and Laura Brader-Araje Community Outreach Gallery will feature the work of local artists in the African American Quilt Circle (AAQC) in Durham, NC. The quilts made by the AAQC feature traditional block-quilting, original designs, and fiber art, quilted by hand as well as by machine. The AAQC is committed to preserving the tradition of quilting in the black community and takes seriously its dedication to community education and outreach.

AAQC members will be present to discuss their work and the quilting traditions that inspire them.

Artist Talk: Summer Invitational
Jul
21
6:00 pm18:00

Artist Talk: Summer Invitational

Mark your calendar and plan to join us on a special evening to hear their stories and learn more about their work. July 21, 6:00PM we will be hosting our Summer guests for a talk and Q&A.

Painters Janet Cooling, Drew Deane, Laura Hughes, mixed media artist Jenny Eggleston, fiber artist Mary Kircher, and photographer Jim Lee will be presenting small bodies of work in this very special exhibition. This group represents a wide range of styles and media, each bringing to FRANK a fresh voice and new point of view. 

Youth Screenprinting Workshop
Jul
16
11:00 am11:00

Youth Screenprinting Workshop

  • FRANK Gallery

Saturday, July 16
Three sessions
• Session one: 11am - 12pm
• Session two: 1pm - 2pm
• Session three: 3p - 4pm

Up to 15 Participants per session
Registration is required.


Super G Print Lab, Durham's Pied Piper of printmaking, will be conducting three hands-on screen printing demonstrations for children ages 6 - 14Younger children are welcome to observe.

The Super G Print Lab staff will give a brief presentation about the technical and historical aspects of the medium and show how a screen print is made from start to finish. Attendees will have an opportunity to pull a print and take it home - FREE

All sessions will take place at
FRANK Gallery, 109 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Please contact Gallery Manager, Torey Mishoe at 919-636-4135 or info@frankisart.com to register your child. 

This event is sponsored by Speedball Art Products company with support from FRANK Gallery and the Town of Chapel Hill.

 
Opening Reception: Abstract Territory
Jul
8
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception: Abstract Territory

You are invited to help us celebrate Lolette Guthrie and Sandy Milroy, who will be joining together for a stunning exhibition of abstract pieces that all carry a suggestion of nature and views of the earth.

Opening Reception: Summer Invitational
Jul
8
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception: Summer Invitational

Join us for the 2nd Friday Artwalk reception and celebration of our first Summer Invitational. Featuring 6 exciting new-to-FRANK artists who we are thrilled to be hosting for the month of July! 

Painters Janet Cooling, Drew Deane, Laura Hughes, mixed media artist Jenny Eggleston, fiber artist Mary Kircher, and photographer Jim Lee will be presenting small bodies of work in this very special exhibition. This group represents a wide range of styles and media, each bringing to FRANK a fresh voice and new point of view.

Also, mark your calendar and plan to join us on a special evening to hear their stories and learn more about their work. July 21, 6:00PM we will be hosting our Summer guests for a talk and Q&A.

Opening Reception: Creative Recovery
Jul
8
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception: Creative Recovery

The Michael and Laura Brader-Araje Community Outreach Gallery presents Creative Recovery, an exhibition of work by Grayson Bowen.

Bowen is a mixed media expressionistic artist, focusing on color, contrast, and delicate line work. His artwork comes from a desire to approach expressionism from a standpoint of "creative recovery." 

Summer Cooldown Fundraiser
Jun
25
6:00 pm18:00

Summer Cooldown Fundraiser

Saturday June 25th at 6:30 pm

 

DRINKS, HORS D’OEUVRES, TAPAS DINNER, GUITAR MUSIC, TANGO DEMONSTRATION AND SOME EXCITING PRIZES!

 

Tickets $40 each or $70 for two

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS NOW!

 

Enjoy an evening guaranteed to cool you down during summer’s heat with drinks, food, Latin music, and tango dancers. All of this in an atmosphere of diverse art, with some of your best friends (who you can invite too!) and welcoming artists from FRANK’s award winning Gallery.

Opening Reception: June Featured Artists
Jun
10
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception: June Featured Artists

This new exhibition includes two featured artists, Jessica Dupuis and Alan Dehmer, who are using their mediums in thrilling ways to create unique and exciting work. Dupuis, a ceramicist, uses a combination of clay slip and discarded materials and alters them into magnificent and detailed pieces of art that will leave you breath taken. Her wall mounted clay pieces are made up of shards, adhered in minimalistic designs to create stunning, modern artworks. Dehmer, an alternative processes photographer, fuses the art forms of photography and print-making to create his beautiful moment in time Gum bichromate pieces. These two distinctive artists incorporate their way of capturing the essence of time and memories within their work, allowing them to come together gracefully in a stunning exhibition. 

Opening Reception: Abstraction
Jun
10
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception: Abstraction

Six FRANK artists were invited together for our annual invitational, an exhibition that celebrates their incredible skills and craft. The artists, Una Barrett, Peg Gignoux, Lew Graham, Murry Handler, Emily Lees, and Anita Wolfenden work with an array of different materials including textiles, metals, stoneware, cut paper, wax paint, and acrylic paint to create their engaging abstract art. The exhibit will feature a fresh body of work from each artist displayed. All of the artists having their own creative processes when developing their works will provide for an exhibit full of abstract variety!

Karen Youth Art Group Salon: Presentation and Book Launch
Jun
2
6:00 pm18:00

Karen Youth Art Group Salon: Presentation and Book Launch

In celebration of the launch of their new bilingual children's book, the Karen Youth Art Group will be hosting a very special salon on this evening. 

The students will be presenting their artwork, reading their book (in English and Karen), playing music, and sharing stories with the audience about how they made the book and what this has meant to them. 

Books will be available for sale, along with some special edition prints made just for their launch.

Fragments: Found and Formed Artist Talk
May
19
6:00 pm18:00

Fragments: Found and Formed Artist Talk

Andrews, Parrish and Retsch-Bogart often find their materials have a soul that contributes to the inner spirit of the final work of art; a spirit that is inherited from the found materials within. Their work carries with it the sentiment that the materials of ourselves and our lives on this earth are all parts of a whole, to be treated with respect and wonder. Andrews, Parrish and Retsch-Bogart will be hosting an Artist’s Talk on May 19, 6-8PM at the gallery.

Rubbish 2 Runway III Fashion Show
May
15
3:00 pm15:00

Rubbish 2 Runway III Fashion Show

  • Mercedes Benz of Durham

A FASHION COMPETITION FEATURING DRESSES MADE ENTIRELY FROM RECYCLED MATERIALS (NO FABRIC).

May 15, 2016, 3:00PM
Trashion Show, to be presented at Mercedes Benz of Durham

Tickets are on sale now!
Purchase advance tickets starting at $15 for reserved seats through the link below.
$5 at the door for general admission/standing room only.

Rubbish 2 Runway III features a fashion show event, and a month long exhibition of garments, all made by nearly 50 local high school and college students from recycled materials. Each participating student was asked to consider creative possibilities for re-purposing discarded materials while also thinking about sustainable design and creating something lasting and useful – and in this case, wearable. Each garment will be modeled on the runway in front of a panel of industry relevant judges for jurying and awarding of prizes. Each is judged on Innovation, Use of Materials, Wearability, and Creativity. In past years, the recycled garments have shown imagination and thoughtful craftsmanship in reusing everything from packing peanuts to bicycle tires, newspapers, playing cards, and road maps. More...

Rubbish 2 Runway III Opening Reception
May
13
6:00 pm18:00

Rubbish 2 Runway III Opening Reception

An exhibition of dresses created by student “trashion” designers open on May 10th, with a public reception of May 13th from 6-9PM at FRANK, with food provided by Acme Food and Beverage in Carrboro, NC.

About Rubbish 2 Runway III

Rubbish 2 Runway III features a fashion show event, and a month long exhibition of dresses, all made by nearly 50 local high school and college students from recycled materials. Each participating student was asked to consider creative possibilities for re-purposing discarded materials while also thinking about sustainable design and creating something lasting and useful – and in this case, wearable.  

On May 15th, at 3PM, each garment will be modeled on the runway in front of a panel of industry relevant judges for jurying and awarding of prizes. Each is judged on Innovation, Use of Materials, Wearability, and Creativity. In past years, the recycled dresses have shown imagination and thoughtful craftsmanship in reusing everything from packing peanuts to bicycle tires, newspapers, playing cards, and road maps. For tickets click here.

Transplanting Traditions and More... Opening Reception
May
13
6:00 pm18:00

Transplanting Traditions and More... Opening Reception

In May and June, the Michael and Laura Brader-Araje Community Outreach Gallery will be dedicated to a wonderful and talented group of young artists that have become a much loved part of FRANK. The Karen Youth Art Group was established by FRANK Gallery in November 2013 to foster and embrace the artistic talents of young Karen (Burmese) refugees living in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, North Carolina. This will be their third exhibition at FRANK and will include images from their soon to be launched illustrated children’s bilingual book, Karen and English, about Transplanting Traditions Community Farm where many of their families are engaged in farming. For this reason the images to be exhibited from this book are highly personal while also documenting the farm’s story and seasonal activities. This exhibition will also include other assorted works including some engaging double exposure images which the students have been working on with one of the Group’s many artist/ teachers. The Karen Youth Art Group will be hosting a launch party for their book and to present their latest work on June 2, 6-8PM at FRANK.

Fragments: Found & Formed Opening Reception
May
13
6:00 pm18:00

Fragments: Found & Formed Opening Reception

Fragments: Found and Formed

Three FRANK artists who use found materials – from bits and pieces to large, whole objects – in their art have come together for this very special show.  For Charron Andrews, Susan Parrish, and Carol Retsch-Bogart, the creative process starts when they come in contact with something that has had a past life or function, no matter how humble. They are less often inspired by a clean slate, but are moved by the mystery of a found object’s history and the possibilities for giving it a new life. With a shared sentiment, Andrews, Parrish and Retsch-Bogart often find their materials have a soul that contributes to the inner spirit of the final work of art; a spirit that is inherited from the found materials within. Their work carries with it the sentiment that the materials of ourselves and our lives on this earth are all parts of a whole, to be treated with respect and wonder. Andrews, Parrish and Retsch-Bogart will be hosting an Artist’s Talk on May 19, 6-8PM at the gallery.

Exhibition opens on May 10th, with a public reception of May 13th from 6-9PM at FRANK, with food provided by Acme Food and Beverage in Carrboro, NC.

Artist Talk: Mary Berridge & "Visible Spectrum"
Apr
28
7:00 pm19:00

Artist Talk: Mary Berridge & "Visible Spectrum"

Photographer Mary Berridge will discuss her work in progress "Visible Spectrum: Portraits from the World of Autism". She will show slides from her project and talk about the complexities and myths of autism, and the benefits of neurodiversity. 

 Bio
Mary Berridge's photographs have been exhibited in many galleries and museums including the Museum of Modern Art in NY, The M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. Her work has also been shown in the less traditional venues of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the United Nations and the Open Society Institute.

Mary has received several awards- among them are: a Guggenheim Fellowship, a NY Foundation for the Arts Artist's Fellowship, the Lange-Taylor Prize, the Ernst Haas Award and the Romeo Martinez International Award. She has published two books: A Positive Life: Portraits of Women Living with HIV (Running Press, 1997 ), and On the Eve, Moscow, 1998 (Blue Sky Books, 2014). Her photographs have been published in numerous anthologies and periodicals, including The NY Times Magazine, Harpers and DoubleTake. After earning her MFA from Yale and a BA from the University of Michigan, Mary went on to teach at Princeton University and The School of Visual Arts in NY, as well as several other colleges and universities.

Mary lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where she is working on a book about autism and neurodiversity. She serves on the board of the NC Autism Society's Orange-Chatham chapter, and is a member of the Special Needs Advisory Council for the Chapel Hill- Carrboro City School District.

 

Members' Spotlight: Artist Talk
Apr
21
6:00 pm18:00

Members' Spotlight: Artist Talk

Join the members of the gallery for a talk and tour of their annual spotlight exhibition. Learn more about this incredible group of artists, get up close and personal with the work, and find out what inspires them to create. 

6th Annual Off The Wall Fundraising Gala
Apr
16
6:00 pm18:00

6th Annual Off The Wall Fundraising Gala

Tickets are on sale now!

A few tickets still remain for Off The Wall! To purchase, please call FRANK at
919-636-4135
or stop by the gallery.

Only 55 Art Tickets will be sold, equal to the number of donated artworks, ensuring that each Art Ticket holder will take an original piece of work of art home directly Off the Wall. FRANK artists and other well-known area artists have donated 55 works of art to our 6th Annual Gala Celebration, each valued between $350 to $3,000 (or more)! During the event, excitement builds as the evening’s MC randomly draws names, and each lucky individual takes a turn to select a piece of his or her choosing. More...

Members' Spotlight Opening Reception
Apr
8
6:00 pm18:00

Members' Spotlight Opening Reception

This April, the artist members of FRANK gallery will present the 6th Annual Members’ Spotlight Exhibition. This show, on view for one month only, will feature all twenty two members and offer a visual treat, and exclusive art buying opportunity. From the casual art enthusiast to the serious collector, this exhibition offers something for everyone. Each individual artist will be featured individually to showcase their current body of work in their medium of choice. From tiny jewels to monumental paintings, from film photography to advanced digital work, they are fine artists working in a diverse array of media and styles.

Opening Reception: March Featured Artists
Mar
11
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception: March Featured Artists

Featuring:

Keith Allen
Natalie Boorman
Patricia Saling
Luna Lee Ray
Rose Warner

Opening Reception features music from Red Nucleus

Our March exhibit showcases exciting new work by five artists working across diverse media. Keith Allen's stunning and intricate wood furniture will be featured, as well as Luna Lee Ray's new series of large format mixed media paintings. We will also spotlight Rose Warner's beautifully layered and textured mixed media woven pieces. Rounding out the show are two ceramic artists:  Pat Saling's gorgeously glazed functional work, and Natalie Boorman's subtle, earthy, sculptural vessels.