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Jun
2
Sat
La Pizza Di Pulcinella Cat Rescue Fundraiser @ Goathouse Refuge, Inc.
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Rain or shine, enjoy live music, authentic Italian pizza baked in two outdoor wood-fired brick ovens, ceramics gallery & adoptable cats & kittens! Support the Goathouse Refuge cat rescue – a serene, cage-free cat rescue & beautiful gardens nestled in the woods of Pittsboro. Hear the Grammy-nominated MSG Blues Trio, Larry & the Musical Mebanaires of Mebanesville and Roddy Barnes. Proceeds rescue cats and kittens & provide medical care. No admission fee. $17 per pizza (16″ serves 4), $5 beer, tea/lemonade free. Family friendly! Reserve your pizza(s) by May 31, 7:00pm: pizza.at.goathouse.reservations@gmail.com or call 919-542-6815

Jun
8
Fri
Douglas Odom and Janie Galloway – Pine Needle Baskets and Painted Glass @ WomanCraft Gifts
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come and see what happens when pine needles meet painted glass during WomanCraft’s 2nd Friday Artwalk celebration on June 8. Artisans Douglas Odom and Janie Galloway have combined their talents in four mediums (woven pine needle baskets, counted cross stitch, Seminole patchwork and painted glass) to create new and unique pieces that are both functional and decorative. Several items will be specially priced during the event. Come and meet Janie and Douglas, learn more about their art and have some refreshments, too!

Jun
9
Sat
Puppet Show for the Libraries Rock Summer Reading Program Kick Off @ Carrboro Branch Library
Jun 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Puppet Show performance for the Libraries Rock Summer Reading Programs Kick Off. Come see a puppet show and make a paper bag puppet. Carrboro Library June 9th, Saturday 10:30-11:30 am. Recommended ages 4-8 years. Carrboro Library located inside McDougle Middle School at 900 Old Fayetteville Road Chapel Hill 27516. Additional performance at the Hillsborough Library on Friday, June 15th at 2:00 located at 137 W. Margaret Lane Hillsborough 27278. FREE. Puppet Show Incorporated is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. https://www.puppetshowinc.org/

Create Your Soul Portrait: An Expressive Arts Workshop for Women @ Blue Corn Cafe
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Me 1st: Women Empowering Women and Spark Your Creative for a special workshop that will help you discovering your unique magic and inner soul that honors all of you. A Soul Portrait is a creative way to connect to your true spirit, beauty and divine nature. .
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With Sharon J. Burton, artist, creativity coach and Founder of Spark Your Creative , which focuses on unleashing the creative spark that resides in everyone, you will use colors and imagery through artistry to help you create a special work of art that truly reflects who you are. We will take a deep dive through a calming and meditative iniutitive art practice using color to create a visual meditation that represents the bridge between you and your sacred essence.
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No previous art experience is necessary….just let your intuition guide you through this unique creative process.

Your workshop investment includes all art materials including acrylic paint, canvas, and a few surprises, along with a guided meditation, refreshments and a circle of women all encouraging and supporting you through the process.

Together, let’s create the work of art that supports and reflects you.

Jun
14
Thu
Jane Austen Summer Program’s “Northanger Abbey and Frankenstein: 200 Years of Horror” @ Hampton Inn & Suites
Jun 14 – Jun 17 all-day

The Jane Austen Summer Program is delighted to announce its sixth annual symposium, “Northanger Abbey & Frankenstein: 200 Years of Horror.” Participants will have the opportunity to hear expert speakers and participate in discussion groups on Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. They will also join in a Regency-style masquerade ball, attend Austen-inspired theatricals, partake in an English tea, and visit special exhibits tailored to the conference. The Jane Austen Summer Program is designed to appeal to Austen fans, established scholars, K-12 teachers, and graduate and undergraduate students—anyone with a passion for all things Austen is welcome and encouraged to attend!

For more program information, to see comments and photos from previous programs, or to register, please visit our website janeaustensummer.org.

Jun
21
Thu
Combinations @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Jun 21 – Jun 24 all-day

Pottery by Garry Childs, Photography by Eric Saunders and paintings by Pat Merriman. May 21 – June 24. Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, May 25th 6-9pm. Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned & operated by 22 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, wood, pottery, fiber art and textile art. 121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough NC, 919-732-5001. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Th, 10-9 Fri & Sat, 12-4 Sun. HillsboroughGallery.com

RECONSTRUCTING FRANKENSTEIN’S MONSTER: MARY SHELLEY’S WORLD IN PRINT @ Saltarelli Exhibit Room, Wilson Library, UNC Campus
Jun 21 – Aug 26 all-day

This year readers worldwide celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s pioneering novel. The first local celebration is “Reconstructing Frankenstein’s Monster: Mary Shelley’s World in Print,” an exhibit of Frankenstein-related rare books and medical items, curated by UNC-Chapel Hill honors students, held at the Saltarelli Exhibit Room in Wilson Library at UNC-CH. The exhibit opens with a celebration Thursday, April 26, from 5:30 pm till 7:00 pm, and remains on display until August 26. Wilson Library’s hours are M-F 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sat 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, and Sun 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The address is 200 South Road, Chapel Hill NC 27515; phone 919-962-3765. Free and open to the public. Audio-cast guides available for adults and children.

Jun
23
Sat
Triangle EXPO for LGBTQ Aging Adults @ Five Points Center for Active Adults
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

SAGE Raleigh, a program of the LGBT Center of Raleigh and Resources for Seniors are pleased to jointly announce the first ever TRIANGLE EXPO FOR LGBTQ AGING ADULTS. The EXPO will be held at the Five Points Center for Active Adults located at 2000 Noble Road, Raleigh, NC on June 23, 2018 from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM.

The purpose of the EXPO is to bring together LGBTQ Seniors, their families, caregivers and others with service organizations who want to make it known they are welcoming, nonjudgmental and mindful of the need for cultural sensitivity when serving LGBTQ individuals. During the EXPO, numerous events are scheduled to occur throughout the day, including educational programs, a law clinic, health screenings, entertainment and prizes, and much more. Numerous exhibitors will be present to provide services and information. There is no charge to attend the EXPO; it is open to the public. More information can be found at: https://www.lgbtcenterofraleigh.com/sage-expo.html.

Creative Music Performance Student Band Album Release Show, 6/23/18 @ The Station
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Creative Music Performance (CMP), based in Carrboro, North Carolina, is a group-oriented music program for youth. The album release show for CMP’s 2018 session will be held at The Station in Carrboro, where the students will perform a set of music that they have rehearsed and recorded Nightsound Studios; joining them for this festive event are the awesome local bands AZULZ and Heat Preacher. In addition to celebrating the students’ recording, the profits from ticket sales for this event will go to TABLE. The event takes place on Saturday, June 23rd from 6 PM until 9:30 PM; tickets are available at the door for $10.

Jun
25
Mon
Mindfulness @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Jun 25 – Jul 22 all-day

Paintings by Eduardo Lapetina and Jude Lobe, sculpture by Jason Smith. June 25 – July 22. Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, June 29th 6-9pm. Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned & operated by 22 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, wood, pottery, fiber and textile arts. 121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough NC, 919-732-5001. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Th, 10-9 Fri & Sat, 12-4 Sun. HillsboroughGallery.com

Jun
29
Fri
Ancient Walls Opening Reception @ Margaret Lane Gallery
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jillian Goldberg shares images of ancient architectural forms of domes and archways found in Middle Eastern architecture. Rich surface textures and saturated colors create strong, vibrant work. She is joined by other local artists including Sharon Barnes, Kevin Flynn Bell, Debi Drew, David Knox, Ray LaMantia, Nancy Ellen Walker, and Barbara Younger, contributing work related to old walls and the communities and cultures they sheltered.

The show is ongoing through July 22. Also available will be paintings, photographs, stained glass, polymer clay and ceramic figures, jewelry, fiber arts and small gift items by local artists. Light refreshments and a children’s puppet show will be offered during the art walk. Free children’s art activities are also always available during gallery open hours.

Jul
1
Sun
Story Time, Puppet Show and Art Activity @ Kidzu Childrens Museum
Jul 1 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Puppet Show Incorporated presents a Story Time, Puppet Show and Make and Take Art Activity inspired by Eric Carle’s popular book The Grouchy Ladybug at various community locations. Recommended ages are 4-9. Cost: Free at Carrboro Library, Hillsborough Library and GiGi’s Plahouse. Pay What You Can Sunday at Kidzu Childrens Museum.
Dates & Times:
Kidzu Children’s Museum Sunday, July 1st 1:30-2:30
Carrboro Library Saturday July 7th 10:30-11:30
GiGi’s Playhouse Down’s Syndrome Achievement Center Raleigh Saturday, July 21st
10:30-11:30 * registration required due to space limits
Hillsborough Library Sunday, July 22nd 2:00-3:00

Jul
7
Sat
Story Time, Puppet Show and Art Activity @ Carrboro Branch Library
Jul 7 all-day

Puppet Show Incorporated presents a Story Time, Puppet Show and Make and Take Art Activity inspired by Eric Carle’s popular book The Grouchy Ladybug at various community locations. Recommended ages are 4-9. Cost: Free at Carrboro Library, Hillsborough Library and GiGi’s Plahouse. Pay What You Can Sunday at Kidzu Childrens Museum.

Dates & Times:

Carrboro Branch Library Saturday July 7th 10:30-11:30
GiGi’s Playhouse Down’s Syndrome Achievement Center Raleigh Saturday, July 21st
10:30-11:30 * registration required due to space limits
Hillsborough Library Sunday, July 22nd 2:00-3:00

Jul
20
Fri
Che Apalache Live at the Bullpen @ The Bullpen
Jul 20 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Che Apalache, or “my Appalachian homie,” is a four-man string band based in Buenos Aires with members from Argentina, Mexico, and the United States. Their debut album “Latingrass” is a respectfully crafted testament to how cultural exchange can yield authentic fusion. Latingrass is also fitting description for the band’s delightful brand of music: a playful blend of original compositions and genre standards from both Latin American and Appalachian traditions.

Admission is free! Bring your friends and family for an evening of Latin-American fusion at the Bullpen! A portion of the drink sales go to support the Music Maker Relief Foundation

Joe Troop (fiddle, vocals), Pau Andrés Barjau Mateu (banjo, vocals), Franco Martino (guitar, vocals), Martin Bobrik (mandolin, vocals)

Jul
21
Sat
Exploring Acrylic Pours Workshop: Puddle Pour and Flip Cup Techniques with local artist Debi Drew @ Margaret Lane Gallery
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Students will be given a successful formula to prepare acrylic paint for use in acrylic pours. Examples will be shown and the uncontrolled aspects of the pours will be discussed. Two pour techniques will be demonstrated at the beginning of the workshop. Then students will explore and create three of their own acrylic pours (one 8” x 8”, one 5”x 4” and one 4” x 4”) to take home and marvel over! It is quite addictive and fun, some even find it relaxing.

About the Workshop Leader:

Debi L. Drew has been a visual artist and art educator for over 30 years. Originally from Washington D.C., she has lived in NC for many years and now resides in Chapel Hill. She considers her artistic abilities God-given and enjoys working in a variety of mediums/styles. In 2013, Debi founded an adult art group in Orange County, D’ArtShop, to share mini art lessons and more. The group presently meets at Margaret Lane Gallery once a month from Jan- June. More information may be found here: www.dartshop.weebly.com

Oct
7
Sun
Festifall @ Downtown Chapel Hill
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Chapel Hill’s annual celebration of the arts transforms Historic West Franklin Street into an extraordinary opportunity for the community, art enthusiast and artists to interact. A variety of performing arts and vibrant market shops of handmade artworks present a day of discovery for the festival’s attendees as they engage with the local art community.