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

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 StatementMy 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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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.”