Published: Jul 01, 2008 12:43 PM
Modified: Jul 01, 2008 12:43 PM
Art scene heats up in July
Helen Fann's acrylic paintings will be on display at Turning Point Gallery in University Mall from July 11 through Aug. 4. A reception on July 11, 6-9 p.m., will open 'Scales, Skins and Things.'
- Registration is open for arts and crafts vendors who wish to participate in Chapel Hill's annual Festifall Street Fair, scheduled for Oct. 5, 1-6 p.m. Details are at www.festifall.com or call 968-2784. Postmark deadline for application is July 18.
- Lowbrow pop surrealism works focusing on the styles of various Art Dork Collective contributors are on exhibit at Wootini in Carr Mill Mall. The work by artists Brendan Danielsson, Jason Murphy, Katie Ridley, and Meagan Ridley will be up through Aug. 5. 933-6061. www.wootini.com.
- Six art projects are to be incorporated into a new 25,000 square-foot library on the Pittsboro campus of Central Carolina Community College. Artists interested in applying to create one of the six projects should apply by July 21. Details can be found at www.chathamnc.org/Index.aspx?page=42. Questions should be directed to Robin James, 545-8364, email@example.com.
- "Satan in a Bottle: A History of the Production and Control of Alcoholic Beverages in North Carolina" is on exhibit at Wilson Library on the UNC campus. On July 14, "Hecho a Mano: Book Arts of Latin America," will open. A gallery tour of the exhibit is scheduled for July 23 at 5:45 p.m. 962-1172. www.lib.unc.edu.
- The Robert and Pearl Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Road, is featuring David Otto's photographs in "Natural Treasures of Chapel Hill and Carrboro" through July 31. A tea is scheduled on Aug. 4 at 3 p.m. to open an exhibit of paintings by David Sovero's students. Call Janice Tyler at 968-2071 about applying to exhibit at the center, which is open Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Lee Wollman's paintings are on display at Studio 91 Fine Art Gallery & Wine Lounge, 606 Meadowmont Village Circle. 933-3700, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- "Larger than Life: A Close Look at Flowers and Faces," watercolors by Barbara Keighton, opens July 13 with a reception at 4:30 p.m. at Market Street Books in Southern Village. The artist will raffle off a portrait. Keighton does live watercolor portrait sketches around town and will be at Market Street Books in Southern Village July 3 and July 17, 3-6 p.m., and July 12, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; at First Sunday in Pittsboro on Sunday, noon-4 p.m.; and at Last Fridays in Hillsborough on July 25, 6-9 p.m. People can pose for 30-40 minutes ($35) or leave a photo and run an errand ($45). 967-7286. $35-$45.
- Nested, 118 East Main Street, Carrboro, is showing block prints by Josef Beery, brother of local filmmaker Nic Beery, through July. 338-8023.
- Bright Horse Farm & Art, 1971 River Road, offers programming involving art and horses for all ages. Half or full day, weeklong camps for ages 5-12 are offered throughout the summer. Before and after-care available. Contact Kim at 929-1568 or go to www.TheBrightHorse.com.
- Pick your party to help fund the Chapel Hill Museum's award-winning education programs. On July 17, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Chapel Hill's Ya-Ya Sisterhood for a Day ... Ladies Only party will be held. Participants will swim at a local private home. A water aerobics instructor will be on hand. Lounge, lunch and a home-cooked feast. On July 26, 6 p.m., eat British fare with a Southern twist prepared by Englishman Michael Peel. Cost for each event is $35. Call the museum to make reservations. Chapel Hill Museum, 523 E. Franklin St., is open Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sun., 1-4 p.m. www.chapelhillmuseum.org. 967-1400.
- "4 Art Women," a group show with Tommie Griffin, Tracy Huley, Antje Shiflett and Betty Tyler, is on display through July 31 at the Women's Health Information Center art gallery on the ground floor of the N.C. Women's Hospital at 101 Manning Drive. www.nchealthywoman.org. 843-1759.
- n Turning Point Gallery, University Mall, will host a reception on July 11, 6-9 p.m. to open a show of acrylic paintings by Helena Fann. The show ends Aug. 4. www.harmonyfineart.com, 967-0402.
- The Ackland Art Museum is part of the 2nd Friday Art Walk and has live music. On exhibit is "In and Around the Garden, Perspectives East and West," "Glorifying Patronage: Art in Service of Family, Fame, and Fortune," "Contemporary Drawings from the Ackland Collection," "The Art of Love," and "Flowing Like Water: The Art of Liquidity." See www.ackland.org for a complete listing of the museum's events, which includes yoga in the galleries. The Ackland is on Chapel Hill's South Columbia Street near Franklin Street. Hours are 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is free. 843-1611 (recorded information), 966-5736 (museum office).
- Artwork from the Town of Chapel Hill's Permanent Collection is on exhibit at the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive, through Aug. 31. The library is open Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sun. 1-8 p.m.
- Main Street Gallery, 405 E. Main Street in Carrboro, will hold a reception July 11, 6-9 p.m., to celebrate artwork created by the late Lynn M. Igoe. The abstract works featuring acrylics and collage on burlap, wood, paper and silk, will be up through Aug. 7. The gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. 967-7005.
- "Saving Magical Places," a show of artwork by Emily Eve Weinstein from her new book of the same name, is on exhibit at the North Carolina Botanical Garden's Totten Center through July 30. Garden hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and 1-6 p.m. Sundays. 962-0522. www.ncbg.unc.edu.
- Tyndall Galleries, University Mall, is featuring new acrylic paintings on panel by Duy Huynh through July 5. On July 8, a show of new mixed-media paintings by Richard Garrison opens. A reception is scheduled for July 19, 7-9 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Monday by appointment. 942-2290. www.tyndallgalleries.com.
- The annual Town Employee Art Exhibition is on display at Chapel Hill Town Hall through Aug. 31. Town Hall is at 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and is open 8:30 a.m-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
- New works by Chris Beacham and Karen Stone are at the Carrboro Century Center through July. The center is at 100 N. Greensboro St. and is open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
- North American landscapes in pastel by Dan Vaughan are at Carrboro Town Hall, 301 W. Main St., through July. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
- "Landscapes and Other Subjects," oil paintings by Carroll Lassiter, are on display at Panzanella restaurant in Carrboro's Carr Mill Mall through Aug. 3. 929-6626.
- Animation and Fine Art Galleries at University Mall is showing flowers by Lowell Nesbitt through July 10. A reception on July 11, 6-9 p.m. opens, "Andre Masson -- The Surrealistic Figure," which runs through Aug. 7. www.animationandfineart.com. 968-8008.
- The Preservation Society of Chapel Hill's new exhibit at the Horace Williams House opens Sunday with a reception from 2-4 p.m. "Through the Ground Glass," is a collection of still life and portrait photographs by C. Christopher Morgan printed using the wet-plate collodion process. The show ends July 27. The Horace Williams House, 610 E. Rosemary St., is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. 942-7818.
- "The Library's First Juried Painting Exhibition" is at The Carrboro Branch Library. This exhibit, the third part of Elements of Visual Arts, features the work of 14 painters selected by Kenneth Rodgers, Director of the North Carolina Central University Museum and also a painter. The show ends Oct. 22. The library is in the McDougle Schools Media Center, 900 Old Fayetteville Road, Carrboro. Library hours, Monday-Thursday, 3:30-8 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; and Sundays, 1-5 p.m. 969-3006.
- n The ArtsCenter's center gallery is featuring an exhibit by the N.C. Pastel Society. The East End Gallery is showing acrylic paintings on canvas by Eduardo Lapetina. A reception for both shows is scheduled for July 11, 6-9 p.m. The shows end July 27. 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. 929-2787. www.artscenterlive.org.
- The North Carolina Crafts Gallery, 212 W. Main St. in Carrboro, is featuring fine and functional porcelain 2 by Emily Reason and new textile artwork featuring shibori and silk paintings by Regina H. Schellhaas. Meet the artists during the 2nd Friday Artwalk, July 11, 6-9 p.m. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. on Sundays. 942-4048.
- The Chapel Hill-Carrboro 2nd Friday Art Walk is July 11, 6-9 p.m. Information is at www.2ndfridayartwalk.com or Ackland Art Museum, Animation & Fine Art Galleries, The ArtsCenter, Bagwell, Holt, Smith, Tillman & Jones, PA, The Beehive Salon, Caffe Driade, Carrboro Century Center, Center for the Study of the American South, DeWitt Law, PLLC, Fifth Season Gardening Co., Fleet Feet Gallery, NC Crafts Gallery, Open Eye Cafe, Town & Campus Realty, Turning Point Gallery, Weaver St. Realty, and Whole Foods Market.
- n The Open Eye Cafe, 101 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro, is exhibiting Alexandrea Thomsen's photographs and George Spencer's pencil and graphite portraits. 968-9410. Caffe Driade, 1215A E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, is exhibiting Yuya Chiba's Japanese drawings. A reception is scheduled for all shows July 11, 6-9 p.m. The shows end July 31. 942-2333.
- n The Clay Centre, 402 Lloyd St. Carrboro is celebrating its 6th year creating and teaching. Its gallery is filled with stoneware bowls, plates, platters, tea bowls, lanterns, new raku pieces, photographs of Seattle and Orcas Island, and is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and by appointment. email@example.com or 967-0314. http://www.claycentre.com. A bridal registry is available.
- n An exhibit of Rita Baldwin's oil landscape paintings, Cherie Westmoreland's sculptural ceramic work, and Leslie Palmer's acrylic and mixed media paintings is up through July at Pittsboro's Carolina Brewery and Grill, located at the corner of U.S. 15-501 and the N.C. 64 bypass. A reception is scheduled for Sunday, 4-6 p.m. 545-2330.
- The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is showing new paintings by Pat Merriman and Kimberly Wheaton in an exhibit, "Entrances and Exits," through July 24. On July 25, 6-9 p.m., an opening reception will be held for "Three New Member Artists," paintings by Peg Bachenheimer, Lolette Guthrie and Richard Knox. The gallery is at 121 N. Churton Street, Suite 1-D. Regular hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays. 732-4762. www.hillsboroughgallery.com.
- Visit local galleries and artists' studios in historic downtown Hillsborough during Last Fridays' Art Walk, July 25, 6-9 p.m. A map is at www.hillsboroughartscouncil.org/Art_Walk.
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