Under the Tree
Episode I: 20 Kilometers to Birth
Bernard Mukisa has been lucky his whole life. There was always a helping hand when he needed it, and he’s finally found himself in a position to pay it forward. He and his family have built the Suubi Health Center for Budondo, Uganda and the surrounding villages; the first one locally for 26,000+ people. To provide the funds they need to support Suubi Health Center, they have started growing passion fruit, an agriculturally sustainable crop.
About Ryan LeCluyse
To produce Under the Tree, Ryan LeCluyse partnered with the non-profit Mama Hope and spent three and a half months traveling between Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya. He lived and worked with the families and entrepreneurs responsible for the schools, hospitals, community gardens, and other community projects. This interactive mini documentary is the culmination of the photography, films, writing, and design from his experience.
The idea that doing handwork may be 'therapeutic' in a general way, and the themes of 'Art Therapy' are familiar to most people. The Forgiveness Book Project is designed to embed a specific process, forgiveness, in the act of making a book.
The Forgiveness Book Project, hosted by Mary Yordy, with volunteers from the Triangle Book Arts Group. Participants will make their Forgiveness Books and place them in the Forgiveness Book Library at a workshop at FRANK on Saturday, Aug. 22nd, from 12:00-4:00.
Participation in this workshop will require materials and instructions to be obtained - free of charge - at the opening reception for Renaissance on Friday, August 14, 6-9PM (exact time to pick up materials will be announced if they differ from the hours of the reception) . This workshop is open to all, but will be limited by the supplies available.
Additional details about this event will be provided soon.
Join us as the artists from "Natural Alliances" give a gallery walk & talk about their work in this show, backgrounds, and inspiration.
Join members of Triangle Book Arts for an informal, hands-on workshop in several basic book arts techniques. We'll create decorative papers using rubber stamps, make simple folded book structures, and learn some basic pop-up techniques. Materials and tools provided; family-friendly.
This event is free and open to the public; join us for part or all of the workshop
With music by Robert Griffin.
"In January, 2015, I went to Cameroon to work on an audio/visual project that involved girls orphaned due to AIDS. From meeting with the Director of Cameroon TV and Radio to sharing a simple meal on the floor of a village hut, the trip took many unexpected twists and turns. I appreciate this opportunity to share the Cameroon experience with friends, fellow artists, and the FRANK community." - Anne Gregory
Featuring: Nerys Levy, Carolyn Rugen, Siglinda Scarpa, Anthony Ulinski
Exhibition: July 7 - August 9, 2015
Opening Reception: July 10, 2015
Join us as special guests from Overtures: An Invitational give a gallery walk & talk about their work in this show, backgrounds, and inspiration.
Overtures is an invitation to the public to view the work of seven extraordinary artists. The variety of materials and vision promises to be an experience you won’t want to miss.
Abstract painters Anne Gregory, Paul Hrusovsky and Catherine Gregory are inspired by everything from global issues to the wonder of a childhood garden. Warren Hicks’ photographs capture graphic black and white abstractions formed by shadows. Wood turner Ann Matrone releases stunning organic shapes from fallen trees. Sculptor Bill Moore’s creations depict elements ranging from the sublime to the hilarious with exemplary skill and accomplished craft. Felt artist Sharron Parker uses dyed, unspun silk and wool to create abstractions using brilliant colors and textures.
Exhibition: June 9 - August 9, 2015
Opening Reception: June 12, 2015, 6-9PM
Also opening this evening: People & Places
Featuring music from the Piedmont Regulators.
To hear their music, click here.
Local oil painters Julia Harmon and Carroll Lassiter team up for People and Places, a show about memory. Using vintage amateur photography, Julia explores the emotional content carried in the image and how it ties to memory. Carroll finds memories rooted in the landscape of North Carolina, the fields, skies and roads traveled between Orange County and Edenton. This exhibition also includes, wood-turned pieces by Frank Penta.
Exhibition: June 9 - July 5, 2015
Opening Reception: June 12, 2015, 6-9PM
Also opening this evening: Overtures: An Invitational
Featuring music from the Piedmont Regulators.
To hear their music, click here.
An art band, in it's truest form. Holy Spirit Revival offers a bridge to the original spirit of creation. Using music and art and sound, with a blend of psychedelic, progressive and folk genre's, HSR breaks the mold in an effort to revitalize the essence or Rock N Roll.
Colin Sheehan drums and tabla
Keith Kimmel guitar and lead vocals
Louly Peacock keyboard and vocals
Join us for a screening of the Transplanting Traditions Youth Collaborative's film about their Transplanting Traditions Community Farm in Carrboro, NC.
An exhibition by the Karen Youth Art Group, from the Transplanting Traditions Community Farm. These student artists and refugees from Thailand, are developing artwork to be incorporated into a bilingual, Karen and English, children’s book.
Exhibition: May 5 – June 7, 2015
Opening Reception: May 8, 2015, 6-9PM
FRANK Community Outreach Gallery, Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD), UNC-CH and InFocus Present: Conversations Creativity and Diversity Panel Discussion, Musical Performance, and Reception
Guests and Welcome: Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt
Conversations: Creativity and Diversity Panelists
CIDD Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND)
Providing interdisciplinary training opportunities
Susan Kermon, LEND Trainee-Advocacy
Deborah Zuver, Director, CIDD Advocacy Initiatives
Promoting community inclusion through advocacy photography and dialogue
Will Moore, InFocus panelist
Ginger Walton, Executive Director InFocus
Stuart J. Schleien, Executive Director InFocus
Remington Brown, InFocus musician
FRANK Community Outreach Gallery Presents:
Reflections: An Art Therapy Institute Exhibition
April 7 – May 3, 2015
Reception: April 12, 2-4PM
FRANK’s Community Outreach Program collaborates on a range of events that create partnerships between a diverse population of artists and the community, with an emphasis on inclusivity. With the Orange County Autism Society, Frank Gallery and seven local organizations celebrate Autism Awareness. Please join us for two events at FRANK.
Sunday, April 12, 4:00-7:00 pm, we host a reception of the NC Art Therapy Institute exhibition of children’s art work from the Orange County schools.
5th Annual Members’ Spotlight
April 7 – June 7, 2015
Opening Reception: April 10, 2015, 6-9PM
One-hundred artists. Fifty exhibitions. Twenty-two members. Five years. Just one FRANK.
Over the past five years, FRANK has enriched the town of Chapel Hill through dynamic programming and vibrant exhibitions. Join us to celebrate those individuals who make it all happen. Our fifth annual Members’ Spotlight exhibition showcases the 22 member artists of the Franklin Street Arts Collective and what they do best – make art. For collectors and art lovers alike, each artist presents a body of work. This special exhibition includes photography, painting, ceramics, woodwork, mixed media, and jewelry, covering all that FRANK has to offer.
Durham Academy Sixth Graders once again work with artist Peg Gignoux to create pop-up books about their personal heroes.
Wrap Your Head Around It: Art scarves featuring original poetry exploring the theme of the Heroic Journey; a project dedicated to engaging cancer patients and survivors, and community artists.
Friday, March 13, Meet the Artists Reception
Katherine Armacost, Marguerite Gignoux, Sandy Milroy,
Barbara Tyroler, Anita Wolfenden
Reception will feature musical performance with Red Nucleus
Five professional women artists: paper, paint, glue, camera, canvas, scissors, thread; exploring the edges of white. Edge of White explores abstraction through the eyes of these artists using photography, paper collage, paper sculpture, painting, and multimedia. The use of “edge” is represented as a spatial concept, an opportunity to consider line, shape, or border. Some artists expand beyond the rim of the frame with work that spills over onto the floor, suspended from the ceiling; while others have chosen to trap or bind their work within the edges of the enclosed frame.
Each artist addresses the use of white as a stimulus to explore color, reflection, shadow, and design. White may dominate the composition or present itself as a quiet formal gesture within the overall arrangement.
Featured artists in February 2015 are Keith Allen and Carol Retsch-Bogart. Celebrate their show with us during Chapel Hill's 2nd Friday Artwalk, Friday, February 13, 6-9PM
Warm up with FRANK! Join us for an evening with one of the Triangle's favorite Bluegrass groups!
Thursday, January 29, 6-8PM
A conversation with featured artist Rob Levin, the former resident glass artist at Penland School of Crafts.
Travel Journals: a drawing experience with four FRANK Gallery artists.
Join FRANK Gallery for a series of plein air workshops! We will travel to 4 locations and practice different drawing techniques with 4 different artists over the course of this series. You will receive your own blank journal in which to work during each workshop and to continue to practice your skills in between sessions.
No previous experience necessary; teens and adults are welcome. Our artists are excited to help you try new things and move your creativity in fresh directions.
$60 for 4 sessions/$20 per single session.
Space is limited. Payment is due at time of registration in order for spot to be held.*
Saturday January 17th, 10:00-12:00pm
At the Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill with FRANK artist Sudie Rakusin.
Wednesday January 28th, time TBA
With FRANK artist Carroll Lassiter on the UNC Campus
Inclement weather alternative -- TBD
Saturday February 7th, 11:00am-2:00pm
TLC site Johnson's Mill with FRANK artist Nerys Levy and TLC Outreach Coordinator Tonya Taylor
Inclement weather alternative, FRANK Gallery, Chapel Hill
Wednesday February 25th, time TBA
Horton Grove-TLC site with FRANK artist Nerys Levy and TLC Outreach Coordinator Tonya Taylor
Inclement weather alternative: Karen Farm Building (TLC site) off Jones Ferry Road, Chapel Hill.
Friday March 13 from 6-9 pm at FRANK Gallery
Reception for workshops participants and Journal exhibition
*Scholarships are available for one youth and one senior thanks to Mace Construction Inc, if you would like to find out more on how to be considered for a scholarship please contact Nerys Levy at email@example.com (do not contact FRANK Gallery directly). Materials will be provided by FRANK Gallery unless otherwise stated for specific sessions. Space is limited to 15 people per session so register for your seat now or make this a great holiday gift!
Join us for a conversation with FRANK artist and woodworker Jim Oleson, who has been designing and crafting furniture since 1980.
Thursday December 4, 2014 6-8 PM
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.
On December 4th 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 Torey Mishoe, gallery manager, at 919-636-4135 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for more information about the event.
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
- 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.)
Supplies marked with a * can be donated as “gently used” – partial, or open packages, still in good condition.
Join us for the opening reception for this exhibition showing the work of Valerie & Rick Beck, William & Kate Bernstein, Greg Fidler, Rob Levin, and Kenny Pieper; also featuring FRANK glass artists Lucartha Kohler & Madonna Phillips.
Join us for a lively discussion about the role of public art and advocacy in fostering engaged, inclusive communities. FRANK artist Barbara Tyroler will discuss her project Rockin' the Spectrum, part of an annual community arts engagement project sponsored by the Town of Chapel Hill's Public and Cultural Arts Office and the Public Arts Commission. Musical performance by Alison Weiner and Red Nucleus.
Panel will include:
Barbara Tyroler, Frank Gallery Artist and educator
Holly Riddle, J.D., M.Ed., Policy Adviser, NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services, and former Director of The NC Council on Developmental Disabilities
Jeffery York, Chapel Hill Public and Cultural Arts Administrator
Amy Fowler, President of the Orange/Chatham Autism Society and parent of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Deborah Zuver, panel facilitator, Director, Project STIR (Steps Toward Independence and Responsibility), UNC Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities
Special thanks to:
Chapel Hill Public Arts
Please contact us if you will require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for this event.
Friday, October 10, 6-9PM
FRANK Gallery, the original founder of what has become the region-wide Click! Triangle Photography Festival (www.clicktrianglephoto.org), is entering its third year with its centerpiece Frank:inFocus photography exhibition, Engaging Light.* This exhibit will feature FRANK’s highly skilled member and consigning photographers, as well as special invited guests including Elizabeth Matheson, Tama Hochbaum and Leah Sobsey. Photographer John Rosenthal will also be exhibiting as our Featured Artist this month.
Music by Billy Stewart
Opening Reception, Friday, October 10, 6-9PM
FRANK's acclaimed ceramic artists take the spotlight this October. From the small and whimsical to the large and sculptural, our artists exemplify the range of possibility in this exciting medium. Included in this exhibition will be award winning and collectible ceramicists Eric Serritella, Sasha Bakaric and Judith Ernst, and many others. We are especially pleased to feature new work made specifically for FRANK from perennial favorite Noah Riedel.
Join us for a tour of the Tree: Witness to Life exhibit with our woodworkers. Hear about their craft and inspiration during this very special event.
Light refreshments will be served.
"Bending Sticks; an evening with Patrich Dougherty" on Friday July 18th . This event will include the screening of the film "Bending Sticks" which highlights the work of environmental artist Patrick Dougherty's extraordinary and monumental scale works built with live saplings.The film will be shown at the Varsity Theater at 7:00pm followed by a reception at FRANK Gallery at which the artist will be present. Tickets are $30 and space is limited.
More information about the documentary at: http://bendingsticksthefilm.com/