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Combinations @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
May 24 – 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

May 24 – 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.

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

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!

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. .
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.
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.

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.

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.

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

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.