FRANK Gallery, a Chapel Hill art gallery showcases 3 new art exhibits

FRANK Gallery, a Chapel Hill art gallery is presenting 3 art exhibits.  artGuide Magazine is excited to present these art exhibits, from fashion, to used materials, to youth art. 


May is going to be huge at FRANK!
Rubbish 2 Runway III
May 10 – June 5, 2016

Rubbish 2 Runway III features a fashion show, and a month long exhibition of dresses made from recycled materials - all crafted by local students.  Each participating student was asked to consider creative possibilities for re-purposing discarded materials while also thinking about sustainable design and creating something lasting and useful – and in this case, wearable.  Each dress will be modeled on the runway on May 15 at 3:00PM, at the Mercedes Benz of Durham Showroom, in front of a panel judges for jurying and awarding of prizes.

Fragments: Found and Formed
May 10 – June 5, 2016

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.  Their work carries with it the sentiment that the materials of ourselves and our lives on this earth are all parts of a whole, to be treated with respect and wonder.

Karen Youth Art Group: Transplanting Traditions and More…
May 10 – July 3, 2016

In May and June, the Michael and Laura Brader-Araje Community Outreach Gallery will host a talented group of young artists that have become a much loved part of FRANK. The Karen Youth Art Group, comprised of local Karen (Burmese) refugee students, will present their third annual exhibition, which will include images from their soon to be launched illustrated children’s bilingual book about the Transplanting Traditions Community Farm where many of their families are engaged in farming.

The opening celebration for all shows will take place at FRANK on May 13, 6-9PM.