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2ND FRIDAY ARTWALK - BUILDING BLOCKS JULY 12TH, 6-8PM

Please join us for the 2nd Friday ArtWalk opening reception for artist Jason Blyskal.

Artist Statement:
"Building Blocks" features a collection of works centered around playfulness. Geometric shapes and vibrant colors intersect across multiple layers to create abstract representations of faces and structures reminiscent of 90's cartoons. Using mediums such as wood, mirror, and light, many of the pieces are intended to be interactive or functional in order to encourage viewers to play along and feel like a part of the ongoing creative process. By taking the time to get involved and consider how something abstract to one person can be many different things to another person, one can begin to understand how others see the world. This exhibition hopes to promote this form of unprejudiced play and evoke a sense of childhood wonderment for what possibilities lie in store.

This free event is a part of the Carrboro/Chapel Hill 2nd Friday ArtWalk.


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2ND FRIDAY ARTWALK - DAMIEN MATHIS JUNE 14TH, 6-8PM

Please join us for the 2nd Friday ArtWalk opening reception for artist Damien Mathis.

Artist Statement:
My Name is Damien Mathis. A Marine Combat Veteran, I’m contributing my perspective's creativity to the thought of possibilities. I want to help people overcome their anxieties of everyday problems, even if it is brief. There is a balance to our emotions and creativity. Both are unmeasured and often expressed. Becoming an artist has helped me to gain control of reflective judgement. The palette is self-rewarding. Battling the understandings of our daily problems, I feel we must engage our own imperfections. Do what you love, so people can love what you do.

This free event is part of the Carrboro/Chapel Hill 2nd Friday ArtWalk.


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2ND FRIDAY ARTWALK - NEWCOMERS ART SHOW MAY 10TH, 6-8PM

Please join the Art Therapy Institute as we celebrate and honor another great year of working with refugees and immigrants in our local schools, resettlement agencies, and health centers. This art show will feature artwork and stories by over 200 refugee and immigrant women and children living in Orange, Durham, & Guilford Counties, from over 20 countries worldwide.

This free event is a part of the Carrboro/Chapel Hill 2nd Friday ArtWalk.


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2ND FRIDAY ARTWALK - FIGHT OR FLIGHT APRIL 12TH, 6-8PM

Please join us for the 2nd Friday ArtWalk opening reception for artist Evee Erb.

Artist Statement:
Fight Or Flight features a collection of paintings and sculptures exploring the impact of anxiety and trauma on female identity. Presentations of the human figure are created and distorted in examination of the dissonance between the female psyche and external patriarchal culture. Through the use of clay and fiber, the malleable connections between the physical and the psychological are illustrated in the contrast of hard and soft material. The resulting explorations of mind, body, and healing evoke personal narratives in psychologically charged environments, questioning our perception of subjective reality.

Biography:
Evee Erb graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 2016 with a BFA in Ceramics. While attending MICA, she also studied Illustration and Textile Design. After receiving her degree, Erb moved back to her hometown of Durham, NC where she has worked at the North Carolina Museum of Art, taught workshops at a variety of art centers, and given lessons and artist talks at various local schools. Erb has had her work exhibited nationally and internationally. She works in clay using traditional hand building and sculpting techniques to combine form and surface with dynamic uses of fiber and textile.

Website: http://www.eveeerb.com

This free event is a part of the Carrboro/Chapel Hill 2nd Friday ArtWalk.


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2ND FRIDAY ARTWALK - EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN’S ART THERAPY PROGRAM MARCH 8TH, 6-8PM

Join us Friday, March 8, 2019 from 6-8 pm for the opening reception of our CHCCS Exceptional Children's Art Therapy Program. We look forward to celebrating these amazing artists by sharing and honoring their process, vision, creativity and tenacity! 

If you are interested in learning more about the work we do in the Exceptional Children's Art Therapy Program, we will be hosting a workshop and gallery walk through Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Learn more here.


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2ND FRIDAY ARTWALK - BULLS BY THEIR HORNS FEBRUARY 8TH, 6-8PM

Please join us for the 2nd Friday ArtWalk opening reception for artist Fabrizio Bianchi.

Fabrizio has been painting for over 30 years, using abstract expressionism, representational and pop imagery on mixed media as his recurring themes and subject matter. Fabrizio received his Bachelor’s Degree from East Carolina and his Master’s Degree from the University of New Mexico. His work has been displayed in several venues across the Triangle including the Durham Art Guild, Golden Belt, Carrack Modern, Vega Metals Gallery, Visual Art Exchange, Carrboro ArtsCenter, and Lee Hansley Gallery.

Artist Statement:
When does an icon in your work become the symbol of your identity? When you create an unstoppable, frenzied momentum from your visual history, family ancestry, and every moment that inspires you to keep creating yourself through your work. My bull series is a momentum that charges into uncharted territory as new ideas are scribbled on faded post-it notes and scraps of paper while the acrylics dry and the sawdust settles into every nook of my work in progress. It’s a momentum that forces me to escape the virtual world while creating new tangible ones on many late nights, only waking up the following morning with new ideas. It’s a momentum that has helped me visualize my identity charging with speed and fruition, filling the walls with layers of materials, colors and textures as I seize the moment like taking the bulls by their horns.

For many years I would experiment with layers of paints and stains over wooden materials, building rich textured surfaces to get a variety of aesthetics. After mixed reactions and sentiments from trial and error, I started cutting and sanding old surfaces to reveal a ‘chromatic excavation’ of my creative process. Eventually I transformed these boards into sculptural artworks, assembling and juxtaposing them with fresh paints and materials to create unique variations of a new yet familiar icon/design: a bullhead. The symbol of the bull has a dual meaning for me. It represents my family heritage, my second home that holds many memories of traveling to Argentina, including working with gauchos and herding cattle. The bullhead also represents Durham as the symbol of a community beyond a residence: a canvas with multiple layers of a rich history that I’ve been proud to ‘paint’ with many experiences that have made this city ‘mi cielo, mi tierra’, my home.'

This free event is part of the Carrboro/Chapel Hill 2nd Friday ArtWalk.


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2ND FRIDAY ARTWALK - ARAMIS COLLAZO SANDOVAL JANUARY 11TH, 6-8PM

Please join us for the 2nd Friday ArtWalk opening reception for artist Aramis Collazo Sandoval.

Aramis Collazo Sandoval is a student at Chapel Hill High School. She has attended art therapy since June of 2017 to reduce stress and to have a place to discuss and look for solutions to problems that she has been facing while finding creative expression through art. “ I just start painting or drawing, without a plan, while talking about what is going on in my life.” She chose to leave all of her artwork untitled. Her artwork speaks for itself.

This free event is part of the Carrboro/Chapel Hill 2nd Friday ArtWalk.


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2ND FRIDAY ARTWALK - ATI FAMILY ART SHOW DECEMBER 14TH, 6-8PM

Please join us for the 2nd Friday ArtWalk opening reception for an extra special art show -- featuring work by interpreters, ATI staff, board members, clinicians, and interns!

Our clients so often put their brave on and share themselves with us and the greater community, so we thought it was time for us to do the same. This show will be a great complement to the "Ask an Art Therapist Workshop" to be held the evening before, 12/13 6:30-8:30PM. 

This free event is part of the Carrboro/Chapel Hill 2nd Friday ArtWalk.


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2ND FRIDAY ARTWALK - APPERCEPTION NOVEMBER 9TH, 6-8PM

Please join us for the 2nd Friday ArtWalk opening reception for artist Mayson Stowers whose work centers on symbolic self-portraiture and self-reflection, presented in a way that audiences can relate to and find comfort in. 

“Apperception: the mental process by which a person makes sense of an idea by assimilating it to the body of ideas he or she already possesses.” No word better describes the art of Raleigh-native, Mayson Stowers. Trained in impressionistic oil painting, she pushes this and other media beyond traditional boundaries to create work centering on symbolic self-portraiture and self-reflection. She uses vibrant colors, intricate concepts, and fantastical symbolism blended with realistic representations to reveal her own struggles in hopes of encouraging others, explaining complex feelings and mental states through pictorial similes.
Artist Website: https://narwhallflower.com/ 

This free event is part of the Carrboro/Chapel Hill 2nd Friday ArtWalk.


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2ND FRIDAY ARTWALK - LIGHTER-THAN-AIR FLYING MACHINES OCTOBER 12TH, 6-8PM

Please join us for the 2nd Friday ArtWalk opening reception for artist Brady Clay Kleaveland who works primarily with graphite and colored pencils.

Artist Statement: Brady Clay Kleaveland is educating the public about lighter-than-air flying machines, one of his favorite interests. He knows that everyone knows about hot air balloons, so he intends to do a show on lesser known lighter-than-air flying machines such as airships and gas balloons. He will be showing illustrations of and showing factsheets about these awesome machines.

This free event is part of the Carrboro/Chapel Hill 2nd Friday ArtWalk.


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2ND FRIDAY ARTWALK - BETWEEN WORLDS MAY 11TH, 6-8PM

Please join the Art Therapy Institute as we celebrate and honor another great year of working with refugees and immigrants in our local schools, resettlement agencies, and health centers. This art show will feature artwork and stories by over 200 refugee and immigrant women and children living in Orange, Durham, & Guilford Counties, from over 20 countries worldwide. 

This free event is part of the Carrboro/Chapel Hill 2nd Friday ArtWalk.

The Newcomer Art Therapy Program is funded in part by the Longleaf Foundation. ATI greatly appreciates their support! 
To learn more visit: https://longleafcollective.org/


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2nd Friday Artwalk - Heroes of the Schizo-Affective Iron April 13th, 6-9pm

Opening reception for Tripp Jarvis: Sculptor and Resident Artist at Liberty Arts Sculpture Studio and Foundry and Amanda Sampson: Architectural and Lifestyle Photographer.

Tripp Jarvis Artist Statement: My sculpture is a continual search for stability, peace and wholeness. I feel that behind all the brokenness and suffering that the we experience lies an indestructible foundation of strength and wholeness. My sculpture making is none other than the heroic journey of the self through the spirited fire burning deep within the furnace of my  soul’s abyss. There, in the core i work the burning flame, until the metal within sings out- in all the glory under the heavens- the great opus of my souls truth of being.

Amanda Sampson Artist Statement: Born in the Washington D.C. area, Amanda Sampson is a Durham-based architectural and lifestyle photographer. Her photography career began over a decade ago as an editorial and commercial photographer with a focus on lifestyle imagery and design. Creating images of dynamic spaces and the natural world drives her work and enables her to continually explore new places and image-making techniques, inviting the viewer to see the world in diverse ways.


 
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2ND FRIDAY ARTWALK MARCH 9th, 6-8pm

Please join us for the opening reception of our annual Exceptional Children’s Art Show, featuring artwork created by over 100 students in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Exceptional Children’s Program. Celebrate the students working together to create pieces of art as a group, make art of your own, play games, and enjoy light refreshments.

This free event is part of the Carrboro/Chapel Hill 2nd Friday ArtWalk.

 

 

2nd Friday ARTWALK November 10th, 6-8pm

Erica Danielle is from Durham, North Carolina. She graduated from North Carolina Central University in 2013 with a Bachelors in Art Studies. This is Erica’s debut art show after a six year hiatus. She decided to reemerge in art by painting portraits. “I like to paint people. My subjects are usually myself or other black people. I was raised alongside mostly white children and was confused about my identity at a young age: I always asked for white dolls to play with and wondered why my hair didn’t move like my friends hair. It took growing up in the black body I have and observing other black people to comprehend that I did not need to reject my identity. I now feel that it is my responsibility to take pride in being black and contribute black images in society. I want to normalize the image of black people. We are dynamic people. We don’t fit into a category or genre. We are popular culture.”