Published: Sep 30, 2008 02:05 PM
Modified: Sep 30, 2008 02:05 PM
Art offerings abound in October
Janie Johnson's watercolors will be on display this month at the N.C. Crafts Gallery, along with stained glass works by Lizzie Bailey and mixed media ceramics by Hollie Taylor. All three artists will be at a reception on Oct. 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the gallery at 212 W. Main St., Carrboro.
- The paintings of Catharine Carter will hang on the walls of Bill Hester Fine Art during the month of October. She will be at the gallery on Oct. 10 between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Bill Hester Fine Art is located at 143F W. Franklin St., in University Square. 960-0059, email@example.com.
- The first Jordan Lake Arts & Music Festival opens Oct. 4 and 5 at 9 a.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m. For details go to www.jordanlakefarm.org. Campsites are available. 323-2982.
- "Breaking the Silence: Art Therapy, Psychotherapy and Domestic Violence" is being offered by the Art Therapy Institute Oct. 4 at the UNC School of Social Work. Online registration is available at www.ncati.org. 217-2884.
- "Black Dreams and Silver Screens: Black Film Posters, 1921-2004 from the Alden and Mary Kimbrough Collection," opens Oct. 9 with a reception at 7 p.m. in the Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery and Museum at The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History. The original posters highlight the work of the first black matinee idols, including Herb Jeffries, Lena Horne, and Bill Pickett. The show ends Dec. 5. www.unc.edu/depts/stonecenter.
- The first Annual Hillsborough Handmade Parade will take place Oct. 11, 2:30 p.m., on Churton Street in downtown Hillsborough. The theme is "The Waters of the Eno and Her Creatures." Paperhand Puppet Intervention will have giant puppets and performers on hand, and a grand finale will be held at the parade's end at the Burwell School, 319 N. Churton St. Details are at www.hillsboroughartscouncil.org/handmade_parade.html. 602-2550.
- "Reflections on a Life, Paintings for my Father," a show of new works by Annette deFerrari, is on view at Nested, 118 B East Main Street in Carrboro through Oct. 31. A reception is scheduled for Oct. 10, 6-9 p.m.
- An art show and sale to raise money for the North Carolina Children's Hospital will be held Oct. 16, 6:30-8 p.m. at the Carolina Club in the George Watts Hill Alumni Center. The event is open to the public. Details are at www.ncchildrenspromise.org. RSVP by Oct. 13 to 962-1101.
- A free, grant-writing workshop for potential Orange County Arts Commission fall grant applicants is scheduled for Oct. 16, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library drive. To register for the workshop or get the grant guidelines, visit www.artsorange.org, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 245-2335.
- "Brushes with Life" artists will be exhibiting artwork Oct. 16-November 16 at the FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
- The town of Chapel Hill's new pottery studio, 200 Plant Road, is open and classes are in progress for students of all ages. Call 968-2784 or go to www.chapelhillparks.org for class schedules and to register online.
- "Town Treasures," black and white photographs by Catharine Carter of senior citizens who have made or documented Chapel Hill-Carrboro history, will be on display at the Chapel Hill Museum through Nov. 30. Also at the museum, a show called "Sally Bowen Prange Remembered" looks at the life and work of ceramic artist Sally Bowen Prange, who died in 2007 at the age of 80 after having spent 46 years in her Chapel Hill home and studio. The show runs through Jan. 4, 2009. The museum is at 523 E. Franklin St., and is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wed.-Sat., and 1-4 p.m. on Sunday. www.chapelhillmuseum.org, 967-1400.
- The ArtsCenter, 300 E. Main St., Carrboro, is showing fine art photography by Michael Mills through Oct. 25 in the East End Gallery. "Speaking Without Tongues," an exhibit from the Hidden Voices project, is on exhibit in the Center Gallery through Oct. 19. A reception for both shows will be held Oct. 10, 6-9 p.m. Artwork by artists of the Orange County Artists' Guild will be on exhibit Oct. 22-Nov. 11 with a reception on Oct. 24, 5-7 p.m. www.artscenterlive.org, 929-2787.
- Murry Handler's abstract watercolor and acrylic paintings are on exhibit at the Chapel Hill Bible Church, 260 Erwin Road, through October. On Oct. 17, 5:30-8 p.m., a reception to meet the artist and raise money for the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service will be held. Bring a bag of groceries for the IFC pantry or make an art purchase and 15 percent will be donated to the IFC. 408-0310.
- "Carry Out Special," a show of Wednesday Kirwan's paintings at Wootini, Carr Mill Mall, ends Oct. 7. www.wednesdaykirwan.com.
- "Signatures," a show of prints by Merrill Shatzman, is on exhibit at the Horace Williams House, 610 E. Rosemary St., through Oct. 12. On Oct. 19, the Preservation Society of Chapel Hill will host a reception from 2-4 p.m. to open "Lifting the Veil of Night," photographs by Ellen Giamportone. This s how ends Nov. 16. The house is open Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and on Sunday, 1-4 p.m. 942-7818.
- The Jesse Kalisher Gallery, 209 E. Main St., Carrboro, is featuring a series of political photographs through Nov. 1. Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday and Friday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. www.kalisher.com, 967-4300, ext. 25.
- On exhibit at Wilson Library is "Hecho a Mano: Book Arts of Latin America" (through Oct. 12), "Southerners Abroad: A Look at Southerners' Travels Around the World" (through Oct. 15), and "Soapboxes and Tree Stumps: Political Campaigning in North Carolina" (through Jan. 31, 2009). 962-1172. www.lib.unc.edu.
- An opening reception to meet the artists of the 14th Annual Open Studio Tour and preview their work will be held Oct. 24, 5-7 p.m. at The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. Exhibits of the artists' work will be on display Oct. 21-Nov. 11 at The ArtsCenter and at the Burwell School, 319 N. Churton St. in Hillsborough. The tour will take place Nov. 1, 2, 8 and 9. Details are at www.orangecountyartistsguild.com.
- The Robert and Pearl Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Road, opens a show of pastel works by Dan Vaughan on Oct. 6 with a tea at 3 p.m. The show ends Nov. 24. 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.
- Taking an art class is an excellent and fun way to broaden horizons. Check out the offerings at The ArtsCenter at www.artscenterlive.org or call 929-2787. Starting Oct. 30, painter Maggi Grace will be teaching "Playing with Paint," at her Carrboro Studio. Details are in the ArtsCenter brochure or at www.maggigrace.com. E-mail Grace at email@example.com.
- Studio 91 Fine Art Gallery & Wine Lounge is featuring the photographs of Lee Thompson in "Celebration of Italy." A reception will be held Oct. 17, 6-9 p.m. 606 Meadowmont Village Circle, 933-3700, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.studio01fineart.com.
- Bright Horse Farm & Art, 1971 River Road, offers programming involving art and horses for ages 5-12 with full- and half-day sessions. Before and after-care available. Contact Kim at 929-1568 or go to www.TheBrightHorse.com.
- "Plans and Diagrams," digital collage by Tricia McKellar, will be on display through Oct. 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.
- Turning Point Gallery, University Mall, is featuring Jason Ramsay Clark in October. Clark is a sculptor who blends natural hardwoods and industrial steel. A reception is scheduled during the 2nd Friday Artwalk Oct. 10, 6-9 p.m. www.harmonyfineart.com, 967-0402.
- The Ackland Art Museum is part of the 2nd Friday Art Walk on Oct. 10, 6-9 p.m., and will have live music. On exhibit to celebrate the Ackland's 50th anniversary is "Circa 1958: Breaking Ground in American Art." On Oct. 4 at 4 p.m. Katharine Whalen will perform in the museum's courtyard. Tickets for non-members are $15. Members get in free. Also on exhibit is "The Fifties and the Anti-Fifties in Robert Frank's The Americans," and "Feminine and Masculine in Ovid's Poetry and Early Modern Art. Check out www.ackland.org for a complete listing of the museum's events. The Ackland is on 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).
- Main Street Gallery, 405 E. Main Street in Carrboro, is holding a reception Oct. 10, 6-9 p.m., to open an exhibit of mixed media works by Leslie Udry that employ acrylic and collage. The gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. 967-7005.
- "Nature's Splendor," a show of watercolors by David Stickel is on exhibit at the North Carolina Botanical Garden's Totten Center through Oct. 31. 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 tapestries by Silvia Heyden and ceramic sculptures by Ellen Kong through November 8 in a show, "New Expressions of Rich Traditions." A reception will be held Oct. 4, 7-9 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Monday by appointment. 942-2290. www.tyndallgalleries.com.
- Paintings by Juan DiGiulio are at the Carrboro Century Center through October. The center is at 100 N. Greensboro St. and is open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Paintings by Laura Nufire are at the Carrboro Town Hall, 301 W. Main St., through October. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
- "Making the Grass Greener," mixed media works on canvas and paper by Jenifer Padilla, is the exhibit at Panzanella restaurant in Carrboro's Carr Mill Mall through Nov. 30. A 929-6626.
- Animation and Fine Art Galleries at University Mall is showing "Claes Oldenburg-Monumental POP," through Oct. 9. A reception on Oct. 10, 6-9 p.m. opens, "Ellsworth Kelly-Master Minimalist," which highlights this leading artist in the Hard Edge movement, a reaction against the Abstract Expressionist movement of the 1950s. The show ends Nov. 13. www.animationandfineart.com. 968-8008.
- "The Library's First Juried Painting Exhibition," is at The Carrboro Branch Library through Oct. 22. 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.
- The North Carolina Crafts Gallery, 212 W. Main St. in Carrboro, is featuring new mixed-media ceramics by Hollie Taylor and a collaboration of watercolors and stained glass by Janie Johnson and Lizzie Bailey through Oct. 31. Meet the artists on Oct. 10, 6-9 p.m. at a reception. 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 Oct. 10, 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, Carrboro Town Hall, Community Realty, Inc., DeWitt Law, PLLC, Fleet Feet Gallery, Hill Country Woodworks, Jesse Kalisher Gallery, NC Crafts Gallery, Open Eye Cafe, Town & Campus Realty, Turning Point Gallery, Weaver St. Realty, and Whole Foods Market.
- The Open Eye Cafe, 101 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro, is exhibiting Martha Hoezler's photography in the side room, charts and information about the tasting and smelling of coffee, and well as posters from Barista Competitions from around the world that owner Scott Conary has judged. 968-9410. Caffe Driade, 1215A E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, is exhibiting Sam Sawyer's photography. A reception is scheduled for all shows on Oct. 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. The shows end Oct. 31. 942-2333.
- The new public art project created by Wayne Trapp for the Robert and Pearl Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Road, will be dedicated Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. A tea will follow. 968-2071.
- The Clay Centre, 402 Lloyd Street in Carrboro, has a gallery filled with usable stoneware bowls, plates, platters, tea bowls, lanterns, raku pieces and new photos of Colorado. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday and by appointment. 967-0314, email@example.com, www.claycentre.com.
- Joan VanderMeer is exhibiting her paintings through December at Phydeaux at their new location at 400 S. Elliott Road. www.joanvandermeer.com.
- Weaver Street Market in Hillsborough, 228 S. Churton Street, is featuring photography by Amy Thomas through Oct. 25. 245-5050.
- The ChathamArts Gallery, 115 Hillsboro St., Pittsboro, is featuring paintings by Florence Johnson, glass by Gretchen Niver, fibers by Jane Palkoski, and photographs by Roy Lindholm. Also on display is fine, hand-dyed, woven tapestries by brother and sister Eric and Janet Chavez Santiago, who are visiting from Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico, to share their art gifts. On Pittsboro's First Sunday, Oct. 5, noon-5 p.m., Eric will give a lecture and demonstrate weaving techniques. 542-4144.
- An exhibit of sculpture and painting by Forrest Greenslade and photography by Juan Pons is 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 Nov. 2, 4-6 p.m. The show ends Nov. 30. 545-2330.
- The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is showing paintings by Chris Graebner and Ellie Reinhold and blown glass by Pringle Teetor in a show, "Three Visions," through Nov. 15. The gallery is at 121 N. Churton Street, Suite 1-D. Regular hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Saturday and 1-4 p.m. on Sunday. 732-5001. http://www.hillsboroughgallery.com.
- The Town of Carrboro invites creators to apply to exhibit original artwork at Carrboro Town Hall and the Century Center. Details are at www.ci.carrboro.nc.us/AdvBoards/Art/ArtistInfo.htm, 981-7367, Arts@townofcarrboro.org.
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