Donn Young of artistUnited, chief planner of the “Walls We Build” Triangle-wide events in June 2018, has agreed to speak with our co-op members and friends at the Skylight Gallery on Friday Feb. 9. Please plan to arrive at Skylight Gallery by 6:30 p.m.. Let us know if you are planning to come.
Our co-op is planning a June 2018 Last Friday group exhibition as a part of the larger Walls project. We are excited about it and hope you will plan to contribute a piece to the show. Let us know if you plan to do so, so that we can plan for space.
If you have questions about the Walls project and how you can best be a part of it, please come to the Feb. 9 talk by Donn Young and ask him questions at that time or you can email/phone with him at your leisure. His website which contains his contact information: http://artistunited.org <http://artistunited.org/>
As Donn describes on his website about the event: artist UNITED presents “The Walls We Build,” multi-county event for Triangle-region artists to express their ideas, create, and exhibit. Galleries, museums, schools, and pop up artists are invited to present their work during the Art Walk events in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough. The Walls We Build project is designed to be a month-long exhibition of art and programming in June 2018.
GENERATIONS Art Show: Mixed media, performance, photography, and film installation. Last Friday February 23 from 6 – 9
Artists: Dillon Ingold, Kyra Yarborough, Chloe Strauss, Mame Cotter, and Andrea DeGette. Please join us from 6-9pm on Friday, February 23, 2017 at the Skylight Gallery, 102 West King St. downtown Hillsborough (Above Antonia’s Restaurant.)
Art event at Skylight Gallery, 6-9PM, on Friday, January 26, 2018
Please join us for an evening of pop-up/art share to celebrate the beginning of the 2018 art season! Bring a sculpture, painting, photo, etc. to spontaneously hang and show
in the Skylight Gallery from 6-9PM. In addition, at 7:30PM we will gather as a
group in the Skylight room to share our favorite readings. Bring a poem, prose,
lines from a favorite play or philosophical work, any original piece of your own
writing to share with the group. A great antidote to Netflix! 102 W. King St.
(downtown Hillsborough above Antonias Restaurant). Reply to this email if any
One night only, Friday, October 27, 6-9 p.m. Skylight Gallery at the Hillsborough Artists Cooperative, 102 W. King St., above Antonia’s Restaurant.
“Rogues of Bogue Return” with a new exhibition of fine crafts by Bogue Sound sisters Cindy and Deede Miller, and Frances Bishop.
Original fiber arts, felted bags and hats, quilts, feed sack shopping bags, found-materials hanging sculptures, decorative paintings on wood (barn art), and other unusual gifts.
September 29, 2017, Hillsborough last Friday 6-9, The Skylight Gallery presents:
Etudes by Tom Willis
CALL TO ARTISTS
Friends of the Skylight Gallery:
The Skylight Gallery will present “Inside Out” on August 25, 2017. The title
is open to interpretation. We invite you to participate in our show. If
interested please contact Tom Guthrie by August 15. We hope
you will join us!
The show will be open hanging. Provide your own labels. Participants will
deliver and hang their work at scheduled times before the show, or as late as
the night of the show. We will put up clotheslines with clothespins inside and
outside. Participants who want to use the clotheslines should consider bringing
work on paper or textile work or other lightweight constructions. Other ways to
In Skylight Gallery on the wall, floor, or podium, with assistance from
co-op members/friends in hanging. If it is possible for people can park where
their vehicles are in sight, they could display art in the car windows. This
would give the town a very festive look!
Other artists displaying outside should not hammer or drill nails/screws
into brick, mortar, window sills, doors, or fences but could hang their work
from the wooden fence or trees or guy wires, etc. Bring your own ropes or wires.
Outside art should be taken home at the end of the night. Get out before the
authorities show up and ask who is in charge here. Inside art could remain if
artists want to leave it for a few weeks.
We are considering wearing our clothes inside out for the event.
July 2017 Last Friday Event:
May 2017 Last Friday Event:
In “Journey to The Good Life,” artist Kulsum Tasnif tells the story of migrants
and refugees in various phases of their lives. Through the use of cultural
patterns, illustrations, Arabic calligraphy, and audio accounts, her work
strives to connect the audience with the universal human struggle of loss, pain,
and the basic need for survival. Reception 6-9PM, May 26. Kulsumtasnif.com
https://skylightgallerync.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/invite.jpg?w=1462The Skylight Gallery will present
“Pop-Up: Do Your Own Thing! Number Two”
Definition: to do what you want without worrying about what
anyone else thinks of you. This will be a group show of co-op members and
friends, focusing on a celebration of artistic individuality and diversity.
Artists will deliberately NOT coordinate their artworks beforehand, and will
remain ignorant of each others’ works until the night of the show. The show is
intended to be a surprise for all. Reception is from 6 to 9 PM.
The Skylight Gallery presents “Peaceful Carolina”
Reception on November 25, 2016 from 6-9
A Hillsborough Last Friday Event
The oil on linen paintings by Henri Lorie are inspired by the tranquility of North Carolina vistas, from coastal marshes to Piedmont cottages and barns. Color harmonies, in addition to lights and shadows, are the artist’s main focus.
October 2016 Last Friday at the Skylight Gallery 6-9 p.m
An invitational exhibition “Political”
Mixed media, including painting, drawing, installation, sculpture, graffiti and collage by co-op artists and friends. Interactive – performance and costumes are a thumbs up.
To enter something, RSVP by October 20 to Tom Guthrie (TGuthrie1@nc.rr.com)
Kulsum Tasnif delivered two photos of some of her graffiti art to the Skylight Gallery on October 5. This work will be included in the “Political” exhibit, October 28, and she also plans a solo show at the Skylight Gallery for the Last Friday in May 2017. Kulsum is of Pakistani descent, and has lived in Raleigh for many years. You can learn more about her and see her work at her web site:http://www.kulsumtasnif.com
*Rumor has it that there may be a spirited sing-along of The Fugsclassic political “Nothing”.
EXTRA free important EVENT
Saturday October 29 6:30
“Equal Means Equal”
About the Equal Rights Amendment or the ERA and the status of women in the US. Opening remarks by NC4ERA chair Marena Groll
the Skylight Gallery, 102 W. King Street, Saturday October 29, over Antonia’s Restaurant for information and to reserve a seat call 919-644-8637.
“Every constitution written since the end of World War II includes a provision that men and women are citizens of equal stature. Ours does not.”Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Details: Starting at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday October 29 at Hillsborough’s downtown Skylight Gallery, 102 W. King Street, Marena Groll will briefly introduce the revived state and national movement to enact the Equal Rights Amendment, and will answer questions, before the showing of a new 1.5 hour documentary titled “Equal Means Equal.”
The film, produced by Academy Award winner Patricia Arquette and directed by Kamala Lopez, is an intense exploration of the status of women in America, exploring the pay gap, pregnancy discrimination, female poverty, reproductive health care, and sexual assault. Marena Groll is chair of NCERA, http:// http://www.nc4era.org, and Co-Chair of ERA-NC Alliance, http://www.era-nc.org, involved in state and national efforts to pass the ERA. In 2015, ERA bills were introduced in both NC chambers by Sen. Floyd McKissick and Rep. Carla Cunningham.
Despite past decades of effort, the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution failed in 1982, after being ratified in 35 states but falling short of the needed 38 states before a government-imposed deadline. North Carolina was one of the states that did not ratify the ERA. New efforts are underway to ratify the amendment which reads, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.”
Submitted by Jennifer Miller, Hillsborough Artists Cooperative/Skylight Gallery, 102 W. King Street, Hillsborough NC 27278, 919-644-8637, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
September 2016 Last Friday at the Skylight Gallery
A Literary Gathering with Mame Cotter
Join us for a literary evening Friday, September 30th, from 6-9You can bring your favorite writers that have inspired you.Prose, poems, plays that are published or something original that you have written.
Self Portrait Show
The Skylight Gallery
Friday, APRIL 24th
The Skylight Gallery
Hillsborough Artists Cooperative’s
Special Event #4:
Erotica: A Call To Arms?
Erotic Art, Food, Music and A Special Erotic Surprise
Friday, MARCH 27th
The Skylight Gallery
featuring Co-op Members plus guest artists Joanie Alexander, Michael Brown, Steven Brouillard and Shiangtai Tuan
Book Sculpture by Ida Trisolini
Thursday, October 30, 6-9pm and
Friday, October 31, 6-9pm
Black and White
Friday, September 26,2014
25 artists created a show of varied work and
a miniature museum titled:
Triangle Women’s Art Museum
Friday, August 29, 6-9pm
ARTISTS INCLUDE: Jayne Bomberg, Edie Cohn, Andrea Degette, Louise Franke, Susan Leeb, Hunter Levinsohn, Susie Lieff, Jackie Liggins, Jennifer Miller, Kaola Phoenix, Barbara Rhoades, Ann Rowles, Beatrice Schall, Madelyn Smoak, Hollie Taylor, Rosie Thompson, Trudy Thomson, Marta Tomero, Ginny Tyler, Barbara Tyroler, Emily Weinstein & Susan Wells.
Participants for August 29, 2014 Show in the Skylight Gallery
Curated by Hunter Levinsohn
Jayne Bomberg, email@example.com
Edie Cohn, firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrea Degette, email@example.com
Louise Francke, maybe, firstname.lastname@example.org
Galia Goodman, email@example.com
Day Higgs, firstname.lastname@example.org
Joan Holbrook, Giovanna@nc.rr.com maybe
Bryant Holsenbeck, email@example.com
Susan Leeb, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hunter Levinsohn, email@example.com
Susi Lieff, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jackie Liggins, Jacquelin.Liggins@durhamnc.gov
Jennifer Miller, email@example.com
Kaola Phoenix, firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara Rhoades, email@example.com
Ann Rowles, firstname.lastname@example.org
Beatrice Schall, email@example.com
Madelyn Smoak, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hollie Taylor, email@example.com
Rosie Thompson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Trudy Thomson, email@example.com
Marta Tornero, Martatornero@aol.com ,museum show only
Ginny Tyler, firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Weinstein, email@example.com
Susan Wells, firstname.lastname@example.org
African American Quilt Circle of Durham:
Friday, June 29, 2014
Reception 6 – 9 pm
Friday, June 27, 2014
Special Event 2:
Do You Want to Live Forever?
Friday, May 30, 2014
An interactive artistic experience where visitors put something of
themselves in an actual Time Capsule as part of the timeless quest for
Jennifer Miller, Andrea DeGette, Tiffney Marley,
Tom Guthrie, Michael Brown, Jim Kellough, and Shiangtai Tuan, with surprise
Hot Earth Artists Troupe: Responds to Global Warming
April 25, 6-9pm
HEAT responded to the planetary crisis.
Donn Young, Hunter Levinsohn, Godi Godar, Anne Gregory-Bepler, Jayne Bomberg, Michael Brown, Tom Guthrie, Leslie Deede Miller, Tiffney Marley, Louise Francke, RAMCELL, and organized by Jennifer Miller.
Tim Duffy and Aaron Greenhood: Music Maker Tintype
March 28, 2014
Tim and Aaron have spent the last year taking tin type images. With a focus on documenting modern blues heroes, their collaboration contains portraits of musicians, family and people they adore. They have created a book and a set of note cards with some of their favorites. Both items will be for sale at the opening. Proceeds benefit the Music Maker Relief Foundation.
You can watch a great 3min video of their process here —> Music Maker Tintype Video
Chloe Strauss: In Sight
Friday, February 28, 2014
Chloe is a student at Cedar Ridge High School and filled the gallery with art lovers young and old.
Here are some words about her latest art:
Taken from a love of Cinema and interest in the human condition, Strauss’ collection features quick glimpses into other lives and other worlds. Intense expression and color make you wonder about those living within the pieces.
Relatable though slightly surreal, In Sight explores what could be.
Acrylics, chalk pastels, markers, oil pastel, and greenware will be on display.
Inalienable – A Co-op Special Event
October 25, 2013
Co-op members created and filmed a special event titled “Inalienable”. Its focus was to explore using the art gallery in a way that actively involved visitors through playful and spontaneous interaction with artists and artworks.
Here are some images of the fun: