Thursday, October 1, 2015

New Date for Art in the Park

Once again Art in the Park has been postponed. Our new date is Sunday Oct. 11th. Please plan to join us for this long awaited fun-filled event.
Great art, kids activities, art raffles, music and (keep your fingers crossed) clear skies. 


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Art in the Park Postponed to Sunday, Oct. 4th

Postponed due to rain: Art in the Park, 2015, Camden Park, Fearrington Village will be held Sunday,Oct 4th from 10a.m. to 4p.m.  

Thirty-two Artists - Great art work to explore and purchase!

Plus - Art raffles, hands-on art activities for kids (led by artists Leslie Palmer, Debbie Liebtag, and Nancy Jacobs), Local Musicians add to the festivities:

Albert Einstein

Please join us, invite your friends and family for a fun-filled day!
 Art activities of young artists and the young at heart!
Four art activities planned: 1. Giant Origami Cranes 2. Pet Rock Painting
Sidewalk Chalk Painting 4. a 36 x 36 Group Painting on Canvas.
The Group Painting will be raffled off!
All activities are free, everyone welcome!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Art Raffle at Art in the Park - Fall Moon by Murry Handler

Fall Moon by Murry Handler, One of eight pieces that will be raffed off at Art in the Park. .
The tickets are just $5 each or 5 for $20. They can be purchased from ASFV artists, through Fearrington Cares and at our event.
The drawing will take place at around 3:30 on show day but the winner does not have to be present.
Fall Moon by Murry Handler

Murry Handler's work is exhibited nationally and internationally in solo shows and juried competitions. Among them are: NC Museum of Art, ‘Art of the Auction’; Allied American Artists, The National Arts Club, NYC; The National Color Award show, Stamford, Conn., juried by the Ass’t. Curator of the Museum of Modern Art, NYC; The 23rd. Internat’l Color Show in Summit, N.J. He was trained in NYC art schools, and had a highly successful graphic design career on Madison Ave. Teaching credits include The Fashion Institute and Parsons School of Design, both in NYC. Handler is represented by Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC and is a member of the following: Society of Illustrators, NYC; FRANK Artists Collaborative, Chapel Hill, NC; Allied Artists of America, NYC; Durham Art Guild and Artist Studios at Fearrington Village.
Murry is exhibiting at Art in the Park, Sept. 27th.(rain date Oct. 4th). His studio is open by appointment.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Reminder - Art in the Park Sept 27th

Artist Studios at Fearrington Village’s second annual  Art in the Park, 2015 will be held Sunday, Sept. 27th (rain date-Oct 4th) from 10a.m. to 4p.m.  This outdoor art show and sale is a great opportunity to meet thirty+ Fearrington artists. Explore art and fine crafts - paintings (oil, watercolor and acrylic), screen prints, drawings, collage, basketry, wood (carving and turning), photography, fiber, jewelry, pottery and more.

Art raffles, hands-on art activities for kids and local musicians add to the festivities:

Participating Artists - 

 Site #, Artist, Media, Website
1. Kay Murphy, Jewelry
2. Evelyn Brown, Pottery
3. Pat Stewart, Basketry
4. Forrest Greenslade, Sculpture &  Paintings,
5. Martha Bucher, Watercolor & Mixed Media Paintings
6. Rosemarie Roth, Watercolor Paintings
6. Martha Gradisher, Gag Cartoons,
7. Eric Saunders, Photography,
8. Richard Silc, Metalwork,
9.  Pac McLaurin, Photography,
10. Paulette Terwilliger, Jewelry
11. Susan McLaurin, Handmade Paper/ Mixed Media Collages
12. Adele Ditrick. Acrylic, Watercolor,  Ink Painting
13. Horty Jacobs, Photography, Necklaces & Ornaments
14.  Vidabeth Benson, Original Hand Pulled Screen Prints
15. Ginger Anderson, Acrylic & Oil  Paintings
16. Jane Palkoski, Jewelry, Fiber
17. Jan Harrison, Fiber Art
18. Steve Shafer, Photography
19. Murry Handler, Paintings
20. Joy Bond, Acrylic & Oil Paintings
21. Carol Owen, Paintings, SpiritHouses, Altered Books,
22. Jim Aiken, Oil & Acrylic Paintings
26. Matthew Leavitt, Photography
27. Don Corley, Board & Tin Folk Art
28. Alice Thorp, Hand Painted Pepper Mills & Monogrammed Placemats
29. Ruta Schuller, Watercolor, Mixed Media Paintings
31. El Tremblay, Watercolor, Acrylic, Pen & Ink Paintings
33. Ed Ferlauto, Acrylic, Oil, & Watercolor Paintings
34. Leigh  Sherman, Wood Turning
35. Beryl Sherman, Jewelry & Paper
25. Sandra Ihly, Assemblages ( Rain date only)
30. Florence Johnson, Watercolor Painting (Rain date only)
32. Karen Havighurst, Mixed Media (Rain date only)

Art Raffle  - Eight pieces of art donated by members of Artist Studios at Fearrington Village will be raffled off during Art in the Park. All proceeds go to Fearrington Cares, an organization founded on the belief that when neighbors help neighbors, everyone benefits. Raffle tickets are $5.or 5 for $20. Tickets are on sale now through Fearrington Cares, from ASFV artists or at the event. Art donated by ASFV artists: Matthew Leavitt, Murry Handler, El Tremblay,  Steve Shafer, Vidabeth Bensen, Forrest Greenslade, Barbara Hengstenberg and Consi Scott 

Kids Art Tent -The Art in the Park Kids Tent is an opportunity for kids to participate in               hands-on art activities. Four stations will feature art projects that will thrill young creative minds: 
1. Sidewalk Art– kids take home a piece of  a sidewalk fantasy.  2. Pet rocks are treasured years later when made by a little artist.  3. Young DaVincis and Picassos will help create a “masterpiece’ painting on canvas. This is a group painting is guided by an artist but created by kids. 4. What could be more magical than giant origami cranes? Always a big hit!
Kids Art Activities Artists in the Big Tent: Leslie Palmer, Debbie Liebtag, Nancy Jacobs

Music - This year visitors to Art in the Park will enjoy the Genius and Grace of Flauto Dolce, a local ensemble of Baroque recorder players and the sweet sounds Tim Stambaugh’s acoustic guitar, banjo, and vocals. Tim is a regional, national and international performer of bluegrass music.

Enjoy free, family friendly fun in beautiful Camden Park in Fearrington Village, just 8 miles south of Chapel Hill on 15-501.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Cuba 50 Years Under the Revolution

Fearrington Artist, Pac McLaurin likes pictures, stories, and pictures that tell stories. “I think any decent photograph tells us at least a fragment of a story. I am especially interested in the concept of place and a sense of place.”  On his website, Pac tells of his interest in “the history of photography, really history in general as reflected in photography.”

His upcoming exhibit, Cuba 50 Years Under the Revolution is story telling at its best, an intermix of time and place. History revealed through a fascinating display of black and white diptychs comparing 1963 Cuba with more recent work - photos by Tito Alvarez 1962 and Pac McLaurin 2012.  

The opening reception is Friday, August 21, 2015 from 6-9pm at Through This Lens in Durham. The show runs through September 13, 2015. Dr. McLaurin will speak about his work at 2pm on the closing date of Sunday, September 13th.

Through This Lens is located at 303 E. Chapel Hill Street, Durham, NC 27701. Phone: 919-687.0250. Website: