Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Frank: In Focus Coming to Chapel Hill

Frank, the Artists' Cooperative Gallery in Chapel Hill, NC, has announced the full schedule of events for their first photography festival, starting in early September.

Frank: In Focus includes a series of forums, exhibitions, and other events, all to be held in Chapel Hill/Carrboro, beginning Sept. 5th and running through  Nov. 1, 2012

The Event Calendar:

Wednesday, Sept 5 -- Closing Reception -Barbara Tyroler, Beijing Impressions Show at the FedX Global Center 301 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC

Sunday, Sept 9 @ 2:30 @ Framers Corner 210 West Main St, Carrboro, NC   --  Artists talk. Donn Young-Four Photographic Essays -- Art, Controversy, and Censorship: panel discussion with Donn Young and guest panelists including Todd Drake.

Thurs. Sept.13th: @ 6pm-9m @ Frank gallery -- Frank Artists discuss The Image in Flux A tour/discussion on the photographic work by Frank artists, Alan Dehmer, Peter Filene, John Rosenthal, Barbara Tyroler, Bill McAllister, Bryce Lankard, Caroline Vaughan, Wojtek Wojdynski, Jackie Tait Leebrick, Sam Wang, David Spear, Peg Gignoux. Featured Artist: Bill McAllister

Artwalk: Fri. Sept. 14th @ 6pm-9m @ Frank gallery Changing Focus:The Image in Flux opening

Thurs. Sept. 20th @ 6pm @ Frank Gallery -- The Modern Photographer --  With Pat Davison, UNC Journalism Dept. Michael Itkoff: cofounder Daylight Books Jock Lauterer: UNC J-school instructor, Community Newspapers

Fri. Sept. 21st @ 7pm @ North Carolina Museum of Art 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC --  The Discerning Eye: NCMA Special Tour Chief Curator, Linda Dougherty leads a tour of the Julian T Baker collection, A Discerning Eye, featuring the work of some of the most important photographers of the 20th century.

Thurs. Sept. 27th -David Spear presentation: -6pm Frank Gallery John Rosenthal presents Guggenheim Fellowship and NC Artist Fellowship award winner photographer David Spear.

Fri. Sept. 28th @ 6pm @ Daylight Books,121 W. Margaret Ln. Hillsborough 2012 Daylight Photo Awards opening: Plus a book signing for Kevin Kunishi’s book ‘Los Restos de la Revolucion’.

Sat. Sept 29th @6pm @ Carroll Hall auditorium- Rm 111 UNC - Chapel Hill - UNC campus Artistic Trajectories : Voices in Contemporary Photography -- With Jeff Whetsone: UNC Art Professor Jacquelyn Leebrick: Art professor emeritus -ECU University Lori Vrba: represented by Jennifer Schwartz Gallery Moderator: Gilbert Leebrick -gallery director ECU University

Sun. Sept. 30th @ 1-3pm @ The Carolina Inn: Chancellor’s Ballroom 211 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC The Informed Collector- How and Why to collect Photography: With  Roylee Duvall: director, Through this Lens Gallery, Durham, NC Gabrielle Larew: director, Doma Gallery, Charlotte, NC Jennifer Schwartz: Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta, GA Frank Konhaus, photography collector, Chapel Hill, NC moderator: Kelly Flanders: Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC

Sun. Sept. 30th @ 3-5pm @ The Carolina Inn: South Parlor 211 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill --  The Carolina Inn Collection: Join us after the Informed Collector panel in the South Parlor for a cocktail reception with the panelists for “The Informed Collector” and take a guided tour of the Carolina Inn’s exhibit given by the curator, Dr. Kenneth Zogry.

Thurs. Oct 4th @ 6pm @ Frank Gallery The Documentary Project: Vincent Joos: “Little Haiti, Mount Olive, North Carolina: Documenting the Haitian Immigration in Eastern North Carolina” Jessica Kennedy: ”The Shifting Face of Agriculture in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina” Christopher Sims: Instructor, CDS at Duke University-“Theater of War: The Pretend Villages of Iraq and Afghanistan.”Represented by Ann Stewart Fine Art. DL Anderson and Jeremy Lange: Independent photographers “The Farmer Veteran”

Sun. Oct. 7th @ 4:30-6pm @ Wilson Library Gallery 200 South Rd., Chapel Hill --  Special Preview: Photographic Angles- News Photography in the North Carolina Collection Stephen Fletcher, Photographic Archivist of the NC Collection and curator of this exhbition will be on hand for a guided preview of this special exhbition.

 Sun. Oct. 7th @ 6pm @ Pleasants Family Assembly Room Wilson Library, UNC campus 200 South Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514 -- Critical Focus- The Curatorial Perspective, with Stephen Fletcher: Photographic Archivist, NC Collection Dennis Kiel: Head Curator, The Light Factory Roger Manley: Director, Gregg Museum, NCSU Linda Dougherty:Chief Curator, Curator of Contemporary Art, North Carolina Museum of Art Moderator: Xandra Eden- Curator-Weatherspoon Museum

 Thurs. Oct. 11th @ 6pm @ Frank Gallery Alternative and Legacy Processes --  With Alan Dehmer, Bryce Lankard, and Brady Lambert.

Fri. Oct 12th @ 6:30pm @ Frank Gallery Border Glitches: UNC MFA Visions in Contemporary Photography Recent technology has pushed or lives further into a pixelated space, blurring the line between our digital lives and our corporeality. Ali Halperin, UNC MFA candidate, leads a a discussion about with Seoun Som and Michael Lauch on how we perform our identities visually, digitally, and photographically within this schism.

Thurs. Oct 18th@ 6pm @ Frank Gallery -- Taming Technology for the Photographic Creative Process --  With: Goodloe Sutter: NASA software adapted for earth-based artists. Sam Kittner: DC based photographer-HDR Panorama Images Irene Owsley: Founding Board Member-Fotoweek DC -Extreme outdoor photography Shawn Rocco: News and Observer- Cell Phone photography

Fri. Oct 26th @ 6pm @ FedEx Global Center 301 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill -- George Stuart -Opening Reception: Carroll Hall- Rm 33, UNC campus CB 3365. Chapel Hill, NC.

Thurs. Nov. 1st @ 7pm @ Frank Gallery -- Documentary Storytelling and Social Change -- featuring StoryMineMedia, an independent company based in Carrboro, NC that partners with non-profits, foundations, and other organizations to create stories that move people to action. Kathryn Stein-Toward Healing: fistula patients in Malawi Catherine Orr- CDS: StoryMineMedia Elena Rue-Lewis Hines Fellowships at CDS, StoryMineMedia Moderator: Barbara Tyroler

Contact Information:

Bryce Lankard: -917-204-8165
Barbara Tyroler: -919-360-8791

For complete and up to the minute information on the events and exhibitions and participant bios, please visit:

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