Photos of Exhibition on Opening Day

Tracy Spencer's 2 chair Sculptures, Susan Alta Martin's Mainstreets, DRFIT (cardboard tunnel)

Susan Alta Martin’s Mainstreets with smoke from Travis Donovan’s Smolder piece (tobacco/fog machine)

Cici Stevens unearthed glass jars in the left enclave of the stone fireplace, where wood was once stored. (Image is sideways, sorry!)

Joshua Bienko and John Powers’ column of history books, Michael Jordan’s childhood home, projection of Jordan playing basketball; in the foreground is Jordan’s donated jersey, photo and card “with compliments of….” found in the basement’s Chapel Hill Historical Society’s archives.

Jeff Waites’ “Emancipated NC Slaves”

Andrew Johnson’s “Lying Blanket” (rubber snakes painted white), Travis Donovan’s “Smolder” and Cici Stevens fireplace

Jordan Essoe’s painting of children playing in a refugee resettlement camp in Colombia

Found painting in the old Chapel Hill Museum, fig root added by elin o’Hara slavick + Amy White

Heather Gordon’s paintings of 1st + 2nd Amendments in binary code

Michael Webster’s installation about an arsoned church in Greenville, NC. He has proposed rebuilding the belltower in a new park in Greenville and the proposal has been approved.

Detail of Michael Webster’s room

Left and right views of the 2D room…..

Michael Gurganus photos on left; Paul Valadez’s “Border”

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Opening Soon – “Local Histories: The Ground We Walk On” Art Exhibition

About The Event

Local Histories: The Ground We Walk On”

an exhibition of over 50 artists from across the U.S. exploring Alfredo Jaar’s idea that “place can not be global,” curated by artist elin o’Hara slavick + art historian Carol Magee

January 28 – April 29, 2011

OPENING RECEPTION: February 11, 5-9pm

523 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 USA (the old Chapel Hill Museum)

Hours: Tuesday-Friday 2-7pm; Saturday 12-7pm; closed Sunday + Monday

Performances by Cathy McLaurin, Neill Prewitt and Lance Winn March 18, 7pm

Mildred’s Lane Goes Elsewhere: a collaboration between artist J. Morgan Puett and Elsewhere, a living museum in Greensboro, North Carolina, a conversation, April 4, 7pm

Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF), Rural Foundation Advancement International (RAFI)/Tobacco Companies Reinvestment Project, and a local chef, April 11, 7pm


Artists: Alexis Bravos, Lauren F. Adams, Sophia Allison, Dave Alsobrooks, Patricia Bellan-Gillen, Erik Benjamins, Joshua Bienko, Lynn Bregman Blass, Molly Brewer, Ian Brownlee, Ann Chwatsky, María DeGuzmán, Lee Delegard, Travis Donovan, Jordan Essoe, Ashley Florence, Matthew Garcia, Gail Goers, Heather Gordon, Michael Gurganus, Elizabeth Hull, Brett Hunter, Michelle Illuminato, Michael Itkoff, Andrew Ellis Johnson, Ann Pegelow Kaplan, Susan Alta Martin, Mario Marzan, Cathy McLaurin, Morgan Muhs, Shaw Osha, Lillian Outterbridge, Freddie Outterbridge, Allyson Packer, Jessica Almy-Pagán, John Douglas Powers, Neill Prewitt, Jody Servon, Susanne Slavick, Leah Sobsey, Spectres of Liberty, Tracy Spencer, Cici Stevens, Mary Carter Taub, Julie Thomson, Montana Torrey, Paul Valadez, Jeff Waites, Michael Webster, Cathy Weiss, Amy White, Ripley Whiteside, Lance Winn, Denis Wood

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