Nov
24
to Dec 24

FRANK Gallery Pop-Up Show: November 24 to December 24

Join us for an exciting holiday shopping opportunity!

This holiday season, in addition to our Franklin Street location, FRANK Gallery will have a special Pop-Up Shop in our future University Place location. The FRANK Pop-Up will run from November 24th - December 24th, in addition to the regular Gallery hours at our downtown location. 

Pop-Up Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-6PM
Sunday 1PM-6PM


A seven-year fixture in downtown Chapel Hill, FRANK Gallery is moving to University Place early in 2018. FRANK, a nonprofit artists’ collective showcasing the work of local and regional fine artists, will celebrate its move with a grand re-opening at University Place on Friday, February 9th, 2018. 

FRANK will continue to operate its gallery at the current location in downtown Chapel Hill through December 22, 2017.

 
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Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

FRANK Gallery 2nd Friday Holiday Art Supply Drive

FRANK Gallery collects art supplies for UNC Cancer patients this holiday season

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 art supplies for the Expressive Arts Program.  The program gives UNC cancer patients and caregivers the opportunity to express themselves through art. 

On December 8th at the Franklin Street location, FRANK will host a holiday party and kickoff event, there will be a bin for art supply donations. Items may be dropped off prior to the event and throughout the month of December.  Please contact Natalie Knox, gallery manager, at 919-636-4135 or info@frankisart.com with questions or for more information about the event.

During your visit please check out the exhibit: Drawn Together, featuring artists Jean LeCluyse, Aggie Zed, and Kiki Farish.  This show will run through December 22nd and will be the last exhibit in the Franklin Street location.  FRANK will have a grand re-opening February 9th, 2018 in our new beautiful space in University Place Mall on South Estes Drive in Chapel Hill.  We have a pop-up exhibit there through Dec 24, 2017.  Check it out!

Suggested donations for the Resource Center Mobile Art Cart include:

·         Art project kits with all supplies included

·         Beads, especially crystal, for jewelry-making

·         Other jewelry-making tools and supplies

·         Spools of ribbon, wire, string, etc.

·         Photo frame cards (white or cream with die cut photo window)

·         Hardcover journals and sketchbooks (new)

·         Scrapbooks and scrapbooking supplies (new)

·         “Bling” stickers and holiday sticker sheets

·         Paints and brushes

·         Canvases (new)

·         Large plain muslin tote bags or aprons for craft projects·     

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Opening Reception: Drawn Together
Nov
10
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: Drawn Together

Opening Reception, Friday, November 10, 2017, 6-9PM (all shows)
With music from Four Piece Supreme

Drawing is often seen as the preparation for a masterpiece – the precursor to a painting or formulation for a sculpture. However, the artists presented at FRANK Gallery in November and December are “drawn together” through the skill, beauty and mystery of their mixed media drawings and ceramics. Drawn Together features KiKi Farish and Jean LeCluyse, two highly skilled artists who elevate the art of drawing to create mesmerizing compositions full of intricate details and symbolism. Joined by mixed media ceramicist Aggie Zed, who creates fantastical creatures through the use of three dimensional lines and clay sculptures.  

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VISITATIONS: A Community Response to Loss and Celebration
Oct
21
7:30 PM19:30

VISITATIONS: A Community Response to Loss and Celebration

Interactive evening of music, words, and images     

Poetry: Jaki Shelton Green
Music: mahaloJazz with Alison Weiner, Beverly Botsford, Robbie Link and Shana Tucker
Photography: Barbara Tyroler

October at FRANK Gallery presents its annual FRANK:inFocus exhibitions during the CLICK! Photography Festival.

FRANK artist Barbara Tyroler in collaboration with award-winning poet Jaki Shelton Green showcases her recent photographic composites, “Visitations,” a series of layered images of the poet and her late daughter, Imani, together with Jaki’s poem, i want to undie you.

In conjunction with this exhibition, the artists will present Visitations: A Community Response to Loss and Celebration,” an evening of poetry and images with musical interpretations from mahaloJazz with Alison Weiner, Beverly Botsford, Robbie Link and Shana Tucker.

Tickets are $25, and can be purchased through this link or in person at FRANK Gallery.



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Tickets are required to attend.
Proceeds will support the host artists and FRANK Gallery, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Light Refreshments will be served.

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Opening Reception: Visitations and FRANK:inFocus
Oct
13
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: Visitations and FRANK:inFocus

FRANK artist Barbara Tyroler in collaboration with award-winning poet Jaki Shelton Green showcases her recent photographic composites, “Visitations,” a series of layered images of the poet and her late daughter, Imani, together with Jaki’s poem, “i want to undie you.” In conjunction with this exhibition, the artists will present Visitations: A Community Response to Loss and Celebration, an evening of poetry and images with musical interpretations from mahaloJazz, featuring Alison Weiner, Beverly Botsford, Robbie Link, and Shana Tucker. Tickets are $25, and can be purchased HERE or in person at FRANK Gallery.

Also on exhibit FRANK photographers Alan Dehmer, Peter Filene, Bill McAllister, John Rosenthal, Jacqueline Tait Leebrick, David Spear, Barbara Tyroler, Sam Wang, Wojtek Wojdynski; and guests Harlan Campbell and Gesche Weurfel. Photography exhibitions are presented as part of the CLICK! Photography Festival.

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Opening Reception: Dining Out
Oct
13
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: Dining Out

FRANK gallery presents the dinnerware and serving pieces designed by seven famed regional potters, created for great chefs throughout the Southeast, and used for dining in innovative restaurants across the region.  These executive chefs often go to the studio to understand how the pottery is designed, and specifically how those pieces can best showcase the art of fine dining.

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Opening Reception: September Exhibitions
Sep
8
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: September Exhibitions

FEATURED ARTISTS

JUDITH ERNST
SHELLY HEHENBERGER
LUNA LEE RAY

FRANK Gallery is excited to present the works of member artists Shelly HehenbergerLuna Lee Ray, and Judith Ernst. The unique style of these local artists is exhibited through a variety of techniques and mediums including painting, drawing, collaging, and ceramic sculpture. September exhibition....

This opening reception is presented as part of the 2nd Friday Artwalk. Light refreshments will be served; this event is free and open to the public.

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Opening Reception: Introducing Austin Cathey
Aug
11
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: Introducing Austin Cathey

Cathey’s body of work, which earned him this position as the FRANK Emerging Artist Apprentice, represents the human experience, and reflects on how memories are made and recorded. His drawings include washes of ink and watered down paints to add a fluidity, pigment, and dimension to his work. “When the washes interact with the drawing surface they immediately stain it, leaving a record, a memory, of their existence,” Cathey explains. “As the water slowly evaporates, only reticulations are left behind; always lighter and less vibrant than their original state.” He uses repetition and layers to reflect the abundance of memories that each individual experiences, and allows the audience to openly interpret his work.

We will celebrate our new show as a part of the 2nd Friday Artwalk with refreshments and music from Alison Weiner of Mahalo Jazz.

This exhibition is presented in the Michael and Laura Brader-Araje Community Outreach Gallery.

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Opening Reception: The Elegant Line
Jul
14
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: The Elegant Line

“One must always search for the desire of the line, where it wishes to enter or where to die away." - Henri Matisse

Humbly and respectfully, there is always the search for that elusive, elegant line. The authentic line that contains integrity and grace. What is its imposing width or gossamer thinness? Its angle and curve? Its placement on a surface or its fluidity in space? And where does the line end, after-all? The line is worked until it says to leave it be. FRANK presents “The Elegant Line, featuring Sudie Rakusin and Susan Filley. Rakusin celebrates line in her mixed-media abstract works; Filley creates graceful forms in clay.

Join us for a celebration of our new exhibitions, presented as part of the 2nd Friday Artwalk. This event is free to attend and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. 

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Opening Reception: Consignor Invitational
Jul
14
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: Consignor Invitational

FRANK presents six artists who share a sense of whimsy and color in their individual bodies of work. The artists whose work will be showcased at FRANK this month include ceramicists Carmen Elliott and Cathy Kiffney, textile artist Elaine O’Neil, painters Henryk Fantazos, Anne Gregory and Rosie Thompson, and jeweler Rebecca Neigher. These Triangle based artists share some line, color and stylistic qualities, but overall were chosen as exceptional examples of the rich local artistic community. Each artist will be presenting a small body of work, showcasing their personal points of view and distinct, elevated level of skill and creativity.

Join us for a celebration of our new exhibitions, presented as part of the 2nd Friday Artwalk. This event is free to attend and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. 

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Artist Talk and Exhibition Preview
Jun
8
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk and Exhibition Preview

FRANK Gallery presents a very special selection of artists this June: Catherine Gregory, Marguerite Jay Gignoux, and Linda Prager. Working in mixed media, fiber, and ceramics (respectively) their work comes together across mediums through shared textures, colors, and forms that often arise from experimentation and are inspired by the world around them. We are exceptionally pleased to be welcoming Catherine Gregory to FRANK, for the first time, from Burgundy, France for two very special evenings in June.

Join us for a very special opportunity to meet the artists, learn about their work, and get a first glance at the exhibition.

Our opening celebration will take place the following evening, Friday, June 9th from 6-9PM. Both events are free to attend and open to the public. Seating at this event will be first come first serve.

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An Evening of Poetry with Ricky Garni
May
18
6:00 PM18:00

An Evening of Poetry with Ricky Garni

Ricky Garni grew up in the odd era (ca 1950's late through '60's) when aliens just seemed like goodness and you could see this goodness on fuzzy black and white TVs upstairs in the guest room while Mom and Dad enjoyed a pleasant highball and a nice chat. This goodness and this goodness alone (well, with a tiny bit of badness, as with a highball) is what he strives for in the poems contained herein: lighter than air, crisp and refreshing, salty and snacky, but gravitas-y with meaning and good cheer and and the irregular jolt and the occasional wacky with a thought that is not always passing and when it isn’t it sticks to your brain or heart like a hunk of Cracker Jack.

(Note: the author has dedicated this book to the Billboard Top Hundred Songs of 1971: listing included herein. In such a year as this, even #100 is a keeper.)

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Opening Reception: May Featured Artists and Guests
May
12
6:12 PM18:12

Opening Reception: May Featured Artists and Guests

May brings to the spotlight furniture maker Keith Allen, and alternative process photographer Alan Dehmer, along with a brand new group of artists the annual guest invitational exhibition.

The 2017 Guest Invitational includes Kenia Brea, Bryant Holsenbeck, Chieko Murasugi, and Jason Smith, each chosen based on the quality of their work, while also considering at how they align with FRANK Gallery’s values and community initiatives. Each brings a very unique, contemporary voice to their work and to FRANK.

Join us in celebrating the work of all of these artists, enjoy great food and drinks, and shop for the next addition to your art collection! This reception is presented as part of the Chapel Hill Carrboro 2nd Friday Artwalk. All are welcome, free to attend.

Refreshemnts will be served.

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Opening Reception: Cultural Fabric
May
12
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: Cultural Fabric

Project Director, Hollie Taylor teams up with artist friends from Chapel Hill High School, Ida Lavern-Couch with the African American Quilt Circle, and Barbara Tyroler with the FRANK gallery to present

Cultural Fabric
Explorations of youth identity through quilts and portraiture

Hollie received the Into The Streets Grant, a community-art project of The Town of Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation Department’s Cultural Arts Division with Jeff York. She has created an interactive arts program with The Corner Teens Center, staff and volunteers under the director Samathryn Witham, program assistant Jamie Sisk, and Bonnand UNC Bonner Leaders Mateo Carvalho and Sarah Henderson. Through a series of art experiences, the teens explore issues of identity, friendship, and community.

This community reception is free and open to all, and presented as part of the 2nd Friday Artwalk.

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Artist Talk: FRANK Member Artists
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk: FRANK Member Artists

The artists at the helm of FRANK are driven by their love for creating and sharing their artwork, and using the arts to enrich the world around them. Working in a range of media from painting to woodwork, photography to ceramics and so much more, these artists make FRANK the gem it is, and offer the Chapel Hill and surrounding communities some of the best local art all in one place.

A group of FRANK member artists will be hosting an artist talk to discuss their latest work! All are welcome to join, their talk will cover topics such as processes, materials, inspirations and personal stories and histories that impacted their artmaking. 

Light refreshments will be served.

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Artist Talk: Karen Youth Art Group
Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk: Karen Youth Art Group

In April, the community gallery will once again feature the gallery’s primary outreach group - the Karen Youth Art Group. A small group of young Karen refugees have been working with FRANK member artists for several years now, and continue to work with artist mentors to sharpen their artmaking skills. Exhibiting artists include Ree Ree Wei, Lah Htoo Boh, Hla Win Tway, Hser Doh and Kwah Poe. Their work ranges from drawing, to digital art, to photography, touching on a wide range of subjects including personal interests and community and social issues.

On this evening, Lah Htoo Boh and others will talk about their projects, and how the KYAG has inspired their career paths and future goals.

Light refreshments will be served. 

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7th Annual Off The Wall Fundraising Gala
Apr
22
6:00 PM18:00

7th Annual Off The Wall Fundraising Gala

Only 55 Art Tickets will be sold! 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 works of art to our 7th 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, allowing each Art Ticket holder to take a turn to select a piece of his or her choosing. 

All tickets include free signature and traditional drinks, and plenty of delicious food prepared by talented local chefs. Dress for the evening is artfully festive, but not black-tie formal.  Tickets can be purchased in person or online up to the day of the Gala (or until we sell out). We look forward to celebrating this wonderful event with you! 

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Opening Reception: Defining FRANK
Apr
14
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: Defining FRANK

Join the FRANK member artists, staff, and board for our opening reception for our 7th Annual Members' Spotlight Exhibition.

Each of our 22 member artists will have their own mini exhibition of work that defines who they are as artists.

Refreshments will be served; free and open to the public.

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Artist Talk: Sasha Bakaric, Peter Filene, Linwood Hart
Mar
16
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk: Sasha Bakaric, Peter Filene, Linwood Hart

FRANK Gallery’s roster includes seventy-five artists, representing nearly every artistic medium, style, and price point imaginable. The group of artists featured in the March exhibition at FRANK is no exception - Sasha Bakaric, Linwood Hart, and Peter Filene will all be highlighted in the gallery. They are three acclaimed local artists working in ceramics, mixed media, and photography, respectively. These artists have united to create a unique exhibition showcasing some of the wonderfully diverse works of art available at FRANK.

Join them for this very special evening to learn more about their influences, artwork, and processes. These special talks are a great opportunity to find out about how your favorite artists create the work you love!

Light refreshmetns will be served.

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Opening Reception: March Featured Artists
Mar
10
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: March Featured Artists

Girl in Red, Peter Filene

Girl in Red, Peter Filene

Sasha Bakaric’s ceramic pieces are inspired by microscopic images of cells, viruses, bacteria and other microorganisms. She is intrigued by the dichotomy between the beauty in such images, and the fear they evoke. Bakaric states, “I love the idea of questioning our relationship with the world inside of us. In the same way as microorganisms are multiplying and spreading, so are my pieces.”

Linwood Hart is a painter and mixed media artist. He is known to embed objects in his canvases, and treat them with a variety layers and textures to incorporate them fully into the work a little bit at a time, often taking months, even years, to complete. He describes his work as an ongoing journey, filled with many unexpected twists and turns.

Art museums are Peter Filene’s muse. With a delicate eye, he takes his camera for a stroll, admiring the masterworks and awaiting a perfect, inevitable moment when the viewer becomes one with a work of art. “It may happen when a woman mimics Calder’s wire sculpture. Or when a girl in a red coat merges with Barnett Newman’s red canvas. Or when “bird” hovers over a man in a brown cap,” says Filene. 

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