Orange County Artists Guild Exhibition Opening

Thursday evening at 6pm, FRANK hosted the Opening Reception for the Orange County Artists Guild’s Exhibition in Chapel Hill. From October 25-November 11th, seventy-five members of the Guild have their works on display at FRANK and the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts. On the weekends of November 3 &4 and 10 &11, participating artists will have their studios open for public visitation.

This event marked the beginning of the exhibition and of the 18th Annual Studio Tour. Visitors to the gallery had the opportunity to meet and greet the artists and see the new works in the space.

Upcoming Events:

1. Salon: Documentary Storytelling and Social Change, Thurs., Nov. 1 at 6 pm at FRANK

Join Kathryn Stein, Catherine Orr, Elena Rue, and moderator Barbara Tyroler for a multidisciplinary look at how we use photography and videography to make a difference in our world and community.

2. Ackland Film Forum: Barefoot Gen, Thurs., Nov. 1 at 7 pm at the Varsity Theater

Watch Barefoot Gen, a Mori Masaki 1983 film at the Varsity.

3. Bunka no HI: Japanese Culture Day, Sat., Nov. 3 at 10 am-5 pm at the Ackland Art Museum

Celebrate the Japanese national holiday honoring culture and the arts! Explore the Ackland’s exhibitions of Japanese art, take part in a hands-on workshop, and marvel at demonstrations of traditional Japanese arts and crafts throughout the day. We’ll explore haiku, oragami, bonsai, and more.

The American Landscape Opening

Friday, October 12th, also marked the Opening of FRANK intern Kaitlin Knapp’s show, “The American Landscape.” As a part of the FRANK: In Focus photography festival, this show featured works of photography or works with elements of photography. Four UNC Undergraduate Studio Art majors explored the cultural and political landscape of America.

At 8:30pm, Knapp gave a short introductory speech, presenting the theme and the featured artists to the visitors. Jeremy Bass, Senior Studio Art major with Entrepreneurship minor, focused on the food industry and the influence major corporations have on our lives. Diego Camposeco, Sophomore Studio Art major, used photographs to explore Latino-American identity and the common representation of this group as hybrid or spectacle. Kaitlin Knapp, Senior Studio Art with Art History Emphasis major, used collagraph prints to discuss suburbia and its effect, both physically and aesthetically, on the American landscape. Hannah Shaban, Senior Studio Art major, explored Middle Eastern-American identity and the experience of a veiled woman in a Southern town.

A light reception followed and visitors had the chance to talk with the artists. The gallery will be open Saturdays and Sundays 2-6pm through November 4th.

Border Glitches Opening

Friday, October 12th at 6pm, FRANK hosted a reception for the Opening of Ali Halperin’s show, “Border Glitches.” At 6:30pm, Ali Halperin led a discussion on both her works and that of the other featured artist, Michael Lauch. Halperin’s exhibition theme is “Border Glitches,” exploring the blurred line between our digital lives and our corporeality, perpetuated by recent technology.

Halperin’s works are layered images of hoarders superimposed over their hoarded goods. Through photography, she aims to show the muddied distinction between the two separate worlds.

After her speech, Ali Halperin encouraged the visitors to attend the Opening of her Undergraduate students’ show “A Sense” at the Allcott Gallery of Hanes Art Center. This show explores the five senses through digital photography. Featured artist Deigo Camposeco gave a short speech introducing the theme and the artists.

The Image in Flux Opening

Friday evening marked the Opening of FRANK’s new exhibition, Changing Focus: The Image in Flux. Starting at 6 pm and ending slightly after 9 pm, this event brought many to FRANK.

Visitors of the night had the opportunity to view the new selection of works and mingle with a handful of the artists. The steady crowd of 150 guests left the gallery buzzing with happy conversation and laughter all night through.

This exhibit is up through November 3.

Upcoming Events:

1.The Modern Photographer

Thursday, September 20 at 6 pm at FRANK Gallery

The nature and use of photography is evolving at light speed. Are the internet, galleries and specialty magazines the new venues? How does the photographer address this from aspects of journalism, documentary and fine art photography? Speakers: Pat Davidson, Mmichael Itkoff, Jock Lauterer.

2. The Harvest | La Cosecha (U Roberto Romano, 2011)

Thursday, September 20, starting at the Ackland Art Museum

Begin your evening at the Ackland: look at art connected to this evening’s film and then head to the Varsity to watch this movie.

3. The Discerning Eye: North Carolina Museum of Art Special Tour

Friday, September 21 at 7 pm at the North Carolina Museum of Art

Chief Curator, Linda Dougherty leads a special tour of the Julian T. Baker collection, A Discerning Eye, featuring the work of some of the most important photographers of the 20th century.