2nd Friday is this week in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Here's what's on tap.

Detail of a sculpture by Judith Ernst. See more at FRANK Gallery.

Art exhibits and events during the 2nd Friday ArtWalk on Sept. 8 in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.

Student-Led Tours
Ackland Museum, 101 S. Columbia St., Chapel Hill
2nd Friday reception: 5 to 7 p.m., meet in the Ackland lobby. Free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

Join us during the 2nd Friday Art Walk as Ackland Student Guides lead conversational tours based on a particular theme, enabling Ackland visitors to gain a deeper understanding of selected works in the Museum’s permanent collection.

5-5:30 p.m. Female Beauty, Xueli Fan, Information Science, Graduate Student
Tour Description: Female Beauty in Different Cultures. Three objects on your tour: Young Girl with a Mandolin, Dish with Boating Scene, Mask of the Poro Society

5:30-6 p.m. Color: A Pigment of Your Imagination, Gabrielle Tenedero, Art History, Sophomore
Tour Description: Discuss how artists use color to convey a theme, message or motif, as well as how viewers perceive the piece based on the colors and other formal elements of the piece. Three objects on your tour: Spirit, Rising on the Wind, The Sword of Damocles, View of the Ile de la Cite

6:30-7 p.m. “Expectations, by Jessie Carter, Senior, Classical Archaeology
Tour Description: Exploring the ways that art illustrates the expectations held for different people in different cultures and the ways that expectations about a piece of art can change when the viewer looks at it differently. Four objects on your tour: Sande Mask, Abacus, Cleopatra and the Peasant

A Morir and Los Trompos
Ackland Museum, 101 S. Columbia St., Chapel Hill
2nd Friday reception: 5 to 9 p.m., on view through Sept. 17

September’s 2nd Friday ArtWalk will focus on the exhibitions “A morir (To the Death)” and “Los Trompos.” Both are by Latino artists.

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

New solo and collaborative works by Luna Lee Ray and Shelly Hehenberger will be exhibited in their show “Systems and Cycles.” Both artists address themes of geological and biological systems and cycles, focusing on time, change, mutation, and variation.

Also featured this September is ceramic sculptor Judith Ernst. Ernst has a unique style she’s developed over many years, cutting into the thrown form to create a relief of geometric patterns.

See work by Kelly Bodie at Perch Studios.

Nevertheless She Persisted, by Kelly Bodie
Perch Studios, 106 South Greensboro St, Suite E, Carrboro
2nd Friday reception: 6 to 8 p.m., on view through the end of October

Opening Reception for Vera Reed
The ArtsCenter, 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro
2nd Friday reception: 6 to 8 p.m., on view through Sept. 30

This month’s emerging artist, Vera Reed, exhibits a retrospective of self-portraits, each one representing a significant time in Reed’s life — from reflecting on formative yet innocent moments in childhood to studying at prestigious art schools to battling the demons of mental illness. Her portraits and writings provide an insightful and deeply moving story of joy and wonder as well as the struggles she has overcome. 

Mammoth and Mastodon A-La-Palooza
Carrboro Town Hall, 301 W. Main St., Carrboro
2nd Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m.

Brady Kleaveland is a young man with many passions and he illustrates what he loves. He is currently fascinated by mammoths and mastodons and will be showing his collection of pencil illustrations of these impressive prehistoric elephant relatives. He will be focusing on three species of mammoths and three species of mastodons and will show some of the science behind their differences.

Cinc Hayes Art Exhibit
Dwell Real Estate, 497 W. Weaver St.
2nd Friday reception: 6 to 9 p.m.

Cinc Hayes’ artwork is inspired by many years of traveling across the world. A Chapel Hill native, he has journeyed across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Eastern Europe, Central America, Africa, Scandinavia, to the edges of the North Pole and back again. Energies of these landscapes, people and animals reveal themselves through vibrant layers of color and texture on canvas. Memories and thoughts are captured in a single storyboard under disparate circumstance; a story to tell with no beginning or end. The layers of paint, fabric, sequins, sparkles and found objects form a collective expression that under closer inspection, the viewer can explore, and get lost in. Thus the viewer creates their own story, their own piece of art — and connection to it. Be sure to stop by to see this whimsical and exciting exhibit.

Art by Sheila Ann Journey
Open Eye Cafe, 101 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro
2nd Friday reception: 7 to 9 p.m., on view through the month of September

Sheila’s background in fashion during the Chicago punk era of the ’80s has decidedly shaped her stylized acrylic paintings. Her work has been described as Nagel-esque.



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