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John and June Allcott Gallery: Nuclear Visions
Sep
23
to Oct 31

John and June Allcott Gallery: Nuclear Visions

Nuclear Visions: The Atomic Photographers Guild

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Hanes Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Robert Jacobs, Nuclear Historian, Hiroshima City University

October 29, 2019
5:30 pm
121 Hanes Art Center
Reception following lecture with a pop-up Sloane Art Library table of nuclear-related books

The Atomic Photographers Guild (APG) is an international collective of artists dedicated to making visible all facets of the nuclear age. APG was created in 1987 by Robert Del Tredici, with founding members Carole Gallagher, Kenji Higuchi, and Harris Fogel. APG documents the history, impact and ongoing legacy of the atomic age – emphasizing nuclear weapons mass-production, atomic testing and proliferation, nuclear power, reactor accidents, attempts at radioactive waste-management, irradiated landscapes, radiation-affected populations, and making the invisible (radiation, loss, death, contamination, exposure) visible.

The APG has an archive of images from 1945 to the present. Prominent works include prints by the first two atomic photographers: Berlyn Brixner of Los Alamos and Yoshito Matsushige of Hiroshima, both included in this exhibition. Brixner was the official photographer of the first nuclear bomb test, Trinity, in the Alamogordo desert, New Mexico, on July 16, 1945; Matsushige was the only photographer to document the atomic bombing of Hiroshima from within the city on August 6, 1945. Carole Gallagher’s work, also included in the show, documents the damage done to down-winders in southern Utah living under clouds of atomic fallout from the Nevada Test Site in the 1950s and early 60s. Robert Del Tredici has photographed the U.S. H-bomb factory complex, uranium mining in the US and Canada, nuclear waste sites, A-Bomb survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and atomic survivors in the U.S. and former USSR. APG members engage the socio-political, discursive, ethical and ecological dimensions of the nuclear era. Through exhibitions, screenings, publications and lectures, members of the APG actively disseminate their work, piecing together the fragments of what could be our darkest, most enduring legacy.

Nuclear Visions was co-curated by APG members elin o’Hara slavick and Robert Del Tredici. Not all APG photographers are included in this exhibition. There will be a table of nuclear related books, some by APG photographers, included in the show.

Photographers included in Nuclear Visions:
Takashi Arai / Japan, Gordon Belray / Canada, Jessie Boylan / Australia, Berlyn Brixner / USA, Dan Budnik / USA, James Crnkovich / USA, Bob Del Tredici / Canada, Harris Fogel / USA, Carole Gallagher / USA, Peter Goin / USA, Grace Halden / UK, Kenji Higuchi / Japan, Mary Kavanagh / USA, James Lerager / USA, Igor Kostin / Russia, Juri Kuidin / Russia, Yoshito Matsushige / Japan, Takashi Morizumi / Japan, Terry Ownby / USA, Mark Ruwedel / USA, Paul Shambroom / USA, Ursula Shulz-Dornburg / Germany, elin o’Hara slavick / USA, Amirtharaj Stephen / India, Hiromi Toyosaki / Japan, David Wargowski / USA, Vaclav Vascu / Czech Republic, Gunter Zint / Germany

Admission: Free
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm

APG website: www.atomicphotographers.com

For more information please contact elin o’Hara slavick, eoslavic@gmail.com

Image credit: Berlyn Brixner, Trinity, 1945

Note about changes to weeknight parking: The weeknight parking program began on campus August 15, 2019. A weeknight or daytime permit is now required after 5:00pm on weekdays. There is no permit required from 5:00pm Friday through 7:30am Monday. A $1.00 one-night pass is available in selected lots. More information can be found HERE.

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Comedian Ryan Conner  (Last Comic Standing, James Corden) at The PIT Chapel Hill
Sep
29
9:30 PM21:30

Comedian Ryan Conner (Last Comic Standing, James Corden) at The PIT Chapel Hill

Originally from Washington DC, Ryan Conner was a Top-10 finalist on the most recent season of NBC's Last Comic Standing, where judge Norm MacDonald called his first set "The best 3.5 minutes I've seen in five years." He's also performed on the Late Late Show with James Corden, and Just For Laughs' new stand-up series. In addition to touring the country doing stand-up, Ryan is a writer/producer for MTV's Ridiculousness, and was a contributing writer for two seasons of TruTV's "Billy On The Street." You can hear his album "Live From An Old Prison" anywhere albums can be heard.

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2019 Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film Kickoff at Varsity Theater
Sep
29
4:00 PM16:00

2019 Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film Kickoff at Varsity Theater

Join us as we kick off the 2019 Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film with a screening of Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart.


LORRAINE HANSBERRY: SIGHTED EYES / FEELING HEART
Dir.: Tracy Heather Strain | USA | 2017 | |118 Min | Documentary

A documentary feature about Lorraine Hansberry, whose play A RAISIN IN THE SUN influenced the representation of African Americans and changed the American theater forever as the first by a black woman to be produced on Broadway. A passionate artist, she was also a committed activist and sought-after intellectual who waged an outspoken and defiant battle against injustice in 20th-century America

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Native Son at PlayMakers Rep
Sep
11
to Sep 25

Native Son at PlayMakers Rep

BY NAMBI E. KELLEY
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY RICHARD WRIGHT
DIRECTED BY COLETTE ROBERT

WHEN YOU LOOK IN THE MIRROR, WHAT DO YOU SEE?

On Chicago’s South Side in the 1930s, Bigger Thomas struggles to find a place for himself in a world where systemic oppression and poverty make fear and violence the everyday currency of life.

Most famously adapted by Carolina’s own Paul Green, Richard Wright’s seminal novel is ready to capture the hearts and minds of another generation with Nambi E. Kelley’s heart-stopping and theatrical new adaptation.

“gutsy, powerful, relentless…”
Chicago Tribune

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1971 by Craig Walsh at Polk Place
Sep
7
to Sep 17

1971 by Craig Walsh at Polk Place

  • 250 E Franklin St Chapel Hill, NC, 27514 United States (map)
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FREE OUTDOOR INSTALLATION
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC DAILY AT DUSK

September 7 – September 17: UNC’S Polk Place
September 19 – September 29: Chapel Hill Public Library
(closed September 18)

The 19th Amendment—which opened the door for many women to vote—was not ratified in North Carolina until 1971. In 1971, the inaugural outdoor art installation by Carolina Performing Arts, large-scale projections will pay homage to women who have blazed a trail in the work for voting rights in our state.

Part of acclaimed Australian projection artist Craig Walsh’s Monuments series, subjects were chosen by a curatorial panel representing the Carolina Women’s Center, Chapel Hill Public Library, and the Southern Oral History Program.

Craig Walsh has become widely known for his pioneering works including innovative approaches to projection mapping in unconventional sites. His site-responsive works have animated natural environments and features such as trees, rivers and mountains, as well as public art projects in urban and architectural space. He is also renowned for his site interventions at live events, including iconic works at music festivals across Australia and internationally.

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Opening Reception: New Orleans Second Line Parades Photographs
Sep
5
5:30 PM17:30

Opening Reception: New Orleans Second Line Parades Photographs

  • 410 East Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC (map)
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Join us for the opening reception of, “New Orleans Second Line Parades: Photographs by Pableaux Johnson.”

Most Sunday afternoons in the wards of New Orleans, locals take to the streets for raucous parades that both serve and celebrate its living and historical communities. “Second Line Sundays” turn the narrow streets and stately boulevards into a temporary dance club as crowds of hundreds pulse along the sidewalks and byways, driven by the blast of funky tuba and the pulse of bass drum and snare.

New Orleans–based photographer Pableaux Johnson began photographing SAPC Second Lines sporadically in 2001, but became more dedicated to consistently documenting the tradition around 2009. Following Hurricane Katrina, he made shooting the parades part of his weekly rhythm as a way to both preserve individual memories and serve the communities.

On view through December 2019. Co-sponsored by Southern Cultures and The Center for the Study of the American South.

FREE | Love House & Hutchins Forum | 410 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC

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Music in the Galleries at Ackland Art Museum
Aug
18
2:00 PM14:00

Music in the Galleries at Ackland Art Museum

Brian & Mary Lewis have performed together for more than 35 years, and have performed with Nancy Bierman for about the last ten. While singly they are veterans of multiple groups in genres of music including rock, folk, pop, bluegrass, samba reggae, and rhythm & blues, together they are adept at breathing life into classic country music from the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s. Their specialty is “brother duets” done in close harmony, representing some of the best of our collective American musical heritage.

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John and June Allcott Gallery: Dymph de Wild and Corinne Diop
Aug
15
to Sep 13

John and June Allcott Gallery: Dymph de Wild and Corinne Diop

Evoking Spirits

De Wild and Diop work with materials and processes to evoke impermanence, questions of aesthetic value, a sense of disequilibrium and loss from displacement and the juxtaposition of disparate and revered images, surfaces and textures. Both women teach studio art at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Admission: Free

Website: https://art.unc.edu/event/john-and-june-allcott-gallery-dymph-de-wild-and-corinne-diop-evoking-spirits/

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2nd Friday ArtWalk
Oct
13
6:00 PM18:00

2nd Friday ArtWalk

The 2nd Friday ArtWalk takes place in Carrboro & Chapel Hill in North Carolina from 6:00 - 9:00 pm on the second Friday of every month. The 2nd Friday ArtWalk is a great opportunity to experience the creative arts scene in our community, explore venues, and socialize with other art lovers! Venues offer live music, food, activities, hands-on art demonstrations, discounts, and more. Visit www.2ndFridayArtWalk.com to see a list of venues, map, and get #ArtWalking & #ArtShopping. 

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Festifall Arts Festival
Oct
1
12:00 PM12:00

Festifall Arts Festival

Chapel Hill’s 45th annual Festifall Arts Festival will provide a unique  opportunity for the community, art enthusiasts and artists to interact. A vibrant market of handmade artworks along with live performances presents a day of discovery for the festival’s attendees as they engage with the local art community. Historic West Franklin Street in Downtown Chapel Hill provides a beautiful backdrop to our celebration of arts and culture. 
http://www.chapelhillfestifall.com/

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Jun
3
6:00 PM18:00

The Hot Spot! at 140 West Plaza

The Hot Spot!

Channel your inner child and join us for a Night of Play! We will be filling the Plaza with games of all shapes and sizes - Twister, Giant Jenga, Cornhole and more! Be sure to bring your friends and your competitive edge as we dance and play to the sounds of DJ Shahzad!

[DJ Shahzad]
https://www.facebook.com/TheRealDJShahzad/

Link to more info about the event
https://www.facebook.com/events/797200303719563/

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May
28
8:00 PM20:00

Soul Deep at Imbibe

Soul Deep

Join us for a classic soul vinyl party, with dusty 45s and original LPs on two turntables mixed live. Hosted by DJ Ras J, this is a party where you actually hear real music and meet like-minded people enjoying the vibes. Enjoy classic vinyl selections from some of the deepest record collections in the state. 

Link to more info about the event
https://www.facebook.com/events/1048269288587180/

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May
26
6:00 PM18:00

Foot-Stompin', Fist-Raisin' at 140 West Plaza

Foot-Stompin', Fist-Raisin'

Special Show on Thursday this week for Memorial Day Weekend! 

Kasey Tyndall has been taking the country world by storm and you have never seen her like this before. The 20-year-old has opened for stars such as Charlie Daniels, Kane Brown, Casey Donahew, and Parmalee just to name a few. The Greenville, NC native has played to sold out arenas, but is stripping down her show to perform as an acoustic duo in the Plaza. Country fan or not, you certainly won't want to miss this.

[Kasey Tyndall]
http://www.kaseytyndall.com/

Link to more info about the event
https://www.facebook.com/events/440916282775763/

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May
23
1:00 PM13:00

Tai Chi in the Galleries at Ackland Art Museum

Tai Chi in the Galleries

Join us for Tai Chi in the Galleries inspired by the renowned Asian art collections at the Ackland. Tai chi is an ancient Chinese movement practice known to reduce pain and improve your mental and physical balance and well-being. This class uses gentle Sun-style tai chi routines that are safe, easy to learn, and suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

All movements are done standing. Wear comfortable clothes and supportive flat shoes. The class is taught by Joanne Marshall, a certified yoga and Tai Chi for Health instructor. More information about Sun Style tai chi can be found at the Tai Chi for Health Institute website.

Registration: Space is limited! Please register below.

Cost: Free for Ackland Members; $5 per session for all others. Now accepting payments by CREDIT CARDS in addition to cash and check!

When: Most Mondays; 1:00-2:00 PM (see below for dates)

See Also: Yoga in the Galleries sessions take place at 12 noon on Mondays, immediately preceding Tai Chi. We hope you’ll try a class!

May 23 – Register here!

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May
23
12:00 PM12:00

Yoga in the Galleries at Ackland Art Museum

Yoga in the Galleries

Take a break from your day and explore the world of yoga in the beautiful setting of the Ackland! The hour-long session offered by registered yoga teacher Joanne Marshall will provide an opportunity to practice a series of gentle yoga poses inspired by the art in the gallery.

Beginners are welcome. Yoga mats are provided. Wear comfortable clothing that will allow you to stretch.

Cost: Free for Ackland Members; $5 per session for all others. Now accepting payments by CREDIT CARDS in addition to cash and check!

Registration: Click the links below to register online for the classes of your choice!

May 23 – Register here!

See Also: Tai Chi in the Galleries sessions take place on Mondays, immediately following Yoga, from 1:00-2:00 PM. We hope you’ll try a class!

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May
20
8:00 PM20:00

Musical Conversation Evening & Art Exhibit at LIGHT Art+Design

AN EVENING OF MUSICAL CONVERSATIONS WITH
ALISON WEINER AND FRIENDS

LIGHT ART + DESIGN is pleased to present Alison Weiner of mahaloArts, joined by musicians extraordinaire Robbie Link and Beverly Botsford, in a one-night only improvised performance inspired by its current 4 Directions exhibit, featuring the work of Marguerite Jay Gignoux, A. Brooke Heuts, Harriet Hoover and Carolyn Nelson.  This is the first time LIGHT will serve as a venue for a public musical performance.

In April 2015, Alison led an improvising ensemble for the sold-out closing reception of MASKS AND MIRRORS at Cassilhaus Gallery in Chapel Hill, featuring the works of Mary Jane Rivers, Bryant Holsenbeck and Marcy Litle. The May 20th ensemble will take a similar approach, as the musicians bring their unique vocabularies into spontaneous conversation with each other. Live music in the exhibit hall deepens the experience of the visual art for all participants. The sketches are alive in the moment, and then they are gone, transformed into memories for those present. Unlike the physical art works, the process of the musical dialog itself is the result. This is the joy of improvisational music. The audience will be invited to participate in the conversations.

The performance will be held at LIGHT on Friday May 20th, 2016 at 8:00pm. A limited number of tickets are $20, available online at http://www.lightartdesign.com/shop/music or by calling 919-942-7077. LIGHT is located at 601 West Rosemary Street, Suite 110 (in the Greenbridge Building on the Merritt Mill Road side) in Chapel Hill.

LIGHT ART+DESIGN promotes the work of contemporary artists and the awareness of innovative, sustainable design. For more information, contact Sarah Blaine at (919) 924-7077. www.lightartdesign.com

mahaloArts is a Carrboro-based company whose mission is to facilitate, develop and present artistic endeavors of positive, constructive, and engaging manner that underscore gratefulness for being alive.  We emphasize improvised performance and exploration, which further our abilities to communicate and craft solutions that transcend cultural boundaries and celebrate our common humanity. For more information, contact Alison Weiner at (919) 928-6886. http://mahaloArts.com

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May
20
6:00 PM18:00

Come One, Come All! to 140 West Plaza

Come One, Come All!

Cirque du Plaza is back, and this time better than ever! The Plaza will come to life with color as face painters turn people into lions, tigers and bears, oh my! Minuet Entertainment will make big strides on stilts and balloon twisters will transform balloons into fantastic creatures right before your eyes. Even the Spin Man will be making an appearance, balancing basketballs in a way you have never seen before!

Link to more info about the event
https://www.facebook.com/events/556218741204029/

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May
19
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk by 3 FRANK Gallery Artists

ARTIST TALK

Thursday, May 19, 6-8PM

with the artists from Fragments: Found & Formed

Charron Andrews, Susan Parrish, Carol Retsch-Bogart

Three FRANK artists who use found materials – from bits and pieces to large, whole objects – in their art have come together for this very special show.  For Charron Andrews, Susan Parrish, and Carol Retsch-Bogart, the creative process starts when they come in contact with something that has had a past life or function, no matter how humble. They are less often inspired by a clean slate, but are moved by the mystery of a found object’s history and the possibilities for giving it a new life. 

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May
16
12:00 PM12:00

Yoga in the Galleries at Ackland Art Museum

Yoga in the Galleries

Take a break from your day and explore the world of yoga in the beautiful setting of the Ackland! The hour-long session offered by registered yoga teacher Joanne Marshall will provide an opportunity to practice a series of gentle yoga poses inspired by the art in the gallery.

Beginners are welcome. Yoga mats are provided. Wear comfortable clothing that will allow you to stretch.

Cost: Free for Ackland Members; $5 per session for all others. Now accepting payments by CREDIT CARDS in addition to cash and check!

Registration: Click the links below to register online for the classes of your choice!

Upcoming Dates

May 16 – Register here!
May 23 – Register here!

See Also: Tai Chi in the Galleries sessions take place on Mondays, immediately following Yoga, from 1:00-2:00 PM. We hope you’ll try a class!

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May
14
10:30 AM10:30

Art Adventures at Ackland Art Museum

Art Adventures

Designed for 6- to 9-year-olds, Art Adventures sessions provide kids with a guided view of art in the Ackland’s galleries, followed by the opportunity to create take-home treasures in an adjacent art studio using newly-learned art-making techniques. Materials are provided.

Free for Members, $5 for non-members. Space is limited. To be added to the waitlist for any of the below dates, please email Allison Portnow at aportnow@email.unc.edu

Upcoming Classes

14 May 2016: Giant, Gridded Group Drawings

 

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May
14
10:30 AM10:30

Drawing for Tweens at Ackland Art Museum

Drawing for Tweens

This program invites 10- to 13-year-olds to look at selected works in the Ackland’s galleries and identify techniques that the artists used to make them. Gallery teachers demonstrate and teach participants technical skills, which they can then apply to their own artistic creations. A mix of drawing from works on display and creating one’s own original works is offered in each session. Materials are provided.

Free to members | $5 per child for non-members. As space is limited, please RSVP using the links below. 

See Drawing for Tweens on the blog “On Franklin and Main”

Upcoming Sessions

14 May 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
“Drawing Heads”
Register here!

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May
13
6:00 PM18:00

Rubbish 2 Runway Reception at FRANK Gallery

May 10 - June 5, 2016

Opening Reception (all shows)

Friday, May 13, 6-9PM

with music from Robert Griffin

Food sponsored by Acme Food & Beverage

 

FRAGMENTS: Found & Formed

Charron Andrews

Susan Parrish

Carol Retsch-Bogart
 

Rubbish 2 Runway III

Dresses made from recycled materials

Click here to purchase tickets for the Fashion Show on 5/15!

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May
13
6:00 PM18:00

Hudson & Haw in the Plaza

Hudson & Haw in the Plaza

Chapel Hill based Hudson & Haw are bringing poppy sweet folk tunes to the plaza this May. The UNC Chapel Hill trio are releasing their debut album in April and are causing a stir in the local folk scene. Come out for good tunes and great vibes! 

[Hudson & Haw]
https://www.facebook.com/hudsonandhaw/

Link to more info about the event
https://www.facebook.com/events/1564788807170774/

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May
9
1:00 PM13:00

Tai Chi in the Galleries at Ackland Art Museum

Tai Chi in the Galleries

Join us for Tai Chi in the Galleries inspired by the renowned Asian art collections at the Ackland. Tai chi is an ancient Chinese movement practice known to reduce pain and improve your mental and physical balance and well-being. This class uses gentle Sun-style tai chi routines that are safe, easy to learn, and suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

All movements are done standing. Wear comfortable clothes and supportive flat shoes. The class is taught by Joanne Marshall, a certified yoga and Tai Chi for Health instructor. More information about Sun Style tai chi can be found at the Tai Chi for Health Institute website.

Registration: Space is limited! Please register below.

Cost: Free for Ackland Members; $5 per session for all others. Now accepting payments by CREDIT CARDS in addition to cash and check!

When: Most Mondays; 1:00-2:00 PM (see below for dates)

See Also: Yoga in the Galleries sessions take place at 12 noon on Mondays, immediately preceding Tai Chi. We hope you’ll try a class!

Upcoming Sessions

May 9 – Register here!
May 23 – Register here!

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