Art exhibits and events during the 2nd Friday ArtWalk on October 13 in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.

Museum Tours & Artist Talk
Ackland Museum, 101 S. Columbia St., Chapel Hill
2nd Friday reception: 5 to 8 p.m.

Join the Ackland Museum for Ackland Student Guide tours:

– 5 to 5:30 p.m.: “Female Beauty,” Xueli Fan, Information Science, Graduate Tour
– 5:30 to 6 p.m.: “Color: A Pigment of Your Imagination,” Gabrielle Tenedero, Art History, Sophomore
– 6:30 to 7 p.m.: “Expectations” by Jessie Carter, Senior, Classical Archaeology
– Artist Talk by Patrick Dougherty at 7 p.m.: Free and open to the public; seating is limited.

In the fall of 2017, the Ackland Art Museum will commission its first major site-specific, outdoor art installation in nearly 20 years: a “stickwork” by Chapel Hill-based artist Patrick Dougherty. As yet untitled, the large-scale work will be made entirely of tree saplings and constructed in front of the Ackland Art Museum at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dougherty’s work will follow the exhibition of “Los Trompo”s in front of the Ackland, and will similarly activate the Museum’s outdoor public space. Construction of the piece will begin on Monday, October 9, and continue through Friday, October 27. The tree saplings — primarily maple and gum — used to make the piece will be responsibly harvested from Duke Forest and Triangle Land Conservancy, organizations with which Patrick Dougherty has long relationships.

SASS.ART 
The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro
2nd Friday reception: 6 to 8 p.m., on view through Oct. 31.

“Q U E E R I N G” is an ongoing series of vivacious, larger-than-life portrait paintings by October Emerging Artist SASS.ART. Subjects are placed within an installation constructed of flowing, soft fabric lit by strong, colorful lighting — an environment crafted as a visual projection of the artist’s queerness. The subject is documented with a camera and then rebirthed into a painting.

One World: The Art of Jesse Kalisher & Friends
The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro
2nd Friday reception: 6 to 8 p.m., on view through Oct. 31

“One World,” a photography exhibition in memory of Jesse Kalisher, will be on display at both The ArtsCenter and Carrboro Town Hall. Black-and-white photographs from Jesse’s private travel collection as well as Kalisher employees’ work will be exhibited at The ArtsCenter. All proceeds from the show will go to the Triangle Land Conservancy. 

Opening Reception
The Art Therapy Institute, 200 N. Greensboro St., Ste. D6 (second floor of Carr Mill Mall), Carrboro
2nd Friday reception: 6 to 8 p.m., on view through Oct. 31

As the result of profound loss, grief is a natural, inescapable part of living. The art exhibition highlights works by Heather Lewis and Megan Bostic. For these artists, grief has become an integral part of their lives, and in the way they create art. Their grief has also served as a catalyst:

– to make human connections as part of the healing process
– to create pieces that engage the public with uncomfortable topics
– to give voice and visualization to their experiences

10th Annual Art Challenge Reception
The Beehive Salon, 102 E. Weaver St., Carrboro
2nd Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m.

Come see the winners of the Beehive Salon’s 10th Annual Art Challenge: GREEN HAIR. Every year, we invite local artists of all ages and abilities to submit entries in any medium for a chance to win prizes. This year’s theme was “Green Hair” to highlight ecological and sustainable initiatives in our industry.

Join us during 2nd Friday ArtWalk to admire the talent and creativity of over 16 local artists!

Dining Out and Visitations
FRANK Gallery, 109 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
2nd Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m.

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. [Read more about this how here.]

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 Wuerfel. Photography exhibitions are presented as part of the CLICK! Photography Festival.

Also at FRANK

A chef has much to consider, and now more than ever, the origin of the food is just as interesting as the quality of the ingredients. Local heirloom tomatoes and neighborhood goat cheeses flourish in our best and favorite restaurants. Now, they are also being served on handmade pottery, with wood ash glazes or custom designs that take the visual value of the meal even further beyond the basics, and creates a celebration of both the food and presentation.

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.

Wanderers, by Jeff Joyce (paintings)
Light Art + Design, 601 W Rosemary Street, Suite 110, Chapel Hill
2nd Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m., on view through Dec. 2

An exhibition of paintings that explore notions of exile, nature worship, wandering Chinese hermit poets, Caspar David Friedrich’s Ruckenfigur and sky watching.

Inspired by the poet Shelley’s wanderings around Switzerland and Italy from 1816 until his death in 1822, and the Pink Floyd song “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun,” the work embodies an ideal of the landscape as a private world depicted in large paintings on canvas and wood panel of starscapes and mountain ranges obscured by clouds of mist, and charts that explore interior celestial navigation.

Melanie R. Wall’s Art Exhibit
Open Eye Cafe, 101 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro
2nd Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m.

Melanie R. Wall is a self-taught abstract painter, originally from Ft. Madison, Iowa. Her work explores the elements of nature. Her focus is creating serenity within an oil painting. She uses a linear oil painting technique to define an abstract portrayal of nature. She enjoys blending colors to attain a soft, subtle and smooth appearance to each piece. A major influence of her style has been shaped by impressionism.

Open Studio
Studio Design Gallery, 431 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
2nd Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m.

Stop by Studio Design Gallery to view a new collection from this working studio. Browse a curated collection of original art, midcentury furniture and accessories in this updated space nestled in The Courtyard on West Franklin Street. 

Expressions of Nature
This & That Gallery, 118 E. Main St., Carrboro
2nd Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m.

Stop by Carrboro’s This & That Gift Gallery to view original works by Sharon Barnes and Karin Neuvirth. Get inspired by these acrylic and watercolor works depicting scenes from nature and celebrate the approaching change of seasons. 

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