FRANK Gallery Brings New Works to the Month of May

Featured artists for May: Keith Allen and Alan Dehmer by FRANK Gallery

artGuide art news blog presents information about FRANK Gallery's new featured artists Keith Allen and Alan Dehmer. Located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, these two artists were brought together to visually complement each others works. 

May brings to the spotlight furniture maker Keith Allen, and alternative process photographer Alan Dehmer.  These two artists highlight the excellence of the FRANK members and bring together two artists whose work is visually complementary, and highlights the use of materials and process to bring their work to life.

FRANK Gallery is also very excited to bring a brand new group of artists to the gallery this May as part of the annual guest invitational exhibition. Each year the gallery chooses a small group of artists who have stood out to the Curatorial Committee.  The 2017 Guest Invitational includes painters Kenia Brea, Chieko Murasugi, mixed media installation artist Bryant Holsenbeck, and sculptor Jason Smith, each chosen based on the quality of their work, and the range of new and exciting projects that they are creating. Each brings a very unique, contemporary voice to their work and to FRANK.

Presented in the Michael and Laura Brader-Araje Community Outreach Gallery, Cultural Fabric explores youth identity through quilts and portraiture.  Local artists, led by Project Director Hollie Taylor, alongside Ida Lavern-Couch and Barbara Tyroler, have paired up with local students to explore issues of identity, culture, and community through a series of art experiences, ranging from mentoring opportunities to workshops and field trips. The multifaceted project culminates in a final public exhibition, Cultural Fabric, at FRANK Gallery.  The exhibition will feature quilt portraits the student participants captured by Tyroler, as well as personal portraits created by participants, accompanied by words describing the teens’ lives and identities. With special thanks to the Town of Chapel Hill Parks & Recreations Cultural Arts Division, Volunteers for Youth, and The Corner Teen Center.