Past 2017 Art Exhibits
in Hillsborough, North Carolina...

The Hillsborough Arts Council Gallery and Gift Shop at 102 North Churton Street.

  • Presents a show of quilts by local artists. Reception on January 27 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "Reflections" featuring work by Wendy Gellert. The show runs from February 22 through March 25. Artists reception on February 24 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "East meets West" featuring acrylic painting by Jackie Tiryakian. Artist reception on March 31 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "The Darkroom" featuring photography by Kristin Prelipp. The goal of this photo exhibit is to raise money to create a darkroom. A darkroom enables one to develop their own film and enlarge images to print. There is a meditative, scientific pace in a darkroom that I know has benefitted me greatly and would be ideal for students. Part of the proceeds from print sales will go to the Cedar Ridge High School darkroom, housed in the videography department run by teacher Andrea DeGette. The show runs from April 26 through May 20. Artist reception on April 28 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "Talking To Myself: Abstractions by Barbara Rohde" featuring painting by Barbara Rohde. Artist reception on May 26 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "Earth Memory: The once and future Paintings of Henry Dyer" curated by Scott Latimore. . The show runs from June 28 through July 19. Reception on June 30 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "Abstract and Figurative Paintings" by Michael Brady. The show runs from July 26 through August 19. Artist reception on July 28 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "Mask Makers" featuring paintings by Lisa Bartell. Artist reception on August 25 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "Contemplation and Compassion" featuring sculpture by Meredith Bridges and quilts by Christine Hager-Braun. Artists reception on September 29 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "Paint it Orange: Plein Air Paint-Out and Wet Paint Sale". Visiting and local artists' paintings of Orange County landscapes and historic and beloved sites will be juried by John Beerman and winners will be announced at a 6 pm awards reception. Paintings will be for sale starting at 6:30 pm on October 27 through the end of November. Artists reception on October 27 from 6 – 9 pm.

 

Orange County Historical Museum at 201 North Churton Street.

  • Presents a free family-friendly Spool Knitting workshop on April 28 from 6 – 8 pm.

  • Presents a free family-friendly Thaumatrope Toy workshop on May 26 from 6 – 8 pm. Thaumatropes were a popular children’s toy during the 1800s that consisted of a piece of cardboard with a picture drawn on each side and two pieces of string attached to the cardboard. When the thaumatrope is rapidly spun, the pictures on either side of it merge into one! Students will learn about the optical principles behind the thaumatrope, and design and create their own!

  • Presents a free family-friendly Cross Stitch Greeting Cards workshop on June 30 from 6 – 8 pm.

  • Presents a free family-friendly Felt Workshop on July 28 from 6 – 8 pm.

  • Presents a free children’s workshop where they will create a sewn mouse on August 25 from 6 – 8 pm.

  • Presents a free children’s weaving workshop on September 29 from 6 – 8 pm.

The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts at 121 North Churton Street.

  • Celebrates its 10th anniversary with "Now and Again" featuring the work of the Gallery’s current and past members. The show runs from January 24 through February 19. Opening reception on January 27 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "It’s All About the Story, Volume V – John Claude Bemis" a show where the artists of the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts respond, in their own mediums, to the new novel by Hillsborough author John Claude Bemis, Out of Abaton. The show runs from February 20 through March 26. Opening reception on February 24 from 6 – 9 pm. Reading in the gallery by Mr. Bemis on Sunday, March 5 from 4 – 6 pm.

  • Presents "Let the River Answer" featuring jewelry by Arianna Bara, paintings by Eduardo Lapetina, and turned wood by Michael Salemi. The show runs from March 27 through April 23. Opening reception on March 31 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents “Parallel Play” featuring paintings by Ellie Reinhold, sculpture by Jason Smith, and pottery by Evelyn Ward. The show runs from April 24 through May 21. Opening reception on April 28 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "Earthworks" featuring paintings by Chris Graebner and Jude Lobe, pottery by Garry Childs. The show runs from May 22 through June 25. Opening reception May 26 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "Up Close" featuring paintings by Linda Carmel, textiles by Alice Levinson, sculpture by Lynn Wartski. The show runs from June 26 through July 23. Opening reception June 30 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "Serious Fun" featuring jewelry by Nell Chandler, fiber art by Ali Givens, and paintings by Michele Yellin. The show runs from July 24 through August 20. Opening reception on July 28 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "Three Perspectives" featuring  paintings by Lolette Guthrie, photography by Eric Saunders, and blown glass by Pringle Teetor. The show runs from August 21 through September 24. Opening reception on August 25 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "Beyond The Surface" featuring  paintings by Marcy Lansman and Pat Merriman, and carved wood by Larry Favorite. The show runs from September 25 through October 22. Opening reception on September 29 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "October Orange County Artists Guild Studio Tour Preview Show". Preview work by the 80+ artists participating in the 2017 Orange County Artists Guild open studio tour before deciding which studios to visit. The show runs from October 23 through November 12. Opening reception on October 27 from 6 – 9 pm.

Hillsborough/Orange Chamber of Commerce at 121 N Churton Street Suite 1C.

  • Presents digital collages by Triangle Visual Artists' Hollie Taylor. Artist reception on January 27 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents landscapes in oil by Triangle Visual Artists’ Henri Lorie. Artist reception on February 24 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents watercolors by Triangle Visual Artists’ Fred Good. Artist reception on March 31 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents sculptural acrylic landscapes by Triangle Visual Artists’ Joan Meade. Artist reception on April 28 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents photography by Triangle Visual Artists’ Dennis Szerszen. Artist reception on May 26 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "The Spirit of Nature" featuring watercolors by Triangle Visual Artist Louise Francke. Artist reception on June 30 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "Marbling Mirage" featuring marbled silk by Triangle Visual Artist Trudy Thomson. Artist reception on July 28 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "Triangle Visual Artists on the Move" featuring work by Triangle Visual Artists. Artists reception on August 25 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents Triangle Visual Artists on the Move featuring "Eno River Landscapes" by James Keul. Artists reception on September 29 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "Seasonal Diversity" a group show by Triangle Visual Artists on the Move. Artists reception on October 27 from 6 – 9 pm.

The Skylight Gallery at 102 West King Street.

  • The Skylight Gallery presents "Pop-Up: Do Your Own Thing! Number Two". Definition: to do what you want without worrying about what anyone else thinks of you. This will be a group show of co-op members and friends, focusing on a celebration of artistic individuality and diversity. Artists will deliberately NOT coordinate their artworks beforehand, and will remain ignorant of each others' works until the night of the show. The show is intended to be a surprise for all. Reception on January 27 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "Second Art Share". Feel free to bring performance, poetry, prose, or films to share with the group! A great alternative to Netflix! Live and in person! Please come and bring a friend! Refreshments will be available! This will be a group show of co-op members and friends, focusing on a celebration of artistic individuality and diversity. Artists will deliberately NOT coordinate their artworks beforehand, and will remain ignorant of each other's' works until the night of the show. The show is intended to be a surprise for all. Reception on February 24 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "Artful Containers, from found materials" by Susi Lieff. A colorful assortment of objects designed to hold, carry, transport, store, record, display or hide stuff. Primarily created from upcycled, found, salvaged, or repurposed materials from everyday and unlikely places - including fabric, paper, wood, glass, rope and more. These vessels have been created for amusement, discovery of a process and possible practicality. Reception on March 31 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents “15 Triangle Artists On The Move”, the first Pop-Up Gallery in the Triangle. The mission of the Triangle Visual Artists is to display members' work in a variety of venues in the NC Triangle and beyond. TVA provides opportunities for its members to share expertise, connections, philosophy and values. We are unique in that we remain on the move and bring our art to you - into many different communities. Artists reception on April 28 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "Journey to The Good Life" by Kulsum Tasnif telling the story of migrants and refugees in various phases of their lives. Through the use of cultural patterns, illustrations, Arabic calligraphy, and audio accounts, her work strives to connect the audience with the universal human struggle of loss, pain, and the basic need for survival. Artist reception on May 26 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "SISTERS:  A performance and Multi-Media Event" featuring a performance by Mame Cotter, film by Andrea DeGette, and photography by Dillon Ingold. Artists reception on June 30 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "3-Identities" featuring pen and ink drawings by Tommy Bradsher and Diana Agusto and jewelry by Willie Moody. Artists reception on July 28 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "Inside Out" featuring a mixed media group show. Reception on August 25 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "Etudes" featuring acrylic paintings by Tom Willis. Color, line and form make their own kind of music. Reception on September 29 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "Rogues of Bogue Return" featuring fine crafts by Bogue Sound sisters Cindy and Deede Miller, and Frances Bishop. Original fiber arts, felted bags and hats, quilts, feed sack shopping bags, found-materials hanging sculptures, decorative paintings on wood (barn art), and other unusual gifts. Reception on October 27 from 6 – 9 pm.

Cup A Joe at 112 West King Street.

  • Presents paintings by David Cory. Artist reception on April 28 from 6 – 8 pm.

Studio HSBO at 126 West King Street.

  • Presents "Occaneechi" featuring oil paintings and drawings by Thomas Stevens inspired by the palisades of the Occaneechi village display in Hillsborough’s River Park. Artist reception on January 27 from 6 – 9 pm. Artist reception on February 24 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "Kitchen Witches" featuring magical art dolls created by artist Chris Kanoy. Artist reception on June 30 from 6 – 9 pm.

 

The Eno Gallery at 100 South Churton Street.

  • Presents "At the Table" a group show of gallery artists. "We eat not just with our mouths but with our eyes. Each of the accomplished artists in this exhibition share their vision of the theme 'At The Table' -- a feast for all our senses." Exhibiting artists include Michael Brown, Kristin Gibson, Julyan Davis, Molly Cliff Hilts, Mike Hoyt, Jennifer Miller,Tezh Modarressi, and Marlise Newman. The show runs from January 27 through March 25. Reception on February 24 from 6:30 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "Far Afield" featuring paintings by Margaret Scanlan. Margaret Scanlan has been doing Color Field painting for more than thirty-five years. "I return to them over and over, aiming for perfect balance and images in which you can become lost." Scanlan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Webster University and a graduate degree from the University of Tennessee. She is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society and the Watercolor USA Honor Society. She has won several awards over her career and has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. The show runs from March 31 through April 25. Reception on March 31 from 6:30 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "Southern Light" featuring impressionistic landscape paintings by Chad Mathew Smith. The show runs from April 28 through May 26. Reception on April 28 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "The Abstracted Landscape" a group show featuring the paintings of Alicia Armstrong, Michael Brown, Jacob Cooley, Marlise Newman,  Nancy Tuttle May , Gosia Tojza, and Molly Cliff Hilts. The term Abstract Landscape doesn’t really make sense. Although we know what it means, we are admitting that a painting isn’t truly an abstract once we put the word landscape in the title. However, it’s undeniable that in contemporary art we have seen the blurring of lines between representational and abstract art. With this in mind, this exhibition celebrates the blurred lines and gives us views of nature that are transformed, reduced and abstracted in various degrees by the artists represented in this invitational exhibition. The show runs from June 30 through August 20. Reception on July 28 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Upper Gallery presents "End of Summer" group show featuring gallery artists. Lower Gallery presents paintings on panel  by Scott Curtis. The shows runs from August 25 through September 24. Opening reception on August 25 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Lower Gallery presents paintings by Kristin Gibson. The shows runs from September 29 through October 22. Reception on September 29 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents paintings by Gosia Tozia. The shows runs from October 27 through November 19. Opening reception on October 27 from 6 – 9 pm.

 

Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston at 106 South Churton Street.​

  • Presents "Carrboro ArtCenter Plein Air Exhibit" featuring oil and mixed media by the Carrboro ArtCenter Plein Air Group. Artists reception on March 31 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents “In the Vicinity/Landscapes” featuring oils on canvas by Emily Weinstein. Artist reception on April 28 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "Local" featuring textile collage by Elaine O'Neil. Artist reception on May 26 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "Images in Nature" featuring photography by Scott Gunty. Artist reception on June 30 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "Abstract Acrylic and Watercolors" by Mike Buzzell. Artist reception on July 28 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "A House Is A Home: Hillsborough 2017" featuring fabric collage by Ali Givens. Artist reception on September 29 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "Artastic, Pour, splatter, impasto and paint" by Deborah Hoch. Artist reception on October 27 from 6 – 9 pm.

 

The Paynter Law Firm at 106 South Churton Street, Suite 200.

  • Presents photography by Scott Gunty. Scott is an outdoor buff and loves to shoot pictures in the mountains, forests, rivers, and by the ocean. While most of his work is nature-based, he also loves to capture interesting images in small towns such as Charleston and Gatlinburg. Artist reception on April 28 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents acrylic paintings with abstract nature themes by Laura Burcham. Artist reception on May 26 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents art work in mixed media and oil by Cinc Hayes. Artist reception on June 30 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents paintings inspired by natural beauty and human stories by Laura Cole. Artist reception on July 28 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "Contemporary Abstracts" featuring paintings by Cat Moleski. Moleski's contemporary abstracts evoke images of canyons and beaches and sometimes just raw emotion as she blends and scrapes bright colors across the canvas. Inspired by scenes from nature and palates as varied as the seasons, Moleski strives to bring a sense of excitement and energy to her work. Artist reception on August 25 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents ARTisanal an inaugural annual arts and crafts festival featuring various local artists on September 29 from 6 – 9 pm. Live music will be provided by The Maxell 90, and free beer samples will be poured by Raleigh Brewing Company.

 

Melissa Designer Jewelry at 116 South Churton.​

  • Presents new forged jewelry by Jim Adams. "Informed by natural forms my work is born from lines, forms and textures discovered in my walks. My goal is to create an abstracted suggestion of nature. Forging steel into jewelry makes way for the illusion of movement and delicacy that contradicts typical notions of blacksmithing and metal sculpture." The show runs from May 26 through June 24. Opening reception on May 26 from 6 – 8:30 pm.

  • Presents porcelain jewelry by Mimi Logothetis. Mimi Logothetis is an artist living and working in Cedar Grove, NC.  Working primarily in clay, specifically porcelain, she creates both functional and sculptural work for the home and jewelry as wearable art for the body. Porcelain is preferred for its purity, starkness, density, strength and translucency.  On the surface of the work, either as an accent, or as an encompassing pattern, as fabric, Mimi uses a proprietary printing technique to apply graphics.  Both as images and pattern or texture layers, the wet clay is decorated, to tell stories or wry jokes. The show runs from June 30 through July 22. Opening reception on June 30 from 6 – 8:30 pm.

  • Presents jewelry by Ed Levin. Distinctly alluring—the true essence that embodies every Ed Levin design and individually created piece of jewelry. Handcrafted in the historic Victorian village of Cambridge, New York, Ed Levin Jewelry has been creating original and captivating designs for over 60 years. The Ed Levin vision is to “Create a sense of wonder, while expressing something significant.” Using age-old techniques and only the finest metals and stones, our master jewelers carryout that vision through three-dimensional wearable works of art. Reception on July 28 from 6 – 8:30 pm.

  • Presents "Transformation & Contrast" featuring metal, primarily silver, jewelry by Linda Azar. The shows runs from August 25 through September 23. Opening reception on August 25 from 6 – 8:00pm.

  • Presents fine handmade jewelry by Emily Claire. Her current work explores texture and color juxtapositions.  She is particularly interesting in working with sterling silver and 22k gold bi-metal, a mill product that is silver on one side and gold on the other.  She uses this material to accent the sculptural quality of small, fabricated forms with flowing organic shapes and textures. Then subtly highlights those forms with lightly colored gemstones. The shows runs from September 29 through October 21. Opening reception on September 29 from 6 – 8:00 pm.

Margaret Lane Gallery at 121 West Margaret Lane.

  • Presents photography by David and D. Xavier Knox. Artists reception on January 27 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "Butterflies to Trains" featuring photography by David Knox. Artists reception on February 24 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "Faces, Places and Spaces" featuring oils on canvas in a hyper-realistic style with tendencies toward surrealism by Raymond LaMantia. The show runs from March 31 through April 23. Artist reception on March 31 from 6 – 9 pm. Also displaying photography by David Knox and X. David Knox, water colors by Susan Young, jewelry by Margie Oatney and MysteriousRed Designs, and an assortment of fabric items, decorative eggs, note cards and reprints.

  • Presents "Serenity of Nature" featuring oils on canvas by Estella Johnson. Estella enjoys painting landscapes, most especially waterfalls, lakes and streams.  She is intrigued by the serenity of nature and the calming effect of Earth’s elements.  Although her work leans toward an impressionistic style, she is heavily influenced by the artists of the Hudson River School. The show runs from April 26 through May 21. Artist reception on April 28 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "All Our Children" featuring art about and for children by Nancy Walker.  Nancy’s work depicts children from different countries and cultures, celebrating and respecting the world’s diversity. The title of the show reflects Nancy’s concern that we treat and care for all the world’s children as our own. She will be joined by Ray LaMantia (oils on canvas) and by David Knox, D. Xavier Knox, and Kristin Prelipp (photography). Artists reception on May 26 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "Turnabout of Annoyances" featuring photography by D. Xavier Knox.  Through this body of work, photographer D. Xavier Knox focuses on the aspect of landscapes that are annoying and in his mind takes away from photographs. Instead of trying to work around or eliminate annoyances such as telephone lines, he brings them front and center as the organizing design element of the photographs.  Artist reception on June 30 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "Our Four-legged, No-legged, and Two-winged Friends" featuring pet-themed art by various local artists, including members of the Triangle Visual Artists, David Knox, D. Xavier Knox, David Terry, Ray LaMantia, Ann Hobgood, Beverly Currence, and Virginia Meldahl.  Opening reception on July 28 from 6 – 9 pm. 10% of the proceeds from the July Last Fridays sales will go to CrisisDogsNC, an organization that rescues dogs from unsafe environments, provides medical care and places them in foster and adoptive homes.

  • Presents "Bending Over Backwards for Beauty" featuring acrylics, oils, watercolor, photography, and fibers by Triangle Visual Artists.  Opening reception on August 25 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "Take Me Out to the Ball Game!" featuring a series of oil on canvas paintings of famous ball players by Ray LaMantia.  This show is Ray’s expression of the love he has for the "Game" and its history. The paintings depict the heroes of the game as presented to him since childhood. The shows runs from September 29 through October 22. Opening reception on September 29 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "Coming Home" featuring acrylic paintings on canvas by Jerry Smith. “Coming Home” showcases scenes from Historic Hillsborough and the surrounding Orange County countryside. In discussing his work, Jerry says ““Late in life I picked up a brush and through it, my passion was created and I become a part of each painting as a youth or as a man.” The shows runs from October 23 through November 19. Opening reception on October 27 from 6 – 9 pm. Also available for viewing will be paintings, photographs, stained glass, recycled art, jewelry and fiber arts by other local artists.

K's Closet at 200 North Churton Street.

  • Presents photography by Brittany Blake. Artist reception on May 26 from 6 – 8 pm.

  • Presents "Your Collected Abode" featuring  Storied & Curated’s mid-century, modern bohemian and eclectic furnishings for your home. Reception on June 30 from 6 – 8 pm.

  • Presents "Fire to Table" featuring functional wood fired pottery by Julie Jones. Artist reception on July 28 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Grand opening and ribbon cutting at K’s Closet’s new location on August 25 at 3 pm. Presents paintings by Kellie Hill. Artist reception on August 25 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • Presents "Spookfest" featuring arts and crafts by local artists and local wine Botanist and Barrel.

Cedar Walk Wellness Center at 147 West King Street Street.

  • Presents "Yogi's Hive" featuring acrylic on canvas and photography prints by Laura Burchum. Artist reception on September 29 from 6 – 9 pm.

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