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Jan
12
Fri
Meet Fibert Artist Carry Croghan @ WomanCraft Gifts
Jan 12 all-day

Come and meet Carry Croghan and learn about her holistic approach to fiber arts during WomanCraft’s 2nd Friday Artwalk celebration in January. Carry has her own sheep, shears them herself and then spins the wool, dyes it and knits wonderful creations with the end product. She will be spinning wool in the shop during the event. If you’ve never seen this craft, this is a wonderful opportunity to do so. Light refreshments will be served – so start the new year with the warm and cozy creations of Carry Croghan at WomanCraft!

Jan
17
Wed
Author reading with wine and cake @ Flyleaf Books
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm

Local author Barbara Claypole White will read from and discuss her new novel, THE PROMISE BETWEEN US

Jan
19
Fri
Resolutions 2018 @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Jan 19 – Jan 21 all-day

Hillsborough Gallery of Arts hosts its annual statewide juried art exhibit featuring both 2D & 3D media. January 3-21. Awards juror Sarah Schroth, Director, Nasher Museum, Duke University. The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned by 22 artists featuring painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, turned wood, pottery & fiber art. 121 N. Churton St. Hillsborough. Winter Hours: 10-6, Monday – Saturday, 12-4, Sunday. www.HillsboroughGallery.com

Jan
21
Sun
Book launch tea party @ Orange County Public Library
Jan 21 @ 4:00 pm

Local author Barbara Claypole White will be launching her new novel, THE PROMISE BETWEEN US–with chat, giveaways, tea, and sweet southern treats. Books available for purchase through Purple Crow Books in Hillsborough.

Jan
23
Tue
Open Studio Explorations @ Our PlayHouse Preschool
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Our Chapel Hill campus is hosting several Open Studio Explorations for parents and children (walking to prekindergarten). Open Studio Explorations are hour long, open ended experiences where children are invited to use the materials in the studio to create at their own pace. Please visit our website to learn more and RSVP to reserve a spot. http://ourplayhousepreschool.com/open-studio-explorations/

Jan
28
Sun
The Carolina Inn’s 23rd Annual Wedding Showcase @ The Carolina Inn
Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Carolina Inn, A Destination Hotel is bringing 80 of the most talented and experienced wedding vendors in Chapel Hill, the Triangle and the Carolinas together for an afternoon of wedding bliss. The event will feature exhibits from hand-picked professional photographers, bakers, makeup artists, wedding planners, gown and floral designers, videographers, music entertainment, travel and invitation specialists.

The Carolina Inn is renowned for hosting memorable wedding celebrations and the Wedding Showcase provides industry leaders and those planning their special day with a fantastic opportunity to familiarize themselves with the historical property.

Jan
31
Wed
Artisan Sale at WomanCraft Gifts @ WomanCraft Gifts
Jan 31 all-day

The Artisans at WomanCraft Gifts are saying thank you to our customers and welcoming in the New Year with a special sale! During the month of January, individual artisans will be discounting many of their items in the shop. The variety is outstanding and the savings are, too.

Stop by throughout the month to see what’s new and at sale prices. It’s the perfect time to find something special for yourself – or get started on you 2018 holiday shopping.

Special Hours on Monday, January 1 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Regular hours 10 a.m to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The Art of Giving @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Jan 31 all-day

THE ART OF GIVING showcases giftable art for the holiday season by HGA’s 22 member artists. November 13 – December 31. Reception Friday, Nov. 24th 6-9pm. Located at 121 N. Churton Street in Hillsborough NC, the gallery is owned by 21 local artists featuring painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, turned wood, pottery & fiber art. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Thurs, 10-8 Fri & Sat, 11-6 Sun

Feb
9
Fri
Debi Radcliffe – Fabric Artisit @ WomanCraft Giftss
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Visit WomanCraft for February’s 2nd Friday Artwalk and meet Debi Radcliffe, an accomplished seamstress specializing in clothing for American Girl and Bitty baby dolls. Combining her eye for fabrics with her own designs and pattern-making skills, Debi creates a wide array of lovely and fun items to dress any child’s special doll in style – all made with the small details in mind. Debi will be offering a free gift with the purchase of $15 or more from her “myhomemadedolly” collection during the event. Come and meet Debi – and enjoy some refreshments, too!

Feb
16
Fri
Aswarm With the Spirits of All Ages Here: Inconceivable Spaces of Slavery and Freedom @ Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History at UNC-Chapel Hill
Feb 16 – Apr 30 all-day

This special installation project by artist Toni Scott seeks to re-articulate spaces where memories of bondage trouble our present-day notions of ‘home’ and ‘land of the free’. The ordeal of the enslaved in both material and existential terms is important for the public’s understanding of the history of the African American presence in North Carolina and elsewhere. This exhibition provides multiple lenses through which bondage, as well as the will towards freedom, can be viewed, re-imagined and, perhaps, better understood. The installation encourages us to reconnect the themes of freedom and liberty to the lives of enslaved people and to geographies of place and exile; to re-sacralize the ground where ancestors toiled and were buried – to re/discover transformed ‘spaces’ that were capable of redefining what it meant to be a free person, even if only in spirit, in an era where bondage was more often the defining dynamic.

An opening reception will take place Thursday, January 25 at 7pm. The exhibition will be on display in the Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery and Museum in the Stone Center

C Note @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Feb 16 – Feb 18 all-day

“Original works of art for $100 each” is the challenge that the HGA artists set themselves. The January and February shows each year are group shows at the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts, and every year the 22 members of the Gallery come up with a new challenge. Each artist had to create original work for only $100. Work ranges from paintings to photography, mixed media, fabric, glass, clay, metal, wood and jewelry. Opening reception Friday, January 26th 6-9pm. Located at 121 N. Churton Street Hillsborough NC, the gallery is owned by 22 local artists featuring painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, turned wood, furniture, pottery & fiber art. Hours: 10-6 Monday – Saturday, 12-4 Sunday.

Tartuffe @ Paul Green Theatre
Feb 16 – Mar 11 all-day

A Comedy of Religious Proportions

The man of the house has lost his mind. He has been blinded by counterfeit zeal of a penniless scoundrel who fully intends to make off his wife, his livelihood, and probably the kitchen sink.

Directed by Orlando Pobatoy

 

 

The Christians @ Paul Green Theatre
Feb 16 – Mar 11 all-day

Twenty years ago, Pastor Paul’s church was nothing more than a modest storefront. Now he presides over a megachurch of thousands, with a coffee shop in the lobby and a baptismal font as big as a swimming pool. But Pastor Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the very foundations of his church’s beliefs…

Feb
17
Sat
Story Time, Puppet Show & Art Activity @ Carrboro Branch Library
Feb 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Story Time, Puppet Show and Art Activity on Saturday, Feb. 17th from 10:30-11:30 am at the Carrboro Branch Library located inside McDougle Middle School at 900 Old Fayetteville Road Chapel Hill 27516. The activities are inspired by the book Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein. Recommended ages are 4-9. Free. (rescheduled from January due to inclement weather). This program brought to you by Carrboro Branch Library and Puppet Show Incorporated. For more info. 919-969-3006 jsmith@orangecountync.gov or puppetshowinc@gmail.com. https://www.puppetshowinc.org/
http://www.orangecountync.gov/departments/library/index.php

Feb
20
Tue
Open Studio Explorations @ Our PlayHouse Preschool
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Our Chapel Hill campus is hosting several Open Studio and art exploration days for parents and children (walking to prekindergarten) during Winter and Spring of 2018.

Our Open Studio Explorations are hour long, open ended experiences where children are invited to use the materials in the studio to create at their own pace. Our Studio is actually a smaller space created in our Community Space – a large centrally located room in our school where we come together as a school community for a multitude of events.

We have invitations set up to stimulate creativity and engagement, and our teachers will be present to support ideas and facilitate work with projects. Parents and caregivers participate by helping children achieve their ideas, without doing the work for them.

There will always be one large collaborative piece of art for members of the group to work on, as well as the opportunity to work on individual pieces as well.

Apr
4
Wed
Leaving Eden @ Paul Green Theatre
Apr 4 – Apr 19 all-day

Acclaimed playwright Mike Wiley returns to PlayMakers with singer-songwriter Laurelyn Dossett to explore, through words and music, the cyclical nature of humanity by revealing America’s somewhat-hidden history of racial cleansing after Reconstruction. This unearthing of yesterday yields a hymn for our future, with its glimpse into identity, immigration, and economic struggle—all told through the lens of a small town in North Carolina.

Apr
14
Sat
UNC Science Expo @ UNC Chapel Hill
Apr 14 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The 2018 UNC Science Expo is a free, family-friendly event offering more than 100 fascinating exhibits with hands-on experiments, riveting demonstrations, laboratory tours, stage entertainment and much more! This NC Science Festival signature event showcasing the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is a partnership between Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, the University of North Carolina and the Town of Chapel Hill – a true “town-grown” experience.
The Expo provides an opportunity to learn about cutting-edge research, real-world applications, career opportunities, sustainable living and emerging new products. Be sure to experience the wave pool, wind tunnel, cornstarch march, 3D printing, Google Glass, virtual reality, archeological artifacts and the chance to climb a rock wall and ride a Segway!
UNC Science Expo is part of the North Carolina Science Festival (NCSF)
There will be food trucks on site for lunch, snacks and drinks and don’t forget to bring your own water bottle to enjoy some fresh, clean water from the Blue Green Machine water purifying system. Stop by the Expo Information booth on Cameron Ave for an event map and other pertinent information.