For more information on how to submit work to The ArtsCenter’s Annual Community Art Exhibit, please click here to view the submission form.


 Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s 

We’re All In This Together!

in the Nicholson Gallery


The Nicholson Gallery of the ArtsCenter will be filled again this year with the giant puppets, masks, and paintings of celebrated puppeteers Paperhand Puppet Intervention. Using paper mache’, cardboard, cloth, and other reused, found, and donated materials, these Maximalist artists create compelling creatures, reflect raw reality, and weave whimsical worlds through their storytelling and performances. Paperhand is a collaboration between Donovan Zimmerman and Jan Burger as well as a wide array of artists from around the Triangle and beyond. Since 1999 they have poured countless quantities of energy, sweat, and paper mache’ goop into living art that aims to inspire people of all ages.



Opening Reception: Friday, July 1oth, 6-8pm in the Nicholson Gallery and will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk. The exhibit will be on display July 1st-31st.



July’s Emerging Artist: Kendal Brown

in The ArtsCenter’s Corridor

Kendal_Brown_Out for a Stroll

Out for a Stroll, watercolor by Kendal Brown


Artist’s Statement: Some of my younger days on the Texas Gulf Coast were spent taking painting lessons from my next door neighbor. Fast forward through careers in landscape horticulture, city planning/project management, and mental health social work. It’s such a joy to return now to my first and lasting inclinations toward nature study, drawing, and painting. My recent emergence from art dormancy has been greatly assisted by skilled instructors Luna Lee Ray and Stacye Leanza at the Carrboro ArtsCenter, as well as by my classmates and critique-mates 2012 to present.


As an island girl, I grew to love and live in saltwater. My fascination with fluidity continues with painting, as watercolor pigments interact dynamically with water right there on the paper! Contrary to the song our beloved BB King sang so well, the thrill continues every time I work in this medium. My guidance of the paint into an intended image is only one part of the process. The other is my acceptance of what the watercolors and the painting sprites have in mind.


This group of paintings highlights the texture, color, and liveliness of interesting looking creatures, plants, and even “inanimate objects” like fruit. (Anything so colorful and juicy has to be full of vitality! When two or more fruits are gathered, they look positively social and conversational to me.) Some of the animal paintings were inspired by personal encounters with the subjects. In these works, I included part of the meeting story. Enjoy!


Opening Reception: Friday, July 1oth, 6-8pm in the Nicholson Gallery and will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk. The exhibit will be on display July 1st-31st.




If you are interested in exhibiting in the Nicholson Gallery at The ArtsCenter, click here for an application. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis for the Nicholson Gallery. Applications for the Emerging Artist Series will be accepted during select periods. The ArtsCenter will be accepting EAS applications again in the Fall 2015. For more information, contact the Gallery Coordinator Heather Gerni at hgerni@artscenterlive.org.



  • Annual ArtsCenter Exhibits:

    • Student Exhibit (March)
    • Community Photo Contest (May)
    • Instructor Exhibit (September)
    • Community Art Exhibit (December)



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