Photography Portfolio Reviews (registration required)
Feb
13
2:00 pm14:00

Photography Portfolio Reviews (registration required)

Are you a new or an up-and-coming photographer who would like constructive critique of your images?

We’ll help you see your work with fresh eyes, providing suggestions (maybe even inspiration) for improvement. Sign up for a half-hour portfolio review with Barbara Tyroler, Peter Filene and/or Bill McCallister at FRANK Gallery in downtown Chapel Hill.

Bring 10-15 prints that have a cohesive style or theme. Or, second-best, display them in a single folder on your computer.

When:
SECOND SESSION: Saturday, Feb. 13, 2:00-4:00 P.M.

Where:
FRANK Gallery, 109 Franklin St., Chapel Hill.

Cost:
$50 as a donation to the gallery, payable in advance by phone or in person at FRANK. Appointments required, please call the gallery during regular business hours to secure your 30 minute time.

Contact:
FRANK by phone (919-636-4135) or in person on Tues.-Sat. 11-6, or Sun. 1-5.

Reviewers:
Bill McAllister has been involved in creating and teaching photography for over thirty years. He has taught at the Art Institute of Atlanta, Chowan College and the Art School in Carrboro. Bill was a fellow at the Michael Karolyi Memorial Institute in Vence, France, and is a longtime member of the Society for Photographic Education.

Barbara Tyroler uses fine-art photography in collaborative multi-media art projects that address social and cultural issues. With an M.F.A. in digital art and an M.Ed. in education, Tyroler taught at the University of Maryland and is now an independent photo consultant, offering workshops with Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies and Olli. She was one of the original founders of fotodc and the NC Triangle PhotoConsortium.

Peter Filene has been shooting on film for thirty years. His photography had been represented by galleries in Raleigh, Charlottesville and, most recently, Chapel Hill. He has also taught the history of photography at UNC as well as Duke’s Lifelong Learning Institute.

Arts Plan Public Input Session
Feb
23
5:30 pm17:30

Arts Plan Public Input Session

Participate in a community conversation about shaping the future of the arts in Chapel Hill.

Sponsored by The Chapel Hill Public Arts Commission and
The Cultural Arts Division of The Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation Department

If you are unable to attend, you can offer your opinion through a survey:  www.townofchapelhill.org/artsurvey

In Search of Lost Frogs, Author Talk with Robin Moore
Feb
24
6:00 pm18:00

In Search of Lost Frogs, Author Talk with Robin Moore

In Search of Lost Frogs: The Quest to Find the World's Rarest Amphibians and Other Stories

How do we engage a public, increasingly disempowered by prophecies of inevitable doom and gloom, in conservation?

In a bid to tap into our thirst for adventure and discovery, Moore spearheaded in 2010 The Search for Lost Frogs, a campaign that sent more than thirty teams into twenty countries in search of frogs, salamanders and caecilians unseen in decades. The quest led to more than a dozen rediscoveries and a flurry of attention. As the Economist put it, "Frogs got more media scrutiny than at any time since Noah's Ark." It had rapidly become, according to Mongabay, "one of conservation's most exciting expeditions." Stories of rediscovery transformed amphibians from symbols of extinction to symbols of hope in Israel, Haiti, and beyond, and inspired a book - a narrative of his journey wrapped around over 400 eye-popping images of frogs. In Search of Lost Frogs was featured as one of the Guardian's Best Nature Books of 2014, Mother Nature Network's Best Conservation Photography Books of 2014 and one of The Dodo's "14 Books That Changed The Way We Think About Animals."

Inspired by the success of the Search for Lost Frogs, Moore spearheaded two more initiatives using photography and visual storytelling to engage people in conservation. He will show images from his series Metamorphosis, a unique visual campaign blending science and art to explore our connection with amphibians, and talk about Frame of Mind, a program to connect youth in Haiti with their environment through photography and visual storytelling. Together, these three approaches strive to engage and reconnect us with our natural world and some of its most imperiled inhabitants.

Read more about Robin here

Morphology with Mark Elliott
Mar
3
6:00 pm18:00

Morphology with Mark Elliott

  • FRANK Gallery

Join us for a talk on morphology and biomorphic abstraction in art. Mark Elliott will discuss his work, and influences in the history of art. 

“Biomorphism” or “biomorphic” abstraction is a term that describes a form of abstraction which employs rounded forms such as those found in nature. Well-known artists whose work employed this type of abstraction include, Wassily Kandinsky, Constantin Brancusi, Jean Arp, and Henry Moore to name a few.

 

Meet Our Heroes Reception
Mar
10
5:00 pm17:00

Meet Our Heroes Reception

Join Durham Academy Sixth Graders, their families, and their heroes. Each student, with guidance from artist Peg Gignoux, created a handmade, illustrated, pop-up book featuring their personal hero.

Books will be on display March 8 - April 3 in our Michael and Laura Brader-Araje Community Outreach Gallery.

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
Harriet 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.  

Morphology and the Biomorphic Impluse Opening Reception
Feb
12
6:00 pm18:00

Morphology and the Biomorphic Impluse Opening Reception

Featuring:

Harriet Bellows
Mark Elliott
Bill McAllister

“Biomorphism” or “biomorphic” abstraction is a term that describes a form of abstraction which employs rounded forms such as those found in nature. Well-known artists whose work employed this type of abstraction include, Wassily Kandinsky, Constantin Brancusi, Jean Arp, and Henry Moore to name a few. Mark Elliott, a sculptor and a featured artist in Morphology and the Biomorphic Impulse, delights in this form of expression because of its strong connection to the unconscious, not only in the creative process but in the viewing as well. He has teamed up with abstract painter, Harriet Bellows, and photographer, Bill McAllister, all three sharing aesthetic qualities and working with form, color, and line in various ways. 

Texture Transformed Opening Reception
Feb
12
6:00 pm18:00

Texture Transformed Opening Reception

Featuring:

Mirinda Kossoff
Susan Filley
Peg Bachenheimer

 Metalsmith Mirinda Kossoff, ceramacist Susan Filley and painter Peg Bachenheimer partner for a delightful exhibition featuring highly textured works – Filley working in porcelain, Bachenheimer in encaustic and Kossoff in one-of-a-kind fine and sterling silver jewelry. All three artists focusing on detail and texture as they create beautiful pieces. 

Cullowhee Mountian Arts Presents: Norma Hendrix, A Thousand Mornings
Feb
12
6:00 pm18:00

Cullowhee Mountian Arts Presents: Norma Hendrix, A Thousand Mornings

Norma Hendrix, founder and Executive Director of Cullowhee Mountain ARTS, began a practice several years back of doing a daily drawing as part of her journal practice. Before getting out of bed each morning, she would draw what she saw out one of the two long windows of her bedroom, in the circa 1890 farmhouse she dwells in. The pieces in this exhibit are selections from four years of morning drawings. 

Exhibition presented in our Michael & Laura Brader-Araje Community Outreach Gallery

Photography Portfolio Reviews (registration required)
Feb
7
2:00 pm14:00

Photography Portfolio Reviews (registration required)

Are you a new or an up-and-coming photographer who would like constructive critique of your images?

We’ll help you see your work with fresh eyes, providing suggestions (maybe even inspiration) for improvement. Sign up for a half-hour portfolio review with Barbara Tyroler, Peter Filene and/or Bill McCallister at FRANK Gallery in downtown Chapel Hill.

Bring 10-15 prints that have a cohesive style or theme. Or, second-best, display them in a single folder on your computer.

When:
FIRST SESSION: Sunday, Feb. 7, 2:00-4:00 P.M.

SECOND SESSION: Saturday, Feb. 13, 2:00-4:00 P.M.

Where:
FRANK Gallery, 109 Franklin St., Chapel Hill.

Cost:
$50 as a donation to the gallery, payable in advance by phone or in person at FRANK. Appointments required, please call the gallery during regular business hours to secure your 30 minute time.

Contact:
FRANK by phone (919-636-4135) or in person on Tues.-Sat. 11-6, or Sun. 1-5.

Reviewers:
Bill McAllister has been involved in creating and teaching photography for over thirty years. He has taught at the Art Institute of Atlanta, Chowan College and the Art School in Carrboro. Bill was a fellow at the Michael Karolyi Memorial Institute in Vence, France, and is a longtime member of the Society for Photographic Education.

Barbara Tyroler uses fine-art photography in collaborative multi-media art projects that address social and cultural issues. With an M.F.A. in digital art and an M.Ed. in education, Tyroler taught at the University of Maryland and is now an independent photo consultant, offering workshops with Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies and Olli. She was one of the original founders of fotodc and the NC Triangle PhotoConsortium.

Peter Filene has been shooting on film for thirty years. His photography had been represented by galleries in Raleigh, Charlottesville and, most recently, Chapel Hill. He has also taught the history of photography at UNC as well as Duke’s Lifelong Learning Institute.

Travel Journal Session with Shelly Hehenberger
Jan
23
10:00 am10:00

Travel Journal Session with Shelly Hehenberger

Saturday, January 23, 2016* -- TO BE RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Teacher: Shelly Hehenberger

Location:  FRANK Gallery

Cost: $20

In this session we will create small collages in our travel journals inspired by any piece of artwork on display in the gallery. I will provide a diverse array of my own hand-painted textures and patterns on paper to work with. The class is concurrent with a Dec-Jan exhibit of my large-scale abstract paintings at Frank Gallery. Student only need to bring their sketchbooks (these will be provided for new students)

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP.

Travel Journal Session with Sudie Rakusin
Jan
16
10:00 am10:00

Travel Journal Session with Sudie Rakusin

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Teacher: Sudie Rakusin

Location:  Ackland Art Museum (101 S Columbia St, Chapel Hill, NC 27599)

Cost: $20

Drawing from a painting; would be held at the Ackland Art Museum. A painting would be chosen from the museum and the class will draw from it, using the shading techniques we practiced in the first part of this session.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP.

Layer Upon Layer - Opening Reception
Jan
8
6:00 pm18:00

Layer Upon Layer - Opening Reception

Photographer Peter Filene creates images through double exposure photography. Ceramicist Linda Prager stacks texture, color and clay to create beautiful vessels. Layer Upon Layer is a featured exhibition spotlighting these two FRANK members.

Intersections - Opening Reception
Dec
11
6:00 pm18:00

Intersections - Opening Reception

What are Universal Forms? They are the modes of organizing space and matter that natural forces have employed for millennia.  'Intersections' consists of three artists' unique visions of Universal Form, and how those visions intersect despite their use of diverse mediums - paint, clay, and metal. Through their work, these artists strive to invite contemplation into the systems of nature as portrayed by pattern and shape. The idea of Universal Form serves to unite these three artists and the embrace of this idea in art serves to remind that all things in existence are deeply connected.

Music provided by the East Chapel Hill High School Alleycats.

St. Nick Salon: Artists Social and Benefit for the N.C. Cancer Hospital Expressive Arts Program
Dec
3
6:00 pm18:00

St. Nick Salon: Artists Social and Benefit for the N.C. Cancer Hospital Expressive Arts Program

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. 
 

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
- Canvases
- 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.)

Chapel Hill Camera Club Reception
Nov
21
1:00 pm13:00

Chapel Hill Camera Club Reception

Celebrate the juried, Chapel Hill Camera Club exhibition with us!

The mission of the CHCC is to share the enjoyment of photography and satisfy the creative instincts of our members through fellowship, inclusion, support and outreach.

Opening Reception: 3 Artists, 3 Worlds
Nov
13
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception: 3 Artists, 3 Worlds

November 10 – December 6, 2015
Opening Reception, Friday, November 13, 6-9pm

Imagine walking down a carnival midway with tents on either side. When you step into the world of each tent, you might discover something curious and provocative that brings you wonder and even joy. Join us to explore pieces from three odd, quirky, variegated worlds created by three very different artists. This is a show of the work of mixed media artist Sudie Rakusin, painter Michele Maynard, and potter Erik Haagensen - taking you on a journey through their respective worlds as they cross, clash, and overlap with one another.

Twisted Measure Performs
Oct
29
6:00 pm18:00

Twisted Measure Performs

Founded in 1999, Twisted Measure is Elon University’s first co-ed a cappella group.

Since its foundation, Twisted Measure has recorded 6 studio albums, and has enjoyed performing at various events around Elon as well as up and down the East Coast during the group’s annual Fall Break tour.

As a tradition, the group has always performed barefoot. Why? Going shoeless seems to bring a little more "sole" to the music.

In the past year we have toured Charleston, SC, performed for Elon University President Leo Lambert, and released a music video for our single "Chandelier," which garnered more than 4.3 million views and was featured in People Magazine, Time, and USA Today among others. 

Most importantly, Twisted Measure is a group of friends who love to sing together.

http://www.twistedmeasure.com

 


"Hybrids" Presentation
Oct
12
6:30 pm18:30

"Hybrids" Presentation

Join us for a special talk about integrating digital with original 19th century photo techniques with photographer Wojtek Wojdynski.

 

Sense of Self
Oct
11
1:00 pm13:00

Sense of Self

  • FRANK Gallery

High School Photography Competition Reception and Awards

Help us celebrate 40 student photographers for their wonderful photographs exploring the theme "Sense of Self."
15 finalists have been chosen, and awards and prizes will be given to the three winners during the reception.

Jurors:

  • Mark Shultz of News & Observer
  • Justin Cook of Indy Week
  • Susan Murray of Chapelboro

 

 

Art After Hours Workshop
Oct
10
6:00 pm18:00

Art After Hours Workshop

  • Zog's Art Bar

Zog’s Art Bar

Slide lecture and interactive program by FRANK artist Alan Dehmer with the camera obscura & camera lucida

RSVP: Allison Portnow, aportnow@email.unc.edu

www.ackland.org

Ambient Light in the Museum
Oct
10
1:00 pm13:00

Ambient Light in the Museum

  • Ackland Art Museum

Ackland Art Museum

Photography workshop with FRANK artist Barbara Tyroler & tour of the collection with Director of External Affairs, Amanda Hughes; Musical meditations with Red Nucleus

RSVP: Allison Portnow, aportnow@email.unc.edu

www.ackland.org

 

Women in Clay - Opening Reception
Oct
9
6:00 pm18:00

Women in Clay - Opening Reception

Women in Clay

FRANK is pleased to be hosting one of the biggest ceramics event of the fall! For the first time, sixteen of the top women ceramicists in the region come together for an exciting group exhibition. Women in Clay will showcase their variety of talents in creating fine art sculpture, functional wares, and everything in between.

Exhibiting artists: Sasha Bakaric, Natalie Boorman, Jessica Dupuis, Carmen Elliot, Judith Ernst, Susan Filley, Holly Fisher, Samantha Henneke, Cathy Kiffney, Emily Lees, Mimi Logothetis, Anita Mills, Linda Prager, Pat Saling, Betsy Vaden, Aggie Zed.

FRANK:inFocus 2015 - Opening Reception
Oct
9
6:00 pm18:00

FRANK:inFocus 2015 - Opening Reception

FRANK:inFocus

October is quickly becoming synonymous with photography throughout the Triangle and we are excited to celebrate our participation with the Click! Triangle Photo Festival through our fourth annual FRANK:inFocus exhibition.

Exhibiting artists: Justin Cook, Alan Dehmer, Peter Filene, Larry Fink, Bryce Lankard, Jacquelyn Leebrick, Bill McAllister, John Rosenthal, Barbara Tyroler, David M. Spear, Caroline Vaughan, Sam Wang, Wojtek Wojdynski.

Beyond the Five Senses, talk with Italian Photographer Aida Widmer
Sep
15
6:00 pm18:00

Beyond the Five Senses, talk with Italian Photographer Aida Widmer

Beyond the Five Senses: The Sixth Sense, or the Aesthetic Sense

Aida’s images articulate a language of emotions: from the sense of freshness and naturalness that food conveys to its warmth, from the conviviality of the tradition to the sophistication of new recipes. She captures several foods common in Italy and unveils their aesthetic facet. Drawing on the fine arts’ sensibility, she defines the ‘aesthetic sense’ in food as the search for its equilibrium and rhythm. Her presentation explores four themes: a symphony of colors, smells, shapes; raw and cooked food; intense emotions; and staging art.

For more on Aida and her project.