The scene from 2nd Friday in Chapel Hill and Carrboro

The 2nd Friday ArtWalk in Chapel Hill and Carrboro kept ArtsNow photographer Alex Lassiter on her toes Friday night — mainly so she could see over the crowds of people who had come out to enjoy artwork at the Ackland Art Museum, FRANK Gallery and the ArtsCenter in Carrboro.

The Ackland presented “Depth Perception,” selected works by UNC’s MFA Class of 2016. The artists — Erin Canady, Willie T. Jones, Alyssa Miserendino, Travis Phillips, Drew Robertson, and Saba Taj — worked “through ideas of perception using different approaches to identity, communication, neurosis, power, social norms and the ephemeral nature of time.”

FRANK Gallery presented its annual “Rubbish 2 Runway” show, featuring dresses made by local students using only recycled materials. This exhibition always brings out a younger crowd to participate in the fun. Aside from R2R, FRANK also presented “Fragments: Found and Formed,” featuring works by Carol Retsch-Bogart, Charron Andrews and Susan Parrish.

The ArtsCenter presented works by sculptor and painter Pierce Boshelly in “Connected,” which explores “the way all things in nature are interconnected and how they are constantly changing.” Also on view was “Blurred Lines – Modern Paper Quilts” by Lisa Parrott.

The Triangle is growing and changing, so we wanted to see what our artists think of those changes and how they are affecting the arts community on the whole.

Click on the images below to see what some of the artists had to say and get a snapshot of some of the artwork.



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